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
CatManLee

Slow Fishing on Sunday!

7 posts in this topic

Went fishing out of Warroad on Sunday and boy was it slow for us. Only caught 5 fish, 3 of them keepers (14"-15") and all were released to swim another day. We probably had just as many bites that were missed and lost a couple.

It was really windy early, but by mid day it was pretty darn nice out on the water. We started by making our way over to Elm and fished that area for a while, catching a couple fish for about 3 hours of fishing. We tried several areas including South Tip, Whiskey Flats, and the area between Springsteel and the Blinker.

Minnows were better than crawlers. I had a crawler on for most of the day and didn't get a single bite. The guy fishing with me had a minnow on and caught all the fish! tongue.gif

It was slow, but still beat sitting at home all day! grin.gif

How did everyone else do?????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the report Catman. I can't say that Sunday was slow for us however. My parents, sister and brother-in-law and my wife and I were up all weekend. My parents have a cabin by Long Point and we went out of there on Friday late morning. Fishing was great!! Caught numerous fish in the 15-19 inch range as well as a 26.75", a 26.25" a 26" 2 25" and a couple right around 20". Caught quite a few under 15" as well.

Saturday was terrible weather so we didn't make it out. Sunday we woke up to better weather conditions but still windy. Headed out again and did great. Again caught many in the 15-19 inch range as well as some smaller. Caught quite a few over 20 inches, including a 27.75" 2 27.5" a 26" 3 25" a 24" 2 22" and one around 21". Easily filled our 24 fish limit. All keepers were between 15 and 19 inches.

I have to say we had some of the best fishing that I have experienced in quite a few years. My wife, brother in law and sister all caught their personal best walleyes. My wife is still raving about it!! She is definitely hooked. What a great weekend. I hope others had good luck too.

P.S. Magic depth was 24' anchored vertically jiggin with frozen shiners. Color didn't seem to matter too much. Good luck everyone!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice report fellas. Hoping I can make it up soon. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to hear fishing was good over on that part of the lake. It just goes to show, it can be slow in one area, but the fish will bite great in another.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We didn't do that well out of the gap on Sunday but we only fished about 2 1/2 hours in the late afternoon. We pulled spinners and didn't pick up a fish. I did hear of people doing well anchored up with lead head jigs though. I just can't wrap my brain around the idea of how deep the fish already seem to be this year.

I fished over on the Canadian side on Monday for the first time since I was in High School and was fishing with my Grandpa. My wife started us out that day with her first fish of the year being a 27 1/4 inch walleye. We couldn't find the disposable camera quick enough so we had to release her without a picture. Now that's how you start a year out. It's her biggest Walleye so far. Nice fish. We released it and then she caught 2 small throw backs. I finally caught a nice little keeper size fish and we had to leave not long after that.

Ryan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to hear about your good fishing Fisherjmb. I will be up there Thursday with 15 others. We will be staying at Long Point Resort. Hope we have as much fun as you did.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Fishing Novice. It should be good for you depending on the weather, hopefully it's not too windy or wet. Good luck, be safe and post how you did!

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

    • delcecchi
      Mercury is emitted from coal burning power plants and can travel a long ways.  Sulfate or maybe it is sulfide is from mining.  
    • delcecchi
      That there is pretty effusive praise, and a first post 
    • leech~~
        So, this Deer runs through the forest all winter without breaking it's neck on anything. Then breaks it's neck by your deck that just happens to have a bird feeder and lots of really big rocks by it? Did the Warden buy it?   Oh yeah nice fish haul.
    • Tom Sawyer
      I always thought after shooting them from my deck, it couldn't get any easier; guess I was wrong. Lol! Backstraps never tasted sweeter. Hope you bought a lottery ticket.
    • redneckdan
      Information I have indicates the operator stopped his machine on the marked trail, in a section marked 'Thin Ice'. That is when the machine went through.