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
TonkEye

Tonka Walts

8 posts in this topic

From early ice till now we've fished near Big Island,with good results.Most eyes caught in 18-22 FOW.Tonight I cuught one 14" for the pan at 6:15 and at 6:30 Big Moma Walt was nearing the top of my hole aaaand well a wet arm and no BIG Moma. Nice walts most of the year,from blue ice till around 7:30 PM.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome TonkEye,

It's been a couple of weeks since I've been out. Last time only one 16" eye for the pan and some small crappies. R U seeing any other species out there or just walters? Sorry about big mama.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Question to anyone, especially those who are fishing around Big Island...Is that area accessible by vehicle, a Jeep Grand Cherokee to be precise? I would love to fish that area as I know it pretty well and I have a few spots I want to try, but I would like to be able to drive out to my spots rather than hike it from who knows where. And if so, where do most of you FM gents get on the lake to fish the area?

Thanks!

P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I drive to Big Island or the main part of the lake, I’ll access right in downtown Excelsior next to the city docks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went on North side of Wayzata Saturday with wheeler. Fished Wayzata, then drove over to Browns and then i was going to go to Big island area, but decided to go north and try smiths bay instead. THere were cars and trucks coming from the NE side of smiths bay. There were also cars driving all the way accross the bays from Wayzata straight across down toward Big Island. The snow is maybe 2-3" deep at most, so if you have 4x4 you should be able to blaze your own trail. I'm not condoning driving on the lake, i'm just reporting what i saw.

As far as ice goes, the holes i drilled (all 50 of them) had a minimum of 12" with more ice in other areas.

You probably could get there from Smiths bay, but i do not know the lake well enought to tell you if there is another access closer onthe south side. I just remember this from looking at my H2O on Saturday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I drove my T100 out 2 weeks ago. It's a mid-size. I'm driving out from here on out. Wait did that make sense?

You could drive out from Wayzata beach for sure. I don't know where on Excelsior to get out from. I should though, I drive by there enuff.

Q for everyone - Ice heaves? I haven't seen much this year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No heaves that i seen. Just a few small ripples going from wayzata into browns past that island or point.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks MuleShack

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

    • Wanderer
      Sometimes you need em that size.      You guys did push me over the edge so I had to go out Sunday afternoon.  Thanks for that.
    • AaronTC05
      I was going to try to go tomorrow (walking out in metro) despite the rain which appears to be light and I have a portable. Are you concerned about the ice conditions deteriorating throughout the day?  Or just for the rest of the week?
    • mrpike1973
      Wow that ice went fast fished below the dam in Cold spring today. 3 feisty pike that was fun. Where the landing is there was about 20 feet of ice at the access. i was hoping to get the boat out but not yet. If anyone see's the ice go out by the landing let me know. Would like to get out however by Friday have heard any where from 1 inch to 20 so we will see.
    • leech~~
        Do those 6" filet knifes work pretty good for pan fish?
    • Rick G
       crazy....