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  1. 11 points
    My dad and I had our best walleye fishing of the year this weekend. We finished the trip with 30 fish between 20" and 27". All fish came casting a variety of lures near weeds. We really owe this thread for giving us the confidence to target these areas. Thanks to everyone who has contributed! Here's a few fish from the weekend.
  2. 9 points
    My cousin, his friend, and myself fished Vermilion this past Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. It was my first time back since moving in May on 2016 and it seemed as if I never left. We stopped at Fish Lake bait on the way up and picked up suckers, creek chubs, and crawlers. I bought my 3 day license at the "Y" and purchased some smaller suckers just in case. Wise move! Although, I used crawlers exclusively during the trip, my two companions found that the smaller suckers were the ticket. I used the standard(for me) 3' leader, 1oz bottom bouncer, fluorescent yellow/orange float, red bead, size 8 hook, 4" stinger with a size 8 treble. Most of the larger walleyes were caught on a green spinner. The weather was cold at times and at all times at least chilly and windy. We lucked out with the rain by fishing only in the mid morning to mid afternoon hours. Boat traffic was minimal where we fished. Water temperatures started out at 58 degrees and dropped to 56 degrees by the time we left the lake. We caught 71 walleyes, a dozen smallmouth, and a few jumbos for our efforts. We ate fish(lots) all three nights and brought 12 walleyes home. The largest walleye caught was 19.5", and we caught several between 17" and 20". The majority of walleyes were 14.5"- 17" with a few 12"-14" mixed in. We missed an estimated 40 hits the first day(my cousin missed the first 4 hits he got)! The second day, I rigged 4 " stingers attached to the eyelet of the terminal hooks and that drastically improved our hook up to miss ratio. We fished exclusively in Daisy Bay and specifically in the channel between the easternmost Banana Island and the 15' reef that extends east from No Name Island(my name for it). This area has a couple humps that rise up to 15'-17' out of 26' of water. The fish were on the slopes of the humps. The buoy west of No Name Island is on a reef that extends further west then drops into a 27" hole. Water surrounding that hole is ~21'. We caught a bunch of fish in the waters adjacent to that hole. We ate fish that were 14.5" to 16" and we brought 12 home that were between 16" and 17". All fish over 17" were returned. We brought home a few bass also. It appears that the past two years has not changed the fishing opportunity at that beautiful lake and I hope that the higher slot doesn't adversely affect the big walleye opportunity that Vermilion offers. This trip looks to be an annual thing and we are already looking forward to next year. Good Fishing, MarkB The pictures are included to illustrate the class of fish that we caught:
  3. 8 points
    Thanks! Here are some pics.
  4. 7 points
    We had a good hunt in the snow and rain this morning.
  5. 7 points
    Good opener on the water in the Mankato area. 3 wood ducks and 2 geese. Little guy’s first opener, we left at 10:00 and he wanted to stay longer than I did!
  6. 6 points
    Fun shoot this morning. We had a first for the three of us.
  7. 6 points
    Great job guys!! I got 8 shots off the first one was good then I missed 7 in a row. Gordie got one and well river rat got zero. It was a hoot to hunt with them.
  8. 5 points
    everything is ready but love the river right now. hit a spot today for an hour and yes I will be out tuesday.
  9. 5 points
    I registered awhile ago but posting for first time. Hello everyone! We took down a goose along with a few wood ducks this past weekend. Smoking, jerky and pepper sticks are all good options. For this weekend, I cut the breasts into thinner portions, used a meat tenderizer on them, then marinated overnight in olive oil, garlic, onions, and salt and pepper. No brining was performed. Cooked medium on a hot grill. Tastes just like sirloin.
  10. 5 points
    We we're done by 7 this morning. Were set up over field goose decoys now.
  11. 5 points
    Camped at wakemup bay this past week. Did fairly well, considering a couple weather delays, and not knowing the lake at all. On the 2nd morning, me and the kids watched the barge getting loaded up with rocks...one of the dump trucks almost pulled forward and miss the passenger side ramp completely. A few minutes later the DNR boat came in with a couple bins full of survey nets, so I got a sneak peak at the 2018 survey results the future looks bright for perch and tullibees. The DNR guy was super nice. I was more interested and excited than the kids were. We mostly fished the narrows, but also ventured around Norwegian point. Heard larson bay is good, but didn’t get to fish it due to weather. Anyway, we probably caught about 40 fish. Mostly smallies, some largemouths. My dad caught a little muskie. Also caught 2 jumbo perch and an 18 inch walleye. Most of the bass were small, but my son caught a 4 pound northern, and he made sure everyone we talked to know about it. So, we have a little bit of a blueprint of that area now, would be nice to go back there next year.
  12. 4 points
    Not all Brainerd area lakes are dead. You just have to fish when the Jet Skis are put away.
  13. 4 points
    We got two today. Me and Moll set up our north wind blind this afternoon for the duck opener.
  14. 3 points
    Who is getting excited for ice fishing? I know my kids sure are! Here is some action from last season to get you excited. Don't forget to take some kids ice fishing with you this year and Be Awesome Outdoors.
  15. 3 points
    Knocked down a couple this morning.
  16. 3 points
    We saw way more divers than usual for this time of year and fewer mallards. There were still woodies and I saw 2 BWT. We got 5 birds today with about 10 shots fired. Lots of high ones. 3 mallards, a ring neck and a red head filled our bird bag. We fished maybe 4 hours this afternoon/evening and were able to raise 4 muskies total; one was a toad. One hooked and landed. 41 inches.
  17. 3 points
    Not a great shoot but it was neat getting a Pintail. We will try again tomorrow.
  18. 3 points
    Looking forward to a short return to Lake Vermilion the week after next. I actually prefer October but schedules dictated the end of September. My wife and I have had some excellent fishing during that time period over the years and I hope this year is no exception. My wife is staying home this trip, so my good luck charm will be absent. After checking my journal entries from the last several years, it appears that 55-58 degrees is pretty normal for that time period and crawlers and BIG sucker minnows have been the baits of choice. If anything outstanding happens, I'll post a report after our return home. Good Fishing, MarkB
  19. 3 points
    10/1/18 Got out with my Dad and son Parker one day this weekend. Cloudy, cool, breezy, and hazy. Saw quite a few ducks, but had a tough time getting many into shooting range. The cold snap chased out a lot of the ducks around for opening weekend, but didn't bring in as many new ducks as I would have expected. We managed one mallard, one shoveler, and one bluewing teal. Parker is hooked, and wants to hunt every weekend. Episode of Fishing and Hunting the North Country about our opening weekend hunt is on my You Tube channel now. Hope the forecast for next weekend dries up some. Too much haze and rain, and too many east winds already for the new duck season. Pictures of Parker include a TOY shotgun. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
  20. 3 points
    My uncle always said that there was only one way to cook a goose: bake it in the oven with cow sh** for a few hours. When its done, throw away the goose and eat the sh**!
  21. 3 points
    We had a decent morning.
  22. 3 points
    Got a decent one today while fishing for walleyes
  23. 3 points
    @gimruis I’ve been accused of having too much patience many times. My duck hunting buddy talked about people’s differing personalities and how we didn’t understand why fellow hunters weren’t more considerate. We settled on the fact that we’ve been trained to be that naive from working in the hospitality/service industry too long! Still loving the hunting but have to change our expectations a bit
  24. 3 points
    Been awhile since I posted, busy summer but finally got the kayak back out on the Mississippi to chase after them fall smallies. The bite was really good and managed a new personal best at 21"! Bait of choice is my wacky worm, they never can resist! I'll be chasing these till ice is on the lakes. Best fishing is right around the corner, goodluck everyone! Video: https://youtu.be/PJOZITB0ol0
  25. 3 points
    Northern tool 1/2 ton chain hoist like 39.99 with gambrel works great.
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