Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
steeplechaser2

How far out? Why sheephead?

6 posts in this topic

Few quick questions for the AWESOME WASKISH CREW...

1. Next week we are hoping to come up midweek...how far out do we need to go to get tathebiguns? Waldoes and Pikesters?

2. Why do angler catch sheephead during the summer and not in the winter. We've made 6 or 7 trips in Kelly P's houses and never hooked a sheeper.... grin.gif

Thanks for the help!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seeing as we catch eelpout in the winter but not in the summer maybe the sheepshead morph into eelpout when the waters cold? grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do the 'pout enter the triangle and let the sheephead out????? We accidentally donated a rod and reel to the triangle last year...we didn't notice until we got home to put the gear away for the year crazy.gifcrazy.gif

How's the weather been up there? If we make it up next week on Tuesday and Wednesday, could our crew buy a brew for ya at Westwinds?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After reading all the posts here over the past few years, I would guess it has something to do with the seals and the fish they are herding in a particular season. shocked.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My theory; Eeelpout prefer cold water with easy chow, well in the summer the cold deeper water is on the other side of the lake, eelpout can go there but we cannot.

Sheephead become very dormant under ice and like to feed on little bugs and mini minnows you find those in the deep water during winter.

So I believe a major migration takes place come fall and spring, sheephead one way and pout the other way.

Quote:

1. Next week we are hoping to come up midweek...how far out do we need to go to get tathebiguns? Waldoes and Pikesters?


Well the Waldos own Westwinds normaly you can find them working around the place, do not be fooled by the Marty when looking for the Waldos, looks like he is working around Westwind but really is not.

As for the Pikester, he normally shows up about first ice then migrates back south about late March.

laugh.gif

Big eyes are super shallow and big BIG pike are cruising the open water 13-15'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of these years Pikester is gonna forget about his migration trip south and stay in Waskish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • leech~~
      What does the Lake map chip run for it?
    • Nhamm
      Great tip Big A.  Was in exact scenario and picked one up myself.  Right after ordered the universal Lowr. pack from cabelas.  Had a 597 on old boat that sold, loved the unit for ice, excited to see how Lowrance is this time around.  Will sit next to the Garmin in boat for GPS, not a big fan of the Lakevu
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      There are certainly areas on the West end of Vermilion that walleyes can spawn at. Quite a few years ago walleyes were tagged at the Pike River Hatchery and some of them were caught on the West end a couple of weeks later! So walleyes will certainly travel full length of Vermilion to spawn also! Cliff
    • BrianF
      Walleyes are known to travel very long distances to spawn.  Lots of tracking studies done on other bodies of water show annual spawning movements of 50 miles or more commonly being made.  That puts the entire lake well within range for any given walleye that wants to make a long spawning run.   My question is this...are there spawning grounds on the West end of the lake?  Or, are most of the walleyes - includng those found most of the year on the West end - traveling to the East end and running up into Pike Bay to spawn?  Has anyone caught West end walleyes dripping in eggs or milt early in the season?   Brian
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I can not think of any lake in the Ely area that would have 5" of ice. Even the beaver ponds in the Tower area barely have ice on them! Cliff