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
Mike Stark

Birch Lake

11 posts in this topic

anyone been doing any good on birch???

mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tough to get around - pretty good slush pockets. Spent about three hours out there today with my son and son-in-law. We got three jumbo perch, one slimer in the slot we had to release (almost exactly 30 inches) and one that we couldn't quite stretch to 24' so kept for some moiakka. Talked to three others who had some snake action but that was it. Also talked to a guy coming off the lake on Sunday who had skiied out looking for crappies but didn't have any luck. All on the west end of the lake. Talked to Theresa at "Just Bite Me" and she said weren't many going out because of travel conditions. frown.gif

Anything happening over on your end of the lake?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's mojakka!!! mad.gif

What kind of Finnlander are you??

JustinG thinks you're a Bohunk!! smirk.gif

I'm inclined to agree with him! grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oops! Finger slip. blush.gif Sometimes a little of the western Finn sneaks out. smirk.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

Hey Ken,

Are they starting to stake the snowmobile trail out on Birch Lake yet?? I see the Igloo's were out staking on Shagawa yesterday. I still think it is a little early yet to be staking trails across lakes! There should be good travel out on Birch once the snowmobile trail is marked and gets frozen down. How much ice is out there?? I really want to get out there soon! Keep us updated!

Thanks,

Justin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As of yesterday I hadn't seen any stakes yet. There have been a few going down the middle of the lake, but not nearly as many as I've seen in the past. My wife is very anxious to get out on the machines, so will be checking quite often. will pass on what I find out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Checked the beach access for stakes today, and still nothing out from there. Have been a few machines going onto the lake, but slush in most of the tracks. frown.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

It's mojakka!!!
mad.gif
...


Is that Finn for "stinky fish soup"? grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You got it!! tongue.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We made our yearly trek up there and fished hard Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday was VERY slow but we did manage one 7 pounder (northern). Thursday was a little better with a few small ones and a 10 pounder thrown in for good measure.

Finn--I think that we were fishing near you guys on Wednesday right? What are those piles of snow with sticks sticking out of them towards the mouth of the river?

I was absolutely amazed at the condition of the ice. It looked like late March or April ice...yellowish in color.

Anyway....good luck to you guys.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those sticks mark holes that other people have left so that you don't accidently step into one of 'em. Sometimes people will use "hangers", fishing line hung from sticks like that, but haven't seen them used in awhile.

Yes, I guess that was probably us next to you the other day. Probably should have gotten together for a cup of java. Glad to see you were able to get out! smile.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

    • leech~~
      Me either but I have given a few a chance to be! Like the time one just opened our door up on LOW and stepped in at the same time as saying DNR. I did not see a badge and said where's your badge? He had a mini one inside his coat on his shirt!  We all laughed, showed him our lic's and fish and he went on his way!
    • titelines
      Had a wheelhouse rented out of Isle Saturday through Monday AM.  Went several places in search of shiners, they were hard to come by, so had a mix of suckers, rainbows and fatheads.   Was set up in 28' of water. 3 eye's total (2 in the 16" range and a 21.5").  Two came on rattle reel with a rainbow and plain hook, the other came on a bobber - same set-up.  Caught a few perch jigging.     Everything came on a whole minnow.  Nothing on heads, maggots, waxies etc.   Popped a bunch of holes in shallower water and got nothing on tip-ups or hole hopping.  Planned to go east of The Graveyard, but I thought I should get home before the ice storm hit. 
    • Mitch K
      I'm sure it will be pretty slushy this weekend. But it will refreeze next week end. If the forecast is right anyway!
    • awkwardjim
      I'm not really complaining, just sharing my experience.  And i never had any preconceived notion that all CO's were pricks, it just sucks that the one experience I had was far from pleasant.   One of my favorite shows is North Woods Law - the one where they follow the Maine DNR around.  Anyways,  not sure if they're just being nice because of the cameras, but they all seem like stand-up guys and are pretty good communicators.   I've always had respect for those guys and the work that they do.  All I would ask for in return is mutual respect and a simple "have a good day".
    • Naturboy
      What are the slop conditions looking like on area lakes?