Rock piles and weedbeds in Sugar
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I am not a hunter and I live in southern Minnesota, so I don't know how to identify this bird. It walked into our campsite at Tettegoche State Park last week. I am thinking a grouse?
I don't have much to report, as I have not been fishing much lately, but wanted to add a topic on our quiet forum.
I finally got a chance to go out on Mazaska this past weekend. I tried my usual methods with almost no luck. Fatheads on a jig and under a slip bobber. From 9 feet down to about 25 feet. I had a couple of bites, but that was it.
Water temperature was still a balmy 68 degrees and a stiff wind was coming out of the southeast. Even though I caught nothing, it was a beautiful day to be on the water last Saturday.
One day closer to hard water season ...Edited by BringAnExtension
We've got a cabin up on Pelican and I've definitely noticed less cormorants on the lake this summer. The state did grant the owner of Gooseberry Island a permit to kill cormorants, which was done this Spring. I talked to a DNR officer on the lake this summer and he said they had shot almost 400 birds, I don't recall the exact numbers but it was somewhere between 350-400.
Consider me in on a personal boycott of The Landing. Horrible horrible horrible customer service skills by the owners/management.
1) it is much quieter on the water without the big blasters running up an down the lake from the Landing.
2) Had a craving for wings while out fishing one night. Called ahead ordered up some wings- great taste- tiny crappy wings. Asked for a side of Blue Cheese and Celery - upcharge of like $3.00 for those. Washed it down with a bottle of Coors Light. $23.50
Large group went in one night and they usually tear up the bar. Were told they can't play jukebox until after 10 pm it was 9:40 PM- ONLY GROUP IN THE BAR. "They are trying to build up an Ambiance"
Got their bar tab and they were done. Yearly group that dropped a lot of cash in the past. Never again until new ownership is on board.
Unfortunately they have deep pockets.
As soon as new ownership / management takes over the crowds will return.
That place is sinking faster than a boat anchor! I couldn't figure out why they were putting in so much money into it, especially since every time I'd drive by at dinner hour, there'd be at best 5 cars parked there. Always a good crowd at the Crescent of course. I don't mind the lack of view...since I'm usually on the lake most of the day already. I remember the days of Judd and Jack, and the place was lively and included the locals. Now it is mostly oblivious resort guests who see it as the only option. Very "pretentious" place that would be better suited in the Brainerd lakes area. My wife's co-worker told her that he was there this summer and they charged him $2 for a glass of water and .75 for mustard (in a stainless steel cup of course). I'd like to check out Wolf Bay, but I need a faster boat first! Don't even get me started on the $7 beers....Edited by Big V Bobcat
My entire family loves coming up to the lake. We make it part of the routine to stop at the landing at least once per trip. At the end of the day a few extra bucks per entree is no big deal. Our meals have always been good, service has varied with the crowds which is true everywhere up there. Run the per pound cost on your walleye catch. The few meals a year you eat there would pale in comparison. I hope they stay open, it is a fun part of our trips!
Have to agree..food is great..best place in the winter on snowmobile..
but..the dock situation could use a big upgrade.1 person likes this
Walleyes and Saugers continue to move closer to the south shore. Good fishing in 23 feet of water outside the Lighthouse gap and all along the south shore. Shiner minnows in the area keeping large schools of walleyes active! The bite will continue to improve in the coming weeks. Anchoring and jigging with a shiner minnow successful with gold or pink/gold the colors of choice. Some crankbait action in the afternoons to cover water to find active schools. Lots of ducks and geese in the area as local waterfowl still around. Should expect a good northern push in a few weeks as it gets colder.
The Rainy River continues to get better each day as more shiners and walleyes push into the river. Fall walleye fishing on the Rainy River can be some of the best! Sturgeon are being boated up and down the river daily.
Up at the Northwest Angle, walleye and sauger action is hot. Drifting with a bottom bouncer, spinner, and a minnow doing great. Anchoring and jigging with a minnows doing good as well. Look for deep holes and mud areas in 18-30 feet between Oak and Flag Island. Also look for points with depths of 8-18 feet as shiners have started moving into bays. On the Ontario side, walleye fishing is red hot as the feed bags are on to bulk up for the winter. Use electronics to locate schools of fish in 18 to 28 feet and use a jig and minnow. Bottom bouncers with spinners can be used to cover water to locate fish. Crappies over 15 inches are stacked up in sharp drop offs and around flooded timber in 30 feet. Muskie action has turned to trolling large minnow baits in 10-18 feet. Plenty of waterfowl in area with local birds still around.
People are getting smarter.
Northern Minnesotans are strong supports of the SS rule. Shoot and shut up.