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  1. 12 points
    Met up with 2 friends yesterday to put the smack down on some awesome blue gills. The quality of fish in their secret Lake X is insane. They blind folded me on the ride there so I have no idea where it is. Got my PB gill and also PB on fish over 10 inches in one outing. Russ and I had a double on over 10 inchers. Gulp one inch minnows worked perfect and jig color didn't matter. Honey worms worked dandy also.
  2. 7 points
    A quick report for Cass Lake. Perch bite has been really good once you find the fish. We found plenty of nice ones in the flats especially in areas with some roll to the bottom. We found concentrations of nice fish by trolling smaller cranks and then anchoring up and picking away at them with smaller jigging raps and rippin raps. Ended up with a bunch Monday. Walleyes have been mixed in especially when they wind is blowing. Otherwise the evening crank bite has been very good. You'll need to do some sorting but nice eyes are there to be had in 5-8 fow. Haven't target sunfish or crappies yet.
  3. 5 points
    I know who you are and I know where you fish.
  4. 4 points
    Fished Monday-Wednesday this week. Thanks for the advice on the switch to leeches. By far the best action I had was on regular (small) leeches, which is all Fuel and Food had. Had a little action on sucker minnows left from 10 days ago. Couldn't get a bite on crawlers. Morning bite 8-11am was much better than evening 6-9pm. Size of the fish was much better than my previous trip, and included the 25" and 23" pictured. Fuel and Food was out of leeches on Wednesday so I drove to the Y-store and got some nice large leeches. Surprisingly I couldn't catch a fish with those leeches. Must have been a change in the bite.
  5. 4 points
    Before we over-react, I put a swim buoy out in front of my place for years. I had grandchildren swimming off the dock and Miami Vice boats would come screaming by literally 10 yards off the end of the dock. If everyone would follow the rules about wakes near shore I would never have had to bother with it. Circumstances vary but not everyone puts out a buoy because they feel entitled!
  6. 3 points
    Got the yak out today with Rick G and finally got an 11 incher. Great battle! The afternoon bite today was beyond insane.
  7. 3 points
    Got out for a couple hours in Wakemup Bay tonight. Got 3, all too big, 21",22-1/2" and 24", had another get off about half way in. Was fun! All on bigger leeches, 23' to 27' fow.
  8. 3 points
    No... whats really cool is the fact we were on true trophy size fish... and never kept one... not even the big one you got. I know plenty of folks who would have mounted that one, and you tossed it back without a moments hesitation or regret after. Good job, dude!
  9. 3 points
    My son has been there through last week to present,. The wind has been pretty bad the last few days that has minimized his fishing areas. on June 9 & 10 him and two others in the boat landed 134 fish, mostly bass but did have several Walleye, Northern and one Musky. All were in 10 feet of water or less and he fished with ned rigs worms, tubes, flukes and spinner baits. Water temperatures ranged from 61 in the AM to 67 late in the day. Conditions were sunny and windy. I will be headed their tomorrow from Oklahoma and will be fishing June 14, 15 & 16 with my son. The full moon phase will be June 17 so I hope to have good fishing in the shallows along with Bass a wave of Bass spawning. We have been flooded out of our lakes and most all ramps and access areas still remain closed due to high water levels. I will write another fishing report by mid next week once I get back from my fishing trip. Mark Gottula Oklahoma Fisherman
  10. 3 points
    The flats are on!!! Crank baits to crawler harnesses with just one small split shot all have caught fish for me. I’ve been trolling the tiny planer boards on days that are calm enough and fun watching them sink like a bobber with a fish on them. I got them as a gift and they work good as long as you don’t troll in too much chop or too much weight Lots of 16 to 18 inchers. Releasing many but taking one or two home for supper.
  11. 3 points
    Just got back from a few days on Rainy. Fishing was quite good for us. We found a mixed bag in the shallow bays. Trolling shallow plugs we caught a lot of walleyes and northern (some large ones), sauger, perch and smallmouth. Bugs began showing up on the sonar screen Saturday. Water temp was upper 60's and just touched 70 late Saturday. Pike and sauger seemed to be getting ready to leave the bays and the walleye seemed to moving into them. Checked Kettle Falls off of my dad's bucket list! All and all it was another great trip to God's Country!
  12. 2 points
    I haven't been on the website in a long time so long delayed reaction. Sorry I do have an English Pointer and I live in Longville. My old dog passed away a few weeks ago at almost 15 years old!!! I still have my young dog with special bloodlines. His father came from the last vial of Guard Rail semen. So to have a grandson of a Hall of Fame dog that died in the early 80's is very rare.
  13. 2 points
    This weather is making it tough to get out and pinning down a consistent bite. Wind had blown out if every imaginable direction in the past 5 days along with frequent storms keeping us off the lake. With that said this us what I know. Walleyes are still going at night on cranks in 5-8 fow. During the day can be found on 16-25 fow and are biting on crawlers, leeches and shiner minnows. Perch are still on flats in 4-8 fow and you'll need to sort to get the nice ones. Sunfish and crappies are still in the reeds in Allen's Bay and Kitchi. Water temps have been up and down a lot this week. Currently we have 67-70 degrees in the spots I fished yesterday.
  14. 2 points
    My first sturgeon and a couple of cats. Great day to be on the river. Still high but manageable however the landing was muddy
  15. 2 points
    A few of the huge pre-spawn females I found recently. Of course, they are still swimming...
  16. 2 points
    All went back... big ones, really big ones and huge ones... all were released funny thing was we really didnt catch many small ones. I think i got maybe a dozen fish under 8 inches in 9hrs of fishing 20190613_173027.mp4
  17. 2 points
    Myself and a friend were in the Lions tournament last weekend. We had one 2 lb walleye and 3 northern under 22, and No bass. I am not much of a bass fisherman, but usually I can get a few. It is a really nice tournament and I will be back next year. People that we meet were nice. I am heading back up to the chain this weekend, but I am going to fish Mille Lacs Friday for the day. My wife has never been on the lake so we are going to give that a try. I will be out on the chain most of the day Saturday and Sunday hoping I can develop some kind of pattern of some sort. I will be out in a Red G3 boat with a 150 Yamaha, say Hi if you see me. Everyone have fun on the water this weekend! Hopefully the rain is truly scattered!
  18. 2 points
    took glasses off and stored in box that had the hand cuffs.
  19. 2 points
    The walleyes are moving towards shoreline spots keying on leeches and shiners. Once located, jigging can be very effective. Get up to Leech fishing. The bite is picking up. Photo courtesy of LeechLakeGuideService.com Call: 507-456-6140 for more info.
  20. 2 points
    Went for a couple hours today in North Arm. Was supposed to be low winds and no rain. Wind was over 20 MPH and storm headed my way so I bailed. Main lake temps only 56F. I had no bites but only fished a short time. At least the dragonflies hatched out and are eating up the bugs. Fishing has been poor for me my last several trips.
  21. 2 points
    Nice eyeguy!!! Sure hope you pinned it on Navionics while your pals weren't lookin...
  22. 2 points
    On the south end... Summer limits of walleyes and saugers with mixed in big fish. Plenty of fish to eat and take home. Most walleyes coming from 24-32'. Various techniques working as water warms including anchored up and jigging, drifting with spinners and pulling crankbaits. Resorts finding fish all over lake. From Pine Island to Knight and Bridges Islands, north of Garden Island, Zippel Bay, and Long Point. Some walleyes found shallow when wind is right or bait prevalent. Gold, pink, glow and orange good starting points. On the Rainy River... River offering mixed bag, nice options. Walleyes and saugers being caught in go to areas such as holes, current breaks and sand riffs. Trolling shad raps a good technique to find fish. Smallmouth bass relating to rocks, bridges. Pike in and adjacent to bays and current breaks with spinner baits a good choice, especially around weeds. Sturgeon season opens July 1st for the catch season again. Up at the NW Angle... Walleye fishing strong on both sides of the border. Anglers in MN finding walleyes in 18-26' with various shallow bites popping up. Spinners with minnow or crawler heating up. In Ontario, walleyes in 22 - 26' with most anglers jigging with minnows. Parakeet, pink and white and orange strong colors. Lot of fish. Saugers, pike, perch and bass also in the mix. Muskies open June 15th in both MN and LOW Ontario.
  23. 2 points
    Fished walleyes Friday and Saturday night from 8-930. Lindy with plain hook and white bead was the most productive. All but one fish were caught on leeches. 12-14 FOW. Lots of 12-13" fish, and one 24". Fished smallies on sunday morning. They were up shallow and hit on senkos rigged wacky. It was a "defend the bed" bite though, not an aggressive feeding bite, so had to be a little patient before setting the hook and even then I missed a lot. Probably caught a dozen in 2 hours, so it was a ton of fun.
  24. 2 points
    I went back with a buddy again to Cokato and same spot, lots of big carp jumping and in the Sucker Creek. I had a school of crappies also chasing my rapala back to my boat too in there. It was really windy and the trolling motor is acting up so it was pretty unproductive for the first part of the day. Finally got anchored on a good rock and caught a little smallie and then proceeded to hook into my biggest one I have had on the line. It was putting up a great fight but it ended up jumping right next to the boat and threw the hook.. Had to be 18" at least. Also was able to get my buddy on his first smallmouth as well. Been using a Jointed Rapala size 7 and it has been candy for them!
  25. 2 points
    That’s more green than I’ve usually seen on dog fish. But yeah, it’s fairly common on the fins. Cool looking fish knoppers!
  26. 2 points
    Fished yesterday and today yesterday 12 slot fish with a 29-28-26 1/2 several around 23&24 a limit for of nice fish. Today 11 slot fish 28-27 1/2-27-26 all fish today we're released all reef's held some fish some we're better than others
  27. 1 point
    I was gonna lie and say lake george
  28. 1 point
    13-15 FOW on soft bottom next to rocky drop-off. Not that I know what I'm doing, however.
  29. 1 point
    You were supposed to keep it a secret!
  30. 1 point
    Grindstone, today didn’t go much better, more of the same.....small walleyes in deep water. Tried pulling cranks in some shallow water, about the only thing we had going from the start and those fish weren’t there or wouldn’t bite, even the hammer handle northerns we had to weed through all year to get the walleyes weren’t biting. every spot we stop at that looks good almost always has a good amount of fish on it but most of the time they won’t bite and if they do they are small. I’m sure some people are getting fish out there somewhere but I can’t seem to figure it out and everyone I talk to at the landing seems to be going through what I am. I did talk to one guy at the landing today that said he heard the fish were going pretty good on the river near town so we are going to go check that out tomorrow. If that doesn’t work we will just start pulling the boat to lake of the woods until things heat up on rainy. On a positive note, off the dock is always good for a few nice smallies in the evening, those things crush a crank bait! Half the time right when it hits the water but they aren’t really my cup of tea. I’d be really curious to hear how other people are doing out there. Hopefully CaptJohn will chime in, think I saw your rig in the lot again today?
  31. 1 point
    Sonny Boy did it!—got his first 20 inch bass at age 12. (bettered his pappy’s PB…!!!) Caught with a rapala DT10 (perch color) casting from shallow (~5-6 feet just above the developing cabbage) into deep water and pulling it back to the weedline. (notice the black spot above the eye—In the picture it looks like a sharpie mark (or a ball-player’s “eye-black”). I’ve never seen a bass like that but apparently they get “age spots” just like us and this is fairly common (and not a direct sign of disease/harm/etc…) If ya'll are fishing pine lake and come across this feller, say "hi" to him from us.)
  32. 1 point
    CaptJohn, we were out there the same day, I think Tuesday it was? Saw your rig parked at the ramp. We were watching that storm coming from the north and pulled the pin at the last minute and got the boat out and back to the cabin just in time. Fishing was tough for us too, and has been all year so far. Lately any time we find a concentration of fish they are deep and small fish. Oh well one of these days the water has to warm up and get them going. Going to go give it another shot right now. Perfect day.
  33. 1 point
    Sounds good Mike! The lions touney is fun just to get out on the water for the whole day with a purpose to expand your fishing skills. I don't fish bass much other than prepping for this tournament. I also agree that the participants in this tournament have been nothing but good people as I have struck up conversations with many of them and all are really enjoyable to talk with and are there for the same thing...having FUN!!! Good Luck to you on the big pond and if I see a red G3 this weekend I will yell out "MIKEY!!!!" and see if they react and if so I will say HI! Happy Father's day to all the dad's out there!
  34. 1 point
    Sweet. Could you imagine getting into a school of big ones like that while ice fishing with ultralight gear? Maybe you've actually done it - but I just have to dream.
  35. 1 point
    we think this one is a male from the color on top pic and size of the ear flap. But not 100% sure. middle pic colors look more like female but cameras can be tricky on colors. great plan to release the bigger fish. pass on those genetics. Caught tonnage this week and didn't put the knife to any.
  36. 1 point
    Hungry Jack has a dock to fish off of, a swimming beach, and showers/running water. So that might be a bonus for the kids. Greenwood is a good numbers lake. 200 bass a day is not uncommon. Kids won’t care, but they’re all little ones. Catching lakers while bass fishing is pretty common there also. With how goofy the weather has been so far, bass could still be in spring locations come 4th of July. Which, if that’s the case, fishing will be as easy as can be. Just target the shorelines.
  37. 1 point
    Sorry I missed this previously...I was in the Lions Tourney this past weekend and the fishing Friday was more productive in a short window than it was on tourney day!! We have learned that if we don't have a 3lb average on Bass with a norther over or a walleye or 2 in the bucket it is pointless to weight in. I was fishing with a bad back so I didn't stick around other than to sign in Friday and then Saturday I never went back to Moonlight after the 1st group sendoff. How did you do? The eye fishing is pretty non-existent this year so far on the chain. the local fishing league has not been weighing eyes either. Going back up this weekend and going to go troll gull one evening and then hit WFC for a morning and evening try. Good Luck!
  38. 1 point
    lol. plenty cabins on this one. but there are tree and reeds on the shoreline so you got that right...
  39. 1 point
    Oh I know. Everyone knows where the small lake with trees and reeds on the shore line with no cabins is! It's that 99,999 one in Minnesota!
  40. 1 point
  41. 1 point
    see you there in the morning. bring spot tailed shiners!
  42. 1 point
    spent the weekend on leech. very windy only could fish until 8 Saturday morning and didn't get on the lake on sunday. Fishing was good every thing we caught was on crawlers.
  43. 1 point
    Nicely done Tacklejunkie, I fished the harbor for a few hours this weekend after fishing in the bay,. All I was able to produce was 2 decent-ish sized Perch and lost one (Walleye) at the boat (Which if was a keeper, would've barely been 15").
  44. 1 point
    It looks like you were inquiring about trout action last winter, on this lake as well. I've fished it plenty in boat n on ice and have not landed any 'bows. I think I had one on once but didn't get a good look at it. I was out there about a week ago and boated 1 eater eye. I've never seen any great action there.
  45. 1 point
    I'm catching some nice crappies and walleye on pelican
  46. 1 point
    Answered my own question with a long boat ride on Saturday - the cell tower is in Frazer Bay.
  47. 1 point
    the lake is very clear currently, and it was nothing that you could rub off, it was the skin color. the fish was released, it hit a spinnerbait.
  48. 1 point
    Shamrock has a public boat launch right next door.
  49. 1 point
    Well guys, went out on Cokato today with my brother and there was smallies all over the place! He caught the first one and I followed up with 2 more.. overall a good day of fishing! Finally can cross them off my list of fish I have yet to catch.
  50. 1 point
    G I Mike, we came back up to the the cabin yesterday afternoon and did some shallow water trolling in the evening. That bite is really starting to take off. Kinda what I figured, just needed a couple warm sunny days to get them going. Today we went all the way to the east end and fished current areas on the way there and back. That was ok, nice keepers but not huge numbers. The biggest surprise was when we were leaving an island after having dinner we were idling away from the dock and around the corner a little as I was moving around in the boat putting stuff away and happened to look up at the depth finder at the right time as the boat went over a huge pile of fish. We stopped for a little bit and and tried it out and they ended up being dandy walleyes with some nice 14 inch saugers mixed in. We didn’t stay to long. Didn’t want to beat em up to bad and they were in pretty deep water. Save them for another day. That spot was 26 feet of water on the edge of a rock to mud transition. It looked like the fish were eating bugs of some kind. Good luck! Wwe have to go home tomorrow but will be back up Friday morning to get after them. Oh ya we strictly fish the US side until the rock pile bite gets going.
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