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
SCCO9803

Rochester area goose hunting

12 posts in this topic

Anyone been doing any goose hunting yet in the Rochester area? If so many birds down there yet/ how have you done?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I live about fifteen miles north of Rochester and also work in Roch.I really haven't seen many flocks flying yet. Usually when they start up it's very noticable.I work about a half of a mile from the north line, and I don't even think the guide services have started bringing people out yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not much for birds here yet......most of the crop is still standing......give it another two weeks and it should be good about anywhere around here

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The beans just went off "Hamburger Hill" this weekend... hunted today for the first time.... successfully I might add. Things usually kick in pretty good by mid to late October.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just took a look out the back door from work and I hear the honk honk honk in the sky. They're starting to fly now. I saw a couple of small flocks going out over 55th street. I don't know--is Hamburger Hill the area by 55th street and 18th ave. Because thats the way they were flying.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quite a few geese staging on the SW side of Roch. Although most of them are refuge bound, there were a handful of flocks breaking the line and working out towards the Salem Corners area (yesterday).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I live on the n side of the refuge. Not far from H hill.

Not a lot flying yet

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Geese are starting to roll in pretty good the last few days. It actually may turn out to be a dang good weekend if you can find a picked field!! The birds ain't too smart right now!

Reports from H.HIll have been outstanding the last 3 mornings.

GOOD LUCK!!!

JA!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wait until you hear about the first snowfall when it sticks to the ground and head to a field. the snow mixes them up and you will have a veery good day in the field.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

JA, others....

OK - I'll bite. Where is "Hamburger Hill"? Thats a new

one on me. How did it get its name?

UG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Hamburger Hill" is a field located NE of the intersection of 18th Av and 55th St. It used to be known as simply "The North Field," but the success rate has been so intense over the last few years that the guys (we call ourselves "goosegrinders") started referring to it as Hamburger Hill! I know, I know, it's sorta krewl and all... but boys will be boys!

JA!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It doesn't have anything to do with the fact that McDonalds is so close they can deliver food to you in your pit? wink.gif

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

    • nmitchell17
      No idea the brand, it's an 8 inch, it's in good shape needs a sharpening I would imagine.  Haven't used it for a couple years
    • otterman91105
      Hey guys heading up to the canadian side in a few weeks just wondering when fishing over rocks what works better 1/4 or 3/8 for jigs to stay out of the rocks?
    • ANYFISH2
      7/20 day 6 Today was was the feast day. Spending most of the day hanging on shore visiting and eating the weeks catch of fish for lunch and burgers and salads for supper.  Some water time for the kids and the wife.  Avas' parents also drive up to spend the evening around the fire.  It was quite the family affair.   Fishing today was targeted towards finding the big panfish for my folks to catch.  This plan was an utter failure.  Both boats out this evening and no one could find the panfish!  Frustrating to say the least. I decided late in the evening to go back after walleyes to try and put the folks on some fish.  I ended up boating only 1 northern 20", Dad landed a 18", 17", and 14" walleye, while mom boated a 14" walleye, and 2, 8" bluegills.  Not bad for a fall back plan the last hour and a half.   7/21 day 7   Today was a day to say goodby to My folks and the borther and sister inlaw.  As well as to start to sad action of packing up and being ready for our trip back home early the next morning. Our late afternoon was interupted by a nice strong thunderstorm that would rattle cabins, dump a ton rain, and light a couple of trees on fire around the lake from lightning strikes!  Also leaving us without power for 7 hrs.  It was a good storm. With the kids off to a movie, and the in laws on shore with boat.  It was just me off to lake for one last fishing outing after the storm.  With only a little over an hour fish i hit our standard walleye spot.  With old faithful providing me with two small walleyes 12" and 14".  The darkness came and fishing for the week was over.    
    • curt quesnell
      I was to Graceton a couple of times and saw the boats but never saw the fish. I really like that are but missed it this year. Bouncers in reeftops is hot as heck right now. Lemms was loaded with big biters yesterday. Good plan. I have been jigging out in the mud, more and more fish out deep every day. Good luck
    • srj
      Hey Curt, not me. But I might get over that way tomorrow as I'm coming up this afternoon. Depending on the wind, I hope to go reef hopping pulling bouncers rather than trolling. I'm curious if the big school is still sitting over east of LP, more or less in front of the Graceton cut. It was a big bunch of fish. A week or so of stable weather would sure be nice. The only  time the wind seems to blow from the same direction for more than a day is if it is somewhere out of the north.
    • curt quesnell
      Nice fish and plenty of them is what has been happening this week. Almost as many slots as keepers.  We have been jigging but pulling spinners or cranks works great too. One of the attached pics is what is showing up in the deep mud, mostly Saugers now but more Walleyes and tons more fish piling in the next few weeks. Joe Paradis from Plummer Mn out with me this morning behind the fish board and, from Thursday fishing buddy Mike Lindholm with the biggest, fattest, best looking 25 incher I have seen in a while. Having plenty of fun fishing in the wind
    • curt quesnell
      Thanks for the reports. Steve, were you at Long Point today? I saw a Stratos
    • certified jumbo
      Bugs have been brutal all summer up their.   Glad you had fun!!!
    • JBMasterAngler
      Well, we went back up there to make up for last month. There was no making up anything! Bugs were horrendous, and the fishing was slow to nonexistent. The biggest point of going back up was to fish West Bearskin and Two Island lakes, and we didn't make it to either this time around either.    We still had lots of fun. Did a lot of hiking and sightseeing, particularly on the way up and he way home. Seen a lot of things I've never seen before. Was nice to sit out by the harbor and eat Sven & Ole's. Definitely a lot more people up there in July, as opposed to June. Well, we'll be back in October. 
    • monstermoose78
      Yeah I like decoys this thread used have some on here. I will try to hit a show Thank you