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

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
blue_healer_guy

Aug 28-Sept 1 Help!

Recommended Posts

blue_healer_guy

Hello,
Staying at Driftwood lodge 28th-1st and was wondering on a few things. First time on the lake(we go to new places until i find a place of a lifetime.) Been fishing Vermilion the last few years and had a excellant tip this year from 2 people from this forum. Hope that I can get some info here.
From everything I read, fish will be deep? How far do I have to go to find some fish, I think driftwood is on the southern shore. Is it at that time of the year that minnows and jigs are the ticket. Mainly after walleyes but the kids and wife will be with.
Hope to hear some info and if anyone needs info on southern minn. just ask! Thanks, Joe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Hi I've been going to kab for 14 years had a very good time this year as well, the walleye I can't help you with but the northern Thats all I fish, we caught 3 big brutes this year over ten and many over 5 , and several (100) or more under, The primary spots we caught them were peterson bay and in the pocket to the south of echo Island also ek lake you have to go to the visitors center to get the key almost every cast a 3 plus pound northern, in the rain on top water chartruse buzz baits 2 blade and spider wire 20 lb , 4 inch curl tails also used a zarra spook for the biggest northern I,ve seen there in the water at the boat 20 plus , no I did not boat it but it looked like a torpedo chasing my tiny zarra spook (standard 5 inch) in the perch color pattern, just a reminder from god there are bigger ones and I will be back next season, I hope you have a great trip Don and Brenda Grainger are very nice people, Don can set you up with the waleye bite, we went to rainy lake with him and caught many fish (No Pike) cant hold that against him, Ha

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Polar Bear

Hey Joe, You'll be staying west of the part of the park I'm most familiar with but here are a some things that come to mind.

First, there is no subsitute for current, first hand knowledge. Ask your resort owner for all the latest info on the walleye bite. He will be happy to show you where to go on your map. Sometimes they will even take you out for an evenings' fishing if you ask.

Secondly, get out early and late in the day. Walleyes are usually most active in low light conditions.

If you find a group of boats working a certain point or reef give it a try. There is an old saying that 90% of the fish are in 10% of the water. I believe it.

Be flexible in your presentation. Jigs and minnows work but so do crawlers on Lindy rigs and spinner rigs. Also, if all else fails, try trolling rapalas in 10 -20 feet of water at dusk.

Lastly, please mail me a check for $500 bucks. I distictly remember teaching you everything you know about your job, sports, your love life and now fishing....I'm getting tired of taking care of you!

wink.gif Polar Bear

PS...are you still the fastest gun in town???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
guts

You should be in for a great time. Walleye fishing is picking up. Jig and minnow is doing a good time right now, polar bear told it like it is. For the kids, N.Pike and SM Bass are pretty active, if walleye action is slow. Driftwood is a nice clean place and they have lots of friendly chipmunks, bring peanuts and they will definetly entertain your kids.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
blue_healer_guy

Polar Bear, I hate to bore everybody here with my personal success in the sack so give me your email and i will touch base. Thanks guys for the tips, peanuts ya say? Joe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

stayed at driftwood aug 3-10 nice place. caught some nice walleye just outside the weed line in petersen bay trolling floating raps right above the weeds in 8.5 to 9 ft of water. also found a finger that extends from fin island to deep water. it has three rock humps on it that are marked. caught some nice northern and walleye off it trolling deep diving husky jerks in 16 to 18 feet of water. just need to have a stiff rod to troll them. we caught fish just about every time we came in contact with the edge of the rock homps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Polar Bear

barryjyl@madtelco.net

Share this post


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



  • Posts

    • cookie129
      well we finally got our home computer back so it sure is nice to be able to type again instead of using the phone.
      The wind were wicked Monday night but by the looks of it this side of the lake held together so that's real good news.
      Lonnie and his buddy braved the winds yesterday and headed out ,they managed to get 7 of there 8 but it was a tougher bite then last time they were here on Saturday.
      This weekend is going to be crazy up here as I have had quite a few inquirers about lodging on shore. Buddy Hillmen may have something but he is tough to get a hold of as he is busy building that mammoth house.
      We ran into a hiccup on blue thunder and have a part we can not get off to replace. I'm hoping Tom can come over and button it up. as Devon worked his butt off to get er done. You could see the disappointment in his eyes, Blue thunder is my work horse and I'm feeling the pressure of getting her up and running..
      Our new used lake truck may show up sunday if all goes well. Its name is Cheyanne "I think that's spelled right. It blew a radiator in fargo and is arriving on a trailer .
      Old Minnesota is the only house that I have not detailed as I also had some major work on her that was ignored while I was trying to break 80 at the golf course this summer. Every one have a great thanksgiving and if your coming up here make sure you check in the resort your going out of as they have been on the ice everyday
    • Surface Tension
      I've got 6- 8" on my home lake. I've heard reports of 3" on Eastern side of Fish Lake from High Banks Resort-Blue Max.    
    • ZachD
      Idiots   I am heading up Friday I will be walking out don't have to go far for good fishing this early
    • ZachD
      If I remember right you used to have to get a license a while ago before they changed it to the if you occupied it rule. I don't think 14.33 a year is going to break anyones bank. Hopefully they use the extra money for stocking purposes
    • Fishing Frenzy
      Yeah looks like the 2nd weekend in December if we're lucky before you can ice fish this area. Going to be another late year on the ice.
    • PRO-V
      Next year you will have to buy one for wearing long underwear or pac boots.
    • fish_hunt_guy
      Love the reports Smuts. Looks like another great season. Keep it going!
    • slammer
      It just never ends in this state.  Tax, tax, tax.  Where does this money go?  Whats next?   A tag for your vehicle to drive on the ice?
    • leech~~
      Fun for some folks that went exploring early ice from a few years ago. 
    • tfin
      Hi Cookie,  a buddy and I are going up this weekend.  Will they bite much after dark or is the water too mucky this early.  I appreciate any info.  Thanks