• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Recommended Posts

DARK30

HEYO!
THERES A SMALL DAM JUST EAST OF BRECKENRIDGE NEAR THE HWY 10 BRIDGE.I'VE HAD SOME GOOD FISHING BELOW IT BUT WHAT ABOUT ON TOP? HOW DEEP DOES IT GET AND WHATS ALL IN THERE? I'M GUESSING ITS PRETTY SILTED IN. HEY B.E. YOU BEEN IN THERE?

------------------
cast,cast,cast,cast......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Yup the up stream side of Artificial Dam is a mud hole, silted badly.

BUT, for the ice ranger look up stream a few miles and you will find better hunting. Look for off current areas as the Otter runs fast in the winter due to power plant discharges an will vary in current intensity from hour to hour. Old creek area's may be key (HINT).

The Otter Tail from the bridge East of the Artificial Dam lake is seldom if ever fished in the winter. So if you find a wintering group of walleye you will be on to untouched fish, could be very good!

Please practice selective harvest that system is just reaching it's critical phase in trophy growth!

Thank's

------------------
Backwater Eddy...><,,>

Backwater Guiding Service
"ED ON THE RED"
1-701-671-3079

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DARK30

"ARTIFICIAL DAM"? THATS DIFFERANT. WELL I WONT BE DRILLING HOLES ANYWHERE BUT I CAN'T WAIT TO DO SOME MORE WADING UP THERE! I'VE BEEN TANGLING WITH SOME REALLY NICE SMALLMOUTH ON THE OTTER TAIL THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS (MORE TOWARDS FERGUS) BUT THE FISHING IN GENERAL IS GOOD TO ME. EVEN GET CHANNELS ON THE SHAD RAP!
I DON'T KEEP ANYTHING, JUST TRYING TO FOOL UM! I WOUDN'T THINK OF BRINGING ANY FISH INTO THE INLAWS CLEAN KITCHEN!

WET NETS!

------------------
cast,cast,cast,cast......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DARK30

HEY ED,

I SEE THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT WHITEFISH AND CISCOS ON THE MAIN FORUM. I CATCH SOMETHING ON THE OTTER TAIL I ASSUME IS ONE OR THE OTHER. THEY ARE ABOUT 8 - 12" LONG AND LIKE TO HIT THE SHAD RAP. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THEY WERE TULIBEES?
ALSO...WHEN AND HOW DO YOU START FISHING THOSE CHANNELS?

------------------
cast,cast,cast,cast......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

They most likely are Mooneye, AKA Goldeye, or as some anglers call them Skipjacks.

Large gold eye and teeth like a tiny shark, that be them. Sorta look like a tiny Tarpon and put up a bit of a tusle for there size.

Make for good catfish bait on the Red and it's tributaries over most of the season.

Without actually seeing a example of what you were catching I would say they are it.


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

The ice is flooded over on the headwaters section leading into the Red and will be the first to break up with some sun.

River has risen a lot in a few days most likely backing up now from the discharges out of the Otter Tail River.

I would say 2-3 weeks before it breaks completely depending on the sun.

I would not venture out on the ice, not safe at all!!

Be Safe, spring is near, live to appreciate it!

------------------
Backwater Eddy...><,,>

Backwater Guiding Service
><ED ON THE RED>
[email protected]
(701)-671-3079

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Tom Sawyer
      We've been big fans of the 3" minnows, and 5" leeches, along with crawlers, great color combinations, with floating versions ta boot.👍👍     Found the pinched half crawlers to work great for adding spin to "slow death" presentation...
    • redlabguy
      Okay, I’m not into gore. I’ve only had to do surgery on one hook and that’s enough. PSU, I’m wondering how you’re doing. Cliff offered good advice. In the Frazer Bay Area, bobbers are my only means of catching fish of size. I t seems like the dinks are dominating the reefs. Spinners can pick up fish near structure. I was looking back at my logs recently and late July has always been tough.  Dick
    • riverrat21
      Ive been out a few times as well..have tried from the harbor all the way up to boyscout...have been getting a few everytime out but has been slow for me....been trolling crawlers with big colorado blades..have caught fish on flats by barkers,between the bridges,and out from clyde area....got 6 cats accidentally while trolling boards by the community hole south west side of spirit lake...water clarity still sucks in the harbor..a bit better the farther up river u go...has it been kinda slow for everyone?????ive been doing better on fish lake.lol
    • Grainbelt
      And they are big, feels like you have a bass on! We thru them all back.
    • delcecchi
      I haven't done it on all my stuff, but I don't avoid using a bait because I mashed the barbs.   It would probably be a good idea to mash more of them, even if just to make it easier to get them out when they get hooked on something like clothing or a rag.  
    • monstermoose78
    • Wanderer
      Manitoba requires the same, and I agree, we didn’t notice a difference either except for keeping bait on the hook.  It’s just a hard mental block to get around. @LBerquist, ouch!  Unfortunately I know what those are like.  Both getting them out of myself and helping others!  You can pinch the barbs down on any hook though.  Some lay down nice and others will break off, leaving just a little bit of a rough bump which I kind of like better.  There’s a little bit of grip left that way.
    • whateverisbiting
      Thanks for the tip something new to try 🙂
    • LBerquist
      I wish barb less hooks were more available. I'd switch, heard they come out easier....
    • Borch
      The gulp crawlers in packages are tougher than those in the alive container.  The one in the picture is from the alive container.  Both versions work well on spinner and slow death rigs.