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  
Mossy19

Update on Lake Bemidji???

Recommended Posts

Mossy19

I was just curious what the latest information is on Lake Bemidji? I am coming up Friday night and will be staying in a sleeper on Saturday and Sunday. Any info. would be great! Depths, jigs, bait?? This will be my second time ice fishing this lake and the first time was not very productive. Thank you guys & gals in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hooksetta16

Chubby Darters have been doin alright sizes 3&4 have worked for me, we've also had luck on rat finkies and angel eyes. Red/Pink have been good colors for us as well. Ive fished 30' all the down to 20'... the shallower ya get its more of a flash bite out there it seems. I might be headin out there Sunday, any other questions jus pm or whatever... are you renting your sleeper??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wiggle that worm

fished Bemidji yesterday. Seems to be pretty slow, i found that in deep water a few perch are being caught.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
blue_healer_guy

Whats the lake travel situation now? More specific on the north side, ice, snow, roads etc. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mossy19

Hooksetta16, thanks for the response. Yes I am renting a sleeper for the weekend. I believe it is out on Library bar right now (I think that's what they call it). Has the pike fishing during the day been any good?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matt Breuer

We've been getting AT LEAST 1 pike per trip out the last week or so. Fishing has been very good on Bemidji. I know the South end over and up Library are packed with crowds, you may want to travel away from the house to get into some better bites. The perch are getting hungry...... ;\)

hooksetta, glad you're having some luck on the Darters!

As for the flash bite, like hookseta said and I mention in the other Lake Bemidji post, shallower water = flash bite at low light. Get out a little deeper for consistent day action for walleyes and perch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hooksetta16

I've yet to hook into any snakes out there this winter, but have heard of a few lately... class started back up and it's been tough to get out dangit! Good luck Mossy19

Matt Breuer... you know Matt Johnson from coon rapids by chance??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matt Breuer

Yeah, Matt's a good friend of mine. You know MJ5?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mossy19

Thanks for the update Matt!! I was just thinking that mid-day just throw out a couple of tip-ups and sit in the fish and enjoy some cold ones. I wouldn't mind getting into some jumbos. I know I plan on fishing in the portable in the a.m. on Saturday and then just hang out during the day in the sleeper. Good luck you all that head out this weekend and maybe we will see you on the ice!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hooksetta16

ya I know Matty I'm from Coon Rapids but go to school up here @ BSU. He said he knew some guys up here and I thought you might be one of em'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mossy19

Got back from Lake Bemidji on Sunday night. Fishing was good on Saturday morning then shut off @ about noon and then we got 3 fish from 7 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning. We probably caught close to 50 fish between 3 people. We brought home 14 jumbo perch, 2 walleyes and 2 pout. It was non-stop action from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday. There were times me and the finace couldn't keep 2 lines down. We were fishing in 45 feet water. Plan on coming up again in March to do some more perchin!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
blue_healer_guy

Mossy, maybe going up in a couple weeks. Were you on the north end? Just looking for ice/snow info, will be pulling a perm. Off road info.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mossy19

mjgrose, yes we were on the north end of the lake. Lake travel was easy, not much snow and there is a nice road to lead you out to 45 feet of water. Ice was between 15"-17", everyone was driving out. You should have no problem getting out there. Good luck! I wish I could get up there in Feb. but the only time I will be there is on my way to Lake of the Woods. So March I will definetly be back!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
blue_healer_guy

Thanks for the info!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Slough Shark

Fished the west side on Friday night in 30 feet and got into a few 18" Walleye on a Buckshot rattler and a minnow head. Marked a lot on the flasher but it was tough to get them to take it. sure was fun when they did.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
markinthemslabs

Any reports about grassy island? I know it was a hot spot the past few years. Just wondering if anyone has pulled up any that were good keepers.

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

    • Smoker
      I will check it out a little latter. It looks like a good idea. I do a small diamond wrap on a lot of my ice rods.
    • gimruis
      I'm gonna go but not before some of these crops get harvested.  It may not be until Thanksgiving but at least I'll increase my odds if I wait for a better chance of success.
    • monstermoose78
      I have not seen a bird during season yet but I will get one or two I hope
    • monstermoose78
      Looks like you got one woodcock and a snipe but I could be wrong but great job shooting.
    • walleye29us
      This is the insulated model. 8x8. If anyone wants it this week I'll let it go for 240.00. Won't  find a better deal!   
    • JB18
      Saw over 10 birds on opener....all before legal shooting hour....Only 1 after before the rain started.
    • JB18
      i went out for a couple hours yesterday looking for grouse.  The buddy i was with never has been hunting for grouse or woodcock.  We only saw 1 grouse with no chance for a shot but got both woodcock that flushed. 
    • Stick in Mud
      As MB said, high water tends to spread fish out and push them tighter to the banks in any slower water they can find.  A "normal" year with low water in October can be ridiculously, almost unfairly good in the river when you find the smallies. There's a reason it's mandatory catch and release now, as they pile up in deeper, slower water and can be quite vulnerable if/when you find them.   That being said, the difference in high vs. low water is not as pronounced above the dams (either the 10th St, Sartell, Little Falls, Blanchard, etc.) as it is below them.  At least in my experience, anyways.  
    • Rick
      The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has produced six new, state-of-the-art maps that will make it easier and safer for people to explore, hunt, and recreate in state forests.   “The DNR has updated six state forests with 53 more to go,” said Forrest Boe, director of the DNR Forestry Division. “This five-year effort will include updating maps for all of Minnesota’s state forests.” State forest users now have two maps options. A geoPDF map will allow users to download a map onto a mobile device using a variety of map apps and then track their location as a blue dot on the screen. The new user-friendly, paper maps highlight the unique recreation features of each forest and include pop-out maps for popular campgrounds and day-use areas. “The little blue dot that appears on the map on my phone goes with me whether I’m on or off-trail,” said Laura Duffey, DNR state forest map project coordinator. “This feature lets people know exactly where they are in a state forest—no more getting lost.” The maps are also more detailed than previous versions and highlight the endless recreation opportunities in state forests, such as hiking, mountain biking, birding, berry picking, cross-country skiing, hunting, and horseback, ATV and snowmobile riding. Many state forests also offer campgrounds, fishing piers, boat launches, swimming beaches, and picnic areas. The six new maps are available in time for fall hunting and cover more than 240,000 acres of state forest land and thousands of miles of trails. New geoPDF and paper maps are now available for: Paul Bunyan State Forest in Cass and Hubbard counties Badoura State Forest in Cass and Hubbard counties Croix State Forest in Pine County Huntersville State Forest in Cass, Hubbard and Wadena counties Lyons State Forest in Wadena County. Chengwatana State Forest in Pine and Chisago counties The Paul Bunyan and Badoura state forests are popular spots for hunters. Combined, they contain two campgrounds and day-use areas, four off-highway vehicle trails, five wildlife management areas (WMA), two ruffed grouse management areas, and four state game refuges. They also have hiking, biking, snowmobiling and skiing trails. The Huntersville and Lyons state forests are popular with hunters. Each state forest contains four WMAs and several miles of trails and roads for off-highway vehicles. Additionally, the Huntersville State Forest offers two campgrounds, a horse campground, and 24 miles of designated horse trails. The St. Croix State Forest offers a variety of year-round recreation opportunities. It has 20 miles of horseback trails and a horse campground with 56 campsites. In the winter snowmobilers can enjoy 42 miles of trails while in the summer mountain bikers can cruise 25 miles of trails. The Boulder Campground and day-use area has 22 secluded campsites and access to Rock Lake for swimming, fishing and boating. The Chengwatana State Forest contains the Snake River Campground and several miles of off-highway motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle trails. Three state water trails run through the forest: Kettle River, Snake River, and St. Croix River. Snowmobliers also use the Matthew Lourey State Trail, which runs through the forest. The new maps also shows locations of National Park Service campsites along the St. Croix River.Digital, geoPDF maps are available on the state forest’s webpage at www.mndnr.gov/stateforests. People can get a free paper map at a local DNR office or the DNR Info Center by sending an email to info.dnr@state.mn.us or calling 888-646-6367, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • smurfy
      sheez................noone's going up this way to chase tree chickens, fishin, or scoutin for deer hunting??????? headed up friday and be up there for the better part of 9-10 days!!!!! some hunting some work!!!!