• 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  
BigMike

Labor Day Let Down

Recommended Posts

BigMike

Well unfortunately I had a little bit of a let down this weekend. I was staying at the bible camp on Geneva in their condo's and was suppose to have access to the camp's boat. Well we had access to it, didn't work though! So that was a major disappointment for me. I made the most of it though. They had a two-seater paddleboat still in the water and managed to get out and along the western shore of Geneva working the docks and overhanging trees. I did pull out a handful of largemouths using senkos in the afternoon and topwater in the early morning. Largest was 17'', others were 8-11''. And I think I caught more rock bass than I've ever caught in my entire life combined, those little buggers.

I can't complain about the weather though, AMAZING!!! And all in all it was a good weekend. A little disappointed about the limited access to the lake, but maybe by this time next year I'll have my own boat :-). And Ghotierman, sorry about not making it into the shop. I didn't know where it was located until I looked when I got back to the Cities. Again, maybe next time. Thanks for all the info for my trip, it was much appreciated (even though I didn't get to use all of it, LOL).

BigMike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ghotierman

Big mike...no prob. we'll look for you next time. Despite no boat, sounds like you managed to get some good angling in...congrats on the 17 incher! I'm surprised the camp didn't have a canoe or kayak available. Actually, if you would have peddaled that paddle boat straight across from the camps beach, you'd have come right up to my dock....alway some good sunfish near by...

glad you enjoyed the weather....hope you can make it back soon...

------------------
Alexandria Outfitters
915 Hwy 29 N NE
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-9598

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kt

Big Mike
Thats too bad about the boat not working. I fished geneva on sunday morning, the day before labor day, and finally got into some good fish. Our biggest eight tipped the scales at probably around 21 lbs (estimated i release everything). We caught a few on docks and a bunch of 1-2 lbers on a couple points. We found a group of bigger fish stacked up on one particular weedline. Picked up 3 or 4 17-18 inchers and one at 19. Watermelon jigs with zoom chunks was the ticket for most of the bigger fish. T-rigged worms and jigworms produced too. I skipped senkos around the docks for a few, but like you mentioned the rock bass were in there thick, and i don't like burning up those expensive senkos on rockies. Tried a little topwater in the early morning, but didn't get much. Hooked one 14" on a popper and had a few blow ups and swirls with no hook up. Like you mentioned before, it was a terrific weekend weather wise, probably one of the best i've witnessed out on the water. Hopefully i can make it up there again this fall and get in on the hot fall bite.

best of luck,

kt

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 :)

    • CigarGuy
      Chad, was that on the West end?  My turn to follow you around 😀. I'll be back up Thursday night!!
    • TomWehler
      Swim 9 am this morning.  No idea on temp but Major Shrinkage.  Coolimoolio! keep on rocken!   T  
    • pikeandchester
      Spent a couple hours on German. Slow fishing, just a couple small sunnies, the boy and I where happy to be out though.  Water temperature ranged from mid 60s to mid 70s. No fresh vegetation and dirty water. Must still be running a bit behind despite the warm weather.
    • Raven77
      Got to get the first fish guts on it yesterday!
    • Raven77
      Interesting. So the sows are still in shallow? We fished 10-24' the past 3 days and have done well with a lot of 14-18" eyes using Lindy rigs and rainbows.  
    • Raven77
      Here's my new boat.  Saw probably 30 Verados in the past 3 days on the east and and west ends.  
    • redlabguy
      We had two fishing tournaments this weekend. Walleyes on Saturday and bass on Sunday. I met the bass winners today and talked to them about their walleye win Saturday. That’s right, they won both!  On Saturday, they entered the walleye tournament but just because they were on the lake to pre-fish for bass. They fished with stick baits in shallow water, looking for bass beds. As shallow as 4’. And dang if they didn’t keep catching walleyes. Big ones, including 2 over 26”. 21 lbs. in all. Apparently, they’re pretty good at finding bass, too. Big $ weekend for them!
    • BRL
      Ugly Saturday on Norwegian Bay. One Pike off of Windsock Island, nothing else much to speak of. Cold and windy but finished off with a beautiful Evening. There were a couple of good eyes caught near the north end, a 27" and a couple in the slots but most boats didn't see much. I saw 2 caught in front of the beach at Life of Riley in a matter of a couple minutes.  Sunday morning we met up with some friends and went out of Tower. Dragging bottom bouncers with minnows in 24-32' produced 11 keepers between the 4 of us, largest about 16" and lots of throw backs. Best luck just off of Priest Island. 4 hours of fishing with everyone except me pulling them in the boat until the last 10 minutes I put two in the livewell. I broke off with 10 minutes to go and was going to quit when everyone said "no, keep going!"  Glad I did cause I finished strong and redeemed myself. Never give up!
    • JBMasterAngler
      Went to Franconia on Saturday. Wind was cold and miserable! With it howling straight downstream, my options were pretty limited, so we mostly trolled up and down the main channel. Caught 1 pike, 2 smallies, and 1 white bass.
    • ANYFISH2
      Things seem to be moving right along.  Yesterday on a small Cass county lake we found sunfish and crappies in 6ft+/- ft of water with some crappies already on beds.