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
windyside

Pigs Eye

74 posts in this topic

Anyone ever ice fish / spear Pigs Eye lake?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't yet, but am willing to try it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any ideas on how to get on pigs eye? the DNR data says the lake is only 4 feet deep. Has anyone been on the water in the summer to identify some deeper holes?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There was a post last year about pigs eye. Some guys tried fishing it but never found water deeper than a few feet. There are probably some better places to spend an afternoon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was out there last year. found 2-3' deep water under the ice. nothing but muck. I would be willing to take a walk out to the "other" lake out there and go for some white bass, if anyone is interested.

Weekends are pretty much out, but I'm good any weekday afternoon. Last year, we tried to get something together, but it fell through. Let's get it going this year!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've fished it by boat. It is/was only 4 feet deep in most areas I searched. We 3-way trolled the outlet creek directly from Pigs Eye into the next smaller open area - which is about 30 feet deep. We did catch walleyes on the creek between the two though. It is moving water in this area, so you probably will not be able to ice fish it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seen the topic header and thought everyone was waxing a little nostalgia about Pigs Eye Beer. Good Stuff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spearing may get a little tough. 4ft of water - 1plus ft of ice = 3ft or less of water to spear in.

Next can you see bottom?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Quote:
I would be willing to take a walk out to the "other" lake out there and go for some white bass, if anyone is interested.

Throw your ice gear in the boat and beach the boat up there. You can get to it from the main channel, a lot less walking. Plus if the fish aren't going in that "other" lake you can always find fish in the river.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

is that other lake out there you're referring too the little one connected to pigs eye? If so i have fished that lake in the summer and its something else. I have caught a fair share of trophy 6lb+ walleyes of there. There's such a defined weedline in there and i think fish get trapped in there. I've marked 33fow in there. Getting out there and putting tip ups along that would line would be sweet i have a feeling. If anyone is willing to go out there lemme know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

kingspade-hovermn.....

email me- esox1979@live.com - I'm up for a walk whistle.gif

talk to ya later

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shoot me an email also if you guys decide to go hondavxr @ gmail .com . Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

whitebass sounds good to me... is it through ice? and which other lake is it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

how would you get in the lake ....?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I could be wrong, but i thought there was a road that ran along the west side of pigseye. If there is, and there's parking somewhere, it would be within short walking distance

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

where is this lake located off what road and what not?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup! There is aroad that runs along the west side of it. You can park at the end of it. I've done it many times, if there is a lot of snow this walk sucks. The channel that runs out of this lake and into pig's eye. was never safe for walking. There is current everywhere back there! We always had to drag the gear thru the woods a little ways to get on the lake. Yea there are white bass back in there, eye's too. I'll never understand it but we never got crappies in the winter, only in the fall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So there is a way to icefish it then, thats sweet. How much current is back in that lake itself? How thick do you think the ice would be right now? I would never trust walking on the creek either

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've never ice fished this area but have summer fished it plenty, there's a good amount of current dumping into this little lake. I'd bring your early season gear for sure. Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If anyone wants to try and check this lake out sometime on a weeknight, I'd be willing to go. I don't really want to try it by myself, not knowing how much ice is back there and other unforeseen things. If there are eyes in there, I am up for an adventure, get a hold of me.

deepblueagua@yahoo.com

GoggleEye

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm up for an adventure any day/evening next week other than Tuesday. Would anybody else like to meet up next Wednesday? 4:30PM? Later?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I cant imagine the ice is too bad out there, but like someone else said, bring your early ice gear, including the ice spikes. And drill a few holes as you venture out checking ice thickness. The lake drops off fairly quickly and there's a weedline with little to no structure. So just find the weeline, stick close to shore and stay mobile. Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm game for next wednesday...IF people show. Was a little disapointed last year when I was alone. Didn't venture very far.

I'm off work by 2:30 in Woodbury, so anytime after that works for me. I'd rather not get out there too late. Once dark, it'll be a pretty dangerous place, IMO

my email address is hovermn@comcast.net If we get a group, lets exchange info to keep in touch incase something comes up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guys, this area is very small. Please think about what you are doing on this site.

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

    • Juan Grande
      Thanks guys!  We tried kayak fishing last year (around Labor Day I think) and the Rum was way too high.  We launched on CR 7 between Blue and Green lake and just ended up paddling the river.  Is that a good stretch for smallies?
    • ANYFISH2
      wow, that is one dark walleye!
    • ANYFISH2
      And no reports make forums no good. Participation is what makes this place great.   Do not discourage that!
    • IRISHSOBNO4
    • Chill62
      Decided to fish Big Detroit saturday with a buddy.  Had bites but my 24 v 75#  trolling motor couldn't keep me in place so that sucked.  When we left the access to go fishing I asked the young man how late they were open till so I could make it back in time to get washed since I was going to fish a different lake on Sunday morning with the nephews.  I will be here till 5:30!  Sounds good see you before 5!  Fishing sucked, Wind BLEW, RAIN SUCKED!  So we packed up at 4:30 drove to access get there around 4:40 and they are gone!  Hot on my heels is a local fishing guide and he wasn't happy also because he had the same game plan.  Was told that there would be one at Melissa till 5 pm religiously.  Got there by 4:55 and they were gone from that lake too.  I honestly don't feel comfortable enough to do a safe job washing since I don't have a pressure washer and I really don't want to spread the Zebra Mussels from lake to lake and I know it was only a few hours 5-6 but honestly whats the point of AIS being there if they don't stay till the house they are supposed to be?  There was an easy half dozen boat trailers still at the access so it wasn't like we were the only two left at the access.  
    • huskybass
      Had some fun Saturday morning crashing through the lily pads on a small metro lake.  2 fish over 5 lbs and every fish absolutely choked the bait.  All I want to do is throw top water now, haha.  Wish I had longer arms or a partner in the boat for a decent photo.  
    • TNtoMN_HuntFish
      I really hope they don't screw this place up. I love it out there and have done a lot of hunting there. I sure wish there were fewer horse trails. It shouldn't be so easy for hunters to access all the woods. That makes it harder to get away from the guys who want to hunt no more than 50 yds from a gravel road.    The dunes seems like a pretty special place to me. DNR does a lot of things that leave is scratching our heads, let's hope they manage this place properly. 
    • 12345
      Im staying at Arrowwood July 2-5 and looking to catch some 'eyes for a fish fry or 2. Never been to the area before so I dont have much to go by other than my overall knowledge of Walleye fishing elsewhere. Ill probably be fishing early mornings and dusk for obvious reasons, but also because my boat will be used for the majority of the days for entertaining the girlfriends family. Im open to fishing not only Darling, but Carlos and Le Homme Dieu as well. 

      From what ive read and can see on Google Earth, the lakes are pretty clear, and from experience, usually means tough walleye fishing for this time of year. -I grew up fishing Woman Lake in the Longville/Hackensack area and that lake is as clear as they come. The only way we can snag some 'eyes in the summer is to fish the deep weed lines. Is that the approach I should be taking on these lakes? Does dragging rapalas across mid-lake flats produce? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

      Thanks,

      Gavin.
    • TNtoMN_HuntFish
      Ha, I've read stories about that lake being filthy. And I know about those warnings on the link you posted I just wonder if this stuff is blown out of proportion. Reason being I can't find any confirmed cases of people having mercury poisoning from eating freshwater fish. I know mercury poisoning does exist but can we really get it from fish? You'd think if we could then there would be cases down south where folks are eating catfish from the Mississippi.    We ate a few 30+" Pike during the ice season, I ate more than my wife, and I only did that from lakes that are safer according to DNR and MDH fish tissue surveys. I kept it to once a week for her and I ate the rest. I went over the one meal a week rule several times for myself, but then went a while without taking home fish while the season was closed. I'm not glowing yet haha.    I also don't understand why walleye are always the riskiest fish to eat per those surveys when Pike are above them on the food chain. 
    • h8go4s
      Surely they have a Terrova on the floor. Doesn't matter what size THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME. Also, boat dealers have showrooms with all kinds of stuff mounted on boats.