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

I was just wondering is anybody has been out to knife latley. I was out one evening last week and got a few crappies out in about 12 ft of water, straight out from the hwy 65 access. they were decent size but the bite was fairly slow. Anybody else have a report?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Northland: I was at our cabin last week and picked up 9 (all were release) from 530p-630p and then it shut down. they were biting very light. I was also in 12 feet of water. Tried hole jumpin' for some sunnies during mid day, nothing of any size. This warmer weather should kick things into gear, but it could also make travel a little tough with the snow cover. Won't be long and the boat can come out of storage. Good luck and hold onto your rod. Bill

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders

yeah i have heard the same thing from my uncle about knife so far this winter he has got a few but not the great fishing he normally has. See ya out there when the ice is gone.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It hasn't been the greates of years no matter where you're at. My cabin is on Jenneke Point. Green canopy on a Floe Boat lift, holler or wave if you're going by. Bill

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How's the public access? Still drivable? I am thinking of hitting tomorrow afternoon

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Drove by access at noon. It looked to have a fair amount of slush but did see a small truck come off by just driving around it

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was up to the cabin yesterday with my wife. We use an ATV right off our property but there were a lot of vehicles coming down the lake from the 65 access. Still lots of ice and snow. It is getting slushy but travel was no problem. We managed 7 crappies just before dark and marked many more that were just lookers. I noticed that by 6pm a lot of the vehicles had already headed in, a slow bite for sure. Bill

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If anyone wants to drive out on Knife off #65, ya best get crackin! That launch area doesn't have long left! You have to drive through water at each one and for about 100 yards, the ice is pretty slushy and rutted.

Lots of vehicles out there today, but I didn't see alot of what I would describe as fish catching movement, by those that were outside!

Lots of standing around jawing and standing there staring at the hole with hands in pockets! Lots of sitting on buckets like so many gargoyles guarding the castle!

I worked a string of 10 holes from a little shallower to a little deeper, kinda off from the fringe of the group...an area that has traditionally been one of our crappie go to's every year in March. I worked them well into the time frame where something should have bit if it was going to and I got nada, zip, zero! Except for about 1/2 dozen wormy perch, I didn't get squat!

Talked to 2-3 people and it was the same thing, "Should have been here yesterday, we hammered em!" They didn't get a thing today! It must have something to do with the weather that is supposed to be moving in?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I fished the lake on Saturday and found lots of standing water on the ice that was not there on Wed. The lates snow and cold should firm things up again for awhile. the front blew through late Saturday afternoon and the wind finally layed down, but the fish did not get the message. Three crappies (released) lots of lookers but no takers. The south end of the lake on Cty Rd 19 at the bridge looks a little iffy with the moving water. it should not take long for that area to open up. East end where I was at, lots of trucks driving ice was still good, just sloppy on top. Good luck and hold onto your rod. Bill

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Styx: They were driving out as of last Saturday. With the colder temps this week it should have firmed things up. I come on from my cabin with a wheeler so I can't gurantee the access. Bill

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.


  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • smurfy
      Heard that too. Also heard 38 was closed for a but north of rapids due to flooding.    I know the water really came up when I was up last week compared to when I was there in April. 
    • Kettle
      Someone said 4 inches in the past week, more expected this weekend. A few roads, including county roads that are asphalt ended up with sink holes. Lakes are the highest I've ever seen in the 30+ years coming to the area and now living here. Several people lost trees Tues night
    • smurfy
      Dang Kettle  that bites. Great to hear fishing was good though.   How much rain you get up that way?
    • Dash 1
      50 in 6 hours is great. Boat issues really put a damper on a great day though. Hope you get it fixed quickly.  
    • Kettle
      Well boat finally got "fixed" and I picked it up Saturday. Last week worked 96 hrs so Sunday wanted the day to fish alone. Boat ran great out to the spot, 4 miles or so. Fishing was great boated over 50 walleye in about 6 hrs. Caught them lindy rigging, jigging and bobber fishing watching them on the live scope. Kept 6 between 18-20 inches. After using the trolling motor for the entire time fishing, go to fire up the tiller and it bogs down and dies. Another 4 hours running the trolling motor back to the launch. Fortunate it's under warranty. Bummer of a day but fishing was great landed one about 7 lbs too  
    • Dash 1
      Terrible news for that area especially this being such a prime time for tourism. We can only hope for dryer days ahead so they can get back to normal.
    • SkunkedAgain
      For those not in the area, the Lake Vermilion area got anywhere from 5-10" of rain the other day (depending on your source). The lake is rising rapidly affecting docks, shorelines, and cabins. The Littlefork River that runs through Cook overran its banks and flooded the town. It's not expected to crest until at least Saturday, which means things will get worse. Places such as the Comet, the Muni, the library, and many other businesses are flooded. Many roads in the area have been destroyed by flooding as well. There's lots of damage. Below are two quick links.   https://www.northernnewsnow.com/2024/06/20/floodwaters-inundate-city-cook-evacuation-location-open/   https://www.mprnews.org/story/2024/06/20/cleanup-continues-flooding-in-northeast-minnesota-southern-minnesota-rivers-rising
    • delcecchi
      Apparently just the motorized portage.   If you paddle you are good to go.
    • CigarGuy
      The only way I could do it is running parallel to the shoreline on the "L", but with the wake from the boats and my rocky shoreline, the waves just bounce it around too much, even with bumpers tied off. My neighbors dock is recessed off the main channel, I'm going to sweet talk him into letting me dock it there.
    • partyonpine
      They closed the Trout Lake Portage down washed out.
×
×
  • 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.