• 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  
kdawg

any walleye bite lately?

Recommended Posts

kdawg

I'm gonna try to get out in the NE metro soon (white bear, bald eagle, centerville). Is anyone having any luck with a walleye bite or is the bite slow? Don't need any specifics, just wondering how the bite is going as of late. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Slyster

We (4 boats) had a small friendly walleye tourney just today... (Saturday Sept 8) and not ONE walleye was caught! So there. smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kdawg

thanks for the reply, sly. I was guessing water temps might have to cool off a little more before any type of bite hits.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
skip across

Hey, new to the area and the site.

went out this weekend on a local lake and the walleyes have just started to bite. caught 3 14-16" on friday and the same saturday. mixed in were some northern and bass. fun fishing but the lake was packed with recreation boats.. the water patrol was out both days and it seamed like i was the only one on the water that wasn't checked. I guess that could relate to the fact that i was the only one fishing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PierBridge

Skarupa welcome to the site... grin.gif

Any relation to Dave Skarupa from MPLS?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shorefisher

They are starting to bite a little better the past week. The bite for me though has been after 9pm in less then 6 FTW. Jig and minnow and just letting it sit on the bottom or if it is a calm night a slip bobber. They are not hitting moving targets for me yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kdawg

Good to know, shorefisher and skarupa. I'm getting pretty antsy and will probably try my luck wed. night. If I make it out, I'll leave a post as to my success or lack thereof.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kdawg

Following-up on my "success or lack thereof".... got skunked. However, I was in a rush to get to the lake before it was dark and didn't have all my ducks lined up, so to speak, so I was a bit unprepared. I pretty much had to stay in the 12-17 ft range because I couldn't find any areas around six feet that weren't total weeds. The water temp was 68 degrees. Next time I'm gonna get out early to scout some areas during the daylight, and have all my equipment (like a light for in the boat so I can tie-up diffent presentations, DUH). Anyhow, it was a short 2.5 hours of fishing and I'll be back out soon - I'd really like to get into some walleye's on white bear for a change. Please feel free to follow-up post with any helpful info. on getting into white bear walleyes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HugoBox

I haven't been out myself after eyes lately but I took a photo of a 28" walleye for a guy who was pulling cranks pretty fast over shallow weedlines.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shorefisher

Kdawg, Don't feel bad. Hit WBL Sunday only one very small eye. Hard to find a weedless spot in shallow even with day light out there. Picked mine up a sunset on top of bar. Water still a little warm I think. Chisago chain has put a few in the boat but again small. Thinking of Clear this weekend? It can only get better grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kdawg

Thanks for the input, shorefisher. Well, I tried centerville last Sat., thinking, "smaller lake, water cools faster, less water clarity", just might be the ticket?!.... NADA. No walters, but 2 northern and 3, 8" crappies. No action whatsoever in the evening. I'm definately scratching my head, but will continue trying. I started out with jig/minnow, a couple light bites that were missed. Tried spinner with crawler, a no-go. Trolled some shad raps to no avail. Then went with a floating jig head and 2' snell, lindy-style, this is what caught the fish. All fish were caught in 12' of water and I worked it hard from 5' to 15'. BTW, water temp. was around 62... I think. Let me know how you do on clear. If I'm home this weekend, which is highly unlikely at the moment, I just might give clear a try myself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
skip across

thought i would post again because this was just crazy.

took my buddy out on monday to a local lake in the afternoon and started trolling rapalas over a flat. was trying for walleyes but all we could get were bass. We caught 7 bass between 14 and 19 inches. after trying a different area with no success, we came back to the original spot to try for walleyes. We drifted over the flat with jigs and minnows and caught 5 fish between 18 and 21 inchs. we were just about to call it a night and i hooked up with a big fish. after a 10 minute battle, i brought in a 27 inch walleye. caught it in 3 feet of water. on a side note, i think the reason they bit so well was a warm from came through. when we went out the temp was 76 and when we came back in that night it was 80. best fishing trip of the season. unfortunatly, we didnt have a camera so the only photos are the ones we kept for dinner, which i dont think you can post... not sure

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HAppnhook

Was this a weedy flat or relatively bare? With jigs, I'd imagine it had little vegitation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
skip across

there were some weeds, but mostly sand, clay and some rock. it was frusterating because we would get hung up a lot with weads but you could usually pull through them..

went out thursday night and had an interesting day.

got out there and put 2 nice eaters on the stringer. then the stringer fell off the hook and was in the water. i put on a big rapala in hopes of catching the stringer, and after about 1/2 hour i finally hooked into something which i thought was the stringer because it wasnt fighting that much but you could tell it was moving. finally got it in and was a 24 inch walleye. tried to anchor later in the day and got blown off the spot.. and broke off my anchor rope. stared to lightning out so i had to leave the anchor and get off the lake

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shorefisher

Never made it to Clear, Did Green lake (Chisago) did get a few but they are very small 10" smirk.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wmn luv me walleye fearme

fished tonka on wed night picked up a couple jig minnow about 30 feet then storm blew us off the lake

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
b1gf1sh1

croix smirk.gif

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 :)

    • Jmnhunter
      i cant narrow it down, just ordered a new regulator  and hose assembly instead; cant find replacement hoses locally anyhow that i could test out
    • SkolVikingsGuy
      Wondering if this coming Memorial Day weekend would be a good weekend to come up or if the fishing is slow?  Would love to have the kids catch some easy walleye if possible.  
    • BobT
      Got a reply from the DNR to my last question, which included a reference to tournaments. She forwarded my question to another and I'm still waiting for that reply. 
    • PSU
      In case anyone is interested. The link says 2017, but inside the link says 2018 https://www.cityautoglasswalleyeclassic.com/copy-of-2017-winners  
    • Rick
      A region-wide effort to better understand West Nile virus in ruffed grouse is getting underway in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.  “In the Great Lakes region, West Nile virus has been found in a small number of grouse with no known population-level effects at this point,” said Charlotte Roy, grouse project leader with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Still, we want to let hunters know we’re in the first steps of monitoring the virus, and we’re planning to do some limited testing of birds this fall.” In 2017, West Nile virus was identified in more ruffed grouse in the Great Lakes states than in the past. The virus has been present in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin for about 17 years. West Nile virus has been documented in more than 250 species of birds; however, not all birds develop clinical disease from the virus. Corvids (including blue jays and crows) are very prone to illness and death from the virus, while other species may be less so or may not develop symptoms at all. Last year, Michigan had 12 positive cases of West Nile virus in ruffed grouse. Prior to 2017, only one positive ruffed grouse had been found in Michigan, and that was in 2002. The virus was confirmed in one ruffed grouse in the early 2000s in Minnesota, and is yet to have been detected in a Wisconsin ruffed grouse. West Nile virus in ruffed grouse has become a topic of concern because of a recent study in Pennsylvania reporting that the virus may have contributed to population declines in areas of lower-quality habitat or where habitat was scarce. Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin are in the early stages of planning to test samples from grouse this fall but at this point there is no evidence that the virus is having a population-level impact in the Great Lakes region. “By monitoring birds at a regional level, we will be able to gain a better understanding of this disease in ruffed grouse,” said Kelly Straka, state wildlife veterinarian with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Ruffed grouse are hunted annually by around 300,000 hunters across the three states. Preliminary reports from 2017 hunters were mixed across the Great Lakes region. While the virus could impact brood survival of grouse, other factors such as cold, wet springs during nesting and hatching; drought conditions; or habitat decline can also affect birds seen and harvested. Biologists in the region are optimistic that the great habitat for ruffed grouse in the Great Lakes states will help populations thrive despite the virus. “We are looking to hunters and outdoor enthusiasts to help us in this endeavor,” said Mark Witecha, upland wildlife ecologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. “This is an excellent example of agencies and organizations taking a proactive approach and working together to expand our knowledge about WNV and ruffed grouse.” Recently, the Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Health Committee held its annual meeting in Traverse City, Michigan. West Nile virus was one of the topics for state wildlife health leaders. More than 25 wildlife health professionals from 13 Midwestern states and Canada were in attendance. Individual agencies are currently reviewing ways they will be monitoring their grouse populations for West Nile virus, and additional information will be shared when more details are determined. Like humans, wild animals can be exposed to West Nile virus and survive the exposure. Currently, there is no evidence of humans becoming infected by consuming properly cooked birds or by handling birds. Research has shown dogs can be infected but are very resistant to developing clinical signs of the disease and are considered an end host. Ruffed grouse hunting is open in the fall and Minnesota hunting information can be found at mndnr.gov/hunting/grouse. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • TheEyesofanAngler
      what temp is between 55-60 degrees in central minnesota 
    • gimruis
      Isn't that something how they don't recognize the blind as a problem?  I've had turkeys walk literally right next to it too.  Nice bird FishandFowl, hope you didn't pulverize it too bad.
    • Rick
      An angler from Stillwater has set a new record for lake sturgeon in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ catch-and-release category.  Jack Burke and fishing buddy Michael Orgas were recently on a lake sturgeon fishing trip to remember. Fishing on the Rainy River in Koochiching County, the duo was having a lot of success fishing for Minnesota’s biggest fish, landing 20 fish in three days including six lake sturgeon over 60 inches before hooking into the new state record – a 73-inch long lake sturgeon. “We had been having some great action and knew there were big fish in the Rainy River,” Burke said. “This particular fish took about 45 minutes to reel in. When we got it closer to the boat it blew some bubbles and came to the top; I knew it was a huge fish!” Burke caught the fish on May 4, around 11 a.m. using a muskie rod supplied by his fishing partner Orgas, with 80-pound braided line rigged with a circle hook and crawlers. The fish measures 73 inches in length and 30 inches in girth. This beats the previous record by 3 inches that was set by two separate anglers who both boated 70-inch fish on the same day in April 2017. There are two kinds of Minnesota state records: one for catching and keeping the biggest fish in each species based on certified weight; and the other for the length of a caught and released muskellunge, northern pike, lake sturgeon or flathead catfish. The DNR announces new state records in news releases, on social media and on the DNR website. Find current records and guidelines for each type of state record at mndnr.gov/recordfish. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • gimruis
      I went out on Saturday for about 5 hours and my friend and I caught a lot of crappies but they were mostly all dinks (8-10 inchers).  We only caught 4 of them over 10 inches.  Plus a few small bass and one pike.  We released all of them.  Water temp was right around 60, a little warmer up shallow in a bay.
    • Rick
      Avid angler Dustin Stone caught a new state record silver redhorse in the certified weight category of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ record fish program.  Stone caught the 10-pound, 6-ounce silver redhorse while fishing for lake sturgeon on the Rainy River in Koochiching County on April 28. He was fishing with 80-pound braided line tipped with a night crawler. “We had been doing very well fishing for sturgeon, landing seven fish over the 60-inch mark,” Stone said. “We started catching a bunch of suckers and redhorse before this fish, so this fish felt quite a bit bigger than the others.” Fortunately for Stone, his fishing buddy had extensive knowledge about fish like silver redhorse, and Stone almost released the fish until his partner advised him to check the weight and current record on that species of fish. The new state record silver redhorse was weighed on a certified scale at a meat shop in Granite Falls, where two observers witnessed the weighing. Two DNR fisheries experts in the Ortonville office confirmed the species identification of silver redhorse. The official weight is 10-pounds, 6-ounces with a length of 26-3/4 inches and a girth of 17-1/2 inches, beating the previous state record of 9-pounds, 15-ounces held since 2004. “I’m glad the DNR does this record fish program. It’s fun to see the records. I’m kind of addicted to this now and I’m going to try and break a couple more!” Stone said. There are two kinds of Minnesota state records: one for catching and keeping the biggest fish of each species based on certified weight; and the other for the length of a caught and released muskellunge, northern pike, lake sturgeon or flathead catfish. The DNR announces new state records in news releases, on social media and on the DNR website. Find current records and guidelines for each type of state record at mndnr.gov/recordfish. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.