Jump to content
  • 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.

Marion Lake *DELETED*


Recommended Posts

I haven't been out there lately, but I can tell you the ice is very un-even. So if you do go, take a shovel and a pick and make darn sure of your thickness with each step you take.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The ice is fine, just follow the tracks of people, 5-6 inches pretty well all over, just stay away from the shorelines. This snow that is suppose to be coming isnt gonna help, but oh well. The fishing hasnt been impressive at all either. Anyone catching any panfish in the Hutch area??

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Watch out on Marion. Straight out from the north landing has only 1". NE shore has pretty good ice, 5" to 6". Not alot of action out there though. Best bet is 3pm to 6pm.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Was out on Marion this afternnon with my daughter. we got out there around 2 pm and setup. What happened after that is beyond belief. Some (Contact US Regarding This Word) came out at 5pm and setup no less than 30 feet from me. Hey boneheads!! Dont you know anything about fishing? Even though the fish werent jumping through the holes you dont come out during prime time and setup right next to someone. I guess their mothers never taught them any manners!! I had my portable and immediately packed up and left. They had a big perm house and I assume they were going to spend the night or whatever. Still makes me mad though. I dont get out fishing with my daughter that often and to have someone ruin what was a good day out really steams me. It is because of people like that I dont fish around here very often or else go tolakes with less fishing pressure. The thing is I know those people and I know the way they fish and their fishing ethics. There I vented now I feel better. mad.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

30 feet huh? Maybe someone should read the fishing regs...last time I looked the law said you could set up 10 feet away. Maybe they could first get out there at 5 o'clock. What if you had to work and could first get out to the lake at "prime time" & the fish were on a suicide mission on a certain piece of structure...bet you'd be setting up within 10 feet of someone. Get off your high horse-you don't own the lake tongue.gif LOL

There...now I vented, too! grin.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The point I was trying to make is that most fishermen wouldn't set up 30 feet away from someone during " primetime". I can't speak for other people, but I would never do that. I consider that to be just plain rude. I am familiar with the game and fish laws and I can honestly say that I know I " don't own the lake", but come on 30 feet away. I admit I vented a little on the last post and in my eyes I had every right to be a little miffed. I guess from now on I'll just be a little more receptive to the fact that most people will do what they want no matter what.

This too shall pass!! smile.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nice vent and I agree. Marion is FAMOUS for "boneheads" who insist on coming out at "prime hours". I don't care when you get of work. Any real, sincere, considerate fisherman shouldn't be acting that way. I know what the regs say also, but a little common sense and courtesy can make the difference between having a venting FM'er and a memorable outing with one's child. I, for one, do not fish Marion for this same exact reason, by the way.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.


  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • jparrucci
      Very low, probably 2 feet lower than last year at ice out.
    • mbeyer
      what do they look like this spring?
    • SkunkedAgain
      I might have missed a guess, but here are the ones that I noted:   JerkinLips – March 27th, then April 7th Brianf. – March 28th Bobberwatcher – April…. MikeG3Boat – April 10th SkunkedAgain – early April, then April 21st   Definitely a tough year for guesses, as it seemed to be a no-brainer early ice out. Then it got cold and snowed again.
    • mbeyer
      MN DNR posted April 13 as Ice out date for Vermilion
    • Brianf.
      ^^^45 in the morning and 47 in the evening
    • CigarGuy
      👍. What was the water temp in Black Bay? Thanks....
    • Brianf.
      No, that wasn't me.  I drive a 621 Ranger. 
    • CigarGuy
      So, that was you in the camo lund? I'm bummed, I have to head back to the cities tomorrow for a few days, then back up for at least a few weeks. Got the dock in and fired up to get out chasing some crappies till opener!
    • LakeofthewoodsMN
      On the south end...   Lots of ice on the main basin, but it is definitely deteriorating.  Some anglers have been fishing the open water at the mouth of the Rainy River in front of the Lighthouse Gap.  The rest of the basin is still iced over. Pike enthusiasts caught some big pike earlier last week tip up fishing in pre-spawn areas adjacent to traditional spawning areas.  8 - 14' of water using tip ups with live suckers or dead bait such as smelt and herring has been the ticket.  Ice fishing for all practical purposes is done for the year. The focus for the basin moving forward will be pike transitioning into back bays to spawn,  This is open water fishing and an opportunity available as the pike season is open year round on Lake of the Woods. The limit is 3 pike per day with one being able to be more than 40 inches. All fish 30 - 40 inches must be released. With both the ice fishing and spring fishing on the Rainy River being so good, many are looking forward to the MN Fishing Opener on Saturday, May 11th.  It should be epic. On the Rainy River...  An absolutely incredible week of walleye and sturgeon fishing on the Rain Rainy River.     Walleye anglers, as a rule, caught good numbers of fish and lots of big fish.  This spring was one for the books.   To follow that up, the sturgeon season is currently underway and although every day can be different, many boats have caught 30 - 40 sturgeon in a day!  We have heard of fish measuring into the low 70 inch range.  Lots in the 60 - 70 inch range as well.   The sturgeon season continues through May 15th and resumes again July 1st.   Oct 1 - April 23, Catch and Release April 24 - May 7, Harvest Season May 8 - May 15, Catch and Release May 16 - June 30, Sturgeon Fishing Closed July 1 - Sep 30, Harvest Season If you fish during the sturgeon harvest season and you want to keep a sturgeon, you must purchase a sturgeon tag for $5 prior to fishing.    One sturgeon per calendar year (45 - 50" inclusive, or over 75"). Most sturgeon anglers are either a glob of crawlers or a combo of crawlers and frozen emerald shiners on a sturgeon rig, which is an 18" leader with a 4/0 circle hook combined with a no roll sinker.  Local bait shops have all of the gear and bait. Up at the NW Angle...  Open water is continuing to expand in areas with current.  The sight of open water simply is wetting the pallet of those eager for the MN Fishing Opener on May 11th.   A few locals were on the ice this week, targeting pike.  Some big slimers were iced along with some muskies as well.  If you like fishing for predators, LOW is healthy!  
    • Brianf.
      Early bird gets the worm some say...   I have it on good authority that this very special angler caught no walleyes or muskies and that any panfish caught were released unharmed.        
×
×
  • 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.