Anyone heading to the WFC for the opener this weekend? I am planning on heading up on Friday morning and hope to find some Crappie on Friday before trying to some Walleye on Saturday. Last time on the water the temps were only low to mid 40's. Anyone have any updates on the water temps? I will be fishing in a Red G3 boat with a Black Talon and Yamaha kicker. Stop and say hi if you see me, I might be fishing solo this weekend. I will publish something about my trip Sunday or Monday. Good Luck Everyone! Stay safe and Tight Lines!
I've seen over 40 boats parked on a small flat on Mille Lacs before. You can whisper to the boat fishing next to you as long as you aren't running an old loud 2-stroke motor. Pool 4 in the spring can also be bumper boats and that's even more interesting because there's current.
I'm sure others can comment about how close people come when ice fishing. The only written law I'm aware of is that you cannot legally fish within 10 feet of another fish house. If someone is within casting distance of me, that is too close. That includes recreational boats too.
Mother Nature gave Minnesotans extra ice-free days this spring on many of the state’s water bodies, but relatively cool weather since then—including overnight lows in the 30s—means the water temperature may be lower than people expect. As anglers prepare to hit the water for Saturday’s fishing opener, it’s vital they keep this in mind and put their safety first. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
I realize this is the longest of long shots, but has anyone seen some coolers (one larger blue soft-sided, another smaller gray/blue) floating around Smart's Bay or Northern Hinsdale Saturday morning or perhaps at Timbuktu Marina?
We either left them at Timbuktu Marine, or they flew out of the boat going there in Smarts Bay or Northern Hinsdale.