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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).

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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...

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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

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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.

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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 )

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    • 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

      Posted

      Go with steel. Contact Isle supply.

    • 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. 



  • Posts

    • 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
    • fins_n'_feathers
      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?