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

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
JonnyD

East Side Perch

Recommended Posts

JonnyD

I've heard a few people talk that some jumbo perch are being caught seen on the East side of the lake in 12-16 feet of water. Sounds like a lot of sniffers and not a lot of takers. Either way at least seeing some decent fish on the camera will be better than last week of seeing only small perch. I havn't fihsed much on the East side of the lake, and don't have an atv. Can some one point me into where to go to get into some of these fishing areas on the east side. Preferably not over a mile walk.

Thanks guys.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shack

What you just posted is pretty much what we ran into on Sun.

I seriously saw some monster perch come up to bait and tug rod tip in holder and that was it.

I think the best situation to put your self in right now would be the AM time and opening of bays. Find rock points or bolber piles and find small bait fish schools. I would dead stick and jig a spoon with single hook and a small minnow or head. I would stay in 8-10 fow. At least you will see them down hole or on cam.

Good luck!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JonnyD

Would you mind pointing me in a certain area or bay??? Or a place that I can walk out at. I have no idea where to even walk out at...Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bigtime22

Hunters Point, Mcquoids, and some other resorts in that area would probably be your best bet on getting on some quality water with opportunity at some jumbos.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hondavxr

Jonny last year late in the season I had good luck at the public launch on the east side. If you dont mind walking about a 1/4 to 1/2 mile, try that area. I was fishing anywhere from 15-28 ft of water. If you have a gps with map software you will find a few deeper holes in that area.I had to weed through them, but I caught enough jumbos for the fryer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jltimm

And don't forget the getting stuck part? grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rx4eyes

On New Yrs eve afternoon, we had the best luck on jumbos in 25 ft with a Chubby Darter #3 and 1/16 oz jigs with heads (lite spring bobber bite) west of Doe Island out from Appledorns. Even got to drive out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quackaddict9

Quote:

Even got to drive out.


how thick was the ice then? 4 wheeler or vehicle?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
minniwinni91

we fished about the same area and found a bunch of perch but you had to sort through about 25 little ones to get a jumbo. We drove out of Appledorns the roads are plowed out past doe island so we went to the end and walked out. Paul told us where to fish and found them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hondavxr

Quote:

And don't forget the getting stuck part?
grin.gif


You still remember that. grin.gif My gf and friends never stop reminding me about that, when I talk about the big pond. I remember I almost had to pull the tow truck out of the access, after he towed me off the lake. He only had a 1 ton 2wd truck. Stay safe yalls and good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jltimm

I made sure I didn't get stuck there a couple days later!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JIGGIN'

Any reports in the last few days out of Appeldoorns? Looking mostly for ice conditions and how much of the Doe Is. reef area is safe to drive on with a 1/2 ton. There are fish all over the reef. Just got to Find em'. Hoping to do some of that. Is paul around here? He may be at the sportsmans show for this weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Paul Waldowski

We have been far too busy to allow me to get down to the Sports Show.

We have roads covering all of Doe Island Reef. Pull off the road, walk 100 feet and set up. We are not recommending ANY driving off of the roads. The roads are in great shape and we have instituted a 10 MPH speed limit to keep them that way.

We have found 11-14 inches of ice off of the road.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JIGGIN'

Thanks Paul, I appreciate the work you do to keep those roads going. Hope to see you on Saturday morning.

Share this post


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



  • Posts

    • birdguy
      Per the DNR news release dated November 20th:  “Wheeled fish houses, which formerly were considered portable – and thus excluded from licensing requirements for shelters – will now need to be licensed,” said Al Stevens, fisheries survey and systems consultant with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “In the past, anglers using wheelhouses could use them without shelter licenses as long as they were occupied, including overnight.” The change pursued by the DNR and enabled by 2017 legislation accompanied hunting and angling fee increases. An annual resident shelter license is $16. A three-year license is $43. Owners of houses to be rented pay $31 annually or $88 for a three-year license. A valid license tag must be attached to the outside of the fish house in a readily visible location. ~~~~~ Any ideas on how to go about attaching them since they're no longer stickers like they used to be? Apparently you can't put them inside in a window facing out per the 'outside' requirement of the law.  
    • cookie129
      so here’s the scoop , as most fishermen know most of the resorts up here started letting wheeler and sleds out on the lake last weekend. That does not mean you can go any where you want as the winds have shifted the ice a couple times and opened up a few cracks . Check with the resort you access and stay in the areas that have been checked out.
      The fishing has been pretty good.
      I have had a few projects that were put off untell I got laid off from the golf course and mother nature again made my projects more challenging. I’m making progress slow and steady and maybe this time I have learned my lesson not to put these off when its 70 and sunny. Chasing breaking 80 at the golf course has got me processed.
      From the looks of it there a good chance we will have all our sleepers on the lake by the 7th of dec.
      My plans are again to go out of Hillmens resort and help Buddy hillmen with his road. He has built a 2 story house that may or may not be on the lake as its huge, I think it can sleep 8 to 10. Its crazy big 14 by 28.
    • OhioVike
      I appreciate the feedback. We love being out on the ice, so we'll keep plugging away.  Good luck to all this winter and be safe out there!
    • workin4bait
      I seen in the  paper it will be at Leech lake again this year.
    • KidMoe
      I was worried about the wire size too. Thanks ProV. I guess I can’t avoid it. 
    • fishingstar
      you don't have any wires on your 7 pin plug that is heavy enough.  
    • PRO-V
      I would run wire straight to the battery with an in line fuse at the battery and use a separate 2 prong connector at the trailer.
    • kelly-p
      Unfortunately they have not found them yet. Freeze up  with the thin ice has really hampered the search. Too much ice for boats and not enough to travel on. As the ice thickens the searchers are working their way deeper. Such a sad situation.
    • KidMoe
      I’m hoping I can get some advice from you fine folks. I’m looking to install a small electric winch on my snowmobile trailer to load my skid house. I’m wondering if I can power it off the 7 pin connector?  From what I can find, my truck is fused at 10 amp and most of the winches I’m finding pull somewhere around 50 to 60 amps at 1500 lbs or so. I’m wondering what I could do to still run it off the 7 pin. Do I need to add a battery? Maybe a capacitor? i appreciate any thoughts you might have!
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I spotted them also this evening out from McKinley. A few more days yet before I will give it a try! Cliff