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
Paul Waldowski

tearin lips - Headed your way :)

8 posts in this topic

You going to be working tomorrow??? Looking for a couple of last minute items smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Paul, sorry that I didn't get up on your reply right away. Yes I will be working the morning shift tomorrow. 6:00 am to 2:00 pm. Looking forward to meeting you! Have a safe trip up! grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi tearin lips (Bill),

It is good to know that for many years we have been supporting an FMers business. We stop each year and purchase about 5 pounds of leeches and other misc. bait and tackle on our way out to the annual Rainy trip. How are leeches looking? I know we have been through a few times and you have been too low to sell us numerous pounds. We are coming up this Thurs (Aug. 17th). Do you think we could "reserve" some leeches... or perhaps with a heads up that we are coming, you could have some extras on hand?

Thanks,

Ben

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Anylake, however I have only been enployed at RLOS for two years. Our leeches are looking good, however we are not selling them by the pounds anymore. We will have plenty on hand for you guys though. I will be working the 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm on thursday, hopefully our paths will cross! grin.gif

Take Care, and have a safe trip up! grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Paul, I was up there for a week recently. Shucks, I think you are already there...wish I was. grin.gif

Buy leeches by the pound! In 5 days we burned 2 pounds of leeches between the wife and I. Fishing was fantastic! Crawlers were good too, but leeches were much better.

Trolling cranks got one fish, but it was big at 26".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chuck Im headed up tomorrow morning. Leeches did it for you hey? I guess Ill have to get a pound or two now. We were up a few days ago and crawlers were the ticket but Im going to try leeches more and crank more too. We saw lots of fish suspended off reefs. Ill let ya know how we did.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Northlander, we trolled, and trolled....it was horrible trolling bite for us. Other fisherman that camped nearby trolled and with the same results. I got lucky with one fish. We trolled open basin, shallow, deep...only one walleye. Not even a pike...tried for pike too.

Fish the outer edges of rockpiles with a long snelled leech with a blade. Gold was best. Anywhere from 20-30 feet was ideal, and had one spot where 40' produced a lot of nice eaters, but I wouldn't recommend going that deep cause they would croak on the way up. Luckily they were keepable for a meal. grin.gif

Smallies were fun in the rocks also.

We fished MN side just west of the Brule Narrows....endless reefs to hit all over the lake.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Same for us. Trolling reefrunners didnt do a thing. Lindy rigs and macs smile blades took all our fish. Baits changed all the time between minnows, leeches and crawlers. Lots of small fish, only a few in the slot.

We caught most of our fish in 30-55' of water.

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

    • BulldogInTC
      Finally making it up this weekend to the cabin since January.  Looks like hit and miss weather conditions over the weekend, but I'm hoping to get some decent time in the boat...as long as the father-in-law isn't cracking the whip too hard  . That's good to hear about the success in Frazier, Matt.  Always seems like we are fighting for walleyes, but I'm hoping to change that and try a few new spots this weekend.  Hope everyone has a safe and good fishing holiday weekend.
    • Muzzy33
      We are from Indiana (land of terrible eye fishing). Staying in a cabin in the oak narrows June 3-10.  This is our fourth year fishing the big V, but have always fished the westside.  Never had great walleye fishing yet.  We normally stay father on the westside like around wolf Bay or Norwegian, so we wanted to find a cabin closer to the Eastside.  Figured the narrows would be closer so we can fish spots on the west side that we've already learned and also venture to the east where I've heard the walleye fishing is better for keeper walleyes.  I'm looking for any tips or locations to try.  Maybe someone could help us out.  It would be much appreciated.  Thank you
    • Muzzy33
      We are from Indiana (land of terrible eye fishing). Staying in a cabin in the oak narrows June 3-10.  This is our fourth year fishing the big V, but have always fished the westside.  Never had great walleye fishing yet.  We normally stay father on the westside like around wolf Bay or Norwegian, so we wanted to find a cabin closer to the Eastside.  Figured the narrows would be closer so we can fish spots on the west side that we've already learned and also venture to the east where I've heard the walleye fishing is better for keeper walleyes.  I'm looking for any tips or locations to try.  Maybe someone could help us out.  It would be much appreciated.  Thank you
    • Sherman
      Holland
    • 1eyeReD
      Thanks LucasMN!! I will throw you a personal fishin report when I'm done.
    • Luke jones
      Hi everyone I am new to this chat. I was wondering what stage you think the panfish are in right now anything helps. Thanks Luke
    • LucasMN
      There is spots in the parking lot for roughly 7 vehicles with trailers. When that's full, you can park on the side of the road leading up to the access (I don't know if it's legal but have never seen tickets given out nor have I received one). The access is fairly steep but  in good shape. A 16ft will go up/down and launch no problem. 20'+ fish houses can make it up and down.    The access on the south side (past the Bear trap) on Highway 71 has much more parking and is a flat landing with 2 docks.   Water clarity is good. Fishing is mediocre. 
    • Dune27
      Haven't tried fishing there but I would love to go there someday.
    • neptune
      Basskisser, You will love the lake. Compared to other sizeable lakes in MN the traffic is much lower.  Plus Vermilion has so much shoreline with great bays everywhere.  I always have a rod rigged with a Rapala DT6 in red crawdad color and another set up with a fintech jig and tube in either a crawdad brown or green pumpkin.  The Rap works great if you want to cover water and just bounce it down a rocky shoreline.  The tube is perfect for throwing under docks or submerged rocks that your sonar points out.  Good luck and have fun.  There is some great bass fishing on Vermilion.
    • ZachD