I wasn't exactly sure where I can post this, I believe there is a tournament/contest page also, but since it is ice fishing, I thought I'd post it here.
This is our 8th annual ice fishing contest held on Gervais Lake in Little Canada, MN. The lake is just north of Highway 36 on Edgerton street. We have parking in the beach lot and all around the beach area (walk out only). Portables are not allowed to fish in, but to use as a wind break is fine. We have lots of great fishing prizes including a Clam Stealth Thermal two-man, augers, electronics and many rod/reel combos. Tickets are $20 per hole (two hole max), register online or buy tickets at Joe's Sporting Goods, Hardware Hank Little Canada, Little Canada Bingo hall or Little Canada City Hall. www.lcraonline.org
This will our 5th contest at Gervais Lake in Little Canada! 100% of all money raised goes to promotion of youth activitie in the Little Canada area, including Roseville, Maplewood, Vadnais Heights and St. Paul!
Little Canada Recreation Association
5th Annual Ice Fishing Contest
February 6, 2016 – Lake Gervais
Over $5000 in Prizes!
Open to all ages – Great prizes, raffles and concessions.
Gates open at 10:30am Ticket Prices - $15 in advance or $20 day of event - 1 hole per ticket – 2 hole max per person
Limited tickets will be sold
Booya proudly served by the Little Canada Fire Department.
Tickets on sale now at:
Little Canada City Center
Hardware Hank (Rice St,)
Joe’s Sporting Goods
Little Canada Bingo Hall
For more information, contact: [email protected]
Or, visit Little Canada Recreation Association website: lcraonline.org
Got up Thursday evening to rain and pretty heavy wind Friday morning had us holding off on putting the boat in the water. Fished briefly Friday evening at sunset and picked up an 18" and a couple smalls. Fishing was decent Saturday morning but no real size, everything was 12-15". I had one that looked to be 17"ish flop off as I was trying to flip it into the boat. All the fish we caught were in 17-22'. We were fishing around about a 6' top but never caught anything on top. They appeared to be relating to the structure but not actually on it. Tried again Saturday evening for a couple hours and continued to pick up small walleye just like the morning. Sunday was windy again but we decided to slug it out for awhile and caught one decent perch and one small walleye. We fished similar depths and spots as Saturday but they weren't there. Marked them out in 35'+ but didn't feel like fighting the wind out in the big water so we called it quits around noon and never went back out(the wind never really did lay down or we may have tried again). Jig/minnow way outfished bottom bouncers/crawlers. Wish bottom bouncers would have worked better because it was tough to keep a jig down as fast as we were drifting and we never found a school to spot lock on.
I am heading up there tomorrow. Where do you guys get minnows up in the area? Tower or Cook or down in Virginia? I have never heard of pike suckers? How large are they? Are you guys fishing the East or West side of the lake? Let me know. I am thinking of fishing the East side tomorrow and then headed to the west side from Thursday thru Sunday. Any help would be appreciated? I am a newby to the area. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!