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!!!
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.
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.
Same latitude as your turf but at the western end of the state yesterday. Water temps are around 40 on the big water but the small ponds are freezing or capped already. Birds are on the move big time including light and dark geese and swans.
Some small ponds that were partially open had a few birds on them that appeared to mostly be hooded mergs.
We had a spoony shoot with a few others mixed in. GWT and BWT (loner), gadwall, and buffleheads. We saw blue bills and golden eyes but no shots fired on them. 3 man limit.