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    monstermoose78

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  1. 8 points
    What do you see when you see water? I see FISH! Well, we found some new water and just had to try it. We were in for a big surprise in the process of pulling the boat out. Please join us on our adventure. https://youtu.be/VEnc6Qwnlu0
  2. 7 points
    Hey!! It's fun again on the south side of the lake! There are a lot of fish spread out from the south shore to mid lake. Some of the schools have been enormous. Small fish, big fish and in between. Oddly, the last 4 times on the water we have caught few saugers. It's been a long time since seeing so many charters staying south. There are still a lot of fish being caught bait fishing in the mud. In fact, yesterday, I think there were more boats bait fishing than pulling cranks. I sure hope it continues. Good luck.
  3. 6 points
    I just noticed I haven't been doing many reports lately. Sorry for that. Other than right around the 4th of July for a few days fishing has been outstanding. Looking back I could have made a quicker adjustment and done better around the 4th. Late July and all August things really get going out in the mud and near reefs. It is already building and it will just keep getting better. Wind and weather are about the only things that can mess this up. Here are some pics from recent guide trips.........contact me here and lets go get some deep water Walleyes on LOTW
  4. 5 points
    I use some barbless and I also use single hooks on all of my bucktails. I have never lost a fish on single hooks and they are so much easier to unhook than a treble hook. Get some 8-0 stainless hooks and that will work on just about any bucktail except the very small stuff. I also remove the extra hooks on larger bucktails like the number 10's and 12's and just run a large single hook at the end of the bait. It hasn't lost me any fish and it will avoid getting deep hooked with a treble which can kill a fish. These tactics have worked for me for many years and many fish. I rarely have to cut any hooks. "Ace" "It's just fishing man"
  5. 4 points
    I went back up north of Duluth again this morning and tried a different little walleye lake and it panned out very nicely... If I could have a cabin on a lake it would be this lake... The access is pretty rough, but if you got a roller trailer it's all good in the hood... I found them stacked up on the edge of a little weed bed. They didn't fire up until about 9 o'clock, but when they did it one after another... You know they are fired up when you catch 7 on 7 casts haha that was a 1st for me. Jig and plastic was the best with rigging leeches 2nd best...
  6. 4 points
    After a long 13 days straight of work we got out and did a little fishing! Felt AMAZING to get back out on the water. We chased panfish Saturday evening and pretty much struck out and went Sunday with the old man and got into a big ol mess of panfish. Buddy of mine opened up his jig company in Vergas, MN and it's called Panfish Pirates, check him out on facebook. Hes got a soft plastic called the Kraken that I have never seen before and boy did the fish eat them up! We didn't use any live bait during the 6 hour trip out fishing and we landed hundreds of gills and crappies. We landed 6 gills that were 9.5" sadly we couldn't find any big crappies even though the girlfriend lost one at the boat that was over 13". Fish were on the edges of the weeds either lilly pads or down in the cabbage. This Kraken has 3 legs behind it and it has natural bouyance within the plastic and it allows the jig to be swam through the weeds slower which was key yesterday. Dad was in the front of the boat and a few times he had to stop and put his rod down because his arm hurt from fighting the fish and a few times his finger tips were hurting from taking the fish off of his hook but regardless he had a blast fishing. We used 6 mm jigs tipped with the Kraken pitching from 4-14 feet of water. Few times we were vertical jigging and my big blue gill pictured below came vertical jigging in about 12 feet of water. All the gills were returned safely and only 6-7 crappies were taken home for dad to have a fish fry. Pike must have been starving because I had about 6 blue gills get attacked by pike at the boat as i was bringing them in!
  7. 4 points
    lots of river fishing, try where the Minnesota and Blue Earth come together. go to the park down there and enjoy!!!
  8. 4 points
    I have been out a few times this past week. Catching a few crappies here and there, loads of nice sunnies. The lakes are super busy with the hot weather and pleasure boaters. Lake temps are in the low 80's. Monday night My son and I were pulling spinners and gulp when he caught this old skinny 30.5" eye. We put here back and will get a replica mount for him. He was so excited!
  9. 4 points
    Many of you FM long termers remember FisherDog from way back...he used to post all the time before he moved to Florida. He was up for a couple days this past week and we got on a good crappie bite in the area, he is a Crappie Guru and man we worked hard but had fun...boated well over 100 in 2 days on the outside weed edges...many absolute Donkeys. Kept a few smaller ones so he could have a fish fry for his family...couple of pics...he's in the blue shirt.
  10. 3 points
    don't forget at Sibley park you can both rivers!!!!
  11. 3 points
    Thank you all, very much! We arrived this morning, all Isaac wantes to do was fish. Him and I hit the shoreline in Sibley park. Not much to speak of. Isaac, however, accomplished catching his first drum. I caught a SMALL channel cat. We will try again tomorrow evening.
  12. 3 points
    I am getting most of my walleyes using Lindy Rigs and 1/2 crawler on the sand reefs, 16' to 28' depths. Trolling Shad Raps on lead core in 26' to 30' is also working well. Casting the rocky shorelines in the evening with Raps is also working well. Cliff
  13. 3 points
    I was at Vermilion Falls a week ago today and the water flow was unreal.
  14. 3 points
    Cpr'd a nice eye last night..a tad over 27" out past spirit lake last night in about 8ft of water on the ugliestcrawler harness in my box.lol...other than that only 1 dink eye and about 10 cats i couldnt keep off the lines...
  15. 3 points
    I’ve fished sylvan heavily the last two years. Done very well. Many nice pike, bass, walleye, and bluegill. For pike trolling shadraps pretty much any where will get you all the 20”-25” pike you want. Plenty of dence cover all over for bass and that is the usual bass presentations. And for gills in the spring the channel between the two bays was VERY good this past spring went three days in a row and got 2 limits each time ( two angles in the boat) and relesed many many more. Also the panfish limit on sylvan is 5 per person so be aware of that. I was out there 2 weeks ago and did ok. Again two limits of nice gills and a handful of pike but it took a lot of work to find them. I’m unsure of the walleye fishing out there but have heard it’s a good lake. Im not an expert on sylvan but know a little so hope this helps ya out. Good luck!
  16. 3 points
    That park is Sibley Park. Areas there for parking with a very short walk to the river. Water is high i believe. And plenty of areas for your family to enjoy as well, with a playground and picnicking areas. I grew up in Mankato, a Scarlet from the class of '78. 40th reunion this year. I will be in town on Saturday, driving my Mom around to visit family, graves, and places we have lived. Good Luck!!!
  17. 3 points
    that's the general area where I grew up.... caught many fish there and some dang big cats!!!!! notherns too!!!
  18. 3 points
    I hadn't hit the river in >1 month, but last night went Fishing below the SCSU dam in St. Cloud last evening and the river conditions are really quite good for July. Water height is at a good level and the past week of dryness has improved water clarity. (...that may change today with possible rain all day in forecast) Probably the hottest bite I've ever had in the river--Pretty much everything was biting on nightcrawlers! (there were 10 different species pulled out in <2 hours!) Fun Evening!
  19. 3 points
    The guy I bought our place from had an 1/8" cable right down the center of the whole dock. I'll likely move towards a more invisible, section by section approach. However, the full length cable setup has been effective and not as intrusive as one may imagine. Really easy to fasten all the sections at once. May be able to see in the attached
  20. 3 points
    Headed north to a little perch and walleye lake this morning. The day didn't start the greatest, go to take off from the landing and the boat porpoised like a mofo... Ah crap forgot the plug haha haven't done that one in a few years... The day got better from there, we found fish stacked up on the wind blown weed line... There were so many fish I assumed they were schools of big perch, but they were mostly smaller walleyes with some real nice keepers mixed in... Crawlers under a bobber were the ticket... They would hardly touch a leech.
  21. 3 points
    We had to cut the hooks on one of my fish this year. Caught on a Cisco Kid, 2 of 3 sets of trebles in the fish. Just by how they were twisted, the leverage made removal by pulling very difficult and the fish would thrash when I attempted to work them out. Made the decision pretty easy to cut the hooks. I’m honestly considering going barbless on everything. Half the time the lure shakes free in the net anyway so the pressure is what keeps them buttoned until netted. The plus is if one of us gets one in the hand when working on a netted fish, it won’t hurt so bad getting it out!
  22. 2 points
    A group of us are planning on getting together on Lake Osakis for the day on 8/18/18 for a day of fishing and a midday picnic at the Battle Point Park. We would enjoy connecting with some fellow anglers from the site to connect and have some fun. Osakis is a great lake for big gills, slab crappies, nice walleye, pike, smallmouth and largemouth bass. The best walleye bite has been during low light periods. Sunfish and crappie bite all day. We plan on taking a break around noon at the Battle Point Park for lunch. Right now tentatively looking to connect around 8-9 at the access. Otherwise look for a red and white Warrior and connect with me, "Borch" on the water I'd you'd like. I might even have a fishing report really fresh fishing report for you.
  23. 2 points
    below the darn is a park there too if I remember right, Plus Garden City has a park by the river too I think..
  24. 2 points
    walked that creek to the river many years!!! again home area!!!!
  25. 2 points
    Shore fishing can be limited. Personally I would go to the fish hatchery on Lake Tetonka. There is a spot there that produces pretty well at times.
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