A group of us recently made it up to Flag Island Resort for 3 days of multispecies ice fishing on Lake of the Woods. The accommodations and folks who worked at the Resort were top notch! Bending over backwards to put you on fish and make your trip one to remember.
The Fishing - Day 1 it was decided to stay, somewhat, close to the Resort in the MN side of LOTW to target Walleye, Sauger and Perch due to 24+ hours of snow. We got into pretty good numbers of fish and some quality fished showed up as well! Below is a video of that action from Day 1.
A group of high school buddies and some of their family make an Annual trip up to Baudette to fish Walleyes on Lake of the Woods. I look forward to this trip each year! Since this is an Annual Trip we all put some money and bragging rights on the line for the Angler who can catch the biggest fish of the weekend, take home the Trophy, $500 Cash and call themselves "Mr. Walleye" for the next 365 days. The Largest Perch and Heaviest Eelpout/Burbot also take home prizes. I didn't have the camera's rolling on Day 1 (which was lights out) but on Day 2 of the trip we were filming. It was fun day and I even caught my new Personal Best Perch!
@bassfshin24 and I snuck up to Mille Lacs for 2 days of fishing recently. We were targeting Walleye near shallow structure in the low light hours and bumping out a bit deeper during mid-day. The first day was slow for us but we found more action on Day 2 including my 2nd biggest Walleye through the ice. I also caught my first tagged Walleye! Pay attention for my slip and fall...
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.
I do security at Vikings museum n store. If you haven’t been there, you should. It has a lot of Viking history starting before the Vikings with Ernie’s Eskimos to the current day. Who knows it just might run in to one of the former Vikings . Randall McDaniel and even Bud Grant stop in occasionally. We have had visitors from England Australia Tasmania Ireland and yes even Wisconsin . The hours are Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday noon to five. And they’ve also lowered their price . So if the fish aren’t biting come check out some Viking history .
Bert, go look at information online about Dane County wisconsin. They did nothing and now have infection rates rapidly approaching 50% of the deer in some areas.
And yes, deer/elk farms have been known vectors of CWD for decades. See Elk Run near Pine Isand as an example, or the importing of breeding stock by lease hunting operations in Dane County. But some folks were making money and they captured the regulators in the Ag department of the state. so the natural resource folks couldn't do much, apparently.
Funny you guys should mention AIS. since it was known for a long time that the ships from Europe pumping their bilge and ballast in the great lakes was a problem, but the coast guard didn't make them flush tanks at sea for several decades, because the ship operators kept whining it would increase cost. So now we have gobies and zeebs and quagas and spiny water fleas and other bad stuff.
Likewise with green wood pallets that brought us dutch elm disease, and emerald ash borers. There could have been a reg that all wood pallets coming into the country needed to be heat treated. But that would have cost someone money, so now no ash or elm trees around.
If caught quick enough in an area CWD can be eradicated (see pine island ) and the elimination of deer farms will greatly slow the spread.
Where are the QDM and Deer Hunter association folks? Why aren't they demonstrating and lobbying and all that for the state to do something more aggressive?