• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Recommended Posts

crappiefisher26

Hello. Just wondering if anyone has been out on German or West Jefferson Lakes lately? Any Luck. Me and a few buddies are coming down this weekend to fish it, guess theres a tournament going on. Any info would be great, never fished these lakes before.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scott K

I have a buddy that has his house on German, he has been getting a fair amount of crappies every night from 6-10, with most being good sizes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bigeye30"

I haven't fished it for a week or two, but the word on the street is there are some crappies being caught, look deep and suspended. The crappie bite seems to be going on most lakes around here though, don't be afraid to play around in the shallows during the day for some gills, west jefferson had a decent snake bite going for awhile, but I do believe that is the site of the sportsman's club annual tourney. Lots of door prizes etc, good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ec30_06

I will be poking around on german this weeked. I will post my results. This time of year some of the biggest crappies in the lake can be caught in shallow water.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
crappiefisher26

Thanks for the info. Wat are the crappies hitting on? Minnows or waxies or wat? Would like to also try and find some pike. ec30_06 when u goin to be out there? Maybe see ya out there.My buddy has a cabin right on the lake, so we are gnna head down tonight then fish tommorrow morning and try and get some gills. and then prlly try out the night bite for the crappies and walleyes. yes 'eyes, they are in there, just gotta know the spot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bigeye30"

I've been doing good on minnow heads and spoons early then switching it up to a full crappie minnow as the eve progresses, you might want to hit Big Jeff shallow for some daytime pannies, lots of sorting though,I'll be running around out there somewhere unless the cold scares me off, good luck let us know the scoop after

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ec30_06

My friend has a cabin out there also. We usually put our fish houses out there as well. I did not make it out there last weekend, but he did well on sunnies, pike, and some crappies and bullheads.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Crestliner-fever

BullHeads !!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eyepatrol

Sounds like a shallow water bite to me. \:\)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Team Otter

Must be catching you bait...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ushkybushky

I always love to hear about a good bullhead bite.

Takes alot of skill to catch bullys in the winter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Team Otter

It does?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Morneau132

Skill? Sounds like a fluke to me. Try taking your bait off the bottom, you might just catching something worthwhile.... cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HDRIDER02

What is the ice thickness been running on German.Are they useing the main landing to get on the lake?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eyepatrol

Last time I was there (few weeks ago) the ice was around 20" or a little better. The landing was a little rough at the time with the ice heave there. If you have a truck, you should be just fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ec30_06

you can get cars on at the public landing as of last weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bigeye30"

I've been finding 20"+ out there as well, the landing is a little rough, but nothing out of the ordinary, there's a resort landing that alot of people use and that access is pretty rough going, large heave that has been chiseled down, but still rough, I'd go off the public, good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mossy19

Is anything still going on out there? Thinking about hitting Saturday morning. Haven't fished it since Christmas, been fishing Bemidji area, LOTW, & Upper Red, so it has been a while for me fishing down here. Any info. would be great. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
crappiefisher26

Theres a good 20+ inches of ice out there. We ended up catching a few pannys but thats it. Was [PoorWordUsage] cold. And they ended up cancellin the tournament on West Jeff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dashtek

Any updates on the gils and crappies on German? Looking for a place to go and find decent sized pannies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BezD40

Its been slow. The lake doesn't seem to have as many nice fish as it use to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • eyeguy 54
      Pulled it up front and went to work on it. Silicone lubed everywhere.  Quite a task taking the steel cover off underneath that protects the main drive but got er done. Zips right up and down with the attachment I got for the drill. Nice!
    • mdogdaddy
      I found a very handy app for this. It's called onX Hunt Maps.  (I'm just a user) It's primarily designed for hunters that want to know where state/federal vs private lands are.  To see property lines etc. you need the paid (premium) version. The free version comes with a trial of the premium version for 7 days. But even the free version does quite a bit. It's pretty interesting for Vermilion because there is so much of each - private and state/federal lands. You can click on each parcel and it will even give the acreage, landowner names and tax address.  If I pull up to shore, I really want to know that I'm not trespassing. GPS works along with markers/waypoints. Maps can be stored for offline use so you  can use it without phone service or wifi. The free version comes with a trial of the premium version for 7 days. I added a zoomed out screen grab.
    • eyeguy 54
      cool, time for a short hike after lunch.  
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Starting a new thread for 2018 Pike River Hatchery progress. No new news today. Cliff
    • Getanet
      Don't mean to pick a scab here, but the mods have asked for more engagement from members, so I'm trying. I've never been up to VNP, but am looking at camping on KAB in early June. Would be heading up from the Twin Cities. Neither my buddy or I have been up there before, and we would not be going if we didn't know ahead of time we had a campsite reserved.  Without that assurance we would just stay at one of our families cabins in the Brainerd Lakes area instead.    
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      The Pike River is almost wide open today! It will not be long now before they start the walleye netting! Cliff
    • AlwaysFishing23
      If I were you I’d run only what the manufacturer recommends. If it’s a Suzuki brand lube I’d only use that. For peace of mind and if anything were to happen you can say your were running the recomnded fluids. Also your local dealer should have everything you would need and can help you out if you have any questions. Not sure about the other fluids you mentioned but that’s what I would do if I were you. Good luck
    • huntnfish
      I am new to the 4 stroke world and need to change the fluids in my 05 Suzuki 115 four stroke. What does everyone use for oil, filter, and lube? I was planning on using Mobil 1 or Amsoil 10-40 for the engine oil and the Lucas 90w gear oil for the lower unit. I don't know what filter to get. I know Fram has a filter that fits the motor. I run synthetic oil in my vehicles along with the filters designed for synthetic. I change my own oil and figure the peace of mind is worth the extra few bucks. Any opinions? 
    • Getanet
      Hi Guys - believe it or not I just realized there are all these great boat-in camping opportunities on Kab and other lakes. My buddy and I are looking at reserving a site in early June, and since we're so late to the game our options are fairly limited. I've read through this thread to get a little idea of what's what on Kab, and none of the ones mentioned are currently available the weekends we're looking at going . But it's good to know Moxie island is about 2 miles from the Visitor Center, which gives me a frame of reference for how far some of the other sites are. The ones that are available tend to be open a lot - and I'm not sure if it's because of their location or quality of the site. For what it's worth it would be 2 guys, using my buddies 17 ft boat, and ideally going after walleye. Are any of these sites ones you wouldn't send your worst enemy to? Cutover Island South K6
      Northland K24 - (this one is hardly ever booked)
      Windigo K35
      LaBounty's PT K14
      Grassy Island K9
      Peterson PT K25 (realize it would be better to use the Ash River launch for this location)
    • Rick G
      Pretty sure mine will be ready by the time the ice comes off our area lakes.... untill then, I hear the suckers are already starting to run