Jump to content
  • 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.

  • Connect, BE BRAVE - We Share Fishing Reports & Outdoor Information Here


            TURKEY CONTEST "Post Your Thoughts" - Leave YOUR mark, make each place you visit "a little better"! Post please......

        HSO Turkey Contest - Sign-up by April 1st. - Click Here.

        EMOJI those posts you 'appreciate, please...IF YOU WANT MORE LIKE IT HERE..'

        Have Fun!!!

Joe

Minnesota River Fishing Report

Recommended Posts

Joe

post your MN river fishing reports here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dsm95

I'm seeing permanent ice houses outside of New Ulm on the 15 bridge now after the last cold snap.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
harvey lee

I agree Capt. I have always wanted to fish the Minneosta during the winter but I'm so worried about the ice being safe I don't go.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scott K

I will be fishing it on Sunday and make a report. I usually fish the river quite often in the winter. As was said becarefull, the ice can change alot. The ice can change from 12" to open water over night, also from 12 inches of ice to open water in just a few feet. Always check the ice when walking out there! If you find a nice hole with little current, off of the edge of fast current it can be very rewarding, with a lot of larger fish. Good luck and stay safe if you do go out there!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DTro

If you find a nice hole with little current, off of the edge of fast current it can be very rewarding, with a lot of larger fish.

I have just the spot and did a little recon the other day. Now I just need to put a line down. Maybe Sunday for me too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ec30_06

I have had some good days out there on the ice. I haven't ice fished it in a couples years though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scott K

Well I gave it a try on Sunday afternoon. I tried a couple different spots, I fished with shiners and fatheads, with no luck. There were a few others out there that told me they had good luck a little while back, but nothing recently. I fished a spot in 13 feet of water just off a deep hole that the current was dumping the river slush into and made it impossible to get a line down.

Just an example of how unsafe the river can be, I was drilling holes around the deep hole all with a good 18 inches of ice, I went towards the outer edge of the deep hole where the current dumps into it and there was about 3 inches of ice, where 20 feet away there was 18+ .

I have a few more spots I will try during the next week or so and will report back, hopefully with a better report!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hamrej23

I hear ya there.. gotta be careful.

Last year the one time I went on the river I seriously could not keep the eyes off my line.

Caught probably 50 of them nothing bigger than 11 inches though.

Still fun... its amazing on how clear it can get in the winter time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dan z

I am going to give a go this evening in a deep hole,this is the first time going fishing on the river with ice. I hope I can get a couple tips before I go. will a 1/4oz wt be enough? should I try ne jign raps/CD's or just dead stick. shiners/ fatheads/chubs/ small suckers. I am wanting to catch an eye or two. thanks in advance for tips and tricks!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mskyfshntchr

Well here are my river ice fishing experiences which all come on the Mississippi.

Jigging raps are the #1 bait thru the ice. River fish want movement and these give it. Plus with the # of hooks the hooking % is high. Tip the treble with a minnow head. #5's are top, try 7's for a change up.

A rocker minnow is a close second. Tip the hook with a minnow head also. Chartruese is great.

Never have much luck with deadsticking for walleyes. It works for crappies, but not for me with the walleyes.

You say deep hole. How deep? Is there current there? If you can find a current break (wingdam) the fish can stack up on the up river side in the deep water.

The raps work fine in 30 FOW and more. If there is a lot of current there- you will want a #7 or to move to a more slack area.

Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dan z

I am hoping its 18ft or so its like 30 in the summer time I will give your tips a try thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dan z

well my efforts were 100% the water was only 5% of what I thought is was going to be deepest spot I found was 5.5ft guess I wont be fishing there again! How deep is minicon park?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hunter101

ive found about 14 fow at minicon, but there could be deeper spots

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
walleye08

i found 18 last week

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SHAQ

The mn needs her rest boys, were lucky shes sustains the pressure she gets already, just my personal take.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
delta hunter

It can take the pressure a lot more than any lake around here. Plus its just certain area that are easier to access that get what pressure there is!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SHAQ

The mn gets pounded up in my parts

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hamrej23

Where is that?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ec30_06

It is an open system that can take some pressure. It gets little to none in the winter around here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SHAQ

i know shes a definate producer but to risk your life for some fillits

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Green Hornet

idk what your talking about dude that river goes for miles with holes in it most people dont even know about.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sparcebag

The mn gets pounded up in my parts

Dent by Perham confused

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hamrej23

i know shes a definate producer but to risk your life for some fillits

Ah, you gotta die from something, mine as well be with a fillet of fish from the river and a cold beverage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
riverrat56

I haven't been down to Minicon this year, but you should be able to find close to 30' in that stretch, not sure on the river levels though. In the spring right after walleye opener we found a few spots that pushed 40'.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hamrej23

I have always wanted to fish over in the New Ulm area with a boat, I have a infinity time on in the Granite falls area, but nice to try something new as well.

River Rat-

Is there alot of bends and holes in and around the new ulm area, per say from Redwood to New Ulm?

Any falls or Dams in that area?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
riverrat56

From New Ulm upstream to Highway 4 is a great stretch, lots of nice deep holes, big bends and tons of cricks flowing in. Heading downstream of New Ulm it starts to get wider, narrower and shallower, especially past the Cottonwood river. I do not believe there is any dam in the area, I know alot of people run snowmobiles in the winter over that stretch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
duckman84

It gets up to 23 at minicon and i believe its past 30 fow at the cut just below minicon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SHAQ

idk what your talking about dude that river goes for miles with holes in it most people dont even know about.....

i know most of em

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SHAQ

Originally Posted By: SHAQ
The mn gets pounded up in my parts

Dent by Perham confused

yes dent by perham, but i travel & also live in the southern metro

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
icecold

The bite is on at da minicon grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • smurfy
      Sure was. And those 2 treated about everyone there that way!!😂   Oh yea them outdoor movie theaters, UFFDA. Kimball ballroom as well as me Jim's in Foley where good for a change of scenery. Seen head east there. That was awesome.
    • Kettle
      Although I suspect I'm younger than a few of you. I used to remember as a kid going to the cabin with my dad and his buddy, I sat in the middle of a normal cab pickup, they both smoked, windows cracked about an 1/8 of an inch if I was lucky. Friday night we had hot dogs and canned vegetables, we'd catch walleye and 14-15 inch crappies off the dock and they were filleted without a second thought. Saturday nights was round steak and more canned veggies and Sunday we would head home with a cooler of fish. Not that I condone it in the least but there was always a six pack playmate cooler between my feet with high life and I would normally stuff a caprisun in there.
    • mrpike1973
      Angling Buzz or lindners they are on there own website as well as You Tube. I enjoy them they are straight forward and a variety of species. Otherwise I do not watch much on you tube I would rather fish myself then watch someone else fish😃!. You are correct though you can learn a lot of techniques quick on line.
    • IceHawk
      Smurf I hung out in there so much Ma Pa Shulte treated me like one of there own sons 😀 That was a fun one! always a good mixed crowd. 
    • smurfy
      Well for all intensive purposes, the first post was related to resorts, opening if fishing in relation to the current situation. Just saying.
    • smurfy
      Yea no kidding  both you forgot the river roost and there bands. The pedistrians where awesome.   That is unless you 2 where to wet behind the ears yet!!;😂🤔
    • IceHawk
      Yes a big Thanks to all the insight everyone added to this subject I learned a bunch myself As a Moderator it did get a little tricky at times but discussions like this and fear uncertainty and  anxiety will bring that out with anyone at times . The thread can keep going on if some want to participate.  Its not locked I just felt it was time for myself  to take a break from it.  I guess if I'm allowed to fish somewhere all be allowed to fish somewhere. If not  Ill accept it and Ill fish another day just another stepping stone in life. 
    • Wanderer
      I can be done too.  Just trying to calm some nerves if possible.  Not looking to argue anything, but share some of what I’ve learned with my FM family.     I’ve learned more from participating in this thread, so thanks to y’all for adding what you have. 😎  Nobody knows everything about this deal.
    • IceHawk
      Dash looks like you hung out in some of my backyard haunts also. Sure you remember Slave Raider in New Munich ballroom 😀 Rock N Roll Buck  Zumhoff use to own the Richmond Collesium! He was quite the character 😂
    • IceHawk
      Who are some of your Favorite Fishing Hunting celebrity's you watch or Subscribe to on YouTube? For fishing hands down I love watching Tom Boley the man is real detailed and informative especially with his electronics and techniques. For hunting I really enjoy The Hunting Public. Just your basic average guys busting tail and getting it done in numerous states all on public land. 
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.