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

Snake River

5 posts in this topic

Spent yesterday wading in the Snake. I was hoping for the clouds and rain but it was very bright, with the water as low as it is it makes it tough for finding fish did get three real nice smallmouth (16, 17, 18). Caught lots of hammerhandle pike.

At one point I had 3 smallies chasing the 4th smallie that I had hooked, they were trying to take a swipe at the lure in the hooked smallies mouth, that would'e been a battle!

All and all a beautiful day, no bugs, new scenery and the sound of rushing waters! Sometimes I feel bad for folks in boats (just kidding I have a boat).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like a great day, did ya happen to get any walters amongst all the pike and bass?? I waded into the snake earlier in the summer and got a couple nice walleyes to eat along with the great battles with the smallies...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have always wanted to fish the Snake, would you be willing to give me a rough estimate as to where you fished. I would like to have a likly spot before I go and give it a shot, anything would help, thanks - The Prodigy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didn't get any walleyes, I fished topwater (cause the water was mostly shallow and it's fun). My guess is if you find any pools that are 5ft or more you might find the mighty walleye, with water this low it may be best to hit the river closer to Pine City. I'm actually concerned that the big Pike may not come back into the river this fall the river is just too low, the water temps are starting to drop.

Prodigy-

I'm hesitant to give out spots online, my best suggestion would be to get a good map and find every bridge that goes over the river. I've really only fished 4 spots and found them all to be good to great. I've fished east of 35W, but would love to hear reports about other areas. I hate to be vague but it is a fairly small area. The nice thing is with the water as low as it is right now if you are wading you cant go wrong lots of areas that normally would be too high are completely accessible right now. I can shoot you an email if you want.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I totally understand your hesitation. What you have said will help a lot. I will be catch and releasing everything except for maybe 1 or 2 walleyes if I get them. If you wouldn't mind sending me an e-mail, I would very much apprciate it - The Prodigy ( whitegunner@hotmail.com )

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