• 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  
Guest

Bass Fishing the Horseshoe Chain

Recommended Posts

Guest

Sounds like some of you here know this system pretty well. I've never been on it, but will be fishing two bass tournaments out there this year. One tournament is in Mid August and the other in early September. As you can see they are a ways away, but I figured that some out there might be more open to share info this far out seeing as how this thread will be long gone by then. Or if you don't want to post double secret classified info on the board. Just e-mail me and your secrets will be safe. Looking for info on which lakes in the chain are best for bass, types of cover, water clarity at this time, what patterns and presentations work late summer early fall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Common Guys you know you want to spill the beans.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

One place that I very rarely ever come away without a few bass is Becker Lake. If you fish along Highway 23, (look for the pumphouse) fish on the edge of all the weeds, and better yet fish the weeds. They're are plenty of them and they are thick but you can do it and their are big bass in their. This is one spot on Horseshoe that I have personally had the most fun. (Buzzbaits, Spinnerbaits). Good Fishin!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Thanks for the replies, anyone else? Fishin12 that info at least gives me a place to start.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TUMBLEWEED

BassPastor, I will be hitting the "shoe" chain for da opener.Will keep my eyes open for some likely bass spots/activities.Will have the other two boats do the same.Maybe we can dig something up ya could use.If the weeds get really thick there,you may want to throw on some super-line,and toss one of my favorite late summer,top-waters,the "Weedwalker" by Norman lures.If you don't have one,you should get one and try it.Thorne Brothers used to have them.Speaking of bass,did you read my post about Normandale Lake??Went down there this past Tuesday and found lots of winter-killed fish.Including at least a dozen bass.None of the bass was smaller than four pounds!!!Big time bummer.Anderson Lakes and Hyland also got nailed.FYI

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Thanks for looking Tumbleweed. I look foreward to hearing about what you found. Where did you post about Normandale, I couldn't find it. I have heard that Normandale will have good panfish from time to time but I had no idea about the bass. Did you say that Hyland winter killed as well? If so how severe, that will bum me out if Hyland is out. The Bass and Ski's were just starting to get big.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TUMBLEWEED

Basspastor, As promised, we did an early check for the bucket mouths.Pretty slow going still.We got a few small ones on Cedar Island while dunking minnows for walters.Stumbled into a really nice small mouth there as well.There was not much weed growth yet on Cedar Island.You could be there a while and still not have a handle on all the nooks and crannys.I was impressed by the chain,and plan to return at a future date.Sorry I wasn't much help

Share this post


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

Announcements



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • jigginjim
      If you live on the lake from what I have seen and heard they put the boasts ok n when nobody is at the ramp checking. So much for the great inspection, no decontamination after leaving the lake, that's a major issue I see. So far I have not seen any of the inspection crew at other lakes. Nobody on Constance, Buffalo or South ramp of Maple lake.
    • Fishing Frenzy
      Has been pretty slow lately. One night you do decent then the next nothing. Very hit or miss.
    • BobT
      Aren't there some great spots along the Mississippi south of the TC? I'm not familiar with that part of the state but it seems I've heard things. 
    • Rick
      Is the night bite going?
    • delcecchi
      I would surmise the slop bays across from the resort would be good for largies.  Crappies, next bay down from resort to the right of the point with the giant mansion on it.     Smallies, any rocky shoreline or rock pile, for example  Windsock Island and vicinity. Pike, various weedy areas mostly although I have never had much luck deep in the slop.      Maybe some of the folks who go the LOR will chime in.   At least you didn't ask where to catch walleye on the west end. 😊
    • Tominator692
      Went out Walleye fishing Saturday night and I caught this beauty. Measured 45 1/4" and estimated weight of close to 30#'s. Fought it for over 40 minutes. Caught on 6 pound line with a #4 hook. What an epic battle.
    • Fishguy20
      Going for some largemouth on pike lake near duluth tomorrow if I could get some advice that would be nice. Never fished it before 
    • Fishguy20
      So island was kind of a bust when I went a few weekends ago. It could be the fishermen or could be just bad fishing   
    • Mr Mayor
      I know all those areas well.  I'm a Parsippany~ish kid myself.  Traffic did suck when the commute was 40 one way- now just 5.5, all backroads. @Wanderer Hey for boat rentals a license isn't needed?  I have my NJ boat lisc, but doubt they'd honor it.... To ALL!  Thanks for all the replies and help here... sooo looking forward to the trip. I will  indeed look closer as the time draws nearer, and omg, I would love to be a boat buddy (we say boat b!tch), and consider this my "ask".. Thanks again fellas! Tight lines!   Mr Mayor
    • Skibo