• 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

Going up next week. Any luck?

Recommended Posts

Guest

Hey Ya'll! How's they biting? I was online a couple times past few days and noticed things have quite down a bit. Not enough people talking... Why? Fish kinda slow or what?<BR>I'll be going up to Leech next week, 25th till the 30th. Staying at a resort in Sucker Bay. Just wondering how's the weather up there? What's the update on the lake? Can any of you give me an report status of how's the fishing there? <BR>I'll be bringing 3 families along, one good fishing boat, and a pontoon boat for the kids. So any hotspots for panfish, northerns, walleyes? What kind of lures? How deep? What bait for panfish? Any suggestions for the kids? Age: 5-9 year olds. Oh boy, it's going to be interesting to see how they'd be on the pontoon. All of them are very eager to catch some fish. They're excited as I am. <BR>Any info, updates, tips would be greatly appreciated. Remember, I'm leaving next week.. gotta pin point on the lake map and familiar myself the lake as soon I hear from you guys!<P>Thanks!<BR>Jiggerman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Terry Hagstrom

The bite is second to lowsey right now.<BR>I spent Sat. on the lake becasue I had a client Sunday. I caught e few eye's deep in the mid lake with bouncers and crawlers.<BR>I also picked up 2 on cranks and gave those to a friend of mine. The bouncer fish were small and threw back. The crank fish were in the 18-20" range. Troll the large sand flats on the east side or north of Ottertail.<BR>I have been running my clients over to winnie and we have been having 22 to 76 fish days. We have to through alot back becasue of the slot but still manage to catch out linit of 14 to 16 7/8" fish nearly every time.<P>Terry<BR>Terry's Guide Service<BR>

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
walleyewizard

I agree with Terry. Just got back on Monday and caught 7 fish all weekend. Real slow during the day, but we had very little wind, until Monday morning. Best luck was on the weedlines during the day and trolling at night. The fish we caught were nice (18"-19"). Looking forward to a good fall bite. We also tried muskie for the first time and how a few follows, but no takers yet. Never thought I'd fish anything but walleyes, but may have to invest in some muskie equipment. Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Well, I'll try it out there at Leech for a while but if nothing's happening, I'm thinking fishing at Winnie. But We're staying at Bay Shore Resort at Sucker Bay area in Leech Lake, what I want to know is that how far the drive is to Winnie from the resort? <P>Would it be a good idea to try it out at Winnie? I mean, I don't want to waste the whole trip fishing at Leech and comming up with nothing. So Just looking for some options in case Leech fails. Doesn't have to be Winnie, any other Lakes you suggest that might produce plentiful fish, panfish, northerns, etc. Any ideas? <P>Remember, I'll have 3 families with, mostly kids, so I want to give them a great memorial trip! We have a pontoon boat that we'll be using. <P>Any advice and info would be great! Thanks.<P>Jiggerman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

If you are staying around Sucker Bay, it should be a real short trip to Winni. Just drive to Bena and there is a nice public launch about a mile or two from town. Easy to find as there are signs directing you to the launch from the hwy. This launch is on the south shore of Winni.<BR>

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

have you guys tried the deep trough between ottertail submarine to stoney fished this area many times mid july pig walleye mixed in with whitefish 40 feet out there big area gotta cover water some days on bottom some days 5 to 10 up bouncer crawler spinner bouncer crawler harness 3 leeches tie long big blades get that bait up.ifeel that is comfort zone for these fish anybody can trollcranks over submarine blindhog

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Terry Hagstrom

Jiggerman,<BR>watch for my reports in Sept. or launch at Judd's on Winnie. Ron Hunter will help put you guys on the bite also.<BR>Terry<BR>Terry's Guide Service

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 :)

    • Wanderer
      Welcome to the site @eg_gophers2124 I have never even seen the lake but these screen shots might help. Navionics Judging by the Lake Finder report, it’s a super clear lake; 17-20 foot clarity but with plenty of weeds. A couple shots of the weed report. Starting from scratch, I would head to the southwest area.  The southern basin has better looking structure too. You might do well simply working edges of the emergent weeds with spinnerbaits in low light and weedless frogs or spoons up in the weeds when it gets to be mid day.  Crawler under a slip bobber on the weed edges could do well also. It’s purely guessing on my part.  Hopefully someone with experience on the lake will chime in. Good luck!
    • Mike89
      walked that creek to the river many years!!!  again home area!!!!  
    • Rick
      Bring your spinning rod and fish for walleyes or white bass at the confluence. Wherever the river is pounding the shoreline fish the current breaks for big flatties. Heavy fiberglass rod with a sturdy baitcaster and 50 lb power pro line will be effective. Fish the head of snags for channels. Setup just like a Lindy rig for them with 1 oz to 5 oz no roll sinker and a big live bait like a 7" bullhead or even larger sucker for flatties. Use cut strips of bait off a large sucker or something similar. Frogs can be good too. Have fun.
    • ifishwalleye
      Thank you Vermilliongold. This took care of the problem. 
    • eg_gophers2124
      Yes it is open. It is $7.00 this year. It is a nice access and I use it every time instead of one of the public accesses. It is on Hwy 24 & county rd 39. It is a little old lady that owns it and collects the money. There is a bucket and notepad to write your plate number on if she isn't home.
    • eg_gophers2124
      We have rented a cabin on Sylvan Lake between Pillager and Brainerd for the family this weekend. My 13 year old really would like to find some bass and pike. I have never fished the lake and don't fish for bass or pike often, does anyone have a fishing report and tips of what depth/lures to use? We do have a boat to get around the lake.  TIA
    • Rick
      Lake is connected to two others with zebra mussels The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of a zebra mussel in East Loon Lake in Otter Tail County. East Loon Lake is between and connected to East Spirit Lake and Sybil Lake, both of which were confirmed as having zebra mussels in 2016.  A lake user contacted the DNR after finding a single adult zebra mussel in East Loon Lake, which DNR specialists confirmed through photos and the specimen itself. No additional zebra mussels were found during a follow-up survey. “It’s helpful that an alert individual contacted us when they suspected they’d found a zebra mussel,” DNR assistant invasive species specialist Mark Ranweiler said. “Because they kept the zebra mussel, we were able to confirm the species identification.” Whether or not a lake is listed as infested, Minnesota law requires boaters and anglers to: Clean watercraft and trailers of aquatic plants and prohibited invasive species, Drain all water by removing drain plugs and keeping them out during transport, and Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash. Some invasive species are small and difficult to see at the access. To remove or kill them, take one or more of the following precautions before moving to another waterbody: Spray with high-pressure water. Rinse with very hot water (120 degrees for at least two minutes or 140 degrees for at least 10 seconds). Dry for at least five days. Zebra mussels can compete with native species for food and habitat, cut the feet of swimmers, reduce the performance of boat motors, and cause expensive damage to water intake pipes. People should contact an area DNR aquatic invasive species specialist if they think they have found zebra mussels or any other invasive species. More information is available at mndnr.gov/ais. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Hoey
      ....is a City Park.  Land of Memories  with a lot of Minnesota and Blue Earth River shore access and I believe you can access the confluence of the rivers there as well.   Another attraction not really connected to fishing is Minneopa State Park with the falls on one side of the road and drive through buffalo herd area on the other.  Parks require a car window sticker for entrance.   Good Luck
    • mrpike1973
      I like them when it's dead calm they seem to work great then. When it gets a little ripple on top not as effective but still learning with them. Thanks for the report jigginjim
    • Mike89
      class of 70 here, and the park across the river  is Land of Memories if I remember correctly...