Hi, I already use squarebill cranking and am looking for a good normal Crankbait. What is the best one?
Has anyone caught any muskie/musky on any of the Horseshoe/Sauk River Chain of Lakes this year?
Opener 2020 tomorrow - anyone here going out? Heck with the full moon tonight this weekend should be really good. If I get to spend some time out it’ll be in central MN. The river maybe, or Alexander. Shamineau is on my list this year as I’ve never fished it at all. Plenty of lakes to try.
I’d like to see what you guys are pulling in this year! Hear some stories or good advice! I hope to have some to share.
I've had an old rapala cd-18 since I was a little guy and the wife has hung it on the wall and won't let me fish with it anymore. Just wondering if anybody knows a store i can go find this at. I've been to the Cabela's in Rogers and owatanna both, sportsman's Warehouse in coon rapids and about every Walmart bait shop and gas station I've stopped at with no luck. Really miss using this lure as it is the most productive thing I've used outside a 3 inch red and white spoon.
Very interesting article regarding diets of muskies and other game fish. I was surprised that the percentage of walleye eaten by musky was as low as it was.
I am starting to collect more and more Muskie lures. What is everyone’s go to colors for fishing muskies in MN?
By dutchboy II
What is your personal best Minnesota Pike? Were you targeting Pike when you caught it?
Mine is 42" from a shallow lake North of me. It was very skinny for a 42" fish. I caught it while fishing for Bass on a spinnerbait. Water was very warm and unfortunately I wasn't able to revive it. I contrast that to a 42" Pike caught in Canada trolling. That fish absolutely stopped the bait on the strike.
Learned a very good lesson that day. Always have a decent size net in the boat, the fish don't know what species you are after.
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By Dakota Loing
Hey I was curious to see if there were any active fishing clubs near whitebear lake or forest lake
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By LakeofthewoodsMN · PostedOn the south end... The traditional fall jig bite for walleyes is in full swing. There are various schools located across the south shore. Anglers catching good numbers of walleyes just outside the Lighthouse Gap where the Rainy River enters Lake of the Woods, in front of Zippel Bay and around Long Point. Depths of 22-28', anchored up and jigging with a fathead or frozen shiners has been successful. Anglers going through a lot of fish, sorting through lots of smalls to ultimately get nice eaters. A lot of action. Some anglers still drifting spinners with a minnow or crawler with success. Some good walleye reports also from Four Mile Bay in 10-15'. On the Rainy River... Intermittent runs of emerald shiners have entered the river as have some walleyes. Mixed reports by anglers, as the big run hasn't happened yet. Typically activity increases as water cools. Current on the river is low. Most anglers are jigging with frozen shiners, although trolling crankbaits or crawler harnesses are still effective. Sturgeon anglers focusing on deeper holes with a sturgeon rig loaded with crawlers and shiners. Pike showing hanging on weed edges. Up at the NW Angle... Until the US / Canada border opens, guests can travel across the lake staying and fishing in MN waters. There are boat shuttle / passenger services available to the Angle. Check with your favorite NW Angle resort for options. The foliage is beautiful and the walleye fishing is good. Jigging with a minnow on structure in 10 - 15' and 21 - 27' effective. Gold, orange and glow colors great choices. Water temps in the low 60's. A nice mixed bag of walleyes, saugers, jumbo perch, pike and smallmouth. Muskie anglers reporting nice fish as well.
By Wishin4Walleyes · PostedThanks for the posts all. I've been monitoring this forum for a bit and it had gotten quiet so made me worried the fall bite was off to a slow start. Glad to hear jig and minnow bite is going as that's by far the most fun way to get em!
By Rick · PostedMinnesota joins other states in sampling deer near known PFAS contamination sites Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
By Rick · PostedA weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
OutdoorMN News - Zebra mussels confirmed in Pleasant Lake in Wright County (published September 28, 2020)
By Rick · PostedThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed reports of zebra mussels in Pleasant Lake, near Annandale in Wright County. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
OutdoorMN News - Hunter walking trails provide access to public hunting in northern Minnesota (published September 28, 2020)
By Rick · PostedSome hunter walking trails may be unmowed this year; however, they still remain open for use and wind through prime habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock, wild turkey and white-tailed deer. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.