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A1000HOOK

Any fish being caught off of Park Point?

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A1000HOOK

Are any walleyes being caught off of Park Point?

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Northlander

Yes.

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gunflint

Pout?

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brian6715

I have been out there four times now, the only luck I have had is away from people, (by something blue, thanks Northlander!) but only having a car and not wanting to get stuck it is hard to get away from the people! I am starting to get frustrated and wondering what the heck I am doing wrong!

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gritsnham

The river can be really hit or miss at times around the point. I have had very mixed results with good days and then skunked(on walleyes) the next day. Just put some time in and get away from people and you are bound to get a couple eyes

Good Luck

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brian6715

Not to hijack this post, but how does a guy get into the pout or sturgeon? I really want to catch a sturgeon through the ice!

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gritsnham

Anywhere around park point you just have to hope that one comes through and so far it seems like they like smaller jigs and hole minnows but I really dont know alot about them just what I have seen so far this year...also maybe try some deeper water

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MNman

Caught two eyes yesterday, but both of them were just under the 15" mark.

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Jack Stasney

how does a guy get into the pout or sturgeon?

Guys I don't think it's legal to target sturgeon on the St. Louis River. confused I'm just sayin'.

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gritsnham

I know its not and have only caught them while walleye fishing and have released them as fast as possible...still a fun fish to hook into though

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biff

Ive caught quite a few sturgeon on a smelt just laying on the bottom...leaves out the chance for a walleye though but pout and pike will eat it as well. Definitely something tight to the bottom. Crawlers can work good too, on the bottom...Really they will eat about anything but if I had one choice I'd probably pick the smelt. They will wear you out once you hook a good one.

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Northlander

I have been out there four times now, the only luck I have had is away from people, (by something blue, thanks Northlander!) but only having a car and not wanting to get stuck it is hard to get away from the people! I am starting to get frustrated and wondering what the heck I am doing wrong!

Ya that blue object will soon be a magnet I can tel. Its a good spot if ya get just off the channel and in the humps. 8' seems best there. Dont be afraid to get out early and pop some holes into the drop of the channel and jig. I have caught some very nice walleyes doing that at dead noon.

My best bite has been on a lindy rig with a very small floater and a small chub tail hooked. Drop it to the bottom, put on a small bobber for a strike indicator and open the bail. Let the bobber go under the ice and then pop um. Lately they have been hitting very light. Some nights thats the only way to catch them and others they want it jigged.

If your not catching fish at 1 spot by 3 pm move to another.

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Northlander

Hit the bay tonight and got 8 fish. A couple nice ones at 26.5" and 24" and a couple take homes and a few dinks.

Tingler in silver/chart was hot and got a few on a buckshot and a few more on a forage minnow spoon in glow perch. The 4 biggest fish pounded the offerings. Best bit between about 2:30 and 4:30pm. Nothing at dusk. 20' of water on a sharp channel break.

Anyone fish the contests down there today? Im wondering what won them?

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cupcake

where you findimg tinglers? are they making them again or do you have a old stash?

darrin

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Northlander

I have a bunch that I got may years ago. I found a little gas station with about 20 of them and got the whole batch. I probably have about 25 or so. I had more but them LOW pike just wont give them back. shocked

Hit the bay again this morning and did well again. Fresh walleye lunch was great.

If ya havent tried the Shore Lunch Beer Batter give it a try. Mix it with a dark beer like the South Shore Stout and its AWESOME!

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traveler

I was by barkers last night and saw how many guys were driving trucks out there, kind of surprised me. There was a road going out there, but it looked like there was a break of some kind that would keep a guy tight to that shore, where there were few people fishing. Wheres the best place to get out off park point?

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Northlander

The public boat landing is the only spot.

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traveler

thanks North:)

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Northlander

SLOW this morning. 1 18"er and a dink and a rock bass. Oh and a couple ruffs. Doing my part to rid the system of them buggers. wink

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gritsnham

Yea this big weather change slowed everything down a bit I guesss...we had good success on the bay last friday. Hoping to get out thursday morning and friday.

Northlander how was the ice conditions out there? Is it sloppy?

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Northlander

Well if you have a perm on the bay you may want to think about getting it off. The west wind at 30 mph is pushing a lot of water around and its 12" deep in spots. Holes drilled are funneling water like crazy so dont drop any tires through.

If you are the owner of the balck canvas semi perm you may want to go get it because its on its side and full of water and it will surely freeze in if you dont get to it very soon!

Fishing was great for those who were out in certain areas as usual. That makes 5 of us out that I could see.

I wont go back out until we get a deep freeze to lock up the water thats all over the place. I actually saw waves going across spots of the harbor!

Cracks and holes are getting bigger and deeper by the hour.

Like I said if your house is out there go check it. Houses on the barkers side should be ok but if your in the middle on the flats our closer to park point your house is in a lot of water and will freeze in if we get any kind of cold.

Snow forecatsed will only turn it into 1 huge slush hole.

Jighead yours looks ok but there is no snow by it to push around it anymore. I could see right under it.

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gritsnham

I figured that would turn into a mess fast with all this warm weather. I will be hoping for no snow and a good cold snap, I hate fishing in one big puddle...

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Northlander

Ya we need a couple of well below 0 nights to lock this back up. The bay will be a skating rink when that happens. If you dont have the perms blocked up then they will surely be frozen in.

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ripstick

Time to get a 14 fter out. They will be swimming around above the ice. May she will freeze up in the next week or so. To many nice temps in the near future.

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Northlander

Rip lay off the captain your posts are not making sense again. wink

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