• 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  
mrwalleye_13

current fishing report

Recommended Posts

mrwalleye_13

Thinking about showing up this weekend... my buddy's g/f has a cabin there i guess. Whats the word on the bite. I have heard humps and stuff like that. Any areas that i could find on a map? I have fished there a few times in the summer and done real well, but never winter... if anyone could help me out thatd be awesome. Thanks alot guys!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

If all else fails you can go off Nodak's. You will have to pay to launch. They will provide a map of their road system and mark spots where they are catching fish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FullTilt

We were at High Banks last weekend and did well. We had the best luck with buckshot jigs in silver or orange and a minnow head. Perch and walleyes, one nice pike that broke off. They didn't hit anything that wasn't moving, best depths were between 22 and 29 feet. Talked to another group that did really well, they were also using a buckshot jig but with a whole minnow. I'd start at 20' and work your way deeper. Didn't have a single bite on waxworms.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mrwalleye_13

I ave herd so much about buckshot jigs and just minnow heads lately... i am not used to that, its all about ice jigs and live minnows where i usually fish... how exactly do u present that.. no movement at all or they just dont like a live minnow? i have a vexi and an aqua vu if that will be helpful?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hanson

mrwalleye_13

Buckshot jigs & minnow heads are a deadly combination. In fact, a jigging spoon & minnow head presentation has been effective for a very long time. I can't even remember how long Swedish Pimples have been around.

At the I.C.E. Series event on Winni last weekend, I was jigging this Scenic Tackle Go-Devil (1/8 oz) in the perch color for quite awhile. I used it with a minnow head, and I also used it with 3-4 eurolarvae at times. On Sunday morning, the perch were hammering the eurolarvae presentation on the jigging spoon.

perchglowdevil9vv.jpg

The trick I found on Winni was to let the jigging spoon fall all the way to the bottom and stir up the bottom. I'd then lift it off the bottom about 6-12 inches and jig the lure up and down about 2-3 inches. I would almost say I was just shaking the lure in place. If nothing happened for awhile, I'd drop it back to the bottom and start again.

Sometimes when you see fish on your flasher and they are not biting, raise the spoon up 2-3' off of the bottom and you'll see the fish follow it up. Sometimes they hit, sometimes they don't.

When you use a jigging spoon, you don't want to use a bobber. You just hold the rod and actively jig waiting to feel the strike. When you feel the tap, set the hook.

You ask, "how exactly do u present that.. no movement at all or they just don't like a live minnow?"

In reality, it is the movement of the spoon that causes the fish to bite. Sometimes it takes the added attraction of the minnow head or the maggots to seal the deal.

Give it a shot, you might surprise yourself. And while you are jigging your one rod, just do what you normally do on your other. I assume this would be a minnow on a jig under a float.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matt Breuer

Jigging spoons are pretty much all I use in the Winter for walleye and perch, I'd say 80% of the time I'm jigging a spoon! Deadly is right hanson, you've got it on the nose! This guy pounded 'em on Sat. He knows what he's talking about!!

The action a spoon causes at the joint where the hook is is immaculate. It really gets the waxies or minnow head jiggling.

I just wanted to point out the effectiveness of your camera on a perch bite. They're a great tool for weeding out the smaller fish, which in deeper water is great! You'll save lives of fish you weren't wanting to keep!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hamrej23

I just picked up three of them for this weekend in winni.

I am hoping for a good bite. has anyone got any crappies out of winnie lately?

Thanks

j23

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mrwalleye_13

I have a few swedish pimps and a jigging rap.. that go-devil looks key. I got to watch the perch siuation this weekend on my camera... it was awesome. Hoping that i can utilize this awesome inoformation and put it to use. Thanks alot... anymore info is great

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 :)

    • gimruis
      If the water is that clear and you can see 17-20 feet down, the fish will be very spooky.  And if the sun is out, they will be looking for relief from the sun in the form of shade.  Night time might actually be a better option.
    • gimruis
      Not terrible.  But they can be merciless, I will tell you.
    • Mike89
      below the darn is a park there too if I remember right, Plus Garden City has a park by the river too I think..
    • Rick
      Good fishing in the Blue Earth river too. Also, a short drive to Rapidan can be productive.
    • 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 for channels. 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