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  1. 14 points
    I had my last official guide trip Monday and Tuesday and we fished for Smallmouth bass. It was one of my regulars that I have fished with for over 10 years. George and I have caught 100's of Smallies over the years and this year was no different. We boated around 65 bass in two days in less than perfect conditions. Most were on topwater baits of one kind or another and the rest were taken on crank baits. I wasn't able to fish to much so George caught most of the fish. I know I will miss guiding and the friends I have made over the years. I guess I'll just have to fish more to get over all the time spent guiding. Have a great season everybody. "Ace" "It's just fishing man"
  2. 14 points
    I was up at Vermilion with my family last Saturday - Friday. We stayed at Everett's Bay Lodge and also Glenmore. We had an absolute blast. Because I had my two young boys with me the walleye fishing was basically limited to the evening bite. It didn't disappoint and we caught lots of little ones with plenty of eaters mixed in. We mostly used slip bobbers with leeches in 2'-6'. We had a surprise catch while bobber fishing. A BIG musky clamped on to one of the walleyes that my son was reeling in and we actually got her in the net! My boys were thrilled. After a quick photo she was released. I also spent a fair amount of time chasing smallies and did very well once I figured out the cover that was holding the most and biggest fish. Great trip.....wish I was there right now.
  3. 12 points
    Went out Walleye fishing Saturday night and I caught this beauty. Measured 45 1/4" and estimated weight of close to 30#'s. Fought it for over 40 minutes. Caught on 6 pound line with a #4 hook. What an epic battle.
  4. 11 points
    Made a few modifications to my pontoon. I thought it would interesting to summer ice fish in the same spots I catch all of my winter walleyes. Don
  5. 10 points
    Hey ya. Between working on island projects n pontoon motor I did fish four hours each time out last 4 Sat, 4 Sun, 8 Mon & 4 Tue morn. Old pattern is to find thickest area where Mayfly Midge larva are popping out of mud. Evening Bugs lead ya right to them. Found a stretch 100 yards wide x 300 long 3.5 miles from my place by boat, minute by eagle fly. Can hardly see fish on graph as tight to bottom of 8 to 16 feet water an roaming, gulp, gulp, gulp......gulp gulp, gulp... I'm a jig guy so I drag a selection of styles small jigs on bottom, three different colors, six LB test, Old 5' cherry wood rod, mini spin reel, half crawler or whole red worm. Total fun catching them on this rig. Also use a split shot n hook of different colors I paint up in winter....Zip Zap GO. Only one crew by me, they using lindys an dragging faster than I an did just as good. They are good ol boys I see each yer an used to guide muskie fish trips for them. Crawlers, leeches n crappie minnows were their choice of stash munchies. Good time. All other boats we saw in that time period on way past us at 40 MPH to some place else my guess deep waters. Nothing fancy here, lift drop, drag, lift pop, drag, drag, drag....all mud nothing to get stuff in. Boated 68 walleyes in my times out....released all. ALL of them full of midges an some just spitting LIVE one on me, the boat seats an floor. Mini Horror Movie in making I think. To fun. Creepy lil suckers but them wallys love em. Mix of sizes from 8" to bout 19" I guess. Lost five or so fattys lifting into Big Black Moe Ride not using net. I want my jigs back.... Muskie fish with Bonnie a bit at Monday an tossing ol topwater I painted blue popped a four footer right in front of Bay View lodge docks east by sand. To fun. Brought out a big ol girl for a look twice on Sunday. She lives under the Isle Pine bridge an been there a long time. She comes out, nip nip nip yawn and a wink an back she goes. Pretty ol girl...very large an slow, beauty of a fish. We pals. So quiet family of loons swim around my boat an ol guys boat an last time brought out the baby for a few lessons an a ride on the back. To beautiful, fun. Fun time, rest my brain, my back, my broken up fun full life living bones. Came home Musky Acres here as I think I am getting NEW 1 year old Goldy pal tonight at FIVE. I'm so excited an a bit emotional to get a NEW Goldy pal. Start The Mallard Island Marauders II. Coolimoolio!!! Add couple goldy pups in fall if all goes well tonight...…..HECK YEAH!!! Find the bugs, find the fishes, the eating fishes. Mmmmmm Wheat bread, peanut butter and a few live midges. Oh yeah! Have a fun 4th weekend. Think 1st, be safe, have success, enjoy it ALL! Keep on rocken! Tommy PS. Phone cam so not best pic's but fun. Beetle spin in midge pic truly is a fun way to bag all the smallies ya want, all sizes an pike n wallys tooooo. Simple cheap fun. Switch jig head weights n colors, have at it. Fun junk ya do.
  6. 4 points
    Looking good headed for the holiday. Check this new video..... https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2060325170709338&id=770784022996799
  7. 4 points
    6/23/18 Guided on Waconia on Saturday. Clients from Iowa looking for walleyes, northerns, and maybe a musky. No musky, but did catch walleyes, northerns, bass, and crappies, including some big ones. Fished inside weed edges in 7-10 feet of water using crankbaits, bucktails, jerkbaits, and jig spinners. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
  8. 4 points
    Bite was OK for us this weekend. Marked tons of fish but they only seemed to bite in small feeding windows due to abundance of mayfly larva down there. When they decided bite, they were inhaling our leeches though. Rocks next to mud was best for us. Highlight of the weekend was walleye pictured below.
  9. 4 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!
  10. 4 points
    Mmmmmmm~~~~ here's one for ya! For years we have been trying to get our fave Mayfly Rafts & Spikes into a booth at The State Fair. Rafts = ~~~ Honey Waffle coated with Dark Chocolate Glaze n Peanut Butter then sprinkled with Frozen Real Maple Syrup dipped Mayflys. To die for. Spikes = ~~~ Deep Fried Triple Thick Cut of F&D Smoked Bacon dipped into Smoked flavored Pancake Batter an dipped in Maple Syrup then rolled in pile of frozen Hickory smoked MayFlys. Both Killer Pak~ons seved on a stick or in a Deep Fried Walleye Belly Fillet. Power good experience that takes you places you never been before'!! : ) Keep on rocken! T
  11. 4 points
    Same hold true for my Fish outings this open water season. Not a lot of crappies at all, maybe 3? This last winters ice pressure and harvest I'm sure is not helping. Years ago, my wife and I would go out mid spring and get into a mess of them. I believe those days are gone, or were not looking in the right spots anymore. As for the rest of the pan fish numbers, this year has been good and this lake is a great pan fish fishery. Arguably one of the best in the surrounding areas of the Twin Ports. I rank it up there with some great NW Wisconsin panfish lakes. Be nice to start to get some more strict regs to better protect. I love what they do over in Ottertail with some select pan fish waters. Wish we could point out the obvious of how it creates better fish opportunities. Back to the crappies.... I agree...sure hope there wasn't a taking of a big pop of the great year classes out. Hate to see it dwindle down.
  12. 4 points
    Got a break from the strong NE winds and hit the lake Wed 6-13. The thermal image from Coast Watch was clouded over to get the latest surface temps so we went on a hunch. Left the Duluth Harbor and headed up the shore till we found a temp break and bit clearer water. We found the temp of 43 and a seam of clean water and it would have been a shorter boat ride if we put in at Mcquade. Orange X Raps and 57 Chevys w/ 100' of line out worked for us. 5 for 7 on Cohos and 2 lake trout.
  13. 3 points
    Mille Lacs is great for Bass now mainly because the Walleye population has been decimated. Reminds me of when Red Lake became one of the top crappie lakes in the country. When the walleye came back the crappie population crashed. A lake can only support so many fish. Personally, I would rather see Mille Lacs as a Walleye lake.
  14. 3 points
    Let me explain something to you guys that insist on keeping bass. The reason that Mille Lacs is currently ranked as the top bass fishery in the ENTIRE country is because it had a regulation of keeping one bass over 21 inches as a bag limit for over a decade. Combined with an improved water clarity and a longer growing season with warmer water and you now have what is considered by B.A.S.S. as the top smallmouth body of water maybe in all of North America, including the Great Lakes. Just something to think about.
  15. 3 points
    Making up for it this week, in a BIG way while on vacation. Perfect weather for chasin' down eyes. See ya' Saturday. Bring plenty of size 7 and 9 in blue crome. Lots of gators feeding on the same forage, win a few, loose a few.....
  16. 3 points
    Got out after the few days of east wind ,,, Put on my confidence bait "flicker minnow" and started trolling,,, Our normal spots did not produce so we headed to the western shore and had a nice flurry of walleyes ,,, I was surprised with the lake being flat and the sun hi in the sky that the walleyes were shallow ,, Picked up 5 keepers 1 over and 1 under the slot with some pike sunnies and smallmouth in the mix ,, hope to get back out there again soon ,,,, Guess whats for dinner???
  17. 3 points
    Just out of curiosity, what would lead someone to get up in someone's grill over choices they make with respect to legally taking fish of any species from a lake? Who the heck do they think they are?
  18. 3 points
    The OP specifically requested advice on how to best address what he personally considers an issue; respectfully. And yes, I do agree, and therefore respect his request enough to answer it; respectfully. I’ve personally dealt with the same conflict of interest in the past and feel that I understand the emotions on both sides enough to offer qualified advice that is more practical and useful than just saying mind your own darn business.
  19. 3 points
    If someone is legal keeping 15"+ bass, it's none of your business whether they keep 15"+ fish or not. Just walk away and leave it alone. If you want to change the regulations, try doing it in the proper manner instead of a confrontation at the boat ramp. I don't know how others would react, but if you approached me, it certainly wouldn't be positive experience.
  20. 3 points
    I have 2 large anchors so movement is not a problem as long as the wind is not too heavy which causes a little rocking. The screen was as detailed as it is in winter. As far as fishing went. I was marking a lot of fish but most were cats. I only marked a couple of possible walleyes but no takers, but in fairness I was only testing and was not in my best spot and was only there about 20 minutes. Have to try again later in some of my winter hot spots. Don
  21. 3 points
    My wife and I had a good morning on Friday with bottom bouncers, spinners and crawlers in 20-24 ft. Caught 9, threw back 3 18-19 in, 2 13-14 in.
  22. 3 points
    Crappies have been hard for me to pin down on other waters as well. Seems they are not were they usually are and I wonder if the weird winter to summer transition is to blame. Time to start looking in other parts of the water column.
  23. 3 points
    Yes Hayseed I'm noticing the same thing, lots of Gills but no bass (for me). I'm not sure if the late spring and weather patterns has things in flux or what? I certainly hope the winters fishing pressure didn't all but eliminate these year classes. I get that about not wanting to ask a question here, at times it's like opening Pandora's box, other times it's nothing but Cricket's responding.
  24. 3 points
    You bet! And I know it!
  25. 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.
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