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  1. 7 points
    I casted off the dock at Midnight for an hour with no luck. Saturday morning and afternoon on the east side was tough for us! We tried many different locations, depths and changed tactics/baits quite a bit but only mustered up 1 16" eye, a few small ones and a Perch. We went out at 7pm and focused our efforts in shallow and got our 2 man limit in about an hour which felt good after the hours we put in prior to that. Sunday morning we went out for a few hours and just casted shorelines, we picked up 1 walleye, 1 smallie and my PB Pike.
  2. 6 points
    Good start to the Season! Very nice average size on the fish we caught. Good luck.
  3. 5 points
    Good times and pretty good weather at LotW. Plenty of fish. Here's some of my better ones.
  4. 5 points
    we did good yesturday morning. dragging 1/16 oz jig with minnow on the bottom worked best. 15 1/2 to 20. And a few bonus perch. Didnt get there for the openner but heard great reports. Gonna go after some panfish up there maybe Tuesday.
  5. 5 points
    We we're lazy today and didn't get out until 10am. Fished until 3. Caught 41 with a few sauger mixed in. Most caught in 14'. Some caught in 27' and 21'. Jig color didn't matter. Used frozen shiners. Son in law got a 37 1/2" northern. He was pretty jacked up cause it's the biggest he ever caught.
  6. 5 points
    I’ve been fishing since Sunday afternoon. Pink/white or gold jig with frozen shinner. Mornings have been slow but afternoon starting around 2:00 has been good. Catching a nice mix of size. 28” is big fish. Not many sauger. The best depth has been 26’. If I mark fish, I’ll anchor up and be patient. They come through in waves. My partner and I have been catching 30 to 40 per day. I’m surprised that with the cold water how aggressive they have been. I caught a huge sturgeon with my medium lite walleye rod. It took me 1 1/2 hours to get it in! Good Luck!
  7. 5 points
    Went well on big winnie considering I've never been there (don't KNOW the lake). Lots of boats on the west side of the lake little Pike and some descent size walleye. We were drift fishing over the bay. I was using a few heavy sinkers 2 ft above a chartreuse floating jig with shiners.
  8. 4 points
    switched to a lindy with a white Bead and plain hook and that out performed jigs 2 to 1. In the Morning best depth was 24 fow. Evening 6-10 fow. Chubs and rainbows. No big fish but plenty of 12-16”. Just devoured a delicious shore lunch. Life is good.
  9. 4 points
    Went by Cliff's house this morning. His boat was on the lift, I talk with him regular and he is alive and well. I do believe he had a computer issue a while back, he was unable to sign in to this site after that. I can't really speak to the problem other than that. I will be talking to him shortly and ask if he would come back as a lot of people are missing his reports. I did talk with him after his opener which he reserves for relatives, he said they boated 48 walleyes a lot of small ones but did manage to take a limit of eaters. 3 people in his boat.
  10. 3 points
    Kind of sad...….Monday eve and not a report. Where has everyone gone? Well, I fished today from 11 to 5. Good bite for me in 15 - 17 feet. Two big fish, some quality eaters and LOTS of dinks. Bring lotsa bait. Water temp was 48 on the east side. There were some guys fishing shallow but it didn't work for me. The charters were moving around quite a bit. Anyone else?
  11. 3 points
    So how'd people do this weekend? It was cabin opener, and i'm on an Island. So had to mix a lot of cabin work in with fishing. Overall i fished about 5 hours. On Saturday, fished from 9:30am-noon, and caught two nice walleyes, 19" and 18" (in pics). On Sunday, I fished 8am-10am, and got shut out. A couple thoughts...both walleyes i caught were stuffed with minnows. The 19" one had ten minnows in the belly. The 18" one had five. I was using rainbows on lindy rigs, and did better after switching down on minnow size. Saturday South wind made choosing location easier - hanging out on wind swept south sides turned out to be a good plan. Sunday was tough - no wind, high sun.
  12. 2 points
    Believe it or not it's a 1993 1660 ProV with a 2 stroke Pro 60 Yamaha. Still runs like a champ. I'm starting to get to the age that it doesn't pay to get a new one. It's always stored in the garage unless we're on a trip.
  13. 2 points
    Fished Vermilion Wednesday-Friday and had mixed results. Only fish I caught in the mornings (8-11am) was a 13" perch, and the 24" northern and 21" walleye pictured on Friday morning. Did find a decent evening bite from 8-10pm although most eyes were quite small (11-13"). I did catch a few eaters for a meal. Fishing in 15 FOW with a plain red hook. Was moving very slow and the fish were biting very gently.
  14. 2 points
    I agree Rooster! We didn't catch many, but the 17, 19, and 19 1/4 were fun! Also, a number of low 20's and a 25 1/2!
  15. 2 points
    I took the Ol' Man's boat out yesterday to get it on the lift. Water temp on the river has risen to almost 59*.
  16. 2 points
    This is why most people avoid wiring electronics to the same battery as a TM: interference.
  17. 2 points
    We've been all over the Morris Gap area and Pine Island. Fishing sometimes good, sometimes slow. Caught fish from 6' to 21'. So far my biggest are 27 1/4", 27", 25 1/2" and a 25". Lost one close to 30" at the boat. Lots of nice eaters. Not a lot in the slot. Also about 10 northerns, some sauger and 2 tulibee.
  18. 2 points
    I was out on the Whitefish Chain...windy and tried the Pine river mouth and in front of the mouth and didn't catch or see anything caught. Always tough to figure out the eyes on the chain in the month of May. The crappies were a little more active when found. Had a verbal altercation on Friday evening fishing crappies with my 10 year old son and my father in-law...that was awesome! We were catching some fish between a dock and boat lift when I made a bad cast. I hate leaving hooks on peoples lifts so I noticed our boat was close to the dock so reluctantly I got on the dock and walked up to the lift and my line broke. I could not grab my stuff from the lift so I needed to get back into the boat to retrieve the items. A guy holding a beer just pulled up on a golf cart and says "hope you are gonna get on the lift and get that off!" I told him I could not reach from the lift and started back to the boat. He then gets mad and says "so now you are going to leave?" I turned and told him I haven't left. The next thing you know he tells me to get off his private property and his intoxicated women with him started yelling F-bombs and getting all higher than thou saying I don't even live up there and I use the public landing and this is their dock, lift, and bay and I should not fish around their stuff...needless to say I had had enough of their verbal abuse so when I jumped into my boat I pulled up the anchor and floated to the lift and let the jerk and his trashy girl have it! I went off on them letting know I made one mistake, tried to correct it, and then ended up dealing with 2 irrational idiots!!!! They threatened me with calling the cops which I was all for since they were operating the golf cart with alcohol on a public road. I floated in the bay hoping a cop would show up but unfortunately they did not. Oh well what can you do...I know I made the mistake of getting on the dock in the first place but I was trying to do the right thing and they even wanted me to get my stuff off their lift but after that the alcohol got in their way of thinking straight and things went off the rails. Sucked my son and other kids fishing in the bay had to see and hear that but people are crazy as I often tell my son. Hope everyones opener was filled with action other than altercations with people!
  19. 1 point
    Anyone ever fish this lake before? Looks like it could be a good early season lake. Where exactly is the access? Is it a marked road? Pay box or do I have to go to the house and bother the guy? Appears the river might be too high to fish next weekend, so it’d be nice to find a little solitude on a nearby lake over the holiday weekend.
  20. 1 point
  21. 1 point
    Too much......................................sometimes.
  22. 1 point
    53-55°F in Stuntz Bay.
  23. 1 point
    In addition, they would freeze up with any amount of moisture in the threads..
  24. 1 point
    just do it right the first time.....................
  25. 1 point
    Wheel house hole dia. is 12 3/4" gamma lid is 12" (too small). You will also need to cut the top ring of a 5 gal bucket as the gamma ring only snaps into the bucket top ring. Than you need a reducer ring to make the wheel house hole 12". If your over 6' at 220# high probability you will fall through as expansion/contraction of the cheap plastic in extreme temperature variation. (Read the #1 reviews in your link) All said and done you'll probably spend an additional $15 to make it fit. Just spend an extra $7 and buy catch covers.
  26. 1 point
    They could but I wonder if their as wide or strong if stepped on as the reg covers are?
  27. 1 point
    I have been finding some nice crappies on Lake Minnetonka the past couple weekends. They have been hanging around the most prominent weed growth in 4-7 feet of water that I marked on my GPS. Most of them have been in the 10-12 inch range which is pretty good for the metro. We did manage to catch 3 over 12 inches last weekend. I released most of them fully alive.
  28. 1 point
    Was up on Vermilion. We struggled to find any pattern to the walleyes. I suspect they were still spawning with the surface temps at about 44 degrees. On Friday evening we shined a flashlight in the water and could see hundreds of big walleyes in there. Caught a couple in the 25" range but otherwise most were males in the 13" - 14" range with 99% of them found in 25' to 30' of water. I suspect it will be better starting next week.
  29. 1 point
  30. 1 point
    I was up in that area since last Friday. We did well on Bowstring as well as Cutfoot. Did not get much for size as most were in the 14-17" range.
  31. 1 point
    We fished jigs and Minnie’s. We had a very consistent bite under 10’ fow. We had 3 fish in the slot as well. We also caught fish deep but the bigger fish were all shallower.
  32. 1 point
    Thanks Darrell ~ I figured the walleyes were not going to be safe with him out there, but that is great to hear everything is good. I just miss his reports because it makes me realize there are fish in the lake even tho' my luck at times says otherwise .
  33. 1 point
    Well, it was a good weekend up fishing. I got back to the cities on Tuesday afternoon and wish I was still up there, Such a relaxing area that we have visited for about 45 years. Fun to look at pictures of when I was 6 or 7 going up with family as well. The yellow cabin on the west side of the river and north of the bridge used to be a resort that we stayed at back in the day. We stay at Anderson's resort for the last 25 years or so next to the Pike Hole bar and grill, no bells and whistles but great people. The water was quite high this year compared to the last few years. My group did fairly well, I did not fair so well with the fishing end of things. It was a lot tougher getting around on crutches than anticipated, but was still fun to hang out with family. I made it down to the dock three times to try my luck and struck out every time. The old saying of you should have been down here tonight was thrown out a couple times. I tried earlier in the evenings and didn't stick it out long enough each time. Oh well, next year. Some spots on the north end of Kitchi did real well for a group at the resort and the river mouth on Cass coming out of Pike Hole did quite well for others. Not a fast and furious bite, but enough for a big fish fry and for most to take home a limit. Bonus to do that. Hopefully those heading up in the near future will have great success and make great memories again. Best of luck to all. The musky below was caught out in front of the resort in the river on Saturday by a gentleman staying at the resort also on a walleye rig. It took about a half hour for him to land and release it. Fun time for everyone.
  34. 1 point
    I apologize to anyone who was looking for me. I spent all of about two hours fishing on Saturday (did catch a few) but mostly was fixing things around the place and forgot to be down on the dock with beers. If you see me, there's a good chance that I'll have your ice-out beer in the boat! Good luck fishing and safe boating this season.
  35. 1 point
    Never saw fishing like this first hand before. Crazy amounts of big fish in this new Video....Enjoy
  36. 1 point
    Was on Basswood out of Ely; 5 of us limited out . Lots of boats.
  37. 1 point
    and yes we had a adventurous weekend of fishing.
  38. 1 point
    I agree with you on this and I have never snagged a canopy or ever seen that happen not to say it can't or doesn't. This particular lift was bare...no canopy on it, no boat on it and it was raised out of the water so if you were to tangle in the bunks you could retrieve and not leave any hooks on his lift. I get the boat, boat lift, or dock owners side of things but in this particular case the guy was just trying to be macho and realized he wasn't gonna get someone that was going to cower to his assertive behavior. And for ripping up a canopy isn't happening with the 1/16oz hook with a bobber but more likely happening with bass fishing dock flippers using heavier line and lures...I promise my line would break before it could rip a canopy. Just sayin. Back on the subject of fishing...anyone else find the crappies to be on the first break over the weekend opposed to up in the shallower (3' or less) water? My son and I found a school of crappies in our bay that we have a dock slip in but then he fell in the lake and our fishing was done for the day. He learned a good lesson about being aware of what you are doing in your surroundings. This school was very small and not easily fished but they were all located in the deeper sections of the docks which fit into what we saw in the other portions of the lake system on Saturday and Sunday that the fish were 4'-8' of water.
  39. 1 point
    Slow Saturday, but solid & fun Sunday morning. We were not on a walleye lake. Really nice size northerns and bass hit our casting spoons and crank baits. Searched our known crappie spots that have worked well in the past. Nothing from 17' to shallow on Saturday evening. Surprising actually. No fish really marked either on the locator.
  40. 1 point
    https://www.sidneyherald.com/national/news/man-absolutely-disappointed-as-north-dakota-rejects-his-walleye-as/article_e6e4145a-f653-5486-91dd-f59bf985bc04.html Looks like it will not count even though the angler claims it was a legal catch. I don’t know what to think on this. I don’t know the guy and I really have to trust the game & fish departments findings.
  41. 1 point
    I will have to say as a boat lift owner. Having a few $1,000 dollar boat lift canopy snagged and ripped by someones carelessness with their few dollar lure can set folks off and ruin their day up at the lake!
  42. 1 point
    ^^^^^ What they said. ^^^^^^ Keep your cool, try to do the right thing, be as considerate as possible. But know your rights and their rights (sounds like you do!).
  43. 1 point
    @ozzie, good work keeping your composure, drunken idiots like that are hard to deal with. That is one of those situations that can ruin the mood of a fishing trip. Hope your next trip goes better.
  44. 1 point
    people.............. sounds like ya done good...........
  45. 1 point
    http://dakotacountrymagazine.com/news/big-walleye-does-not-qualify-as-state-record/
  46. 1 point
    I hooked a depth finder to my bow mount trolling motor on my 1st boat. Every time I turned the motor I got interference on my screen.
  47. 1 point
    Got into a few tonight! Probably released around 8 that were boarder line Water temp was 51.8. skunked, was that you spinning donuts in your boat
  48. 1 point
    Lake of the Woods all week.
  49. 1 point
    I am not particularly handy and generally subscribe to the measure twice/cut three times method of carpentry. However, if you need a project manager to stand there with a beer in hand and talk about things that I'm only vaguely competent to discuss, then I think that I am your man!
  50. 1 point
    Well I’m sitting at the landing waiting for my food to come. Menu looks great, pricing is decent, place is filling up, it is awesome to have this place normal again. Ice out was yesterday for the whole lake.
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