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
toddsmidt

How's the Bite? How small is too small?

6 posts in this topic

Coming up to LOW in 5 days. How's the bite?

Also, around South Dakota, I will only keep a walleye if it's over 13 inches long. Should I fish with the same principles on LOW?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just returned from LOW today and fished it from 2/15-2/18. We started out in 23' for the first 2 days and got 12 fish each day and threw back a 27" and a 28". The last two days we fished Morris Gap and got less keepers but threw a lot of big ones back along with a 30" northern. Everyone we talked to said the deep water was really slow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

this is personal preference. We only keep fish from 14"-17" most of the time. I prefer the 14"-15" fish over anything else.It also depends on what you are catching we have had days where it hard to catch smaller fish. Smaller meaning under 16".

it has to do with what you are comfortable with typically on the south end of the lake you will catch plenty in the 13"-17" range.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just got back from long point, Sat. was in 28' an had a ok bite, me an my daughter keeping 10 fish across the bucket or better. Sun. moved into 20" started fishing about 8:30 an buy nine thirty was done with 4 nice walleyes, couldnt get a sauger that shallow. Small fish out deep, better quality walleyes in shallow. Sun. started out bright an sunny but cloud cover brought the fishing to alot of lookers but no committers by ten thirty.I was happy. Later boar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The 10 year old & I fished Arnesons reef Saturday and managed to perfect the catch technique of the 8 inch and less walleye and sauger. Only 1 fish on the dead stick. Every single other one had bit on the jig. Ended up keeping 5 that with a stretch, crossed the bucket....

This morning, we fished Gull Rock. Even slower... and smaller... Managed 3 keepers and gone by 2 p.m. Today the jig stick still out produced the dead.

Is that common this time of year?

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

    • Wanderer
      There's still driveable ice in the Ely area.
    • BassThumb.
        We were fishing tip-ups for pike and jigging spoons for perch over by Terry's the last few weeks. There were quite a few perch in the 3-10" range. Sometimes we had ten marks on our screens at once. They were in shallow, 6-8', and the big pike were chasing them.   Also, Rocky Reef had some pockets where the perch were thick this winter. Those tended to be in 11-16'.    I still think the perch are in there, but they're difficult to find under the ice.   Get the boat out there and idle around side-scanning for baitfish pods, kand you'll see a lot of what look like perch schools.
    • smartguy
      White Sand had 12 inches last Monday when I fished it.  ice cracked and began shifting a few days ago.  Interesting year as ice is still tight to shoreline, but some of those cracks that developed a few days ago are up anywhere from a foot to 5 feet wide now.      I'm done. was hoping to hit N.Long one last time but not worth the risk anymore.    
    • delcecchi
      46 inch pike in MN sort of a stretch as well, although I was "only" about 5 inches short on one last summer. (on vermilion)
    • eyeguy 54
      3rd smoke.   just gets better and better.  good for breakfast