• 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  
Maximum12

Marion Lake

Recommended Posts

Maximum12

Was out on Marion Lake last week - man, is that some shanty town right out from the boat access. Couldn't believe how many perms there are in the northern basin.

Are all those folks fishing for pannies? Or pike? That basin tops out around 8-10' & I've seen the millions of little sunnies on the camera, so hopefully they're being thinned out a bit. Any one have any recent reports (or considering the number of perms, anyone willing to report in?)?

Was out last week & caught one bitty walleye in 15' of water - had a bunch of sniffers & one other good hit after sundown, but without the camera I suspect they were little perch or sunnies pecking at my minnow. Hoping the shiners last another couple of days so I can dunk them again!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
reelemin

most likely sunnies. That use to be a great lake, not so much any more. There is still some decent fish, but few and far in-between.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MnSportsman

Lots of folks out there spearfish. So, a lot of them are most likely are spearing shacks. At least they have been in the past. It's one of my favorite lakes to fish for "jacks" with tipups. The sunnies have been small there for years. If ya like LM Bass , there are some nice ones in there. I pulled a 5#+ LM out of there last year on my tipup, just off the lauch towards the Jetty where the old road used to cross the lake.There used to be a nice crappie hole across from the launch & just south of the submerged road, but I haven't seen many shacks there in past years.

Good fishing to ya!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
crappiefisher26

Marion's fishing has declined a lot the past few years. Used to be a great panfish, bass and pike lake. But now it gets over fished. And a lot of those permanent shacks you seen were prlly darkhouses or just party shacks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
work sucks

I have been on Marion 4 or 5 times this year and only had 1 flag go up (among 6000 little sunnies)...in years past you would have a couple flags in an average outing. But I haven't done any better on any south metro lakes this year. I must be saving all my luck for Lake of the Woods trip in March.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Maximum12

Thanks for the feedback. I think I'll go out & try again tomorrow. I've had more luck out there in the summer than on the ice, but hope spring eternal & all that!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
crappiefisher26

Well go try it out and let me know how ya do. And, ya mentioned ya had better luck there in the summer. Same here, Ive had good luck with bass and a few nice panfish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jwhjr

Max - what time are you going out? I may be able to swing it if it's in the afternoon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
pigdogger

well on december 15th me and my buddy put are perm out to the left of the landing in 8ft of water and caight a limit and a half of crappies acouple were 12+ now i am only tiup up fishing out there on occasion and there is pike there ive had several come up to swedish pimples on the camera but overall i think the lake is done for the year

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Maximum12

jwhjr, I'm headed out in a few minutes. I'm probably going to plant the Frabill just on the other side of the narrows between the two basins. The shiners somehow have survived my neglecting them in the basement for almost two weeks, so I figure that's a sign to hie my hinie out onto the lake.

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 :)

    • Mike89
      ya don't need a cajun, just the seasonings!!!!  and the rest of the fixins of course!!! but it would be fun with the real thing too!!
    • rangerforme
      We just got back from a week primarily fishing the east/south side.  I won't lie it was super tough, we didn't even mark fish for hours some days driving around the humps/shoreline breaks.  Usually its pretty good this time of year but this year it was brutal.  Few days we'd end up with 2 or 3 fish for half a day of fishing.  The tank at camp probably counted 35 walleyes cleaned for the week for 40 anglers.  Few slots but just not biting down that way.  Lots of pike came in and panfish.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Tough bite for decent fish the past few days! Went out by myself this morning and switched tactics again. Trolled spinners/1/2 crawler and #4 gold Shad Raps on a 3-way rig in 24' to 30'. Had my limit of 4, 15" to 16" walleyes and a jumbo in the first hour! Released 5 other smaller walleyes also during the 2-1/2 hours that I was out. Cliff
    • Naturboy
      Went out yesterday for a little while, thought I’d just go close with the kayak given the time slot I had. Just planned on small gills and and bass, ( the normal catch in this place), but 2 18” walleyes supprised me.  A couple of loons were the only company I had while I was there. Lots of gills and bass as I expected just small in size. 
    • Gone Out Fishin
      @Mike89 if I still had my traps I'd do a Crawfish Boil. Need some Cajuns to help me.
    • MN_Walleye_0408
      New Ice shelter coming this fall from Otter and Polaris specifically made for full size Rangers.  This will be available at your local Polaris dealer. Lock & Ride Polaris XP Pro Lodge by Otter 0518.pdf
    • Jmnhunter
      i did find out i have that same one on my 2016 and found the specs, max draw is 1625 during their "desert" test; from stuff I've found on my champion generator's website I cant tell if it'll work or not as they stated some will...
    • paceman
      I took a couple of guys from church out last night. They fish about once every couple years. I didn't think they would have the patience for walleye fishing so we went after pannies. Caught a couple of sunnies right away. For me they were small but these guys were just pumped to catch 7-8 inch sunnies! Fished for them a bit until we had about 15 in the live well. They wanted to clean them so I was fine with that. I then took them to one of my crappie spots. Not sure if they have ever caught a crappie before, right away I caught a small 9 inch one and of the guys was kind of upset I through it back. A minute later he hooks into a 13". Pretty sure most of North Becker county heard him hooting, hollering! I was laughing so hard! It is always blast taking out folks that love fish but don't fish very often. That to me is just strange. Especially around here with tons of lakes and great fishing. It wasn't fast and furious but still a solid  bite. Took about an hour to catch our 30 fish limit of great eaters. Most in the 11-12" range. I found them scattered along the weeds in 9-12', simple plastic with a twister tail or a paddle tail. It always super fun taking out fishing newbies. Pretty sure FB was full of their pictures last night!
    • skyking
      Was up last week on Kab and it seemed that your bait depended on where you were fishing. Some areas leeches did good, but others minnows were the go to. We lindy rigged the entire trip and on days when wind was gusty we did pretty good shallower with minnows in 13 to 20 ft....then some areas we were doing better with leeches 16 to 32 ft. No wind was like the dead sea.
    • Mike89
      catch and eat the crawfish too!!!