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.

Moose's Report - Cambridge-Elk River-Foley-Milaca-Mora-Ogilvie Fishing Reports


Recommended Posts

  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

Anyone make it out fishing today?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 718
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • monstermoose78

    361

  • gimruis

    71

  • Wanderer

    55

  • eyeguy 54

    26

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Went out to lake that I have not been on in many years and the nice gills wanted to play eat the pink impluse mayfly and I was all about that game. 8-11 feet of water away from the crowds on a nice in

Took the owners of Baby Beaver Baits and my boss Brian out fishing in the wind and  caught a few fish. All gills over 9 went back and all crappies over 12 were released. Best bait was 3 mm jig with a

Nice fish!  I was out near mille lacs area and the frog bite was killing it. Had a handful in the 17-20” range. 

Posted Images

  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
eyeguy 54

yep :) chilly but a great time

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

Sunday looks nice

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

My big batteries came today it took a while but now I can try to keep up with Rick.

17E2788A-FF32-4C4E-8B37-4FD9FE36FB96.jpeg

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
eyeguy 54

we will see, he is a drilling maniac! lol   get together when?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

I am going to blue lake Sunday. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
eyeguy 54

might not fish this weekend. mille lacs mon to wed

 

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

For eye perch or pannies or tullies

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

Cut 45 holes through about 18 inches and only used a 1 bar out of 3 bars on the battery. 

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Kelly Oman

How were the fish biting on blue lake? I went up to cross lake in pine city. We caught plenty of crappies but size wasn't great. Which is unusual for up there. Went home with fish though.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

Not good I struggled to get bites I still did ok but it was a slow bite. 6 crappies only one nice one. I will get photos up soon

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

Photo's from 1-7-2018

1-7-2018-1.jpg

1-7-2018-2.jpg

1-7-2018-3.jpg

1-7-2018-4.jpg

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Kelly Oman

Nice! At least you caught some fish. It's nice.to get out! Especially since it's not 15 below Anymore! 

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78
11 hours ago, Kelly Oman said:

Nice! At least you caught some fish. It's nice.to get out! Especially since it's not 15 below Anymore! 

That is what I thought but the lake was packed. I talked to a few groups and They did much worse than I.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Rick changed the title to Moose's Report - Cambridge-Elk River-Foley-Milaca-Mora-Ogilvie Fishing Reports
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

I cut over 200 holes on blue yesterday and only caught some tiny crappies and perch. I fished lots of areas from 5 feet 24 feet of water. I fished for 6 hours with only two keeper sized fish caught. I was marking fish but they would not bite. I tried all my plastics and every color, wax worms, and euros. I up sized and down sized. That is three trips with the same results. Sorry guys the get together might be more bsing then catching this year.

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Bluegill Dan

I had the same experience on a small lake in Wright county yesterday. The barometer was all over the place yesterday. Tough bite.

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Wanderer
1 hour ago, monstermoose78 said:

I cut over 200 holes on blue yesterday and only caught some tiny crappies and perch. I fished lots of areas from 5 feet 24 feet of water. I fished for 6 hours with only two keeper sized fish caught. I was marking fish but they would not bite. I tried all my plastics and every color, wax worms, and euros. I up sized and down sized. That is three trips with the same results. Sorry guys the get together might be more bsing then catching this year.

Moose, you always seem to put in the most effort to get fish located for GTGs.  I wouldn’t count you out yet.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

Well I did mark enough so I think that is where we will start

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

Well the get together was just two of us. Tview and I, so i fished as did tview and was a rough bite. I caught 5 or 6 nice crappies but I had to really work them to bite. I got a few gills most around 6 inches. If i go out fishing today I will be headed to Ann lake up 47

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

Might head out to green lake later? Who is out fishing today?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Been out the  last few nights, on local lakes. George, Linwood, Martin and Green. Pretty sad - to say the least. Had fun with this Bass, but that was about all the action I had. Froze my butt, on Green the other night- propane tank on Buddy Heater kept freezing up. Caught 2 small perch before I gave up. May go out this afternoon- but will be taking wheeler !! By the way Mr. Bass was happy to get back in the water.:)IMG_20180129_164033050_BURST000_COVER.thumb.jpg.0213ed245169188df5fcadbaa55b7536.jpgIMG_20180129_164305252.thumb.jpg.3380e1994890d5dd7a13dca8b02b46f0.jpg

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Spent an evening on Long Lake ( off of 47 ) . Seems like the fishing pressure the last few years have caught up with the lake. First thing I noticed is that there weren't many houses or people fishing. Nice right ? Well there was a reason. I ended up catching a few small perch and two very small crappies. Although it may just be me !!!:(

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78
8 hours ago, Rube said:

Spent an evening on Long Lake ( off of 47 ) . Seems like the fishing pressure the last few years have caught up with the lake. First thing I noticed is that there weren't many houses or people fishing. Nice right ? Well there was a reason. I ended up catching a few small perch and two very small crappies. Although it may just be me !!!:(

No it got hit hard but it is quick to come back

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well - Sometimes the fish are biting close to home, so I ended up on George. Better than the night before, some perch & very small crappies but nothing to take a picture of , and still no meal of fresh fish. Looks like the week ahead has some nice weather forecast, should be nice fishing.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

My plans are to hit Ann lake this week

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Official Fishing Report Team - MN
IceHawk

Good luck moose definitely some nice Panfish in that system. Might have to make a run over there myself had some great days on that lake!

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

Went fishing with a friend and we fished hard and caught 5 crappies. We mark them they just did not want to bite. We were fishing the deep basin fish. We tried big baits, small baits, micro baits, live bait, and plastics the fish did not show liking to any of them. I got one on a buck spoon with waxies and one off a 5 mm and a maki mino and my friend caught one on a rippin rap, 5 mm and euros, and on off a fat boy jig and a wax worm. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

The wing bolt on my auger sheared off yesterday. So I spent some time getting the bolt out. Then I was off looking for the strongest bolts I could find. The auger is good to go again. Seeing I have about 5000 holes drilled with it upgrading the bolts is worth it. There is a lot of ice this year and I am not having any issue powering through it with dcd985 and the clam plate. I am getting some of the ice chips out of the hole before busting through, but I did that with the lazer mag too. 

I think I am going to hit green lake after dark for some crappies with my father in law. 

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Was on Green Thursday , fished from 3:30 to 8:30. Caught 3 nice crappies and some small perch. Funny thing the crappies were caught between 4 and 5. Not a bite after dark,  they  ( or something) was there but would not bite on anything I put in front of them. Caught the 3 in deep water with a frostee and minnow. Good Luck Moose.  I may try Little Elk this afternoon

Link to post
Share on other sites

Was on green Thurs night was able to find a few fish in 24ft between 4:30 and 7:00  bite was OK we ending up keeping about 10 nice eaters. heading back out today 

  • 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

    • BigTrucka
      By BigTrucka
      Hey all, just moved back to MN where I grew up after living in the PNW for a long while. I became addicted to fishing rivers and streams out there and have started to check out the offerings in the NW section of the state as of yesterday’s opener. Wondering if anyone has experience in this area and can give me some pointers or just tell me if I’m wasting my time since that’s what I’m wondering right now since I didn’t find any signs of fish. I’m using a spinning rod with Mepp’s and Panther Martin style spinners and went through a bunch of color combos. I started yesterday morning at the Clearwater River in western Beltrami County essentially on the border with Clearwater County where the state has some land and a pretty lengthy easement. Probably a well known area. Beautiful area to walk through. Found multiple holes, but yeah no fish at all. I waded for a bit and decided to leave. I went south since I live closer to Moorhead and stopped at Felton Creek. I’ve read a DNR study about this creek having a decreasing population of fish, but it’s still considered a trout stream although not “designated”. I understand the channelization of creeks in this region ruined fish habitat over the last 100 years, but still find some DNR material as of the last 5 years that reference Felton Creek as a spot for trout. Walked the stream for a bit before I left and headed to Lawndale Creek south of Barnesville. I waded through the AMA on the Atherton WMA expecting to find some brook trout since the DNR has stocked it as of at least 2017. Nothing through the entire stretch besides frogs and minnows. Are there actually fish in these places? The Clearwater and Lawndale are designated trout streams. The Clearwater is stocked annually and Lawndale is supposed to have wild brook trout. Anyone have any experience in these spots? Should’ve just drove down MN200 & 71 to the obvious spots in Becker/Hubbard?
    • SkunkedAgain
      By SkunkedAgain
      Someone had to kick things off.
       
      I caught some shrimp at the grocery store over the weekend. I'm hoping to see some spawning walleye this weekend. Who knows where they will be in a month when we are all allowed to actually fish for them!
    • Coleman
      By Coleman
      Has anyone been on the water of areas lakes?  Kinda curious what the water temps are hovering around?  
    • LakeofthewoodsMN
      By LakeofthewoodsMN
      On the south end... The lake is still ice covered with big stretches of open water which is expanding daily.  Anglers fishing the lake are fishing in front of the Lighthouse Gap where the Rainy River enters LOW.  Anglers are allowed a limit of walleyes and saugers on the lake, but catch and release only on Four Mile Bay and the Rainy River during the spring walleye season which lasts through April 14.  The walleye season opens again on May 15th.
      Pike Fishing.  Open water is available in the back bays such as various Four Mile Bay, Bostic Creek, Zippel Bay and backwaters on the Rainy River where pike spawn.  Some nice pike being caught in shallow water areas.  These areas are off of the main lake and perfect for small boats.  The pike season is open year round on LOW and the Rainy River.  3 fish per day, 30-40 inches must be released, one over 40" allowed.  
      On the Rainy River...   This past week was nothing short of incredible for walleye fishing on the Rainy River.  Large numbers of big walleyes were caught and released.  Many fish 30 - 33+ inches in the mix.  Exactly why anglers love the Rainy River in the spring.  
      Good reports up and down the river including Four Mile Bay.
      A 3/8 - 1/2 ounce jig is working nicely tipped with a minnow or a plastic.  Bright plastics and frozen shiners working best on jigs.  Some anglers trolling crankbaits with success to cover water.  
      Sturgeon fishing continues to be good with good numbers of sturgeon being caught.  Most anglers targeting holes in the river.  Some sturgeon being caught on rolling sand dunes with fish laying in the depressions. Wherever there is food and a bit of slacker water!
      With lower current, a 3 ounce no-roll sinker combined with a sturgeon rig (18" snell of 60 lb test with a 4/0 or 5/0 circle hook) with a glob of crawlers, frozen emerald shiners or both is the ticket.  Local bait shops have rigs and bait available.
      Up at the NW Angle...  Locals are able to get their boats from the mainland (Angle Inlet) to most areas of the islands.  Looking ahead to open water, there are various ways to travel to the NW Angle this summer without crossing the border.  If you have the right boat and expertise, boating across is an option.  There is also the Lake of the Woods Passenger Service (charter boat shuttle to Angle).  And finally, Lake Country Air flying service, a float plane service out of Baudette and other locations.  



    • leech~~
      By leech~~
      Whats your guess? 
    • LakeofthewoodsMN
      By LakeofthewoodsMN
      On the south end... Most of the lake is still ice covered with the exception of large areas adjacent to inflowing water such as the Lighthouse Gap (Rainy River) and Morris Point Gap (Bostic Creek) areas.  Open water is expanding daily.  Anglers are allowed a limit of walleyes and saugers on the lake, but catch and release only on Four Mile Bay and the Rainy River through April 14. 
      Open water is becoming available in many of the back bays around the lake where pike spawn.  The pike season is open year round on LOW and the Rainy River.  3 fish per day, 30-40 inches must be released, one over 40" allowed.  
      On the Rainy River...   River fishing started out strong, slowed down with cold weather and the Big Fork and Little Fork Rivers spilling mud into the Rainy River and now is picking up again.  The water is clearing and water temps are on the rise.
      A 3/8 - 1/2 ounce jig is working nicely tipped with a minnow or a plastic.  Bright plastics and frozen shiners working best on jigs.  Walleyes caught in various depths down to 35 feet.  
      Some anglers trolling crankbaits with success to cover water.  Walleye season is catch and release only on Rainy River and Four Mile Bay through April 14th.
      Sturgeon fishing continues to be good with good numbers of sturgeon being caught.  Sturgeon aren't as affected by dirty water as they feed by scent.  Sturgeon catch and release season through 4/23/21.  Keep season 4/24/21 - 5/7/21, (45-50", or over 75")  Catch and release 5/8/21 - 5/15/21.  Closed 5/16/21 - 6/30/21.
      With lower current, a 3 ounce no-roll sinker combined with a sturgeon rig (18" snell of 60 lb test with a 4/0 or 5/0 circle hook) with a glob of crawlers, frozen emerald shiners or both is the ticket.  Local bait shops have rigs and bait available.
      Up at the NW Angle...  Various areas are starting to open up.  Looking ahead to open water, there are various ways to travel to the NW Angle this summer without crossing the border.  If you have the right boat and expertise, boating across is an option.  There is also the Lake of the Woods Passenger Service (charter boat shuttle to Angle).  And finally, Lake Country Air flying service, a float plane service out of Baudette and other locations.  
       


    • Mata Eveleth
      By Mata Eveleth
      Hey just trying to find a report that says like on March 20th, 2021 the water level measured at Crane Lake was.. say 18 feet 6 inches.. measured again on April 5th, 2021 and the depth is now at 17 feet six inches.. something simple. been searching around this web site.. and way to complex.. KISS   Keep it short and simple.. over and out.. same thing any web site you just want a bit of info.. and all this run around crap.. pffff.
    • JBMasterAngler
      By JBMasterAngler
      Made my long awaited return to the Rush yesterday. Never got a WI license last year, so it was good to be back! Beautiful weather! But conditions could not have been worse for trout! Water was lowest I’ve ever seen! And gin clear, without a single cloud in the sky. We were fortunate to catch the 3 we did. Way too many people out for my liking. But our gear worked, and our boots didn’t leak 😁 so it was a great day as far as I’m concerned.
       


    • LakeofthewoodsMN
      By LakeofthewoodsMN
      On the south end... Ice fishing is all finished up on the main lake.  The focus is on back bays for big pike and areas of open water on the lake for walleyes.  The pike season is open year round on LOW and the Rainy River.  3 fish per day, 30-40 inches must be released, one over 40" allowed.  
      Anglers are allowed a limit of walleyes and saugers on the lake, but catch and release only on Four Mile Bay and the Rainy River through April 14.  A limit of walleyes and saugers is a combined limit of 6 fish with up to 4 being walleyes.  Walleyes 19.5-28.0 inches must be released with one allowed over 28 inches.  The walleye season runs through April 14th and starts up again May 15th for the MN Fishing Opener.
      On the Rainy River...   Five boat ramps are open on the Rainy River and there are 42 miles of open water for fishing.  Nelson Park in Birchdale, Frontier, Vidas (near Clementson), Timbermill Park in Baudette and the Wheeler's Point access at the mouth of the river 12 miles north of Baudette are all open.  
      River fishing has started out strong.  Good numbers of walleyes are being caught by some with trophy fish in the mix.  A 3/8 - 1/2 ounce jig is working nicely tipped with a minnow or a plastic.  Walleye season is catch and release only on Rainy River and Four Mile Bay through April 14th.
      Sturgeon fishing continues to be excellent with big numbers of sturgeon being caught.  Sturgeon catch and release season through 4/23/21.  Keep season 4/24/21 - 5/7/21, (45-50", or over 75")  Catch and release 5/8/21 - 5/15/21.
      With lower current, a 3 ounce no-roll sinker combined with a sturgeon rig (18" snell of 60 lb test with a 4/0 or 5/0 circle hook) with a glob of crawlers, frozen emerald shiners or both is the ticket.  Local bait shops have rigs available.
      Up at the NW Angle...  Looking ahead to open water, there are various ways to travel to the NW Angle this summer without crossing the border.  If you have the right boat and expertise, boating across is an option.  There is also the Lake of the Woods Passenger Service (charter boat shuttle to Angle).  And finally, Lake Country Air flying service, a float plane service out of Baudette and other locations.  
       


    • eyeguy 54
      By eyeguy 54
      White suckers are on the move in some of the local rivers. Night crawler on a #6 hook and a 1/4 oz slip sinker brought many to shore the last two days. Crazy light biters. 





  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Mike89
      welcome and good luck!!   don't know the area so can't help you but others will help ya if they can!!   
    • BigTrucka
      Hey all, just moved back to MN where I grew up after living in the PNW for a long while. I became addicted to fishing rivers and streams out there and have started to check out the offerings in the NW section of the state as of yesterday’s opener. Wondering if anyone has experience in this area and can give me some pointers or just tell me if I’m wasting my time since that’s what I’m wondering right now since I didn’t find any signs of fish. I’m using a spinning rod with Mepp’s and Panther Martin style spinners and went through a bunch of color combos. I started yesterday morning at the Clearwater River in western Beltrami County essentially on the border with Clearwater County where the state has some land and a pretty lengthy easement. Probably a well known area. Beautiful area to walk through. Found multiple holes, but yeah no fish at all. I waded for a bit and decided to leave. I went south since I live closer to Moorhead and stopped at Felton Creek. I’ve read a DNR study about this creek having a decreasing population of fish, but it’s still considered a trout stream although not “designated”. I understand the channelization of creeks in this region ruined fish habitat over the last 100 years, but still find some DNR material as of the last 5 years that reference Felton Creek as a spot for trout. Walked the stream for a bit before I left and headed to Lawndale Creek south of Barnesville. I waded through the AMA on the Atherton WMA expecting to find some brook trout since the DNR has stocked it as of at least 2017. Nothing through the entire stretch besides frogs and minnows. Are there actually fish in these places? The Clearwater and Lawndale are designated trout streams. The Clearwater is stocked annually and Lawndale is supposed to have wild brook trout. Anyone have any experience in these spots? Should’ve just drove down MN200 & 71 to the obvious spots in Becker/Hubbard?
    • monstermoose78
      Anyone been out hunting yet? I have doing housework 
    • smalljaw
      Oh my!  Those brown fish will be roaming the shallows soon.
    • Muskies
      As of April 15, the Canadian side of rainy lake, from the causeway up to devils cascade, is ice free. I believe that is the earliest ice out. Water is coming up as we had 2 1/2” of rain last week along with 1/2” of snow.
    • imhatz
      Ice off Crane Lake April 8, 2021.  
    • FishinCT
      This can’t be emphasized enough. Daily and possession limits are the same. If you catch a limit on opening day you CANNOT do the same on Sunday and bring 8 fish home. Gotta eat them Saturday night or do C&R Sunday. 
    • monstermoose78
      Great fishes Man
    • eyeguy 54
    • Raven77
×
×
  • 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.