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
polarsusd81

Getting excited...

6 posts in this topic

I am heading up to fish with a group of four other guys this weekend, 16-18. It will be the first trip up there for me and my buddy. We are staying down at the motel on Wheeler's Point and planning to head out over Pine Island. From what I hear the bite has been pretty good just north of the island. I am wondering if I can get some recomendations for presentation and bait choice. I have a slew of Angel Eyes, pimps, and buckshots as well as plenty fat-boys and genz worms. I also have a few jiggin raps but have never had good luck on them. We are planning to fish two jig lines in the house and have some tip-ups set up outside to serve as our deadstick lines.

Should we go with shiners, chubs, fattys, or most likely the combo? Also, has anyone tried using larve or waxies for eyes, as I have caught them on those? Do the perch up there have a preference?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We are also going up this weekend and can't wait for thursday to get here. There is seven of us going. We are staying at Adrians. Sounds like the fishing is going to be good anywhere you go.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We had excellent fishing out past Pine fish were real finiky had to use a certain technique to get them to bite all in all we iced around 75 to 80 fish. Lots of fun and only could get them on certain lures fish were aggresive but real hard to get then to bite.

Can't wait till the 24th

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well if you see us out there stop by and say hello. We will be fishing in a Trap Guide with a Black F-150 pretty near-by. My name is Tom. Maybe we can share some hot-spots or tips. Well, hopefully we will be able to share some hot-spots.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Crop,

Care to share the technique? I am taking my 7 y.o daughter and 10 y.o. son this weekend. We will be in a River Bend sleeper and they are out past Pine Island. I had the 7 y.o. there 3 weeks ago and we caught all our fish on a plain red hook. They wanted nothing to do with any kind of jig that weekend. They would spook as soon as the jig was moved.

Thanks,

Pops

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will be in an Eskimo III and the other to I believe are Otters. We are riding our sleds out right from the cabin. I will look for you stop and say hi if I see you. Hopefully everywhere we go will be a hotspot. We are going out to Garden Island Firday morning for the day. Will be back in after the night bite.

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

    • vanwalleye
      I was thinking the same thoughts, I saw the pond by my house locked up, figure someone will be sitting in front of the courthouse before you know it..
    • Jim Uran
      I have to add that my buddy has had the Eskimo propane auger and loves it, he has a season and half using it and it hasn't given him any problems. 
    • Jim Uran
      I've had an Eskimo Shark for a few years and I love it, I'm not a fan of the aluminum handles on it, they have given me an issue or two but customer service is outstanding. Can't comment on the EVO, other than  I think they are gimmicky, but I love their six sided insulated hub. Works great for my family trips or just going out by myself. Sets up easy and there is a ton of room. 
    • papadarv
      Vexilar makes many "fish finders" what model do you have. Is it a flasher, a graph, WiFi type. Will help in knowing what your looking at when running your finder.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      brianfisher, Welcome to Fishing Minnesota! Using a flasher in open water is way more difficult then using a regular depth finder! It takes a lot of study time to really learn to recognize what it is showing you! Basically anything marked even slightly off of the bottom is likely a fish unless there is a lot of floating weeds etc. in the water column. I suggest that you get out on the ice with your friend this winter and use his flasher through the ice. You will very quickly learn to adjust the gain settings and learn to recognize fish under a controlled depth condition! If possible have someone that is familiar with his flasher model go with you and show you how to operate it. Once you learn to read a flasher your fish catching rate will go way up! Cliff