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
HateHumminbird

Bad Time to Be A Jake

3 posts in this topic

The pressure on jakes and subordinate toms has been ratcheting up with the warmer weather. I'm seeing groups of jakes getting chased around in the fields early morning, and later in the day, crossing roads in droves. A few days ago, I saw a group of 6 making a bee-line for a wooded river bottom that's not known for holding too many turkeys. It's my assumption that they're looking for a bit of relief from the older toms that have really stepped up efforts in recent weeks.

This morning I saw 3 jakes amidst 17 hens and 9 gobblers, but the jakes did nothing but feed. They stuck together and acted like hens for the most part, which is why I'm guessing the gobblers tolerated their presence. That and they were so busy fighting amongst themselves.

You talk about henned up though; us early season guys will be sticking to strut zones and general locations of high turkey activity, lest we feel cocky enough to call in the entire flock.

Joel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just wanted to say a quick thanks to you Joel, for your excellent reports and the info that you share here...I'm gonna be honest, I'm almost going insane here at work thinking about turkey hunting (I'm season D, area 342) and I am constantly scouring this and many other forums for info and reports. It really helps a guy like me in the Northern suburbs know what is going on, because I can't get down to scout until my season is almost here due to work constraints...so I just wanted to say a big thanks to you and everyone else who posts, and to just encourage you boys to keep 'em coming!!! grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wally:

Thanks for the positive feedback, I appreciate it! Thanks to others here that do the same, as I'm in the same boat as Wally. I simply cannot get enough, and the more I learn, the more I realize just how much there is to still be learned. It's a fun way to prepare yourself for a season that seems to take 18 months to come each time around; then, when it's upon you, you wished you had a bit more time to prepare and hone your skills. I'm a week out before being thrown into the fire, and I can't wait myself.

My arrows are currently acting up on me, and I might be taking the shotgun out of necessity rather than preference at this point. We'll see if I can get things straightened out in one short week.

Joel

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

    • Sherman
    • 1eyeReD
      Thanks LucasMN!! I will throw you a personal fishin report when I'm done.
    • Luke jones
      Hi everyone I am new to this chat. I was wondering what stage you think the panfish are in right now anything helps. Thanks Luke
    • LucasMN
      There is spots in the parking lot for roughly 7 vehicles with trailers. When that's full, you can park on the side of the road leading up to the access (I don't know if it's legal but have never seen tickets given out nor have I received one). The access is fairly steep but  in good shape. A 16ft will go up/down and launch no problem. 20'+ fish houses can make it up and down.    The access on the south side (past the Bear trap) on Highway 71 has much more parking and is a flat landing with 2 docks.   Water clarity is good. Fishing is mediocre. 
    • Dune27
      Haven't tried fishing there but I would love to go there someday.
    • neptune
      Basskisser, You will love the lake. Compared to other sizeable lakes in MN the traffic is much lower.  Plus Vermilion has so much shoreline with great bays everywhere.  I always have a rod rigged with a Rapala DT6 in red crawdad color and another set up with a fintech jig and tube in either a crawdad brown or green pumpkin.  The Rap works great if you want to cover water and just bounce it down a rocky shoreline.  The tube is perfect for throwing under docks or submerged rocks that your sonar points out.  Good luck and have fun.  There is some great bass fishing on Vermilion.
    • ZachD
    • Rodney
      Hi all, I just want to askl if someone ever tried using shrooms or truffles for medical purposes? I was reading some articles about this and shrooms before engaging my self for the first time. They say that it has a very potent effect on the brain and hallucination. Unlike marijuana does it have any medical use? In one article that I've read magic truffles or shrooms are use on reducing the symtoms of obsessive-conpulsive disorder, anxiety, and depression. It can also help people to quit smoking and alcohol addiction. Some studies also suggest the property of magic shrooms/truffles can be useful for cancer patients. I would really want to hear other insights regarding this new possible alternative meds. Thanks
    • Pikers1988
      I have always wanted to make this trip happen but never knew how to make the portage happen. Happy i stumbled upon this post.  Hope to be in contact with you soon portageguy
    • Pikers1988
      I literally just watched an episode of Linders Angling Edge where they echoed exactly what SkunkedAgains quote claimed.