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
RonZych

Report fron Saturday

5 posts in this topic

My son and I were out on the mud Saturday all day. We managed 14 keeper perch ranging in size from 11" to darn near 14". The big ones were right on top of the flat.

Total catch: fish size caught. 18 perch(5-14") 8 walleye(6oz-7lbs)

All the fish were caught on a plain pink jighead with a waxie. People around us were using minnows and all they were catching were walleye. They were wondering why we were catching perch and not them. Voices travel a long ways out there when its calm and sunny.

A spring bobber was very important!! My son outfished me 3-1 with his. I left mine at home >:(

We were canstantly moving from hole to hole. We wore down some nice paths between them ;D

These were caught before 3 pm. 3 more after that.

perch.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those are some nice fish you got there. Doesn't exactly sound as if the perch are jumping out the hole yet. I would guess the bite is only going to get better

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

a group of 3 of us were out there on sunday and ended up with 20 jumbos and 1 walleye. boy them jumbos are fat! anyways we were fishing in the mud and pretty much "trolled" all day, going from hole to hole trying to find an active fish.(which there werent alot of!) we were using the smallest sized glo-demons and freshwater shrimp that we bought from a gas station on the way there. if you are marking a bunch of fish, there were small perch/ baitfish. the jumbos would come up off bottom and youd be able to jig/raise them up of bottom about 2 feet before theyd commit to the bait. very subtle strikes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ron, nice report.

lets see some pics of the forteen thats a heck of a perch...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty much follows what the DNR surveyer said,"not many fish for the amount of people out here".We have done better in previous weeks as well,more eyes than perch for us.Any ideas why?

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

    • SkunkedAgain
      As far as I'm aware, the two main spawning spots are the Pike River on the east end and Black Lake on the west end. That said I think that walleye are probably spawning in many different areas around the lake. IMO it's kind of fun to look for those hidden gem areas.
    • Rick
      Information about chronic wasting disease and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ management response to its discovery in two deer near Lanesboro will be the focus of a public meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Fillmore Central School Auditorium, 702 Chatfield St., in Preston.  DNR staff will explain the disease and why a quick and aggressive response is the most effective way to limit its spread. They also will discuss response measures including establishment of a disease management zone, a special winter deer hunt, landowner shooting permits and the necessity to conduct an aerial deer population survey. Representatives from other state agencies and deer hunting groups also will be available to answer questions. Chronic wasting disease is a fatal brain disease to deer, elk and moose but is not known to affect human health. Prior to this discovery, the disease has only been found in Minnesota in one wild deer harvested near Pine Island in 2010. For more information, including maps of chronic wasting disease surveillance areas, common questions and answers and hunter information, visit the DNR’s CWD homepage. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Fumb Disher
      Looks like by next wendsday.  Below 0 and single digit highs. 
    • RuddyDuck
      Let the cold begin! Though, now I am seeing snow in the forecast for Sat evening and Sunday. Boy, hopefully that misses. 
    • Xplorer
      With the high wind's this week I really dont see much ice forming until at least the weekend.  Looking like I will be planning on hauling the ATV or sled up for the trip between Xmas and New Years again this year.