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  
Scott S

Clearwater

Recommended Posts

Scott S

Has anyone been out on Clearwater lately, and how warm are the water temps. Have the crappies moved in shallow yet? Am looking at going out the first week in May. Also when is the crappies tournament this year, will try and avoid going out that day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rockhardinmn

The highest emp where i been fishing 53. This area has slowed now as far as fishing , and time to use the boat to hit some other spots.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ruttin' Buck

Hey RHinMN...I sent you an email. Maybe run into you on the pond this weekend if you're out and about.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rockhardinmn

Going to Head over your way later today Buck. Maybe you will see this to know and we can FINIALY HooK up grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scott S

Has anyone been out here lately. Fish biting? Going to be going out saturday and would like to know if they are biting and where to start. Thanks all

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Johnny B

Scott,
I think that BJ’s tournament might be this Saturday. I am heading out Sunday and again Tuesday or Wednesday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rockhardinmn

BJ's contest is May 8th. I would hope that some of those that enter it follow tthe rules of the contest. i have witnessed quite a few of those who enter it break a number of rules to the point i am thinking of volunteering to be one of the workers for the contest.During last years contest there was 1 boat parked in the middle of the trailer parks harbor. when the docks are in there is NOT ENOUGH ROOM to get past.Figure it out boys,, 1 18foot boat in the middle,docks in from both sides = another 50 feet.. the Rule States, you cant be with in 20 feet of another boat or dock.The harbor is only 100 feet wide so that leaves about 15 feet betwwen the docks and a boat anchored sideways in the harbor.


Yes the fish have been biting on all the lakes including clearwater

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LakeCenterRefugee

I am headed out to clearwater to fish tomorrow and Thursday. How is the crappie bite? Anybody got any tips on location and what they are biting on? Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Farley

Anyone been out there latley? Thinking of maybee goin out for some walleyes this weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jclymer

Been wondering the same.. Thinking about hitting another lake Saturday morning and then getting a nap and hitting Clearwater all evening and night on Saturday. How is the bite? Are there still any crappies in shallow?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hydro

Last weekend the crappies were in pre-spawn areas, out of the shallows. Walleyes were in deeper water, avoiding the light. Have at it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jclymer

How deep is deep for the walleyes? 15'-20', 20'-25' or 25'- 30'.

Thanks for the info!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hydro

Deep is relative. Early morning this time of year they will be shallow, 10'-15'. Later in the day down to 20'+, all depending on the spot, bottom, weeds, etc. If the water is clear you can see them down there and they can see you looking at them.

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 :)

    • IceHawk
      First off welcome to the site ! Fish that area quite often and have seen some good flocks around there.  I would get out and do some glassing in the area , especially around some picked corn fields. Right now they are wintered up but will break  apart once spring gets closer. Maybe hit up a local bait store and ask around if anyone knows of a spot. Or look at the landowners list that received permits in that area. They legally have to grant permission to hunt there land but unfortunately a lot of landowners will tell you they are full even if there not  Good luck in your search. 
    • Bisonguy
      this will be my first time chasing Minnesota turkeys. Any tips on where to go around Lake Lida area? 
    • AlwaysFishing23
      When i was there all could find was perch but i only fished for about 3-4 hours all weekend. Not sure on panfish but i know the walleye bit is still pretty good. I'm sure theres plenty of panfish to be had back there though to.
    • Wanderer
      +1 here.  I miss the hills of SE MN but when I have birds walking through my yard it’s hard to leave Central MN. Its not like they’re gonna be super easy but I’m trying to get my first with a bow, and that’s not easy.  Not yet anyway.  The more days I can get in, the better.  And sticking around home makes THAT part easier. When I first started hunting turkeys it took me three seasons to kill a bird.  Then every year after that was a score with the shotgun for about 20 seasons maybe?  I’m going into my second legitimate season of effort with my bow.  Hoping two times is a charm.
    • JFitz
      I spent a little time last summer looking for weed walleyes in Niles Bay. About 10 minutes into my experiment I caught a chunky 22" on a spinner rig over a weedbed in about 10'. The weeds were growing about halfway to the surface but that fish had no problem smacking my bait. I'll keep experimenting this year.... can't wait for open water!
    • Rick
      I hear the panfish are kicking it up a bit? Any word out there?
    • Alex wilhelmi
      awesome feedback! thank you so much for the info! Ill get up ther next year, i dont want to keep any i just want to catch some nice eyes and northern.....hell, whatever! ive been in a sleeper 5 times on LOW and we only had one real good trip. upper red lake once in a sleeper caught 3 eyes in 3 days. i dont mind if i catch one or two fish, its all about the experience for me on the big water. but the girlfriend is a hard one to convince at times for a return trip if the fishing is slow. were headed to fairbault this weekend, i hope we get into something. thanks again guys! ill post a report on our trip. good luck on the ice!
    • IceHawk
      Well who else is going after long beards this spring? I was drawn for season B again no surprise. There were surplus tags left as there were last couple years.  Really like the new approach to not having to apply for the later seasons spreads the hunters out and gives guys like me the opportunity to get after them early   Been out doing some scouting and been seeing some big wintering flocks one I was glassing other day had over 60 birds in it! They have really been working over the picked corn lately.  Oh cant wait to hear the first gobble of the year 
    • Head Shot
      Hello: Repairing Coleman Focus 3 / 5 / 10 / and certain model numbers for the focus 15. If your coleman focus heater is in need of a rebuilt burner or other parts I can help. I do supply parts and repair the above heaters including rebuilding burners for the heater. Qestions = give me a shout. Head Shot eklb@mediacombb.net
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Pat, July is my best time for walleyes in the weeds! I did not cast spinner baits but did pull spinners with 1/2 crawler right along the edges in about 3' to 4' deep water. We were so close to the boat with our lines that we could see our spinners and actually see the walleyes charge out of the weeds and grab our baits! FUN!! Now, thanks to the rustys, those cabbage weed beds are gone. Cliff
  • Share & Have Fun