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I have been fishing walleyes on Pokegama for the past few summers with very little luck. Admittedly, I have not put much time in, but I plan to this summer. Can anyone provide any insights as to how to fish them, as well as where to fish them, both day and night? I notice that most posts highlight Winnie, Sugar, Split Hand etc., with little mention of Pokegama. Is it simply because it is very difficult to fish?
My 4 yr old wants to try to catch his first walleye. We live across from Stillwater just a couple miles into WI. Prefer a WI lake within 30 min. I would Appreciate any guidance I can get. Hoping to get out next weekend.
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Just read the new regs for 2020 on Mille lacs. Same as 2019. Locals are not happy and I don’t blame them one bit. It’s amazing that one agency can dictate the livleyhood and economy of so many people. There should be some way to hold them accountable. It is sad what has happened around the big lake. Nowhere in the US has there been a debacle like this.
Now I read that LOW has seen a tremendous increase in wheel house traffic this last December. A combo of bad conditions on Red and the crazy regs on Mille lacs has moved a lot of the crowd up north and increased pressure there. One resort reported almost 1000 wheelhouses in a weekend came through.
So how does the DNR manage this? They basically close down one of the largest lakes in the state and force people to go elsewhere creating pressure somewhere else. Granted LOW can handle it for now but what if you start seeing a decline? Apply more regs and people move on to the next lake.? See where I’m going with this? I think they’re shifting pressure from lake to lake instead spreading it out statewide. Who knows what’s next for regs. A limited number of houses or boats on a lake at any given time? A lottery system to see who gets to fish where and when? Sounds crazy but I wouldn’t put it past them to implement something if things get bad
People are very mobile now and will travel to get to the popular destination. I would support a 4 fish limit statewide and maybe close LOW earlier instead of the middle of April. Just some thoughts..........
Rumor has it a walleye that "likely" tipped the scales near 15 lbs was caught on a lake near Mille Lacs. From what I read, the fish was weighed the day after it was caught at 14.186 lbs and lost a couple ounces just in the time it was at the bait shop being weighed.
Hi guys! It's been a while since I've posted, most likely last year! I run a fishing contest on Lake Gervais for a non-profit group called the Little Canada Recreation Association (www.lcraonline.org). The contest is this Saturday, starting at 10:30. It's a walk up contest. we drill all the holes...well, actually, the Roseville Boys Hockey team does! Line forms early and we let you go at 10:30am. We lots of food, booya by the Little Canada Fire Dept., beer and mixed drinks! Lots of great fishing prizes and we will also be selling raffle tickets for $5. You'll have a chance to win the grand prize, which is a 70" TV plus $1000 cash! See the flyers below! Forecast is for 37 degrees on Saturday! One more thing, Joe's Sporting Goods has some free bait on the ice, fatheads and grubs, if you want suckers or anything else, bring them with. No outside alcohol (my license doesn't allow), we'll have plenty at great prices. We will also inspect everything on it's way in. Hope to see you there!
Has anyone been out to big swan recently? Curious how the ice is and if there are spots to avoid as I’ve not fished this lake before. Looking to target cats as my other lakes have been lacking this year. Don’t need other people’s spots just ice conditions. Would like to bring out my 3/4 ton and 17’ IC if possible.
I'm considering the possibility of getting another snowmobile again. My problem is storage. I have no space at home to store a sled and trailer. I was thinking about storing it somewhere near-ish the west end of the lake so that I can pick it up, tow it the short trip to The Landing, and then get to my place. Are there any options besides Vermilion Drive Storage on Hwy 24 just north of Cook? I reached out to them but want to make sure that I've checked out all of my options.
Sticks like smurfy said, or an arm full of cattails. I always made sure I had enough lumber marking my holes nothing would sink or blow away and could be seen from a good way off by a snowmobiler.
Like anything else, some people care; some don’t.
Other suggestion, look up some of the old “Look and Release” videos that were posted on the forums in the past. Lotta good footage of nice fish left to swim away.
I use mine on and off fishing. I have a sun shield for mine in the summer. it works ok at best. but I do use it to watch fish and check structure.
I just used it the last 3 weekends tipup fishing. its both fun and frustrating. to watch a pike grab the sucker, mess with it then let it go, and watch there behavior is crazy fun. and frustrating.
I bought a tripod for mine and you can zero in on your bait, but it does take a bit of playing to get it set right. I lost the little rubber stopper so I use a couple winter depth finders. the only downfall is the deeper you need to set it, the more risk you have of a fish tangling up in it!!!!