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Musky hunter 82

Well the word is definately out that the fish are biting on Nest. There was a pile of boats out there yesterday

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Sunday a buddie and I hit a lake that we have not been on yet this yr. Tried for walleyes on the normal structure marked a bunch of fish no biters. Switched hooks up and got crappies lots of them! Mos

Sounds like several lakes are experiencing winter kills in the Wilmar area this year.  The extent of the kill isn't clear yet but Big Kandi has had some walleye mortality, Lillian appears to have had

@fishingstarLooks like star should be ok at 5 ppm or higher for the past few months.    

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was wondering if that madness has started yet. what a difference one year makes...last year it did not happen till the first week in may!! MH were you just driving bye? anyone know the water temps on nest or green?

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Musky hunter 82

I wasn't on Nest (can't handle that many people) but I did get out on Saturday and marked 55 degs. on the lake I was fishing. Managed to catch quite a few nice big sunfish. they definately are up shallow feeding. I just wish some people would toss some of the bigger females back, rather than keeping everyone they catch.

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J'sBait&Sport

Well seen more big fish brought in by Customers last couple days than eaters...which is not bad for catch and release fun. Got few on the digi camera will be posting them later........Overall nice Opener.

How about you guys any fish stories from the opener.

J.

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MN Shutterbug

26-24-22 and kept a limit of 13-16 fish.

Impressive. I think you've already learnt. grin

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Hey guys, just wondering if the fish have been biting anywhere? Dad wants to go out saturday morning and just wondering if any lakes have been active to put us on a couple fish? Thanks for any help

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BLACKJACK

Been seeing a lot of boats and trailers at the Lake Solomon access, both morning and evening.

Anyone else been out?

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maddogjim

New to the area just wondering if anyone could give me a few idea's where to fish for panfish off shore any info would be helpful.

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EYEHUNTER10

Solomons bite has died out, been skunked the last 3 times out.

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jigginjim

What was the bite? panfish or walleyes? I know its not pike, locals don't go all out for pike.-

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MN Shutterbug

There hasn't been one report this whole month. Have the lakes all dried up? whistle Nobody needs to provide coordinates or even mention the lake, but it would be to read other peoples success stories.

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Hey X wheres your report? The lakes were going hot all over. Ive been on 10 diffrent lakes have caught keeper and quality fish on all lakes. Wish i could post some pics but to lazy to. Have caught a bakers dozen of 25" plus eyes all CPRed. Today was a good day to be out not hot not cold and the wind was light.

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MN Shutterbug

I hate to admit it, but I haven't been on a lake yet this year. My busy time starts about the end of April and slows down by mid June. Hopefully, I'll get out one of these days.

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EmptyLiveWell

Heading out to one of the area lakes “I still have yet to decide” hoping for something more than a bunch of 13” walleyes, would like to catch some keepers for the freezer!! I will give a report later.

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Musky hunter 82

I've been out a few times opening weekend was really good for Northerns. the two of us managed to catch 6 in about 3 hours of fishing. We had a 29.5", 27", 26", 24" and the others were smaller. Bass opener I was out on North Long for the first time and we caught 25-30 bass. The biggest was only around 16".

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both large and small mouth have been extremely active on green, my son had Leech 21's elusive smallie on yesterday but snapped his kiddie set up when dad tried to land it. never had one on that big before, can see how that might get a little obsessive! go out to mid lake structure, sit on the break and toss some plastic down the drop off. if you have the wife or kids along just bobber up and put on some leeches. might even catch an eye or crappie to boot.

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EmptyLiveWell

Went to Lake Florida, tried many different things, no Walleyes boated. The only thing that was consistent was the Perch bite they were tough on the leeches (Brad will appreciate that).

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maddogjim

Not Sure if you tryed this but usually if the perch are bittin I throw on a perch colored shad rap that will most times produce a few eyes.

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pushbutton.....you need to show me where that elusive 21" smallie is living, lol!!!! I nailed one earlier this year that went 20.25 inches.

Otherwise fishings been good. Was out last Monday and put 3 eyes in the boat. A 24, 19, and a 17.5.

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tjoutdoors

The sheepshead had the feedbags on during the Norway Lake Association tourney on Saturday. My party had 2 boats with 4 anglers per boat. Over the 4 hours of the tourney we boated more than 70 sheepshead with the largest being just a hair under 4 pounds. What a blast!

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tj or anyone in the sheepshead know,

have heard about norways sheepies the last few years on this forum.....could you post some details on how, when, where to catch them. i would like to get out there and try it this summer, dont think your going to create a mad run and ruin the lake by giving out specifics wink

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Just go out there and try fishing for eyes.Minnows or leeches,crawlers.You'll find plenty sheepies.

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i guess i have that covered then.......really good at fishing for eyes and catching something else!!!

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Ralph Wiggum

Yeah, if you're fishing for eyes, you will undoubtedly catch the sheepies. They are plentiful in Games/Norway. My best luck's been on crawlers.

Do yourself a favor--bring a few home, fillet them, and fry them; they are very tasty. Just don't overcook them.

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J'sBait&Sport

Really Ralph?.....don't they have any bloodline or something....how do they tase....and don't tell me like chicken....:) Can you smoke'em ?

J.

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i was thinking the smoker..... think they are in the freshwater drum family and supposed to be good table fare. hard to think that something that ugly could taste good, but will probably take a shot at it.

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