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

      Fishing Report Clubs - LIMITED MEMBERSHIP - Join Today - FREE   01/24/2018

      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  

Recommended Posts

!wall-i-king

Hey guys it has been a while since I have been up on the lakes around Duluth but I have all week off of school next week due to the shooting that happened there. So a buddy of mine and I decided we needed to take a little road trip to get out of here and away from all of the issues. Figured it was time to meander back up this way. I know most of the typical spots on the lake and am just wondering if any of you guys could shed some more light like Steve or BD or any of the other guys that fish the lake a bit. Also if anyone wants to get together to put some extra heads together sometime between wed and sun this week let me know and maybe we can get something going. Thanks in advance guys we will talk to ya later.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tearin' lips

Mornings and evenings are good for 'gills and crappies...with some action mixed in during the day. pink/while demon jigs with waxies or spikes are working well when I have been out there. Just follow where all the houses are! \:\(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BD110
\:\(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
!wall-i-king

yeah go ahead and e-mail me your number...wall_i_king@hotmail.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BD110

E-mail has been sent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Northlander

BD110 thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FishnUMD

Birch Island here I come!! ;\) or is that the island i've been fishing the last few wks? a little left coming straight off the [PoorWordUsage] access?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Northlander

UMD you have been in the right place all along.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jorgie

I'm guessing Fish might be a little crowded this weekend...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BD110

Steve,

I'm not that worried about it being that the permanent houses where setting up on top of us as we where leaving last week. My hope is that everyone will be busy there and that will leave more of the lake for us to check out as needed. There has to be another honey hole just waiting for us to find it.

Now if it would only warm up so we can make swiss cheese out of a couple new areas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Northlander

Jorgie it has been every weekend for at least 42 years that I can remember. Or at least every weekend that you could drive wherever you wanted.

On weekends I hit a reliable spot real early and by 9am Im usually hunting for the next out of site "Honey Hole". Then about 2pm I settle doen in another high % area and see if I cant get lucky.

Man I wish this weather would level out and get more consistant.

All these fronts popping in and out are making the fishing ruff.

BD110, no bother, that spot had slowed down real bad about 3 days before. Now with all the party houses out there it wont have anything but garbage and human waste all over the place. Lots of partiers out there lately. I wish the DNR would get out on that lake and do some serious educating. Too much junk laying around and Im seeing people tossing small crappies in the snow banks again. Good thing I have TIPS on my phone along with other DNR officers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cpinkert

Hey Northlander,

What are those numbers for the local DNR officers and TIPS. I'm going to be out there this weekend and I'm pretty sick of all the morons making that spot a mess.

-Chris

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Northlander

TIPS Hotline is 1-800-652-9093

Make sure you tel them exactly what lake and where you are and all the info you can give on the offending party.

Oh and if you cant get tips to get someone there asap call the local sherriff and he will come or get the DNR too. I dont have the DNR # for MN. Only personel # and these officers dont want them on the net. Im sure you understand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cpinkert

Thanks...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FishnUMD

Yeah, I'll hafta agree with Northlander. Out by Birch has slowed down quite a bit. I was hoping it was due to the weather, but after a few days of small fish I've given. Started hoping around a bitand I was able to still find some hungry fish. Like everyone keeps saying, they're in the lake somewhere-just takes a little searching. Sounds like the wkend would be a perfect time to do so!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jorgie

Yes Fish Lake is almost always a popular spot. I guess when I saw BD110's post with pretty specific advice, I figured the FM affect would kick in this weekend. But he is right, there is already a ton of houses out there. If people want to crowd out there, that's fine. I never have good luck in shanty towns so I won't be there.

The thing I hate about all this really cold weather is the extra thick ice. Don't get me wrong, its great for driving on, but with my hand auger it just makes for a lot of work. My new GPS should be here today, so hopefully that can eliminate some of the guess work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BD110

Not that I thought my info was over the top. It was some very basic fishing info. I have removed my eairlier post. Hopefully everyone is going to be able to make it out to one of the area lakes for a little fishing this weekend. It should be a nice one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jorgie

Tom, I hope you understand that I wasn't trying to berate you for posting info about a specific spot. I was just thinking about how info on this site can really spread, but without thinking about how popular Fish is already.

I agree that I hope we can all get out this weekend after this miserable weather. I'm hoping to go after pike one last weekend, maybe on Wild Rice. Good luck everyone.

Eric

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Northlander

BD just remember whats basic to us is Gold to a lot of others who troll this site and others just for that type info.

A new honey hole has been found but only the 3 bears get to sleep in this one. ;\) Need to save the honey for the next 5o years ya know. grin.gif

What ya doing monday?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tcumd

yea- people should have to pay for all of this "gold" knowledge you have. I would be running around on the lakes like a chicken with my head cut off if it wasnt for all of the superior fishermen giving up these 3 bear hunny holes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BD110

Jorgie,

I understand totaly. You guys have very good comments on the matter. It was more of a matter of me re-thinking my post and a little bit of the fact that I would like to see my name mentioned on a little more positive note.

My fishing plans have changed a little bit. I will be on Rice lake Today (friday) and Sunday for a last chance tip-up party.

I will be on Fish lake for the fishing contest on Satursay and look forward to meeting a few of you.

Northlander, I work Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BeastLight

I figured by now northlander you would have gone pro, but without a river tourney trophy I guess you can't. As far as fishing goes it used to be friendly with fellows getting together BSing, now it looks like more competition fishing. A little modesty goes a long ways. Keep those lines wet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SKIPPERS KID

I had a honey hole on fish for 25 years and now I will be looking for a knew hole. Years ago there was only a hand full of guys on the hole lake and now it is just like where one house is there is 20 houses. This is why I will not ever say where I am but will post depth and bait used. so many people and so little fish we will see what has happened next year for fishing we all will be looking for a new lake. Well I hope every one gets out this week it will be warm and good fishing to all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Steve Foss

Skippers Kid, bright side is, because you keep your mouth shut and the masses have migrated to Fish, you're going to have less company on the other lakes where you find a good bite.

OK, OK, I'm always looking for a silver lining. grin.gifgrin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BeastLight

25 years ago we did not have the internet, so fisherman actually sat on the ice and dealt with the problem instead of typing their problems away on a forum

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • relax
      Hey @jlang_04, i'm looking to take my kids down that area and was curious how's the ice for a 3/4 ton with a ice castle 8x24. I'm sure the ice is thick enough but I also know some lakes are aerated or have current and the ice can be soft in some spots. So I just want to be safe with my family. Also, how's the fishing down there?  Thanks, Justin
    • Pat McGraw
      Thanks guys.
    • Pat McGraw
      Up until about seven or eight years ago we were on Head-o-lakes bay. Minimal to no Rustys. Just the old school guys with the big blue boxer-mit claws. We were seeing rounded gobies.  We're on Frazer now. Wow! It's indescribable how many of those buggers there are. We've been trying to do our part by having frequent crawfish boils. Haven't made a dent but fun and tasty to try.
    • ANYFISH2
      will definitely be hunting turkeys again this year.  Love chasing these birds. Intend to go the archery route this year for the first time.  I have 2 kids that always are excited every year, until a couple of early mornings wain thier enthusiasm!  Figuring archery will allow me go on those days the kids dont want to wake up and I think I have something figured out.  Hope my skills will be up to the challenge.  
    • hookie
      I've had very good luck with them also. Always pick some up before heading out on the lake.
    • steel hunter
      Was thinking about heading up the shore for some open water fishing. Was just wondering if their is alot of ice floating around and if not wat kind of wind would make it difficult to fish from shore? Thanks
    • SRMrK2
      Please send photo's, thank you. gkaeter@charter.net
    • monstermoose78
      There is a bunch of walleyes in Mille lacs and for the first time in a long time there is  bait fish for them to eat. Mille lacs is a son of a gun to fish if there is a bunch of bait for walleyes to eat. It’s still one the best walleye fisheries in the world. 
    • gimruis
      Wait until open water season.  It was ranked #1 in the country for bass for a reason.  Its also ranked #6 in the nation for muskies too if you have enough patience to target them. A recent review of Mille Lacs was conducted by an independent Biologist from Lake Erie and found that what the DNR has done with that lake has been fair, accurate, and appropriate in terms of regulation/harvest/restrictions.  Course, some business owners might say otherwise but the science and data has been found to be true.
    • gimruis
      I did not draw an early season permit.  I may be able to snag a surplus season B, otherwise it will be a later season for me this spring.  The birds are getting SMART.  They have refused to listen to any calls and they are decoy shy so I haven't been using calls or decoys for a while now.  Rather, I just sit there and wait on a travel route and hope they walk within range (sort of like deer hunting I guess).  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.  Scouting is obviously important.  What has also really helped is the use of Winchester Longbeard XR ammo.  I have harvested turkeys out to 60 yards with it in recent years.
  • Share & Have Fun