Jump to content

    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.

Sauger Action @ St Andrew's Locks

Recommended Posts

Moderate catches of sauger were reported to me by my business associate this week. Wallaye have been slow. The river seems to be in its winter slumber period. On Wednesday and Thursday this week my associate and a client had some reasonable luck with Sauger below the St. Andrews locks (Lockport). The pattern evolved over two days; A 1/4oz. chartreuse jig tipped (more so skewered)with a large salted shiner (available at the bait shop in Selkirk). I was told that the bait had to skewered as those little devils could steal your bait (or car if you had given them a chance)with such alacrity you'd often be fishing with no bait! The best action imparted to the jig was either very erratic or the other end of the spectrum --dead stick! Location also seemed significant. Fish seemed to have set up in and around the washout (he fished the western extremity of it in 11ft.) a hole/hump created by water moving through the locks. I'll not going out to the Red this weekend as I'll be going to do some work locally: Perch on a local honey hole. However,for all those guys thinking about the Red, I would suggest that in three weeks (or so) the big ol' gals ('eyes) should start moving/biting with a little more frequency. Tightlines, Dan. Cat Eye Outfitter
[email protected]

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Brianf.
      Saw on MPR that this year had been even warmer than 2012.  If this weather pattern continues, Lake V will be ice out before the March 28th date from 2012. 
    • Dash 1
      Awesome fish. Way to go.
    • gimruis
      That is a true giant slab around here.
    • chucker1101
      I did a lot of crappie fishing in 2012.   I'd say April 1 is a conservative guess. March 25 seems doable. Depends on the rain and the wind in March. 
    • CigarGuy
      Do you park at The Landing or have someplace closer? That would be a hall from The Landing!
    • SkunkedAgain
      I hate to start this thread early, but this ice doesn't have much of a chance this season. It's about half as thick as it should be, there is no snow cover to protect it from the March sun, and it continues to be abnormally warm. Let's hear those ice-out predictions.   I expect the smaller bays to be open by the last weekend of March with the main lake soon after, likely prior to April 1st. Earliest ice-out on record is March 28th, 2012.   On the plus side, the spawn be done long before fishing opener. Combine the reduced walleye harvest with the longer growing season, and this should translate into a better walleye class for the lake.
    • SkunkedAgain
      I walked into my place late Friday night. It was beautiful - a full moon, no snow and single digits so the lake was making all kinds of noise, wolves howling, and the kicker.....no wind. The only difficult component to walking was the ATV and snowmobile impressions left in the ice. Every once in a while my foot would catch a rise in the ice and I would stumble and almost fall. Besides that, it was a perfect night. Unfortunately I had a schedule to keep, otherwise I would have started a midnight bonfire to stay out and enjoy the evening even longer.
    • Mike89
    • Kettle
      Maybe a replica but it's still swimming 
    • smurfy
      So is it going on the wall??
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.