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.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Fishing Report Clubs - LIMITED MEMBERSHIP - Join Today - FREE   01/24/2018

      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
CaptainJack

Red Wind Dam

Recommended Posts

CaptainJack

Anyone still fishing open water?

I heard some people still were...

Would running a boat motor in this cold weather hurt the motor?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
markkstanley

Fishing is still good. Actually it stays good all winter - just a question of how much cold you can stand. YOur engine will be fine in cold weather. Make sure your battery is fully charged and let the engine warm up before heading out. I usually wait to make sure it's spitting a good stream of water. When you pull out make sure to drain all the water. Lower it all the way once you are off the ramp, start the engine and let it run for a 30 seconds or so to clear all the water out. This has worked for me and I have fished every winter month on Pool 4. FYI my minimum is 20 degrees with less than 10mph wind.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mike Walerak

We need to get out Mark it has been a while since I have fished the river. They're talking warm weather you know. I missed all of December and it can't happen in January. I will have to get my boat pulled back to town.

mw

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
markkstanley

My boat is ready to go. Saturday is actually looking good right now. Might have to wet a line.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
krinkle

Was down there twice last week and fishing was good. Dean has the ramps at Everts all open and in great shape as he usually does.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mnz71hunt

Fishing was decent on Saturday. Fish are snapping at superdoo's right now, color doesn't seem to matter to much, white, sour apple, chartreuse all worked.

Mostly smaller males right now. The dusk bite produces a few fish on the rocks.

To all: please let your trailer drain into the river and not on the boat ramp. This makes like a lot easier for everyone by keeping those ramps as ice free as possible.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jwink

I'll be heading down on Saturday. Fishing in an old ProCraft 16'. Drifted down the west side below the dam with good success in October. Probably start in the same place this time. It sounds like a great day for fishing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sjburnt

.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MidCoast

I was out there this past wweekend.. Man, was it cold, but long story short, we did very well with the walleyes..... Who needs ice fishing, when the open water bite is still great?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mike Walerak

"Who needs ice fishing, when the open water bite is still great?"

AMEN!

I was too sick to venture out today. I bet they were snappin!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
markkstanley

Mike we need to get out soon. Maybe a weekday next week?? Let me know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
harvey lee

I'm about to get the boat out of storage as my early eye fishing on the river looks to be not far off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gotcatfish

 Quote:
early eye fishing on the river looks to be not far off.

It's here whistle.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
markkstanley

I'm headed down either tomorrow or Friday. I'll post the results but I am hearing the bite is almost at full swing. Tom, we should hook up with Walerak sometime this spring.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bimbo

Right on!

and man are those eyes bitin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
harvey lee

Anytime you would like to go, let me know Mark and I will more than likely be there. Always willing to hit the river.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Team Otter

Me too, me too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
markkstanley

If the temps are above 20 and wind is 10mph or lower I will be heading for Pool 4 again on Monday the 18th. WIll have an open spot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
walleyecaber

Im allways looking to hook up go fishing with some of you other FMrs.Im about a hour south of Redwing but man if someone has a open seat wants to get out i would be willing to split the cost for the day and meet some fellow eye hunters.Sorry my boat is in storage for some time it kinda got put in back of some big boats thinking i would have the will to hit the open water so soon LOL what was i thinkin.Anyways happy fishing to all fellow fishermen & ladys. cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SCONASOTAN

If you don't mind Mark, could you give a report if you go down the 18th? I can't make it this weekend but iam making it priority #1 to get the boat ready for next weekend. thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
markkstanley

Fished Sat. Location shifted a bit but the big sauger were still on the chew. Dragging ringworms on 3/16 jigs upstream in 18 to 20ft put fish in the boat. The sauger are very color specific and the color of the day changes so either chat with Dean before going out or be ready to mix it up. I started with the last trips favorite oyster shell with a chartruese tail but the fish didn't want it. Green with an orange core was by far the choice, followed by fire and ice with a chartruese tail as sun went down. Usually a dragging bite is just a light tick but these sauger were just slamming the jigs. GReat fun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Loves-Fishing-Guy

Mark, glad to see you had luck. By the way nice to meet you, I was the guy sitting on the stool in the bait shop talking to Dean when you guy's came in when you where done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SCONASOTAN

Was there many boats when you were there? thanks for the report. MINN or Wisky side producing better? be down on sat or sun. will report back. thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SCONASOTAN

another quick question Mark, What time-of-day has been best? Does it pay to get up early? thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
markkstanley

Wisconsin side has been better. Third wing dam and downstream from there. Sunup to ~9am and then 2pm to dark are the best times but you can pickup fish all day. Counted around 15 boats on Sat of which six were working the dragging bite. The rest were vertical jigging above the second and first wingdams. DOn't know how they were doing.

Hey Loves-fishing good to meet you. Next time we can compare notes. Checked my boat when I went out and I have the Gulp you mentioned and you were right that stuff freezes solid. I'll give a whirl next time I am pitching. I had a mind to try it instead of KGrubs.

Share this post


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



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • JBMasterAngler
      Tried South Lindstrom today. Was able to mark some fish, but they were tight to the bottom, and would not move! Got 1 tiny perch. Was only out for a little bit, then the snow really started coming down. Talked to someone else, and they had the exact same results.
    • monstermoose78
      I have two boss toms at my dads and I think a strutter might be the ticket
    • IceHawk
      I'm really leaning to buying a mojo scoot and shoot amd trying that this year talk about a adrenaline rush. 
    • IceHawk
      I've used a full body full strut before can be good or bad depending on a birds mood at the time. In certain situations they can be a killer, 
    • Wanderer
    • Wanderer
      Shiners and suckers not needed for us this weekend.  The better pike were sucking down my wife’s crappie minnows on a demon in 20 feet.    
    • monstermoose78
      I have 3 avian x hens two feeders and one head up. I gave semi strut Jake as well.  I want to get a full strut
    • jlang_04
      Hey relax, I haven't been out since that weekend. With an 11 months old at home, fishing gets put to a halt quickly! I've been following the threads as much as I can. I know guys are catching crappies in the deeper water still, basins with the chance to go up to shallow. French is usually good for that but have heard Roberd's has come in late. Two weeks ago there were ice castle's everywhere and we were drilling to the end of the auger. I like Cedar too near Faribault because it's an easy access and typically holds fish. You'll have to let me know where you go and how you do! Fish on!  
    • IceHawk
      Have to Agree moose the turkeys are becoming a little smarter each year. Better decoys have definitely upped my odds last few years. Seriously considering those Dave smiths or some Avian X.  Moose what are you using for a setup combo with those Avians? My customs look nice but always looking for something better 
    • sunniewally
      Watching fish on the camera is really fun> One day a musky was being a real pia!  But it was fun watching him. Some days it's around some days not. today I saw him only once.  You sure can learn alot on what it looks like on your depth finder and how the fish are reacting to the different techniques a guy uses!  Have fun, good fishing!
  • Share & Have Fun