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.

Recommended Posts

Caught five lakers today. Saw about 10. No real size. Biggest just under 3 lbs, smallest about 10 inches long. The other three were 2 to 2.5. Four were clipped, one unclipped. Caught three on the gold/green slender, one on a No. 7 firetiger green perch Jigging Rap, the other on a No. 11 glow/green Rap. No action on my tipup, tho my two pards had a couple flags but did not hook any fish on them. We were fishing in the same bay north of Dollar Island, near where I had last Sunday's big day.

So, more fish on the ice today, but smaller. That's fine. We'll have laker tonight for supper. Beautiful day out there. Started out a bit below zero under clear skies and no wind as we hit the spot. Sun came up over the trees as we set up and it stayed sunny all day long. Got a bit of a breeze toward 11 a.m. that stuck around all day, but I left the heater off in the shelter for most of the late morning and afternoon. Fished from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Last fish, a 2 lber, followed the lure up and I sight fished it under the ice for about five minutes. The chunk of cisco fell off the spoon, but the laker still eventually got so worked up it smacked the spoon. That was as I was packing up to leave about 3 p.m. Thought about staying, because I was set up in a nice walleye spot too, and I debated hanging around to see if there was an evening 'eye bite, but watching that laker hit five feet away seemed like a good way to end a good day.

I'm sure my next trips will yield no fish. The laker gods give and then they take. My first four trips of the year yielded two lakers. My next two trips yielded nine. Who knows what's next?

Also, one of Bob the Bartender's crew pulled an 8 lber out today near the narrows between Van Vac and the big bay to the west.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

I looked up STFcatfish in my I-bonics dictionary and it means, "dude dangeling a carrot".

Jr and I will be up soon to hit some fishs of the trout varity. Yep. yep, yep, we sure will.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Capt. Blaine and I were up there today, we iced 4 lakers between 10:15 and 12:30. Cisco on the bottom, under a tip-up was working well today, along with white tube jig. Started out the morning with not even a single marked fish, then after two hours of that crap, moved to a new spot. Picked up our four fish, lost a few others, and picked up a 7-lb pout on the tipup. Biggest fish was about a 5 lb. stocker, the others were 3 lb. stocked "eaters". Turned out to be a nice day on the ice after a -16 degree start.

Cashcrews

Link to comment
Share on other sites

S.T.: I think the accepted diss for a redhead is "carrot top." grin.gif

Cash: -16? Where did you read that, Yellowknife? I had -1 at the top of Finn Hill in Ely at 6 a.m. Of course, that's 100 feet above the shore of Burntside, so it's all downhill from my house. grin.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My digital thermometer in the truck...which is normally very accurate. Between Eagles Nest and Burntside, it varied between -7 and -17. The parking lot at Bside was -16 at 7:15AM.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You missed us at the lot by moments. I pulled in there at 6:59 and pulled out 10 minutes later. Of course, it's not like you'd have had to follow me to get to last Sunday's "secret" spot. You and Capt. Blaine did better in numbers and size per angler than we did today. So maybe I should be asking you about YOUR spot??? grin.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

Carrot Top had a mane, you my friend friend have a bristly top suitable to scrub my finger nails you sexy lake trout huntin thang. grin.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think I saw you cruise by us at one point, in an area you may have described to me as a spot that would be worth trying someday.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Uh, uh, uh. . . . I just don't know how to respond to either S.T.'s or cashcrew's posts — and for different reasons! blush.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Cashcrews, Im in next weekend i'll email you some details tomorrow. Looking foward to catching some more. Hopefully its like today was smile.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

IS steve out bombing the other fisherperson with his mighty super sled? Its kinda funny watching him blast around at 40 mph with his hair on fire.

Oh, wait, thats the natural color.

Soundslike a good day Steve!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Steve, good thing we left when we did. Hate to see you skunk us by 5 fish instead of two.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

sounds like you had one heck of a week, all i have ever come home with from burntside is disease.....and a headache. grin.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Frank your scaring me with that talk! tongue.gif

Quick you also came back with stories to last a lifetime. You cwazy wabbit.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

But Chunky, if you'd have stayed around, at least you would have taken home lakers for dinner (insert evil laugh here.) blush.gif

Wade: 40mph??? Huh, I was going at least, um, well, quite a bit faster than 40 when I zipped by Chunky when he was driving his wheeler Sunday. I'd tell you how fast I've had that old 440, but wouldn't want to incriminate myself. But I will say I lost my nerve on that old sled, with the narrow distance between runners not making it especially stable, well before I ran out of throttle. Interstate highway speeds, is what I'm saying! grin.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.


  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • BrianF
      Ludlows and Muskego both hit hard.  The Dayton place had a lot of big trees down, not sure of structural damage.  Some say a tornado skipped thru that area.  Looking at the destruction, I could believe it.  I feel bad for those impacted by this storm.   Below are a few snap shots of common sights around the area a day or two after the storm. 
    • Wanderer
      Mike, was there a lot of damage in the Ely area?
    • leech~~
      Drove through Annandale last Tuesday and was really bummed to still only see the old cement slab at Little Jim's. Hope they can get it built-back-better! 🙂
    • bfisherman11
      I heard recently the water level had gone down some. Sound like folks are re really dealing with a mess.    Fishing pictures look like a good year in that regard.   Hope the property loss isn't terrible but seems bad.   Bill 
    • Kettle
      Yesterday was a grind to find bigger fish but we landed a few. Only 3 fish overall but they were all nice fish, all C&R. I do believe the sunfish are out of the shallows besides small ones. Thursday I took the nephews out and didn't see any on beds.  
    • redlabguy
      Glad you keep coming back, Mark. And glad you still know the way to catch a slew of walleyes. I wish i could’ve learned more while you were here. But I appreciate all the information you provide on what worked for you.  Strange year. We just got part of our dock in and our boat. I fished a couple hours this morning for the first time on a Frazer hump you know and caught ten under 12” and one keeper which I released… a nice 26+“. I’m hoping more to come soon. I hope all is well with you, Dick
    • smurfy
      kettle....have you chased around any sunfish lately???? kinda wondering if there done spawning???? the last time i was up the sunfish we did clean that had eggs in it didnt even look close to spawning. although i know they seem to carry eggs around most of the summer it seems!!!!!!
    • SkunkedAgain
      Maybe the bamboozler will end up being like every fish story, some old timers holding their hands out as wide as possible to demonstrate to a youngster just how big it was....
    • smurfy
      kettle, when are you going to fish for something decent to eat????🤔🤣🤣   nice batch of fish!!!!!!!!!
    • muskie-mike
      My wife agrees about the pizza...was the best...  
×
×
  • 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.