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
Ron Burgundy

Fishermans Inn?

9 posts in this topic

I might go there in the next 2 days. What's biting there and any ideas of what to use? After work, 3pm.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Honestly Ron, I think that it might be a waste of time. I tried it last week and never marked a fish in 1.5 hours. Plus I drive by occasionally since its kinda on my way home and I haven't seen anyone out there. I'd either try the high banks or just above the (Contact Us Please), possibly to the left of the public ramp by the pondy, or the steps. I cannot speak on the thickness of the ice at any of those spots though, because I haven't fished them, but those are areas that have produced in the past.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Never been to either of these places. Just fishermans once.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ron- The highbanks are about smack dab in the middle between the ponderosa campground, and Fisherman's Inn actually probably closer to the Ponderosa. The highbanks are a loooooooooong haul from either maybe half hour walk w/ shack? Too long for me anyway. But the other three places I mentioned are within 150 yds. of the public access by the ponderosa. To get to the ponderosa from Roch. take 52 to Co. Rd. 12 and then a left on I believe its Co. Road 27. and then follow the signs to Grandpa Eds. and you'll see the DNR access on your left. I've seen a map of the Zum on here before so I'm sure somebody will link to it, and that will help a bunch. Good luck!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The ice is driveable from grandpa eds out to the high banks area. The night bite out there on that lake is very tough though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Probably a little too early yet for the Fishermans bite. I spent a couple hours there Sun Am and only had a couple dink perch to show for it.

That spot can heat up when there is a little more current flowing past that point. It creates a bit of an eddy and that seems to bring in the pannies. with this wrm weather she might just be ready to heat up though...give it a couple more days and see what happens. Might be just right.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I talked to a local to the lake on sat. he seemed to think with the way crappies where moving this week late and for shure next week the crappies should be moving up to fishermans area.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The ice to the left of the pondy ramp was around 10 inches on Saturday. Didn't catch anything, but I didn't have any electronics either.

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

    • lawman
      Just talked to a buddy with an Ultera issue. He damaged the belt when he secured the motor head to his boat using a ram mount. Others I talked to said keep an eye on the belt tension. It is adjustable with an allen wrench.  
    • Wanderer
      Yup!  I can see how that would be annoying!    Welcome to Fishing Minnesota though.  Glad to see your posts. 
    • Jim Almquist
      Got out on Saturday along with my brother who went out in his boat. So much mud that we went our separate ways searching for better water. With 3 in his boat he caught 5 Coho and 5 Lake Trout. I found a nice spot and went 2/5 before the wind messed up the spot. Sunday morning went out with my brother to the same spot and had a double before the third line was out. Ended up going 7/11 before a storm with red in it chased us off the lake. Loonasea was correct on the nice size of the Coho's right now. All fish were caught with stick baits on top.
    • maxpower117
        Ya, I Was corrected already. Sorry. 
    • Rick G
      Soooo many spots to hit, your going to love the yak, JC!   And Royce is right about an anchor. This would be my first investment.   
    • lawman
      My unit is not a link unit. I thought they worked the bugs out of these units. 19 years ago they recalled all of these when almost all of them failed. Fingers crossed I guess.  
    • Cret Jigs
             Hi guys - went out on Blue lake yesterday .... water temps around 61 -62 on the surface.    Tried for some walleye with ripple shads in the weeds with no success, did manage a nice Bass.  we switched to crappies and managed keeping a nice meal.  Let a nice monster Blue Gill go (9.75") and kept some nice Sunnies for the frying pan.   Pan fish were pretty active if you hit the right spots.  A lot of people out there and the access was not a place to be in a hurry!!   We had to work for the crappies and the ones we caught were 9"-10" crappies full of eggs.  I would guess that although the ice was out early, many of the species are now late and delayed on the spawn.   if this weather don't warm up quick, i think the bass will drop their eggs and it won't be a good year for bass spawn this year.    Talked to some anglers out their bass fishing and they thought it was very slow and were puzzled.   Cret
    • Sushilicious
      I apologize for my word choice. I'm from chisholm n most of my camping trips growing up were decided after work on Friday n we can't do that now. The only positives that have come from the reservation system is ppl who have never been 2 the park (5%) now don't have 2 worry about a spot n the fishing guides don't have 2 worry about finding a place 4 shore lunch.
    • Wanderer
      Sorry I had to edit your title.  I've been hearing some people are upset about the change.  But I also heard there were some positives about it too.  I can't say anything one way or the other since I'm not affected.
    • Wanderer
        It does have lakers but I think they closed it for harvest.  I thought I read it was due to those lakers being a different strain and getting fished down a little too much.   That laker Rob caught was a hawg!  Too bad he got it taken away.