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Finally, a rain free day on Rainy Lake.
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.
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Hi all my group will be up there on potatoe lake june 1 looking for any fish ideas and how toos especially pike and smallies were from Iowa large mouth country so i need help love some pan fish too
I discovered just recently that the May Township Board in Washington County MN is holding a public hearing on whether or not to block access to a public body of water from a public right a way. Stillwater is the county seat of Washington County. Specifically they want to stop you, hunters or fisherman from using Carnelian Creek to access Turtle Lake. This was brought to the attention of the May Township Board by the Carnelian-Marine St Croix Watershed District. When I talked with Jim Shaver, Administrator of the Watershed district, he said that the property owners that surround this creek and lake contacted him about hunting activity and potential trespassing on private property. The owners are also concerned about their animals that they have and dog trials that they hold on the property.
Jim Shaver also told me that the Watershed District is concerned that if someone got hurt using that waterway, that the Watershed District would be liable because the Watershed District improved the creek so that the water would drain from Big Marine Lake through this creek, eventually ending up at the St. Croix River. I do not believe that the Watershed District has any liability.
Jim Shaver said they then went to the Township Board with their concerns and the town board drafted an ordinance blocking access from a public right a way to a public water way.
I spoke with Bill Voedisch who is the May Township Chairman and he told me basically the same thing plus that the Watershed District is concerned about damage to a structure that is in the creek.
The public water is Carnelian Creek that flows out of Big Marine Lake into Turtle Lake. The location would be in May Township of Washington County. This is on 155th Street North just east of Manning Ave North. Manning Ave North runs north of Hwy 36. 155th Street is approximate 5 1/2 miles north of Hwy 36.
So, May Township is having a public hearing on March 1st at 7 PM at town hall, 13939 Norell Avenue North, Stillwater MN. If you can make the meeting and make your thoughts known that would be great. I can not be there as I will be out of town but the Township Supervisor told me that I could submit a letter expressing my concerns and it will be include. So if you can be there come, if you can't, you can submit a letter by email. Below is the contact info for the Chairman and the other two Supervisors.
May Township Board Chairman, Bill Voedisch-Chair, 651-433-5976, [email protected]
John Pazlar-Supervisor, 651-433-5013, [email protected]
John Adams-Supervisor, 651-430-8134, [email protected]
Here is the contact info for the Administrator of the Carnelian-Marine-St. Croix Watershed District and website.
Phone: (651) 433-2150
Thanks for your help.
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crappies are the target but I can point to other kinds of fish.
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Does anyone know if there are any fish in the East Branch of Raven Stream? It's in the town of St Benedict, just north of New Prague? I'm thinking of buying a bit of land that happens to have this stream running through it, but I would only want it if there fish in the stream. I'm not too proud, it doesn't need trout in it, panfish and bullheads would suit me just fine. :)
Anybody familiar with this stretch of water?
Thanks in advance for any replies!
Went and checked the first ice lakes and found .5 inches to almost 2 inches. If you go out please bring a buddy and dry clothes.
Im going to cenaiko lake tomorrow morning. Ive been there once before but got there mid day so didn't have the following issue.
Is there a way to get there before 6am when the coon rapids dam park opens?
im guessing before the park opens there is a gate at the enterance?
I want to get there around 430-5 so I don't miss the prime fishing time, being it opens at 6 that's a good amount of prime time wasted.
So my question, has anyone gone there (or the coon rapids dam park itself) before it opens at 6?
if so, how do u get in? I don't want to have to walk from the side streets all the way to the lake.
or is there a place to park closer to the lake outside the park area?
EDIT: It is okay to fish the lake before the park opens, there is a sign at the lake saying fishing is 1 hour before sunup until 11pm.
Im wanting to go and fish the missisippi river by my place, there is a little inlet with some down trees, a drop off and a little bridge that goes over the inlet.
Its off of east river road at the end of 79th. I believe its called riverview heights park.
My questions is, has anyone gone fishing there? I see people there quite often and have chatted with them a little bit, but haven't gotten much out of them.
It looks promising for some largemouth and catfish.
if you have fished there what works good? and are they biting now?
I will be there at about 5 am tomorrow morning.
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By Wanderer · PostedIt can be a surprisingly touchy situation. Plow or no plow. I’ve been on both sides and have heard many stories like @HunterFisher11 stated. Like Jerkinlips, I used to only travel by snowmobile and drag a portable around; back when fishing trips were always with “the guys”. The plow berms were hazards; you can’t see a lot of them until you’re on em. And I never understood why guys up north plowed 1/4 acre lots around their houses when they set them down. I did always appreciate the guys who marked their berms with pine boughs so they could be seen but it also looked like they were staking claim to a pretty large space on the ice. Fast forward to buying a wheel house so my wife would go ice fishing and we could maybe have some family with the grandkids out. Plowing almost becomes necessary. And it isn’t easy or cheap. Plus I figured out the extra plowing around the house is to fight slush from forming. There becomes a game you have to play to keep everyone who drives off that access from coming to your fish house door. And they will. And even if you plow past your house, you just put in a new road and suddenly have traffic and create problems if it just dead ends. It’s best to make a loop so people can turn around to get out. Suddenly you feel responsible like a resort operator for all the people who just wanna fish “somewhere”. I try plow the minimum needed and don’t drop my blade until I get a ways off the access hoping the two rut road will deter most from following. When I do put the blade down I don’t scrape the ice either and keep a single-wide width. That helps lessen the berm. Usually that’s enough to stay semi private. Don’t forget the loop though. Don’t plow right to your final spot. Drill out the area enough to fine tune the location of the house, Then plow your house spot out. Put it down. Then consider if you need to block the spur you’re fishing on. Either with the truck or a snow pile. It’s more work than dragging a portable out by snowmobile, that I’m sure of. Is there a wrong or right way to plow? I think it’s only there are safe and unsafe ways to plow. And there’s just differences in how people use the lakes these days. Help a brother out on the ice. Sooner or later you’ll need it if you spend enough time ice fishing.
By Bucketcastle · PostedJust couldn't get anything to bite with multiple baits; shiners, rainbows, minnow heads, plastics. Luckily I was comfy in the insulated pop up. Any advice on a coldfront bite? Was in a shallow bay then moved into 20'. Just one tiny bluegill on my panfish rod. Did not get skunked, I make it my mission to at least get one of anything.
By JerkinLips · PostedIt may be unkind but I don't know how putting the snow back that you removed would be unlawful. Don't shoot the messenger; I am just passing along what I have heard. I travel by snowmobile so I couldn't care less about plowed roads. To me they are just a hazard for sledding. That being said, the people that used the plowed road today were very considerate. They pulled well off of the road and kept a fair distance from others. I took a sled ride from McKinley Park to Fortune Bay and encountered at least 6 patches of slush. I saw a couple of spots were 4 wheelers drove through slush; looks like they had a hard time. I saw several 4 wheelers getting stuck in the deep snow today. They would back up and take another run to keep going. Traveling is very difficult for most wheelers. I did see one Jeep on the lake just outside of McKinley Park bay. Good luck fishing and traveling on Lake Vermilion.
By knoppers · Postedwas planning on heading up to the cabin this weekend to do some snowmobiling, but since I had to ride across my lake I decided to wait. they had some good ice early, but then the warm weather, then 18 inches of snow, I would guess the lake is a mess. last report I had from a week ago, was no snowmobile or wheelers have been out on the ice.