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JERKlips

Red lake river out of Crookston?

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JERKlips    0
JERKlips

Just wondering if the fishing has been picking up out there yet and what do they seem to be hitting on?

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Fish&Fowl

Went out this evening and had quite an intersting time. Landed one walleye about 13" and a few minutes later the entire vexilar was covered what seemed to be fish?? I mean it was almost solid red the entire column.

I ended up losing a nice fish (never saw what it was) that wrapped around the transducer before I could get it out of the way. I then somehow snagged a walleye that looked like it would have gone 22-24" in the tail that came off right in the hole.

Anyone have any clue what I might have been seeing on the Vex? I don't know what it could have been besides fish, but I literally couldn't find my jig for 10-15 minutes there was so much on the screen.

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HUNT&FISH    0
HUNT&FISH

I think it must just be the fishermans inexperience

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Fish&Fowl

 Originally Posted By: HUNT&FISH
I think it must just be the fishermans inexperience

Considering you're a newbie, I'm going to let that one slide. Welcome to the addiction!

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Fish&Fowl

Could it be that the current was somehow affecting the signal? Maybe there was a tree in the water. Just a couple ideas. You could probably get some better answers if you started a new thread.

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Fish&Fowl

It sure didn't seem like it was anything other than fish. I lost missed 2 on my deadstick line and snagged that one all while there was stuff covering the screen. Then it would clear up for a while before filling up again. Just figured I'd mention it in case someone else had that happen or knows what it might be.

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Catfishunter

Big lines on the graph or small ones? Lot of things roam that river mudpuppies(on the bottom), river chubs, small school of anything grin.gif. I got lots of experience on that river so ask.

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Fish&Fowl

They were good-sized marks, but in 10 fow even my jigging rap looks big. I thought about mudpuppies, but just figured they were pretty bottom-oriented, and what I was marking was all the way up to a couple feet below the ice.

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gusto    0
gusto

My guess would be that you probably had a school of bait fish under you for that period of time.

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HUNT&FISH

Hey Fish&Fowl we should go fishing on Sunday. If you want to go I will give you a call Sun morning or let me know earlier cause my line is dead. I will check my messages though. Reply cause I am addicted to this site and check it atleast 4 times a day!!!!

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Orion    1
Orion

I might have to make it down there on sunday too, and like hunt&fish said its prolly lack of experience!

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Catfishunter

might have been silt that was stirred up by a 30 inch eye grin.gif.

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hanson

If it was a number of rather large marks suspended in the water column, I would guess a school of channel cats. When you consider there are 20 pounders swimming around, that is a very large mark on your flasher. I've tried to catch them through the ice in Crookston but its a nightmare. For some reason, they just will not bite. I can catch them in other places through the ice but the Red Lake River has been tough.

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Catfishunter    0
Catfishunter

I don't think they move very much in the winter, except in the shoe :/.

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Mike L

Based on what I've heard of late, from camera reports, they're cats and they bit pretty nicely last weekend.

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Wiskers    1
Wiskers

Well for years I have been watching the cats with my under water camera on that darn river and they at times will come thought in schools of 30+ fish. Could never get them to bite though, pretty frusterating. When the schools came thourgh it was full of cats, carp and smallies all in a school. Above the dam was just crazy with cycles of them schools in the mornings.

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