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
Doctordente

Battle Lake area July 4th timeframe - fishing advice

5 posts in this topic

For the last few years I seem to end up visiting my mom around the 4th of July holiday. She lives on Elbow Lake just west of Battle Lake. I usually have good luck with bass fishing in the early morning hours around sunrise. Occasionally I'll snag a northern pike trolling. I'm not very proficient at walleyes yet, I'm guessing they're going to be deep during the day, and maybe come up to the weed beds at night to feed? Sunnies are in abundance in the afternoon off the dock which is always entertaining. There are some perch in the lake but I always have trouble locating them.

Also, are there any places to rent boats on West Battle lake, or is that a futile idea since it's a holiday time?

BTW, I love that area and am so happy I have relatives there. Truly a gem on the planet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Annie Battle lake no motors no electronics the park has boats for 8 a day I think it is, big sunnies big bass cant keep any butfun a lot of walleye in it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I forgot about that! What a great idea!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I fish West Battle at least twice a year for the last 15years and have always had good luck. We stay at Sand Bay and enjoy the area. You could ck with them about boat rentals.The lake has a lot of deapth features that make it a good lake to fish.I have never been skunked on this lake. Have always been able to catch something. Good luck. smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A little mor on Annie Ive fished that lake for 42 years great little lake for a lot of fun oh oh better not say 42 years cause they had it closed for 6 years or so but anyway pretty much grew up on the lake the no electronics deal dont bother me I can row around that lake and find the structure no problem. But from where they have the rental boats just go out in front of the rushes anywhere and you will a blast. If you feel full of energy row along the rushes about 40 yds out from them pull a bettle spin and you will nail the crappies all the way down or anchor in the cabbage and toss it youll get them, same with sunnies any where along there will be fun. walleyes just anchor off the inlet current and toss around a jig and minnow or drag a lindy down the break in the current and you are likely to catch anything. Have fun

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

    • Troy Smutka
      6/24/17     Got out on Washington this morning to target walleyes. Cold and windy! Busy today--a bass tournament going on. We fished several spots with leeches under a slip float for eyes. Only caught one small one, and missed a couple bites that might have been walleyes. Did catch several medium to large smallies and one largemouth. Got off the lake about 10:00 as we saw the first wave of rain approaching. Not interested in fishing cold, wind-driven rain. Guess mother nature doesn't always look at the calendar, which said summer started this week. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
    • ZachD
      wrap a bungee around it
    • ZachD
      Then Crooked lake pier fits the bill they like corn or worms   or what city are you looking around?  
    • birdguy
      Just back from Big Sandy, fished the main basin and concentrated on two humps. Caught five walleye and kept three that were in the slot, all about 15 inchers. Quit sooner than planned as the wind really started kicking up. Leeches, lindy rigs, red hooks and a green bead did the trick. Tried spinners and crawlers with no luck. All were caught in 9 - 12 FOW.   BIG fire in McGregor this morning, a trucking business on the east end of town burnt down.
    • Chevy Nation
      Alright, so I got out yesterday in the early afternoon I decided to go try the Mississippi there is this little public boat dock, so I dropped a line there and within the hour I got a Northern Pike it was about 24 inches long and then about a half hour I pulled in a blacktail redhorse an it was about 12 or 13 inches long. So not a bad day out there on the river for dock fishing! I caught both the fish on them green night crawlers, I also tried throwing out a crank, a jig, and a watermelon Senko. All they wanted was them green worms! Thanks for the tips I finally caught a couple fish (hopefully there is more to come)
    • monstermoose78
      Awesome 
    • monstermoose78
      Fresh laker this morning for breakfast yum
    • nmitchell17
      No need for big ones, thanks for the advice
    • ZachD
      Nice video!
    • ZachD
      Well if you are looking in the Minneapolis lake nokomis has a fishing pier   North metro Crooked lake in Andover has a pier. There is a nice park as well and all the sunfish you want to catch no big ones though.