• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Recommended Posts

smurfy

going to be heading up that way the 20th of aug and its been pretty quiet here in the deer river forum. my intent is to fish bowstring, maybe sand and some other lakes in the area. can anyone give me a little heads up on how fishing is?? thinkin even of dragging my 2 teenage granddaughters along eekeekcrazygrin

can anyone tell me about dora lake. been there once, would like to maybe try it again.

bugs still bad????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jason Boser

right now both sand and bowstring have been alright pulling crawlers on a spinner or rigging w/ leech or crawler 8-10 ft

Jason

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy

thanks Jason!!!!!!!!!!!! smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bmc

Did great on Bowstring yesterday!!! 6-10' w/ bright colored spinners, leech/crawler worked 50/50.

Also caught some on some humps in 15' of water, same presentation.

Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy

AWESOME thanks Brian!!!!!!! will be headed up tues evening. forgot my leeches at the camper...........deer river still have any????

if your free we could make a little trip to bowstring ?????? will be up till sunday!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy

didn't do so well out on bowstring madfrown oh well,thats fishing. rid the lake of one small eye.........couldn't catch them little nords. I did however leave the lake cleaner then when I got there. I caught 3 separate different fishing lines and some kind of piece of aluminum??? fishing lines didn't even have any good tackle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
snowfighter

Smurfy did you try any deep water, I was there a week ago a couple mid- days 21ft did OK. I bet the lake is getting pea green by now with the hot weather and little wind.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy

yea I worked some 17 to 20 ft depths out by bowstring shores. seems that's where most my bites came from. from the deeper water coming up shallow.

actually the lake/water wasn't bad at all. at least compared to last time I was there. was last year and like a gazillion billion snails floatin dead.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gunner55

Been on Sand for almost a week & it was pretty green looking Tues. morning.I haven't really tried for any eyes but been getting a few very light biting crappies.A few for ameal & the rest C/R.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gunner55

Did pretty well for eye's on Sand on Saturday afternoon just before the storm hit.Windblown weed line in 9-13' of water using a bouncer,slow death rig & 1/2 a crawler.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gunner55

Just a side note about how quickly things changed.I hadn't been off the lake an hour when the lights flickered twice & went out for 16+ hrs.Luckly we have a portable generator big enough to run almost everything.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy

gunner our place is 8-9 miles east of sand by spring lake store. they warned us last year already that to expect those kind of things due to that big store that smashed thru the Winnie area. they figured a good 5 years of those type of issues because of weakened trees due to that storm. hope it turns out. we too purchased a generator because of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy

kinda quiet from up that direction. shockedconfused has anyone seen much for waterfowl???????? thinking of a full week up there the last day of sept into oct. chasing grouse, waterfowl and fish!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gunner55

Smurfy,it looks like we will be going back up about the time you are headed home.Mom has a couple of appointments in Rochester on 9/30 & 10/7 so we won't be going back up until after that.I don't hunt much anymore but good luck to you.It's probably last trip for me this season as we plan on pulling the lift,boat,& dock.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy

maybe next year!!!!!! this is the time of year and into winter is when the place gets used the most!!!! smilegrin and thanks you have a good time too!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
snowfighter
gunner our place is 8-9 miles east of sand by spring lake store. they warned us last year already that to expect those kind of things due to that big store that smashed thru the Winnie area. they figured a good 5 years of those type of issues because of weakened trees due to that storm. hope it turns out. we too purchased a generator because of it.
Smurfy did you buy the Fryer place about a mile west of the store?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy

nope. we are still on Peterson lake. I did however meet the people who did about 4 years ago out on cutfoot. nice people. think there from Cambridge. they invited us to stop in if they were around. I get to keep an eye on there place occasionally.......its on my way to my deer huntin hotspot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
snowfighter

Are you on the west side of Peterson, Dallas RD .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy

yep. first place north of the public access or what we call pine point.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy

any reports on waterfowl or grouse numbers in the area???? headed there for a week 9-27.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy

been awefully quiet up that way lately?????????? any signs of them bucks getting "spunky"???????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
snowfighter

Smurfy The bucks are starting to move around some. Saturday was first time for about month I had some on my trail cam's. My son has scrapes/rubs around his stand area, started all this last week.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy

thank ya!!!!!!!!!any ice..........hehehehe!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
snowfighter

No ice but we have snow coming friday afternoon into saturday morning!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy
No ice but we have snow coming friday afternoon into saturday morning!
AWESOME!!!!!!!! just in time for deer hunt 2013!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now




  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • BRULEDRIFTER
      Ice is going fast!  The sun is high and powerful, we're flirting with 70 degrees and the forecast looks promising. I'm feeling pretty confident there will be a lot more open water then most are expecting.  
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      There will certainly be some areas of open water to fish by the opener! Pike Bay ice is deteriorating fairly fast now. Other small shallow bays are probably not far behind. Cliff 
    • meerkat
      18 days to opener,  I hope there is some open water we can fish.  our group can't reschedule due to work issues.  Come on Sun/Rain!!!  Our golf courses are just opening up today!!  smh
    • smurfy
      I see this is an ice report but not I caught fish report!!
    • mrpike1973
      Did real good on cats today got 4 wife 4 and I got a huge sucker that was fun. Horseshoe sure opened up today.
    • eyeguy 54
      Sure glad you had some help moose and all turned out well ! 
    • Rick
      Impressive, both Tom and Jeremy
    • eyeguy 54
      Almost time but maybe not quite... Although I did get the yak out of the backyard today, on to the trailer and up front to spend some time prepping it for time on the water soon.  Indeed it was fun getting out with you and the gang a few times this winter and looking forward to the next outings whenever they may be. WIll share what worked for me and look forward to reading some more info from others. Panfish is what I love going after and I had great fishing with gold jigs almost all winter. Did use a few other colors that worked also but that gold was hard to not use. Tear drop style tungsten in and 4 mm from Widowmaker Lures. Tried some from sportsmens direct also the last couple outings and liked them also. For plastics, the wishbone was good and also impulse mayflies and slug bugs. Tried and bought too many different things to try... LOL. Fished with shrimp for the first time ever this winter and that was a challenge and fun to try something different.  Started out with my good old ultralight gander mountain rods with the frabil titanium spring bobber and then bought a couple of the TUCR Inferno with the orange tip. I really like them for the 4mm and prefer the old ganders with a 3mm. Won a custom 32 inch power noodle from Kichler Custom Rods in Elk River at an event in Wisconsin and used it a few times yesterday. Very nice and looking forward to playing with it more. CGI inline reels still doing their job fine and I did grab one of the new Descent inlines and it worked sweet also. Nice that it now has a pop off spool instead of the gold screw off knob. 10 1/4 was my biggest gill and 14 for the crappie. Even went after catfish 3 times. Saw my first catfish tornado on the vex and iced a lot of fish after being taught how to use a bobber right for those super light biters. thx RickG   My highlight of the winter was getting a PB northern on a tip up up on Mille Lacs with stick in the mud. Fun City! My good old FL 18 is still working dandy and although I am tempted to upgrade, not sure if I will. Nills 6 inch saved my back from the hassles of the gas and when I put the Milwaukee on it life got even better. All in all a fantastic winter fishing with great guys and learning how to be a better fisherman.   Fish On! 
    • monstermoose78
      Well monstermoose78 is done ice fishing around here for the year. Why you ask I fell through yes there was 28-30 inches of ice on the lake, but the shoreline nope. Went fishing with @Cret Jigs and we had fun fishing. I cut lots of holes and we got some good ones for the knife. Cret jigs brought a plank for the way out but on the way in I did not make it to the plank. Cret jigs helped me get my stuff to the shore and out. I worry about the guy on the wheeler and they guy who used the plank to get out too. Thanks Cret jigs for a fun day. 
    • redlabguy
      To all you guys who’ve been keeping us posted, thank you. I’m an islander so I don’t have much hope for the opener, but I’ve been reading all the posts (read them year around), including entertaining posts on new gear, and, again, thanks for letting a lot of guys know what’s going on there. The current weather, forecast and web cams, give me hope! I’m thinking I may get back home in three weeks, maybe four. Keep the sun shining, Dick