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

  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
eyeguy 54

Bummer!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 754
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • smurfy

    366

  • gunner55

    106

  • PRO-V

    75

  • snowfighter

    51

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

well fellas.......my last official day of employment today.........from here on out i'll be retired and plan on spending way more time up that direction!!!!!!!!   LOOK OUT!!!!!!!!!🤣🤭

Took the four wheeler back a few miles to a little lake for some panfish. Found 6.5 inches of ice. Caught quite a few crappie, kept 5 all 10-11 inches. Caught two gills over 8 inches with the biggest

mostly packed and ready to hit the road in the morning. hopefully some hunting, fishing, deer stand repair and 4 wheeling.    just hope the weather cooperates better then the last time aroun

Posted Images

smurfy
6 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

Bummer!

somehow I posted here meant to do it in the spring lake/talmoon thread...…………...

 

yea it was pretty disappointing to see all those dead fish!!!!!!! 

Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy

so i sent the DNR fisheries people in Grand Rapids an email explaining the situation.

 

there response was in transaltion..............there not gonna do an effin thing your on your own.😡 thinking a bunch of copies of that email and another trip up there and putting it in each place of residents door is in order!!!!!!!!!

 

along with the excuse with current conditions....... blah ......blah.....blah..........

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Wanderer

Sorry to hear that Smurfy!  It’s been a couple tough winters up there.

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
snowfighter
2 hours ago, smurfy said:

so i sent the DNR fisheries people in Grand Rapids an email explaining the situation.

 

there response was in transaltion..............there not gonna do an effin thing your on your own.😡 thinking a bunch of copies of that email and another trip up there and putting it in each place of residents door is in order!!!!!!!!!

 

along with the excuse with current conditions....... blah ......blah.....blah..........

Remember back in the 80's your lake froze out and the DNR opened it to basically any species. I know some people were out there spearing where there was open holes from the water running back in and the fish would come up for air. 

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy
42 minutes ago, snowfighter said:

Remember back in the 80's your lake froze out and the DNR opened it to basically any species. I know some people were out there spearing where there was open holes from the water running back in and the fish would come up for air. 

And I know they restocked it back in 1996.

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...
smurfy

been watching the cams from Geigers and the narrows. sure is getting to be a lot of open water. and that snow sure has taken a good beating!!!!!!!!! I didn't think we'd see ground till june!!!!!!!🤣

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
eyeguy 54
3 minutes ago, smurfy said:

been watching the cams from Geigers and the narrows. sure is getting to be a lot of open water. and that snow sure has taken a good beating!!!!!!!!! I didn't think we'd see ground till june!!!!!!!🤣

Open water? 

CA551344-9768-4ECF-92D6-30170B41E502.png

  • I Like it 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy

yea there's a little dabble right at the end of the cement!!!!!!

 

I was really referring to the cams over by Williams narrows.

  • Wow, ❤ 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy

oogle Williams narrows live cams!!!!!!👍

Link to post
Share on other sites
Kettle

There is still a lot of ice up here, it's getting darker obviously and on some really small bodies of water pulling away from shore but I know they are still running 4 wheelers on larger lakes

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy

So how much snow is up there?? In the woods?? I am itching to go up there just to get the heck away..., And pass out some letters.

Link to post
Share on other sites
PRO-V

Mostly gone Smurf. My buddy tapping sap in your neighborhood said there wasn't any snow to drag the sled on 3 days ago.

  • Thumbs Up 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Kettle

There's a lot less in the woods, less than a half foot for sure.  We are supposed to get some Sunday but the weather today helped the snow pack decrease 

  • Thumbs Up 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
gunner55
13 hours ago, smurfy said:

So how much snow is up there?? In the woods?? I am itching to go up there just to get the heck away..., And pass out some letters.

🤔 That's a long way from(CS) home.🤫😲

  • Wow, ❤ 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy
1 hour ago, gunner55 said:

🤔 That's a long way from(CS) home.🤫😲

Well I figured if Reiny can go from Andover to Duluth I should be able head to the cabin.👍🤫🙃

Link to post
Share on other sites
gunner55

 He said he's part native & part of that tribe up there so he's goin home, sort of. 😉 You part Ojibwe? Is there something your not telling me.🤔😄

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy
47 minutes ago, gunner55 said:

 He said he's part native & part of that tribe up there so he's goin home, sort of. 😉 You part Ojibwe? Is there something your not telling me.🤔😄

It's his narrative, guess his story he can stick to it but it doesn't fit regardless how he twists it.

 

And NO  I don't go to Inger!!🤣

Link to post
Share on other sites
gunner55
18 hours ago, smurfy said:

It's his narrative, guess his story he can stick to it but it doesn't fit regardless how he twists it.

 

And NO  I don't go to Inger!!🤣

🤔 I thought he said, more than once, that he was born & raised up there so I don't see why he couldn't have some native blood in him. I believe him, not sure what he'd have to gain, just like I believe that you could have some of Jimmy H's blood in you.😉😀

  • Yayyyy 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy
11 hours ago, PRO-V said:

Was up at my shack NE of Effie today. Very little to no snow in the woods. Went to Little American Falls and the Bigfork River is really high. My buddy hauling sap in your neighborhood today Smurf.

IMG_20200411_110510548_HDR.jpg

Resized_20200411_175429_4385.jpeg

Sweet pictures ProV!!👍 There is hope.

  • Thumbs Up 1
  • l Love It 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy
1 hour ago, gunner55 said:

🤔 I thought he said, more than once, that he was born & raised up there so I don't see why he couldn't have some native blood in him. I believe him, not sure what he'd have to gain, just like I believe that you could have some of Jimmy H's blood in you.😉😀

I don't doubt him either, but as much as he babbles about the orange Man and doing what needs to be do to get past this, he feels he can go up there because of his blood line??!🤔 He certainly isn't following the recommendation.

Link to post
Share on other sites
gunner55

Yeah, I know & thought the same as soon as I read his post about going up. Orange man?🤔

Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy
54 minutes ago, gunner55 said:

Yeah, I know & thought the same as soon as I read his post about going up. Orange man?🤔

Da prez!!! Gonna keep an eye on the weather.  Probably head up the weekend of the 25th 

Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy

Well I'm set and plan to take a leisurely drive the weekend of the 25th. By the looks of Geiger's and narrows cams I'll still have to work around snowbanks. But that's fine, I didn't plan on manicuring the lawn.

  • Thumbs Up 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 4 weeks later...
smurfy

plan is to head north weekend of June 6 th. looks like i'll get plenty of time up there this summer!!!!!!!👍:P

 

4 weeks of unemployment and work in grand rapids!!!!!!!!

 

its been years since i've been on this clear lake up by wirt...........anybody fish that lake ???????? results..........mainly sunfish is what i'd look for. last time there if i remember they were somewhat small but keepable. DNR lakefinder claims alot of smaller pike in there too!!!

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
PRO-V

Smurf, if you're here for a month might have to meet for a cocktail.

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Mike89

careful of what you ask for!!!   sorry Glenn I had too!!  I was told to say it!!

  • Wow, ❤ 1
  • Yayyyy 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
smurfy
3 hours ago, PRO-V said:

Smurf, if you're here for a month might have to meet for a cocktail.

My weeks off with be split between now and end of July but you bet. Once I get negotiation dates I can give you a heads up.

  • Thumbs Up 1
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.




  • Similar Content

    • LakeofthewoodsMN
      By LakeofthewoodsMN
      On the south end...  Dress warm and catch walleyes!  Some even bring their Mr. Heater in the boat.  High temps this week in the low 40's.  The water temps are in the 30's and the walleyes are staged in many early ice areas.  Good reports on the lake with a mix of small fish, eaters and some big fish.  Consider areas on the lake such as the Lighthouse Gap, Morris Point Gap, Zippel Bay and Long Point.  Good reports in all of those areas.  Walleyes in 7 - 26' of water.  Most anglers anchored up and jigging with an emerald shiner.  Pink, gold, glow and green jigs working well.  Pike are active in bays and along shorelines.  Trolling crankbaits for some anglers is still effective, but jigging by far the chosen technique this time of year.
      On the Rainy River...   Anglers seeing good numbers of walleyes on electronics as well as a lot of bait.  With so many shiners in the river, catching walleyes has been tougher than normal.  The river is still low, current slow.  Best depths anywhere from 7-24'.  Most anglers are jigging with live or frozen shiners.  Pink, glow and gold combo effective.  Trolling crankbaits over flats where fish are spread still pulling some fish.  Walleyes in Four Mile Bay 10-15'.  Sturgeon anglers focusing on deeper holes with current.  A sturgeon rig with crawlers and shiners.
      Up at the NW Angle...  
      Nice walleyes being caught up at the Angle for anglers braving some colder than normal temps.  Jig and a minnow on points and areas with current all good places to start in 13'-26'.  Gold, pink, and glow colors great choices.  Some big pike being caught by walleye anglers as well as those trolling shorelines.  Pike and muskies in bays and off of rock points.  


    • JBMasterAngler
      By JBMasterAngler
      What’s the status of small lakes in the arrowhead? I’m going to Grand Marais this weekend, and the forecast looks pretty miserable 😩 I have a feeling I’m going to be busting through ice to launch my boat. But is it at all possible that some of these little designated trout lakes could be locked up completely? 
    • JBMasterAngler
      By JBMasterAngler
      DNR has a proposal to remove the dam on the Grindstone River, in Hinckley. The reservoir, which serves absolutely no purpose, is about 27 acres, and is nothing but mud and silt. I’m in favor of any and all dam removals! They’re taking comments via e-mail until November 12. If you want to write the DNR, subject e-mail “Grindstone EIS” to [email protected]
    • Hawkem9
      By Hawkem9
      Hey guys, 
       
      Looking for some opinions from those of you who fish the lake consistently.  We take a fall trip every year and have been on the cass chain the last 5 years.  Planning on heading to Vermillion this year.  We have two dates in mind being either the 18-25 of Sept or the 9-16th of October.  Love to be somewhere in the middle but it wont work this year.  We will fish Smallies/wallys the majority of the time and planning to stay on the east side.  Would any of you suggest one of those times over the other?  I am seeing the current weather up that way and its making me a bit nervous about the later dates, but if the fishing is better by mid october will certainly risk some colder weather.  Thanks for any input!
    • evinrudespeed
      By evinrudespeed
      So the weather really tanked!! I was hoping to fish until November before winterizing the boat.
       
      Anyone been out...either reservoirs or up Hwy 53? Any idea of when landings start pulling docks...probably on DNR site huh?
    • evinrudespeed
      By evinrudespeed
      Heading out to Leech in the cold temps...hoping to stay at least dry. Any reports or bait suggestions? I’ll keep you posted.
    • Snogan
      By Snogan
      Just wondering if anyone else that fishes the Root (especially below Lanesboro) has ever patterned or had any luck targeting sauger/eyes. This is my first year trying for them after hearing whispers for years and I've been surprised with my results. So far I've caught 5 sauger and 4 eyes out of the Root this year, a 17 inch Sauger and a 22 inch eye being my biggest so far. I know the river is a lot better known for trout but if anybody else has had any luck targeting other species I'd love to share reports or tactics. 
    • papadarv
      By papadarv
      Finally got out fishing this season, long weekend on Ottertail, Vacationland resort. Lots of wind Fri & Sun, Sat fairly calm. Marked lots of fish but slow bite with a few walleye & perch. Crallers, raps, suckers, shad. Day 16 - 19 FOW deep side of weeds and 6 - 9 FOW shallow side of weeds after dark. 61 to 62 deg water temp. Lots of bait balls at 17 - 19 and suspended at 20 - 25 ft in 40 - 150 FOW. Much needed fantastic weekend.
      Pics, multi helix 9 SI - DI - Sonar, cabin lake view, Son, Grandson. Hard to believe the monster perch hit a 3" Sucker.

       

       

       

    • RedSunset
      By RedSunset
      Is anyone out there getting tired of all these fishing tournaments?  Lake Vermilion just came off an August with way too much Bass tournament pressure.  Several folks are really concerned about what all that pressure is doing to our fish populations.  The week of August, first week of Sept. there was a 3 day B.A.S.S. event.  There was pre fishing all week then the 3 day event.  It looked like a swarm of locusts out here on the Lake.  People who live on the lake and people who came up for vacation to fish bass could hardly find a place to fish.  B.A.S.S does not practice true catch and release or Catch Record Release.  There practice is to catch hold in live well,  parade across a stage, hold the fish in a tank, releasing them somewhere in the lake.  The mortality must be quite high.  Besides the DNR is not monitoring how the fish are handled or where they are released.  Both are regulated in the Tournament guidelines for Lake Vermilion. Also those fish are displaced from their normal habitat.  Many residents on Lake Vermilion are complaining.  There are just too many fishing tournaments. Too much pre fishing.  Too often.  Time for the DNR and MN legislators to take a new look at the statutes governing them.
    • jim curlee
      By jim curlee
      28 here this morning.
      Ice fishin will be here before you know it. LOL
      Might even get here before deer huntin. lol
      Jim
  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • smurfy
      looks like there will be a change in sunfish limits effective march 1. article in todays st cloud times said there looking to reduce the sunfish limit on 9 area lakes. those lakes happen to make up the horseshoe chain system. looks like the new limit will go from 20 to 10.   now this is just my opinion but i didnt hear any issues with the panfish population  until a few years after they introduced the catfish to that system.   either way i'm ok with the change! 
    • Austin12345
      love all the pictures 
    • Austin12345
      Are you looking for one for hardwater or openwater
    • gimruis
      Whoa, bringing this one back from the dead.   I use Rockys.  The specific model are Cornstalkers.  They have 500 grams of insulation.  I use mine as all-purpose boots, walking for pheasants/grouse and sitting for deer/turkeys.  The first set I had lasted for about 10 years before they started to fall apart.  I'm on my second pair now, year 3 coming up.  I had a pair of Redhead Comfort Airs from Bass Pro for 2 seasons and they started to leak and my feet always got wet.  Highly suggest avoiding the Redhead brand of boots.
    • billrider80
      I like Danner. These boots tick all the right factors that go into delivering a great boot experience, more here https://bootsgeek.com/danner-quarry-review/
    • JBMasterAngler
      Well, just wrapped up my last day in Grand Marais. All the smaller, shallow lakes are locked up with ice, or will be after tonight. Lots of snow up the trail, but getting around on back roads wasn’t a problem. I stopped and fished most of the trout lakes around the gunflint and arrowhead trails...the ones that weren’t frozen over anyway. My dad didn’t see a single grouse...I saw one at the start of the arrowhead. I didn’t hear a single gunshot while I was out fishing. Saw 1 moose, 1 bear, a few deer, foxes were everywhere! And even saw a fisher run across the road. Saw just about every animal print you can think of in the snow. Still a few diving ducks around, snow buntings and crossbills everywhere. And finally seen a gray jay! Despite the cold and snow, it really wasn’t that bad out. Was a different perspective fishing all the lakes in waders, as opposed to being in a boat.   
    • Rick
      Thanks for stopping in Darren. I will always consider you a great friend. You always gave and then gave some more.   You are appreciated.
    • smurfy
      nice looking fish!!!!!!!!👍   join he hook-n- hospital group. the last 2 years 3 people i know did that, one of them me. our hospital happens to be deer river............they have a wall of hooks they've removed in the past. when i went i was patient #4 for the day with a hook!!!
    • The Chemist
      A huge shout out to Borch who gave some really good pointers on running the raps in our lake.   This fall my dad spent more days fishing from my boat and actually was begging me to go. Dont know if we will be able to do it again but made some really good memories. 
    • The Chemist
      And i did this. I wished i could learn not to have this happen. Having to go to the ER was odd with the whole covid thing.
×
×
  • 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.