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

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
k-rudy

Latest Report

Recommended Posts

k-rudy

I am heading up to Winnie on Saturday and was looking for any reports people can give me. laugh.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Milkdud

I fished this past weekend in front of High Banks Resort in 6-8 feet of water drifting with spinners and crawlers during the day and pulled shad raps in the early evening and did pretty good. We caught several walleyes most too big to keep but that is a good problem if you ask me! We had most luck with hammered gold spinners and silver/blue shad raps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
k-rudy

Thank you for the report!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dances with Walleye

Quote:

I am heading up to Winnie on Saturday and was looking for any reports people can give me.
laugh.gif


Most of my fishing experience on Winnie is in the Month of August...

IMHO, your best bet to get some eyes is to find a weedline that is as lonely as possible, and troll it with live bait gear (Mepps Spinflex are my confidence lure) from about 2 hours before sunset to an hour after sunset... Later than that, and the lake turns off... Earlier than that and I have NEVER gotten them to bite.

Seems like this time of year on Winnie the eyes are more busy eating the YoY forage base during the day, and I can't catch their attention...

So the day portion is best spent either Musky/pike fishing or hunting up some perch.

That's just my two cents.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
james_walleye

Hey Dances, you and i have too talk, the times you are catching them are the exact times i cant catch them. I catch them all day and then nothing in the evenings!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dances with Walleye

Quote:

Hey Dances, you and i have too talk, the times you are catching them are the exact times i cant catch them. I catch them all day and then nothing in the evenings!


See I couldn't pick up anything on the humps, or really anywhere deep during this time of year...

But as night approaches, anything that can move to a weedline does move to a weedline... The trick appears to be a matter of putting yourself in the right area.

I've almost completely given up non-primetime fishing for walleye, as it's more of an exercise in frustration... Spending 8 hours Bobbing around in 3'ers hoping to get lucky and have pod move into the area... Come home and pee blood for a week, is becoming less and less my cup of tea as I get older...

Versus just trolling a weedline at the right time... Which admittedly, you need to get on the right weedline... Otherwise it's somewhat hit or miss...

But I found one... (That I'm not going to give away unless you're a blood relative wink.gif ) Where a minor weedy bay comes out and gives way to a rocky bottom, and where that bay meets the minor point that kisses the rest of the main lake...

ABSOLUTE GOLD for a little live bait trolling at primetime.

But I know there's more places out there like my little honey spot, that you just have to find...

Still if you can find the right weedline, you're still going to hit or miss.

****

If you're looking for a rap that I'd reccomend... It's a #7 or #9 Husky Jerk... Glass Rattling rap... Shallow runner... It's meant to be styled like a trout fry, but for MN waters it looks alot like a blue colored pike fry...

That's my top confidence rap for that situation, as it tends to mimic the pike fry coming out of the cover, which calls the big boys to come and eat them.

****

Still the more I walleye fish the more I keep finding them buggers in the weeds...

They're just more time sensative.

****

Also another key to timing... The Weed edge Prime time will start earlier on periods of a new moon... Because the darkness of the new moon, slows down the night bite...

Versus a Full moon, where you really need to find a time when the FM is rising just near-to sunset, in order to have the night bite expand into the darker hours... ***Cough*** {Such as the weekend of September 8th-10th} ***Cough***

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
james_walleye

I think i may know where you are talking about. If its not, the area im fishing is very similiar. I fish midday in an area like this but im not on the weedline, im out off the weedline a ways pulling cranks. Putting 2 and 2 together i think these fish are out from the weedline during the day when im catching them and when i quit catching them i think i need too move right up on the weedline and rock. The general area im fishing is surely not a secret but most people just dont seem too get it out there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dances with Walleye

Quote:

I think i may know where you are talking about. If its not, the area im fishing is very similiar. I fish midday in an area like this but im not on the weedline, im out off the weedline a ways pulling cranks. Putting 2 and 2 together i think these fish are out from the weedline during the day when im catching them and when i quit catching them i think i need too move right up on the weedline and rock. The general area im fishing is surely not a secret but most people just dont seem too get it out there.


^^^^^

Yep... That seems to be the pattern... I just can't catch them when they're out during the day...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • delcecchi
      The DSL service is great since they ran the fiber down 24 a few years ago.   I was presuming that the poster didn't have that option if they were considering satellite.     AccessMN is another possibility if they are still around.  
    • Tony S
      OK I will post a report just on the offhand chance that someone else still reads these things.  Fished at Birchdale afternoon of Saturday 10/21 and morning of 10/22.  Fishing was good Saturday for keeper sized fish, nothing big but caught 29 fish in 6 hours,  mostly nice keepers 14 to 19 inches long and not too many dinks.  Sunday morning fishing was slow and then it got super windy so pulled the plug early and went home.  Jigging in shallower spots, could not troll crankbait because of debris on line.  Others had mixed success.  Shiners were around.  
    • Troy Smutka
      10/22/17     Hunted water in central MN from a boat blind both days. Despite gusty south winds one day and temps not exactly October-like, new ducks were around that moved in during a cold, clear night with a west wind during the week. Calendar migrators from the Dakotas and southern Canada. Saw eleven species and harvested ten--typical late October mixed bag. A mixed, medium-sized decoy spread with a crosswind on a point with the sun behind us was the ticket. An Avery Quick Set blind with fast grass mats and two Lucky Duck HD spinners rounded out the set-up. Subtle mallard quacks, chuckles, and drake whistles mixed with goose clucks, pintail and wigeon whistles locked up birds nice and close--no loud contest calling. Cold weather and West and NW winds this week should get a bunch of new birds in--probably a mixed bag of species still. We saw or heard eight flocks of specklebellies migrating on Sunday. Look for a show about one of these days of hunting on my You Tube channel (Fishing and Hunting the North Country) by later in the week.  Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I pulled my boat for the winter today. Sure hated to have to do that, but have tons of stuff to do to get ready for the fall, winter stuff! Cliff
    • MinnowBuckets
    • redlabguy
      Good day!  Keep the reports coming! We’re islanders and had to pull out a week ago. On my last day out by myself I boated a thick 28” walleye to close my season. We brought filets Home so my old fisherman, 95 year old dad could enjoy a good fry,  I still enjoy reading about the lake so keep reporting. Thanks, Dick
    • eyeguy 54
    • Ray Berg
      The wife and I were up to L O W  for whole week. Great weather, good fishing and fun time. Was able to fish 7 days split up between Morris point, Long point and the river. For me Long point was the better bite. May have seen a couple members of outdoors Mn on Tuesday out of LP. Let me know if I'm right. Also met member from Wisc. at Morris point( real good guy) Anyway didn't seem to matter much what color jig caught them on every color with frozen shiner. Some days were better then others but always caught fish. Ate several meals of fish and brought fish home. Also caught a 14 in perch that I brought into taxidermist. Plan on going back at least one more time this fall . ( Too good not to).
    • ANYFISH2
      That the best sounding plan yet!! same to you and your party.
    • monstermoose78
      Get em guys