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
tca12

Liberalized fishing lakes

2 posts in this topic

Any of the liberalized fishing lakes (like Lake George in today's Strib B section) clear enough to spear in? Wouldn't mind another last shot with spear in hand, plus there's no guilt no matter what size as the fish will die by spring anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was reading on the dnr website that the liberalized fishing opportunities were only open until the end of gamefish season. Maybe I misunderstood,

To the topic. Most lakes once opened for unlimited fishing have already become too far gone to really do any good as far as spearing as we know it goes. The fish are not responsive to decoys, and the only realy effective ways to harvest fish most of the time is to find springs, or small areas of higher oxygenated water. Running water always draws fish that are oxygen deprived. In most cases that I have encountered, by the time the lake is opened, you have to push bullheads out of the hole to see if there are any live pike, sometimes you'll find springs with pike stacked up like cordwood, next day, they're all dead.

As far as water clarity goes, the fish are right under the ice and as close to shore as you can get, clarity is not an issue.

I guess what I'm getting at is this opportunity really isn't much of an opportunity in my mind.

Good luck if you persue this endevour! Brent

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

    • Rick G
      Thanks for the update , Don.  Some of the smaller bodies of water in our area capped over last night. I'm hoping there will be walkable ice somewhere by the weekend
    • Rick
      Hunting or fishing license holders can order discounted tickets to the Sunday, Dec. 11, Minnesota Wild hockey game vs. the St. Louis Blues, as the Wild and the Department of Natural Resources team up for this special ticket offer.   A limited number of tickets are available and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket prices vary and the offer is available only through advance online purchase on the Wild webpage, to hunting or fishing license holders for 2016 or 2017. The discount is not available at the Xcel Energy Center box office. Buy fishing and hunting licenses at DNR license agents, online with a mobile or desktop device on the buy a license page, or by phone at 888-665-4236. Mobile buyers receive a text or email that serves as proof of a valid fish or game license to state conservation officers. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Rick
      The deadline for firearms wild turkey hunters to apply for early season spring hunting permits is Friday, Jan. 27, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The spring season, which runs from Wednesday, April 12, to Wednesday, May 31, is divided into six time periods. Only people age 18 and older who want to hunt using a firearm during the first two time periods (A or B) need to apply for a spring turkey permit. Permits for the remaining time periods (C-F) can be purchased over-the-counter. Archery and youth turkey hunters can hunt the entire season without applying for the lottery. Permits for the last three time periods and youth licenses are sold starting March 1. Surplus adult licenses from the first two time periods, if available, are sold starting around mid-March. People applying for permit area 511, the Carlos Avery State Wildlife Management Area, are advised that the sanctuary portion of the WMA will be closed to turkey hunting except for the special hunt for hunters with disabilities. For turkey hunting, a person may only use shotguns 20 gauge or larger, including muzzleloading shotguns. Only fine shot size No. 4 and smaller diameter may be used, and red dot scopes and range finders are legal. Visit the turkey hunting page  for more information about turkey hunting. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Neighbor_guy
      We did some roadside scouting in the Chippewa national forest on Sunday. Put on a pile of miles driving the forest roads with the fresh dusting of snow and never cut a track. Kinda disappointing, but my daughter wasn't really up for it.    Season is still young. 
    • Neighbor_guy
      well we found a small amount of ice. But it was only about 1"thick. And only reached out a couple hundred yards at best. The swans were loving all the open water that's for sure.    Those that did come up to the GTG had a good time despite the lack of ice. Mostly hunting for grouse and rabbits. Plenty of both seen, but the shooting was less than stellar.