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  1. 4 points
    Went out the last couple days on Mille lacs, we had no problem finding fish, but the big fish eluded us... We got all sorts of year classes from 11" eyes on up to 24", which is a good sign... That big storm they got must have dirtied the water up, all the fish we found were on the top edge of the flats no matter how bright it was... Rigging leeches and crawlers were the best until we got some waves then the jigging rap was taking all the fish. The fish were stacked up on points of flats and narrow ridges on the flats... We tried pulling lead for a little while, but I've never done it so I had zero confidence in it haha.
  2. 3 points
    Headed north to a little perch and walleye lake this morning. The day didn't start the greatest, go to take off from the landing and the boat porpoised like a mofo... Ah crap forgot the plug haha haven't done that one in a few years... The day got better from there, we found fish stacked up on the wind blown weed line... There were so many fish I assumed they were schools of big perch, but they were mostly smaller walleyes with some real nice keepers mixed in... Crawlers under a bobber were the ticket... They would hardly touch a leech.
  3. 3 points
    Many of you FM long termers remember FisherDog from way back...he used to post all the time before he moved to Florida. He was up for a couple days this past week and we got on a good crappie bite in the area, he is a Crappie Guru and man we worked hard but had fun...boated well over 100 in 2 days on the outside weed edges...many absolute Donkeys. Kept a few smaller ones so he could have a fish fry for his family...couple of pics...he's in the blue shirt.
  4. 3 points
    I was able to get back out on Leech last Friday the 13th. Had to take a day off work to get some fishin’ in! This time was strictly for muskies but bass and pike showed themselves anyway. The morning waves were still rolling from either the night or Thursday and the lake was rougher than expected at 6 am. The forecast said 0-5 and eventually the wind did calm from the northwest, switch, and then proceed from the southwest. The effect for us was basically almost a 180 degree switch while we were out there and we didn’t see any fish of any size after that. I think the switch was complete by roughly 1 pm. The other thing that raised our eyebrows was the surface water temps. We started seeing high 76’s right away on the main lake but climbed pretty quickly to 78-79 mid day and was topping out at 81 by the afternoon/evening. This made us really want to focus on deeper weeds but weren’t having much luck locating them. We just weren’t in the right part of the lake. But that’s how you learn - by doing. Total muskie count for the day = 2; 1 follow (mid 40 class) and one boated (41.5). The day went SUPER fast for 10 hours of fishing. Black bucktails raised the two for us. I had the follow, my partner caught the fish. The temps had us concerned about the fish but my monster 48 inch net enables us to keep the fish completely in the water until it’s time for a quick measure and pic. Still trying to come to grips on what’s too warm for fishing muskies. This one was on the line for no more than 2 minutes, including the net time before the hooks were out. Maybe another minute to get the phone and board out and glove on for grabbing it up. Less than 1 minute to measure and photo, then back in the drink for an easy resuscitation.
  5. 2 points
    A group of us are planning on getting together on Lake Osakis for the day on 8/18/18 for a day of fishing and a midday picnic at the Battle Point Park. We would enjoy connecting with some fellow anglers from the site to connect and have some fun. Osakis is a great lake for big gills, slab crappies, nice walleye, pike, smallmouth and largemouth bass. The best walleye bite has been during low light periods. Sunfish and crappie bite all day. We plan on taking a break around noon at the Battle Point Park for lunch. Right now tentatively looking to connect around 8-9 at the access. Otherwise look for a red and white Warrior and connect with me, "Borch" on the water I'd you'd like. I might even have a fishing report really fresh fishing report for you.
  6. 2 points
    Quite a strong bite for the Streiffs tourney. I think there were 20 or so over 28", with the biggest weighing 10 3/4. Last year I think there were five overs. The boats were spread all over the lake. Many were fishing the mud, a few were quite shallow and some on the rocks. Most guys spoke of slot fish like crazy......but roughly 1 out of 6 boats having a 28" plus is crazy!! The stage got a bit crowded when the big fish catchers got up there for a picture.
  7. 2 points
    We had to cut the hooks on one of my fish this year. Caught on a Cisco Kid, 2 of 3 sets of trebles in the fish. Just by how they were twisted, the leverage made removal by pulling very difficult and the fish would thrash when I attempted to work them out. Made the decision pretty easy to cut the hooks. I’m honestly considering going barbless on everything. Half the time the lure shakes free in the net anyway so the pressure is what keeps them buttoned until netted. The plus is if one of us gets one in the hand when working on a netted fish, it won’t hurt so bad getting it out!
  8. 2 points
    I looked up the Mille lacs hooking mortality study on walleyes and it started to dramatically increase around 65 degrees. About 5% mortality at 65 degrees but about 25% at 75 degrees. I have to imagine the numbers are higher for muskies given an extended fight with a large fish, having to take more care to not get cut up or hooked yourself while unhooking the fish, temptation to take lots of pictures, etc. Here's the study if you're interested http://mnmuskie.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Reeves-and-Bruesewitz-2007_factors-influencing-hooking-mortality-of-walleyes-Mille-Lacs.pdf
  9. 2 points
    Just got up here. Road construction sucks.....four hour trip took almost 5 hours. Thanks Del, back end of the boat was out of the water last weekend. Do you guys use zip ties to secure the dock boards, big rocks or ?...…any good ideas? This was supposed to have been posted last night. A couple of ratchet straps and I'm golden. Molly the dog is helping me watch my bobber Two eagles and 5 loons, no fish!!
  10. 2 points
    If I was to live on a lake near St. Cloud, (25miles), without question it would be Clearwater Lake. Big piece of water to keep you interested in learning, plenty of variety from shallow slop for top water bassin' to deep off shore structure for walleye and everything in between. Trophy fish of just about every freshwater species that swims, along with easier catches for a fry. For the most part Clearwater Lake, lives up to it's name for water quality, way better then Briggs, and certainly the Horseshoe chain, except for Cedar Island Lake, which is part of the chain. Clearwater has a few invasives, but they haven't happered fishing to a great extent. Great lake! Keep us updated on what you decide.....
  11. 1 point
    We also ran into Fisky on the lake as well as at the weigh-in. He is a fun guy to share a boat seat with.....and catches lots of fish big and small. We had a 30 1/4 fairly early but struggled to find 18 - 19 inchers. Or 16 or 17's. We had 1 18 and finally kept two 14 1/2's as the day wound down. Not getting nice unders was really unexpected. But color us very happy with the results. Good luck
  12. 1 point
    There will be lots of nice boats running around the lake Friday and Saturday. It is kinda nuts...some of those boats cost more than I am selling my cabin for!! Two tournaments on the same weekend is unusual. The MWC Friday and Saturday and the Streiff tourney on Saturday. Good thing they take off from opposite ends of the lake. I heard the MWC didn't do their due diligence when scheduling. The bite has been strong. Good luck
  13. 1 point
    It’s the greatest experience to take a kid duck hunting on youth day. There is not enough kids out there to chase the ducks away. When I take kids o rarely see another person hunting. I wish they had youth day when I was a kid. Stop being selfish and give the kids a chance!
  14. 1 point
    Typically temps over 70 degrees are considered dangerous for handling Muskies. The length of the fight and the time you take handling the fish will make a difference. That is one of the reasons we use heavy line and big rods, you don't want to battle the fish to the death. Skip photos on smaller fish and remove the hooks with the fish in the net, in the water, not on the bottom of the boat. "Ace" "It's just fishing man"
  15. 1 point
    Made a day trip up to Osakis today for a walleye and panfish outing. Got on eyes right away on the deeper humps pulling spinners or cranks on bottom bouncer. Didn't start fishing until after 9:30 this morning and the bite fizzled about 11 am. Went looking for panfish and found mostly smaller gills in the reeds. Finally found some nice gills in the deeper cabbage one of the bars. Water is pretty stained and surface temps were around 80 degrees.
  16. 1 point
    Mille Lacs got 8' of rain Wed. night, there is ALLOT of water running into the lake, allot of debris in the lake, and the water is very dirty, add to that a mayfly hatch last night, the big ones, and it's going to be an interesting weekend.. If there is any breeze, it should move fish right up into the shallow rocks, but the deep water bite should hold up as well. 3 Mile, 4 Mile, July Bar. etc. You may wish to try some areas where the water is running into the lake, the volume coming in is huge. Cedar Creek, Thaines, Father Hennepin etc. There will be lots of water, bugs, minnows, and dirty water, great areas for slip bobbering. Hope you can get the kids on fish !!
  17. 1 point
    And the MTT last weekend.
  18. 1 point
    If you think netting is the reason for the decline in walleyes or the reason for poor managment, we can discuss that. They certainly are a factor in all of this. Make sure sure to keep the discussion about the nets, and policy, please don't turn it into a racial discussion!
  19. 1 point
    I release most of the fish I catch but I am a believer of keeping a big fish for the wall. Most musky and bass guys release them all anyways, so why not let someone keep what they think is a trophy fish. If you think I am a meat hunter you have not read many of the posts I have posted. The bottom line is Mille Lacs messed up from to many big fish. Yes the fishing is amazing at this time, but the lake is out of whack. I keep fish about one out of ten trips and that’s to give my grandma some fresh fish.
  20. 1 point
    Great then you passed the Bot test!
  21. 1 point
    The musky action hasn't been great but I got this 52" last night. Not sure what was up with my phone.... the pics are not great
  22. 1 point
    Fished the big lake on Thursday afternoon. Hit up the mud flats, searching for fish and tryimg turn them using jigging raps. Fish were scattered and seemed less than aggressive. Only boating 4 a 24",23",16"& a 13". A couple fish missed along the way. We caught fish on the top edge in 23 ft and as deep as 33ft. Most fish marked were tight to the bottom edge. This is a relatively new tactic for me in open water so it was a learning trip for me. A couple my fishing partner caught.
  23. 1 point
    A serious problem has encountered to the board of forest that only the pest-free firewood should get passed for the household use. Many a time we didn't even recognize the firewood contain termites or other pests that may enter the home as we people nowadays making high use of woods as to decorate our household things. Through this wood, the ticks and the termites can enter the house and can spread a serious nuisance. To get rid of these pest issues one should contact termite control NYC or another professional who can exterminate all the pest.
  24. 1 point
    Haven’t fished the river for weeks and came home to high, muddy water so I doubt I will for another week. I’d focus on shorelines and whatever backwater I could find at this time if I did go.
  25. 1 point
    Couldn't agree more on a needed slot!! See big fished killed on every trip to the river. The tournaments should all be CPR that would be a start,
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