Although I moved away from the area over 10 years ago I can say without reservation that the rum river has fantastic walleye fishing. There's some pigs in there besides numbers. I've also had really good bluegill fishing there too!
i was told that the owner of the bait shop in deer river, george passed away earlier this week. story is they figure the kids will just close the doors. i'll miss the guy. he may have been a bit more expensive, but his extended hours and honor system made it worth the stop there. one just doesnt see that no more. i'd call him if he wasnt going to be there he'd have what i wanted in his outside fridge and off i went.
and he always was willing to talk..........alot!!!!!!!!!!
MRGC, Welcome to the forum.
Not to take this off topic but I have been going by your range there on the end of Monti for over 30 years. I have always wondered how long do you think your going to be able to keep it open so close to the approaching town before they drive you guys out with safety and noise complaints? It looks like you guys have done a lot of work with the back stop and other improvements.
Thinking long-term have you thought about looking for a piece of land for a new range before the Anti's try and get you out?
Just a question I have thought about all these years. Good luck, hope you guys hang for another 30! 🙂
Welcome to the area! Blue Lake and Green Lake are panfish lakes close by with the occasional walleye to be had in either but with more consistently from Green. Briggs Lake chain is another good option for both crappies and walleyes and with it being part of the river system some size can be had for both. Go a little south from there and you can hit up the Annandale area lakes which have walleyes and crappies. Good Luck and let us know how ya do!
2019 Fall Rifle Site-in at the Monticello Rod & Gun Club
October 19-20, 26-27 November 2-3.
10am to 4pm
$10.00 per gun and $5.00 for additional gun per person.
Monticello Rod & Gun Club
1821 W. River Street
Monticello, MN 55362
If you need help, members will be available.