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
wall_guy_101

That's it......I'm Hooked!

16 posts in this topic

Hey Gents,

Well....I have never even fished for lakers and after reading your posts and seeing some of the pictures I have a serious fever for some lakers. I get the idea of airplane jigs and slender spoons, perhaps a shiner under a tip up but two things that elude me are...are they structure oriented?? and what are depths to target??...I had plans to head up to ely the weekend of the 14th. So i'm dedicating one full day of laker fishing on burntside either that friday or saturday. Any and all info would be greatly appreciated. And if you see a couple of sleds and purple otter fishhouse stop in for a beer or seven.

Thanks Guys and (Gal(s))

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wall guy, try looking here first. It's a long thread with lots of banter but has a lot of good info.

On the map, look for steep shorelines and main lake points or humps. Humps that come up out of deep water, especially near shorelines or islands, are good. Main lake points that taper into deeper water are good. Very steep shorelines that look almost like cliffs can be good.

I generally target 40-60 FOW.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wall_guy_101,

What kind of sleds, and what type of beer are we talking here, Bro?? \:\)\:\)\:\)

I may be able to cough up a few trout areas, if plied with evil spirits! grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you try and fish Lake Trout through the ice you'll be sorry.

Your work will suffer and being so far away from Laker water will only make it worse. If you must, read the Lake Trout Gear & Tactics thread. Its compiled information from a lot of members. Then ask yourself if your willing to put yourself on the Laker Roller Coaster Ride.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dude! You sent wall guy to the same place I did. Guess we both REALLY think it's a good place to go. grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Right'o

15 pages might slow him down and give him time to reconsider what hes about to do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Surface Tension thats no joke. I got lured in reading the pre-bash posts and picking up laker gear getting ready. Spent two days fishing bash weekend with a few lookers but no takers other than two smelt. But Im hooked, for life I think. I cant wait to get back up and try again. I already have two possibly three long weekends planned to chase my first laker, before the season closes. Girlfriend thinks I may need an intervention. Laker fishing what a great addiction though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wall guy -You should print out everything these guys are talking about cause after you fish lakers you need something to read about lakers. I've read them a few times cause my brain can only asorb so much before i start shakin and need to go look for lake trout again. Good Luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, after reading the forum that st and surface sent i've concluded that i'm even more hooked and realize that i need to bring more beer!!! Great outdoors I/we will have a skidoo mxzx, polaris trail and fine german beer. To me it looks like a good area out in front of the van vac access. Looks to be some good structures and definite deep water. As always thanks for the info guys and hope to maybe see you out there!! Wish me luck.... i think i'll need it. \:\/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've definitely gathered some very pertinent info and it will be like a school session until then. But then again I always hated class lectures. So i guess i'll just have to learn from experience. Thanks hookset.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WG101,

I'll start gnawing on a salt lick Monday, just to build up an enormous thirst!!!! grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WG101 surface is right, I live 230 miles from b-side and it pains me that today I only caught 5 small lakers on big trout on the whitefish chain today. all of them about 12-13"'s all released. If I would have gone 2 more hrs north I could have cured myself for at least a few days. the good news is B-side isn't going anywhere and I'll be back up and I did catch some nice walleyes and whitefish in the same areas. The laker thing is sick,cruel affliction.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Keep gnawing fella,

You put me on some fish and and i'll have you crawling off of the lake!!;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Originally Posted By: Great Outdoors
wall_guy_101,

What kind of sleds, and what type of beer are we talking here, Bro?? \:\)\:\)\:\)

I may be able to cough up a few trout areas, if plied with evil spirits! grin.gif

Well...Well...Well...Talk about someone needing an intervention!!!

Bad enough already that you are trading the fish I catch for booze, now you are giving up my fishing spots too?????? How much Boones Farm and Gluek's is it going to cost me this time to keep you Quiet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Justin,

The offer isn't just for him, i could certainly have you crawling off the the lake as well!! ;\) Listen, i'm pretty familiar with the area and have some family up their as well. Just get me on some lakers fella and you'll have a free beer or ten anytime i'm in the area!!

Thanks again fellas!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That Dang Justin keeps conveniently forgetting who puts him on those Trout!! whistle.gif

He never caught any until I moved him from his favorite Trout hole (Olson's Bay on Shagawa) to some of my Top Secret Spots on Burntside. grin.gif

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

    • monstermoose78
      Fun times
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      For winter jigging with Raps I cut off both front and rear hooks and upgrade one size on the middle treble hook. Cliff
    • srj
      Another observation from the tournament and pre-fishing: On LOW I don't usually get very concerned about colors on cranks. However, Friday and Sat, the UV white with pink striped top shad rap was doing about 6 to 1 in the mornings. Afternoons, the gold foil rap was by far our best color. I'm a bit color blind, but pretty sure that UV rap has pink on the top. Wonder what fish actually see...........not much pink striped stuff swimming around the big lake.
    • ANYFISH2
      1/18 Day 4   Day for was exploration Day for the family.  Amanda, the kids, and my mother in law spent a good portion of the hanging out in town.  Shopping and visiting a few of the local attractions.   The father in law and myself decided to pull his boat and go explore a near by lake we have been thinking about.  This would give us s little change of pace.   Fishing actually exceeded our expectations, especially for starting in the early afternoon. Unsure where to start we motored around watching the graph if an area I thought might be good.  after a short while we noticed most marks showed themselves in 18-21 ft on steep breaks.  With the winds blowing we decided to try anchor on top and let the wind drift us over the and bobber fish.  This began to seem unproductive after about 45 mins with no bites, yet we were marking fish.  Out of bordem I decided to raise up 5 ft and cast as far as i could to the top of the break (15ft).  The first 3 casts produced 3 walleyes 15"-18". The bobber never settled before they went down!  The walleyes them slowed but the perch bit really picked up.  Most perch where 9" but a few went as big as 11".   After that spot slowed we hit a few similar spots until we settled on a spot bit deeper but with lots of marks.  This spot would give us pretty non stop action till dark.  With different species rotating through. By the end of the day we caught: 12 walleyes ranging from 11"-21". 5 Pike 20"-30" and one really big one that bit a 10" perch as it was being reeled in by the FIL. Countless Perch, not many under 9"or over 10". And a few dozen bluegills 7.5"-10".   Service here is giving me fits with photos. Hope to post some when i get home this weekend  
    • Hoey
      Perchy - Insured?  If so, the adjuster will have some recommendations, off the record, on places for repair.  
    • Captain Acorn
      For all you jigging rap fans out there are you generally jigging those vertically or on the move.   I seen some discussion earlier on the front hook and one thing that I have heard about that hook is a lot of people do take it off in order to prevent snags. I have donated quite a few jigging raps in the past to rocks on the big V I have donated quite a few drinking wraps in the past to rocks on the big v
    • Perchy
      Help! I need to get estimates to have the transom repaired/replaced on my 2002 Lund due to an accident and have no idea where to go? I live in Owatonna. Thanks in advance!
    • Capt. Quicksteel
      Not on mine either!!   
    • Jim Almquist
      Every store is different as to what they have in stock so if your looking for a specific thing in your size you might have to hit a couple. I went to the Duluth store for my bibs.   Yes a lot of the stuff is still too expensive for going out of business sale prices. 
    • delcecchi
      No fish on my spots....