• 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  
luvtofish

Pelican Lake

Recommended Posts

luvtofish

I was just wondering if anybody has been up there and if there catching any walleye or northern's. What is the ice like out there right now. I will probably go up there in a few days.

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shack

Sounds like some gal went threw ice in a truck yesterday. Saw it on the local news.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DancesWithWaves

The walleye bite is ok. We caught a few smaller ones before dark. Slush spots are a pain. Ice was 8" where we were.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TrophyEyes

Coming up Friday. What depth are people catching the walleyes?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shack

I should be going up Friday to Friday and staying at Breezy Point. My family has two condo's up their next week. My boys will be going with my parents. I elected to stay home to finish basement and I have a couple of LOW trips for later this season I am saving the Vaca on.

Nothing like Breezy/Pelican on New Years Eve! cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishroger

Measured ice 2 days ago. Was 10" with some slush spots. The slush and snow has gotten better, but still slush spots. Putting permanent house out today. Definitely wouldnt drive a truck or car out there, foolhardy. Wheelers are fine. Gettin a few wallys around dark, nothing fantastic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TrophyEyes

Yeah, its a little early for trucks in my opinion. I am only walking out from the cabin so I should be ok. I have posted this question before about Pelican, but never got a response. I have a great morning spot that produces time after time. However this very spot shuts down at about 10am and does so all year round. I cannot pull another eye off that spot until the next morning. It is in 17 FOW on the weed edge, where one side drops down to 29 FOW and the other side goes up to 8 FOW with patchy weeds. Where would you target the fish after the morning rush that I experience? Shallow or deep? I really would like to know where to get them as the sun is going down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sportland_Bait

Hi TrophyEyes, your experience is pretty common. Our daytime bite is virtually nonexistent for walleyes. What they do during the day, thats anyones guess. There are many theories. I am surprised that if you are catching them there in the morning that you wouldn't catch a few again in the evening. Maybe it is just a morning spot?

Jason Erlandson

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BigFish1

I would try deeper. You could be in a funnel area. I have noticed that Pelican walleyes are easier to catch in the morning than in the evening.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shack

My kids and parents are swimming in the pool at Breezy point right now.

I wish I was at Pelican right now! frown.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TrophyEyes

Well I am back and it was a tough go. I caught 6 walleyes two pike 10 pearch and a whitefish. 3 of the walleyes were in the 18-22 range, but all the pearch were so small. One of the walleyes had one of the small perch in its belly. The whitefish was about 22 inches long and made a mess of my stuff when I got it on the ice with all the flopping around. I only fished about 8 hours the entire weekend, but had fun when I was out there. Broke in the new rod and am excited to come back. Oh yeah all but one fish was caught between 8am and 10am

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!