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  
Chuby Minnow

Eyes and or Slimebacks

Recommended Posts

Chuby Minnow

My son has talked me into trying for big Slimebacks rather than our usuall trip to Red or LOW for eyes and crappies. So, I think we are going to head for Leech on Thursday. Can anyone give me a direction as to where we can set up where I may have a chance at an eye while my son is having fun catching his northerns in shallower (or weedy) areas nearby?

Does any resorts plow roads in sucker bay or portage bays or is there any type of vehicle access to these areas. Is the ice even thick enough for vehicle access?

Any help would be appreciated. We have never ice fished this lake before.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chuby Minnow

HELLOOOOOOO0..........Anyone out there?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gofishleech

Not sure about anything on the big lake as of now but there is decent accsess to walkerbay. The north end out from Ericson lading is producing walleyes and perch. There is an area of basicly un touched weeds where Im sure there would be some pike action along with walleye and perch.

The road from the landing heads due east, 1/2 way to sand point and to the north of the main road is the area im talking about. Here there is a good stretch of weeds in 13 to 15 ft of water. Find the weeds and you should find the pike, you will be able to drill holes and look down to find them. The walleyes really seem to feed in this cold weather, atleast in deeper areas.

Funny thing about this year is normally you have a small evening window of walleye activity, but this year you can have short spirts of activity through out the day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishfurfun

Portage Bay has been good. Northland resort just north of Federal Dam has a road plowed. We always catch northerns while fishing for perch and eyes. just look for the houses and fish off the drop.

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

    • leech~~
      I remember that video, pretty darn cool! 
    • leech~~
      Man you can really see the standards of this site of have dropped.  A few years ago we were talking over $80-$100 Thorne Brothers Custom made Ice Rods.  Now a $9.99 dollar rod is the talk for the forum!  We need to bring back the Rich folks!
    • slammer
      I think we should start a Go fund me for Cropduster to take his plane up and give us some pics. lol  He did it a few years ago but not lately.  Its pretty cool veiws from above when ice is forming.  I wonder if he is still lurking around here?
    • EyeChsr
      was out tonight, 6-8 in out from the dnr landing. wheelers and a couple perms out. still open water out in front of Peters resort on the south shore. It starts out a couple hundred yards from shore and runs to the north- northwest for a long ways. some of the spots that were open earlier this week have skimmed, be careful out there if you see different looking ice stop and check!!
    • JIvers
      Thanks for the report--about what I figured, which is why I stayed down here in Iowa this weekend. I am fairly optimistic about getting on the ice in southeast or south central Minnesota next weekend; whether I am on a lake around Faribault or Waseca, or one of my old backwater haunts on the Mississippi remains to be seen. Maybe Clear Lake, Iowa. Whatever I do I will post my results.
    • JerkinLips
      9-11am was best time both days.
    • littlebear
      If you are willing to go a little further into Canada, I would recommend Hollinshead Resort, a few hours north of Thunder Bay.  The resort is the only one on the lake, and in June offers excellent Walleye Fishing, as well as some dandy Northern Pike.  It's somewhere you can drive to as well. 
    • monstermoose78
      Caught 20-23 gills and 6 crappies. Fun day on the 10 inches of ice. The whole lake was close to the same where I cut all the holes out and around
    • Wanderer
      I’m still seeing very random thicknesses all over.  In the past few days I’ve been from St. Cloud to Winnie and have seen vehicles on the ice and open water on the same lake. I’m in Little Falls.  Tonight I checked 2 lakes NW of town.  Both had people fishing.  One looked to be safe for wheeler travel and the other, very near it, still had an open lead and you could see the difference between the first sheet of ice and the second. I hope it doesn’t get covered with snow anytime soon so we can still tell where the changes are. Be safe. Bring floatation and picks.  And don’t drive yet! Ruh ro....
    • Bigfatbert
        Nice fish , great pics ,, what times of the day were best for you ?