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
DonnieDahl

Ely and Pleasant lakes

2 posts in this topic

Anyone been out on these lakes lately? I'm looking to get out thursday in search of some panfish and walleyes but haven't heard anything reports on where they're catching them (if they are) and what they are biting on.

Thanks guys!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a handful of holes on pleasant lake including one almost straight out from the access. People also fish back through the narrows in another 30 foot hole. I have not heard any recent reports but guys do well out there all winter. They are very small crappies, once in a while a guy will find some decent ones but it takes a little work. The best we have ever done for quality fish was a few years ago after dark in a little shallower water. Ely Lake has produced a few nice eyes for us this year but you are lucky to catch a fish or 2 a night. Has nice crappies but tough to find. As are the eyes, the lake is full of structute. Please be sure to stay away from the islands out there, the ice gets pretty shady this time of year in that area. Good luck!!

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

    • ZachD
      The wind isn't going to help though
    • papadarv
      I live north of the metro in East Bethel so not to familiar with south metro lakes. Minnetonka, Prior, Medicine, seem to have some popularity. On the north side the Chisago City area Green, Chisago, Lindstrom, Center, and Comfort are usually productive for pan fish, northern, walleye and summer bass. Big Marine also holds some nice crappie to 14" and larger Sunfish. Forest Lake and a bit west Coon lake also holds a variety. Last year I did a fairly extensive look at DNR lake surveys within a 3 hour drive north of the metro and came up with this list that looked promising for Walleye. I have fished a few during summer, but not all, with fair success.  Here is the list. This is typically what you will find on the DNR Lake Finder site only their survey will be for all species. I just took the walleye info. The Navionics link BringAnExtension listed should give you great contours for any of the lakes your interested in.
    • Jim Uran
      Well that fell apart quickly lol, Looks like starting tuesday we won't see above freezing for a while, I saw lows in the single digits and even a - sign! 
    • mrklean
      I have a 949i hub and love it very warm and holds heat really well 
    • Big A
      Scored a lowrance Elite 5Hdi today for $169.99 (awesome sale). Plan to use this on ice and in boat for GPS purposes. Paired with the navionics app, excited to compare accuracy side x side.   If interested in the sale, it's at a store that rhymes with meander fountain..     This is an upgrade for me, I have used the app with good success. Hoping this new unit will be a bit more accurate.