• 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  
Dhenry

Saturday Night

Recommended Posts

Dhenry

Made it out Saturday night. Got to the lake and everything looked perfect....a little wind blowing in and very little boat traffic. We fished from 5:15 until 1:15 and ended up with eight fish. The two biggest were a 26" and a 27 7/8" that looked like it was going to explode it was so fat. We caught fish from Garrison to the Casino bay with no real pattern emerging except for speed. Caught all our fish on HJ 12's at a speed from .65-.85. We caught our first fish as soon as we got out and then had a lull for about an hour.

It has definitely been tuffer this fall than last, but how can you beat being out in decent weather with no other boats. I'll be headed out again this weekend and hope to get out a couple of times next week. Last year we had our best big fish night the weekend after thanksgiving so there is still hope. Good luck to all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Team Otter

Nice report D'. I'd take some nice weather after Thanksgiving too. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mykal

Nice work D. Heck we haven't even seen the rock bite take off yet. We are still a week off from last years water temps at this time. Here's one for you. We may still be in the boat when the winter slot change goes into effect. crazy.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PieEyed

I was out Friday night and the bite was defiantly weird to say the least. I've never had this happen before. About 30ft into my trolling run I hit a weed so I took off the weed and casted back and instantly fish on. It was a nice fat 24" as soon as my buddy netted it he threw his lure out and smacked a 25”. As I was letting mine go I heard something splash, I looked up with me head lamp and there was a walleye swimming. It appeared to me the fish were chasing perch to the surface. So I put on a floating rap and retrieved it so it was only an 1" or so under the surface. Over the next hour we had nonstop action. Between my buddy and I we caught 8 really fat walleye. A couple 26", a couple 25", a few 24" and one was a 6 lb 23”, it’s the fattest walleye I’ve ever seen. We also seen many more swimming around the surface in 3 1/2fow. They were so aggressive I thought we were going to be in for one heck of a night and then nothing. We trolled another 4-5 hrs with two more fish to show for our efforts. Even though most of our evening was spent not catching fish it was the most fun I've had this year on the pond. The fish get fatter every trip I make up there.

Mykal when does the slot change? Oh by the way I seen you out there a few weeks ago. Looked like you were doing pretty well.

Nice post Dhenry!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Eyewitness

Hey Pie, norht, south, east, or west side of the lake?

Or if you want to be more specific tht would be cool.......:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Paul Waldowski

Pieyed,

I've seen that a couple of times and as the old saying goes....right time, right place....It's a blast.

Slot changes December 1st.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Walleye Mike

PieEyed,

Nice post, I wish I could've been out there with you. Any plans on getting out again before freeze-up? T-day weekend I might make a run at it if the weather cooperates.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dhenry

How sweet it would be to be out in December. I think we have a chance this year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
crazyice

It does indeed look good for open water action into the early part of december. But hopefully that won't last too long! grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PieEyed

Eyewitness, I was on the North side.

You're right Paul it was a blast and not another boat in sight and only one other rig at the access. It was great!

Walleye Mike, I'm hoping to make at least three more trips out there before I put the boat away. Give me a call, I'll be out there over Thanksgiving weekend too.

I agree Dhenry I'd love to still be out in the boat in December. Maybe I'll see ya on the water this Saturday. The only problem is I'm having troubles rounding someone to go with so if you have room for one more give me a shout.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Borch

I pulled cranks during December full moon one time when it was a very warn fall and the fullmoon landed in the first week. Caught a few eyes as well. laugh.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mykal

Pigeyed, yes that must have been us. Weird night for sure. We caught all of our Eyes in the same little spot.

Hope to see you out there again.

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 :)

    • DLD24
      I bet a lot of people fishing the big tourney wish you would have posted this before the tournament haha. What size jerkbaits were you guys using 10s? Great video.
    • delcecchi
      Best   I could do.  If you get deperate, Big Bay of Vermilion is only like 25 miles down the road.   
    • Rick G
      Great video, thanks for sharing, Mitch😉
    • Rick G
      Those are some nice fat bass😉. Avon area is fun, lots of good water out there. Spunk chain has nice green bass and a bonus walleye now and then.  . Pelican and Pine are both worth a try a couple times a yr as well, have done very goid on Pine when its been too windy to get on the bigger lakes. You mentioned a kayak? St Johns lakes are awsome, though I haven't been out there in couple yrs
    • Rick
      Nice outing and very nice pics.
    • Wheres_Walter
      Headed up tomorrow for Memorial weekend.  Any tips on walleye patterns?  Deep?  Shallow?  Still chubs/rainbows?  Not looking for spots or secrets, just a little info to get started.   Smallies move up yet with the water temp rising?
    • Borch
      Thanks for checking. 
    • Rick
      The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges property owners in the southern part of the state to wait one month before removing evergreens that are showing stress after a harsh winter and late spring. Some will recover.  DNR forest health specialists have received reports of spruce, white cedar, and white pine that appeared to die suddenly in Fillmore, Houston, Freeborn, Goodhue, and Hennepin counties. In some cases, up to 90 percent of needles in the upper canopy of spruce trees have fallen off, while the bottom branches remained green. “In most instances, this extensive needle loss is the result of severe winter drying,” said Brian Schwingle, DNR forest health specialist. “Warm, windy days with low humidity in late April caused evergreen needles to lose moisture, and the frozen soil in the root zone prevented water from moving back into the needles to replace that moisture.” Recently planted evergreens and smaller trees were hardest hit. Schwingle recommends that people keep an eye on their evergreens and wait to see if they regain their canopy with new growth. Trees with 50 percent or more of their needle canopy remaining could recover. For more information, see hort.uwex.edu/articles/winter-burn. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • SkunkedAgain
      I don't follow things closely, so I just found out about this last night. The Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade is hosting a pig roast fundraiser on Saturday from 4-7pm to support its operations. There are live and silent auctions along with stuff for the kids. Check it out:   http://www.lakevermilionfirebrigade.com/a-squealin-good-time-for-all-ages/ We are going to go.
    • TheEyesofanAngler
      I’ve heard phenomenal things about the rivers, willhave to pull the kayak out and get on it. Thank you everyone for the feedback. I’ve checked out Clearwater, I really enjoyed it but lately it seems to tough for my 14ft boat to be stable out there on a windy day.  I’ve had success in Avon lately.