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
Tyler Holm

Same Stuff / Different Day (11/09/06) (several pics included)

3 posts in this topic

Today we found things quite differently than the day before. Our hot rocky shoreline was ice cold and the free-lining gig produced nearly zilch. Today, the fish were relating to deep wood. We found most of our fish about 3-4 foot below the surface overtop deeper wood.

I truly though yesterday’s catch was unbeatable, but proved that wrong about half way through the day. Today the fish were aggressive. Many times the bobber wouldn’t even have a chance to standup before it was gone. Today produced many more fish and the fish were larger in size.

1.75” Culprit Paddletails under a Thill/Lindy Mini-Stealth float was the ticket. 1/32 or 1/16oz collarless jig heads with a #2 or #4 hook. I started fishing with darker more natural colors, but when the bite slowed, a drastic color change triggered more fish to bite.

Somewhere around 30 crappies made it to the boat today with an average size over 11” At least 2 were over 12.25”

12.25" Crappie

ty_crappie1.jpg

This one’s over a foot (stretches up my arm several inches)

crappie.jpg

Maybe 20 gills were caught with an average size 8.25” or so. 2 were over 9 with the largest going 9.5”

9.5"er

ty_gill2.jpg

A handful of smallies and a few largies also made it to the boat today. One smallie went a strong 18”. We also caught several white bass with about 4 of them going 14”. Largies and smallies were taken right next to the shoreline.

tom_smallie1.jpg

When the water is cold like this, save yourself some bait money and just bring the plastics.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

awsome report and pics, very nice looking crappies cant wait to start chasing them on the ice that is hopefully coming soon,nice to see crappietom's still got a rod in his hand too! smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The gent holding the smallmouth gets better looking every time I see him!

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

    • Hookmaster
      Last year I went to the show to buy and thought Reed's would be the best and they came through again. I bought a Helix 10 from them and I got a free mapping chip. Below the price everyone else had at the show or outside the show. Also got a cheaper price on a new MinnKota that integrates with the Helix 10. When all the smoke cleared, I had everything in about 10 days.
    • Whiskerbent
      Is the access on 22 still open at least?  I was hoping to get the boat out and chase a few cats Sunday, maybe it won't be an option?
    • TNtoMN_HuntFish
      I've been scouting public land like crazy to find some spots for upcoming archery and the spring turkey season and haven't found a shed yet. I even ventured into a sure bedding area hoping I'd see one in there and no dice.    It shouldn't be too much longer. 
    • Swanny2
      No one else getting concerned with the Wild's lack of intensity??? darn good when they want to be and awful mediocre when not buzzing....... Been a long time since I watched them play 3 full periods of real hockey.....
    • JTeeth
      Hi guys, fun topic! Need to best these... 32" 12 lb eye 22 1/4 smallie dinner plate sunnie   good luck everyone, love the north woods