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
LwnmwnMan2

Goose Lake report - August 19th

1 post in this topic

We had 3-4 hours Saturday evening to get a little fishing in, and the 4 year old was bugging me to take him to "Big" Goose, not "Little" Goose.

Anyways, I didn't realize there'd been an incident on / at the bridge that day, so we come driving up from the east side to use the landing at the "resort", and there's police tape everywhere and the road is blocked off.

Apparently (newspaper stories) a guy fell in the water and drowned in 10" of water.

Anyways, Dep. Sheriff says turn around, head north, come around the west side and you can launch, it's just the bridge is closed right now.

We take another 1/2 hour to figure out which road to take, since we've never been around the west side of the lake, come down the road, the road is blocked before we can get to the lake, again.

I got out, talked with the deputy and said we'd like to launch the boat. He said no, that the road was closed.

I said you might want to tell that to the deputy on the other side of the bridge, because he sent us all the way around to launch over here.

He checked with that deputy, then with a higher-up and finally gave us the okay to launch.

By this time it's almost 7, and if you've been outside lately, it gets dark around 8:30 now, so, needless to say, we didn't get much time to fish.

We fished the east side, caught about 10 crappies (7-8") a couple of perch, one small walleye (7") and one walleye about 13".

All of the fish would hit when we went over the bar at about 7-10' of water, except the larger walleye was in about 17' of water.

It wasn't BAD, could have been alot worse had the second deputy said "can't let you through, no way, no how".

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

    • Buzzbait Brad Ohio
      Thanks for having me Minnesota. I wasn't able to float the Ottertail river but I did fish the lake every morning. Most fish the first 3 days came on top water whopper plopper. The last day, the water temperature heated up to almost 80 so I changed it up a little bit and fished deep water 10-20 feet and caught fish deep. Here's some of the better fish from this week. The fishing up here is great. Can't wait to make it back. 
    • ZachD
      Nice job I will be out on Sat in the boat
    • hitthebricks
      Sounds like my problem, Thanks  
    • JBMasterAngler
      Small minnow raps, #2 mepps spinners, small spoons. Don't need anything else.
    • curt quesnell
      What a great day jigging out in the mud. Little or no wind all day and it was pretty warm but fish were active, biting and large. A big change came yesterday on my close by spots that threw me for a loop but the fish a few miles away seem unphased. I will say it again a great day!
    • monstermoose78
      Thanks for the advice Dave  I dont let Finn fetch on check cord any more. I only used it when he was a pup
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      There are public beaches at both Hoodoo Point in Tower and McKinley Park in Soudan. Cliff
    • leech~~
      In the summer they seem to be about 20' feet down over 50'-80' feet of water. We trolled small raps with what ever would get it down there. I also had down riggers to use.  You could try some deep hook and slip bobbers with a worm in some of the deeper bays to see if they will take it?  Good luck.
    • MinDak Hunter
      I have a bait/rigging question. The kids and I were out on Big Watab chasing a suntan and when I told them that the lake has trout they wanted to try for them but I mostly fish sunnies and crappies. What would I need to get to fish for trout out there? Looking back in the forums I see that some guys use leadcore (I'm not buying new rod/reels) and some use bobbers. Any advice on a common bobber set up? Also, I have an "active" 10 year old so it seems that jigging works best to keep him busy, any advice on jigging for trout?
    • fishingtime13
      Update! Water is way down! But I was able to get a smallmouth with a topwater plug.  And a catfish broke my leader off a  worm, was very confused. Going again tomorrow