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  1. 6-27-16 Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort With the unstable weather patterns; wind and rain and the water temp at 69 degrees and holding, the Muskie bite on the Ontario side was slow last week. With all of the wind stirring up the lake we have found some out deep and in thick weeds. For Walleye, Big Narrows has been the place to be. We have still found some in shallow water along shorelines and the Reefs on the breaks in the mud. Pulling spinners in the shallows and using jigs in deep water with a frozen emerald shiner have proven to be successful. On the Minnesota side the mayflies are dying out! The reefs are beginning to hold fish, the average depth for reef fishing was 24’ and 8-14’ for shorelines. Drift Point to Crowdock has shown us some good fishing the past few days and the fish have been feeding on crawfish. We have been seeing many limits going home with a big mix of different sized fish. Until next week, good luck fishing! Guide Dan Schmidt, Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  2. Has anyone been fishing the Bay City Flats lately? Or up near The Vermillion near the dam? Thinking of hitting the river this weekend. Heard it's pretty slow. But beats yard work.
  3. 6.20.16 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report What a week we had up at the Angle! The weather has gone from one extreme to the next. A few days of sunshine mixed with days of rain, and some heavy rainfall at that! Aside from the up and down weather conditions, we are still catching fish. Lots of limits being taken and a few larger fish being caught as well. Early in the week the fishing was slower due to a mayfly hatch, but has steadily improved over the last few days. On the Minnesota side, gold spinners with bottom bouncers and crawlers have been turning fish near Four Blocks, Little Oak, and Crowduck Islands. Work the flats around these areas, as well as the reefs and rock piles in 18 to 26 feet for the best action. Crankbaits have been producing fish in these areas as well. The Flats have been giving up a lot of fish this week as well. Depths from 6 to 10 feet have been best. Orange, gold and pink have been solid colors. On the Ontario side of the lake working the shorelines, points, and shallow reefs have been producing walleyes. Limits of "eater" fish as well as some over the 24" mark have been common. Jigging in depths of 20 to 25 feet with minnows and crawlers have been working best. Areas worth checking out are Deepwater Bay, Tug Channel, Monkey Rocks Reef, and the West side of Falcon Island. Smallmouth bass action has been lights out as well, casting small bucktails and crankbaits along rocky shorelines has been the ticket here. Muskie season started this week as well, and we've had several guests in camp trying their luck in landing one of these toothy critters! Casting baits in shallow bays, as well as rocky points have produced a few fish. Reports of fish ranging in size from 30" all the way to 45" have been slowly coming in. Cale Albers --------------------------- This past week can be summed up as the week of storms and the mayfly hatch. It made fishing a little tougher but we still caught plenty of fish. The water temp is holding steady at that 64-66 degrees depending on where you are on the lake. On the Minnesota side, pulling spinners in the mud was the way to go. 12-16 feet seemed to be the best depth. The Flats bite was strong at the beginning of the week but has slowed down a little bit now. Crowducks in 11-13 feet and Little Oak on the sandbar would be a good choice this upcoming week. Hammered gold was once again the best color. On the Ontario side, we fished all mud this past week. Fish are scattered throughout the mud and pulling spinners seemed to be the best method in 24-28 feet. Jigging anywhere there was current also seemed to be effective. Gold and chartreuse were the best colors this week. Smallmouth are still up in the shallows and you can catch quite a few of them in a day throwing shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits or tube baits. Musky season is now open and there are a few being caught already. Fishing bays is the best choice but there are a few fish on the post spawn rock spots. Forrest Huset Sunset Lodge
  4. Heading out to Boulder for the first time next week. Any suggestions or recent reports?
  5. River Fishing

    Hey guys! I've always been a lake fishing kind of guy but would like to try fishing off the pier north of the the dam in little falls. So I've got a few questions what do most people catch down there? walleyes, catfish, small mouth? what do most people use as far as presentaitions plastics, crawler's? Thanks!
  6. 6.13.16 Sunset Lodge Weekly Fishing Reports Up at the Northwest Angle we had a great week. Everyone is getting their limits and throwing back many more fish, too. The water temperatures rose at the beginning of the week from 60 degrees to anywhere from 63-65 degrees depending on where you were on the lake. The end of the week we had a couple of cold fronts roll thru that made it a little more challenging but we were still catching fish. On the Minnesota side, we have been jigging anywhere that has a rock to mud transition. Usually, 18-23 feet. Some people have been trolling spinner rigs out in the mud from 20-26 feet of water also. The mayfly hatch is starting, which means the bite at The Flats will start to turn on soon at 6-8 feet. On the Ontario side, we are jigging lots of points in 22-28 feet where the rock to mud transition is. A few of the shallower reefs have fish already staging up on them also. 3/8th ounce fluorescent or gold jig's tipped with a minnow have been the best. Smallmouth bass are up on their beds and fishing has been great for them! The perch are starting to show up a little bit now too. The ones we caught have been JUMBOS! Ontario Musky season is approaching fast as the season starts up on the 18th! We've already had a couple T-bone our walleyes while reeling them in! Forrest Huset ----------------------------------- Here on Oak Island, the weather has been up and down over the last week. With rain and wind broken up by days of sunshine. Fishing has been really great this last week lots of limits of eater fish being caught along with some dandy trophy fish reaching the 30" mark. On the Minnesota side, pulling spinners with bottom bouncers in the mud and reefs between Oak Island and Four Blocks has been effective. Hammered gold and pink were the hot colors this week. 22 to 26 feet seemed to have the most action. Crankbaits have also been working well in these areas as some of the larger fish are suspending well off the bottom. The Flats in 8 to 10 feet have also been hot. On the Canadian side, the reefs on the west side of Falcon Island have been giving up fish in 15 to 24 feet. Jigging with minnows and pulling hammered gold spinners and night crawlers have been most effective. The East side of Tug Channel has also been producing fish. Other spots to consider are the south side of Birch Island, Bishop Bay and up towards Big Narrows. Cale Albers
  7. Heading up to Cass this weekend for a family reunion and thought I would chase some walleye for a couple days. Any body have any reports? Not looking for spots just your general info. What kind of bait and depths is about it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  8. I know most of you guys come to Vermilion for the Walleyes and even the Muskies which I totally understand. However some of the best action on the lake can be found fishing for Bass of both species. Right now the bass are waiting in line to hammer just about anything you throw at them. Anything from frogs and jigs for Largemouth to cranks and topwater for the Smallies. Take the time to explore the possibilities for Bass when you come up to fish Vermilion. It is truly one of the very best Bass destinations in Minnesota and fish in the seven pound range are not out of the question and guess what, hardly anybody really chases them. So next time the waldos aren't biting, try some Bass fishing, because they are always biting somewhere and you just might be surprised just how much fun it really is. "Ace" "It's just fishing man"
  9. Going to try whiteface for the first time tomorrow, anyone have any pointers? I've hward shallow is your best bet around weeds and wood....Also what's the best place to launch on it, I thought I saw there are a few accesses...thanks for any tips
  10. Hello! I am taking my family in mid July to Big Sandy. I have never fished this lake before, I was hoping to get some pointers on how to fish this lake during this time of year. I really am not picky on what I put my family on, pan fish, pike, or walleye, whatever I just want to get them on fish. Any advice would be helpful! Thank you in advance.
  11. Of all the great times of the year to fish it is hard to beat the fast biting fat Walleyes and Saugers of June on Lake of the Woods. This is from last weekend. The video includes a couple of valuable tips you can use the next time you get out to fish.
  12. Hi everyone. I am brand new to the forums and am wondering if anyone has any fishing reports and/or tips for Lake Inguadona? I will be fishing this lake during the last week of June with my son and father-in-law and don't know much about the lake. It looks like it is stocked with walleyes every other year and there are smaller than normal limits on crappies and sunfish...other than that I haven't found much info besides lake maps, etc. Any tips/tricks or information on fishing Inguadona would be much appreciated. Thanks!!
  13. Well the winds blew and blew and blew some more on Leech Lake this past week and with that came some serious changes for the walleye bite. The LLWT was another huge success, as a whole the numbers of fish caught were down do to the changing conditions on the lake, but as they say someone is always catching them somewhere and that statement held true. Great job to everyone involved with planning and making it one of the best walleye tournaments in the Midwest. The walleye bite has been very sporadic with some days a shallow bite in 4-7ft of water producing and others being deeper in 10-17ft of water. A jig with a shiner is still producing at times, but as a whole leeches and crawlers seemed to produce more fish on lindy rigs, jigs, or even spinners. Speed seems to be the name of the game. Some days when rigging they want it .4-.6mph and other days you needed to move and move quickly to provoke a reaction bite whether you were rigging or jigging. With the strong NW winds, the south end of the Main Lake has set up as well as did the Eastern Points and shorelines. Walker Bay has a spotty bite on shoreline breaks, but anglers found good success at times catching some keeper fish in 12-20ft of water. Best advice to give you right now is seek out areas that have not been pressured and try different baits and presentations. Until next week! Jason Freed Leisure Outdoor Adventures
  14. Anyone ever fish Hazel Lake off county rd. 5 Thinking about trying it would shore fishing work out? After trout
  15. I contend that Hackensack and Longville still belong under this header. Most of us fish all these areas. Since the change to the Backus header, the posts have completely disappeared!!!! There hasn't been a post in months. There are far more lakes in this area that get action than the Backus area and when fishermen can'tnget on Leech they filter to areas. I vote to change it back!
  16. I haven't been able to get out much this season yet. Only an hour or so. Any word on what you're seeing?
  17. Hey everyone, coming up on friday and wanted to see if anyone has been catching any around the pike bay area what techniques have been working and if there has been any smallies been caught around that area also? Thanks!
  18. A group of us are coming to Kab for the first time the third week of June. We are staying at Sunset Resort off the Ash River. Not looking for spot on spot but just a place to start and any other helpful hints anyone would like to share. We are mainly looking for Walleye and Crappies.
  19. I see people fishing here all the time when driving over the 35W bridge. Does anyone know what they're targeting/catching? Seems to be someone there at all hours of the day.
  20. Will fish that have been guarding the beds move off after these cold rainy 2 days? Or do they stay comitted until business is done
  21. Hey guys -- does anyone know anything about fishing this lake? I know it is great for Tulibees but I don't know much else. I have heard pan fish too ... some bass. Any information on Walleye would be great ... Summer and Winter.
  22. Had some fun fishing north of little falls for a few hours today.
  23. recently I decided that I would take advantage of a waterway that is 5 minutes from my front door. I live in Carver and decided to start exploring the river. I went out and tried for walleyes. As I expected it was tough because I am not an experienced river fisherman. I had two nice bites and even had a fish 1/2 way to the boat and lost it. I AM NOT LOOKING FOR ANY SPECIFIC AREAS, just want to see if I am approaching the river correctly. I found some areas where log jams and land created small eddys and setup both up and down stream and tossed a jig and minnow doing my best to keep my minnow feeling bottom and a reeled it with a twitch here and there. I then setup in front of a creek mouth and pitched a jig and minnow around. What technique should I be using, this felt a bit wrong as the current was taking my jig downstream pretty swiftly? Also, is the current higher than normal right now? Just looking to give myself a chance when I head out on the river. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks
  24. Hi,I am wondering where the walleyes are on south and north lindstrom.I know where on chisago,,but would like to get to find them on the lindstroms.Thanks