• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
fishinbros

Pelican Lake fishing

Recommended Posts

fishinbros

family will be going up this weekend and would like to know what the walleye,cappies, or bass are biteing and where abouts to fish smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
B420

There is an excellent bite going on the west side on the Commander bar. I know a couple a guys that boated some real fatties there last week! I would hit it in the "low light" periods for sure. Best baits were windsor cokes and bud lights!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AWH

What are you doing, B420??? You're giving away a lot of people's secrets!!!!

Aaron

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TrophyEyes

I wouldn't consider those trophies. Thats catch and release only.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DancesWithWaves

the bass are on the flats i would assume. its been a couple weeks but towards the night they should be hitting topwater, along with the early mornings. If the sun is beating down attempt texas rigs under the docks. might pull out a few. good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phillyfacks

I tend to stay away from the commander..anything you catch from there isn't worth eating...but I did have some luck this past weekend just south of Lincolns point, there is a nice drop before you get to the marked boueys...caught about 5 keepers and a few smaller eyes, I was fishing between 30 and 40 fow, caught one as deep as 60 while my boat was being blown across the lake!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
B420

Philly,

Just make sure to use a leader to protect your lure at the Commander! What were the fish biting on out deep, redtails, leeches or crawlers?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slipknot

what size test leader would you recommend?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phillyfacks

Thanks for the advice I heard the night bite is really picking up there now! Well I would suggest using the thickest leader available..I'd maybe even go with a deep sea fishing leader...you can never be too safe! Umm I seemed to have the best luck with leaches..I bought some redtails but once you put them on the hook and drop em down there dead in the first 2 minutes so I got sick of wasting my money on those..plus every walleye I filleted up most had leaches in them

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phillyfacks

Hey I have a quick question for you guys out there..I'm looking to buy a new fish finder that also has GPS with it....right now I have a Lowrance X67C I bought it so I could use it ice fishing as well as in the summer and I was just wondering if anyone new if you could use the m68c model with lakefinder chips and also if they are reliable in the winter...any suggestions?? Broke college kid looking for something under $400-$500??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phillyfacks

Hey heading up to the cabin this weekend..just wondering how the fishing has been as of late? What have been the best depths for locating the walleyes? Have they moved in shallower now that the weather has cooled off alittle?? Any advice would be appreciated thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sportland_Bait

Our guides had some great trips up there recently. Many of the walleyes were 17-18 inches. Lindy rigs and redtails in 21-28 feet of water.

Jason Erlandson

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishroger

Water temps are 68-70. Gettin some cool nites. If your to cheap to use redtails, I did get a couple wallys trolling shad raps in the evening near the sunken islands, lots of bass hittin the raps too, some decent size.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phillyfacks

Whats the bite been like on Pelican as of late..has anyone been out there lately? Heading up for Labor Day and would like to find some walleyes before the summer is gone!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
B420

Philly,

The bite has been very good!! We have been trolling at dusk/night with husky jerks and have been doing very well in 8-15'.

Ben

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CrookedLake

Anyone have a prediction on the fishing from Sept. 28 thru Oct. 5? My dad, Brother and I are heading up to Breezy Point for some fishing. I've heard plenty of stories, but you guys sound like you what your talking about! Any help would be SWEET! -Jeff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishroger

thats usually an excellent time. The water temps are down and you can get into some nice wallys. Redtails work good. They can be deep, caught them as deep as 55'. Also other species like bass, crappies, and slimers are usually hittin. Pelican is an under rated bass lake. There is some good sized bass in there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phillyfacks

Crooked...it all depends on what you like to catch, I mainly fish walleye out of Pelican and I presume by the time of year they most likely will be around 18-25 fow that is if we have typical sept weather or not. Pelican has a lot of structure, your best bet is to find a steep drop or a sunken island. Lindy rigs with redtails have worked best for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CrookedLake

Thanks Roger and Phillydog! We predominantly fish for 'eyes and pike. We'll try Pelican for 3 or 4 days, if the fishing is good we'll stay, if not we'll head up to Turtle Lake.... Love the smallies. We usually troll structure w/lindy rigs and leeches or redtails... How are the pike for size on Pelican???? Thanks again! -Jeff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TrophyEyes

You can catch a lot of 3-4 lbs Pike. I would say that the biggest I have caught on the lake was about 37". I catch bigger pike ice fishing and I don't know why.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CrookedLake

Cool! We've never fished Pelican before..... Usually head to Turtle and Hatch Lake by Marcell. You guys are alright! Thanks - Jeff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SchloeRide

I've fished Pelican quite a few times and I have to say that at first the amount of structure on the lake can be a little overwhelming. Where do you even start. I have had my best luck late in September off Lincoln Point (steep drop) and the midlake hump (NW corner of it) but it seems every time I'm up there the wind is kicking up fierce and my small boat with matching small motor has a hard time staying on top of fish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CrookedLake

Once again, Thanks! One boat will be a 16', and the other an 18'. Thanks - Jeff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TrophyEyes

The lake is really shallow. I have caught a lot of fish right around Gooseberry Island. I have a cabin on the lake and have done very well pulling crankbaits this time of year. Right in the 10-14ft of water range. That way you can hit all the structure. You will pick up walleyes, pike and a lot of rock bass.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phillyfacks

I have that same problem..fishing off Licoln point and the wind! I find my spot and don't even have enough time to drop my line and I'm fishing in 60 feet! I only have a little black 14 footer and when the wind and waves pick up I'm screwed..when that happens I either find shelter in a bay or try trolling the breaks..pretty much all you can do with what ya have

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

Announcements



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Wanderer
      Ely area lakes were showing 69-71 today.  That was a warmer than expected surface temp but I doubt it goes very deep.  Very little spawn activity compared to past years for this weekend.
    • eyeguy 54
      I like the stretch upriver better but can only drift down that area.  I would wear my arms out traveling up stream!   Hopefully do a drift down soon.  
    • jhousenga
      59 crossing Daisy Bay Friday night. 67 in Big Bay this afternoon.
    • monstermoose78
      The stearms in the arrowhead are small very small I would recommend a 6 foot or short rod for most streams as you will be pitching your bait out. They are also over grown with brush wading these streams is a challenge. You will be fishing for mostly brook trout above the first posted boundary FYI it’s normally a large water fall but not always. Also the first week of June there will not be much from the lake to the first posted boundary anyways. Remember there special regs below the first posted boundary and the above the first posted boundary.  If you want to use your fly rod I would hit the small trout lakes in the area. A split shot and small chunk of crawler is my go to bait for Brookies. There are a few streams with some browns and rainbows but very few. If you are fly fishing look at Thompson lake by  devilstrack lake it’s catch and release. Mink lake, kimball lake are also good. 
    • Squirrelhawke
      Growing up in South Dakota I did quite a bit of fishing in the black hills for browns and rainbows, most of that fishing was best accomplished with a long pole and just drifting my bait down the stream if you can read the eddies and slacks in the water you should do fine.  Of course I'm assuming they bite the same up north as they do out west.  It was a kick when I went  back out there 2 years ago and on Sunday morning fished the little 6 ft wide stream running behind the campground, all the other campers were amazed that I would pull out a fish about every 20-30 ft no monsters but plenty of little beauties at 7-10 inches. If the water is clean and the fish are there you just gotta find out what they are eating at that time of year.  Hopefully this helps and if I'm wrong some of the guys with Minnesota experience will pipe up. 
    • Squirrelhawke
      I do a bit of fishing from the coon rapids dam on down to 694 and I usually bring 2 rods because I lose at least one lure to the rocks. Bear that in mind and also realize that there are nice smallies, eyes and cats in that stretch of river. I also had over 3 feet of pike eat my stink bait I had out for channel cats. If I didn't have a circle hook on it would have been a nice pic to share. Good luck and hope to hear of some good luck. 
    • delcecchi
      It would take a lot of code to make multiple windows tiling the screen work, would be my guess, and would create few additional sales so isn't worth the expenses.    Just pick up an inexpensive 5 to 7 inch unit and use it for the map.   
    • Wanderer
      You look like the Phantom Fisherman - except the toes.  Or maybe the River Detective  🕵️‍♂️ Gotta love those good runs in short times!   
    • Bryan P
      Awesome Eyeguy! That is a good run of smallies there. I like your spot, that was my favorite fishing stretch for them when I lived in St cloud. Mississippi is such a great smallie fishery. Im blessed to live right next to it too. Now lets get the current to go down some! 
    • eyeguy 54
      I LOVE SMALLIES !  LOL  I am blessed to live close to so much fun.