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Hey hey....opener just days away!!! I can't wait! Where is everyone headed for the big weekend?? Our fishing party will be at Big Jessie. We rent cabin #3 every year from Jessieview Resort. Hope everyone has a safe fun weekend!! Good Fishing!!!

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Hey, hey. We'll be fishin' Jesse as well. This will be a first try on Jesse for opener. The weather forecast looks a bit nippy for the weekend. Might give Bowstring a shot too. What are you going to throw at them walleyes this year? Jig/minnow, maybe some leeches? What? Any pointers for fishing this lake? Thanks and have a great weekend.

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what time is the party in Cabin #3? See you out on the water, I be in a blue lund make sure to yell "mike" before approching, if no response it is my dad and he gets a little nervous if boats get to close.

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I'm going anywhere but Jessie, not because it isn't a good lake but because every year it gets more of a zoo. If you plan on landing at the public access be prepared to wait quite a while and probably park out on the road. This is from past experience. The opener is a great time to hit some of the smaller lakes and then hit Jessie and Bowstring later, just my thoughts. Of course I can fish during the week where most people can't so it is easier for me. Anyway good luck to all where ever you fish and be curtious on the accesses as waiting in line for someone who has to back down on the ramp and then start loading their gear gets VERY annoying!!! Have a great opener!!!

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Hello all...

crappieslapper-Yeah the weather does look a little chilly, but it's better than snow and 40mph winds like a couple years ago. We always start out fishing with a jig/minnow, usually that works the best, but occasionally when the eyes are picky they will only bite on leeches. So try jig/minnow first. As far as pointers....if you are landing on the main one, to the left there is a stream/creek just a little ways down the shore on the same side...watch out in front of the creek, there are many snags and deadheads that are underwater.I've lost many jigs in that area frown.gif And if you land at Jessieview, it is very shallow at least 100 yards out into the lake. I've walked out there before in chest waders and have only been up to my waist in water and i'm only 5'7"!!!lol Otherwise just watch where the crowds are a try where they are to start with. Hope this helps...Good Luck!!

jessielake67- lol about our cabin being the party cabin. We usually sit by the fire and fall asleep.. smile.gif Cabin 5 usually has the big ones. We have two red boats...a Mirrocraft and a Crestliner. Maybe we'll see ya there...Good Luck!!

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    • JerkinLips
      There were a lot of ATV/SxS running around the lake but I found it quite slippery even with AWD engaged.  I did see a couple of snowmobiles crossing the lake.  There is enough snow to keep the slides lubricated, especially when the temperature is above freezing.  If your track is studded that would help traction and slide lubrication.
    • SkunkedAgain
      It looks like it's ATV/SxS season on the lake. Snowmobile season is on temporary (or permanent) hiatus.
    • JerkinLips
      Was back Tuesday-Thursday this week after I discovered that walleye season ends on Sunday, February 25th.  I thought that the season has closed the last day of February in recent years.  I see that I fished on Monday, February 28th two winters ago so lucky I didn't get busted then.   The ice was in very good shape.  I found 15-18 inches of solid ice in the areas I checked.  There was no standing water on the ice and very little snow as shown in the 3 pictures of the McKinley Park landing from Thursday afternoon.  When the temperature was below freezing, the ice was very slippery.  When it warmed up mid day it wasn't as bad.  The landing was starting to deteriorate today, but with the cold weather on Friday it should freeze over.  It may start to get bad again by Sunday when it warms up.  Full size vehicles were still driving out close to Birch Island so apparently that path is still good.   Fishing was very good for late season.  Most of my walleyes were again 9-12 inches, but I did catch a 21, 24, and 27.  I was lucky to catch my limit of 14-15 inchers today to bring home for a meal.  The walleyes preferred small rainbows, but also liked lively chubs.  I caught four fish on the same small rainbow today when I was running low on small ones.  I finally gave up on that minnow when I went 20 minutes without a bite.  I had 3 rainbows come off the hook on their own; one when I dropped it in the hole and the other two when I dropped them to the bottom.  I think that happens when you hook them in the soft part of their body.  I caught my first tulibee of the winter (15 inches) and it really stunk up the house.  I also caught a lot of perch for the first time this winter.  I only caught 1 perch the previous 14 days I fished, but I caught 11 perch in these 3 last days, including six that were 11-13 inches long.  I wish I liked to eat perch so I could have kept them.  The hardest bite I had this week was by the pictured 8 inch walleye.  This little guy grabbed that full sized minnow and pulled it quickly to to bottom of the hole.  (However the 27 inch walleye did peel off a bit of drag bringing her in).  Morning bite from 830 to 1230 was best.   If you venture out the last weekend of the season, good luck.  Be cautious of ice conditions since the sun can really melt some holes in the ice this late in the season.
    • smurfy
      i cant speak for out that way but check the st cloud thread.......Rick gavee a pretty decent report on the ice around the area. he fishes a ton in the winter and is thinking of calling it quits............that tells me something!!!!
    • Mike89
      be careful!!  
    • mulefarm
      Thinking about one last outing, any information on the ice?
    • Brianf.
      There's not much snow left from what I can see on our Ring cam.  This is facing North across Niles Bay.  Also, the temp is 44 at this moment so what snow might be left is going fast.  
    • rundrave
      @Rick G   have you changed your approach or how you are fishing with no snow cover this year? It seems to really have changed things. Fish are spooky to  any movement above the ice.  Even just jigging a rod with your hand etc. spooks fish. Weed lines are not dying off etc., fish are staying up shallower etc.   I have had a lot more luck just dead sticking and bobber fishing and being away from holes or intentionally drilling holes in slush pockets or drifts to eliminate shadows etc.
    • smurfy
      Awesome cause Rick!!👍👍👌
    • Rick G
      Fishing has been pretty good for the most part with the exception of a slow day mixed in here and there. Been on a few different lakes in the last week. Ice conditions continue to fluctuate depending on warm and cold spells.  Right now there is 7-8 inches on the lakes I have been on. Snow cover is just about gone again, and with the warm days coming I think our ice season might be coming to an end locally.  Today I fished with a good buddy and we were on a mission... To find enough fresh fish to feed the folks at a local veterans home Friday dinner.  Mission accomplished!!!   Found a good mix of perfect eater size fish😁.   
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