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
Ole54868

Fishing reports anyone

24 posts in this topic

Just wondering if anyone is doing any night trolling yet or catching any eyes. Heading to the pond this weekend for 4 days of fishing just wondering if anything is happening yet.

Anybody know the water temp latley?

Thanks for the help in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

confused.gif Is there anybody fishing eyes at all?

Leaving for the pond saturday just wondering if anyone is getting any fish. Planning on night trolling.

Not looking for a spot just wondering if anyone is getting any action at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ole, I am heading up to the pond on saturday too for the weekend. I wasn't originally planning on coming up, but after seeing the weather forecast for the weekend, I changed my mind. It should be pretty good after this prolonged cold front with the warmer temps moving in for the weekend. I expect a lot of the walleyes to move in a bit shallower on tops of the warming sand bars and rocks to feed and "sun themselves". Might even be a good weekend to tag into a good sized muskie or two. I figure I will take my girlfriend up with me and try to get her a decent walleye or two. Maybe I will be lucky enough to catch a few pigs myself! Try soaking better sized suckers (6-9 inches) under slip bobbers on top of the 14-18 foot sand bars and rock reefs. I have had pretty good luck doing this on warm september and october days after cold fronts. Good luck and if you see a small 14 ft. boat with a 15 h.p. Johnson motor getting thrashed around in the whitecaps, stop by and say hi!

GoggleEye

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Trolled cranks till 1130pm last night on the east side and only managed a few. Got them in about 20 minutes then the wind changed to the east and it died on the lake. Marking lots of fish, but the east wind turned them off. I cannot believe the lack of walleye fisherman out this fall. Last year at this time there would be a half dozen or so boats on every rock pile on the east side before dark. Im sure it has a lot to do with the slot, but I sure dont mind catching a handfull of 25 inchers. Expescially trolling cranks. They hit hard! grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll be up at the Red Door saturday. The weather looks likes its going too be nice. Full moon coming, its looking promising.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

9/19/2007 Wednesday night 6-11 southeast corner

2 smallies, 2 wallys (16",18"), 1 big pike that still has my stick in its mouth! Very slow but a great sunset! water temps 60, counted 5 other boats that we could see. All fish came in 9ft of water over rocks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the update. Heading out in the morning.

Rented a house on the North West side.

We are planning on fishing the south west and south east side. If you see a black Lund 1700 Explorer SS with a 115 Suzuki feel free to stop and say hi. We will be there fishing until Tuesday. I would be happy to share what we is working or not working for us. laugh.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

please report how you do following your trip. I'll be up the next couple of weeks after you and would like to have a couple of spots to try.

thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With the Water temp at 60 the crank bite was slow. We did manage a few but wasn't great. The largest was a 26 and all fish were out of the slot. Slip bobbering the edge of reefs or rock piles will get you more fish using leaches. We need that temp to drop a little more yet.

Good Luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nymph is right on, the crank bite was really slow this weekend. I did get some really nice pike (34-37 inches) trolling cranks deep (25 feet) on the south end by Father Hennepin State Park. No walleyes for me though on cranks. Perch were biting good in 6-7 feet of water on fatheads and crappie minnows just off of rock bars on the south end. You will know where because there are about 30 boats parked right over top of them. Hopefully next weekend will be better for the walleyes.

GoggleEye

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fished yesterday and found no eyes. Tried shallow and deep, bobbers and cranks with no luck. Must not have found the right spot. I fished the south side by Father Hennipen with the other boats. Found some perch but got out of the crowds and looked for eyes. Maybe better luck next time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, real bad this past weekend for eyes... Water is 60 degrees and they need that water temp to drop!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Meet a friend up at the landing last night and fished for a couple hours, tried a couple spots with nothing and then hit a little rock reef and I got the first fish of the night a nice 22".

100_0196.jpg By 11 we had about 6 nice fish in the boat and missed a couple that got unhooked. Slow speeds worked for us and the moon never made it out of the clouds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fished Sat through Monday on the Pond. Found fish in the afternoon deeper in 20' pulling cracks at 17' blue and chrome thunderstick was the best bait for us. Nothing to brag about but consistenly caught fish most in the 18" to 22" Best speed was 2.3 to 2.8 mph. Garrison Reef, Mya myr, mud flat, and others in that area all seemed to produce. Would guess we averaged 4-5 fish an hour.

Didn't get much after dark tried shallower but I think the South end was the answer for night and we never ventured that far. Had a great trip and found enough to keep us happy. Should just get better from here on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

GLad to here someone is still catching fish during the day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had a little trouble finding fish last night on the pond. A friend and I put one 25 incher in the boat, from about 8 fow on the SW side. She took a #5 firetiger shallow shad rap. We fished from about 8:30 till 12:30.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another great trip to Minnesota and I really appreciate all the info I have gotten off this board before my trips. I fished Mille Lacs 2 days plus Clearwater, Borden, Thunder, Eagle, Baby, and Mule while I was up there this year. We caught a ton of smallmouth, largemouth, pike, and even a couple muskies. Most of our fish came on wiggle warts (crawfish pattern brown/orange & green/orange), pointers (Table Rock Shad and Black/Gold/Orange), and spinnerbaits (homemade shad and gold shad patterns).

We had a great time and again if any of you come down this way (Missouri) I will be happy to help out.

Here are a few of the smallmouth we caught on Mille Lacs

100_0986.jpg

100_0975.jpg

TNBigSmallmouthMLacs9-29-07.jpg

100_0978.jpg

100_0990.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, great job. That third one is just a pig. Look at that belly. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great looking fish! Glad to hear you enjoyed your time in MN.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys! It was a lot of fun and you have some great water to fish. The 3rd smallie weighed 5lbs 14oz...we caught 27 on Thursday and 16 on Friday with most being in the 2.5 to 4.5 range but did have 3 over 5lbs. All of the fish came in less than 4 feet of water over rock points or flats with rocks...the wind blowing in helped also. If you saw baitfish in the area you usually got bit. We fished the Big Point and Isle areas both days we fished Mille Lacs.

We caught a lot more fish on the other lakes we fished but I really enjoyed Mille Lacs because of the size of the smallmouth and the type of fishing.

We also caught 4 big walleye up in the shallows and saw a lot more just cruising in the sand. I actually sight fished one I saw sitting in the sand in about 3 feet of water...pretty cool deal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i was fishing yesterday, and did very well with the walleyes... I must have caught over 30 walleyes by myself.. However, non were keepers..... Thus, no walleye fillets... It's so difficult catching keepers on this lake... I guess the DNR knows which sizes are the most common in that lake for walleyes and put restrictions on them...

Fishing for fun, this lake is excellent... However, if you want a few fillets for dinner, I would stay away from this lake.. There are much better options to fish at .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

Fishing for fun, this lake is excellent... However, if you want a few fillets for dinner, I would stay away from this lake.. There are much better options to fish at .


I agree, we should all stay away and fish other lakes. The fishing is terrible and you can't keep any fish. smirk.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Midcoast was thinking of heading up there this week where abouts were you fishing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

Quote:

Fishing for fun, this lake is excellent... However, if you want a few fillets for dinner, I would stay away from this lake.. There are much better options to fish at .


I agree, we should all stay away and fish other lakes. The fishing is terrible and you can't keep any fish. smirk.gif


Nah, the fishing is great on ML for walleyes. I know you were just kidding, but I personally could never stay away from this lake. One of a kind when it comes to big walleyes, especially in the winter! grin.gif

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

    • ANYFISH2
      7/19 Day 5   Day 5 was spent celebrating my Isaacs 11th birthday!  Lots of cake and catering to him.  The exciting typical swimmimg and paddling ruled the day.  Grandma and grandpa DeZurik came up to celebrate his birthday as well.  Always nice to get both sets of grandparents together at the same time.   Fishing continued slow even more.  Still a successful night though. The birthday boy conceded his seat in the boat so grandma and grandpa cpuld join me for the evening fish trip.  My folks in all truth haven't been fishing for 2 years or more.  It was just nice to get them in the boat.   I struggled as the acting to put them on a consistent bite.  Mom as able to scratch out the biggest walleye at 17".  Dad brought home the honors of most fish caught landing a 14" and 15" walleye, 8.5" bluegill, and 2 perch as big aa his leech! I mustered up 1 small pumpkinseed.
    • ANYFISH2
      no doubt aboit the hooks, they are lottle stickers.
    • DLD24
      I like drifting with them and snap jigging them with a controlled fall...Almost every time you'll feel that tick just as it's hitting bottom... Last time I was on mille lacs that's all I could get them to go on. As far as colors I'd just match the forage Tullies in the lake use blue,purples,silvers....Perch use perch colors.. I think the jiggin rap is my new favorite way to fish, but it gets scary with them little hooks when you got a big eye on lol.
    • DLD24
      Fished Big Sandy from 8-2 today and got 10 eyes (no keepers) keeper crappie and perch.... Marked tons of fish, but it was tough to get them to go, Lindy rig with a half crawler was the best by far. I tried leeches,jigging rap, jig n plastic. Points and reefs were the spots, later in the day a lot of fish were off the edges of the reefs... Just one day this year I'd like a happy medium weather wise, either I'm in 4ft rollers or 90 degrees with zero wind haha.
    • Garmandu
      According to Al Linder you can do it all with them...on his video that I watched a while back he was in deeper water throwing into 15 feet and working it back to the boat.  I have not tried it yet but will have to sometime this year.  Sand or gravel bottom would be the best.
    • ANYFISH2
      Just started playing with these this week as a friend has been have goos luck all summer with them on the Cass lake chain. I have not any success yet but not real sure on the best way to use them with my set this week.  My friend searches pods of fish out with electronics then spot locks and vertical jigs. I have no electronics or spot lock so I have been control drifting and jigging.   My questions...   Is there a depth they work better in, shallow vs. deeper?   Better vertically jigged vs trolled vs casted and jigged?   prime colors? of course my be lake dependent.   typically, aggressive jigging vs subtle jigging?   Thanks for tips
    • Perchy
      Yes, insured. I will ask the adjuster, thanks.
    • Captain Acorn
      Thanks cliff and lb I have actually had better luck with the puppet minnows from northland but I have mainly jigged them vertically definently is a fun way to fish 
    • LBerquist
      I've been trolling at about .5mph while using a jigging rap. This way one guy can still drag a lindy. I keep the front hook intact but my boat has contributed about half a dozen to the lake so far this summer. Im still working on getting the hang of it. If I know I'm in a rough area I will attempt to keep the jig from hitting bottom which still seems to be effective. I did pick up a couple off brands that don't have a front hook that I want to try. This is just what I have been toying around with, I'm definitely not an expert at it.
    • fisherjmb
      Hi Everyone, a couple of questions, I know there is free public boat ramp in Stillwater just above the lift bridge. Is there another public boat ramp further down river? I thought I read somewhere that Beanies is or was becoming a free public boat launch. Is that the case? Also, I am thinking of heading there on Monday to try my luck. Any tactics/depths/areas that have been producing for anyone?