Jump to content

    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.

Recommended Posts

anyone fishing from shore still around the river mouths? Wondering if it's still possible to catch a few. I never was able to make it up there for the looper run. My shore rod has only been used once for a bout two hours since I bought it brand new last year...it's feeling neglected. On top of that I bought my first fly rod this week. So I may have to make a trip up that way tomorrow. Should I just fish the little ones in the streams...or do I stand a chance chucking hardware on the big pond?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Check the dnr north shore report:


If you want to get your fly rod out, it sounds like some people have been catching them on flys in out in front of the river mouths if you go far enough up the shore. Check out the report from last monday too, just below the most recent report from yesterday (friday).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The report mentioned loopers on dry flies...what patterns would work. I'm a novice and have only fished for stream trout..and up until now, I only have used spincasting outfits. From what I've read I thought most people used salmon egg immitators for steelhead. I'm a newbee..very newbee.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I really don't know what dry flies to use. When I have caught loopers on flies, they are wet flies - streamers that imitate baitfish, and this is earlier in the spring. I have never fished them this late in May before. I would suggest asking around any local fly shops, only one I can think of right now is superior fly angler. They have a fly called superior x-legs that seems to be popular for loopers. I wouldn't know what other dry flys to use though.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • CigarGuy
      Nice job Bob! Fishing off the neighbors dock sucked for us. My gang is coming up Thursday night till Monday, this will be our opener, we'll hit it hard. It's a bummer my dock is mostly under water and the lift isn't in. Thanks to the neighbor around the corner for letting us park on shore at there place next weekend.
    • SkunkedAgain
      Well, I chose my screen name for a reason. 😆 Congrats to everyone
    • Bbobber
      I had a great weekend the weather was decent and fishing was good. I caught 5 walleyes 21"-25", 4 northerns largest was 32" and a 17 largemouth opening day. 2 more walleyes, 2 crappies 2 northerns on Sunday all on jig and minnows.
    • DLD24
      We had a good opener as well we could have kept limits opening day, but just kept enough for a fish fry. Then Sunday had our little friendly tourney and everyone had a pretty good day. Pulling cranks and jigs n minnows caught fish.  
    • Kettle
      Water temp today 45-50. Few fish, windy and cold 
    • Tominator692
      Had a great opening weekend. Son and I boated 51 walleye between Saturday and Sunday. Plenty of small stuff but no problem getting some nice keepers. This is a pic of the best weekend fish for us. 
    • fishingstar
      I was on Rice this weekend also. Seen boat lifts with water up to the canopy. I was the only one to catch a fish out of the hole campground It was about a 6" crappie.
    • BWpineisland
      We had a pretty good weekend. There were two couples and we limited out both Saturday and Sunday. The eyes we kept were all 15-17”.  We caught many 10-14” eyes and one 26” which was returned to the water immediately. All on a variety of jigs in 18-35’ of water. As usual the women out fished both of us😀
    • Bloatlord
      Wrong area, sorry.
    • Raven77
      I will second the advice on watching out for floating debris.  We saw a lot of floating logs and deck sections this weekend.  Also, most hazard and navigation buoys were not out yet.  I wonder how many lower units and props were destroyed this weekend?  It would be dicey if you don't know the lake.
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.