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
elbinowalleye

Big Corm. for Crappies??

16 posts in this topic

Anyone been out after the snowfall on Big Corm. for crappies and sunnies? Wondering if its worth the drive up from the cities to fish on that lake. Thanks in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Drive up from the cities to fish pan fish on Big C ???

most years when the season for eyes close, there is very little fishing hapening out there.

maybe im missing something...?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like any kind of fishing, plus you never know when you might catch a walleye crappie fishing. I have a cabin on Big Corm. Just want to keep fishing until ice out. Thanks for your amazing post.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

Thanks for your amazing post.


I smell sarcasm. simply my opinion. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

opinion noted quote guy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Easy does it big fella.

What minnow-man is trying to say is that it does not get fished very had in the late winter for pannies -- there are better pan lakes than big C.

That being said, Big C can be good in the spring when the ice comes off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Didn't care that much anyway. Thanks for all the advice. I think I will wait till opener to fish Big C. Dominated the walleyes last year. Limited out every time I was up. Got to thank lowrance for that!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would come up a little early if you can and get into some nice crappie action -- up to you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Won't be long and the Walleye bite won't be too good out there either if everybody takes a limit evertime they go out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah -- they are taking a little too many out of there -- if you ask me. I only take what I can eat -- The boys love fish so that is why I have been keeping more fish than I used to.

One winter I caught about 75 eyes in about 20 trips. I think I kept like 15 all winter -- now that the boys eat fish and like it a lot I keep more.

Still -- my goal is not to limit out but to catch some nice fish for supper. I never care about catching a limit. That is like "My boat is bigger than your boat," type stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have alays been fond of CPR catch Phot Release. I usually never keep more than 2. I hate cleaning fish and dont eat them either. But everyone else I know does.

eyes.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

well then the state should change the regs to only 3 or four walleye,.,. with a slot 17-24? (state wide) the laws are the laws, and they will continue to take what they can , if im goin to go get some fish for a good fish fry ., i will take on the sunnies and crappie, and a few walleye ., heck i even keep all those redeyes and pike and then i put them to my grinder, and then bread them, cook them ,and then freeze them ., "poof" instent fish patties and i know what kind of fish pattie im eating to .,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep -- I agree with a state-wide slot of 4 fish per person possession of 8 -- saugers are bonus fish -- 2 each.

The slot should be 14-21 all others back to the H2O. You can keep one 28 inch or better trophy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On my favorite lake, Lac Qui Parle Lake in SW MN, The DNR has built an amazing walleye population from one of the first slot limits ever imposed. Initially it was a 15" minimum for several years, then it went from 6 to 4 with no minuimum and only one over a certain size. It did absolute wonders for that lake. And for what it is there are over 8 state owned and maintained access for this little 1 mile wide and 18 mile long lake in the MN river. It is my all time favorite place to fish Walleyes and Giant Catfish.

I am Pro SLot Limits.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you can limit out every time I see no reason not too, if you eat the fish. If you don't, then yes cpr your 20" eyes. I would never keep 6 if I was only going to eat 2. Good luck this spring to all of you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Paul those are some pretty nice fish there.

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

    • Troy Smutka
      6/24/17     Got out on Washington this morning to target walleyes. Cold and windy! Busy today--a bass tournament going on. We fished several spots with leeches under a slip float for eyes. Only caught one small one, and missed a couple bites that might have been walleyes. Did catch several medium to large smallies and one largemouth. Got off the lake about 10:00 as we saw the first wave of rain approaching. Not interested in fishing cold, wind-driven rain. Guess mother nature doesn't always look at the calendar, which said summer started this week. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
    • ZachD
      wrap a bungee around it
    • ZachD
      Then Crooked lake pier fits the bill they like corn or worms   or what city are you looking around?  
    • birdguy
      Just back from Big Sandy, fished the main basin and concentrated on two humps. Caught five walleye and kept three that were in the slot, all about 15 inchers. Quit sooner than planned as the wind really started kicking up. Leeches, lindy rigs, red hooks and a green bead did the trick. Tried spinners and crawlers with no luck. All were caught in 9 - 12 FOW.   BIG fire in McGregor this morning, a trucking business on the east end of town burnt down.
    • Chevy Nation
      Alright, so I got out yesterday in the early afternoon I decided to go try the Mississippi there is this little public boat dock, so I dropped a line there and within the hour I got a Northern Pike it was about 24 inches long and then about a half hour I pulled in a blacktail redhorse an it was about 12 or 13 inches long. So not a bad day out there on the river for dock fishing! I caught both the fish on them green night crawlers, I also tried throwing out a crank, a jig, and a watermelon Senko. All they wanted was them green worms! Thanks for the tips I finally caught a couple fish (hopefully there is more to come)
    • monstermoose78
      Awesome 
    • monstermoose78
      Fresh laker this morning for breakfast yum
    • nmitchell17
      No need for big ones, thanks for the advice
    • ZachD
      Nice video!
    • ZachD
      Well if you are looking in the Minneapolis lake nokomis has a fishing pier   North metro Crooked lake in Andover has a pier. There is a nice park as well and all the sunfish you want to catch no big ones though.