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  
Crappie Kid

Report 9/24

Recommended Posts

Crappie Kid

Was out on Gull today and did very well. Pulled Redtails on a rig in 25 to 35 fow. 2 of us caught 13 eyes. 6 were from 17 to 19.5 inches and 7 were over 25 inches. Wow. Right at noon. Water temps on surface were at 59 degrees. Kept the six under 20 inches for the pan and let the hogs go. Beautiful day on the lake. Too bad the Vikes couldn't win.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
walleyedan

Now that's a good day for a crappie kid. My wife and I fished the tournament on Pelican and it was good, but not that good. The winning team (the Pryzbilla's) had 14 some pounds. We were out of the money with 9 plus pounds. It was fun and it was a beauty day. The Vikes did lose, that stinks but the Twins won!

Walleyedan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sportland_Bait

Great report guys. The last ten days the bigger fish have started to feed up. It sure is nice to know there still are some pigs left out there. It could be a great week out on the water. We could use a few more days just like today. Cool, sunny fall days. Plus the fall colors are really starting to pop out. What an awesome time of the year. How many teams showed up for the tourney today?

Jason Erlandson

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
walleyedan

38 Jason.

Have a nice day,

Dan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HAppnhook

Heading up to Gull on Monday, have only been on the lake once and am concerned about the depth of the flat south of the Zorbaz launch. Also, should I concentrate on the north end of the lake or south. I'll be sure to get som 'tails at Walleye Dans shop. THanks for any "shallow danger" info.

Happ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
burl

The launch off of 371 is in good shape,havent had any problems there.I doesnt seem to mater wich end of lake you fish there were good schools of fish stacked up on all of the quick dropping structure,caught plenty of fish last week end but most fish were 14-15 inchers with many smaller.Was using good sized redtails on jigs and rigs.Burl.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
walleyedan

Just watched Mauer jerk one out, that guy is a machine!! Go Twins!!

I dinged up my prop and broke my skeg today. It didn't have as much to do with the shallow water as it did my stupidity. I wouldn't be too concerned about the shallower than normal water. Just don't take off in shallow water and make sure you trim up as you approach the boat ramp prop wash areas. North Long is not good (the south side of the Merrifield ramp is bad). Fishing was slow this a.m. and good this afternoon. We were rigging with large red tails.

Walleyedan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
zepman

Walleyedan,

When you fish North Long this time of year do you spend most of your time in Merrifield Bay or do you hit the big lake. Am comming up for 5 days next week and was looking for a few pointers. Whats the water temp running these days up there? Any help would be great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
walleyedan

I will typically start in the bay and look at 6 or 8 spots. If that doesn't work, I'll move out to the big lake. The M.B. gets hit harder than the big lake this time of year. Same techniques apply, rig and a big red tail or a jig and a rainbow (or whatever) fished in 17-40 feet.

Good luck,

Dan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HAppnhook

Thanks guys, I appreciate the info and am looking forward ot some fun, the fish are the bonus! My Buddy's wont let me watch Minnesota Pro sports, but I took a peek in the bottom of the ninth, Hoorah!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
zepman

Thanks Walleyedan. That is about how we have fished this lake also. By the way, what's the biggest walleye you or anyone you have heard of caught out of North Long. Historically, we have done very well with numbers and average size of fish but we have never caught any over 27". Am curious to your response. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
walleyedan

Zepman,

I don't think we have boated a walleye over 24 inches from North Long. I have put in a fair amount of time over there, but not anywhere near the amount of time I have spent on Gull. Last night I put a guy a a fat 25 incher on Pelican, that is the biggest I have ever had in my boat from that like too. Lots of big mommas from Gull Lake though.

Go Twins,

Walleyedan

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