• 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  
hondavxr

11-12 Report

Recommended Posts

hondavxr

I think the fall bite for walleyes and saugers is on. I had great luck today in the Prescott area with vertical jigging with live bait and plastics alone. In the morning I couldn't keep the saugers off the line. Took home a few for the fryer. Only one walleye was caught today, but it was a dink. Biggest saugers this time around were fat 17"s . Good luck out there y'alls.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
blueroof

I had a decent bite south of the 94 bridge and around Bayport yesterday. Chrome blue #12 husky jerk did the best. Minnows were working too. It appeared some folks had luck with vertical jigging.

Many thanks to Jack for saving my afternoon! I dropped by Jimmy's for some minnows and they had a closed due to medical emergency sign on the door. I only had about 6 redtails left from the weekend. A man named Jack (with a Thorne Bros cap) was gracious enough to give me a couple scoops of his Vados fatties. Funny enough, I spotted Brain from Jimmy's bait on the river fishing. I'm not positive, but I don't think it was the sort of medical emergency that you need to go to the hospital for...

LB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
croixeyes

Blueroof.aside from cough! cough! medical emergencies.This time of year is really tough on those small bait shops.You sit all day and sell nothing,I guess thats just part of the business though.That wasnt you sitting on the south side of the swingbridge on Sunday afternoon was it.I came cruising by around 3:30.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
blueroof

Croixeyes - I imagine it does get slow this time of year, especially weekdays. I certainly won't hold it against them, hands down the best bait in Stillwater! Couldn't have been me, Sunday I didn't launch until 3:45 at Beanies, stayed south of the 94 bridge.

This weekend wind forecast looks pretty good, can't wait to get out again!

LB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tsewdim

Hey guys, long time lurker-first time poster. Just wanna say, I love this site. I made it out this past Monday as well. Fishing conditions were near perfect that day. Fished near Prescott and hammered the saugers. All fish C&R'd. It was a great way to "end" the season.

With that being said...can't wait til ice!

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 :)

    • Wakemup
      65-66 in Norwegian yesterday and 63 in Niles.
    • 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!