• 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  
Seeker of Clayface

Clearwater Lake, near Leonard

Recommended Posts

Seeker of Clayface

A gal that I've been dating has family near there. We're thinking of heading up sometime in Dec. What's the word on the walleyes? Not looking for specific spots, just generalizations. Worth the time? Other lake recommendations?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
zachp

Two weeks ago I lost the biggest walleye i've ever seen in my life on that lake, the net man(I was alone so it was me) missed her and she took one more run and snapped the line...it wasn't a 28-30" walleye either, i got a good look at her on the surface and she was a beast...anyways the lake is pretty deep overall with a few sunken islands and humps, i've only fished it a few times in my life(all this summer) but i'm going to be spending some time on her this winter...it's a neat looking lake, lots of scenery, mostly walleye with some decent sized perch and also some big northerns, there may be more selection but that's all i caught. I'd start fishing either the shoreline breaks or around the sunken islands, the navionics chip has the lake and the islands are somewhat close, but you'll have to do some searching. I'm going to start at the area I lost buelah, she has haunted my dreams for the past two weeks.

Good luck,

Zach

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Seeker of Clayface

Thanks for the info. Hopefully be up there in a couple of weeks or so to check things out.

Side note: We went boating on Clearwater last summer (no fishing) and came across a 31" eye floating on the water. It was barely alive and covered with some odd looking fungus or something.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
waska

in the winter how deep do you guys typically fish walleyes after dark?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
zachp

I'm not sure, next week sometime will be my first ice experience on Clearwater, hopefully i'll know more then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fish Toys
You guys should get a lake map being the lake is loaded with structure and it would help you out immensely. Yes there are wall hangers in there! I don’t know of any bait shops that could help you out either? Might be one in Gonvick?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Lee the bonehead

My family's from Clearbrook - near there. My uncle Oscar called it the dead sea. We have since learned that he was wrong, but finding biting fish takes some study/patience. If you have good electronics you'll love the lake - enough to consider committing to that relationship!

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 :)

    • CigarGuy
      Chad, was that on the West end?  My turn to follow you around 😀. I'll be back up Thursday night!!
    • TomWehler
      Swim 9 am this morning.  No idea on temp but Major Shrinkage.  Coolimoolio! keep on rocken!   T  
    • pikeandchester
      Spent a couple hours on German. Slow fishing, just a couple small sunnies, the boy and I where happy to be out though.  Water temperature ranged from mid 60s to mid 70s. No fresh vegetation and dirty water. Must still be running a bit behind despite the warm weather.
    • Raven77
      Got to get the first fish guts on it yesterday!
    • Raven77
      Interesting. So the sows are still in shallow? We fished 10-24' the past 3 days and have done well with a lot of 14-18" eyes using Lindy rigs and rainbows.  
    • Raven77
      Here's my new boat.  Saw probably 30 Verados in the past 3 days on the east and and west ends.  
    • redlabguy
      We had two fishing tournaments this weekend. Walleyes on Saturday and bass on Sunday. I met the bass winners today and talked to them about their walleye win Saturday. That’s right, they won both!  On Saturday, they entered the walleye tournament but just because they were on the lake to pre-fish for bass. They fished with stick baits in shallow water, looking for bass beds. As shallow as 4’. And dang if they didn’t keep catching walleyes. Big ones, including 2 over 26”. 21 lbs. in all. Apparently, they’re pretty good at finding bass, too. Big $ weekend for them!
    • BRL
      Ugly Saturday on Norwegian Bay. One Pike off of Windsock Island, nothing else much to speak of. Cold and windy but finished off with a beautiful Evening. There were a couple of good eyes caught near the north end, a 27" and a couple in the slots but most boats didn't see much. I saw 2 caught in front of the beach at Life of Riley in a matter of a couple minutes.  Sunday morning we met up with some friends and went out of Tower. Dragging bottom bouncers with minnows in 24-32' produced 11 keepers between the 4 of us, largest about 16" and lots of throw backs. Best luck just off of Priest Island. 4 hours of fishing with everyone except me pulling them in the boat until the last 10 minutes I put two in the livewell. I broke off with 10 minutes to go and was going to quit when everyone said "no, keep going!"  Glad I did cause I finished strong and redeemed myself. Never give up!
    • JBMasterAngler
      Went to Franconia on Saturday. Wind was cold and miserable! With it howling straight downstream, my options were pretty limited, so we mostly trolled up and down the main channel. Caught 1 pike, 2 smallies, and 1 white bass.
    • ANYFISH2
      Things seem to be moving right along.  Yesterday on a small Cass county lake we found sunfish and crappies in 6ft+/- ft of water with some crappies already on beds.