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!
We are new to Minnesota fishing, I've read you can have 3 hooks within 9" on a tip up. Can you have a minnow on each hook? Or only allowed one bait, for example, a 9" smelt with all the hooks attached? Kind of a man made lure.
I was just thinking about this the last couple of days. Can't wait for our 4/15 trip. I've been tracking ice out in Baudette since we've been going up. Here are the past 9 years.
My guess is it will be closer to that 3/24 date for ice out in Baudette which would put ice out at Birchdale maybe a week sooner.
Welcome to FM @svingla.
Let us know how you do please. Pics are awesome!
Have fun buddy.
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If you are set with Middle Spunk I'd jig for sunnies/crappies (or chase northerns). Middle Spunk is heavily developed. I avoid it for that reason but if you're going to be there anyways, you could certainly find worse lakes. (my two cents are there are too many tubers/wake boarders in the summer which probably means winter is the better time to fish it...)
All three spunks can pretty good for fishing but all have heavy fishing pressure... They all three are pretty much panfish/northern lakes. (That usually means fishing can be boom or bust.)
Upper (or Big) Spunk (which is actually the lower of the lakes looking at a map...) has the most interesting structure in it (humps, big bulrush island, etc... and a couple of pretty neat little bays in the summer)
I personally prefer lower spunk.--probably half of the lake is undeveloped bulrushes.
Do any of you guys know if Surface Tension still swims around these parts? I think I need my Nils sharpened. I had sent him a message through the HSO forum a while ago and didn't hear back. I'm not sure if HSO and Fishing MN share the same messaging platform, or if I need to try him here instead. Did a quick search and it doesn't look like he's posted in a while, so I'm hoping someone knows his whereabouts.
Decent panfish lake. They would be my target kicks out some sporadic bites all year. Not much for a walleye lake they get stocked quite often but for some reason never take off. Don't rule out chaseing Tullibbees. Every winter she gives some up. Piles of deep water out there she can be a tough one. I personally prefer Upper easier to break down compared to Middle good luck!