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  1. It's been a fun few days on V. This morning I caught ~25 walleyes. A little lacking in size a lot of 12-13". My son wanted to target largemouth and my daughter wanted a musky and she caught a 42" off the dock. Both boxes checked!
    11 points
  2. Fished 4 hours each am and pm Thursday-Saturday. Fishing was tough but I did manage to catch a few eyes, most of which were 10-13". Had to move around to find biting fish. Biggest was the pictured 22" slotter. Next biggest was only 15", and this fish fought like a slotter last night (maybe a sign they are getting more active). Lots of mayflies on the water surface Thursday, and also saw a lot of clouds in the water column. Soudan friend said he heard locals were not catching anything, and the CO that checked me Saturday evening said that anglers were not having much luck. Lively leeches
    9 points
  3. The creek is about as low as I have ever seen it.....That means the fish have less place to hide I guess The bite up and down the river has been very good most days. Evenings still seem to produce better results than the morning bite. Weightless senkos or swim baits have produced the bulk of my quality fish in the last few weeks
    8 points
  4. Haven’t posted in a while so thought I’d give an update. Fished Friday through Sunday this past weekend and had fair results. Graphed piles of walleyes all over the place (10-22ft). Getting them to bite was a different story. Best results were pulling spinners with a crawler through these pods. Kept a handful of nice 14-17 inchers and threw the rest back. Sand had the most numbers but the biggest fish came on a rocky reef. All around great weekend!
    8 points
  5. I’ve been catching some big males out deep again. Grass in 7 to 12ft has been where I’m finding them. Either drop shot or jig under a float with 1 to 3 inch gulp minnows
    8 points
  6. Figured I better pop in and say hi, it's been a while Life and work have kept me fairly busy this summer so far. I have had the chance to get out quite a bit though. Lately I have been working the Sippi pretty hard. Water is super low this year, so fish have been pretty easy to find. Bass and a few walleyes have been hanging surprisingly shallow for how warm the water is... I have had good luck with grubs, stick baits and a few on crankbaits. Couple of the better ones from this week
    7 points
  7. We made a run up to the west end Friday in the drizzle. I had heard about the ciscoes in Head of the Lakes Bay but had never seen them. My god were they stacked in there and the muskies were right with them! We trolled a bit between the 10 or so boats casting. Pretty cool to see!
    6 points
  8. Funny that you mention all that. When I went out Thursday night in Wakemup, there were boats where I wanted to go so I went to a new spot and found these humps. Last night, I was reading the south wind and thought about fishing Woody's on the northern shore but there were already several boats there. I went to my spot from the previous night and had it all to myself. No walleye but enough perch and smallies to keep things interesting. Fishing and boating etiquette have been in short supply for a long time. I think that I scare some people when I come off plane in tight channels so
    5 points
  9. I was out last night in Wakemup and only caught 1 slot fish. Can believe the fishing traffic out there. Was in a spot all by myself, before long, I had boats trolling right up next to me. Other fisherman pulling right in my trolling path cutting me off. A couple were literally within 20' of me. I had to stop my troll so one idiot who was trolling up right along side me could get by so, I could circle back before running into a boat that was anchored. If you were that guy and saw the look I gave you, you know what I thought . Wish I would have said what I wanted to!! Seems like this year this
    5 points
  10. 4 points
  11. We enjoyed a walleye dinner tonight..no leeches/blood suckers.
    3 points
  12. For those who didn't hear, there was a fire at Life Of Riley Resort the other day. https://bringmethenews.com/minnesota-news/2-buildings-gazebo-destroyed-in-fire-at-northern-mn-resort
    3 points
  13. Was a ton of boat traffic outside of Stuntz Bay on Thursday evening also. Probably the entire lake was like that. Friday and Saturday were not quite as bad. Fortunately other boaters/anglers were more considerate where I was last weekend. Fishing for me was extremely tough. Fished 3 hours each AM and PM and only caught 4 walleyes total (14, 15, 21, and 22 pictured). Caught lots of small perch (one was 13 inches) and 5 bass (largest being 16 inches). Had a hard time keeping the crayfish off the crawlers. At least the lake was beautiful and the smoke-filtered sunsets were nice
    3 points
  14. Out Sunday morning for two hours. Picked up 2- 20”, 2 - 16” (kept for lunch)and 8 12”-13” walleyes along with a 29” northern. Fishing 20 feet of water. Water temperature at 76 degrees. Used jig and minnow. From the pictures, you can see how much smoke is in the air from all the forest fires in northwestern Ontario. Hoping for some rain!
    3 points
  15. Just got home from our annual family trip. In a week our group boated 130+ walleyes ranging from 8 inchers to 22 inches. Caught lindy rigging and bobber fishing schools of fish. Related to boating etiquette last night on our way in we came across a boat floating in the middle of the entrance to Daisy Bay between isle of pines and birch point. It was almost dark out and the boat was not lit up. I circled the boat and did not see anyone on first glance. My heart immediately sank thinking did the person fall in. We got closer and noticed a single person laying on the front platform. We
    3 points
  16. Do you think this is the same deer?
    3 points
  17. Day 3 of using nothing but drop shots, wacky rigs, and jig and craw took me to Wisconsin to see if I could continue my newfound favorite lures. I went to Church Pine Lake, just east of Osceola. Never been here before, so had no clue what to expect. Turns out to be a nice little lake for a small boat such as mine. Lots of potential here, but fishing was tough today. Most fish came on the drop shot on the deep weed edges. 6 bass and 1 little pike. Highlight came at the very end of the day, where I caught a 21 inch bass right in front of the access. Best way to end the day
    3 points
  18. Finally caught a few walleyes tonight. Got 3 in the slot from 21-24". Also, missed a few. Went out at 7:30 till dark. 22-25 f.o.w. bottom bouncers with leaches, Wakemup Bay. Nice to have some wind, got them on wind blown shore lines.
    3 points
  19. Went out to a small local lake today, with new tackle in tow. I challenged myself to use ONLY the new tackle! Which consisted of drop shot rigs, jig and craw, and wacky rigs. All rigs that I have never used before. I’m happy to report I caught fish on all three! caught 7 total, 4 bass, 2 pike, and a bluegill. We were also stalked by loons and snapping turtles.
    3 points
  20. We had a good weekend with the walleyes, using Lindy's and slip bombers, leeches slightly better then crawlers. Fishing 26-27 fow between multiple humps. Sunsets were awesome too.
    3 points
  21. Well, if everyone is eating their fill that hopefully means they are growing bigger for the future!
    3 points
  22. This is from the guy in Two Harbors
    3 points
  23. Sad to hear but understandable. They are quite hungry with all the dryness and lack of berries. Don't let them steal your pic-a-nic baskets!
    2 points
  24. Heard from an island neighbor (Church Island) next to ours that a bear killed a small dog yesterday around 8:00 pm on an island in Frazer Bay. Also, my other island neighbor to the east (Juniper Island) reported three bears yesterday and one chased after their labrador retriever. Watch your pets friends, some of these bears are very aggressive!
    2 points
  25. It almost looks like some type of leech or leech larve.
    2 points
  26. Was staying at resort last week when fire happened. Started around 1:15 a.m. Burned gazebo, bait house, store/game room. Called 911 around that time. 40 minutes for fire department to get there. Fire boat came also and saved the day with big pumps. Not much could have been done. Lucky no wind that night. Most of guests were ready to evacuate if needed. Bad deal. Been going there for 53 years.
    2 points
  27. I’ve noticed the same thing while night fishing recently. The mosquito numbers are unbelievable. My theory is that the collapse of the bat population due to ‘white nose syndrome’ has allow the mosquito population to proliferate. I can’t remember the last time I saw a bat while night fishing, whereas in years past there would be many of them flying around us - each happily consuming 1,000 mosquitoes per hour.
    2 points
  28. Yah Moose, he looks like the same deer. I’d get after him opening weekend of archery if you can. He seems to like that spot.
    2 points
  29. Went to Wisconsin again today, Big Blake Lake. It was just too hot and miserable. Lake has potential though, but I’m not in a hurry to come back. Just 4 little bass, and 1 crappie.
    2 points
  30. I threw my son a bone today, and we fished Forest Lake. Despite it being across the street from my house, I’ve just never been interested in this lake. We didn’t do too bad, 9 fish, 6 bass and 3 pike. We probably lost about the same number of fish. I forgot my phone at home, so I thought for sure we’d hook into a big Muskie. Luckily that didn’t happen. Called it a day when the rain hit.
    2 points
  31. I told my wife about that trick and I may do it. She said disgusting!
    2 points
  32. Went out for with my wife for a few hours on Sunday afternoon. No wind and pretty warm so only fished for two hours. Did catch 5 walleyes with the biggest being 23” and a 29” northern. We kept three 15”-17” for supper. Had a loon swim up to our boat a dive under it popping up five feet away each time. It did this for 15 -20 minutes then swam off. I guess there was a bunch of minnows in the area.
    2 points
  33. Niles and wolf bay getting some slot walleyes on leeches 8-12’ morning and evenings
    2 points
  34. I hope people can learn to identify ducks. Finn and I will be out for teal season. As the breeder has litter due the end of July so Finn will be getting a sister as long as there is a chocolate female. That means our duck season will be reduced to Sunday’s for this season.
    2 points
  35. Yah, it’s been interesting on the waterfowl. I’ve seen goslings super early this year in the metro and then very small ducklings or none with the hens further north as recent as a week ago. Other shore birds were still sitting their nests too. I hope we don’t lose a lot of young mallards and woodies in the early teal season.
    2 points
  36. I have seen geese with tiny little babies again and some tiny ducklings too. Kind of late start I hope they can fly before opener. Hearing green lake has a crappie bite going on watch for the surface feeding on bugs. Lots of nice looking bucks running around on my way to and from work.
    2 points
  37. Welcome to the forum. Why does a small lake with a Maximum Depth of 11 feet surrounded by farm fields turn green and not have many fish left in it?
    2 points
  38. The panfish were hot as usual, but we didn't try anything else.
    2 points
  39. Up over the last weekend and enjoyed a long and hot weekend. I had water temps on the west end around at 77-80 degrees depending on where you were at. The walleyes were starting to bite again after the mayfly hatch happened. Lindys and crawlers mostly between 10-20' fow. Fished only the low light periods of the day so I'm not sure if anyone was getting any during the day. ( Too hot for me!) Caught 10 fish in 3 outing between saturday and sunday. Most fish were between 11"-16" but did manage 2 slot fish 23", 24". The wind was pretty steady Saturday so I made it a point to fish the wind
    2 points
  40. Don’t give up on the north shore or Ely or Grand Marais. Sure it’s more “yuppie” or “liberal” or whatever descriptor you want to apply. But is that really the issue this spring/summer? I went up a handful of times between January and May and the biggest issue I encountered was the lack of staffing leading to shuttered spaces. I don’t know, count me among those who enjoy food options other than a burger and fries and thinks a traditional folk school teaching stuff that’s been lost through the years is special. It’s pretty amazing sitting down at a place like the Angry Trout an
    2 points
  41. Started out on Long lake this morning south of Richmond. Picked up a 21 in walleye. Then motored up the channel and we got 2 25 in northern and 3 18-20 inch walleye. All in all a fun time on the water, but hot. All caught in 16 ft or less on leeches and crawlers. Dead calm, bright sun and water temps in mid to upper 70s. Just teaches me another lesson that you never know when it’s ideal time. Oh wait anytime fishing is ideal time. Kept a couple for meal and rest went back.
    2 points
  42. Sorry, I hadn't been on for a while here. With full weight if no dead 22.4 with the 40% deduction on our bass had 21.1 It was a 1.3lb difference. Had 15lbs and change in Bass and 7lbs in pike. I always fish Hay or the lakes out that way, generally has been better for us. And no, the 1 bass wasn't in great shape when we stopped at our last spot to try and upgrade pike and find an eye but i didn't want to waste all the fishing time running through the channels. We did end up upgrading 1 pike at the spot so it helped. But yeah was a tough day after the first few hours but my first bass sp
    2 points
  43. We were up the 2nd week of June. Fishing was definitely tough and would also echo the baitfish/food supply is insane. Found a little pattern late in the week. Go opposite of the the hatch (perch) and drag the loudest colors you can find to separate yourself a little. (2) 24" walleye were the largest for the week.
    2 points
  44. We had the same experience last week. Found the walleyes schooled up pretty good, but getting them to go was a different story. The fish we did catch were spitting up mayflys. I did find a school of active fish Thursday mid day, and put together a limit of 16-19" fish pretty quick. These fish were in 16-20 feet of water over big boulders. Jig and a leech got them to go.
    2 points
  45. Went out for two hours this morning. Mayfly hatch has been finished for two week but a lot of carcasses floating in the water. Found walleyes in 18 feet using jig and chub. Caught 12 - 11”-12” and kept 4 - 14”-17” for supper. Still a lot of smoke in the air from fires near northwest bay. Surface water temperature was 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2 points
  46. Went fishing with good friend yesterday and two of his kids. Boy did we have fun catching gills 12-13 feet of water. Jigs and leeches under a float about 10 feet down. I don’t know how many we caught but it was a large number.
    2 points
  47. It might be wading time and hope to find a deeper hole they should be loaded with fish
    2 points
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