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tims

Hit the river today. Pool 5 rewarded me with a 12 lb eye. Lost vexilar = distant memory! Sure felt good to get in the boat.

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eyepatrol

Wow! That's a hog! Got any pics coming soon?

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Team Otter

Right on Tim! Great fish.

32"?

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tims

Hair under 31". No digital, but I might try to scan some photos.

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harvey lee

Nice fish Tims. smile.gifIam going to pool 4 on Thursday and sure hope I can wrestle with a pig like that.

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Fatty07

Harvey, what boat you going to be in? Should be down to pool 4 on thursday and saturday. Will be in a 165 alumicraft and have green suit on. Good luck

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The_Duckslayer

Wow, I usually wear jeans or sweat's when I go fishing ooo.gif Have a good one and N Joy the Hunt././Jimbo

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harvey lee

Fatty o7

I will be fishing with Crappie Tom.I dont know what he has for a boat,but if you see 2 gray haired guys with one wearing a lime green stocking hat and I will be wearing either my black bomber or my Earnhardt hat.See you there maybe.Also,im sure I will have my heavy camo jacket on.

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Team Otter

That's a deadly duo TH. Good luck! You will have a great time down there with CT.

Again, nice fish Tim! I'm still in the constant pursuit of the 30". Plenty of 28's and 29's but not the 30. I will prevail eventually. grin.gif

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The_Duckslayer

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Harvey, what boat you going to be in? Should be down to pool 4 on thursday and saturday. Will be in a 165 alumicraft and have green suit on. Good luck


Harvey, I was looking at the website for the Mississippi pools. Pool 4 looks huge! I have an 18Ft Jon boat and was thinking if I could pry it loose from the snow I just might have to go and check this out. Not looking for ya to give up any hot spots but where would one put in at and how far from there are the fish? Got the itch when we came back from WI two weeks ago and saw some folks on the river right there at the I90 crossing but did not see anyone catching anything. We stopped at that way side rest for a bit and watched. There was an Eagle sitting in one of the trees and he let the kids walk right up under that tree and never took off. Dang I was sure wishing that my digital camera was not back home in the office. Take care and N Joy the Hunt././Jimbo

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harvey lee

Duckslayer:

I have not been there for a long time so I cannot tell you much. frown.gifThe last time I personally fished the river was 30+ years ago.I will be a rookie at river fishing tommorrow and will hopefully be learning as much as possible from Crappie Tom. smile.gif

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Tyler Holm

12lbs. Great fish!. I've got 3 trophy seeking trips in the next month that I hope to make a new personal best > 32.5"

HL, How was Alma. This past weekend the big dogs had not moved towards the dam yet, but there was decent action. I'm sure you and CT had a swell time.

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Phill Aldahl

I was wondering if there is any good river spots around the Mankato area for walleye fishing. I am from LaCrosse Wisconsin and we are surrounded by rivers but that is 3 hours away and I was looking for something a little closer to Mankato. Any suggestions would be great. Congrats on that 12 lber, nice fish.

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Fish'n guy

Welcome to the site Phil!!

The MN river is full of great spots for eyes. I would say that creek mouths such as Land of Memories Park, and Seven Mile Creek (between Mankato and St.Peter) would be a good bet especially when the water goes up. These areas recieve a lot of pressure though, so keep that in mind. If you are willing to make a drive, Browns Creek over by Judson is another good one, but your best option to get there is by boat. The fish in the creek mouths are generally smaller in the 14"-20" range, but numbers are usually easy to come by.

For lower water levels areas with rocks and depth are usually the most dependable. The highway 99 bridge in St. Peter is an area with some good depth to it and some hog walleyes blush.gif! Another good area is the NSP wing dams on the north side of kato and many other rock bars and creek mouths between Mankato and Shakopee. There are also a couple and south of mankato such as the Blue Earth and Le Sueur rivers that also hold some very nice eyes.

GOOD FISHIN!!!!

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harvey lee

Tyler:

The fishing was just O.K. today.We had a bit of cold weather and some snow to.Fished for approx 3 hours and we took home a few meals.We had a little trouble with the hooking percentage also.About the time we left,we were starting to pick up a few more.I was pretty happy with the action and Tom said it was somewhat slow.I guess Ill just have to go there a bunch more.Probably only 5-6 boats on the water.Still any day on the lake fishing beats doing anything else. smile.gifsmile.gif

Maybe one day we can hook up and go catch a few if it works into your work schedule. smile.gif

I left some lead for you at Toms and if you need more,just ask.

We marked a fair amount of fish,they just didnt want to play to much.Overall,a great day on the river for me.How can you not have a good day on the river fishing with CT?

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Tyler Holm

Tom,

CT is always a blast to fish with. The best fishing at Alma is yet to come. Thanks for the lead. I'll fire a note to CT and arrange to pick it up.

Once Madison opens up or any walleye lake in your area, let me know if you ever want some fishing company.

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harvey lee

We can do that Tyler,but for now,it looks as though the river will be the place to be,at least for me. smile.gifsmile.gif

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czl99

What and where is alma that everyone has been talking about?

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czl99

Amla is the river town of Alma,Wisconsin.This town is on the Mississipi river by pool 4.Eye and sauger fishing.

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eyepatrol

How long of a drive is that from our towns Harvey Lee?

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harvey lee

basscatcher:

The drive is approx 2 hours,and thats moving right along.Pulling the boat,I would guess I can make it in 2 hours and 15 minutes.Thats the time without stopping for anything and driving right along.Its a drive well work the extra miles.Lots of fish, smile.gifeagles and beautiful scenery. smile.gif

Iam hoping to make it down there at least 3-5 more times in the next few weeks. smile.gifsmile.gif

I told my wife there are some nice antiques shops there,so now it will be O.K. to make maybe a few more. smile.gifOnly problem with that is it will now cost alot more to go fishing. frown.gif

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eyepatrol

2hrs isn't bad. Well worth the effort this time of year. smile.gif

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    • TAJ
      I agree with Rayguy. A lot of ecological changes happening everywhere and I think we’re seeing that on the Whitefish chain. Keep looking for new spots and new structure. Fish are still there. It’ll be interesting to see how Fall fishing goes. I am planning on fishing the next couple of days. I’ll let you know how I do. 
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Ace is right, no need to run to far to find walleyes! They are all over the East end where you will be staying. The number one rule is "trust your depth finder"! I never fish a spot unless I see a few fish there! Lindy rigs, spinner rigs, slip bobber rigs, and jigs will all catch walleyes that time of the year. Cliff
    • bluewater2
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    • Borch
      I fished most of the lake in scout mode today.  Found walleyes early on midlake humps and bars in 18-24 fow.  Got a couple to go on jigging raps but then they shut off.  Spent the rest of the day trying to pin down a panfish pattern.  Found good numbers of sunfish in shallow cabbage beds(6-9 fow).  None were huge but good numbers of 8-8 1/2" gills.  A few crappies are mixed in with them and some are suspending off the break.  There are also good numbers of sunfish in or just outside the reeds.   Most of the sunfish ran smaller though although there were some keepers there too.  Pike and bass I did not target but saw others do so successfully.   Plenty of bass in the reeds and spinnerbaits seemed to be what most were using.   Troll over the weeds and you will be rewarded with pike.
    • Borch
      I fished most of the lake in scout mode today.  Found walleyes early on midlake humps and bars in 18-24 fow.  Got a couple to go on jigging raps but then they shut off.  Spent the rest of the day trying to pin down a panfish pattern.  Found good numbers of sunfish in shallow cabbage beds(6-9 fow).  None were huge but good numbers of 8-8 1/2" gills.  A few crappies are mixed in with them and some are suspending off the break.  There are also good numbers of sunfish in or just outside the reeds.   Most of the sunfish ran smaller though although there were some keepers there too.  Pike and bass I did not target but saw others do so successfully.   Plenty of bass in the reeds and spinnerbaits seemed to be what most were using.   Troll over the weeds and you will be rewarded with pike.
    • Borch
      I fished most of the lake in scout mode today.  Found walleyes early on midlake humps and bars in 18-24 fow.  Got a couple to go on jigging raps but then they shut off.  Spent the rest of the day trying to pin down a panfish pattern.  Found good numbers of sunfish in shallow cabbage beds(6-9 fow).  None were huge but good numbers of 8-8 1/2" gills.  A few crappies are mixed in with them and some are suspending off the break.  There are also good numbers of sunfish in or just outside the reeds.   Most of the sunfish ran smaller though although there were some keepers there too.  Pike and bass I did not target but saw others do so successfully.   Plenty of bass in the reeds and spinnerbaits seemed to be what most were using.   Troll over the weeds and you will be rewarded with pike.
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    • guideman
      If you are looking for Walleyes stay on the east end. There is no need to go running all over the lake to catch them. Daisy bay has Walleyes available as does Big bay which in my opinion has some of the best Walleye fishing on the lake.  Trolling cranks works this time of year, as well as Lindy rigging, or pulling spinners on a bottom bouncer. You can also find some decent evening slip bobber fishing close to where you are staying.  Good luck and have fun, you won't be disappointed.     "Ace" "It's just fishing man".   
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