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
bucktailsam

winona area shore fishing

5 posts in this topic

Hello I am new to the area and I was just wondering when fish start moving into the backwater areas and what I might expect to find just fishing from shore. Any help or reports will be appreciated

Thanks

Sam

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't fished from shore in Winona for years but back when I did there were lots of good spots. When the river goes down a bit the boat landing past the spillway on prairie island was a good spot for panfish and northerns. Anyplace along the river in town with rip-rap rocks has potential for smallies. Across the bridge there are spots under the bridge near the landing for catfish, rough fish, etc... The 5th street bait shop can give you some current advice too.

good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i lived there 7 or 8 years ago and used to fish the dam early for walleye, sauger and you could usually pick up a smallie or two. just cross the bridge and go north you can't miss it, if you've never been. the small culvert by the barges can be really good, if there aren't 15 people trying to fish it. i almost always caught fish at the homer tressle also. got a 29 1/4" eye on my wall thanks to that spot cool.gif there is so mush shore fishing there, not to mention the trout streams. why did i ever leave? confused.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are really a lot of places to fish from shore. There is also lake Winona and many other small lakes that are holding great numbers of fish. You could try bartlets which is by the airport or the harley lake which is by the Harley Davidson shop. Let me know if you need more ideas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

jd welcome and thanks for the tips always great to recieve local boys tips. i also would say lake winona i think it is over looked since the river is so close but it is an excellent fishery that doesn't get nearly as much attention as it would if it were in rochester!!! Good luck

let us know how you do.

ike

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

    • osok
      Just got back into town from a slightly too long "vacation" dealing with relatives. Anywho, how has the fishing been on Superior, are the fish local or have they migrated N.E? 
    • AaronTC05
      I just bought a new Elite 7TI and the sun cover it came with doesn't really snap on very securely.  I'd say it just rests loosely on the outside.  It won't fall off if I flip it upside down, but it feels like it wouldn't stay on going down the highway or withstand any sort of jarring.  It takes hardly any pressure to pull it off.  Is this normal or is it a defect?  I've never owned a graph with a sun cover so I'm not familiar, but I imagined it would be a lot more snug.    
    • leech~~
      We will see if Sailorfly is another ask a silly question one hit wonder? 
    • jiggin9
      I have a Lowrance Elite 7 and was curious what lake chip most of you recommend for Lake of the Woods.  The insight pro chip that came with my unit is very basic for up there and was looking for a more detailed chip.  I'm not sure what brands are compatible with the Lowrance and which ones aren't.        Thanks in advance! 
    • Hines R
      Glad it didn't take a swim. My buddy had one of the cheaper Minnkotas deploy while he was up on plane using the main motor.  Needless to say it was a weak pin in the release system. It was a rental boat so he didn't have to deal with it. Bent the heck out of the stem portion. It was fully modified!   Didnt know now you were still going up to LOTW. Thought you were selling the place. Assuming you don't have the Sportcraft anymore since I don't think you'd put a Minnkota on that. If you still have the Sportcraft I know someone that might be interested in it.    I head up to South end out of Wheelers point tomorrow after work. Up for 2 weeks. Touch base with me if you are coming up or have the Sportcraft still for sale.   Ryan
    • cheapicetrick
      Thanks for the information. I believe yours must be different by the sounds of it. Mine looks like the one below. A bolt actually goes through the pin and bolts onto the actual trolling motor and you have to pull the lever completely out to remove it from the boat.  
    • leech~~
    • phishnerd
      Crawlers work great for a mixed bag of fish.  Fresh cut bait like suckers or shad work great for channel cats.  I've never fished North Lake in Red Wing. Have fun!
    • Chevy Nation
      Have you or anyone tried North Lake in Red Wing by Treasure Island?? Just curious if anything have been biting there?
    • eyeguy 54
      I seen this I seen that.....   I go and correct it once in a while... LOL  somebody has to help you peasants