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
Roughneck17SC

Lake roulette for the Weekend

8 posts in this topic

Any goos word on where the ball will land for finding fish theis weekend?

Heard ramblings of Elizabeth and Diamond though appears the info is 2 weeks late.....

Rambling of Washington for crappies and the occasional keeper walleye (stress keeper 14+ not the cigars)

Nothing from Belle except the 13lbs in the hutch paper and the Outdoor News this week.

Possibly a report from Green Leaf for crappies though i'm not sire the crappies will be any larger than the monster 8" on Belle.....

Feel free to throw out any rumors!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your guess is as good as mine at this point. My spot dried up and I think it's time to move....either to another lake or different structure. Dog days of winter may have just reared their ugly head, but still a decent weekend left before the cold comes next week. Time to hit it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go out and find your own honey hole and forget the crowds. Several "no-name" lakes are being fished with the occasional walleye and numerous crappie's being taken. The lakes I'm talking about are the one's where you drive by it every day, it's 40 acres big and no one ever fishes it. Nearly every lake, pond and slough is registered on the DNR's website with most having DNR maps of the lake, the latest net survey's and the most recent stocking efforts. It's free information that your license fees are paying for, why not take advantage of it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just recently hit one of these no name lakes that ppl drive by alot and nailed the crappies. for 6 guys going out got our limit in 20 minutes and left. thats how these lakes work. no fish houses crowding around you. them ppl hit it once or twice and leave it. others say something on here and we have ppl from the cities out here and 300 houses around us.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Amen brotha!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Went against my better judgement and stayed on Belle overnight Saturday. Monster 8" crappies...... and that was it except a 14" bass. So needless to say, the other lakes in the area are looking quite appealing.

Ventured out across Washington (still not so sure it was a great idea). Started on the west driveway/landing and drove East from there. FYI, that landing is terribly rough and a bit slick.

Went across the large part of the lake following a truck and wheel house track...... not a huge fan of the ice on Washington so I am leery of dragging the wheelhouse behind and heading across the lake.

Any ice reports from on Washington?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last time I was up there I hit some slush pockets and what I believe to be a small heave. blush.gif My ATV rode up a slight incline and then back down into slush and I immediately hit the throttle. Never saw it until I was on top. Made the heart jump into my throat for a second or two! That spot wasn't there just two days prior, but apparently one pops in about the same spot every year that I did not know about. I looked back and it wasn't obvious it was there at all. I just felt the ATV rise up a little and then back down almost like you were going over a decent sized, rounded snow drift....not a sharp upheave or anything that you can see.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A ways out from the west driveway there was a decent heave on Sunday. People had been driving across so of course I did too. I, like you, hit the gas on my truck just to make myself feel better.

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

    • Troy Smutka
      6/24/17     Got out on Washington this morning to target walleyes. Cold and windy! Busy today--a bass tournament going on. We fished several spots with leeches under a slip float for eyes. Only caught one small one, and missed a couple bites that might have been walleyes. Did catch several medium to large smallies and one largemouth. Got off the lake about 10:00 as we saw the first wave of rain approaching. Not interested in fishing cold, wind-driven rain. Guess mother nature doesn't always look at the calendar, which said summer started this week. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
    • ZachD
      wrap a bungee around it
    • ZachD
      Then Crooked lake pier fits the bill they like corn or worms   or what city are you looking around?  
    • birdguy
      Just back from Big Sandy, fished the main basin and concentrated on two humps. Caught five walleye and kept three that were in the slot, all about 15 inchers. Quit sooner than planned as the wind really started kicking up. Leeches, lindy rigs, red hooks and a green bead did the trick. Tried spinners and crawlers with no luck. All were caught in 9 - 12 FOW.   BIG fire in McGregor this morning, a trucking business on the east end of town burnt down.
    • Chevy Nation
      Alright, so I got out yesterday in the early afternoon I decided to go try the Mississippi there is this little public boat dock, so I dropped a line there and within the hour I got a Northern Pike it was about 24 inches long and then about a half hour I pulled in a blacktail redhorse an it was about 12 or 13 inches long. So not a bad day out there on the river for dock fishing! I caught both the fish on them green night crawlers, I also tried throwing out a crank, a jig, and a watermelon Senko. All they wanted was them green worms! Thanks for the tips I finally caught a couple fish (hopefully there is more to come)
    • monstermoose78
      Awesome 
    • monstermoose78
      Fresh laker this morning for breakfast yum
    • nmitchell17
      No need for big ones, thanks for the advice
    • ZachD
      Nice video!
    • ZachD
      Well if you are looking in the Minneapolis lake nokomis has a fishing pier   North metro Crooked lake in Andover has a pier. There is a nice park as well and all the sunfish you want to catch no big ones though.