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  1. 9 points
  2. 7 points
    we did good yesturday morning. dragging 1/16 oz jig with minnow on the bottom worked best. 15 1/2 to 20. And a few bonus perch. Didnt get there for the openner but heard great reports. Gonna go after some panfish up there maybe Tuesday.
  3. 7 points
    I casted off the dock at Midnight for an hour with no luck. Saturday morning and afternoon on the east side was tough for us! We tried many different locations, depths and changed tactics/baits quite a bit but only mustered up 1 16" eye, a few small ones and a Perch. We went out at 7pm and focused our efforts in shallow and got our 2 man limit in about an hour which felt good after the hours we put in prior to that. Sunday morning we went out for a few hours and just casted shorelines, we picked up 1 walleye, 1 smallie and my PB Pike.
  4. 7 points
    Went well on big winnie considering I've never been there (don't KNOW the lake). Lots of boats on the west side of the lake little Pike and some descent size walleye. We were drift fishing over the bay. I was using a few heavy sinkers 2 ft above a chartreuse floating jig with shiners.
  5. 6 points
    We we're lazy today and didn't get out until 10am. Fished until 3. Caught 41 with a few sauger mixed in. Most caught in 14'. Some caught in 27' and 21'. Jig color didn't matter. Used frozen shiners. Son in law got a 37 1/2" northern. He was pretty jacked up cause it's the biggest he ever caught.
  6. 6 points
    Good start to the Season! Very nice average size on the fish we caught. Good luck.
  7. 6 points
    I’ve been fishing since Sunday afternoon. Pink/white or gold jig with frozen shinner. Mornings have been slow but afternoon starting around 2:00 has been good. Catching a nice mix of size. 28” is big fish. Not many sauger. The best depth has been 26’. If I mark fish, I’ll anchor up and be patient. They come through in waves. My partner and I have been catching 30 to 40 per day. I’m surprised that with the cold water how aggressive they have been. I caught a huge sturgeon with my medium lite walleye rod. It took me 1 1/2 hours to get it in! Good Luck!
  8. 5 points
    Good times and pretty good weather at LotW. Plenty of fish. Here's some of my better ones.
  9. 5 points
    Went by Cliff's house this morning. His boat was on the lift, I talk with him regular and he is alive and well. I do believe he had a computer issue a while back, he was unable to sign in to this site after that. I can't really speak to the problem other than that. I will be talking to him shortly and ask if he would come back as a lot of people are missing his reports. I did talk with him after his opener which he reserves for relatives, he said they boated 48 walleyes a lot of small ones but did manage to take a limit of eaters. 3 people in his boat.
  10. 5 points
    I hunted for 5 mornings and 1 evening during season B. The last morning I was able to get 3 toms to come within 60 yards and I picked out the biggest one. Down it went at 54 yards. It has an 11 inch beard and 1 inch spurs. I saw turkeys every single time I went hunting, but mostly hens. All of the toms and jakes were too far until Monday morning.
  11. 5 points
    I understand why you want to die with your boots on doing something you love. My Dad and Mom are in a memory care facility at 94 and 89 years old. Both of them have a hard time remembering what they had for breakfast at lunch. So I really do understand. I just hope you don't take someone with you who is trying to save you. For myself I also hope to die doing something I love with someone I love if you know what I mean. Take care and have a great time fishing you crazy bastard.
  12. 4 points
  13. 4 points
    switched to a lindy with a white Bead and plain hook and that out performed jigs 2 to 1. In the Morning best depth was 24 fow. Evening 6-10 fow. Chubs and rainbows. No big fish but plenty of 12-16”. Just devoured a delicious shore lunch. Life is good.
  14. 4 points
    FDL wrapped up netting today. They did very poorly. Talked to a warden and they struggled to catch very few fish (100 total). Didn't even come remotely close to their 2500 lb quota
  15. 4 points
    Nailed a dandy on my farm this past Thursday. First morning out and I was done by 10:00. Had three other tom's talking back to me before I got this one. 10 inch beard on it.
  16. 4 points
    So, what do I win with my correct guess, free beer for the summer?
  17. 4 points
    Monday after the Rain and snow quit I decided to go sit in the woods for a few hours. I just had a feeling they would be active. I chose a spot that was fairly open, along an oak ridge. It was a spot where I saw 5 hens last Friday. I didn't get set up until 1:30 but was done just over an hour later About 2:00 I spied 5 jakes working a ridgetop about 150 yards to my North. I think they were scratching for acorns. They showed no interest in my calling. In fact they worked away and out of site. About 2:20 I heard a faint gobble I am guessing was 1/4 mile to the south of me. I yelped pretty loudly. No response. About 10 minutes later I was in the middle of answering a work email on my phone, I looked up and this nice Tom was about 40 yards walking right towards me. He had come from the North and never made a sound. As I quickly tossed the phone aside and scrambled to get the bow up and ready I see 7 more jakes and hens coming down the ridge and also walking towards me. The Tom walked right to the Jake decoy and pushed it around a tish, I went to full draw, he went to full puff and slowly strutted to the hen decoy. He pauses facing me at 7 yards and the arrow sliced through he neck. He flopped around expiring very quickly! Man that was fun! I really didn't expect to see much especially hunting in the middle of the afternoon. Not a very good picture, the phone lence must be dirty. but he is solid turkey. 22lbs, 10" beard, 7/8" spurs. Will probably go back there Saturday morning with my son.
  18. 4 points
    Still a good chunk of ice on Big Bay by McKinley Park at 5pm Saturday. Stuntz Bay had some ice in the Wharf and a raft of ice just out of the bay.
  19. 4 points
    2019_04_27_20_29_19.mp4
  20. 3 points
    Oddly, can't even get the Boss to give this a Like.............So huum. Detached?
  21. 3 points
    Well they did Edit it for correctness .............So?
  22. 3 points
    Kind of sad...….Monday eve and not a report. Where has everyone gone? Well, I fished today from 11 to 5. Good bite for me in 15 - 17 feet. Two big fish, some quality eaters and LOTS of dinks. Bring lotsa bait. Water temp was 48 on the east side. There were some guys fishing shallow but it didn't work for me. The charters were moving around quite a bit. Anyone else?
  23. 3 points
    So how'd people do this weekend? It was cabin opener, and i'm on an Island. So had to mix a lot of cabin work in with fishing. Overall i fished about 5 hours. On Saturday, fished from 9:30am-noon, and caught two nice walleyes, 19" and 18" (in pics). On Sunday, I fished 8am-10am, and got shut out. A couple thoughts...both walleyes i caught were stuffed with minnows. The 19" one had ten minnows in the belly. The 18" one had five. I was using rainbows on lindy rigs, and did better after switching down on minnow size. Saturday South wind made choosing location easier - hanging out on wind swept south sides turned out to be a good plan. Sunday was tough - no wind, high sun.
  24. 3 points
    Got into a few tonight! Probably released around 8 that were boarder line Water temp was 51.8. skunked, was that you spinning donuts in your boat
  25. 3 points
    Was out this past weekend in SE Minnesota public land with my buddy and his dad for OTC season C. It was a tough and frustrating hunt! Very few gobbles in the morning and dead silent once on the ground. We got 2 gobblers and a jake, one each morning at different times. They only responded on the roost. Once down, they were dead silent. We figured out their travel pattern and set up on their scratch pad. The gobblers and jake did not make a sound till they were about 20 yards coming in hot to our hen decoy. We only heard the drumming from the Toms and the walk of the jake. All in all, we tried, learned, and got our 3 for MN! Off to Wi tomorrow!
  26. 3 points
    Thanks to those who volunteered and thanks to Westwinds for donating food and beverage to the volunteers!!
  27. 3 points
    Yes making progress , but with floating ice and any wind changes, extreme caution should be used to not get trapped in between any potentially large icebergs , or chunks , as this could make a return trip back to the docks or landings a large problem on a large body of water ..
  28. 3 points
    Lake of the Woods all week.
  29. 3 points
    I am not particularly handy and generally subscribe to the measure twice/cut three times method of carpentry. However, if you need a project manager to stand there with a beer in hand and talk about things that I'm only vaguely competent to discuss, then I think that I am your man!
  30. 3 points
    Turkey hunting is a tough nut to crack fellas. The success rate in Minnesota is 20-25% so only 1 out of 4 or 5 fills their tag. And bow hunting is even worse at 10%. Those birds have a brain the size of a pea but that doesn't mean they are easy to hunt by any means. Don't you just love it when city folks say "I see them all over" after you tell them you've been hunting them? Obviously anyone that thinks that huntable wild turkeys act like city dwellers has never tried hunting one.
  31. 3 points
    May 2 is the last pic where you can see the lake through the clouds. Here is the MODIS satellite link: http://ge.ssec.wisc.edu/modis-today/index.php?satellite=a1&product=false_color&date=2019_05_02_122&overlay_sector=false&overlay_state=true&overlay_coastline=true&sector=USA3&resolution=250m
  32. 3 points
    Well I’m sitting at the landing waiting for my food to come. Menu looks great, pricing is decent, place is filling up, it is awesome to have this place normal again. Ice out was yesterday for the whole lake.
  33. 3 points
    Using our usual water mark on a rock on the shoreline, it is above that line by 4 inches.
  34. 3 points
    A couple pics from this springs adventures. Been finding them in the shallow dark bottom bays. The days when the sun comes out out are definitely better than clouds. 1 and 2in tubes, either casted or under a float will produce most days as will small hair jigs. I would guess they will bite on minnows too, just haven't tried them yet this spring.
  35. 3 points
    Buddy said the run is done. Got their quota in three days.
  36. 3 points
    Check out Morris Points Camera this morning, will be gone soon! (Sure wish they would adjust the camera to be straight across the horizon!)
  37. 3 points
    7-10 days the lake will be ice free. Which will be almost right on average ice out (April 30). Pike bay is open up to Duffy island working up the bay. Paddled from the Pike river up the bay to the ice line tonight.
  38. 3 points
    Unbelievable! For a fish?
  39. 3 points
    no prob that you want to die fishing. but no sense in hurrying it up. lol
  40. 2 points
    I would say try Warroad casting spoons, spinners. Have heard of people catching walleyes there. Or there is a fishing pier in Baudette Bay of the Rainy. Stay Safe Good Luck Bear55
  41. 2 points
    I didn't fish the tournament, but did luck into my PB 13" crappie off the dock while slip bobbering for walleye.
  42. 2 points
    I was the one with the 26-1/2" fish yesterday that weighed 5.15 #s. Was a skinny spawned out walleye! Catch her again in 2/3 weeks and she will be 6/7 lbs for sure!
  43. 2 points
    Believe it or not it's a 1993 1660 ProV with a 2 stroke Pro 60 Yamaha. Still runs like a champ. I'm starting to get to the age that it doesn't pay to get a new one. It's always stored in the garage unless we're on a trip.
  44. 2 points
    Fished Vermilion Wednesday-Friday and had mixed results. Only fish I caught in the mornings (8-11am) was a 13" perch, and the 24" northern and 21" walleye pictured on Friday morning. Did find a decent evening bite from 8-10pm although most eyes were quite small (11-13"). I did catch a few eaters for a meal. Fishing in 15 FOW with a plain red hook. Was moving very slow and the fish were biting very gently.
  45. 2 points
    I agree Rooster! We didn't catch many, but the 17, 19, and 19 1/4 were fun! Also, a number of low 20's and a 25 1/2!
  46. 2 points
    My guess is that you're Mr. Caruthers, the caretaker of the creepy castle.
  47. 2 points
    https://www.everettbaylodge.com/lake-vermilions-official-ice-out-date-april-30-2019/
  48. 2 points
    yea I can think of a lot of ways to die doing what I love, but falling thru ice in really cold water no one belongs on for a fish aint gonna be one of them.
  49. 2 points
    Here is the text of the article. An Oklahoma noodler caught a 13-pound, 9.1-ounce whitefish on his first ice fishing trip. By Tony Kennedy Star Tribune APRIL 9, 2019 — 8:16PM PHOTO PROVIDED BY LYLE ERICKSON Billy King of Pryor, Okla., caught a 13-pound, 9.1-ounce whitefish — a potential new Minnesota state record for the species — his first time ice fishing Saturday. Billy King is an Oklahoma catfish noodler, not an ice fisherman. But he made good with his hands Saturday on his first-ever visit to a frozen lake. Reaching into an ice hole on Lake of the Woods, he pulled up a 13-pound whitefish that could be a new state record. The broad-backed fish broke his line, but was wedged in the hole. “We took it to the taxidermy shop in Warroad and their jaws dropped,’’ said Dave Erickson, King’s host for a weekend of fishing on Whiskey Flats, 14 miles from shore. Phil Talmadge, a supervisor for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Baudette, said King and Erickson visited his office early Monday morning to receive verification from a state fisheries biologist that the lunker was, indeed, a “lake whitefish.’’ Now DNR officials in St. Paul will judge whether the fish meets all other criteria necessary to surpass a 12-pounder caught in 1999 on Leech Lake. “The whole thing is just really overwhelming to me,’’ King said Tuesday. “I’m just an old fisherman who wanted to go fishing. I can’t even catch a state record fish in my own state.’’ King, 47, of Pryor, Okla., is a foundry superintendent who met Erickson years ago during business travel. Erickson, who lives in Motley, Minn., brought a group of Minnesota anglers to Oklahoma about four years ago for hand fishing thrills delivered by King. He took them for a pontoon cruise on the Lake Hudson reservoir, teaching them how to grope with their arms underwater, feeling for monster flatheads. The Minnesotans took turns getting their fingers nipped. Erickson remembers a lot of squealing and laughing: “We all had a blast. He’s a huge noodler.’’ Erickson and his buddies wanted to return the hospitality, but life got in the way for several years. When the opportunity arose this winter to take King fishing, Erickson chose Lake of the Woods. The native Oklahoman had only caught a handful of walleyes in his entire life. In addition, he had never caught a yellow perch, tullibee or northern pike — all catchable species on the big border lake. Like a frozen pasture King won’t lie. He was flat out scared to drive onto the frozen, slushy abyss that is Lake of the Woods in early April. But he cracked a joke as he boarded Erickson’s side-by-side ATV. “In Oklahoma, we back down our boat ramps,’’ he quipped. “We don’t drive down going forward.’’ The two were joined by Lyle Erickson of Warroad, a friend who knew where to fish. King said his fears eased as they drove further from shore. “I didn’t expect it to be so stable,’’ he said. “I might as well have been driving over a snow-covered pasture until I started boring holes.’’ The trio parked above a reef, with Lyle on a snowmobile. At varying depths, they lowered small spoons tipped with live minnows, detached minnow heads or frozen shiners. As daylight began to fade, the walleyes got hungry. King landed a beautiful 19-incher on a pink-colored “buckshot’’ spoon. He returned to fishing and instantly fooled the whitefish. It tugged like a walleye and felt similar on the retrieve. “It was bigger and pulling a little drag and then I couldn’t get it through the hole,’’ he recalled. Lyle and Dave Erickson largely ignored King as he tried to explain his predicament. They were too busy catching walleyes. “Dave wouldn’t get off his bucket,’’ King said. King guessed he landed some kind of carp. It had big scales and a familiar shape but was white instead of golden. Eventually they all figured out it was a big whitefish — worthy of a picture and perfect for the smoker. On shore, they showed the fish to an “old codger,’’ Dave Erickson said. The senior angler told them he had never seen such a big whitefish, prompting them to quickly visit Rick Thompson at Thompson Taxidermy in Warroad. The group weighed the fish using a bathroom scale and concluded it was potentially a pound heavier than the state record whitefish caught by Darryl Peterson of St. Paul. They wrapped the fish in a towel and raced to Doug’s Supermarket. The store’s deli was about to close and it possessed the only certified scale available in Warroad on a Saturday night. The manager was locking up, but agreed to give the fish an official weigh-in: 13 pounds, 9.1 ounces. It was 29.5 inches in length with a 22-inch girth. “The rest of the night was pretty much a party,’’ King said. “It was a marvelous trip. Everyone I ran into was extremely courteous.’’ King said he made a deal with the taxidermist before he left. Mount the fish, accent it with a fake piece of ice and deliver it to Oklahoma ... during noodling season.
  50. 2 points
    Johnson lake is a beautiful peaceful lake that your family will enjoy. Walleyes can be good at times but smallmouth bass are always hungry on Johnson and there are some big ones to be had. Have fun and good fishing!
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