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  1. eyeguy 54

    eyeguy 54

    'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders


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  2. Cliff Wagenbach

    Cliff Wagenbach

    Official Fishing Report Team - MN


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  3. Tom Sawyer

    Tom Sawyer

    Official Fishing Report Team - MN


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  4. IceHawk

    IceHawk

    Official Fishing Report Team - MN


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Showing most liked content since 04/13/2018 in all areas

  1. 7 points
    Bear looks good and looks like he is enjoying life! Got a few eating sized fish today. Enough for a couple of meals for Jean and I! Couple of real nice bluegills in the bunch!
  2. 6 points
    I saw Wakemup mention the whole scaling vs filleting panfish debate, so I'm starting a new thread. Who here cuts out the walleye wings for a tasty bonus? I learned about it the other year and was impressed when our sturgeon guide cut out the walleye wings on the non-slot walleye we brought in on the Rainy last weekend.
  3. 5 points
    Fish will eat just about anything. Not only will they eat spam, but they will eat the can too! Enjoy the video!
  4. 5 points
    I did not make it out as much as I wanted to this year. Overall it was a very good year. Good = getting a limit of 15 to 16s for the trip. Very good = getting a limit of 15 to 19s. Excellent - getting a limit of 19s in two hours. Poor = short of a limit. Seven trips or so for a total of about 24 days on the ice. I missed out on much of the cold weather from New Years to Valentine's Day. My paced picked up in mid-February. I was out between Christmas and New Years, 6 days. Two mornings were -30 or more. Had many equipment issues on these days. Best day of that trip was a mid-day high of 6F. Two of the sleds are in the shop for annual maintenance. Now looking forward to packing up the winter equipment and gear and doing the switcheroo - moving the winter trailer to storage and bringing the boat back. There might be a chance of targeting pike yet this year through the ice. I am not a river type. If I fish too much, then nothing else gets done. It will be interesting to the progression of the ice-out, since it has not really started yet. Just saying goodbye to a very dood winter walleye season.
  5. 4 points
    Sound fun Cliff, sad about ice, will split when ready. Any Bites? : ) 25 inches on Minnetonka I saw today. Was out about mile from here musky acres with my Polar Bear Boy fer pannies...no doubt fun and its still hard n still 24" New med's for Bear n he is feeling great an has some cool studdly strut going on. Big Smiles for almost 12. Miss my lil island cabin n docks.........but........no fooling round with Mother Nature. Think good thinks, be safe, enjoy it all. Keep on rocken! Tommy
  6. 4 points
    Mission accomplished... Folks who saw me on the ice this weekend - and there weren’t many of us - may have wondered what I was targeting. This is it. Released her and a bunch of perch and tullibees as well. Would have made a fine meal, but this was her lucky day. Thought I’d share the photo with others on here who think whitefish are an amazing and under-appreciated sport fish. .
  7. 4 points
    I just sent a tweet to the MN DNR regarding this discussion about using 2 lines on the opener if you are fishing through the ice. Their reply is below- Hello Dan, The answer is yes – two lines are allowed if you're fishing through the ice. Thanks for the question.
  8. 3 points
    Great Time today! We didn't put the slam to them but boy did I enjoy the day. I know I did a lot more relaxing and jaw jacking today then fishing LOL! But after as many days as I have spent on the ice my thought process lately has been been there done that this winter, so really didn't go at it to hard. My Ice season is comeing to a end and today I was alright with that. It was a day of laughs, great eats and some serious relaxation among a great group of guys. I know I wish I would of put some sunscreen on the face wow Hot tomato LOl! Bet Joe is hurting also he looked a little pink mid day. Thanks Royce, Rick G , Joe and his father for the good times., we have done a few of these mini get togehter's this winter and I believe our friendships have grown stronger everytime we share the ice together. Looking forward to possibly another outing if not open water is just around the corner
  9. 3 points
    Well, its now April 17th.... where the hell is spring??? I met up with eyeguy for a few minutes on one of our area lakes. He was just packing up when I arrived. The report was lots of smalls, but good ones were starting to turn on. I found much the same as Royce had said...lots of smalls. I knew there were good fish in the lake, we have gotten them here before. So I broke out the drill and started to search. I went the obvious direction first, shallow... drilled deep into a cabbage bed... nada thing there. Drilled out some bullrushes, nothing there yet either. So deeper I went, got a series popped right on the edge of the basin, 16-20ft of water. Bingo, this is where the bigger fish had gone it took a ton of moving to stay on the nicer fish today. They were cruising the break in small pods and moving fast, while the smaller fish opted to pretty much stay in the same area. Best bait was a 4mm J and S custom gold disco ball head with a purple Impulse mayfly. The little larger head was needed to get my bait back down as quick as possible. I tried a few other baits today, but kept coming back to the gold/purple combo. I measured 24-26inches of ice yet. The top couple inches are soft, but the rest is still rock hard. Some North facing shorelines and access points are starting to show a little effects from the sun and run off. At this rate we should still have fishable ice well into next week localy.
  10. 3 points
    Ice out might be a while, not gonna keep me from my favorite summer past time!!!
  11. 2 points
    a couple bites of mmm mmmm good.
  12. 2 points
    I haven't been here in ages. But I have fished Moonshine, Caribou, Trout, Little Trout, Wabana, Bee Cee (when it held trout), Lucky, Kremer and Nickel. So this thread caught my eye.
  13. 2 points
    Went up to Knife lake today to see if i could find some slab crappies. After drilling countless holes and only 1 crappie to show for it was thinking about packing it in. Then i notice a mark 1ft under the ice, bam a nice 12in slab. fished 2:45-8pm, bite was good 6:30-8. Caught a good amount of crappies, key was to be 6-8ft of water and most fish were 1-4ft down. All crappies were released, with how hard this lake gets its nice to see there's still slabs in there and wish the DNR would put a 5 crappie limit on the lake, even down to 3 would be great.
  14. 2 points
    good eats, good guys, a few good fish, fun in the sun.
  15. 2 points
    Never heard of that in all my years! They look delicious! I take my dad to Rainy Lake ever June for his birthday and do a nice shore lunch. Walleye wings will be on the menu this year! Thanks for the thread!
  16. 2 points
    Wakemup, I also like them scaled and the skin crispy but hate all of those scales every where so I fillet them with no skin. Cliff I have not heard any news about the City Auto Glass. Pike Bay will be open to fishing. Ice being off of it will be close! Cliff
  17. 2 points
    Crispy tail fins!
  18. 2 points
    Looks like candy Tommy! I might even bite on those! Cliff
  19. 2 points
    Fun day today with Rick and Joe. The 9 plus inchers were very playful today. Few crappies around but nothing big. Tried new jigs and combos for fun, Purple mayfly did a little better today than the pink slug bug. Back at it in the morning. Grillin time! gonna be nice out there.
  20. 2 points
    Did'nt buy anything new yet but Big Black boat ready to go. Thinking bout a bow Terrova n something fun electronics for the one blew out on dash last fall. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~` Messing round all winter paint lures for people an myself. Trying new patterns with some different glitters an iridescent paints. Just 4 fun an who knows.....stranger bigger things have eaten junk I painted. Keep on rocken! T
  21. 2 points
    Made a grocery run into GR yesterday & there was a lot more open water at the bridge. Bet it'll still be 2, maybe 3 weeks. I bump into 1 of the people that help work the nets over there on occasion, have to see what they say
  22. 2 points
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  24. 2 points
    Not the river I'm fishing only thing required is hip boots or waders. And if they can find me in the backwoods more power two them
  25. 2 points
    I was in 24 feet of water. She came in above my spoon and immediately engaged when I lifted to her.
  26. 2 points
    Yes I believe we will....
  27. 2 points
    We got at least 8 or 10 inches here! Cliff
  28. 2 points
    Starts again May 12th.
  29. 2 points
    That's because you don't plow it anymore!
  30. 2 points
    How about this to help us through the weekend...
  31. 2 points
    That's about as helpful as you get. Most of the time
  32. 2 points
    and a purple finch. lotsa purples and redpolls came thru today.
  33. 2 points
    Went fishing with @eyeguy 54 @IceHawk And @Bass Thumb. The big crappies are on the munch and I was hungry. Fishing 7-10 feet as these big fish are moving shallower. Thank you to these guys for bringing a monstermoose along. The chicken tender sandwich was awesome and the beer was cold. Anyone else get out fishing?
  34. 1 point
    Snow is definitely going down things are looking up! B season should be really good saw 3 strutter Toms this afternoon comeing home from fishing.
  35. 1 point
    Yeah no fun allowed!
  36. 1 point
    Big game tonight hopefully they get Towns more involved tonight and try and shut down Harden although that may be impossible as good as he is.
  37. 1 point
    Do you think there will be flooding at all I hope not for the sake of all. I may be optimistic but maybe Sunday if I can get on the river in Cold Spring with the boat looked like 20 feet of ice out from the access. Sure is a funny year. Thanks for the updated Don.
  38. 1 point
    I contacted Chapman's and they had to reset it, no biggy and they thanked me. Back up now. Lot's of snow still.
  39. 1 point
    Upper 50-60 degrees beginning this weekend! There will be ice, but it may be black and slushy. 😟
  40. 1 point
    That's a beautiful little dog you have there.
  41. 1 point
    With the recent snowfall and the below normal temps coming up, I think ice out is going to be a record late. I am wondering if Memorial Day weekend is even in jeopardy. If the ice is solid, I think I may finally fish the opener on Vermilion again (out of my fish house - 2 lines through the ice).
  42. 1 point
    Crappie run to red?
  43. 1 point
  44. 1 point
    Looks like it will be interesting to say the least. Lake extremely low, 40 inches of ice and no snow cover to melt off for any Spring flow. This is the first time in my life that I would welcome 2 feet of heavy wet snow with open arms.
  45. 1 point
    Lol! Bold prediction on the fishing! That's right Tom Sawyers guide service is always on the bite. Now the wild better pick it up. Looking like a tough ride.
  46. 1 point
    gonna be tough is all I know
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
    Had a great time out there with you guys. The catching is a bonus the friendships, laughs and memories are what its about for me. Those are going to make some good eats. Looking forward to doing it again soon.
  49. 1 point
    had 1/2 tons all my life. had slide in campers and pulled 5th wheels.. never had an once of trouble, both from the law and using them!!! yes I ordered the tow package I wanted back then too... go for it!!
  50. 1 point
    First of all, balancing science, and social issues in managing resources is the DNR's main job. Second, the decision to stock muskies in a lake is almost certainly not made due to any scientific belief that it will benefit the fish population in that lake, but rather that it won't adversely affect it significantly, and it will attract more people to fish that lake.
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