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
sheephead24

advice on fall walleye fishing

12 posts in this topic

anyone have any advice on fall river walleye fishing? do you normally fish the creek outlets this time of year? Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My advice would be to follow me around for a day, take notes of everything I do, then do just the opposite. I've got nothing for ya'. I believe with the cooler temperatures arriving it will spark the walleye bite, the water temp. right now just is not enticing the fish to eat. I have found 'millions' of shad in the shallows the past 10 days, worked those areas hard, and have one white bass to show - if the walleyes are/were agressive they would be in there feeding. The past 3 weeks I have tried shallow, deep, mid-range, rock, sand, mud, creeks mouths, channel breaks, bridge pillars, morning, noon, evening, etc, etc, etc. and ZERO 'eyes for my efforts. I did manage 2 flatheads (31 lbs. and 40lbs.) on an 1/8 oz. jig head w/green twister tail confused.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hear that Deadwood! I've been trying hard with artificials too but it there are few biting on live minnow/jig on the bottom....still not jumping out of the water tho. I seined a bunch of nice eye bait today we'll see how it works.

Those flatheads must have been fun on light tackle!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thankfully there were two of us in the boat - so one could use the electric to chase them around the river. Otherwise, I have no doubt neither one would have been landed. Hard to beat a 14' Montgomery Ward's Fire drill at two in the afternoon when you should be at work grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

Hard to beat a 14' Montgomery Ward's Fire drill at two in the afternoon when you should be at work


LOL!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finally snagged an 'eye yesterday in 5 feet of water, right on the edge of a current break. 22" - 3lb 12oz, nice color, thick, and healthy looking fish. Cotton Cordell (chrome/black CD6) was the lure of choice. Also landed a 4lb. flathead on the cordell in the exact same area crazy.gif. Pitched, jigged, and casted jig/plastic combos with no results.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Guys,

I live in Savage and have always wondered about the walleye fishery in the Minnesota. I fish the Croix and Mississippi a lot but never have tried the Minnesota. Does it get pretty good in the fall too? I don't know anything about the Minnesota as far as structure, general areas, backwaters, etc. I live in the Savage/Burnsville area. Is it any good between there and Shakopee? All I ever hear about is the good catfish and carp fishing! Thanks for any imput

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The only advice I can give is if you want to get walleyes get over to riverside park or redstone in New ulm, people are catchen them like mad on jigs and rapalas, Im to busy bow hunting and now with start of waterfowl season to go,good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmm... I'd like to get in on this, too, but New Ulm is a little farther than I'd like to go. Anyone know if there are any shore fishing opportunities with good walleye habitat within 10 or so miles of Mankato?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jerry, Welcome to the forum! There are lots of good areas up and down the Minnesota for shore fishing walleyes near Mankato. Keep in mind the Blue Earth river also. Do a little exploring...sounds like you know how the rivers work and you shouldn't have any trouble finding them.

I myself haven't been out for awhile but I know things should be looking up...especially with this cold air coming in now. Hopefully I'll get the chance to wet a line this week ( I need a good fix!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, I am used to smaller streams and am looking at some of those to start with, but I'll likely get around to trying the Blue Earth and MN Rivers one of these days. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Look at the LeSueur river too.

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

    • Monkster
      We're a little over a week away from the 6th annual LCRA Ice Fishing contest on Lake Gervais in Little Canada, MN! Lots of great prizes, over $10,000 in prizes and raffle. Grand prize for fishing is a Marcum flasher, a Clam X200 flip over thermal and an Eskimo auger! Come on out Saturday, February 4th, noon to 3pm. Line up early for a good spot, the tent will open by 9am with beverages (alcohol and non-alcohol), food and raffle tickets. The raffle is the LCRA's winter raffle. $5 tickets, grand prize is a trip to Vegas and $1,000 cash! You don't have to be present to win in the raffle, that will be drawn after the prizes for the fishing contest around 4pm that day.   The Little Canada Recreation Association is a non-profit group that raises money to offset registration fees for youth in the Little Canada, Roseville, Maplewood and Vadnais Heights areas. We also fund scout projects, playground equipment and many types of sports equipment for area teams.   For more information on the LCRA or to register for fishing, go to www.lcraonline.org  
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Thanks Del! Good information source on local conditions! Cliff
    • Fishin machine
      So as far as live bait rigging what works best? Shiners? Suckers? Fatheads? As far as this time of year goes.
    • CousinEddie
      Like someone else said, some of the places with the old school $2-$5 beer and $6-$10 burger pricing have also been owned for a long time and were paid off long ago. According to the county website, the landing has 300+ feet of lakeshore (which isn't cheap), a tax bill that's 3 times what the VC pays, 10 times the dock space to maintain and given that it's was purchased relatively recently, they likely a mortgage to pay. The Crescent is also a relatively recent purchase. But the Crescent has a less expensive location, lower taxes and is more centrally located in terms of road access (important during the 4-5 months of the year when boating and snowmobiling taper off).   Overhead is going to play a role in the pricing of any business. You have your total sales minus your overhead and that's your profit. You can't sell the same thing at the same price with significantly more overhead because you're not going to make any money. Yes, you can offset low margins with a higher number of sales, but with a very short snowmobile season and a relatively short boating season that can be pretty difficult.   I'll be the first to agree that the pricing is on the high side, but the food is also a step up from some of the other options with lake accessibility. My guess is that after evaluating the various price points, the owners decided that the current business model is where they stand the best chance at turning a profit and keeping the doors open. If $2 beers and $5 burgers were a slam dunk way to make money, I'm sure that they'd be doing it because it would be a lot easier.   Whether it be lakeside bars/restaurants or marinas, there are less and less of them every year because the cost of lakeshore and the taxes (which usually increase after a recent sale) make it almost impossible to compete with places that were paid off a generation ago. When these restaurants and marinas close, townhomes and cabins usually replace them so I'm happy to pay the prices if it means another option when it comes to eating or grabbing some drinks on the lake.
    • Bdeanpete
      I see I should have done a more thorough search. The smitty sled looks to be the ideal solution to my issues. Thanks guys. Now I have a project.