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  
kslipsinker

Mistake fish

Recommended Posts

kslipsinker

How many times have you gone fishing for a specific species of fish and caught something totally diferent? I was bass fishing Saturday in the early AM wind and rain. I was throwing a swim jig into the sticks for bass and had a very good strike. I swung the boat out to get away from the shore, and the fight was on. After a battle I got the fish up where I could see what it was, a 28" walleye! Didn't have a camera, so I made a quick measument and released it. I did catch a couple of real nice bass later in the morning.

I have caught a few pretty nice muskies crappie fishing also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
prov1900

I know what you mean. I caught a 20 plus pound pike this summer bass fishing. Pretty cool. You got me beat. I havent caught a 28" walleye yet, whether walleye fishing or not. Nice catch. Cool that you released it. I released my pike too. No picture, no official measurement, but I did have three witnesses. You really dont need fish on the wall. But, at the same time, I am willing to learn grin.gif Catching that walleye like you did proves they are shallower than you think, even at this time of year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PierBridge

Quote:

How many times have you gone fishing for a specific species of fish and caught something totally diferent?


No kidding......just the this morning I caught 2 Northerns on Pop R's in 2 fow....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ralph Wiggum

Quote:

Quote:

How many times have you gone fishing for a specific species of fish and caught something totally diferent?


No kidding......just the this morning I caught 2 Northerns on Poppers in 2 fow....


Someone had to keep those pesky snot rockets away from my Pop-R to give me a chance to catch the smallies. Thanks, Pier!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
traveler

2 years ago on LOTW I was muskie fishing and decided to try something totally different to try to turn one on. Threw a big (4 inch or so) swim bait out and on about the 3rd cast got bit...31 inch walleye! (released)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matt Johnson

I got a 39-inch muskie while throwing a buzzbait for bass a couple years ago. Man was that a fight! That fish tail-danced a few times across the surface of the water and really tested my drag smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
so haaad

I was fly fishing the Rush River over in Wisconsin two summers ago and caught and released a 28" walleye.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BobT

Last winter while targeting walleyes I caught a mud puppy. I had never seen such a thing before and as it turned out it was the first recorded sighting in the lake I was on according to the DNR.

It isn't uncommon to catch bowfin (dogfish) on Osakis while walleye fishing either. I've had times when I was forced to move because of this.

Bob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slopmaster

this year why muskie fishing throwing a buck tail i caught and realesed a 29 inch walleye

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Duffman

Caught a 17 lb. musky on a rubber worm last summer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Stratosman

27" eye casting a reef hawg for muskie on Mille Lacs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DEADhead

I can't tell you how many crappies and sunfish I caught on a 6" clouser minnow fly I tied on a size 2 wide gap hook while fishing for pike and walleyes. I don't know how they even got hooked since the hook gap was bigger than their mouths....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
B@ssmaster

Plastic wormin' for bucketmouths. Hopped the worm down the breakline and retrieved it for a few feet at the base of the break. No takers, so started reeling in very fast for the next cast. Worm now rocketing through the water, some distance off the bottom in 18FOW. Got HAMMERED part way back to the boat. 6lb walleye. Released.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
echotrail

I was fishing with 2 friends for suspended crappies at about 15 feet and we were doing quite well. All of a sudden one of them caught an 11 pound Northern on a crappie minnow using 4lb. test on an ultra light setup.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishyguy

6lb. dogfish under a bobber with a tear drop jig and wax worm while sunny fishing of the dock.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kslipsinker

Another couple I have experienced are big bullheads on bucktails while muskie fishing. Last summer my buddy and I landed a 45 pound flathead on the Croix while trolling cranks for walleye.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
matthothand

I just posted on this in the BWCA/Duluth forum. Here is a link to the thread and pic of my suprise catch. Check it out!!!

my best bonus fish ever! pic included

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
prov1900
B@ssmaster, I have caught almost every fish known to man with a texas rig plastic worm, including, pike, musky, bluegill, crappie, flathead/channel cats, and on and on, but I have never caught a walleye texas rigging. I believe I have had several strikes from them, but could never hook up. I always thought it was the hook size, 2/0 or 3/0, but then again, what about the crappie and the bluegills. Were you texas rigging when you caught that and if so, what size of hook. Just curious.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rushing

How about catching a Sheephead while fishing for flatheads...I was using a 7in bullhead for bait!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MuskyBug85

a few weeks back i got a 25" walleye trolling for muskies with an 8" walleye colored jake. Jonah

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ocf

caught a sunny on a floting rapala longer than the fish

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
icehousebob

Hey Rushing, a couple weeks ago, while night fishing on the Red for Channels, my son baited with a whole Goldeye on an 8/0 circle hook and went to sleep in the boat. When he woke up, the bait was gone and he had about a 15 inch Quillback on his hook. How that fish got its tiny mouth hooked on an 8/0 circle is a real mystery. Something else must have chewed off almost all the bait from the hook first, because the Goldeye was about half the size of the Quillback.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
B@ssmaster

Prov1900,

Yep, Texas rigging. Have had similar experiences with many fish types. Being bit off by pike is a constant annoyance, catching the odd bluegill or crappie happens. But the walleye was a surprise. Usually I am throwing Tru-Turn 3/0 or 4/0, depending on worm size that day. Been a while, don't recall which one for this particular fish, but I am sure it was one of those two.

B@ssmaster

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 :)

    • nlayne882
      Lot of ice on the shore, only place to fish as of Thursday is two harbors breakwall
    • Wanderer
      I found a great bait selection at the Baxter Fleet Farm today.  3 sizes of suckers, multiple sizes of golden shiners, and of course fat heads and crappies. The first bait shop I tried only had fat heads and crappies.
    • mrpike1973
      Been very slow around here any luck anyone? don't want the lake but just general feeling around here. Did some pan fishing in 8-10 fow but got very slow.
    • Alex wilhelmi
      Hey Justin, if you see a 2004 burgundy 1500 Silverado with Iowa plates on shields, Yukon tent. That's the girlfriend and I. Stop by for a Busch latte, or a white Russian. I can't wait to get out of Iowa for the weekend. 4 am on the road!!!!!!!! yeah baby!!!!!! Good luck!!  
    • fowldreams
      There was a couple mixed in the bucket. They were big shiners 5 to 6 inch range. The shiners would be down for 6 hours or so each time and we never waited that long for a sucker to be taken. Just our experience. If a guy could have both I say try and see.
    • Wanderer
      Call ahead for shiners.  I’ve heard there aren’t any left in the state.  At Mille Lacs 2 weeks ago I asked for some and the guy looked at me like I was stupid. Of course I blame that on the question... 
    • Jplante
      Fowldreams, did you have shiners? Just curious if preferred them over shiners, or thats just what you had.
    • fowldreams
      suckers, suckers, suckers. This was the only bait that worked for us last weekend and when the fish hit the rattle reels line spooled fast.
    • Flash
      Thanks! Flash "Set the Hook"
    • MN BassFisher
      What surprised me about the fishery in SE Florida is that it is mostly live bait (Shiners). There are so many fish in those channels that the Peacock's won't chase a bait for long. I guess they can be caught on the fly but your casts needs to be very accurate and your hookset quick because they spit the flies fast. Our guide said artificials could be done but you're going to spend all day to maybe catch a few fish. Watching the videos of those Amazon Peacock's destroying topwater plugs and jerkbaits looks like a riot!!!
  • Share & Have Fun