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    Cliff Wagenbach

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  1. 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
  2. 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!
  3. 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
  4. 6 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!
  5. 6 points
    This Freak? Jam Ferg poses with his fish after TWRA officials certified its weight.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 5 points
    What a couple perfect days for LOW on Monday-Tuesday. Fish seemed to be biting well from shallow to deep and from the south side to up north. Caught fish from 7 - 28 feet in good numbers and sized from small to large. There seemed to be a lot more fish on sand and mud than rocks. Quite a few males caught near rocks were full of milt. Biggest an 28 1/4. Most on jig and minnow but some on crankbaits. Sure a big pack of charters hanging around the Knight Island shoal. Warm, calm and no bugs!! Hope Memorial weekend winds stay light. My new to me Ipilot Link Bluetooth remote somehow changed to German, Dutch or some other language on the display. Anybody ever have that happen? Good luck this weekend.
  10. 5 points
    Have not been here in sometime. Thought this would be a good opportunity to get back on here. Got out for the C season, arriving just before sunrise and the birds were already on the ground. Started with an aggressive calling sequence "Purr into a loud Yelp" there were birds North and West of my location responding. This guy decided to take a look about 30 minutes later. He got within 5 feet of my blind full strut. Something I have never heard before he started to hiss at the decoy. Not a great shot at that range but sealed the deal.
  11. 5 points
    Swim 9 am this morning. No idea on temp but Major Shrinkage. Coolimoolio! keep on rocken! T
  12. 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.
  13. 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'
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 4 points
    agree with gimruis. look to the river. Your chances of catching a 3# bass or better are exponentially better on the river. (There's a reason SC/mississippi was chosen for the Gov's opener last year--the Mississippi around here is really a world class smallmouth fishery.) (most river rats will tell you that you can essentially catch smallies any time of year and often as by-catch while targeting other species.) Below the SC dam is pretty much catch and release only (all 12-20 inchers must be released) but it's quite loaded with big smallies! (and lots of good shore areas on public land) Just be prepared to lose a few lures on snags... Frankly, If you want to stick to lakes, I think you can pretty much pick a lake in a 30 mile radius...--most produce bass in good quantity, it's just years may vary in terms of sizes. Clearwater is good. Consider Bass lake adjacent to it. (...it's not just a clever name.)
  17. 4 points
    Thanks, James! That weather really put fish on the move. Our focus for the tournament was to get two big bites and catch a pair over 26". We felt like in order to do that we had to go west. We had a milk run of spots that were taking big wind so we just rotated through them during the day. Our fish came from 3'-13' casting jerkbaits, Rippin Raps and swimbaits. My dad had been catching a lot of walleyes on shallow rocks while pre-fishing for the bass tourney which really tipped us off on some locations and presentations. We only caught six walleyes during the tournament but they were the right ones. We feel unbelievably fortunate to have had such an awesome experience!
  18. 4 points
    Welcome to to Fishing Minnesota, TheEyesofanAngler. My favorite lake for bass in our area is definitely Clearwater. It takes a bit to learn the lake, but the rewards are more than worth it. Littlerock also holds some very nice Largemouth with a few bonus smallies mixed in... I know you said lakes and ponds, but the Mississippi here in town and the sections above the Sartell and Blanchard dams all are exelent smallmouth fisheries.
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 3 points
    Because I'm sure he was serious about Molotov cocktails. Is there an eyeroll button?
  22. 3 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!
  23. 3 points
    Saturday opener was great on Basswood for 3 of us. Well, bitter sweet. We brought 10 fish home; but due to the slot of only 1 over 20 inches we had to let 10 fish go. Some big eyes that afternoon
  24. 3 points
    I’ve heard phenomenal things about the rivers, willhave to pull the kayak out and get on it. Thank you everyone for the feedback. I’ve checked out Clearwater, I really enjoyed it but lately it seems to tough for my 14ft boat to be stable out there on a windy day. I’ve had success in Avon lately.
  25. 3 points
    I got out on the Cass Lake chain this weekend with a group of 10. We found walleyes still hanging out shallow and scattered. Jigging with shiners or gulp in 4-10 fow got several walleyes in the livewell. With the heavy wind we also had a good daytime crank bite. In the evening trolling cranks was productive as well. Saturday morning I stuck a 43" musky trolling for eyes. Not a great photo but I was fishing by myself and wanted to get it released quickly. Panfish were hard to pin down with them bouncing shallow and then disappearing with each weather change. With wind gusting to 25+ miles per hour finesse presentations were difficult. Water temps ranged from 53-60 degrees.
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