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  1. Only got one this weekend, but it was a dandy. 41” pike. I’m sure the west enders recognize the background
    10 points
  2. Walleye fishing really picked up this weekend. Had to move around to find the fish but when I did locate them, they were schooled up in a tight cluster. If I drifted more than 30 feet from the cluster the bite would stop. Don't know if this is typical of fall fishing but it was sure fun. Biggest eye I caught was the pictured 23", then the next biggest was only 17" (I think others are really targeting the 18-20" fish). Pike suckers on a plain red hook were the best, but when I ran out of them, they still bit on chubs (although the fish were smaller). Stopped at Fuel & Food
    8 points
  3. Today ended a truely epic Vermilion trip. Best smallmouth fishing I've ever experienced. They are definitely getting bigger, getting fat on all the rustys. 3 lb fish were the norm with several 3.5 - 3.75. I got three over 4 including a 4.56 yesterday. Lost a 5+ right at the boat, what a tank, ran alot of drag and took me for a couple laps around the boat. Thought I hooked a muskie until I saw it. Speaking of muskie I fished more muskie this year and did not even see one (unusual) and only caught the big pike I posted earlier... Until today. I was throwing a 3/8 spinner bait for b
    8 points
  4. The BWCA opened up and I went out fishing on Basswood Lake with my wife and guided by my friend Mike Stark from Ely Fishing Guide Company. We caught lots of walleyes, smallies and northerns. The biggest walleye came in at 28 inches. The biggest pike was 38.5 inches, closely followed by a 36 incher. The biggest smallie was 20.5 inches. Me and the 28" eye. My wife caught the big 38.5" pike with Mike catching the next largest 36 incher. 20.5" smallie.
    8 points
  5. I just got back from staying up at Vermilion for a week, and I made a few notes: The water temp was consistent at 66 degrees Monday through Saturday. The weather was crazy wet or wildly windy, and I found my biggest walleyes (15-17's) were caught in my standard spots Monday through Wednesday. Then a switch turned off, and I had to relocate and find new spots as my previous ones were dead for the rest of the week. Never seen anything like that before. After the lake calmed, and skies turned blue, I could only catch the 9-14 inchers. The biggest I saved for fish fries, and I eve
    7 points
  6. I went up for the day today, jig and minnow (fatheads) was hot for the morning bite. I stuck a dozen or so right on a mud/big rock transition in a couple hours. I left to try and find a leadcore bite. Well I don't think I wetted a line for at least 2 hours, could not find anything on the graph that was worth dropping a line. I finally ended up throwing in the towel ran back to my 1st spot and stuck a couple more eater size fish, but the majority of the fish had vacated that spot as well. I was on the east side.
    7 points
  7. Hi Just 4 fun.....North dock pic's from 1997.. Barney Toonder was a pup n Bailey was into teaching him everything bout island living, the good n bad. Loved n miss those two Marauders. Same spot last Friday Sept 2021...with my Max Power & Fred Tug'r Bear who simply love it all. Most the rocks under water or just peeking out in regular times. Pulled Big Lund but still able to cheat with Pontoon but pulling her this weekend. Crazy Fun junk ya deal with as she sure can change, every year is different. Love it.. Big Smiles n Keep on Rocken! T
    7 points
  8. I got one deer on the brain after my dad checked the cameras
    6 points
  9. How about some tips on what I'm looking for? I did luck into a 36.5" today fishing for muskie. No muskies though. She's back out there growing to 40+.
    5 points
  10. In addition to low water level, it has occurred to me that this maybe the windiest year also that I can remember. Hard to fish and I didn’t go out for lots of days because of the wind. It’s no fun fighting the wind- ok for awhile but it gets old quick.
    4 points
  11. congrats on the new pup moose, hopefully it still lets you get some sleep at night I always stagger my dogs. The amount of stuff the puppy will learn from an older seasoned veteran dog will outweigh the tormenting. Also in this pandemic dogs have been pretty hard to come by. With everyone stuck at home more now they are buying dogs. If this is the new normal for a while you may have a hard time getting a pup from a litter. I would be devastated if I had to put down one dog and didn't have another.
    4 points
  12. I have two Labs that are 7 years a part. it took them less then a month to get a long. Now they are best buds.
    4 points
  13. Smallie fishing has been nothing short of incredible (East side). Numerous 3 to high 3's and two over 4# (pics). Deeper rocks and shallow both have been good. Pike have been tough with the warmer water. Not finding 30" plus fish in the usual weedy spots. Not sure where to find consistent fish.
    4 points
  14. That’s what it looks like but it could’ve also just been fake to rile people up. I couldn’t find the post when I searched for it so they probably took it down. Heard from another person with a close relationship to some wardens saying they witnessed a 95 or 98% violation rate. Mostly shooting early and shooting at wood ducks specifically. That’s just what I head though. I shot at two teal and dropped one. I let several teal fly by. I only shot when I was 100% sure.
    4 points
  15. The lump I can't explain, but then again we get lumps too! The fin most likely was bit off, unless that walleye was a machinist who had a workplace accident.
    4 points
  16. This ones nice. What do you think of this one?
    4 points
  17. Never believe meteorologists....or their radar. Green on the radar just means moisture in the atmosphere but not necessarily water making it to the ground.
    4 points
  18. Well we did hardly get to shoot bummer! But it’s still great to get out hunting with friends!!
    3 points
  19. I dunno if I can say much better. We’ve been averaging upper 80’s/100 on sporting clays this summer but alla sudden decoying geese became hard to hit last weekend? We’ll see how she goes. Battle Coot is ready.
    3 points
  20. Spent the weekend at Vacationland, Otttertail. Lake level down almost 3 feet so only one landing with enough water to launch a boat. With 20 to 30 MPH winds and 3 to 4 ft. waves we chose to fish surrounding smaller lakes. Had great time Catch & Release Bass fishing. My prise money fish was a sunfish. My giant "Ottertail Money Sunfish" he looks sorta small cause I have very large hands and I held him a long way from the camera. He did put up a good fight. He is still swimming.
    3 points
  21. I’m getting good walleyes, too, (15-16” after you sort out the 12-13s) at 14-16’ trolling spinners with crawlers. Trolling eliminates the crawdads. Frazer is my home ground. We have to be getting into minnow season any day now. Worth a try. I’ve been hearing some good fish on pike suckers but I like rainbows early. I usually only fish an hour or two a day but a friend is coming tomorrow and we’ll fish hard. I’ll try to report. RLG
    3 points
  22. So I won’t see it then since yellow and blue make green. I’ll put my waders on before I go there. Don’t mark my recliner! I’m taking that out to one of the bogs for the blind. Easier to look up that way.
    3 points
  23. Finn and I went and scouted for ducks and we found a nice little pile in 3 places. I did talk to a dad and daughter and I pointed them to one of spots I had scouted. The dad thanked me and told me he would not be there opening day and I told no I want you to be there opening day as I have a couple other spots.
    3 points
  24. You gonna mark your spot again? Good luck fishin’!
    3 points
  25. Thanks guys! We have tried trolling the drop right in the middle of the lake with a couple of us getting a couple of small walleyes but I still haven't personally gotten one. I've had pretty good luck with bass in Rice Lake though. Had a good sized smallie last year (see photo). Gonna be up there this weekend. Looks like it should be great fishing weather, can't wait!
    3 points
  26. Just joined the forum otherwise I would have posted these earlier. My girlfriend's parents have a cabin on the Morning Star bay. Slow start to the season for me but I've managed to pull out a few decent fish along with a ton of sunnies. I still haven't caught a walleye in this lake. Some day... Here are a few of the bigger ones I pulled in this summer, all in the Morning Star bay.
    3 points
  27. I heard a second hand report, too, and looked into it. There’s a 1-2 acre fire just NE of the east end of Vermilion. They call in the Rice Lake fire. It’s in the Trout Lake section of the BWCA but not close to Trout. The incident report sounds like they’ll get it under control, but these fires are hard to predict. There are quite a few fires going in the Arrowhead now. Some like Greenwood SE of Ely are getting big… 19,000 acres. I think that the smoke we smelled yesterday when we had the SE wind. We need rain and we need snow this winter or things could get a lot worse. Be careful out ther
    3 points
  28. Good luck to those going to chase ducks this weekend!! I will be out there with riverrat316 and Finn. I found a couple ponds way back in with some water and more wood ducks than I could count.
    2 points
  29. Made it to the brothers cabin this past weekend. We hit 4 lakes. Crappie fishing was great. Lots of 10-12 inch fish. Walleye on Big wolf and Andrusia was fair. Nothing over 16 inches though. Small pike were very active as well. The river was 2-3 feet deep and manageable. Found walleye in depths from 12-20 ft and crappies were 6-14 ft near pencil reeds. Crappies bit on crawlers, minnows and gulp. Got walleyes on fat heads as no one in area had anything other than pike chubs and we only got northerns on them. Wind was bad on Friday and terrible on Saturday. Definitely need to update electronics
    2 points
  30. You can't make this up anymore. 37 yard kick for the win and he pushes it right? Somewhere Blair Walsh is laughing at us about this.
    2 points
  31. 2 points
  32. Finn is going to be 6 in October. Thanks the pup will be fun
    2 points
  33. Just got back from a Thursday-Monday trip and best walleye fishing all year for me. Was in the Fectos, Smart's and Frazer Bay area and caught most of my fish on crawlers and Lindy Rig in 12-14 feet of water.
    2 points
  34. It’s all good once you make Hwy 6 isn’t it?
    2 points
  35. the yellow from drinking beer!!!
    2 points
  36. By the way, I just saw the new state record musky C&R came out of Vermilion in July, 57 inches. Way to go... Beat the old record also from Vermilion...
    2 points
  37. Update I think it’s the same buck
    2 points
  38. I hope most people let the teal land to make sure they know what they are shooting. I did see a group 7 this morning in a pond on 95.
    2 points
  39. Crankbaits do work on walleye there. Have caught them on the east side where the old rice lake resort used to be. And yes you will get northern and bass as well so it makes it enjoyable. I will say I’ve had better luck with live bait on walleye but crankbaits will still get some. Good luck and welcome.
    2 points
  40. One thing to keep in mind is that even with a decent rainfall, the soils are so dry that a lot of what would normally run off into the lake will be soaked up before it gets to the lake right now. An inch of rain is good but it probably won't have the same effect as an inch during a non-drought year.
    2 points
  41. BigVTim, I saw a post Monday that Head-O-Lakes had received ~1.25" since Friday. It appeared Frazer Bay was up something close to an inch. At least enough to temporarily stop the freefall.
    2 points
  42. They were talking about the early teal season on the radio the other day. I do not intend to go, but one thing they mentioned more than once was that the season does not open until sunrise, as opposed to 30 minutes before sunrise during the general waterfowl season. I presume this is to make better visual judgment of the target.
    2 points
  43. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ US wide, but it may help.
    2 points
  44. The air quality around Vermilion is quite poor right now.
    2 points
  45. For those interested there is a site AirNow.gov that shows air quality by Zip Code. Google Air Quality Map and tap AirNow link - enter zip code. For me, green ok, yellow limit outside, orange and a above stay in.
    2 points
  46. I know this is an older post, but I had a friend looking for a corner for his Lund boat. The corner had disintegrated years ago. He still had one side, so I drew it in the CAD and mirror imaged it and 3D printed a replacement out of PETG plastic. Does yours look like this on the underside? The one on the left is the original, my replacement is on the right. I saved the files for both sides, so I can make whichever is needed.
    2 points
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