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  1. Beautiful morning on Rice lake today. Water temps in low 70s. My son out-fished me today. He got a 19 in walleye and a few crappies and sunnies. Great meal for the family tonight. Caught most fish in the 11 -16 ft depths. Also managed a few bass and a nice northern.
  2. Current Brainerd Fishing Reports- Click Here. Show us your pics. Here's how things are looking on the chain...
  3. Hit the ice for the first time today about 6 inches of ice and lots of slush 3-5 inches deep. The snitch handled the work load with amazing results. The busy end was the smallest pug bug with a maki mino the crappies were racing up am crushing it. The gills would come up slowly but would eat it. Had a 3 to 4 pound walleye break me off in the top of the hole.
  4. Living in SW Minneapolis, and have gotten back into fishing after many years away (guess COVID was good for something). I mostly fish in Bde Maka Ska (formerly Calhoun) and other urban lakes because I can get to 'em and get out on the water under pure human power (not opposed to electrics or real boats, just can't afford 'em). Most times out I'll get bass or northerns... but no dang walleye, despite all the fry that DNR pours in there. In fact, I've been living in Minnesota for 3 years now, and from the BWCA to the southern lakes, I have never gotten a walleye to bite, be it leech, jig, dropshot, or crankbait. Which tells me I need to quit trying on my own and get on the water with somebody who knows what they're doing. I'm pretty flexible about timing; can even do some weekdays if we plan in advance. Would love to meet others who fish my local lakes, but at this point, I'll happily travel to learn the mysteries of the 'eyes. If you're looking for another partner or just like to spin yarns, I'll listen and bring along some brews and gas money for your troubles.
  5. Day 3 of using nothing but drop shots, wacky rigs, and jig and craw took me to Wisconsin to see if I could continue my newfound favorite lures. I went to Church Pine Lake, just east of Osceola. Never been here before, so had no clue what to expect. Turns out to be a nice little lake for a small boat such as mine. Lots of potential here, but fishing was tough today. Most fish came on the drop shot on the deep weed edges. 6 bass and 1 little pike. Highlight came at the very end of the day, where I caught a 21 inch bass right in front of the access. Best way to end the day ?
  6. On the south end... An excellent week of fall walleye fishing. Bring lots of bait as the fish are active. There are lots of small fish in the system that bodes well for the future. You will catch your eaters and other larger fish, but will usually have to sort through small fish along the way. Anchored up and jigging with a fathead or emerald shiner is the go to method. Most fish are usually adjacent to the bottom. Live shiners are available and effective. Some anglers still using spinners with a minnow or trolling crankbaits. The best reports are coming from 17-27 feet of water across the south shore in areas such as Pine Island, Morris Point, Zippel Bay, Graceton Beach, Long Point and Rocky Point. Various schools within these depths. In addition to walleyes and saugers, pike, jumbo perch, sturgeon and even a few crappies are in the mix for walleye anglers. On the Rainy River... Emerald shiners continue to run in the Rainy River, consequently, there are walleyes around. Jigging with a frozen or live shiner, is the go to method. Emerald shiners are tough to beat. Trolling crankbaits is an extremely effective technique in the river. Also great in locating walleyes or when fish are scattered. Sturgeon activity continues good. A gob of crawlers and/or frozen shiners on a sturgeon rig (18 inch leader made of 60lb test, circle hook and a 2-3 ounce no roll sinker) is the ticket. The catch and release season continues through April 23, 2022. Up at the NW Angle... Fall fishing up at the Angle continues to be excellent. Most anglers are using a jig and minnow or jig and plastic for walleyes. In some areas, walleyes are stacked and active with big numbers of fish being caught. Gold, pink and/or glow colored jigs and spinners are doing well. Reminder, no live, frozen or dead bait being able to be transported over the border from the U.S. into Canada, consequently anglers boating into Ontario waters reporting various plastics on their jigs and spinners working great. Various areas of structure such as points, reefs and sandy areas in neck down areas continue to hold good fish. 12 - 26 feet is the range depending upon the spot. Big crappies are active in their fall spots and being caught on jigs and minnows in 24-30' around various structure. Muskie action was hot this week. Jigging large baits has boated good numbers of fish as well as casting and trolling. Travel to and from the Angle via vehicle through the 40 miles of Canada is open. Boating into Canadian waters is now open. Want to avoid crossing the border? Charter transport via water and ice and flights over the lake are available through the LOW Passenger Service and Lake Country Air both this fall and into the winter months via ice.
  7. 2021 - Lake Vermilion Fishing Reports - Click Here. Click Above for 2021 Fishing Reports↑↑↑↑ Lake Vermilion Fishing Reports from 2011 to 2021 are below ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ I thought it was about time to post how the first 10 days of the season have gone for my wife and myself. Things started out pretty slow for us. We found the fish virtually everywhere we expected them with sonar but only a scattered "biter" here and there. The bite has really picked up for us since about last Thursday. We are finding a more consistent bite in specific areas(as opposed to here and there) and the depths have been 23'-32'. All of our fish the last couple of days including today came from steep shoreline breaks with the optimum depth being 27'. Bottom varies from mud to gravel to rock. With the exception of one "leech" fish, we have caught everything on rainbows. Backtrolling and controlled drift has been our presentation. The biggest walleye we have caught so far has been a 24". We have caught very few slot fish so far this spring. 14"-15" fish have been far and away the most numerous and we have caught a sprinkling of 16" and over fish. I have stayed with my bottom bouncer rig and my wife has used the traditional Lindy rig with a no-snag sinker. By the way, they're just kidding when they call those things "no-snag". The dock bite has really picked up also. We go down for an hour or so in the evening and have a ball watching the bobbers go down. Most of our bite is before we even turn on the bobber lights! Water temperatures today were 52.3 degrees in the far east end of Big Bay, 56.6 degrees at Moose Island, and 58.9 degrees at Banana Island. It appears fishing will keep getting better, but then again, what do I know? I'm retired! Don't think for a second that this is all fun ! Good Fishing, MarkB
  8. On the south end... A really good week of fall walleye fishing. Big numbers of fish being caught. It should only improve as water temps get cooler. This fall has been unseasonably warm. Big numbers of walleyes and saugers are set up along the south shore and anglers are catching a lot of fish. Most anglers are anchored up and jigging with a fathead or emerald shiner. Live shiners are available and effective. There are still a lot of walleyes being caught on spinners with minnows surprisingly. Trolling crankbaits has also been catching a lot of fish. The best reports are coming from 18-28 feet of water across the south shore in areas such as Pine Island, Morris Point, Zippel Bay, Graceton Beach, Long Point and Rocky Point. Various schools within these depths. In addition to walleyes and saugers, pike, jumbo perch, sturgeon and even a few crappies are in the mix for walleye anglers. On the Rainy River... Emerald shiners continue to run in the Rainy River and more and more walleyes are entering the river each week. Fishing has picked up but most believe when water temps reach the 40's, it will get even better. Currently, temps are in the low 50's. Jigging with a frozen or live shiner, is the go to method. Emerald shiners are tough to beat this time of year. Some reports of big fish being caught, but not in big numbers... yet. Sturgeon activity continues good. A gob of crawlers and/or frozen shiners on a sturgeon rig (18 inch leader made of 60lb test, circle hook and a 2-3 ounce no roll sinker) is the ticket. The catch and release season continues through April 23, 2022. Up at the NW Angle... Fall fishing up at the Angle continues to be excellent. Most anglers are using a jig and minnow or jig and plastic. Some strong reports with warmer than normal water of spinners with a minnow or plastic being the hot bait. Gold, pink and/or glow colored jigs and spinners are doing well. Reminder, no live, frozen or dead bait being able to be transported over the border from the U.S. into Canada, consequently anglers boating into Ontario waters reporting various plastics on their jigs and spinners working great. Various areas of structure such as points, reefs and sandy areas in neck down areas continue to hold good fish. 12 - 26 feet is the range depending upon the spot. Big crappies are in their fall spots and being caught on jigs and minnows in 25-30' around various structure. Muskie anglers report good fishing overall. Trollers reporting mixed results. One day is great, the other not so much. Covering water trolling is a strong fall muskie technique and should get better as water cools. Travel to and from the Angle via vehicle through the 40 miles of Canada is open. Boating into Canadian waters is now open. Charter boat transport and float planes are still available through the LOW Passenger Service and Lake Country Air.
  9. Hey all, just moved back to MN where I grew up after living in the PNW for a long while. I became addicted to fishing rivers and streams out there and have started to check out the offerings in the NW section of the state as of yesterday’s opener. Wondering if anyone has experience in this area and can give me some pointers or just tell me if I’m wasting my time since that’s what I’m wondering right now since I didn’t find any signs of fish. I’m using a spinning rod with Mepp’s and Panther Martin style spinners and went through a bunch of color combos. I started yesterday morning at the Clearwater River in western Beltrami County essentially on the border with Clearwater County where the state has some land and a pretty lengthy easement. Probably a well known area. Beautiful area to walk through. Found multiple holes, but yeah no fish at all. I waded for a bit and decided to leave. I went south since I live closer to Moorhead and stopped at Felton Creek. I’ve read a DNR study about this creek having a decreasing population of fish, but it’s still considered a trout stream although not “designated”. I understand the channelization of creeks in this region ruined fish habitat over the last 100 years, but still find some DNR material as of the last 5 years that reference Felton Creek as a spot for trout. Walked the stream for a bit before I left and headed to Lawndale Creek south of Barnesville. I waded through the AMA on the Atherton WMA expecting to find some brook trout since the DNR has stocked it as of at least 2017. Nothing through the entire stretch besides frogs and minnows. Are there actually fish in these places? The Clearwater and Lawndale are designated trout streams. The Clearwater is stocked annually and Lawndale is supposed to have wild brook trout. Anyone have any experience in these spots? Should’ve just drove down MN200 & 71 to the obvious spots in Becker/Hubbard?
  10. going to be heading up that way the 20th of aug and its been pretty quiet here in the deer river forum. my intent is to fish bowstring, maybe sand and some other lakes in the area. can anyone give me a little heads up on how fishing is?? thinkin even of dragging my 2 teenage granddaughters along can anyone tell me about dora lake. been there once, would like to maybe try it again. bugs still bad????
  11. Hey guys, not sure if any of you fish this stretch of river often… I’ve found a lot of old inactive forums and thought I’d start one. Has anyone been out on this stretch recently?
  12. On the south end... An incredible week of walleye fishing and it should only get better throughout the month as the water cools. With traditional fall walleye movements around the lake, big numbers of walleyes and saugers are set up along the south shore and anglers are catching a lot of fish. Most anglers are anchored up and jigging with a fathead or emerald shiner. Live shiners are available and effective. There are still walleyes being caught on spinners with minnows as well as trolling crankbaits. The best reports are coming from 18-30 feet of water. In addition to walleyes and saugers, pike, jumbo perch and sturgeon are in the mix for walleye anglers. On the Rainy River... Emerald shiners continue to run in the Rainy River and more and more walleyes are entering the river each week. Fishing has picked up consequently. Jigging with a minnow, in many cases a frozen or live shiner, is the go to method. Emerald shiners are a favorite native forage for walleyes in this system. With 42 miles of navigable river and lots of boat ramps from Wheeler's Point through Baudette east to Birchdale, there are many stretches of river to fish. Good reports up and down the river. Schools of walleyes are moving through chasing shiners. Sturgeon activity continues to pick up with good fall reports. A gob of crawlers and/or frozen shiners on a sturgeon rig (18 inch leader made of 60lb test, circle hook and a 2-3 ounce no roll sinker) is the ticket. The catch and release season continues through April 23, 2022. Up at the NW Angle... Fall fishing up at the Angle and just over the border adjacent to the Angle continues to be excellent. Most anglers are using a jig and minnow or jig / plastic with some still pulling spinners and trolling crankbaits. 3/8 ounce gold, pink or glow colored jigs have been hot. With no live, frozen or dead bait being able to be transported over the border from the U.S. into Canada, NW Angle anglers fishing into Ontario reporting various plastics on their jigs and spinners working great. Areas with structure and sandy areas in neck down areas continue to hold good fish. 14 - 27 feet is the range depending upon the spot. Big crappies are in their fall spots and being caught on jigs and minnows in 25-30' around various structure. Muskie anglers report good fishing overall. During stable weather, fish were shallow. Cold front pushed the muskies deeper. Covering water trolling is a strong fall muskie technique and should get better as water cools. Travel to and from the Angle via vehicle through the 40 miles of Canada is open. Boating into Canadian waters is now open. Charter boat transport and float planes are still available through the LOW Passenger Service and Lake Country Air.
  13. Wondering what water levels are compared to a normal year? Will be up early/mid September. Thx in advance.
  14. On the south end... The jig bite has begun and walleyes and saugers are cooperating very nicely. The walleyes continue to transition to fall locations including in 25-30' in front of Pine Island and west along the south shore have been hot. A nice mix of walleyes and saugers with perch and pike mixed in. Lots of good eaters along with some sorting of smaller fish. Most anglers anchored up and jigging with a fathead or emerald shiner. Strong jig colors, gold, orange, glow white, pink or a combo. Some anglers trolling crankbaits with success. This is a good method if the jigging bite isn't happening or if water goes flat. The month of October is an excellent time to fish walleyes. If you like the jig bite, anchor up and jig over the side of the boat for a very enjoyable and typically memorable day. Charters and guides are available with area resorts. Pike continue to be active with the cooling water temps. On the Rainy River... Emerald shiners continue to run in the Rainy River and overall the walleye fishing has been good. Most walleye anglers on the river are anchoring up along a current seam or on the edge of a hole with a jig and minnow. Try different areas. There are 42 miles of navigable river and lots of boat ramps. In some cases, it is helpful to find your own spots and get away from other boats. Sturgeon activity has picked up as well with good fall reports. A gob of crawlers and/or frozen shiners on a sturgeon rig (18 inch leader made of 60lb test with a 2-3 ounce no roll sinker) is the ticket. The keep season ends September 30, 2021. The catch and release season continues through April 23, 2022. Up at the NW Angle... Excellent fishing this week. In U.S. waters, deep mud of Little Traverse Bay continues producing walleyes in 24 - 31 feet. Spinners with crawlers or minnows still producing. Areas with structure and sandy areas in neck down areas continue to hold fish. 14 - 19 feet are good starting points. Jig and a minnow is the goto on structure and neck down areas. Big crappies being caught on jigs and minnows in 25-32' around structure. Muskie anglers report good fish being boated trolling and casting shiny crankbaits. Travel to and from the Angle via vehicle through the 40 miles of Canada is open. Boating into Canadian waters is now open. Please note, no live, frozen or dead bait allowed into Canada from the U.S. The various plastics on a jig are working well. Contact a NW Angle resort for details. Charter boat transport and float planes are still available through the LOW Passenger Service and Lake Country Air.
  15. Heading up to Garden Lake Resort Sep 16 - 24. Any reports or tips from up there? Thanks!
  16. Does anyone have suggestions for durable ice rods/combos in the 40-80 dollar range I had a big problem with tips snapping off last year I would open my soft rod bag and sometimes find broken rods. I overall probably broke 4 or 5 Very disappointing when you are on a budget. I might try a hard case to see how it works or mini rod slicks. Also if someone could tell me what brands seem to hold up the best.
  17. Spent the weekend at Vacationland, Otttertail. Lake level down almost 3 feet so only one landing with enough water to launch a boat. With 20 to 30 MPH winds and 3 to 4 ft. waves we chose to fish surrounding smaller lakes. Had great time Catch & Release Bass fishing. My prise money fish was a sunfish. My giant "Ottertail Money Sunfish" he looks sorta small cause I have very large hands and I held him a long way from the camera. He did put up a good fight. He is still swimming.
  18. So I am looking for advice on successful approaches on opening weekend at Osakis. I am new to fishing Osakis and I am not asking for you spots, more what you use and types of water. I have fished many times early in the year at Otter Tail. Early on it is almost exclusively a shiner bite typically on dropoffs near shallow water. Are shiner the tickets at Osakis as well? Or are there other baits that work early in the year? Also any common depths to try etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  19. 2020 Forest Lake-Hinckley-Lindstrom-Pine City-Rush City Fishing Reports - Click Here. Let's see your pics and fishing reports here. Post em up.
  20. Curious how the depth is in river from Wolf lake to Andrusia and Cass. Is it navigateable. Was up there last September and went through there. Kind of scenic and nice slow ride on the mighty Mississippi. Did get a few fish as well. Hopefully going there again this year. Staying at my brother's cabin with his son and my dad near Becida. With dad in his early 80s hoping to keep this 3 year tradition going for a while.
  21. On the south end... A fun week of walleye fishing as the water temps cool to the low 60's and fall colors have started. The walleye are transitioning to fall locations. Three different methods used to catch walleyes this week. Drifting spinners, trolling crankbaits and anchored up and jigging with a minnow, which is becoming more effective each week. Walleyes setting up across the south shore and with more shiners running, this trend will continue. Jigging with a frozen shiner or live fathead has really started to be effective. Give it 30-40 minutes and set up in a different spot if there is no action. Congrats to all MN Tournament Trail tournament anglers this past week. The winning team had a 7.52 lb avg per walleye for 10 fish. There are a lot of big walleyes in Lake of the Woods right now. Daily limit is a combined limit of six walleyes and saugers (with up to 4 being walleyes). Don't forget the slot, 19.5" - 28" must be returned with one allowed over 28" per day. Fall is an excellent time to fish walleyes. If you like the jig bite, anchor up and jig over the side of the boat for a very enjoyable and typically memorable day. Pike are active and most are caught but unsuspecting walleye anglers. The feedbag is definitely on. On the Rainy River... Emerald shiners continue to run in the Rainy River. Some good runs so far, good angler reports and nice walleyes being caught. Fall on the river is nice as a small boat will work just fine. Most walleye anglers on the river are anchoring up along an edge or in a hole with a jig and minnow. There are 42 miles of navigable Rainy River from Wheeler's Point through Baudette to Birchdale with lots of boat ramps. Sturgeon activity has picked up as well with good fall reports. Up at the NW Angle... Excellent fishing continues on both sides of the border. In U.S. waters, deep mud of Little Traverse Bay continues producing walleyes in 24 - 31 feet. Gold, white and orange spinners with a crawler or a minnow continue to be effective. As water cools, minnows on some days are outfising crawlers. Areas with structure continue to hold fish. 18 - 27 feet are good starting points. Jig and a minnow is the goto on structure and neck down areas. Pike and muskie anglers are locating fish on weedy points using double blade spinners and topwater. A lot of fish are caught on figure eight. Travel to and from the Angle via vehicle through the 40 miles of Canada is open. Boating into Canadian waters is now open. Please note, no live, frozen or dead bait allowed into Canada from the U.S. The various plastics on a jig are working well. Contact a NW Angle resort for details. Charter boat transport and float planes are still available through the LOW Passenger Service and Lake Country Air.
  22. Took a trip out fishing to a couple of lakes guided by my friend Rob from Ely Fishing Guide Company with my son and son in-law. We caught some eater walleyes in the first lake we went to. Took a break for lunch, then hit up a small lake for rainbow trout.
  23. On the south end... Great walleye action this week with numerous pike mixed in. Walleyes are starting to gravitate to fall patterns. Walleyes being caught in various depths 13 - 34 feet of water. Most anglers are still drifting with spinners or trolling crankbaits, but the jig bite is picking up steam. Water temps in the upper 50's and low 60's. Walleyes setting up across the south shore and with more shiners running, this trend will continue. Reef fishing is starting to pick up. Jigging with a frozen shiner on or near reefs is a fall goto and things are just starting. September and October are excellent months to fish walleyes. If you like the jig bite, anchored up with a jig and minnow, this is a fun time of year. On the Rainy River... Emerald shiners are continuing to run in the Rainy River. Some good runs so far and walleyes are showing up. Anglers are catching fish in the river. Fall is here. Most walleye anglers on the river will anchor up along an edge or in a hole with a jig and minnow. Fishing is taking place from Wheeler's Point to Baudette to Birchdale. Fall is a great time to fish sturgeon, bass and pike on the river, although the vast majority of anglers are after walleyes. Up at the NW Angle... Excellent fishing continues on both sides of the border. In U.S. waters, deep mud of Little Traverse Bay continues producing walleyes in 24 - 31 feet. Gold, white and orange spinners with a crawler or a minnow is effective. Minnows on some days are starting to be preferred by the walleyes. Try both. Areas with structure continue to hold fish. 18 - 27 feet are good starting points. Jig and a minnow is the goto. Pike and muskie anglers are locating fish on weedy points using double blade spinners and topwater. Some nice fish boated this week. Travel to and from the Angle via vehicle through the 40 miles of Canada is open. Boating into Canadian waters is now open. Please note, no live, frozen or dead bait allowed into Canada from the U.S. The various plastics on a jig are working well. Contact a NW Angle resort for details. Charter boat transport and float planes are still available through the LOW Passenger Service and Lake Country Air.
  24. Just curious how far some of you have walked across a lake to find a fishing spot? I don’t officially know myself, but assume I’ve done 3 or so miles round trip on Mille Lacs looking for tullibee. I’m probably going to try and double that (and more) in search of them again, late in the season. Has anyone traveled via bicycle across ice? I’m considering that too. Oh what we’re willing to do for a fish ? ??
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