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

      Fishing Report Clubs - LIMITED MEMBERSHIP - Join Today - FREE   01/24/2018

      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Pigashalaka

Rainy Report and graph question.

Recommended Posts

Pigashalaka

Fished

Red Gut Bay for crappies/Black Sturgeon Bay on Saturday. Did not do well for crappies. Marked plenty of fish, but only caught one. Went to NW bay on Sunday. Did much better, took a long time to find fish, but once we were on top of them, things went well, ended up wtih 21.

Question for anyone: In fall time, how can you distinguish crappies from other species. We marked TONS of fish, but only seemed to catch fish (crappies) with horizontal lines on the graph. Graphed plenty of horizontal clouds about 3 feet off the bottom, which I think are baitfish, because we caught other species instead of crappies. Anyone have a tip to distinguish crappies on a locator? Probably go back up to Rainy this weeeknd. Those crappies are addicting!!!

Anyone fish walleyes in NW bay in the fall????

Pig

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Amik Lodge

Between last Saturday the 7th and Thursday the 12th we had 90 walleye over 21 inches caught and released with the largest being over 30. Most were caught on cranks, but as the weather grew harsher jig and minnow. Vince Allan-Amik Lodge

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Pigashalaka

Wow, Vince. That is impressive. Any recommendations on specific locations or spots to try? Reefs? Deep water?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Amik Lodge

Pig

The fish were caught in mostly shallow water from 6 to 14 feet. The cranks where taildancers black/gray. I would also put on a bottom bouncer with chartruese blade spinner and a minnow, but leave a long snell.(biggest fish caught on that combo) I'm sure you won't have any trouble finding the productive spots. Vince Allan-Amik Lodge

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JDP

You must have had a couple of excellant fisherman at your place that week!!! grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Amik Lodge

Pig, I was one of the fishermen. How did you make out? Vince Allan-Amik Lodge

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Pigashalaka

Vince--

Did well for crappies again. Sometimes fast and furious, sometimes dead slow. Weird. There are so many fish on the graph in deep water in NW bay, it is amazing. Must be millions of baitfish crusing around there. There were times when the graph would sense fish as bottom. Did that happen to anyone? Vince, how did you make out?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Wanderer
      Has your tip up been in deeper water, shallower or the same? I’m hoping to get some iced this last weekend of the season. Devils Lake in ND is a good bet.
    • Mark
      Catching a lot of them in 34 feet
    • tca12
      Back on the Horseshoe chain I put in another 7 hours seeing zero pike yesterday.  I must be using the wrong decoys since I can draw in sunfish, crappies, bass, and catfish all day.  Finally caught a pike on a tip-up outside the house so at least I didn't get skunked again.  Looks like that will do it for spearing season unless I can figure out a North Dakota lake to try...
    • Reid Saarela
      Quick report from last weekend: Fished a couple midlake reefs in big bay and the walleye seemed to be non existent aside from a few dinks, although, the action was pretty decent. Jumbo perch, tullibee, and a few crappie kept me busy. From hearing other people’s late season reports along with my experience last weekend it seems like a lot of the walleye have moved to different types of structure, perhaps shallower?? I’m not sure, but had very few marks that appeared to be walleye.  
    • IceHawk
      Agree Pike they new there Stuff bought a few guns there and great prices!
    • IceHawk
      Anyone one of you guys ever use Dave Smith decoys?  They sure look realistic but wow come with a price. I like the avian X and I have a couple custom painted from a artist friend that look real good also.  Yes I  realize  a lot of people  don't use decoys. And I realize there is a time and situation for that  But I'm kind of a decoy junky lol! i rarely find my self going with out any. 
    • mrpike1973
      I agree Ice Hawk. I liked Sportsmans seemed to have more people that actually fished and knew what they were talking about for help.
    • IceHawk
      Great vid on my bucket list also. I always loved seeing those peacock fisherman throwing  those woodchoppers. Seems like a very aggressive fish I need to target someday 
    • IceHawk
      Bring a scoop of each and try a variety the fish will tell you what they are preferring. 
    • IceHawk
      Boy your lucky sure miss the one in St Cloud  they always seem to carry a great selection for everything. We are kind of limited with only Mills and Scheels . Dicks just doesn't have it for me. 
  • Share & Have Fun