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  1. Lead core was on fire for us on Saturday on both the east and west end in 22-30' of water. Five of us in two boats boated over 70 fish on Saturday. A lot of 10-12"ers but enough keepers to fill 5 limits. Biggest was 25". We did great Sunday and today as well although not as hot as Saturday. The only live bait fishing we did was with minnows on Lindy's. Caught a few but honestly did not spend much time live rigging as the lead core bite was so hot. Stomachs on most fish we cleaned were empty. The ones with full stomachs had mostly small crayfish and minnows.
    8 points
  2. Hi everyone been awhile since I’ve posted on here. Was up in gods country the past 4 days and we caught alot of fish but size was challenging. We fished lead core without much success so switched to minnows and crawlers. Fishing was slow on jjgs and good on rigs for numbers but most were 11- 13 1/2” then late afternoon the stars aligned and got a good one pictured below. 29 1/2”. A single white bead did far better than a plain hook for us. Most fish caught on or right off of rock ledges 12-22 fow good luck out there everyone
    6 points
  3. We were out yesterday evening. It was plenty warm for sure. Bugs not bad by us. Isaac saw 2 does 3 fawns and an 8 pt. He harvested a doe in his first ever sit with the bow. Eli saw a doe and a fawn, passed. I saw watched squirrel's.
    6 points
  4. The most encouraging thing to me is the number of 10-13" fish we caught and released. Really bodes well for the next few years. Here's a pic of my buddy's fat 25"er.
    4 points
  5. well fellas.......my last official day of employment today.........from here on out i'll be retired and plan on spending way more time up that direction!!!!!!!! LOOK OUT!!!!!!!!!
    3 points
  6. My biggest fish of the trip. Only 4 pike caught in 21 days. I would highly recommend Rainy Lake RV for anyone who can't make it into Canada. Cheers !!
    2 points
  7. O man!! Duck season is so close I can taste it!! I got enough shells for a war and that is what I am declaring to all wood ducks Is war!! Finn is in peak shape and my shooting has been pretty good.
    2 points
  8. Just spent Thursday through Sunday at Becida near Bemidji. My dad, brother, nephew and I tried 7 different lakes. Nothing fantastic but a good time. Best walleye action was on Big Wolf and Andrusia. 14 to 16 ft water. We used mainly rainbows and left over leeches I had saved from summer. 11-18 inch walleyes. Also got some sunfish on Lake Hatti. Did pick up 3 walleye on Lake Bemidji also. 4 conservation officers at gas station south of Bemidji on Friday morning said they were in town for security with POTUS visit. Talked to a bait shop owner that said one group of 13 got 11 bear opening wee
    2 points
  9. I had some very aggressive bites on sucker minnows under a bobber over the weekend. It was only pike and bass, but they were devouring 5-6" minnows without toying around with it first. Seems like the Fall feedbag is getting underway.
    2 points
  10. We’ll be out tomorrow morning, about an hour from home. Shoot straight! Follow through!
    1 point
  11. The bass are starting to put their feed bag on! Check out this video below. We were near Park Rapids.
    1 point
  12. I am going local this weekend. It might be just the dog and me, but that’s okay. We will sit on the brook and blast at the wood ducks. River Rat 316 said he would go but we will see if he shows up. On the brook it’s nice to have two people so one can watch the south and the other can watch the north.
    1 point
  13. I fished it a fair amount from Lanesboro to Petersen but also just for trout, catching occasional smallies. There are some deeper holes that I’m sure hold them; it’s a pretty decent sized river. I’ve never seen any in the flats when canoeing though like I sometimes see in smaller rivers. It surely doesn’t surprise me they’re in there. I’d probably drown a crawler or use a jig and minnow along with tossing a Rapala around. Time of day might be your most significant pattern there?
    1 point
  14. Just wondering if anyone else that fishes the Root (especially below Lanesboro) has ever patterned or had any luck targeting sauger/eyes. This is my first year trying for them after hearing whispers for years and I've been surprised with my results. So far I've caught 5 sauger and 4 eyes out of the Root this year, a 17 inch Sauger and a 22 inch eye being my biggest so far. I know the river is a lot better known for trout but if anybody else has had any luck targeting other species I'd love to share reports or tactics.
    1 point
  15. @monstermoose78are you opening local this year or up at your Dads place? Id be excited too with a pup in top form. My shooting has been just shy of 80% lately which ain’t bad but I’ve dropped a couple points over the summer. Just not shooting enough! This year my opener is in limbo (my opening weekend pard has a hitch in his schedule) and I won’t be out next weekend. I’ll probably take the easy way out and hunt around the house for a few hours. Good luck all!
    1 point
  16. Rivergroup, I'm not a doctor, but sounds like if you just pay Raven and hop in his boat, that's the ticket.
    1 point
  17. On the south end... Anglers are pulling in nice catches of walleyes with some big trophy walleyes mixed in as well. The MN Tournament Trail Walleye Tournament just finished their championship with the winning team putting up 80.99 lbs for 10 walleyes! Water temps have dropped to the upper 50's, shiners are running and there is a lot of bait adjacent to shorelines, fall is here. The jig bite has picked up tremendously, but pulling a spinner with a crawler or shiner along with trolling crankbaits is still effective. Along shore try 10-16' and out on the mud 22-28'. Gold, glow and orange are
    1 point
  18. Fished on and off Thursday to Saturday, from Frazer to Big Bay, caught a few in the 15-19" range. best success was in 28-32' FOW drifting with bottom bouncers and spinners. Bigger suckers out performed smaller rainbows. If any one knows where to get some larger rainbows, that would be nice to know.
    1 point
  19. @Skunked Again Billy won’t be happy that I forgot one of the iconic stops on the lake! Thanks for including Glenwood.
    1 point
  20. Isaac was successful on his first sit ever with a bow. He has worked hard to be able to hunt with his bow this year. He kinda shoots better than dad right now. Proud of this little man.
    1 point
  21. Terrible wind this weekend for me. Next weekend is forecasted 80s. Not the start I was hoping for
    1 point
  22. Anyone sitting this morning?
    1 point
  23. 1 point
  24. Lucky 7 in Cook has some nice big rainbows.
    1 point
  25. Hey guys!! Here's a video from earlier this summer up on Vermilion
    1 point
  26. Fished Monday-Wednesday for a few hours each day. Only caught 9 walleyes with the biggest only 14 inches. I attribute the poor results to only having small chub minnows since both the Y-store and Fuel and Food were out of pike suckers, rainbows, and shiners. LOL I am just a bad angler.
    1 point
  27. Tlund we did well with big rainbows on Sunday.
    1 point
  28. Fished a few hours Saturday with a buddy. We fished deep breaks. Pike suckers and jigs. Kept a 14,14.5,16 & a 18” and threw back a 25”. Seems like the fall bite is finally starting. Anyone else live bait fishing having success with minnows?
    1 point
  29. Gorgeous day today! Calm, sunny and the colors are just starting to show. Not much for fishing though. On the west end, temp on wakemup was 61 degrees. Not much action with lindy rigs with crawler or sucker minnows. Tried some shad raps but no bites. Went over to niles bay this am and there were a few boats in the area but no one was catching. Drove up to the channel between wolf and niles and got a little Rock bass. Think I’ll throw out a buck tail This evening and see if I can get a Muskie to bite.
    1 point
  30. I fished all day Wednesday. Beautiful day. Got an 18” for dinner within first 10 minutes trolling so then I went on the search for smallies. Tried drop shot and jigging raps over shallow and deep reefs and shoreline points. Only got one small one on a deep gravel reef. Didn’t even pick up any walleyes with the raps. Lots of lookers but no biters. Trolled the same run coming back in at dark and picked up a 14”. Think if I would’ve just stayed fishing walleyes either trolling or with live bait it would have been a really good day. But I wanted to mix it up. Didn’t work. Oh well, sti
    1 point
  31. We always fish on the east side, and depart from Hoodoo Point. Pike Bay was 59 degrees, and trolling around the deeper parts of the bay produced nothing. So we hit the area around Ely Island, and that is where we found most of them. The water temperature there was around 61-62 degrees. Man was it miserable on Monday. Cold. Rainy. Rough. The lead core bite was really slow. I picked up a couple on Jigging Raps. We also used sucker minnows on a slip bobber rig.
    1 point
  32. Slow "keeper" fishing for me. Managed to get a bunch of 8-9 inchers in various spots in Smarts and Frazer. Used Lindy's and crawlers at depths ranging from 12-28
    1 point
  33. been a while since anyone posted here. went up last tuesday.............holy molly did wheezy outdoors have vehicles there for the bear opener. looked like a car lot. hit Noma lake wed.........kept 5 nords......nuttin earth shattering. thurs was to windy to be on any lake by myself so i played with trees all day, cutting hauling splitting and stacking. i can still feel it in muscles i forgot i had!!!! fdiday i hit a lake that we fished a bunch but froze out. musta caught 15 nords but all between 12-15 inches long.....there is hope!!!! some family came up friday..... hit another s
    1 point
  34. My FIL fished crawlers on Friday on the west end. All we got were small perch, but only gave it about an hour of effort. It was still beautiful out. Water temp yesterday was around 59 degrees.
    1 point
  35. My daughter and I got our 8 trolling big bay Saturday morning. If I were to give a piece of advice it would be don't get completely locked into shad raps. I typically run shad raps and flickers but I'll switch it up if needed. They produced nothing for us Saturday. I use a whole mix of things. Stick baits. Jointed floating raps. Bomber long As. Storm thin fins. Spoons. Jigs and plastics. Color makes a huge difference for me as well. They are going somewhat but don't be stubborn about switching baits.
    1 point
  36. I mostly fish the east side (Ely, Cherry, the sister, JB, etcJ. The eyes are there and becoming more active. Still in that 20’ area. When slow, don’t be afraid to troll slower for suspended crappies and jumbo perch. The smallies are on, but never really shut off. Hug the rocky shore point. Always a fun catch.
    1 point
  37. I leadcore trolled quite a bit this past weekend and it was starting to produce. I only had 3-4 fish per hour or two stint, but they are starting to be more aggressive. Basically troll what looks like no structure (hard to do for us walleye newbies), in about 19-24 feet and where there is softer bottom. Wind-swept bays are good. Picked up a 34" pike doing this too. I was hoping for more fish per hour but it should only improve here. I only had crawlers and couldn't get anything besides perch to bite on rigging gear. I wish I would have gotten minnows as I think that would be the ticket for jig
    1 point
  38. Water levels still very low as of last Sunday
    1 point
  39. We really struggled to get them to go this weekend. Finding them was not an issue, getting them to bite was. fished all over big bay, best results came on leadcore with a blue size 6 flicker minnow in 30 fow. Had one of the walleyes spit up about 7 minnows, but we couldn’t get anything on a jig n minnow.
    1 point
  40. BVT, we fished the same areas and found fish - just couldn’t find a great way to get them to react. Probably just poor angling on our part. Caught a few, nothing special. We switched over to smallies each day in the late morning. The bite was overall pretty good. Did a lot of experimenting and it paid off in a strong pattern that we were able to replicate over much of the lake. So, we learned a lot and had fun. Even caught a bonus musky. Oh, and we came across another bear swimming across the lake. Second one this month.
    1 point
  41. Went up this weekend and tried a few tactics for Walleye. Mostly fished Niles/Wolf/Smarts/Frazier Bays. Tried lead with not much success. Switched to wind-blown primary shoreline breaks and started doing a bit better. Catching fish between 15-22 FOW with a bottom bouncer and crawler rig. Water temps were still 72 degrees but finally the water was warmer than the air and the cool nights will bring us into the 60s soon. Anyone else having mixed luck?
    1 point
  42. Hello. We fished LWF last weekend and caught 2 - 22" walleyes, 4 - 24-28" northern, and 1 18" smalley. 2 adults and 3 kids fishing for about 4 hours. Kids caught all the fish :-). All but 1 of the fish were caught on rigging minnows or jig. I personally tried crawler most of the time, and caught a lot of perch. Feels like bait fish are abundant so minnows are best option from here IMO. The fish we caught were in 20 - 25 ft close to deep weed beds. Slow fishing. I marked very few fish; leads me to believe they aren't very active yet. But that will change. I hope to fish 3-4 days next week. Cool
    1 point
  43. Heading up to Ludlows Sept 9-12. Never been to Vermillion. Can't WAIT!!! I've gotten some great tips on another topic string but thought I'd throw it out to this group as well. I know 99% of you are Walleye fisherman, so my promise to you is that I'll leave your fish alone!! I also offer this wonderful service to help ya. If there are any specific spots where those annoying big pike or smallmouth keep stealing your bait, breaking your line, harming your tackle...……………...I offer a service where I try to go in and remove them for ya!!! Consider me like a pest control service!
    1 point
  44. My advice is to have your wife wear a lot of layers. A warm fishing wife is a happy fishing guy that time of year. Pack some soul-warming beverages as well. As long as your spending the money to go to a bucket list lake, think about enlisting a guide for the first day. It'll pay more dividends than the cost.
    1 point
  45. Skis, Consult with Darrell, owner of Everett Bay, when you check in. He's been on the lake for years and happy to provide excellent fishing advice for his guests. End of Sept/ early Oct is one of my favorite times, best fishing and fall colors. My tip is to have some thin gloves so you can feel the bite and not freeze your fingers.
    1 point
  46. #7 Flicker shad is my go-to trolling bait. My best success trolling lead is usually mid-August through September. Generally when we get into October I seem to do better with live minnows.
    1 point
  47. I plan to try little if everything. Will do a lot of jigs, lindys and spinners and mix in some cranks. Best way to catch a fish is be on the lake holding a fishing rod
    1 point
  48. StateofHockey, welcome! Don't feel old school. It is fishing and you never know how a day is going to come together. I approach each outing as a puzzle that needs solving and you need to be prepared for what the fish want. Some times it is cranks, some times it's plastics and often times it is tried and true live bait rigs. Some times I never get it figured out! It is just fun to try and fun to talk about with other people that share the passion!
    1 point
  49. side_laker - Per live bait I've been having best success recently with crawlers on a spinner rig. With all the lead core talk I feel a bit old school but still prefer slowly dragin lindys with the minnkota. Walleye numbers are there but size running small
    1 point
  50. i was up for work mainly. but did get a line wet a few times. friday sunfish and all catch and release. sat i went out for a bit to chase pike and only got 1 about 12 inches long. we had 3 inches of rain friday nite and a heck of a thunder and lightning show, so i'd think that put a damper on fish cooperating.
    1 point
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