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

      1st Please Post Your Fishing Report - Then Join the NEW - Private Fishing Report Clubs   01/24/2018

      Private Fishing Report Clubs - Click Here - Post Your Fishing Report Before Joining
      1st, be sure you post a fishing report in the forums, then ask to join after you post a fishing report in your area forum. The Private Fishing Report Clubs are where folks can share private fishing information with club members who have proven they know what's going on. Fishing Report Clubs Link also in Menu above. Apply to become a member today, while it's still easy. 
  • 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!!!

Recommended Posts

MarkB

Yesterday, I picked up my Dad and Mom for visit. Dad comes to fish smile. Mom comes to gamble frown. This morning we decided on an area that has produced some really big catches for us over the years. Actually, we figured out this morning that we have been fishing the spot for 54 years! The deepest water in the area is ~30' but there is structure galore and ZERO snags! shocked The water shallows up to a 14'-16' flat and the areas where we concentrate our efforts are where the deeper water forms "inside turns" and "outside turns"/underwater points. At times they are right up on the flat and other times they stack up on the deeper 25'-30' break. Today they were right on the edge in 17'-20'. Casey's crawlers were the bait choice. The big fish hit in 17' and gave my Dad quite a tussle before she finally came up to the boat. What a great fish! It is our biggest walleye of the year and to have my almost 90 year old Dad catch her....well, it just can't get much better than that! After taking several pictures and measuring her, we released her unharmed. It certainly made our day!

Good Fishing,

MarkB smile

DSCN0345_zpsaddb5bef.jpg

DSCN0343_zps12794eb8.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fish Head

Nice fish!! Congrats to your dad. How big was she?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MarkB

29" and built like a brick outhouse!

He's on quite a roll!

I've shown this one before, but he got this one in early June:

DSCN0324_zpsa5e727f7.jpg

Good Fishing

MarkB smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
chaffmj

Wow nice fish! Congratulations to your Dad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Capt. H (Ret.)

Congrats to your father!!! I am sure the IOWA cap helped!!!

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishingdad

Mark. Wow what a treat to be able to be with your Dad & have him catch a beauty like that. I would have to say "That is as good as it gets". Great Job ( I wish my kids could put their Dad on fish like that )

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Casey Sunsdahl

That's a beauty!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
redlabguy

That is a great fish and story. I'm going to go find my Iowa cap.

RLG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MarkB

Thanks for the nice remarks gentlemen! He got a 17" this morning but he's still pretty full of himself when we talk about the big one. smirk

Good Fishing,

MarkB smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bturck

Mark great story and pics, but there's something missing........how did mom do gambling? Or is that a subject better left untouched.... smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MarkB

She claims to be UP $221! I think her math is suspect but she's having fun so who cares wink.

Good Fishing,

MarkB smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gloomiseye

Awesome fish!! (Hate the hat though lol).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Naturboy
      Those were caught from a shallow lake (17’) in 9 feet of water at the bottom of the first shoreline break. I was using a UV buckshot and minnow head since the water was murky. The crappie is still swimming the walleye not so much. I didn’t get the exact location. Sorry  
    • Sunset Lodge
      Hello from the NW Angle!

      Minnesota fishing has been most productive in 20-24 feet of water.  Guests are bringing home their limits of Walleye and Sauger with the occasional Perch and Northern mixed in. Fish have been most active early and late in the day and the bite has been terrific. The use of electronics continues to be very beneficial with fish taking jigging spoons, jigg’n raps or rattle baits.  Snowmobile ttrails on the Minnesota side continue to be maintained and are in great shape. We are still making ice, with most spots at over 30 inches. 

      North and East of us in Canada, big Crappies are coming in on light tackle setups out of 30 feet. If you are looking for walleye, they are everywhere!

      Until next week, 

      Sunset Lodge
    • JBMasterAngler
      On the Bayfield side of the bay, the target depth is typically 10 to 40 ft. The basswood island area is where they go after lakers. There’s a plowed road that goes out there. As of last week the ice was about 20 inches in that area, might be thicker now. Check out the Bayfield webcam, you can see what kind of activity is going on.
    • Jarrid Houston
      Wanderer, stop in at the River Rock bait shop in Ashland and they will get you pointed in the right direction.  They are always pretty cool about that.  Fishing near Ashland off of 2nd landing can be good.  Don't need nothing more than regular walleye gear, and some tip-ups and really there is no rhyme or reason where a guy should set up shop. Its a pretty wide open water and the fish that live there are always on the move. For us, most often, the sit and wait pays off.  It has been slower as of late, but still some fish..  Good luck, JH
    • cat44
      Anybody know if there is a pressure ridge/ice heave out in front of the Warroad Access? I know ice conditions will change throughout the coming weeks. Looking forward to getting after some pike.  The last few years there has been a pressure ridge there, last year it went from Springsteel over to Swift. And we've been up there plenty of times when there hasn't been one at all. Just curious to find out what conditions are like in that bay. Thanks!
    • Hoyt4
      Most likely our last trip up this year unless we go up for crappies but i'm running out of weekends. We had another great trip this weekend the fish are so fat this year more than I remember in the past.  Got my old man out for a good walleye bite he had a blast and caught a ton of fish. One day they just attached the bait as it was coming down they would come up and smash. Next day you put in the bottom and not even see the lure on the vex bring up a tad and they would smack it. Fun and a lot of snow hitting yesterday when we left.
    • PRO-V
      Agreed!!
    • SaintPaulPaul
      Switch to regular Budweiser and they seem to just jump out of the hole. No, seriously the way I improved my landing success through the ice was to go to small treble hooks. One small one on a 6' leader, a weight and Colorado blade above the leader seems to work for me. If you are on the flag right away, you don't risk gut-hooking them. I also recycle my Power Pro musky line and put it on tip ups. Also, I should add that I always  have a jaw-spreader and 8" forceps for quick and easy hook removal.
    • Iowabrewcrew
      Funny...seems like when the Emerald run slowed down up there 4-5 years ago, the fishing followed suit!
    • anyfishwilldo
      they only ran for a couple days.  They have them on the canadian side but its illegal to transport live bait across the border
  • Share & Have Fun