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 JBMasterAngler · PostedWhat’s the status of small lakes in the arrowhead? I’m going to Grand Marais this weekend, and the forecast looks pretty miserable 😩 I have a feeling I’m going to be busting through ice to launch my boat. But is it at all possible that some of these little designated trout lakes could be locked up completely?
By Darrell Larson · PostedI live on the north side of Pike Bay was helping our lady friend down the road pull her dock out last night. To my surprise there were ice chunks floating in the dock area. You may be all right for next weekend for open water, but if this current trend keeps up, it won't be long after that. Tourists are gone, seasonal cabin owners are thinning, cabin lights across the bay at night are far and few. I will now begin my annual hibernation, seems like it's been going on forever with the covid virus and all. You all stay safe.
By DTro · PostedIt's truly amazing how social media has transformed our lives. Seems like not too long ago there was no such thing as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or TikTok. Where did you go for fishing information, research, brotherhood and fellowship? You spent a lot of time at bait shops, reading magazines and newspapers, or you dialed up into a fishing discussion bulletin board on the world wide web. I'm a geek who preferred the electronic version so I spent A LOT of time online reading everything I could on web forums and discussion boards. I came to find a primary home here with Fishing Minnesota in roughly 2000. I dove in and met a lot of great fishing and personal friends. I was provided the opportunity to get involved with the marketing side of fishing and learned quite a bit about the business of fishing. I've been saddened to see how participation in forums such as this and others I follow, have crashed with the growing popularity of other platforms. What brings me here though today is to stop by and say hi to all my old fishing friends. About 4 years ago I started a Catfish/Sturgeon guide service. It has been growing steadily each year and one of the reoccurring themes I seem to experience is how many of my guests refer to Fishing Minnesota Dot Com and how they came to recognize me and my activity there from years ago. For several years this site reigned supreme when it came to current fishing news and information and a place where everyone was here to help and became a brotherhood for many. While there was always some political stuff tossed in, for the most part it was a place to forget about the world and focus on our favorite past time. Oh how times have changed..... I hope everyone is doing well and pushing through all the background noise in todays world. What we are currently experiencing does not bode well for our mental health and I hope things change soon before we find ourselves in another 1863 Gettysburg. I'll share a great experience I had the other night with a Mother/Daughter captured by Ben Garving (Award winning KARE11 photojournalist). He really did a great job in capturing what happens when you forget about outside things for a while and spend time with family and just sit back and enjoy our great outdoors. No matter your political views or your thoughts on our natural resources and how they are managed, this is something we can all come together and embrace. Take care! KARE11 Sturgeon Story Click Here
By gimruis · PostedI have encountered this problem for years now. I see all kinds of ducks on the city lakes I fish and then when duck season rolls around, they're STILL on the city lakes and there's virtually none to be found on the ponds I can hunt.
OutdoorMN News - Field reports: What Minnesota deer hunters can expect this season (published October 19, 2020)
By Rick · PostedNearly half a million firearms deer hunters are preparing for the firearms deer season that opens Saturday, Nov. 7, and offers opportunity to spend time outdoors with friends and family, find adventure outdoors and put venison in the freezer. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
By Rick · PostedMountain bike trails expanding at Cuyuna Country SRA 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 - Second DNR confiscated hunting, fishing equipment auction set for Oct. 24 (published October 19, 2020)
By Rick · PostedAuction will be held online Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
OutdoorMN News - DNR welcomes people with disabilities at wildlife management areas (published October 19, 2020)
By Rick · PostedOptions are available for using mobility devices on WMAs Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
OutdoorMN News - New day use area, Miner’s Mountain Road now open at Cuyuna Country SRA (published October 19, 2020)
By Rick · PostedA new accessible day use area is now open at Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Discuss below - to view set the hook here.