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
kais24

Pine Island report 03-12 to 03-15

12 posts in this topic

Got back last night from fishing in the Pine Island area. Went out on Adrian's road and boy did they point us in the right direction. We fished 18 ft of water and caught some nice ones. Within an hour and 1/2 we caught a 28 1/2, 29 1/2 and a 31 incher! We fished out deeper during the day but didn't do that well. We caught our limit of and put back a lot of nice eater sized walleye but came up four short of saugers. We probably caught 50 fish for the trip (which isn't really fast and furious for LOW) but those biggins sure made it worth the drive.

Adrian's road was OK. Quite a bit of water our first and second day but then the cold weather came and really helped out. Pulling a retractable wheel shack was SLOW GOING! It was pretty bumpy. I'm sure the roads are much better now with the snow they got and the colder weather. Adrian's was out there constantly working on the bad spots and re-directing around the giant puddles. Off road travel was pretty much anywhere you want to go with 4 wheel drive.

I'd post the pictures, but I'm not very computer literate and I've tried before with no success. I could e-mail someone them if they can do it for me...

Shiners worked better than fatheads and as far as color...keep changing. Every color seemed to work but only for a little while.

For those headed up I'd call Adrian's and check on conditions (roads that is.) The fishing conditions I'm sure will be awesome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My wife and I are heading up for the 22th, 23rd, 24th. Are looking forward to a get away. 1st trip up there this year.

What does Adrians charge for access fee for truck and wheel house? Sounds like you had a good time pulling line against the nice walleyes.

Thanks for the good report!! smirk.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shadyzr:

Access fee is $7.00. Where are you staying? I'm headed up Wed 3/21 and will fish the 22nd and 23rd, possibly the 24th. Looks like next week is going to be some beautiful weather. Might have to bring the sun screen cool.gif Good luck on your trip and hang on. Bill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

kais24 shoot me the pics if you want them posted.Nice report and nice job on the big ones!

deerwoody77@yahoo.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Deerwoody, you have mail...thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

bturck, where are you staying?

We also are heading up the 23rd to Adrien's. If your around that area maybe walk over with a refreshment and say hi ??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

bturk:

Will be going out of Adrians, and staying in wheel house.

Have to talk to Adrians on advise as where to fish. Should be up there around 8 to 9:00 pm on 3/21.

cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wingnut: We will be at Riverbend Resort which is right next to Adrians. We will arrive on Wed night and fish Thursday and Friday, possibly Saturday. I will also be on the hand held radio channel 3. Looks like we're headed to Knight and Bridges Island on Thursday, and Friday is open for bids from the fish at this time. Good luck and hang on. Bill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shadyzr: Sounds like lake travel cross country improved quite a lot since the big snow, so you should be able to get off the beaten path to set up. Adrians will certainly have an idea of how deep to might need to fish. We're headed to the islands on Thursday, not sure yet about Friday. good luck on your trip and hang on. Bill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HEY BTRUCK IF U ARE HEADING UP TO RIVERBEND, CHECK OUT MY REPORT ON A DIFFERENT THREAD. IF U ARE GETTING GUIDED ASK FOR BIG AL HE IS THE BEST

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's your pics kais24,Nice fish!!

kais24.jpg

kais242.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beavflick: Yes I caught your report. Thanks for sharing. Yes Al is one of a kind. I get along really well with Adam and Paul to. They really have added a lot to the whole expiernace up there. I'll post our results on Saturday. Bill

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

    • river rat316
      I am definitely in! My boss also gave me permission to start looking at jet boats this spring. We have to get rid of a 3rd car first but I do believe a Lowe 1760 pathfinder with a 115/80 will also be in my future!
    • brianfisher
      You can use this Lake George Contour map for free.
    • river rat316
      Eskimo cs is top notch. I have had 2 different pop-ups and have a 949i now and love it. Wasn't overly impressed with the flip over pop-up at Cabela's though. It seemed to have less room out in front of you than the other flip over from clam and otter.
    • brianfisher
      I recently had a chance to go fishing with my friend who recently purchased a Vexilar fishfinder. However we find it incredibly difficult to identify fish in the Sonar image. We tried even the fish alarm under settings but it didn't work reliably, going off at times with nothing on the Sonar image that looked like fish.   Any tips of what we should be looking for in the Sonar image?  
    • river rat316
      Getting the 6" clam plate hopefully this week. Picked up a brush less 20v dewalt on sale for black Friday. After using moose's drill a couple times last year I am all in on the drill plate!