• 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.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Recommended Posts

Bigfatbert

You will have no freezing issues if you return by Nov 3rd.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Spearing Machine

You should be fine, JL. I'm still fishing the West end (and catching) and today I found water temps in shallow narrows to be 42.6 and out in big, very deep water to be at 46.7. We've lost 6-10 degrees since last sunday in these same areas. Temps look cool but nothing bitterly cold to have to worry about things icing yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JerkinLips

Thanks BFB and SM for the info.  Hopefully I can shoot a big buck early and have time for liquid water fishing yet this fall.  Will probably just tip the motor out of the water in hopes  I can get out November 6-10.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cliff Wagenbach

Saw a little skim ice in the rushes in Pike Bay today!

Cliff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JerkinLips

Thanks for the update, Cliff.  A little bit of skim ice shouldn't hurt my 40 year-old Johnson too much.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mbeyer

Bringing this topic to the top....anyone have a 2018 water temperature, yet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tominator692

Back side of Pine Island this afternoon.

thumbnail (1).jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tripp_315

Good evening everyone.... I was just looking to revise this string for 2018 :)

Glad to see we're on the same page...I'll be up 2 weeks from Friday...interested to see how water temp rises before Memorial Day weekend.

Thanks ahead of time to all contributors. Good luck this weekend, and Tight lines!

~Tripp (in Atlanta)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tripp_315

How's your day going? 

What's the water temp today?

Thanks,

~Tripp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cliff Wagenbach

49 to 50 degrees in Big Bay today!

Decent bite of smaller eaters in 29' to 36'.

Boated 25 and kept 12 between 13" and 16".

Cliff

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wakemup
55 minutes ago, Cliff Wagenbach said:

49 to 50 degrees in Big Bay today!

Decent bite of smaller eaters in 29' to 36'.

Boated 25 and kept 12 between 13" and 16".

Cliff

Great news! What'd you have them going on primarily Cliff?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jhousenga

49-51 in Daisy and into Big this afternoon. Spent most of my day getting the boat ready and in the water. We'll get more fishing in tomorrow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cliff Wagenbach

Got most of our fish on lindys with chubs and rainbows.

58.2 degrees in Pike Bay this evening!

Cliff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cliff Wagenbach
Posted (edited)

48.6 degrees in Big Bay this morning.

I heard today that a 33-7/8" walleye was caught and kept in Pike Bay yesterday!

That is a true fish of a life time!

Cliff

Edited by Cliff Wagenbach
  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jhousenga

Very windy today and it showed up in the water temps. We went from Pike to Daisy at 2:00 today. Deep in pike I showed 55, dropping to 51 by the time we got to the mouth. Big bay was consistent at 44 until we got close to birch point. Going between birch and moose island it dropped to 41. I think the wind had a nice current going along the point and the deep water was surfacing when it ran into the island. Daisy was 44-46.

I can't imagine what a walleye just short of a yard would look like coming into view. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tripp_315

Good morning Everyone....what are the water temps leading into the weekend?

Thanks,

Tripp (In Atlanta but will be there in one week :D)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tripp_315

Nice way to check water temps lol

~Tripp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
delcecchi

Tie a string to it....?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BRL

Saturday Norwegian Bay was 50-51 degrees. After the cold wind the sun showed up and baked it all day Sunday. By Monday afternoon Temps were around 62 with Black Bay reaching 65-66. 

We left Tuesday Morning so I'm sure the fishing is suddenly on fire. I'm surprised that when I walk down the seafood aisle in the grocery store that the shelves don't suddenly go bare. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Stephen L Johnston Jr.
On 5/13/2018 at 10:45 AM, Cliff Wagenbach said:

48.6 degrees in Big Bay this morning.

I heard today that a 33-7/8" walleye was caught and kept in Pike Bay yesterday!

That is a true fish of a life time!

Cliff

Wow, thats like a 15lb walleye given that length. Wish i could see such a Waldo, too bad they are not part of this forum!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jhousenga

59 crossing Daisy Bay Friday night. 67 in Big Bay this afternoon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wanderer

Ely area lakes were showing 69-71 today.  That was a warmer than expected surface temp but I doubt it goes very deep.  Very little spawn activity compared to past years for this weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wakemup

65-66 in Norwegian yesterday and 63 in Niles.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mbeyer

Seeing a lot of 71-73 degree weather on east end.

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

Announcements



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Captain Acorn
      When trolling the raps on a 3 way rig how fast are you going generally if you don’t mind me asking 
    • bassbouncer
      Brotten from tower, JH masonry from cook 218-666-5710  
    • slammer
      The people that used to fish Mille Lacs are migrating north because of all the issues down there.  The resort where I stay (on LOW) has noticed a large increase in Mpls traffic.  I believe fishing pressure is rising up north because of this.  Another thing is boats are much bigger now than 10 years ago allowing more people to get on the big water more easily along with the wheelhouse frenzy on the ice.  It all adds up to more fish harvest.   Don't think ML will ever get back to anything close to what it was.
    • PSU
      Jetsky, I was skunked yesterday afternoon in Frazer, but did very well today (9:30-11:15, 4:00-5:30) . 20-25 feet, jig or Lindy with a leech or crawler
    • GeluNumber1
      I take it medals are for carp only? I'll try and make it. Love me some carp.  
    • srj
      Awesome Hoey. Fished yesterday and today (wed) and the bite is good. Tues morning had no wind so there were a few hundred fish flies in the boat and your ears and most everywhere until the wind picked up midday. Caught a bunch of nice . eaters in 5 - 8 feet of sand.  Bigger fish are showing up on the reefs. Not all rocks seem to have fish, but most do. The best bite is probably in the mud. Fish flies everywhere and today lots of mayfly action up north. Lots of fish in 30+ right now. This is such an awesome lake. Good luck
    • srj
      Well said, Hoey. Regarding large walleyes eating small walleyes...…...a number of large walleyes every year chow down on my yellow, chrome and red (clown) Rapala TDD 11's, black headed white bodied and polka dotted (wonderbread)Reef Runners and a full spectrum of colored shad raps......not 1 of which resembles natural baitfish. So large walleyes won't gobble down a native fish of small proportions? Gimme a break. We need to insure that LOW does not become the new Mille Lacs. By the way, fishing is fantastic on ML currently. Pretty much all bigger fish. I would hate to not have a fish dinner after a day on the lake.
    • papadarv
      If fan selection is set to high or low fan runs all the time. Set fan control to auto, fan starts and stops with compressor run.
    • Jmnhunter
      got an answer from coleman mach- they said all of their AC units are compatible with a thermostat, but you would also need to install a control box as well for the thermostat to communicate with it
    • delcecchi
      Thanks Cliff.  I was pretty sure you weren't using both at same time because law and because a itty bitty shad rap wouldn't get down that deep.  😀