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  1. 7 points
    Well I night fish eyes about 1/2 of my walleye outings. I mostly pull cranks and in 3-12 fow. I'll try answer your questions 1) Gas motor will work fine as long as it will troll down to speed. I rarely troll cranks slower than 1.7 mph. Usually 2 mph give or take will get you bit. But vary speeds and through some "S" turns in to see if they want if faster or slower. Trolling motor is nice when casting to specific spots fish are holding. 2) For me its 90% cranks. Live bait early in the evening on the edge with a jig or lighted float can be deadly. Can be good shallow if the fish are holding in a specific shallow spot, (weeds/rock). 3) Depends. I usually start out with 75 feet back to start and adjust. Some nights the guy running shortest gets the fish first. Other nights you need 200 feet of line out to get bit. 4) Man thats a tough one. I have two crank boxes in my boat, one each for short and long baits. Each box holds 120 baits and I have another 20 or do in other boxes. I probably own 400 cranks and should down size. My favorite skinny water baits(4 fow or less) are (ssr5)shallow shad rap 5, shallow floating rattlin rogues, yozuri crystal minnows. Then shallow(4-7 fow) would be 11 floating raps, ssr7, husky jerk 10, shallow flicker shad 7, xrap 10, jointed 11 rapala. The for more than 7 fow husky jerk 12, suspending rogues, thundrrsticks, 5 or 7 shad rap, flicker shad 5 or 7. Colors, hard to go wrong with perch, fire tiger, gold/black on darker nights. On moon lit nights, clown, chrome, silver are good options. Starting out its good to hd ave some natural/dark and flashy/bright options for each depth range.
  2. 5 points
    Isaac was able to catch his PB yesterday. 20 3/4" 5lb 2oz.
  3. 5 points
    Neighbor and I went out in Wakemup for a couple hours tonight, got 6. Four were under 12", 26-1/2 and 20-1/4. All on leeches. Nothing on crawlers, 17'-26' of water. Picture is the neighbors big fish of the night.
  4. 5 points
    This was opener, caught 13 bass but these were the good ones!!!
  5. 5 points
    I went with my Father on Saturday for about 3.5 hours with that low pressure system coming in. He had been asking me to go for days and I finally caved. We drove separate and he stayed in the back of the boat (he's 67 with stents from a previous cardiac issue). We caught 17 bass total and he caught 20 and 19 inchers, 10 minutes apart.
  6. 4 points
    Back to the Fishing Reports- Water temps on the West end last night were 60 degrees. I picked up 1 19" Walleye on a leech and slip bobber right at dark. Had another bite off of a pike or muskie on a shiner- never felt any resistance on the hook set. I just arrived last night and only had an hour or so on the water. There are signs of life in the shallows now. Schools of perch and other minnows are swimming in near the docks. It should be a good weekend of fishing. Good luck Steve
  7. 4 points
    Check your kill switch
  8. 3 points
    As a matter of fact I'm at Sand Lake right now. Actually caught some walleyes. Most were too big. 18"-20". Got the first dogfish of my life also.
  9. 3 points
    FYI PRO-V, they usually keep a close eye on him up there so hanging out with him could be trouble.
  10. 3 points
    It was a refreshing 60 degrees when I jumped into the lake around 7pm!
  11. 3 points
    Opened yesterday it’s a beautiful store
  12. 3 points
    careful of what you ask for!!! sorry Glenn I had too!! I was told to say it!!
  13. 3 points
    5.18.2020 On the south end... Resorts are open and anglers enjoying fishing and fish frys. A strong walleye bite continues with best success in 20 - 30 feet of water. Anchored up and vertical jigging a jig and minnow or frozen emerald shiner has been very successful. Gold / pink or gold / orange colors hard to beat. South end water temps warmer than north end of lake. Fish on the south end mainly post spawn, up north, still spawning. A nice mix of eaters, slots and trophies. Some big pike continue to be caught as well. On the Rainy River... Some good walleyes were caught in the river this week. Best depth 12-24'. Jigs and minnows working the best. Some fish still being caught in the Four Mile Bay and the Bostic Bay areas. Fish are post spawn. Some shiners are in the river holding fish. The sturgeon season is closed until July 1st when the season re-opens. Up at the NW Angle... Until the US / Canada border opens, guests can travel across the lake and stay in MN waters. Some resorts are offering transport service across the lake in MN waters to the Angle prior to the border opening. Various south shore resorts are offering parking for guests of NW Angle resorts. Fishing is great. Anglers fishing the Angle are catching good numbers of walleyes. Jigging rocky points and reefs close to islands in 8 - 25 feet of water effective. Some good fish also coming on crankbaits in 8-12' of water.
  14. 2 points
  15. 2 points
    Fished Leech Lake the second Saturday of the 2020 season. This was our first fish of the day, 25 1/2". We struggled as this is new water to Isaac and I on open water. We did manage an additional 24, (22), 18, and 14" walleyes, as well as a number if pike and perch.
  16. 2 points
    Well, that didn't work! Short little video of a very young fawn walking down the road in front of me. The new light bar sure lights up the night! VID_20200523_213809910.mp4 VID_20200523_213809910.mp4 VID_20200523_213809910.mp4
  17. 2 points
    Tried the rum for the first time in about 25 years. Went out at Walbo. Got rained on mostly. Just 1 fish.
  18. 2 points
    Man I seem to be the only one not having any luck- I’ll be honest this lake has done nothing but frustrate me for the last 5 years. (My fault, clearly not the lakes!) Growing up in Southwest Minnesota the prairie and basin style lakes as well as resivours all made sense to me but Vermilion being the shield lie with all of the structure has done nothing but tease me since meeting my now in-laws, and fishing out of their cabin on the south side of Big Bay, near Everett Bay. Be it winter or now summer the fish just elude me. I’ve gone west, east towards tower, tried to stay in the big Bay Area anywhere from the Potato area to around strawberry, around Pine, Ely Island, etc. Even the last few days have been more of the same. Regardless of jiggin, rigging or trolling- and minnows or leeches- shallow (6-8) or deep (20-30), first break or 2nd break, I can’t seem to not only buy a bite, but I can’t locate good numbers so far. Fingers crossed for an improvement or plans to stay until next Wednesday may get changed out of necessity and care for my mental well being
  19. 2 points
    It’s exciting to hear of some reports of Walleyes on west end of lake - wakemup etc… Its always been frustrating that east end walleye fish is so much better for numbers/eater size fish… It would be amazing to get a walleye fish fry meal without the long drive to east end of the lake. Love the reports - keep them coming
  20. 2 points
    Fished from Wednesday night to Friday morning. Caught 11 walleyes in about 11 hours of fishing. When I found them they bit quite firmly, but were hard to find. Fortunately most were 14-16" so I got a couple of fresh walleye meals after 3 months without. Got the last dozen rainbows at Fuel and Food and didn't find a rainbow in the bunch (only chubs and mud minnows), so I ended up using pike suckers on a multi-colored jig. 16 FOW. Vermilion was very quiet until Friday morning, and by Friday evening it was getting very busy. Saw this little fishing boat ready to go into the water Friday morning.
  21. 2 points
    Maybe you should keep your dock raised and keep fishing off of the neighbor's dock! I saw my first mayfly today while over at Wolf Point. Also got my first mosquito bites of the season, saw my first humming bird at the feeder, heard a Hermit Thrush singing followed immediately by a Barred Owl hooting in a tree right above me...what a day.
  22. 2 points
    Thanks. got up here about 7pm and saw that...bummer. I bought an electric winch, so I can do my dock. I take back what I was told about them not trying to sell the barge business. On a good note, I fished off the neighbors dock tonight and got a 23-1/4 walleye and a nice crappie. I suppose I better say, we released them both.
  23. 2 points
    Fishing a few times (tues-thurs) in a few little lakes just North of St. Cloud. Water temp: ~63-66 in the shallows, 60 in the main body. Cabbage weed starting to grow ~1-2 feet in the warmer bays. Water is ~10 degrees warmer than this time last year and vegetation ~1-2 weeks ahead. We were Fishing with pink tube jigs or pink/white flu flus and/or bits of nightcrawler under a bobber. Found crappies and sunnies in 1-6 feet of water.--sunnies were sitting or suspending shallow and crappies were consistently a foot deeper (sight fishing: the sunnies were suspending, the crappies hugging the bottom). Bite was hit or miss. Morning bite was surprisingly poor--mid afternoon bite (2 PM) was better than morning... 7-830 PM was the HOT time--845 bite just shut off like a switch! Lots of little bass in the shallows and had one big bass on... (unfortunately, lightweight crappie line doesn't hold up well with a bass in the bulrushes... C'est la vie.) I suspect over Memorial day you can pretty much pick any species to target and potentially have a great bite! Got lots of plans to wet some lines this weekend (but the forecast sounds like it might be more than my line that gets wet.) (Kids were with Gma, so I'm sorry I don't have pics--this was just me and the wife having some quality fishing time... This weekend, though, kids will be back so I hope to update you with some good pics)
  24. 2 points
    CigarGuy, Manick has dropped most docks in the area. Boat lifts were in in Ritchie Bay last night. So far they have not got the lifts in our bay. I am expecting to see or hear the barge go by sometime today. Steve
  25. 2 points
    Don’t forget to try some jerkbaits this early and work em slow and if the bite is slow. Soft and hard bait jerkbaits
  26. 2 points
    Good luck with ASV. Hope you get a decent contract. They have been in the habit of picking and choosing who they lay off for years. I was a union guy most of my life.
  27. 2 points
    There are walleye in this lake?? Totally agree about fishing all species. Folks are still heavily chasing the crappies. I know that the walleye are out and smallies are moving towards shore to spawn. I haven't hit a pike since opener, but haven't targeted them specifically yet. They are all out there just waiting for us.
  28. 2 points
    Sorry to hear you've had bad luck MB. 1. Maybe just troll around with #5 shad raps until you contact fish. Pick a nice bay or shoreline where the wind is blowing and go at it. Follow that wind! 2. Low light (dawn and dusk), you should be able to find a lot of fish shallow. Again, work shallow bays until you find fish. Or fish slip bobbers/leeches on fishy looking points or shallow rock humps. If anything, find a couple buoys connected together indicating a shallow reef and toss the bobbers out. If no bites in 20-30, try the next reef. 3. Have you tried the backside of Pine Island? It fishes pretty small, it's gorgeous back there, and you should be able to go down any shoreline and catch fish either casting or trolling. The bays are easy to spot as well and there is some good weed growth in them. 4. Tie on a twistertail or white spinnerbait and just cast anything shallow that looks good. Chances are you'll run into bass and pike (and walleyes) and boost your confidence a bit. Something that always stumps me is why anglers won't switch to other species when the walleyes are tough. Vermilion has great bass, pike, and panfish, and often by switching gears you also learn a little about walleyes along the way. Good luck to you MB!
  29. 2 points
    Good news Smurf. I talked to the local DNR and explained your lake problem. They have graciously decided to stock it with bullheads and dogfish!! If they don't take they'll try Asian Carp. And since it was a bad winter for animals to they are going to do a porcupine transplant to your immediate cabin area!!
  30. 2 points
    I have a few husky jerks but honestly haven’t put them to serious use. I’m into the Shadow Raps pretty good though. They’ve been working really well on the fish that are deeper and won’t rise too far. Rapala has had my number for quite a few years now; great baits when you use the right one at the right time. X Raps, Rip Stops, Shadow Raps and the original floating Rapalas are ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS in da boat.
  31. 2 points
    Oh there's a few more than just us that wonder what your talking about a lot & you live with the 1 that probably does it the most.
  32. 2 points
    Males are still in the 8-10' range. Water temps are right at 59-60*. I spent more time look for fish then actually catching them this last weekend. It was a little tough. Weeds are starting to look better as well. Also found a huge school of crappie in the shallows, 1-2'. But, they were about as interested in biting as I am in interested in a vegan diet. I'm hoping this weather straightens out this week, so the fishing is a little more rewarding this weekend.
  33. 2 points
    Dandies! Lotta fun this time of year. Also have to give you a shout out @Djsnej123456 on your yakkin rig. Very nice.
  34. 2 points
    and with his fat finger to boot!!!!
  35. 2 points
    Careful there smurfy, you could give somebody the wrong idea. It's not always what you say but a lot of times it's how you say it.
  36. 2 points
    So if I got this right you have a small slimer to keep the secretaries happy.
  37. 2 points
    Pretty slow walleye weekend for us around Moccasin Point area compared to what we usually do. Managed to put together a fish fry and bring a couple home but had to settle for 14" - 15" to get them. Did get a couple in low 20" range and I managed to pull in this 31" beauty. Biggest walleye of my life.
  38. 1 point
    listen here bubba!!!!!!!!!1
  39. 1 point
    Hello everyone. I have not seen or heard from anyone on the form so I thought I would post some pictures of opening weekend on rainy lake, May 16 and 17. Water is about 18” low from July levels and water temperature is 56 degrees as of Sunday. The walleyes and bass were caught on jig and minnows in 8’- 12’ of water.
  40. 1 point
    Hmmm! Some dogfish in Peterson, I don't think the DNR will mind.
  41. 1 point
    Cigar Guy - as of 5pm today your dock and many others are still out of the water.
  42. 1 point
    I'm usually targeting walleyes with them trolling or casting. But have caught plenty of bass on them.
  43. 1 point
    I should add I'm fishing for bass exclusively thanks for the info all
  44. 1 point
    Thanks for the replies guys. I personally don’t love Walleye fishing but was under the impression that is what “is biting”. Going to see if we can find some bass and northern using lures. Haven’t had much luck on the East part of the lake so maybe going to try our luck on the west end. Hopefully reporting back this evening with better luck. Confidence has taken a hit, but I know you have to keep your head in the game and that’s what I’ll do!
  45. 1 point
    Have been fishing pretty hard since last Thursday. Primarily fishing with Rainbow minnows. Have tried Lindy Rigs, jigs, jerk raps, shads, bobber fishing, you name it. Have fished East and west lake too. Have caught one large perch, one large crappie and one small Walleye. Water temp has rose about ten degrees in the last week so hopefully the bite picks up. If anyone has had better luck than our group, please let me know what we are doing wrong. Beautiful lake and beautiful weather at least!
  46. 1 point
    Finally took the boat out for the first time this year! River didn’t seem as high as I expected. But wow has the William O’Brien stretch changed since last year. Sandbars where there have never been sandbars before, backwaters smothered in silt, even a couple new little islands. Wind was brutal. Fishing was decent. Caught 13 total. Equal mix of white bass, pike, and smallies, plus a bonus walleye. Had a lot of white bass follows, but they weren’t very active.
  47. 1 point
    Something to show all the crazies out there that think muskie ruin walleye fisheries.
  48. 1 point
    Flooded? Need more info. But no, probably you can't get a refund. If you wanted some sort of warranty then should have bought from a dealer or negotiated with the seller.
  49. 1 point
    Why wouldn't it start? Did it turn over or not? Battery good and leads clean and tight?
  50. 1 point
    As of 4/27 there were no, zero, nadda crappies in the 'secret' bay just off Pig Lake. Need a few more days of warm Wx to bring them in.
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