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Anyone found that the fall bite is really starting to pick up yet on our local lakes?

I thought I might try a day this week if they are ready to play fast and hard.

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From what I've experienced over the last two weeks, the day time fish are still making you work for it. You're best shot for steady action will be an hour before and after sundown. If I was picking a lake right now, it would be Sakatah. smirk.gif

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Madison has had a strong walleye bite around sundown, but it only lasts for aprox 45 mins.

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Thank-You for the advice.I was going to go today but the weatherman says I will get wet.Tommorrow looks to be better.

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Careful T.O. there may be a pontoon following you around. grin.gif

Sifty

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Thats funnie. Last Saturday on Tetonka, I had two shadows. grin.gif

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Where can I put my boat in on Sakatah other than at the state park? I tried the launch in Waterville back in July but it was closed. Can I get there from Tetonka, I have a 17 1/2 foot boat. If I launch at the state park do I have to be off the water by a certain time when it closes.

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I'll watch for "the pipe". smirk.gif

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The ramp in Waterville is open I just put my 19' Pro-V in on Sunday. You can also access Sakatah from Tetonka. Be careful the forst bridge tends to break 10' rods shocked.gif

Heading out somewhere tonight, not sure where yet!

mw

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So a 17 1/2 foot boat can get through the HWY 13 bridge that goes over Sakatah?

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Definitely.

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Not only the Hwy 13 bridge, it can make it under the two bridges in town on the Cannon river. Between the two lakes.

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Thanks for response on boat fitting under the bridge.

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You don't need to go to Sakatah. Tetonka will be just fine. smirk.gif

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going to elysian tonight to see if those eaters are ready for a fall crankbait bite will report tomorrow smile.gif

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I'd be interested to see how you do.

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been going out of the park for a while rangers said you can stay as late as you want the gate is usually open, dont forget your permit.as far as elysian, was dead lost one at the boat,couple short hits,spent bout 4 hrs out there,starting to think i forgot how to fish confused.gifsorry bout the long wait for the report couldnt remember where this post was

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Thanks for the update.

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    • ANYFISH2

      Posted

      First off I am not a waterfowl hunter, so this info is second hand.

      Here in the Morrison/E.Todd cty area, the hunt really seemed slow considering the weather conditions.  Although a few birds were shot early in morning the day seemed slow by most accounts around here.

      Good luck to all.

    • she's getting big

    • delcecchi

      Posted

      Crescent and south switch have good burgers too, and I wouldn't have to drive so far. 

    • monstermoose78

      Posted

      No internet in the field today. Had a group sky busting keeping birds out of anyone's range. Riverrat and I got buzzed by teal a few time and a pair of woodies scooted through. Should have had a shoveler and some woodies. The bugs were so bad I lost 4 pints of blood. 

      Now to the fun parts Finn was jumping woodcock son the fields on our way out. Finn did good but does not like no action. After leaving the refuge I checked my dads pond. O yeah there was a woodie sitting on the log bang!! No finn needs to do his job.

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      Finn did good he got it and brought it back to me!! Way to go Finn. 

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    • Lindy came along on our trip to Western MN for duck opener. The guys that came out Thursday to start scouting had a field lined up with alot of geese but they got busted off the roost early in a huge flock and didn't commit. We ended up with only 2 birds today.  She had to stay back in her crate during the hunt but got to play with a wing afterwards. 

       

       

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    • Cliff Wagenbach

      Posted

      Great burgers at the Black Bear Cafe just South of Tower at any time!

      Great price on Thursdays (burger day at around $3.50)!

      Cliff

    • dairyman

      Posted (edited)

      what size screen does your new unit have----------------I have a 5 inch helix with side imaging and for me it worthless-------------------the screen is TOO small to see whats going on.  I wouldn't buy any unit that didn't have at least a 7 inch screen.  What unit is your new one??

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    • dairyman

      Posted

      I've got a powerdrive also...............my unit would run fine out of water,in water no way.  The prop would barely turn.  I ended up replacing the board the unit and it runs like champ now.  I had it to a dealer and they told me there was nothing wrong with it----------but ,they only bench tested it and did not do a tank test

    • DRAGFOOT

      Posted

      Fished Thursday in 30 feet out of the gap and did very well. Couple of slots and a couple of dinks but mostly nice keeper size fish, had to quit early in the day because we had all our fish. Should only get better from here on out I would think. 

    • RoosterMan

      Posted

      Feels like fall this morning!  I was yesterday morning with my son. We did some trolling and it was really good.  I think I might try to get the jigging rods out today and give that a go.  First headed to see the wolves with the kids.  



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    • ANYFISH2
      First off I am not a waterfowl hunter, so this info is second hand. Here in the Morrison/E.Todd cty area, the hunt really seemed slow considering the weather conditions.  Although a few birds were shot early in morning the day seemed slow by most accounts around here. Good luck to all.
    • ZachD
      she's getting big
    • delcecchi
      Crescent and south switch have good burgers too, and I wouldn't have to drive so far. 
    • monstermoose78
      No internet in the field today. Had a group sky busting keeping birds out of anyone's range. Riverrat and I got buzzed by teal a few time and a pair of woodies scooted through. Should have had a shoveler and some woodies. The bugs were so bad I lost 4 pints of blood.  Now to the fun parts Finn was jumping woodcock son the fields on our way out. Finn did good but does not like no action. After leaving the refuge I checked my dads pond. O yeah there was a woodie sitting on the log bang!! No finn needs to do his job. Finn did good he got it and brought it back to me!! Way to go Finn. 
    • MattL
      Lindy came along on our trip to Western MN for duck opener. The guys that came out Thursday to start scouting had a field lined up with alot of geese but they got busted off the roost early in a huge flock and didn't commit. We ended up with only 2 birds today.  She had to stay back in her crate during the hunt but got to play with a wing afterwards.