• 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!!!

Sign in to follow this  

Recommended Posts

chart1444

What types of fish does this lake have?

How is the public access?

How many acres?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Paul Rohweller

Did ya try looking it up on the mn dnr lakefinder? Pretty awesome resource there. Paul

------------------
Paul Rohweller
Pine to Prairie Guide Service
218-962-3387
http://fishingminnesota.com/pinetoprairie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gissert

Access is on the southeast side of the lake. Good walleye lake, panfish too. LOTS of structure here, and it can take a while to figure this lake out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishermatt

Wow, what a great looking lake, at least as far as the map goes! Never been there, but looks like it's got a good walleye population. With all those big shallow humps, looks like a plug troller's dream lake! Do the weeds grow to the water's surface on those midlake humps, or can a guy get a plug in between the surface and the weeds?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gissert

The mid lake hump/flat is can usually be trolled or cast upon with plugs. Silp bobbers worke here as well. The east one, however is a different story. Heavy weeds there, and quite shallow, but the drops around the edges are good.

The the lobes that lead to the outlet on the SW corner are good for bass, and bluegills. Early spring crappies are here at times, too. Lots of nice bullrush beds on the west/south sides.

There are a lot of tiny spots on this lake that are not shown on the map. There is so much structure on this lake that crowding is not an issue for me. If there are boats on where I want to go, I just pick a different spot.

During the hot, calm days of mid summer, the gar fish will roll and cruise the surface over the shallow mid lake flats. We used to chase them when we we were kids. One guy would run the motor and steer, while the other guy would stand in the front with a spear and try and gig one of those devils. We did not get very many, but we sure had good, clean fun! We probably burned 5 gallons of gas for every gar we got.

Next to Ottertail, this is my favorite lake in the area.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishermatt

Gissert,
Thanks for the details! Sounds like a lake a guy could spend a lifetime getting to know really well. The gar "fishing" sounds like it was a great time!! It's a bit of a drive for a spoiled "ottertail river chain" fisherman like me, but sounds like it would be worth a try sometime.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gissert

fishermatt,

plan a day trip, and hit Johnson or South Long lakes if Stalker does not pan out. they have coughed up some early season eyes in the past couple years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishermatt

Hey Gissert,
How 'bout a trade. I'll take you to Big Pine (my 2nd favorite lake after OT) for a day if you'll take me to Stalker for a day. Just a thought. Not that I'm looking to steal your spots or anything... But I would be willing to trade a trip for a trip. Let me know what you think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gissert

fishermatt -

Sounds like a deal when the water gets soft. I am not to worried about my spots on Stalker, LOL. I am a bit more cagey about a couple early ice spots on Ottertail.

Pine for me is like Stalker to you, as it is a bit out of my normal stomping grounds.

I can get you into some nice 'gills on my lake in mid June, too.

We will see how things pan out. W/ a four month old future fishergirl, my spare time can be a bit short.

Leaving for Nestor Falls a week from next Wednesday. four days of lakers, pike, crappies, perch, and walleyes, I cant wait! That trip will have to last me until about Memorial Day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishermatt

Gissert,
Just

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.