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  1. 9 points
    Well my niece drew a rifle tag and i had to pick up a surplus bow tag for Montana this year. I wan't terribly hopeful as they start to get run around and I would have to spot and stalk hunt. That can be pretty challenging with a bow on open ground. But after a number of stalks i managed to get to 50 yrds and seal the deal. Not a monster, but one heck of a first antelope with stick and string.
  2. 7 points
    My soft water season ended Saturday. Landed the boat and need to give it some TLC. I fished everyday in October and boated 304 walleye. Primarily fished my 5 favorite fall spots. Strictly used a jig/minnow. Lots of nice stuff with a fair amount of smaller fish. To be clear I am a catch and release guy. I probably kept 8 fish. This is a picture of a nice one from my last day out..
  3. 5 points
    Well we just finished our annual fall trip on Cass Lake over MEA. Water temps hung around 48-50 degrees. Walleye fishing was tough as we often could visually see them swimming up shallow at night but they didn't bite real well. What we lacked in quantity and we made up for with quality though. Several eyes between 20-28 inches. We did manage to get quite a few nice eaters as well. Here's some pics of the nicer ones. We did really well on perch and kept a bunch of 10-13" for eating. Found these in 8-14 fow and caught in fathead, jigging raps and plastics. Also got into some really nice crappies in basin/hole areas. These fish are deep so it's a catch and keep situation. At night the eyes are easily shore accessible. We saw one 15 ft out of the harbor we were using that was easily 30" long and in less than 2 feet of water.
  4. 4 points
    We fished Thursday-Sunday as well. Didn't do fantastic but ate fish all 3 mornings and all 4 of us went home with a limit. Kept 8 on Thursday and Saturday and 7 on Friday. I didn't fish Sunday morning but they picked up a few more then too. Size was very good. Most of our keepers were 15-19 inch fish. Got a 23 and a super fat 26" for slot fish. The 26 had to be an 8 pound fish-never seen one that fat on vermilion. Also ran into a 37" northern and a couple nice bass and perch. Thursday and Friday was exclusively an afternoon bite for us. All keepers came after 2:30pm. Saturday they bit all day. Lots of skinned minnows from short bites, probably 3:1 missed to caught ratio. We did most of our damage in 26-30 feet off the edges of reefs in big bay and Frazer. Tried to drift or troll around 0.5-0.7mph. Usually like to go slower but wind made it tough at times. A longer leader on the lindy seemed to be the key. About 5 feet long compared to the usual 3. Couple of the guys threw a spinner on and that was the ticket at times as well. Not fast enough to spin but I think the fish were really hugging the bottom and maybe a little flash or stirring the mud up got them to go. Also found light biters but the larger the minnow the harder the hit. Ystore was out of pike suckers Saturday so we got light northern instead and the walleyes were smacking those hard. All in all another successful trip. Somehow the October weather cooperated!
  5. 4 points
    Fished Thursday-Saturday this week and caught only 12 walleyes in 2½ days, half as many as I caught two weeks ago. Fishing was quite slow for me, and the walleyes were biting very light. At least this week there were some decent meal size fish as only 2 were dinks along with 3 slot fish. Caught another 26" walleye pictured, and this one weighed 5#-11oz, 1oz more than the one I caught two weeks ago. Maybe it was the same fish and added another ounce. Weather was nice today and it brought out a lot of boats as shown in the second photo. Fishing wasn't good enough to deal with this crowd so I quit early. Good luck fishing, and enjoy the fall.
  6. 3 points
    So I finished a project recently. A while back a few buddies and I went to Lake of the Ozarks for paddle fish. It was an awesome trip. I kept 2 skulls and here is what I did with them. Attached is a photo with one of the fish as well. I can't tell which I like better. The natural with light wood, or dark with white.
  7. 3 points
    Although I moved away from the area over 10 years ago I can say without reservation that the rum river has fantastic walleye fishing. There's some pigs in there besides numbers. I've also had really good bluegill fishing there too!
  8. 3 points
    Took the niece out to Montana for her first antelope hunt. The drive through the blizzard was sketchy, but we made it. She had a blast and it was a fun hunt.
  9. 3 points
    Been fishing far west end since 1969. Crappie numbers have been up and down. They are extremely vulnerable to overharvest a few times a year especially right at that June 1 spawn time. We do target them but do 95% catch and release. Had a group of 15 guys at resort we stay at in 2018 all keep their limits of those big prespawn fish. Fishing for them this year was way off.
  10. 2 points
    I grew up in the Bethel area so I fished the river a lot. Best walleye fishing north of princeton and best smallmouth fishing I've had was south of St Francis. One can catch them from Mille lacs to the Mississippi river
  11. 2 points
    Cold, windy and few fish today. Tried different depths and moved around with minimal luck.
  12. 2 points
    Its even better for smallmouth bass. Our rivers are loaded with them and there's very little pressure.
  13. 2 points
    Welcome to the area! Blue Lake and Green Lake are panfish lakes close by with the occasional walleye to be had in either but with more consistently from Green. Briggs Lake chain is another good option for both crappies and walleyes and with it being part of the river system some size can be had for both. Go a little south from there and you can hit up the Annandale area lakes which have walleyes and crappies. Good Luck and let us know how ya do!
  14. 2 points
    Definitely Rapidan Dam. I went there last fall and caught 30+ Walleye.
  15. 2 points
    Hey Ozzie you haven’t missed much. The weather and the wind have been awful . When we could get out it was slow. Nothing of any size and few and far between. Taking the boat out tomorrow so maybe a couple hour shot before that. Been a crazy year weather wise and very puzzling far as fishing patterns. Time to think deer I guess. For all you die hards good luck. Stay warm and be safe the water is cold! Go Vikes
  16. 2 points
  17. 2 points
    Finn and I went hunting to clear out our minds today! Hit the woodduck call and instant screams I shoulder the gun and a double! Finn got the drake and went get the hen and she dove on him! Maybe she will be out in the pond Saturday!
  18. 2 points
    Sure thing. If it is really a problem, some special regs could be put in place. Maybe reduce the limit to 5, or put in a slot or maximum length. I'm all for that if there is a real issue.
  19. 2 points
    That’s a big one! Maybe 16”-17”? The group of 15 all keeping their limit- I suppose they were all fishing in the same place ? So they basically wiped out that whole school! Doesn't seem right but that’s the rules. Only way to prevent that is to change the rules for spawning time.
  20. 2 points
    I've caught plenty of bigger panfish, but none that were feistier than these!
  21. 1 point
    Its honestly probably not a great time of year to target bass in the Rum right now. The current is super fast and the water is dark and cold and murky. I usually do it in July and August when the levels are lower and its warmer out. Basically, when fishing in the lakes starts to slow down in the heat of summer, that's when river fishing is good. That's when they are the most aggressive - we catch most of our fish on topwaters. Very few walleye, occasional pike. My biggest this season was 20 inches. The further north you go, the more shallower-type rocky habitat you will encounter. I use a jon boat so we don't drift as fast as a canoe or kayak, but the stability offers us a platform we can stand in. It won't be an issue now, but the deer flies out there in the summer can be completely unbearable. Those things are merciless at times, nothing repels them, and they'll take a bite right out of your face.
  22. 1 point
    Weather was beautiful yesterday. Wasn't going to fish but couldn't stand it sittin in house. Went after church and fished five hours. 15 bass and two pike. nothing huge. Nothing trolling 10" Grandma - all on Lunker City Swimmin Ribsters and similar but larger unknown soft plastic.
  23. 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.)
  24. 1 point
    Trout/Wabana were really nice lakes, the one and only time I got to fish them 2 years ago. Would love to make it back up there some day. Too many places, too little time!
  25. 1 point
    Cambridge to St Francis is definitely a long float, Isanti to St Francis not fishing just canoeing takes me about 5-6 hours. If your going solo check out the central park in Andover. You can float solo for about 3 hours and you end up within a 5 minute walk of your vehicle since it twists and turns so much in that stretch. I have not caught many walleye that far south but definitely will get a bass or two
  26. 1 point
    We got one gadwall yesterday. Today duck motivation is low. Clear sky and zero wind right now. Going back to bed for a couple hours and then off looking for roosters or grouse. Whatever works.
  27. 1 point
    Had one of those days where I swear those ducks had bullet proof vests on!! Finn laid down after a bit and well my dad sucks!!
  28. 1 point
    Floating those sections of the Rum will take you much longer than you’ll originally think it will. Be aware of that when you plan your trip. I’m assuming the water is high right now as most rivers in MN are, so it could go a little quicker. For example, Isanti to St. Francis will be like 10 hours without slowing down much to fish. Figure about 1 river mile per hour to be a steady pace for a fishing trip.
  29. 1 point
    i was told that the owner of the bait shop in deer river, george passed away earlier this week. story is they figure the kids will just close the doors. i'll miss the guy. he may have been a bit more expensive, but his extended hours and honor system made it worth the stop there. one just doesnt see that no more. i'd call him if he wasnt going to be there he'd have what i wanted in his outside fridge and off i went. and he always was willing to talk..........alot!!!!!!!!!!
  30. 1 point
    Fished Wabana for a week in September. Walleye were slow, pike was pretty fair, blue gill were nice with some decent size.
  31. 1 point
    I would float farther north, more bends and rock. The stretch from Isanti to st Francis is pretty sandy so as much bass in that stretch, I've done better south or north of the stretch I mentioned.
  32. 1 point
    Here is a couple of grouse pics for you guys.
  33. 1 point
  34. 1 point
    Or, put a season on them like gamefish to protect the spawners. But it would be anarchy!! The DNR knows our overall panfish size structure needs some help and is trying everything BUT a closed season. Slot limits, reduced limits, special pike regs, etc. why not just protect them when they’re the most vulnerable?
  35. 1 point
    Nice work you've done there.
  36. 1 point
    Yeah, I’ve unofficially retired my gear for season. Ice season is on the mind. I’m shopping around for a new ice suit right now. Also bought a new vexilar this summer that’s itching to get out of the box for the first time.
  37. 1 point
    Well, if they only kept one limit each, that isn't too bad.
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    That's insane. I'm amazed you were able to take a photo of it.
  40. 1 point
    Does bringing the wheel house home from Ely count? I’ll admit I’ve been looking at some used gear for sale. Would like and 8 inch Nils bit for my drill. I’m craving a return trip to Ely to try a couple lakes I don’t normally fish.
  41. 1 point
    Nice job CigarGuy! We got out Saturday evening. I was looking for your cigar boat, but didn't see you.We did find some crappies. We will be going up next weekend to close up the cabin.
  42. 1 point
    Dang had us all going. It still doesn't look as good as a young female Partage to me!
  43. 1 point
    Lake Crystal would be great for fishing.
  44. 1 point
    Oct. 31, 2018 saw young bull moose on State High 65. About 2- 3 miles south of Count Road 27.
  45. 1 point
    Mark is not the one to have the problem with
  46. 1 point
    Well Raven77, I really don't know how to be gentle about this so I'll just come out with it, you don't know jack chit about my conversation with the DNR officer that I spoke with. I'm a little bit allergic to being called a liar. I called the DNR and that is what I was told. Why don't some of you other readers try calling the DNR and see what you're told.
  47. 1 point
    Very nice pic @Dan Collins
  48. 1 point
    Got your attention eh!!! Well the best turd cleaner is back eating dog turds in my tree. Eat’em up little buddy!!
  49. 1 point
    Rapidan dam park is very scenic with plenty of shore line for fishing also has a camp ground. Tough to believe you are in farm country while in lime stone, tree lined valley. Stepping into the Dam Store is a step back in time along with great pies! well worth a drive.
  50. 1 point
    Since I seem to be good at catching Little fish! Lot of these this past weekend.
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