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  1. dutchboy II

    Mille Lacs

    With the crazy restrictions on Mille Lacs and the uncertain opener are any of you still planning to fish Mille Lacs? Will you hit other lakes or just going to stay home this summer and hope things get back to normal? The very dedicated Walleye guys are really going to need to adjust or hit other lakes. Businesses are going to get clobbered. Sad situation. Hopefully there is something left in 2021.
  2. On a whim I was shore fishing in the parkway, just a smallish hook and red wigglers from the garden.The little nibblers started hitting hard after 3pm. They're hungry! I saw larger ones but they were too clever for my hook. This was a nice day to get back into the groove- get a feel for my gear and practice casting. Hopefully the big biters will come out to play soon. Happy Spring!
  3. Need to get out for a while. Any fishing being done on Cedar Lake in New Prague.
  4. 2013 Ranger 1850 This is the cleanest 2013 multi sport fishing boat that you’ll find. Powered by a Yamaha 150 four stroke, this is a great performing boat. The interior, exterior, motor and trailer are in awesome condition. Features include: Ranger Custom Trailer w/spare tire. Yamaha 150 four stroke. Minn Kota 80 Terrova trolling motor w/iPilot. Lowrance HDS 7 & HDS 5 depth/fish finders. Onboard 2 bank battery charger. Large Livewell. Bait Livewell. 12+ rod locker. AM/FM/CD Stereo. 4 swivel seats. 2 flip on seat. Snap in carpet. Ranger custom travel cover. Swim ladder. Ski pylon. Removable bow cushions Built in cooler Interior LED courtesy lights Lots of storage I’m sure there are things that I’ve missed in the above list of options. This is the perfect fishing boat, and can easily double as a family runabout for skiing, tubing and cruising around. Boat is located in Detroit Lakes MN. Please call or text for more information. 701-371-509nine
  5. Here’s the end of my fall open-water fish. (I can't wait 'til I can start casting again; Perhaps that's blasphemy to say during the heart of hard water season...) These were mostly perch with one or two sunnies. I adjusted my usual recipe: Made a pulverized dry batter of 1 part peanuts, 2 parts goldfish crackers, 1 part whole wheat crackers, 2 parts flour. Dusted the fillets well and pan-fried in corn oil. Seasoned with a sprinkle of Cavenders. (First time I’ve tried peanuts in a fry-batter and The “critics” (wife and 2 kids) gave it definite two thumbs up!) Doesn’t look like there’s been much talk of recipes so perhaps this will start a thread as I'd love to hear if others here have "secret ingredients" to savor up their fishies.
  6. Ice Conditions are very exceptional still as there is not much snow left atop, or at all on most lakes. Ice thickness has remained consistent for the most part from 26” to 36” of ice. Continue to use caution however, especially on the inlets, outlets, where springs may be present and of course along the shallows and shorelines as light precipitation, sun, and warm weather can begin to erode ice extremely fast. We are on some of the best fishing we have had yet this season as far as panfish are concerned. For the most part the bluegills are on the drop offs of weed points and inside corners. As we explained in the last report, there is not much left for standing weeds this time of year, but as these areas gain more and more sunlight each day that glorious thing we know as photosynthesis will begin to take effect bringing the life back with it. This time of year the trick is finding the schools, as they definitely are on the move. Once you find the fish the key then is to stay on top of them by remaining mobile. Thankfully we are in for some beautiful weather, making hole hopping quite enjoyable this coming weekend. You might be able to pull up a few Crappies mixed with the Gills, but most will still be out deeper. The Bluegills are covering territory as we have found them in depths ranging from 6’-22’ and Crappies anywhere from 13’-32’ of water. Jumbo Perch can also be found on the flats and along the points in 5’-10’ of water. Small Jigging Spoons still remain to be the ticket as the fish continue to favor a tipped Venom Inferno or the Clam Pinhead Minnow. It is the prime time of target for several species other than Panfish as Burbot begin to enter into spawn, Whitefish and Tullibees have been hot to bite, and even Trout are still aggressive right now. There is still plenty of fun to be had on the ice even as we begin to prepare for the next season! Up Next... RAINY RIVER! This week we will be digging the boat out of storage and start to get geared up for the open water. The Rainy River is opening up more and more each day and it won’t be long at all! Come enjoy the extended walleye season with Captain Justin Wiese on one of the most renowned walleye fisheries in the world. Visit our website or give us a call at 218-275-7525 for more details! You won’t want to miss out!
  7. www.Wausota.com please Call Owner Emery + Lyn Edwards for cabins Available in spring and summer and fall hunting great!!! Also fishing AWESOME good Luck and be safe!!! Dan
  8. Has anyone had any success sharpening their own Laser blades? Any tips, tricks?
  9. MNAngler01

    Mille Lacs

    Has anyone found some perch or burbot around Garrison on Mille Lacs? I might be out there this weekend and I was wondering if mudflats would be good for perch?
  10. Had a fantastic fun filled final ice fishing weekend with grandkids, son daughter-in-law on Coon lake across the street from home. SnoDog run, bit of wind, camera site fishing (and learning), new flasher and family along with a small mishap on my part made this a memorable outing for years to come.
  11. AlwaysFishing23

    Heck of a weekend!!!

    Well we wrapped up a few days up north. Tried a lake I’ve been to a few times in past but seem to always struggle at getting anything going. It took a lot of miles on the sled and be willing to go out in subzero temps and strong winds but I was able to contact a massive amount of gills. Ended up catching around 300 I figure. Biggest was about 9”- 9 1/2”. A lot of dandies over all. Kept a few meals to hold me over for a while. Next day went back and threw out a tipup with suckers I had left over from a few weeks ago. I literally could not keep the flag down! ( haha what a funny sentence!!) it was not stop flags and fish! I even had one spool me as I running up to it! So much fun. The gills were all in about 14fow but were stacked from bottom up to about 5 ft down. It’s One of the clearest lakes in the state So I was able to sight fish them and let me tell you if your able to sight fish gills its one of the most entertaining things I can think of doing. Even we’re able to put a decent amount of miles on the sleds. The trails up there were the best I’ve seen and were perfect shape for riding.
  12. Fished hard for 3 days on Big Stone Lake and the bite was very, very tough. The nice Marked a lot of fish and just couldn't get them to bite. Did manage some dandy perch and trophy gills,(released) but not a lot of numbers. Saturday late afternoon we stuck 3 gills over 10". My nephew had one that was at least 10 1/2" but released it before I could measure or get a pic. Sunday we had 2 more at or just under 10". Had to downsize to get bit. Did catch a couple on set lines with fatheads. Spoons didn't get bit often. Tungsten jigs or flies tipped with plastics or eurolarvae got most of the action. Found fish in or near basin areas near shallower rock structures. We would drill, drill and then drill some more. Once we found fish we would make smaller moves or wait out schools cruising through the area. Travel conditions were excellent. Just had to watch out for the occassional drift or old plowed road. Here are a few pics from the weekend.
  13. Daniel Hayes

    Taking kids ice fishing

    Looking for a decent lake in central mn that will be active enough to keep my 6 and 4 yo interested. I am going out Saturday to try and find something, but figured maybe someone on here has a tip I wouldnt have thought of.
  14. Found this and would like to see your opinions.... The DNR is in the process of finalizing plans for the Quality Bluegill Initiative, revealed last summer in the hope of going public early this spring. Implementation would happen in 2021. The goal was to greatly increase the number of lakes in the state with reduced limits for bluegills in hopes of growing bigger sunfish. Big sunfish, as anybody who's dunked a worm knows, is among the rarest of fish in Minnesota. A true trophy, 10 inches or longer, might be tougher to catch than an eight-pound walleye. Decades of liberal bag limits, anglers keeping too many big fish and the belief that you could never "overfish" sunnies took their toll. The DNR spent the past several months identifying between 200 and 250 lakes on which it can cut the current statewide 20-fish limit to 10 or five sunfish. Lakes on the list needed to meet certain criteria, including public support and the biological capability to grow big bluegills. Jim Wolters, DNR's area fisheries manager in Fergus Falls, said there are 13 lakes in Otter Tail County and 5 in Becker County under consideration for reduced sunfish limits. What do you think?
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  16. eyeguy 54

    Perch Eggs

    Who likes them? I have never tried them. Friend nailed big perch in ND yesterday and loves them. Not sure if I would take a bite. Lol
  17. Anyone know how thik the ice is on big marine and are they driving out there? thanks would like to go out there tonight but have to drive out bad hip
  18. Fishing Opener - Tired of sitting in traffic trying to escape the Cities? Looking for a shorter drive and less congestion? We have you covered... Enjoy your opener with us and have a hassle free weekend. When you book 2 nights lodging in any cabin you will receive: Free launch access, boat dockage and dock electric Access to indoor pool and hot tub Friday 6pm Welcome BBQ on Friday night- Brats, Hotdogs, Chips, Captain Ken’s Baked Beans, Pasta salad & Lemonade 7:00 pm Fishing Lake Koronis Seminar by Capt. Josh Hagemeister of Minnesota Guide Service 8:30pm Fishing LIES….I mean stories and smores around the campfire Saturday 6am- 8am Continental breakfast in main lobby – Fruit-bread-pastries -cereal – Milk, juices-coffee 3pm – 5pm Mom’s Break Time– Bugbee hive staff will have activities and movie time with the children. Sunday 7am – 9am Mother’s day breakfast – Omelet station, Scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, Sausage links, Bacon, fruit, assorted bread, pastries, Milk, Juice and coffee
  19. Wondering what the scoop is on Camp lake along Hwy 10 between Clear Lake and Becker. I see people fishing there quite a bit. I assume it is panfish? Any size to the fish on that lake worth keeping? Thanks for the info!
  20. There has been a lot of talk about trophy fish on the site and in the fishing community as of late. So I thought I would try and give some advise maybe some tips to a approach that helps me up my odds of landing some quality fish. .Obviously there are different opinions on a trophy caliber fish to some who aren't as experienced or don't get out a lot a 8 1/2 inch gill or 11 inch crappie is considered a trophy. My hats off to them and a congratulations goes out to them but IMO in time with experience they will set the bar higher. Myself and a few other experienced anglers I fish with set some pretty high goals for ourselves. I consider a 10 inch gill up and a 13 inch crappie up trophy caliber fish. I know that standard is high but its been achieved quite a few times and you have to set higher goals to work hard to achieve them. Here are some steps I recommend to help in your search. 1) Well first thing is research, do some searching here and other areas on the internet and find out what areas counties are notorious for kicking out trophy caliber fish. You definitely up your odds and percentages by putting yourself in the right area. You don't want to hit lakes that are notorious for small panfish AKA nursery's. And also be willing to put on some miles there's a reason trophy panfish come from far away less harvest and pressure. I will help your search Douglas, Todd, Beltrami, Ottertail and Kanabec are some bread butter areas that always produce trophy fish every year. 2) Go to MN Lakefinder in that county you intend to target and search lake surveys. Look at two things number of fish netted and size netted. For Gills I look for high numbers of 8-9 and with any luck a few in the 10-11 in same lake. For crappies I look for high numbers in 10-11 and a few in the 12-14 inch range. Next lakes with occasional winterkill and 5 -10 fish limit rules are worth investigateing. 3) Once a lake is selected do some research on it water clarity history etc. Pick the lake according to time you intend to fish. If daytime fishing stained moderately dirty lakes would be my choice. If fishing the evening AKA wheelhouse dunking minnows a clear body of water will normally be the ticket. I also like to chase trophy panfish in Known walleye lakes as they tend to grow some hogs as they often aren't targeted for that species and get bypassed by the walleye fisherman. 4) Go out fishing an if all possible get out prime time very early before first light or right before the evening bite. IMO in all my years of fishing I would say 75% of the trophys I have caught Ice fishing have been at daybreak. My philosophy is noise really plays key in ice fishing. Ever notice how the Red Lake bite and many other lakes always die when the trucks and wheelhouses come out? Noise pushes them off. I like to have holes cut shacks set well before dawn in prime locations and be ready. Isn't that why there called sunfish And be quiet you cant realize how many times I witnessed on my camera fish spooking from as much as a boot with cleats scraping ice. Lastly when fishing on a piece of water get to know your neighbor fishing by you give a friendly Hello maybe start a conversation some small talk . You cant imagine how many leads locations on that lake I have got just by being friendly. Hopefully some of this advise tips will help a few in the Quest of a Trophy.
  21. Get together for cats and panfish. Stay tunes for for details.
  22. Has anyone been out to big swan recently? Curious how the ice is and if there are spots to avoid as I’ve not fished this lake before. Looking to target cats as my other lakes have been lacking this year. Don’t need other people’s spots just ice conditions. Would like to bring out my 3/4 ton and 17’ IC if possible.
  23. Hey y'all, Gf and I are having a bit of a time finding a lake in the twin cities area (about 30 minutes drive from downtown preferably) for her to go swimming and me to go fishing. Any suggestions or ideas?
  24. So if you are like me and have a jig addiction please help. I am looking for 3 mm sized jigs with bigger hooks. Why you ask I have been fishing lakes with big gills, but also have big crappies. Those tiny hooks on the 3 mm jigs just don’t seem to hold those crappies as well. I found the clam xl jigs but they are between 3.75-5 bucks jig. Anyone know where to find some small jigs with bigger hooks please let me know. Would you all be interested in finding jigs like this as well. Thanks
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