Heading up to V the first weekend in October. Aside from the casino and The Landing, where can you boat to for lunch?
Fishing Ottertail this past weekend we used my sons boat with a Humminbird Helix 9 Si/Di - Follow the Contour GPS. I also put my Vex SonarPhone one side mount which links to the Boating app. I recorded a track on the boating app with the Humminbird following a 16 ft. contour. As you can see on the Boating App track with Sonar video, ls off a fair distance from the Bird depth track. The boating app is a great tool for planning, searching fishing areas and fair on GPS contours. Both Humminbird and Boating use the Glonass GPS system so no differance between long/lat location.
LakeMaster Vs Navionics Boating HB.mp4
I went on an adventure along the Minnesota river south shoreline, picking up trash and encountering some critters. 😄
With illegal taking of ciscoes for bait, including netting them in Quetico nd smuggling them across the border.
Saw it in mpls trib just now.
Nice little unit that I just removed from a used boat recently bought. Everything seems to look and operate perfectly. Includes graph with mounting bracket, battery cable (fused) and transducer with mount. Buy new elsewhere for $169 or here used for $50. Can ship if you cover the cost.
Here is the mfg description:
The Lowrance Elite-4x Fishfinder, which includes an 83/200 broadband transducer, transmits sonar to track the presence and movement of targets beneath your boat. When you use this device, you’ll know when you’re in the right spot. This innovative fishing aid lets you enjoy your sport with a new level of confidence, even when you venture into new and unfamiliar waters. Its advanced electronics perform well in a wide variety of settings, including lakes, rivers, and marine coastlines.The 4.3-inch LED screen offers an impressive clarity in part because of the built-in noise rejection technology. This specially designed, high-resolution LED color display weighs 3.4 pounds and measures 3.8 by 6.6 by 2.2 inches, making it a compact finder that is perfect for those with kayaks or other small vessels.This design includes all of the features of the HDI Series but with the addition of special sonar technology. This model includes GPS and chart plotting capabilities. It also features a detailed U.S. map with high-definition mapping of more than 3,000 lakes, rivers, and coastal areas down to 1,000 feet. The addition of CHIRP sonar allows you to identify underwater targets more quickly. It also allows you to see targets at higher boat speeds, saving you time.This lightweight and compact finder includes advanced electronics commonly found in larger, more expensive models. The one-thumb operation of the page selector menu gives you fast and easy access to all the fish finder’s features. You’ll save time and get excellent results with Advanced Signal Processing, which reduces the need for manual adjustments. You’ll view the bottom detail, lake structures, and fish that you’re looking for more quickly and precisely. You can also avoid obstacles like submerged branches and rocks thanks to this device. TrackBack technology allows you to go back over the sonar history to check lake structure and fish targets for future reference. The TrackBack feature allows you to save a waypoint, eliminating the need to circle back and retrace your path. This model also supports DownScan imaging.The unit runs on 12-volt DC power. The CHIRP technology operates between 83 kHz and 200 kHz. The DownScan imaging system works with a 455/800 kHz transducer. The Lowrance Elite-4x Fishfinder can be set to a useful range of fishing modes. The Conventional sonar can be kept in General Use Mode or set to modes for fishing in shallow water, deep water, brackish water, fresh water, or clear water. There is also an ice fishing mode. These settings can help you see in water depths ranging from 60 feet to 1,000 feet.
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anyone else have this??????? also not sure where to post this so here it goes. when i log in to the fishing minnesota side it says there are no topics posted?????? scroll down some of the recent posts show but not in the threads like what used to be normal??????
i dont have this problem on the puters or on the HSO side???????
Dr. gave the OK for a weekend fishing next Friday, heading to Ottertail. Using Sons Tracker with Helix 9 SlDl + follow the Lakemaster map contour. Will not only improve ability to find fish along with tracking a specific contour automatically. I’ve always wanted to do a detailed contour compare between Navionics and Lakemaster. I use the Navionics Boating app linked to the Vex SonarPhone on one of two tablets. I can record tracking, depth, speed and how well the track follows the Lakemaster contour. My second tablet I’ll record FishSmart Lakemaster tracking contour which is the exact same Lakermaster map as on my son’s 9 SiDi. This past week I built a ¾” PC pipe side mount height adjustable transducer holder as we didn’t want to drill more holes in Sons boat. I put the Vex SonarPhone in a ammo box with battery or external power. Looking forward to some Fall Fishing.
By the stick
Need a reliable electrician on the East end.
Been a long time since I spent on a couple years on Big Fork River and then with kayaks.
Can someone give me advice on what stretches if any I can use my V14 Tracker
with 20 horse, though I can go with my trolling motor. Back injury prevents kayaking.
Looks like above Big Fork and a couple areas below Big Falls might work if there is
Thanks for any help. This is back up to 3 Canada trips that got cancelled.
So my family and another are looking for a place to spend a week next August. They aren’t the camping type yet, so we’re looking for something with a roof over our collective heads. The place we’ve been going the past few years doesn’t allow dogs and we just got a springer puppy and we’re not leaving him behind again. The fishing was also not kid-friendly, meaning I worked hard for a week to catch 4 9” walleye, 2 12” pike, 1 6” smallie and 4 rock bass..... I was forced to leave and drive twenty minutes to pop into a different spot and catch a fish dinner.
I’ve found plenty of vrbos in the Ely/Orr/Grand Marais area that would work, but I would love to support a local business up that way and stay at a resort, especially if it’s a place we can return to year after year. The two main drivers would the ability for kids to catch fish off the dock and a slightly relaxed attitude with well behaved dogs. There seem to be resorts that allow dogs but their exhaustive pet policies on the websites don’t make them sound incredibly welcoming. Obviously good fishing off the boat would be a bonus for the big kids......
Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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By Snogan · PostedJust wondering if anyone else that fishes the Root (especially below Lanesboro) has ever patterned or had any luck targeting sauger/eyes. This is my first year trying for them after hearing whispers for years and I've been surprised with my results. So far I've caught 5 sauger and 4 eyes out of the Root this year, a 17 inch Sauger and a 22 inch eye being my biggest so far. I know the river is a lot better known for trout but if anybody else has had any luck targeting other species I'd love to share reports or tactics.
By monstermoose78 · PostedO man!! Duck season is so close I can taste it!! I got enough shells for a war and that is what I am declaring to all wood ducks 🦆 Is war!! Finn is in peak shape and my shooting has been pretty good.
By LakeofthewoodsMN · PostedOn the south end... Anglers are pulling in nice catches of walleyes with some big trophy walleyes mixed in as well. The MN Tournament Trail Walleye Tournament just finished their championship with the winning team putting up 80.99 lbs for 10 walleyes! Water temps have dropped to the upper 50's, shiners are running and there is a lot of bait adjacent to shorelines, fall is here. The jig bite has picked up tremendously, but pulling a spinner with a crawler or shiner along with trolling crankbaits is still effective. Along shore try 10-16' and out on the mud 22-28'. Gold, glow and orange are strong this week. On the Rainy River... More and more emerald shiners are entering the river this week. Current on the river is slow. Reports of some nice walleyes but still not the big run yet. Most anglers are jigging with frozen shiners. Trolling crankbaits or crawler harnesses still working and a good way to cover water. Sturgeon anglers focusing on deeper holes with a 3 ounce no roll sinker with an 18" snell of heavy line (60 lb) with a 4/0 circle hook loaded with crawlers and shiners. Pike showing up 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. As fall kicks in, many anglers jigging with good results. Gold spinners with crawler or minnow also producing nicely. Some really nice walleyes caught this week targeting structure and shorelines in 10 - 15' and 21 - 27'. Muskies and big pike hitting topwater in weedy bays. Some big crappies on small jigs in 15-30'.
By Dash 1 · PostedJust spent Thursday through Sunday at Becida near Bemidji. My dad, brother, nephew and I tried 7 different lakes. Nothing fantastic but a good time. Best walleye action was on Big Wolf and Andrusia. 14 to 16 ft water. We used mainly rainbows and left over leeches I had saved from summer. 11-18 inch walleyes. Also got some sunfish on Lake Hatti. Did pick up 3 walleye on Lake Bemidji also. 4 conservation officers at gas station south of Bemidji on Friday morning said they were in town for security with POTUS visit. Talked to a bait shop owner that said one group of 13 got 11 bear opening weekend. WOW that’s a lot of meat. Also saw a bobcat run across the road. And lots of deer in evenings.
By Raven77 · PostedLead core was on fire for us on Saturday on both the east and west end in 22-30' of water. Five of us in two boats boated over 70 fish on Saturday. A lot of 10-12"ers but enough keepers to fill 5 limits. Biggest was 25". We did great Sunday and today as well although not as hot as Saturday. The only live bait fishing we did was with minnows on Lindy's. Caught a few but honestly did not spend much time live rigging as the lead core bite was so hot. Stomachs on most fish we cleaned were empty. The ones with full stomachs had mostly small crayfish and minnows.
By StateofHockey · PostedFished on and off Thursday to Saturday, from Frazer to Big Bay, caught a few in the 15-19" range. best success was in 28-32' FOW drifting with bottom bouncers and spinners. Bigger suckers out performed smaller rainbows. If any one knows where to get some larger rainbows, that would be nice to know.