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
NPG

Clear Lake (Waseca)

13 posts in this topic

Fished there last night and marked a ton of fish, but was pretty slow. Caught 4 crappies from 6-11 pm. Missed 3 other bumps. Tried everything, caught the 4 fish on smallest jigs we had and small crappie minnows. Anyone else have any better luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ended up with 8 and had to work really hard for them. Small jigs with bugs and minnows worked for us.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Saturday night we caught 1 sunfish about 7.5" and over 50 crappies in the 9"-10" range, 1 was 11" between 5 pm and 8 pm, they were still biting when we left. Next morning it was small and I mean small crappies and a few nice sunnies mixed in with small sunnies.

Used a JB lures Ju Ju with a silver wiggler/euro larva which was the hottest ticket. The other was an Outdoor Pro Series neon Tiger jig with a small purple plastic tail added to it was the second. The slowest and I mean slowest was a small jig with a small minnow - 2 fish total.

It's not a location issue as I've tried a few differant spots over the past week and while some were bettrer than others it was relatively close.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rick you fish Clear often? I fish it a few times a year. I usually have good luck there, some walleyes in with a bunch of crappies. I will usually fish there from about 6-9pm, then it slows alot after that, for me anyways.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A fishing report from "the man"; Hoo-Ray!

Folks, if Rick is catching fish, he usually forgets to talk and even type.

Thanks for the report dude. Nice to see you're on 'em. I owe you a perch bite, don't I?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How deep of water were u in?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

is the water clear enough for the camera on clear

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Barely, but mine seems to work ok in the daylight there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have been over to Clear the last two weekends with mixed results. How deep are you catching the crappies and if you are willing to share where abouts on the lake were you?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

im in 15fow the night eye bite slowed way down the last few weeks but the day eye bite picked up a lot got 2 25in eyes and my buddy lost a pig this week

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

any latest reports on the bite? not to familier with the area, just wondering where the best to give it try.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

went out today and fished the north end of the lake and caught nothing but really small sunnys and perch. watched BIG schools of crappies come through on the camera and tried everything but could not get them to bite on anything!! we were in 16 feet of water. good luck to everyone else out there hope next time i can give a GOOD report. I GUESS THATS WHY THEY CALL IT FISHING and NOT CATCHING!!! HAHA!

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

    • SkunkedAgain
      There are two main spawning spots on Vermilion that I know of. I'm near the one on the west end of Vermilion. The walleye haven't been as good on this end yet they don't pull any fish out from here. They've been pulling walleye out of the east end spawning spot in Pike Bay, and for some reason walleye have been doing better over there.   I have no doubt that there are many variables that go into the equation, but you can't ignore that the end they put the 10% back into has been doing better than the one where they leave it alone.
    • TrueNorth
      Are there any updates for the area?  It sounds like crappie fishing is good in the shallows on Fishtrap.  I heard Sham is fighting high waters with no end in sight....
    • TrueNorth
      Trolloni - Do you write it that way to actually troll us?  Creel/lake surveys show Vermilion is very healthy and the DNR continues to use new technology.  It's only going to get better.  If we listened to old, arm-chair QB's, fishing would be as shi#TY as the West side.  
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      At least10% of all eggs hatched at the Pike River Hatchery are returned to Vermilion waters every year. According to DNR statistics that percentage is usually a much higher survival rate then if they had let the walleyes spawn naturally! I consider that a good trade off! Cliff
    • trolloni
      They should not be  going  back to area waters or traded to  other dnr  districts they should go right back into LAKE VERMILLION !!!  Don't ya think its time the dnr   should start to listen  to the paying public, us ! [trappers, hunters,  fisherpeople ,boaters and snowmobilers ]