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
Kingpin

Casting For Eyes In Shallow Water

6 posts in this topic

I have spent a fair amount of time fall fishing the Horseshoe Chain Of Lakes, which is located just southwest of St. Cloud. This time of year we have had good luck casting towards the shoreline, working shallow water with some structure.

We have the best luck working the areas by casting crankbaits with a slow retrieve. Has anyone tried this tactic on ML? Is it a waste of time trying?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I have founs a spot of the spot by trolling and the weather isn't too windy I have stopped and worked the area over by fan casting it. I can be very effective under those circumstances.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like Borch said, cover ground until you pattern a "spot on the spot" if you're working shoreline areas. Then casting definitely has it's place on ML. Another opportunity for shallow water casting is on rock reefs. With multiple people in the boat, 1 person can be corkin' while others are pitching big plastics or crank baits.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, kingpin.

If you would like, e-mail me and I can tell ya where I have had luck doing this.

shackbash@hotmail.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great technique for many bodies of water in the fall including Mille to catch a real trophy. Don't forget the insulated waders. laugh.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

King,

Did you ever get out?

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

    • eyeguy 54
      still love my setup for bluegills but not the best when I use a size 10 jig and fishin for crappies. I might grab the clam springs and rig a rod up with the wire thats a little stiffer and see how it works. this would just be for deep fish. 
    • Cret Jigs
      Out Sunday ... Looked like a City of Trucks and Castles ... Bite was slow but managed a few Crappies / sonnies on Plastics.   we lost a nice walleye near the hole on a moon jig and crappie minnow.   Might have to go Perching in the shallows on south side of MilLacs this weekend.  Hey Moose ... what ya using for Perch on Millacs shallows 12-18 FOW?   
    • icepike 1
      Was out after work for a couple hours yesterday and got two walleyes to bite. The Landing is getting flooded out. Was kinda hesitant on driving out after seeing all the trucks parking on Shore and taking the long walk out. With all the black ice out there it was a little spooky but after seeing 17" to 19"of good ice  was pretty comfortable with it
    • delcecchi
      I will be interested to hear of your experience.  Please let us know.    I think the anecdotal evidence was that the service and quality was not up to the premium price, although that could be old news.     "fine dining" has been a tough sell on the lake.   Several places have tried and failed that I am aware of.   
    • snagfinder
      Only fishing for crappies. With a baby at home only get a few hours after work to fish.