Anybody have any tips or secrets they care to share about fishing rush for large mouths in early June I am a high school bass angler ad our first tournament is there. If you have anything that could give some insight please do share.
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.
Any one been out spearing this season? Was out on Winnie beginning of December and it was TOUGH saw one and speared one that’s it. Then hit a smaller lake after Christmas and saw one perch all day. Normally between these two lakes we see TONS of fish in a day. Seems like a tough season so far!
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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.
Went to go panfishing and found myself in a bass feeding frenzy in the weeds. It is crazy to see how slow these big bass inhale the bait in the winter. First fish probably pushed 5lbs. Too much fun on light gear!
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!
Well, my annual trip was only an extended weekend this year, as I had to use my actual vacation to go to Florida for a wedding.
Drove up Friday morning after work, and was able to hit Two Island Lake for a few hours in the evening. As soon as we boated to my secret spot, a storm cloud moved over and the wind was insane! Temps dropped, and I only caught a few smallies.
on Saturday we went to Greenwood Lake. Even though we caught about 50 bass, it was still a slow day. Weather was perfect. Bugs were horrible! My dad caught a nice lake trout. My daughter caught her first northern pike, and I also caught one. Fished this lake for 30 years and never even seen a pike, now they’re taking over!
Fished Hungry Jack on the final day. Weather was once again perfect! Only caught a few bass. My son absolutely loves fishing off the resort’s dock. So the kids had a blast catching sunnies (including my daughter’s first).
Was a bummer we only got to stay up there a few days. My dad stayed until today, but I haven’t heard how he did. Didn’t see any moose. Was also the first time I’ve been up there and did not catch a trout. We got our fill of Sven & Ole’s and world’s best donuts. We might try to go back up next month.
Sand does too, but the size structure has gotten a bit better the last 5 years or so IMO. Still a lot of 17-23" ones in there, personally I like 'em around 20" if I'm going to keep them. Only 1(32") > 26" in the last 10-15 years out of there but I, like most I know, don't use minnows very much.