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.

Last night's storm


Recommended Posts

Kind of a newer fisherman and am going up tonight to Mille Lac. Wondering what effect if any the storm last night might have on the bite. How long will it last if there is any effect?

Thanks much!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

hi mac,

if youve been watching the board since '02, you probably have as good of an idea about the effects as any...someone told me "it takes 3 days of consistent weather..." thats been hard to come by this year! im going up tomorrow because the weather looks to be the best in a while. a friend of 38 years is visiting minnesota and we've been trying to coordinate a fishing day with the weather and priorities all week. the important thing for me is being out on the water and tomorrows the day. i havent decided if we are going out of cove or the west access yet.

good luck to you and be safe

Link to comment
Share on other sites


I really haven't been monitoring since '02, more like lurking, and only looking at specific things I was interested. It's only been recently that I realized what a tremendous resource this forum is. I've actually been able to reply to some people giving some advice. That makes me feel pretty good.

We have a cabin on Borden, just west of Mille Lacs and I finally have a boat I feel safe in going out on the big lake with. Last year I got out only twice, but I've been out twice already this year, and will make it at least once more this weekend.

I've been thinking of trying my luck at smallies during the day but am not sure where to go. Someone said the south end is better but that's all I've heard.

Good luck to you this weekend!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i am a bait boy over at anglers paradise and i had a launch go out today. humongo waves. we had some from 3 to 6 foot waves. we only were able to be out for about 2 hours due to many people getting sea sick but we found a spot in 9 foot of water that we caught many fish in about 20 minutes. accually we got 9 in the 20 minutes but then they had had enough. good luck to everyone on the lake this weekend. and BE SAFE

Link to comment
Share on other sites


cant help you with the smallies. im pretty much walleye...


thanks for your report. were those walleyes or smallies on the launch? should of been there today! ;-)

saturday, we tried the 7-mile & flats to the nw of 7-mile, shermans and 5-mile. might try the same tomorrow with a visit to kings hump & a spot near graveyard in deeper water.

the weather looks to be excellent!


Link to comment
Share on other sites


those were indeed walleyes. fun time out there. for me anyways grin.gif got a big laugh out of people getting sea sick. it was funny but i also felt bad for them too. pulling the anchor up and dropping it down was not easy in that wind. good thing i had some rain gear or i would have been SOAKED

Link to comment
Share on other sites


was out today from 1:00-8:45. fished 5-mile, 7-mile, shermans & sloppy joes. i have walleye & perch breakfast for tomorrow morning. missed a big one. it bit lite and swam with it, not putting any pressure on. finally when i set the hook, it just stayed there...i knew it was a big one. it came close and i got the net. i saw it coming in, then he saw the net and dove...my leader broke right at the polymer knot... that made the trip though, even if i didnt get it into the boat to measure.

i went by myself today. my friend of 38 years had different priorities...


Link to comment
Share on other sites

good to hear that you had a good time. good thing you caught some fish. too bad you missed the biggum. maybe next time you will get him grin.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • deanbaron1990
      Has anyone here had any luck on Rice Lake yet this year? All that rain a couple of weeks ago made the water level go way up and fishing opener for us was a complete bust ( although apparently someone on the lake caught a 31" walleye according to a DNR officer).   I'll be up there for at least part of the long weekend this weekend. Looking forward to some fishing. I'm contemplating targeting the bay that Morning Star Resort is on for some walleye. I don't claim to be an expert in fishing or fish behavior but it's early season so shallower seems to be better than deeper dropoffs like we would normally target during the summer. Forecasts I've seen suggest targeting bays too. Anyone have thoughts on that?   Good luck to anyone out there this weekend! Hopefully the fishing is back to normal after the weird start to the season.
    • Esha Fatima
      Content writing is not just about writing. A content writer has many responsibilities, They need to do lot of researches before writing. Their content should be authentic and doesn't misleading or providing misinformation. The first thing a content writer must do is choose the trendy topic and make a catchy title and then they can proceed to the rest. A content can provide then Content writing service.
    • vassapa
      If you are looking for an online service that offers dissertation writing help uk, you can find it at AssignmentHolic. The dissertation writing help uk https://www.assignmentholic.co.uk/our-services/dissertation/ is a great resource for UK students who need help with dissertations and more. Writing involves critical thinking and academic writing. It is a required part of every course and forms a significant part of your grade. Fortunately, there are many ways to get help with your writing.  
    • Zdell
      Heading up to crane Lake area. How are conditions and any tips / pointers? 
    • SkunkedAgain
      Yes indeed. We actually bought it together. We wedged the pontoon boat into that lift last fall and hoisted it out of the water. Unfortunately the water came up so much this spring, the pontoon couldn't float with the rising levels. There wasn't much that we could do opening weekend except wait for the water to drop and then assess the damage. It's mainly a garbage hauler so no big loss for a $500 boat/motor.
    • gimruis
      I forgot to post this but I got a jake during season B north of Princeton on some private land.  I had been hunting this flock of birds for 3 seasons now.  I hear and/or see them every day, but simply could not get a legal bearded turkey to come within range.  Finally, a hen came walking out with a jake and I dusted the jake on the 4th day of my hunt.  There's plenty of birds there, including several mature toms, so I intend to keep hunting there in the future as long as I can obtain permission.  The weather was downright terrible.  I had one nice morning of sunshine and then it was windy, rainy, and raw for days.  Saturday morning even produced a heavy summer-type down pour.  I was so thankful to be hunting in a blind.  I also saw a fair amount of other wildlife in four days, including deer, pheasants, a pair of raccoons, and a coyote.
    • Mike89
      Glenn will be jealous!!   🤣👍
    • Kettle
      Had walleye last night with the nephews, gave me a chance to go out again this evening for a quick solo 6, water temp 55 degrees, fish 12-14 ft on jigs
    • hopper33
      I have questions about the following hypothetical. Buy used boat and trailer from Iowa Resident. Would need to transfer, and I have not done before. Duck boat, may occasionally fish out of it. Technically 15'11 1/2" long. Will have motor. Do I need a title? Does it need registration?   Same for trailer. Need a title? Need Registration? License Plate?   Thank you for any help.
    • PSU
      I realize it's only been 2 days Raven77, but are you continuing to see the level decreasing?  
  • 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.