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Anyone been out to Pearl Lake recently for Bass or Northern? Have a fishing tourney out next week for bass and toothers and was wondering if anyone had any pointers. Never been to the lake and plan to prefish it this upcoming week.

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I havent been out there this year yet fishing except for sunnies, however I have had good luck trolling rapalas for northerns. We trolled deep divers in about 12-18 fow and caught a decent number of northerns. The colors we usually used were neon green and blues. Good luck

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Was out this weekend and hammered the bass. Fishing in the weeds using black plastic worms carolina rigged. Was out both Sat and Sun mornings. Between two guys we caught 30 plus bass - largest being 5 lbs. Tried spinner baits but couldn't keep the northerns off. Bass wanted it worms fished slow. How did you do in your tournament?

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The tourney is on Saturday from 7am-12. Thanks guys so much for the help. I was kinda figuring the finesse approach for the bass but 5lbs....NICE! Hopefully we can pully up so big 'ol gators on Rapalas too!

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Tourney went quite well besides the super thick fog that didn't let up till around 9:00. We ended up taking 3rd. We thought we had a good chance at it with a nice Largemouth that was near 18" and two others that were 14 and 16 but ended up getting smoked by a boat with a young boy around 9-9 yrs old that brought in a 18 3/4" Largemouth! So it was really fun to see him win it. He won a guided bass fishing trip with a guide from St. Cloud as well as 2 tickets to see the Twins vs. Detroit this weekend in the 4th row behind 3rd base. All the entry fees went to Habitat for Hummanity and we ended up raising $440.00 for a super cause! Feel free to come join the tourney next year. It was put on by Celebraton Lutheran out of Sartell and are hoping to make it much larger next year!

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    • Thanks FishinCT, makes me feel a bit better.....

    • fins_n'_feathers

      Posted

      Usually we skip the the river until later in the year but it was the cleanest water we found and the only place we caught any fish. Heading out now to give it another try.

    • curt quesnell

      Posted

      Close to home is possible, try those places first?  I will be out this weekend (if this cold doesnt kill me first)  Better luck next time fins

    • Ok so every year Try to get the guys from work on a fishing trip. Trying to decide on where to go we usually rent a cabin and run portables.

      I am thinking Devils lake, LOW, or Red

      Devils we would do the lodge ice house package because the deal is too good to mess with bringing a trailer and sled or wheelers with.

       

      what would you choose and any other suggestions Leech or Vermillion?

    • I plan on taking all my ice fishing equipment out of my shed this week I cant wait

    • fins_n'_feathers

      Posted

      any  reports from today? we pounded through the washing machine waves all day and got nothing! Lead core,jigging, spinners haha! Ended up getting all our keepers within a mile of home when it was all over! Who else was out there? Am I the only one that did poor today?

    • proguide

      Posted

      Cool nights and only a few warming hours each day have water temps coming down into the 50s this week.  This is actually pretty normal for the last week of September so there is nothing to odd here. 
       
      The catfish have slowed down over the past few days with this cool off.  They are still around to catch.  They are hanging near structure, usually on the drop off to the channel right next to it.  They are also on the softer side of the current in holes.  It seems that longer sit times are in order this week to allow the fish to come out, find and decide to eat the bait.
       

      Sucker seems to be the bait of choice right now.  Frogs just have not been getting any attention.

    • leech~~

      Posted

      26 minutes ago, DANR said:

      From the fall Pelican Lakes Association newsletter - DNR Fisheries Update:

      You may have heard about the 454 adult cormorantsthat were removed from Gooseberrry Island this May by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services Unit under a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  DNR staff looked at the stomach contents of 30 birds. Eleven of those birds had stomach contents including: 38 perch (mostly 4- inchers), 7 spot-tail shiners, 7 bluegills, 6 crappies, 1 rock bass, 1 pike, and zero walleyes.

      Thanks for the Update.  Hopefully they shoot 400 more next spring! :):)

    • FishinCT

      Posted

      They were really slow today. I fished hard all day and didn't manage much. Went over tons of fish and they weren't active at all. Should get better as the weekend gets closer...I hope

    • gizmoguy

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      Go with steel. Contact Isle supply.



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    • PSU
      Thanks FishinCT, makes me feel a bit better.....
    • fins_n'_feathers
      Usually we skip the the river until later in the year but it was the cleanest water we found and the only place we caught any fish. Heading out now to give it another try.
    • curt quesnell
      Close to home is possible, try those places first?  I will be out this weekend (if this cold doesnt kill me first)  Better luck next time fins
    • ZachD
      Ok so every year Try to get the guys from work on a fishing trip. Trying to decide on where to go we usually rent a cabin and run portables. I am thinking Devils lake, LOW, or Red Devils we would do the lodge ice house package because the deal is too good to mess with bringing a trailer and sled or wheelers with.   what would you choose and any other suggestions Leech or Vermillion?
    • ZachD
      I plan on taking all my ice fishing equipment out of my shed this week I cant wait