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    Cliff Wagenbach

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  1. 13 points
    I lost my good shallow water bobber bite earlier this week when the cold front moved in.? Good news is that the Lindy bite is back! We boated 29 walleyes this morning using Lindys with leeches, crawlers, and pike suckers in 17' to 32' of water. My client boated this beauty! A 30 incher!! Cliff
  2. 9 points
    Hi everybody! I made a mad dash trip up to Life of Riley Resort this past Friday/Saturday and got back home early Sunday morning. No fishing planned, I was dropping off two of my grandkids to work at the resort for the summer! If you're at the resort say hi to them! Izzie (17 year old granddaughter), is working as a cabin girl. If you're there for breakfast she may be serving at your table. It's her second season there. Jordan (16 year old grandson) is working as a dock boy. He'll meet your boat, get you gas, bait or ice and of course clean your fish if you're staying there. It's his first summer there. We left home Friday evening at 5:00 P.M. to a typical St. Louis summer evening (95 degrees and humid) and got to the resort shortly before 7:00 A.M. to temps in the mid 40's and lots of wind! Left for home about 3:30 P.M. Saturday and got home about 4:00 A.M. Sunday morning. Just short of 36 hours total and about 29 of those hours driving. It was worth every minute to me to be able to get the two of them there where they can spend the "summer of a lifetime"! I would have loved to have had an opportunity like that as a teenager. We'll be back up in early August to spend some time fishing and bring them back home for school! If you do stop in and meet them tell them that you heard they were there from their Poppa, and that Nana and Poppa said hi!
  3. 8 points
    Hey all, I am bad at reposting after a trip. Had a great but very hot memorial weekend on the east end. Had most of out luck on the east and north end of Ely island. My wife, daughter and I came up just in time for the Friday bite (horrible traffic even though we left at 12 from blaine). Thank god we did, hannah got her personal best walleye at 25 " on her second cast, and ended up limiting out with a couple other boats by us doing just as well bobbering in 3-8'. I have never had much early morning luck over the years on the V so we hit the 9-12 time doing ok with a couple of bass and walleye. My dad and sister decided to crash the party saturday as my daughter told them how well we did the night before. Went to the same spot and ended up with just a couple in the first hour with 2x as many boats showing up this time. Switched spots due to the amount of people, and ended up getting the best eye of the weekend at 27.5". Of coarse it was my dad that caught it so I owed him $1 for that. Tried lindy rigging around the Ely island and a bunch of the underwater structure on the north end with only a couple bites. Mostly all caught on leeches and chubs over the course of the whole weekend. Looking forward to out week up from the 16th-24th.
  4. 6 points
    What a difference a week makes. Memorial Day weekend was a tough weekend for me. Followed up with a very solid past weekend. Fished Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning (left Saturday noon due to rain) with a friend. Thursday started out just like Memorial day weekend: fished 11am-5pm without a single bite. Worked about 8 different spots. But 7pm-dusk time frame, we picked up five fish in rapid succession - four walleye and a jumbo perch. Friday, same story early. One small walleye in the 7am-11am timeframe. Got back after a break, then boated seven fish between 1-5pm. One northern, one jumbo perch, and five walleyes. Saturday morning, before the rain, was some of the best fishing i've ever had on V. We were on the lake at 7:30am, and pulled off at 9:30 with full limit. An amazing two hours of fishing, with 15-16" fish the norm. Wind was pretty strong and didn't see any other boats in Big Bay, but sure glad we got out there (not often you're fighting a strong East wind on V). Three day total of 20 fish: 2 jumbo perch, 17 walleye, and a northern. Biggest walleye was 16". Most of the weekend we spent on lindy rigs with fatheads. Tried leeches and crawler with no results. Fish caught in 16-25' depths.
  5. 6 points
    I finally gave up on Lindy Rigs after 4 days of really tough fishing! I switched over to bobbers and leeches in shallow water this morning with my clients after about 2 hours with zero fish on the Lindys. Right move! We boated 15 walleyes and 1 bass in about 2-1/2 hours! Kept 11 between 14" and 19" and released a 23-1/2 incher. Cliff
  6. 6 points
    Not seeing any reports from Mille Lacs so here is my 1st report! Hit the pond Saturday afternoon for a few hours of getting the rust off the boat, equipment and skills. Found the fish in cabbage in 10-12 feet of water. Trolling stick baits 2.0 - 2.3 mph. Only got 4 walleye (24", 25" and two 28") but they were very healthy! Not bad for a few hours of fishing! Good luck out there and make some memories!
  7. 6 points
    Hit the water at 5 and back to shore at 7. 21 smallies smacked the stick bait. Biggest went 18. Had one that did a great jump and landed in the yak by my foot. LOL
  8. 5 points
    Had a couple of kids out this morning and wound up with over a dozen slots and the nicest overall size of keepers in a long time. 5 walleyes over 18 3/4. Wish it was tournament day. We had a great time
  9. 5 points
    Anybody else catch a bass yet?! LOL! I did get one this morning on my Mississippi River shoreline that made me a little excited. I was running through my Muskie gear and this nearly 21 incher grabbed my Top Raider on her third attempt. It was pretty awesome watching her try for it. Spawned out by the way.
  10. 5 points
    Had a great day on LV today! Caught several smallmouth bass and eater walleyes on the east end this morning on slip bobbers and leaches in 5-6'. Had shore lunch on Norwegian bay and then found some nice walleyes on the west end. In 2 hours this afternoon we boated one 17" keeper and10 slot fish including 5 over 24:" and lost another 24"er with a failed netting attempt. Caught all of them in 16 FOW drifting and long lining Lindy rigs with leaches.
  11. 5 points
    I have a problem with feeding deer. I have found that you just can't educate people though. If he isn't breaking any laws there isn't much you can do about it. I also have a problem with people that buy a place on a lake up north and convert the property to a "Lake Minnetonka" type setting. Not much a person can do about that either. To me the perfect lake place is one you have to look really hard from the water to tell there is a cabin there because the shoreline is left unspoiled. I guess it comes down to people having the right to do what they want on their own property unless laws are made to prevent it. You can't fix stupid, that's why laws are necessary.
  12. 4 points
    After family shopping today, the son in law needed to wet a line so we dragged the Lund out to hit up a lake we ice fished a couple times last winter. Fish were more stubborn than I expected. But we picked up enough bass and pike to keep our interest. At least I had someone else to snap a photo of my second bass of the day, a 19. This largie is 2 inches shorter than that smallie from the morning.
  13. 4 points
    gotta love the sippi! been doing good with stick baits and mepps.
  14. 4 points
    Few more crappie pictures. Had a number of these long slimy fish mixed in with them also. They are hard on 4-6 lb. test equipment.
  15. 4 points
    I can't believe with as full as the boat ramps were this weekend there is not one report. I fished Sunday thru Tuesday. The number of fish I caught wasn't that great ,but the quality was amazing. Every walleye was between 22" and 25". The smallmouth bass were 17" to 20"+. Tuesday morning I seen several Muskies cruising the shallows and lots of smallies [that would not bite]. The only real downer was the land owner who said I could not fish by his boatlift, a short chat and I got his thinking changed. Workin'
  16. 4 points
    Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all! I would like Thank all, that have made the ultimate sacrifice for us all, as well as thier families. THANK YOU! My blessings to you, who use this weekend in remembrance of you passed loved ones. God bless.  Hope those that get out on our lakes have a safe and successful weekend. Remember to let us know how your weekend went, and please give us a report in our Area forums!
  17. 4 points
    pink and white usually rocks as does white. yesturday I took the grandkids out and the gulp alive emerald shiner made lots of smiles.
  18. 3 points
    Just to close this thread out, my buddy and I opted for the canoe option into Little Trout yesterday. A rowboat would have been difficult to maneuver over the beaver dams. In the canoe, we had to get out once and wade a few yards going in, but coming out we were able to glide over the dams. The lake was a bit calmer and the day a bit sunnier than we would have liked, but caught a nice stringer of keeper Walleyes just off the weeds on the reef south of the island, nothing big. The couple other parties we ran into were not killing it but slowly caught a few. Thanks to all who responded to my initial inquiry.
  19. 3 points
    This lake master map you have, are you talking about the mapping chip for your GPS? Or, are you talking about a paper map? If the former, you could do it going along carefully and coming back before dark. You’ll still get disoriented though and will need to give the hazard bouys a wide berth. If the latter, I’d fear for you and would highly recommend not attempting this. How about just hopping in your vehicle and driving over there?? Much safer.
  20. 3 points
    We were out there on Sunday afternoon, fished about 5 hours and got 30 eyes. The gf got her PB a big ole 28"... We were catching fish on the north shore breakline, but the key for us was finding the cobble patches. We found one patch with the fish just stacked on the outside edge of it, we doubled up a couple times and the gf got her big one right there and then some D-bag decided to cut right in front of us and anchor up right there. If he didn't have his kids with him I would have been yelling a few choice words at him. Lindy with leeches out produced the jig and minnow 14-18FOW. It was a fun evening, loved watching the gf get all excited with her big one.
  21. 3 points
    I had an absolutely beautiful day on the water. The crappies I caught were over 12" . I personally have to say pink and white, and white on pink is the way to go for spring crappies. Enjoy. https://youtu.be/o19q4K1urBE
  22. 3 points
    Because I'm sure he was serious about Molotov cocktails. Is there an eyeroll button?
  23. 2 points
    Make sure you understand the channel buoys and you have enough boat for the trip. I have been on some pretty rough water when the wind is right and it will take the enjoyment out of your trip if you are in a small boat. A lot of water and bays that look similar so your GPS is critical. Even a phone with Google maps can help if there were a problem with your equipment for some reason, although you may not get a signal on the northern most points on the lake.
  24. 2 points
    For the 2018 Minnesota Fishing Opener we went up to Lake Vermilion in search of Walleyes. The morning started off slow for us so we changed up the tactics and it resulted in a livewell full of walleyes, a few Slot fish and a new Personal Best!
  25. 2 points
    Sunshine, pleasant temps, no wind, no bugs a perfect week to be out on LOTW. Oh yes, fish are going crazy....This weeks NCOR Vid shares what is working..Enjoy!
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