Hey guys! First post so excuse me if I'm posting in the wrong spot.
I just moved to Elk River, MN and am feening for some fish. I have no idea where to go first but do any of you know any decent spots to get some Crappie or Walleye within a 45 min drive from Elk River? Any spots are greatly appreciated.
Anyone got any place that they would like to share with me to catch walleyes from shore. That is good anytime of the season.
Preferably public land. I've got bad hips and cant be lifting my canoe any longer, so Im stuck to fishing on the shore. If you have
any ideas of places let me know. Id be grateful for the advice.
Minnesota or North Dakota advise welcome.
Oh, Ill be fishing at night mostly. Ill be using live bait, Chubs and leeches.
Looking for some fun easy Shore fishing spots. New to fishing as an adult, only fished when I was 10-13 in scouts. From California having moved to Moorhead Oct 18, just got fishing license for my wife and I.
Bought some poles and gear and just wondering if anyone can point me in the directions of some great spots to fish off shore, as we do not have a boat.
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Day 1 up on Flag Island Resort brought us many Walleye, Sauger and Perch on the Minnesota side of Lake of the Woods. Day 2 however we went into the Canadian water to fish an area that has Walleye, Perch, Sauger and some REALLY BIG Crappies! This plan and location did not disappoint - I won't be forgetting this day on the ice!
A group of us are planning on getting together on Lake Osakis for the day on 8/18/18 for a day of fishing and a midday picnic at the Battle Point Park. We would enjoy connecting with some fellow anglers from the site to connect and have some fun. Osakis is a great lake for big gills, slab crappies, nice walleye, pike, smallmouth and largemouth bass. The best walleye bite has been during low light periods. Sunfish and crappie bite all day. We plan on taking a break around noon at the Battle Point Park for lunch. Right now tentatively looking to connect around 8-9 at the access. Otherwise look for a red and white Warrior and connect with me, "Borch" on the water I'd you'd like. I might even have a fishing report really fresh fishing report for you.
I am new to the area and don't know where to begin fishing. I'm looking for a lake around Mankato that has walleye / crappies in it. I would like to make it out a few times this fall yet and then hit the ice hard. Any advice on what lakes to start with? There's so many that I don't know how to choose which one to go to.
Hey fellas, I developed a free fishing phone app for my fellow fisherman. It’s called FishIQ. I broke down 10 species by their location based on the water temperature. So if you’re looking for quick pointers or interested on where to find other species throughout the seasons give it a try! Hopefully it leads to more fish at the boat!
Try lakes with motor restrictions. Fewer recreational boaters to dodge, and less fishing pressure as well. Here is a list of waterbodies in the state with restrictions by county: https://files.dnr.state.mn.us/rlp/regulations/boatwater/local_regs.pdf
I’ve fished this lake one week a year, at the end of July, for the last 8 years. We stay at Timber Bay Lodge and I have fished the SE part of the lake, all the way up to the Stony River. I almost solely target walleye. I say almost because I will fish bass or northern at times for fun. I’ve yet to target crappie on this lake and this year will be the first. I’ve caught a handful of big crappie by accident on this lake. I’ve heard they are in there. For walleye, I’ve typically used Lindy Rig with crawler or leech, and Jighead with a minnow. I typically tie a 3-5 ft leader, red hook, gold bead, 1/4 oz weight. If the wind and waves kick up I’ll use 1/2 ounce weight. I’ve often used a worm harness with gold or silver spinner too. Sometime I’ll throw crankbaits and that can the ticket. If I’m covering a flat I’ll use lindys or harnesses, if I’m hitting specific points and structures I’ll use a jighead. I’ve had the best luck in 8ft to 14ft but every year is different. For the record, I’ve never caught a huge walleye on this lake. I’ve caught countless eaters. But I’ve yet to connect with many big ones. I know they are in there. It seems like each year the fish are hot in June to mid July. Since we go at the end of July, we can be in the doldrums of Summer, so perhaps this is why Ive missed many big ones. There’s also a chance I’m targeting the wrong areas. Who knows. As for areas, I’ll typically target shorelines that have been hit by the wind for the day, or previous day. If I work an area for 15-20 min with little results, move on. I’ve experienced the fish stacking up on very specific points before too. If a point is holding fish, don’t be afraid to drift a small area and use your motor to return to the starting point, over and over. I’ve done this many times and limited out in an hour. One thing I have noticed is that the walleyes don’t seem to be active in the early morning. In fact, the best action I’ve seen has been 10am to 1pm, and 6pm to 9pm. I’ve never fished after dark. I have fished as early as 6 am on this lake and do not connect with the walleyes. I’m guessing it’s due to the dark water and low visibility. I hope this has been helpful and welcome other advice. If anyone would like to add or refute, feel free. This has been my experience on this lake and I’m welcome to hear other tactics, I’d also love some advice on the crappie. Where and what time of day? Best of luck on your trip.
Any advice on a good place to stay on Rainy? Was supposed to stay on Canadian side this week and obviously didn’t go. So now I am trying to put together a quick trip with my Dad on MN side maybe later this month instead...
How close to comet island was it? If I remember the story correctly comet island was named after one of Aronsons early motor boats named “comet” hit the island and sank. I think the story was in one of the lake vermilion history books the timberjay published about 15 years ago.
I was able to talk to my Father about his days at LOTW. He and my Mother caught 12 walleyes in 3 days over 27 inches, plus numerous other smaller ones. Didn't catch a single sauger. They caught them jigging, spinner rigs, and on lead core. Lead core seemed to catch the bigger fish as they use bigger crank baits that weed out the smaller fish. It was calm all 5 days so they could get to and fish just about anywhere they wanted to without any difficulty.
Vermilion is a "no brainer" when it comes to smallmouth. You'll be fine in early August. What is your favorite way ti catch bass? Start with that and work from there. One of my favorites is a white/pearl fluke...they eat those things up.