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
T-water

Heading to Spider

3 posts in this topic

Heading up to Spider next week, I'm hoping to get after bass, pike and maybe a muskie. I'll have my buddy with me two teenagers (they get the little boat). I've fished the lake 1 time before with mixed success but if anybody has some ideas for me I'd be quite grateful.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cant help alot but i have been there a few times when i used to live about ten miles away. Smallies and pike are usually biting along the northeast shore down from the public access.(Head to the left as you come off the access). Lots of rock and some cabbage areas for a bonus pike or musky. If you follow that shore eventually you will come to a necked down area of the lake and that has reeds and pads and cabbage which is usually good for a mix of species. Cast spinnerbaits and fat raps or DT's and you will get action. I have never had to go any farther south than where the lake necks down and then opens up to the other arms.Cant speak to the rest of the lake but that has worked great for me in the past.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Muskydanno. I've been playing out different spots in my mind for a long time now and I'm pretty stoked to actually see cabbage weeds as opposed to pondweed! If anybody else has ideas or has been there recently let me know. I'll post results.

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

    • ANYFISH2
      Saturday found the panfish deep in the morning, not a fish on the shoreline to be found. By late afternoon the shorlines were packed with panfish.  Crappies just now are actually on beds.   Bluegills are have not yet started to fan nests.  The big seriously fat females are thick shallow, only a few bulls hanging around at this point.   This is for the area near Walker/Hackensack. 
    • Wanderer
      Leeches under a slip bobber drifted over a small shelf off a bigger flat.  Bobber set at 8.5 feet.
    • Rick G
    • JeremyCampbell
      Saw a group  like you described a couple weeks back below the Sartell dam while fishing.They didnt have head gear though.They were playing by the dam gates riding the flow from the open side.Then they hung out by the closed side and I learned that its only about knee high on a certain area  that in my mind thought it was much deeper.Looked like fun for sure
    • lawman
      I have a Minn Kota Ulterra and am not having any problems. In last two days I have seen two fisherman struggling out on the water trying to stow their units that failed to auto stow. There is an emergency procedure described in digital manual but it is not very helpful. I have looked for a video of this procedure on You Tube but couldn't find one. Has anyone had any luck finding such a video??
    • Tom Sawyer
      Dandies! What did those big girls want to eat @Wanderer?
    • Wanderer
      Back to fun pictures and the reason I love coming to the Tower/Ely area!   There's just an amazing difference in the environment up here.  It's something I miss pretty much every day I'm not here.  And when you have as beautiful of a Saturday as we had yesterday, I just gotta say "Ahhh, this makes everything else worthwhile."   And when I go back through my best fishing memories, SO many have been made here, and yesterday I added another.  These girls in consecutive casts:  
    • eyeguy 54
      yesturday we were about 1/2 mile below the sartell dam and 4 jet skiis headed north to the dam area. the kind that yo stand on. looked like they all had go pros on helmets and looked like they were on a mission to have some fun. would have been nice to see what they did up there.
    • eyeguy 54
      great fishing so far   
    • ANYFISH2
      Couple from 5/27.