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.

Recommended Posts

Hi, the family and I are looking to head up to either lake towards the end of September for 5/6 days. I was just wondering which lake would be the better option for walleye and northern. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks in advance! - Dusty

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Both lakes will treat you just fine....it a great time of the year to go! I will be on Osakis the 15th through the 22nd. If you happen to be there then or just after, PM me and will give you a rundown.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Both lakes will treat you just fine....it a great time of the year to go! I will be on Osakis the 15th through the 22nd. If you happen to be there then or just after, PM me and will give you a rundown.

I agree with Pushbuttom, both are very good lakes and you will do just fine on either one of them.

Sniffer

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Duck season opens on the 22nd and Osakis has alot of hunters in the cattails and pencil reeds. Just to let you know!

North end has the best fishing! grinfull-983-22785-09earlygoosebluegills2.pn

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Both lakes are great lakes...but it is hard to beat Minnewaska for diversity of fish and quantity that you can catch just about anywhere on the lake. The fishing off the end of the docks are fantastic for the kids...bass, pike, lots of sunnies with occasional big ones and the occasional walleye especially if you fish after dark with a lighted bobber or floating rapala. If you can get out in the boat, you can catch fish just about anywhere on the lake. The Milfoil holds A LOT of fish and really fun to fish around. Zebra Mussels...I think they found "two" so far. As with any lake...just pull your drain plugs...if you can wash it down back home, that would be great or just let it dry out. Or...contact a local guide to take you fishing and they will put you on a lot of fish.

Fish On...and on...and on...and on!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ive talked to the game warden and a few other people and theres been a lot more than "two" found.. Theres no doubt about it, they're in the lake.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I spoke to the DNR people doing the investigation down at the lake and they told me "two" and that they haven't found any more as of yet. That is information from them...not from me.

I don't think anyone said they weren't in the lake. To what extent is still unknown. Still doesn't mean the fishing is bad on Waska or that people shouldn't fish Waska.

Fish On!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You just make it sound like you're hopeful, "they might not be that bad" with your to what extent talk. They're there. If there's adults there's millions of em. No its ands or buts about it...

Link to comment
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 :)

    • JerkinLips
      Earlier this morning it looked like Vermilion froze over last night but now I see open water on the Hibbing Point webcam.  The strong winds must have opened the lake back up.  Tonight the temps drop to single digits and the wind dies down by 5am so it will freeze over tonight.  Expecting 1-2" of snow on Friday with high winds so hopefully the snow will blow off the new ice.  Saturday-Thursday looks very cold with no more snow, so the main lake should get a solid freeze.  Some are ice fishing in Stuntz Bay already, and some braver than I may walk out from McKinley Park this weekend.  I'm going to wait until the end of next week to venture out, although it will be very cold.
    • LakeofthewoodsMN
      On the south end... Ice is forming, but other than some back bays, it isn't ready quite yet.  Mother Nature is on track.  Some resorts are making the prediction of December 10th for day houses being out, give or take, but at this point, this isn't set in stone and time will tell.  There are cold temps in the forecast and things look optimistic.  Many resorts and outfitters have been checking ice conditions.  When the time is right, resorts and outfitters will slowly and safely begin marking and grooming trails for ice travel.    Please remember, ice conditions vary greatly in different parts of the lake.  One ice road can have good ice that has been checked and marked while down the shoreline there may be ice not suitable for travel yet.  Work through resorts and outfitters on the ice and stay on the marked trails for safety. Anticipation is high as the walleye and sauger fishing this fall was good and fish were staged in good numbers along the south shore.   On the Rainy River...   Much of the Rainy River is frozen up.  Things are progressing but it certainly needs cold weather and some time. Ice conditions vary and on the river there is current, so much like the lake, we encourage visitors to work through a resort or outfitter for safety.   Up at the NW Angle... Ice is forming nicely and is right on track for this year's ice fishing season.  There has been no ice fishing yet as resorts are simply monitoring ice conditions at this time, waiting until the ice is thicker before marking trails and getting fish houses out. Fall fishing was excellent with walleyes in good numbers along with some monster pike being caught.  All indications point to good fishing when the ice is ready as the fish are there. Driving through Canada to reach the Angle no longer requires COVID vaccinations or the use of the ArriveCan App (which is optional).   For those looking to access the Angle while avoiding customs, there are few options.   1.  When ice conditions allow, the snowmobile trail will be groomed and staked from the south shore up to the Angle. 2.  The Lake of the Woods Passenger service provides round trip bombardier service across the lake.   3.  Lake Country Air provides air service to both the south end and NW Angle.    
    • Wanderer
    • leech~~
      Was just going to post this!  
    • Wanderer
      At least they can all say they were there early!  
    • SkunkedAgain
      I'm still hoping for a sunny warm-up to melt all of the existing snow off of the existing ice, and then an arctic blast. After that, I'm hoping for a giant walleye to hop out of the lake and filet itself before skinny dipping in some batter and then relaxing in a hot pan of oil in my kitchen.
    • gimruis
      I'm planning to go later this week.  There's fresh snow coming tomorrow too.
    • gimruis
      I would highly recommend not doodling around out there at night time either.  When those cracks form, the piece breaks off from the main sheet or the land and you are then caught "adrift" with no way back.   The bite is not as good as it normally is from what I have read either.  We're so used to hearing that "its on fire" for the early ice bite but that doesn't appear to be the case.
    • leech~~
      Well, a new report for today talked about cracks opening up and ice piling up!  Better check the night before you head up.  😕
    • Harv
      Leech,  that's what I've been reading.  I'm heading up on Friday the 2nd, for the weekend.   Fingers crossed limits are caught
×
×
  • 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.