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Orlip

Anything going on. Hows the fishing?

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Orlip

Cool looks like i'll have this area to myself. smirk.gif

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SKIPPERS KID

Call me smirk.gif. I can hook you up smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif.

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Orlip

I was going to, It will be on the same weekend as last year. I'll call you today.

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evntam

I have no report for you, Orlip, but I plan on being out of Silver Bay on the weekend of 8/25 and/or 9/1.

When will you be up, in case we can compare notes on the water?

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Orlip

Be up on the 1st. Fish that evening and then again Sunday morning.

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ripstick

Just wondering if anybody has news. Thinking about going up next weekend.

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SKIPPERS KID

Orlip, The fish are going well just call me and we will get them smirk.gif.

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SKIPPERS KID

ripstick and i and deb will be out in the am and we will post what we did smirk.gif.

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ReelTimes

Tom, Appreciate a post on how you did. Our boat has been out of the water for a few weeks with some renovations and hope to get it back in tomorrow. We are thinking heading to SB if the weather holds up. Thx

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ripstick

Went out 2 harbors sat for the day. Picked up a few coho couple of kings and lake trout by the time we came in we had the lake to our own.

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LoonASea

I plan to launch at Silver Bay in the morning ,,,should be able to post a report before the holiday weekend ,,,Im hoping for a mix of lakers and salmon as I will be sharing my boat with a guy from Texas ( I dont think they have lake trout or salmon in Texas)

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ReelTimes

We will be putting in at SB in the morning as well. Probably won't be able to get there until 8 or so. We will be in a red 2100 lund fisherman. We did get a few down deep this evening in front of the pump house. Good luck!

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Northlander

Ill be looking forward to your reports guys. Rip and I will be up there Sat/Sun giving it a shot.

Rumor is Glow Spoons are hot up there. Glows are always "HOT" though when they sel for $6 plus a piece. wink.gif

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LoonASea

Launched out of Silver Bay at sunrise today,,,,didnt take long to find the lakers but couldnt buy a salmon today,,,did chat with a charter capt who picked up one coho and one king but he also commented that this was his worst outing for salmon this season and suggested going up the shore to Taconite Harbor if I wanted some salmon ,,,food for thought (no pun intended)

Good Luck if I dont see you on the water

Randy

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Northlander

Randy how deep were ya and what colors were goin? You should get a partner and come up Sat. It would be great if we could get 3 or 4 boats to work together on this thing.

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LoonASea

Steve

Purlpe glow and sutton spoons got most of the fish ,,,all the fish were caught on a break in 60-70 fow coming out of 110 ft using dipsys with 100 ft of line out ( 3 fish in the area are swiming around with my spoons in their mouth )

I will be up there sat ,,hope to see you there

Randy

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ReelTimes

We got a late start but dropped lines in SB at 8:30 and fished until 11:30 going 3/6....2 lakers and 1 coho all coming 60-75 down. Temp was 48 at 70 down. We then drove down to Twin Points but the low water level, rocks, and wind made us nervous about launching so proceeded to go to Two Harbors, grab a late lunch and dropped lines again. Fished 2:30-4:30 and went 4/5...3 lakers and 1 more coho. All fish came on bottom except the coho. At 2 Harbors we were fishing 100-120 depths on bottom with spoons. Temp was 48 at 95 down. The action was really good and wish we could have stayed longer but had to get back. Interestingly, of the 7 fish caught, 5 came on SWR rigs. Irrespective of catching fish, beautiful day to be out there. If your after salmon, I would go further north. If lake trout, I think the fishing is plenty good around the pump house without having to drive so far north. We did quite well Friday night right in front on the pump house. Same thing...everything off of bottom.

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outdoor ran

thanks for the reports guys.

Bill I know you fish KFM alot. Whats the deepest you have caught a laker down there? I seem to set everything in the top 100 fow but I see guys jigging in 200-250 fow. Makes me think I need to set some deeper. Tough to know where to set lines when your in 650 fow and your not marking fish.

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ReelTimes

I haven't fished Knife much this year with all the work being done on the boat but have caught them suspended 100-175 on many occaisions. I do know some catch them deeper but I haven't targeted those depths (i:e 200+). Most everyone probably already does this but for me the past few years I have learned how to better use my graph to find fish. Part of it was just learning how to better use my graph. As the fish move deeper in the summer, I almost always look for fish on the graph and underwater temp as my starting points, and that has improved my catch rate. Right now, between Duluth and Two Harbors the fish I am graphing on the north shore have been consistently in the 80-140 depth ranges, depending upon the day, prevailing wind currents, water temp,etc. Further north, the optimal temps were not as deep and that was reflected in the fish we graphed and caught in SB.

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Big Country

Hey Ran I can feel ya man. Many times I have been off of the knife and have not marked a thing in that range. I hear of guys hitting them out there, but I have had my best luck close to the island or between Larsmont and Twin-Ponds where it is not a billion feet deep. I have also done well going fairly close to shore going the opposite way back towards Stony Point. BC

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Northlander

Well we, Loonasea, Ripstick and myself, hit Silver Bay landing, wich is a very nice facility, at about 7am yesterday. Got out for a very bouncy ride and turned around and sat at the dock for a few hours hoping the wind would settle. No luck. Loonasea went home and Ripstick and I went into town for breakfast.

After B-fast we went and said Hi to Rips dad and went to a rummage sale we heard had some nice fishing items. Man did we get lucky on this one. Between me and Rip we bought 2 Diawa Sealine LCR's with rods, 1 Okuma Line counter with rod and a baitcaster and rod for a total of $90 I think it was! That there made it a good trip to me. tongue.gif

Anyhow back to fishin. Hit the lake at 1pm and it was a much better ride. We trolled for about 25 minutes and Rip had a nice 4# Lake on a rigger set at 50' down just before the discharge from the steel plant. Glow flame thrower took that one. We trolled for about 5 more hours and didnt lay the hook into another fish. Couple releases but that was it.

Another boat in town told us we stopped our northern troll about 1/2 mile to soon. They had caught 15 lakers from where we stopped (north of the caves) all the way up a few miles. frown.gif Oh well thats fishin a body of water you dont know at all. Sad part was what these guys caught there fish on was what we had ran quite a bit. confused.gif By the way if you guys are reading this Welcome to FM!

Oh well it was still a fun trip and the views are beautiful on that part of the north shore and the pizza wasnt bad either. Ill be back again thats for sure.

Pics hopefully to come.

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Nate McVey

All that way Steve and you didn't even stop in for a S.S. Nut Brown........... grin.gif

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ripstick

I think 930am could be a little early but could be fun. tongue.gif

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Northlander

Ya Shiner it was about 6:45am one day and 9:30 am the other when we rolled by. Believe me I was tempted. I still have a few Growlers in the fridge though. I may have to pop a Stout tonight.

Where the heck ya been. Cheffrey slave driven again? grin.gif

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    • cookie129
      With the ice reports all over the internet , conditions different at every access. I would say its best to check reports on the access you are planning on using.  Most if not all the phone calls about ice conditions and fishing reports can be found on social media . We still have plenty of openings for fish house rentals . I be leave Hillmens also has plenty of rentals this season still open , Including the behemoth double decker that sleeps 10 to 12. There phone number is 218 647 8504    We use Hillmens access during the ice season, I talked to Buddy  Hillmen this morning . He will be allowing  Wheelers/sleds out up to 2 miles. He also said to mention to drive slow and use extreme caution. as there is quite a bit of rough ice. With  another lite snow and breeze the rough broken ice will catch snow and may be harder to see.  Beacon Harbor is also allowing wheelers and sleds I be leave. They did have a fishing report  on there facebook page.   Westwind the premier resort here on upper red lake is well organized and also ready to go.  There were just a handful of portables on the lake yesterday.  I think I saw a couple out of beacon harbor, 2 out of hillmens and 4 or 5 out of westwind.  I did get out again last night deer hunting. I also had a shot. I missed. I'm shooting a recurve with no sites . I've taken a deer with a shotgun. 20 gauge, a rifle 30 30, a compound bow. So I went back to the recurve a few years ago. Man do I have the stories of all the misses over the years. It seems with a bow something always goes wrong. I can say that I think hunting with a bow makes you a much better hunter as you have to plan for shots under 30 yards.  2 years ago I was set up just off a snowmobile trail. If a deer walked by me it would be a 15 to 20 yard shot.  A small buck appeared to my left. He was coming right down the trail. I stood up. Grabbed my bow  as  I watched him  through the corner of my eyes. I only sit about 5 feet off the ground, with no cover to speak of my plan was to let him walk by, I would take the shot just after he passed. As he slowly passed by I took one step to turn as I drew back . The seat tipped down and spooked him. Off he went.  Standing there reviewing what happen I thought?  Man should I have pulled back while he was more in front of me. I thought would he of seen me move. I reenacted  what happen pulling my arrow back , aiming right in front of me again, thinking would he of seen me make that move. I repeated this about 5 times. I then hung up my bow and set down. Not long after I here a ruckus  to my right. I stand up ,look down the trail ,here comes a nice 10 pointer. Full speed.! He is going to run right where I was practicing aiming. I pull back and let her fly. My arrow wacks him right in the rib, he never even flinches or slows down. I watch him run down the trail with my arrow sticking in the side of him as he turns the corner.  I get down ,  right where I hit him there"s deer hair all over,  I get to where he jumped a fallen tree , more hair, I get to where he turned the corner and there' s my arrow bent in half with no broadhead. We never found a drop of blood. Bob harvested the same deer 4 days later. I found a small hole in his hide directly on a rib bone about the size of a pencil eraser.  Now back to last night. All of a sudden I here what I think is a deer running through the woods. I grab my bow, about 3 minutes later here comes a doe walking right where I expect,  She's going with the wind. She is going to walk right where I have shot a  flu flu arrow every night I've set in that spot.  I always pick a spot and fling a arrow before I get down. She had no clue I was there, I pulled back as she stepped out and my glove is right in my sight line. It throws my concentration off, I ended up panicking and flinging my arrow rather then resetting . I'm glad I missed , another lesson is put in the books. Take off glove? Different glove? Hunt when its warmer so I do not need gloves, The list goes on and on. Its the thrill of the hunt.    Well everyone have a happy thanksgiving  cookie  
    • monstermoose78
      This moose does not float as @Cret Jigs can attest too!
    • monstermoose78
      You catch much? How thick was da ice?
    • JBMasterAngler
      Group of people were ice fishing on forest lake this morning. Still a big open spot from the geese and swans.
    • mrpike1973
      Thank You sir!!
    • Rick
      Now is the time to talk with kids about the dangers of ice. Ice thickness varies greatly on lakes, ponds and rivers throughout the state. Some water bodies have none, while others have several inches, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  “Ice, especially early ice with snow cover, is extremely deceptive because you can’t see dangerous cracks or the thickness of the ice under the snow,” said DNR Conservation Officer Adam Block. “Parents need to teach their kids that ice is never 100 percent safe. If your child is near the ice, you should be near your child.” With many children out of school for holiday breaks, they may look toward newly forming ice for entertainment. “In addition to checking conditions locally and being prepared with an ice safety kit, anyone recreating on ice should be wearing a life jacket or float coat,” said Lisa Dugan, DNR recreation safety outreach coordinator. “A life jacket is the one piece of equipment that increases your odds of not drowning from cold water shock, hypothermia or exhaustion should you fall through the ice.” Ice safety guidelines
      No ice can ever be considered “safe ice,” but following these guidelines can help minimize the risk: Always wear a life jacket on the ice (except when in a vehicle). Children should never be unsupervised around ice. Caution children to stay off ponds, streams, and other bodies of water. A thin coating of ice on a pond or lake does not mean it is safe. Check ice thickness at regular intervals – conditions can change quickly. Before heading out, inquire about conditions and known hazards with local experts. Avoid channels and rivers. The minimum ice thickness guidelines for new, clear ice are: 4 inches for ice fishing or other activities on foot. 5-7 inches for a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle. 8-12 inches for a car or small pickup. 12-15 inches for a medium truck. Double these minimums for white or ice covered with heavy snow. For more information, visit mndnr.gov/icesafety and mndnr.gov/boatingsafety. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • curt quesnell
      Ice coming plenty early this year   https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2346535195421666&id=770784022996799
    • Chill62
      Prods, Thanks for becoming a recent member of this site.  I never give out that information online.  There are too many people who strictly fish a lake because someone said something on a facebook/online post and everyone hits the lake and destroys the lake.  I was fishing north of DL though on a very large lake that is relatively shallow.  Its a fun lake because not many people fish it but it has multiple public accesses on the lake.  Fishing has been relatively good on the lake and a buddy has been out there filming a few youtube videos also from there.  I plan on going out again on Friday earlier to see if they bite during the mid day.   I'll give you this information though its on a mid lake point fishing out from the weed line.  Its a muddy/silty bottom and the fish cruise the bottom and I'm assuming feeding on blood worms and that is why the soft plastic worked so well.  According to Navionic's there is a "hole" of 13-14 feet that isn't that big where our houses were set up.
    • Getanet
      Didn't venture out myself, but saw 3-4 people ice fishing on Alimagnet Lake that borders Burnsville and Apple Valley on Sunday.  I thought they were nuts, but nobody was swimming.
    • iiccee63
      Will have another ice report on Linwood Wed. afternoon. walking out with my chisel to really check it out.