• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
seahag

1st time on 8th crow wing 8/25 need help!!!

Recommended Posts

seahag

This is my 1st time on 8th crow wing and heading up 8/25,going for walleye and bass primarily.Please help make this a memorable expierence.Thx to all in advance who respond.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jason Durham

Seahag-

It's a very good lake for bass and walleye and you'll be hitting it just right to have an awesome bass bite. You can get some nice largemouth in sloppy areas, but you'll catch way more out on the deeper weedlines. Crankbaits work really well this time of year, as do soft plastics. The mid-lake hump will put out a bunch of nice fish for you, just make sure you stay on the edge as you won't catch as many on top. If you want to chat more about it, give me a call when you get in to town, my name's in the book or grab a card from any of the baitshops.

Where are you staying out there?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
harleyman1

where are you staying at. we are going up the 18th at in we go resort.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
seahag

Thx Jason,This info will be very helpful,this is more of a family gathering and the fishing is not the main focus,but did want to maximize my time and effort on the water.I appreciate the info.I am staying at the In-We-Go resort arriving 8/25.Maybe I'll look ya up if I can swing it!Thx again!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
seahag

Hey HM1,We are also staying at the in we go resort checking in 8/25,we will be in cabin 2.It would be great if you can do some recon for us and maybe leave your findings at the lodge?How long are you up there for?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jason Durham

You two will both love it there. The owners, Ed and Sara Becker and their daughter and son are all exceptional people. They will undoubtedly ensure you have a great stay at their resort.

FYI-there are some big pike out there too, but there's an experimental reg. on the lake allowing you to only keep one northern and it must be over 40". Ask the owners or any long time guests about the huge pike that swim up to the boat or stick their nose out of the water and snake along the surface. It's pretty amazing to experience if you're in the right place at the right time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
harleyman1

i will leave a note at the front desk on how we did and where to go. we are in cabin 3. this our third year in a row to in we go. back in the late 70's and early 80's we went to in we go 7 years in a row when the myers owned it. before that we went to upper red lake 7 years in a row. anyway last year if you look out from the shore we had good luck for blue gills and bass on the reeds to your left. my wife caught a blue gill by those reeds and before she got it to the boat a pike took it for a ride had alittle battle then broke the line. ha ha ha . she was all excited. looking out from the shore to your right at the lily pads we caught 10 bass all in one morning we had a blast. my mom caught a 2 1/2 pound walleye on the island. but that was last year. i will leave a note at the desk for this year. is this your first year up there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
seahag

Thx Jason,I'm looking forward to an awesome time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
seahag

Hi HM1,yes this is our 1st time on 8th crow.I appreciate the info you can leave at the front desk.What do you know about the other chains 6,7,,9,10? Are they navigable from 8th or even worth checking out?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
solbes

I'm usually on 11th, but have gone to 8th a couple of times. I'm guessing 9th and 10th are better pike lakes (like 8th, these have special 1 fish, 40" minimum reg). No access to 6th or 7th from 8th. There is a navigable access into 9th and 10th. The crow wing chain is grouped like this for navigating between lakes:

4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st (long drive to 1st though)

7th, 6th, and 5th

10th, 9th, and 8th

11th

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
seahag

Thx solbes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
seahag

Hey HM1,Thanks for the left over bait,it came in handy,we only had rain 1 day,the owners, resort and cabin were great.The fishing was a bit tough but we did manage to pull in some nice bass,largest being 18" with 1 pike going 27" We are strongly considering going up there next year.Thought you would like to know.Thx for everything

seahag

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
harleyman1

your welcome. sorry i didnt get the note ready for you but when we were packing to come home the battery went out of our jeep librety so i was to busy getting a new one and getting it in. i told ed to tell you were we had the best luck. i hope he let you know. we are going up the same time next year but we will have an exrta person with us next year my wife is expecting in feb. our best day was when my wife and i went out in the morning we caught 8 bass in about a 40 yard stretch biggest being 15 1/2.

Share this post


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



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • mrpike1973
      Did real good on cats today got 4 wife 4 and I got a huge sucker that was fun. Horseshoe sure opened up today.
    • eyeguy 54
      Sure glad you had some help moose and all turned out well ! 
    • Rick
      Impressive, both Tom and Jeremy
    • eyeguy 54
      Almost time but maybe not quite... Although I did get the yak out of the backyard today, on to the trailer and up front to spend some time prepping it for time on the water soon.  Indeed it was fun getting out with you and the gang a few times this winter and looking forward to the next outings whenever they may be. WIll share what worked for me and look forward to reading some more info from others. Panfish is what I love going after and I had great fishing with gold jigs almost all winter. Did use a few other colors that worked also but that gold was hard to not use. Tear drop style tungsten in and 4 mm from Widowmaker Lures. Tried some from sportsmens direct also the last couple outings and liked them also. For plastics, the wishbone was good and also impulse mayflies and slug bugs. Tried and bought too many different things to try... LOL. Fished with shrimp for the first time ever this winter and that was a challenge and fun to try something different.  Started out with my good old ultralight gander mountain rods with the frabil titanium spring bobber and then bought a couple of the TUCR Inferno with the orange tip. I really like them for the 4mm and prefer the old ganders with a 3mm. Won a custom 32 inch power noodle from Kichler Custom Rods in Elk River at an event in Wisconsin and used it a few times yesterday. Very nice and looking forward to playing with it more. CGI inline reels still doing their job fine and I did grab one of the new Descent inlines and it worked sweet also. Nice that it now has a pop off spool instead of the gold screw off knob. 10 1/4 was my biggest gill and 14 for the crappie. Even went after catfish 3 times. Saw my first catfish tornado on the vex and iced a lot of fish after being taught how to use a bobber right for those super light biters. thx RickG   My highlight of the winter was getting a PB northern on a tip up up on Mille Lacs with stick in the mud. Fun City! My good old FL 18 is still working dandy and although I am tempted to upgrade, not sure if I will. Nills 6 inch saved my back from the hassles of the gas and when I put the Milwaukee on it life got even better. All in all a fantastic winter fishing with great guys and learning how to be a better fisherman.   Fish On! 
    • monstermoose78
      Well monstermoose78 is done ice fishing around here for the year. Why you ask I fell through yes there was 28-30 inches of ice on the lake, but the shoreline nope. Went fishing with @Cret Jigs and we had fun fishing. I cut lots of holes and we got some good ones for the knife. Cret jigs brought a plank for the way out but on the way in I did not make it to the plank. Cret jigs helped me get my stuff the shore and out. I worry about the guy on the wheeler and they guy who used the plank to get out too. Thanks Cret jigs for a fun day. 
    • redlabguy
      To all you guys who’ve been keeping us posted, thank you. I’m an islander so I don’t have much hope for the opener, but I’ve been reading all the posts (read them year around), including entertaining posts on new gear, and, again, thanks for letting a lot of guys know what’s going on there. The current weather, forecast and web cams, give me hope! I’m thinking I may get back home in three weeks, maybe four. Keep the sun shining, Dick
    • jkrash
      What a difference a day makes, yesterday the dam was locked up tight and today it's roaring. Walleye should be running this week...
    • IceHawk
      Well this morning was officially the end of the ice season for me.   Its been a lot of days on the ice this winter and I have to admit I'm  a little burnt out.   It wasn't easy but it was time to end it.  Have to admit It was a sad moment putting the gear away but it was time as needed space today to put the boat in the garage   Learned a lot of new water and reacquainted myself with some old standbys. Fished 10 different counties this winter so definitely fished a lot of different areas.  Fished many species on the ice this winter so there never was a dull moment. Didn't take a ton of pics just a few need to take more just have never been a pic type of guy LOL.   Iced 7 walleyes between 26-28 3/4 all on local lakes.  So just a tip if you dedicate some time locally big eyes can be found. Fished panfish everywhere in the state highlight area for big fish being Becker and Ottertail Douglas counties. Biggest gill this winter was 10 3/4    many 10's came topside but couldn't break 11 this winter. Craps 15 inchers were tops. Good fish but had goals set at a 16.  Some things learned this ice season where number one lure for the eyes was a old school hammered silver Swedish pimple. It far out produced anything else.   Kenders tungsten where my mainstay for gills and crappies. The plastics of choice were power bait wishbones,  chigger frys, and Northland impulse mayfly's.  The catfish were a hoot and a  change of pace did well on Maynards slammers Glow red. The equipment and gear I was running and never failed me all season were Thorne Bros Rods- For eyes Perch sweethearts. For the Panfish I was running  Power Noodles, panfish sweethearts,  and my favorite the Tripwire. Reels Pflueger Presidents, Prestige ,and Supremes.. Did use some inlines also from 13 fishing The free falls where worth every penny. Ran a K-Drill 8 inch early and late and During the thick ice Ran my strikemaste Lazer.  Vexilar Electronics the old trusty FL18 my eyes underwater, Please Don't  think that I'm pushing these products because I'm sponsored by them, I'm Not. Just want to give a thumbs up and honest opinion on  some top notch equipment that has worked and weathered the storm of a good hardwater season. Realize we all work hard for our dollars and I can honestly say these products where worth every penny and never let me down!  Well Off to the Garage to start getting the boat ready for the Next season  By the Way big Shout out to some of the best Anglers I had the chance to share the ice with this season from FM.  Thanks  Borch,  Bass Thumb,  Moose,  Eyeguy, Rick G , Tom Sawyer for shareing some ice time with me.  Hopefully I get to meet and fish with a few other FMer's this summer or next hardwater.  We had some great Times great laughs and managed to even ice a few fish   Looking forward to having a few summer outings in the future.  BYE BYE Ice Hello open water 
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Thank for the update and photo Dave and Diane! Cliff
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I was out on Vermilion fishing today again. Big bay still has about the same amount of ice but the ice is a lot softer now! Small patches of 4" to 6" deep slush pockets on it. Pike bay seemed solid when we went out but when we returned almost the entire bay had about 6" of very soft slushy ice on top! That will be my last trip out this winter. Talked to one Native that I saw checking a  net that he had  out under the ice in Pike Bay. He had caught around 15 walleyes and a pike today and 8 or so walleyes yesterday. Tough way to catch fish! Cliff