• 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.

  • Join In - We Share Fishing Reports & Outdoor Information Here

     
      You know what we all love...

      The same things you do!!!! Share what you love & enjoy in the outdoors as well as thank those whose posts you 'appreciate.'

      Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Dhenry

Saturday night

Recommended Posts

Dhenry

Fished saturday night from 7-1...what a great night to be on the water. No wind, northern lights and very little boat traffic. The fishing was very good and pretty consistent all night up until we left. We fished inside weed edges in 4.5'-8' of water. Our best bait was #12 HJ trolled at approx. 1.7 mph. Our largest fish was a fat 27 incher with approx 7-10 fish above the 24" mark. The water temp was approx. 56.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JDM

What area did you fish?

Any problems with rocks?

JDM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dhenry

We fished the northwest bays and we weren't near any rocks. We launched at Terry's which has nice deep water heading into the lake. Have you had trouble with rocks?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JDM

I also went out of Terry's because of his boat launch. Fished south of there on outside weedlines, but not luck. Next time I am going in. No trouble with rocks on Saturday, but a couple of weeks ago, I did down by Cove and Spirit Island. I didn't wreck my prop, but I am carrying an extra now.

JDM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CC Rocks

I have a dumb question about inside and outside weedlines. I can understand the outside of the weedline, but if the weedbed goes to shore, how are you fishing the inside of the weedline? confused.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dhenry

Weedlines run at various depths depending on water clarity, lake bottom materials, etc. The portions of the lake that we fish on Mille Lacs in the fall that have weeds that run to a depth of about 7' which provides an area for the fish to feed between the inside weededge and the shore and also allows us to fish crankbaits in these areas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 inch Crappie

Sometimes you will see boats on there trailers driving the shore, because the weeds go all the way up to shore. They always get ROCK bass...... grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CC Rocks

Good one! grin.gif Ask a dumb question, get a brilliant reply!?? crazy.gif

Thanks for the info D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fishhawk17

I liked that bit about the boats on trailers and catching rock bass. I also went up Saturday night. Fished from about 6:00-12:00. Had good luck, we started running cranks in about 12-14 fow, then followed the fish up into the 6-8 ft. weedlines. We did see a Eddy's launch, in 14 fow, just hammering the fish. They must have had a net out everytime we went by them, and heard constant "Ya Babies" coming from them. Also noticed a lot of baitfish swimming around just below the surface.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kab Dreamin

Well, now I know what I did wrong. We launched at Terry's and worked the outside weed edge from Terry's up past the Garrison ramp and back all night on Saturday from 7:00-12:00. Only got one, a 21.5"er. I guess moving in closer to shore was the ticket. Live and learn.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Walleye Mike

Trolled the inside weedline from 6pm-midnight in under 7' of water. Caught some very nice slot fish and 5 eyes over 24" with the largest at 27.5". All very nice, healthy, strong fish. Conditions couldn't have been better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • monstermoose78
      This moose does not float as @Cret Jigs can attest too!
    • monstermoose78
      You catch much? How thick was da ice?
    • JBMasterAngler
      Group of people were ice fishing on forest lake this morning. Still a big open spot from the geese and swans.
    • mrpike1973
      Thank You sir!!
    • Rick
      Now is the time to talk with kids about the dangers of ice. Ice thickness varies greatly on lakes, ponds and rivers throughout the state. Some water bodies have none, while others have several inches, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  “Ice, especially early ice with snow cover, is extremely deceptive because you can’t see dangerous cracks or the thickness of the ice under the snow,” said DNR Conservation Officer Adam Block. “Parents need to teach their kids that ice is never 100 percent safe. If your child is near the ice, you should be near your child.” With many children out of school for holiday breaks, they may look toward newly forming ice for entertainment. “In addition to checking conditions locally and being prepared with an ice safety kit, anyone recreating on ice should be wearing a life jacket or float coat,” said Lisa Dugan, DNR recreation safety outreach coordinator. “A life jacket is the one piece of equipment that increases your odds of not drowning from cold water shock, hypothermia or exhaustion should you fall through the ice.” Ice safety guidelines
      No ice can ever be considered “safe ice,” but following these guidelines can help minimize the risk: Always wear a life jacket on the ice (except when in a vehicle). Children should never be unsupervised around ice. Caution children to stay off ponds, streams, and other bodies of water. A thin coating of ice on a pond or lake does not mean it is safe. Check ice thickness at regular intervals – conditions can change quickly. Before heading out, inquire about conditions and known hazards with local experts. Avoid channels and rivers. The minimum ice thickness guidelines for new, clear ice are: 4 inches for ice fishing or other activities on foot. 5-7 inches for a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle. 8-12 inches for a car or small pickup. 12-15 inches for a medium truck. Double these minimums for white or ice covered with heavy snow. For more information, visit mndnr.gov/icesafety and mndnr.gov/boatingsafety. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • curt quesnell
      Ice coming plenty early this year   https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2346535195421666&id=770784022996799
    • Chill62
      Prods, Thanks for becoming a recent member of this site.  I never give out that information online.  There are too many people who strictly fish a lake because someone said something on a facebook/online post and everyone hits the lake and destroys the lake.  I was fishing north of DL though on a very large lake that is relatively shallow.  Its a fun lake because not many people fish it but it has multiple public accesses on the lake.  Fishing has been relatively good on the lake and a buddy has been out there filming a few youtube videos also from there.  I plan on going out again on Friday earlier to see if they bite during the mid day.   I'll give you this information though its on a mid lake point fishing out from the weed line.  Its a muddy/silty bottom and the fish cruise the bottom and I'm assuming feeding on blood worms and that is why the soft plastic worked so well.  According to Navionic's there is a "hole" of 13-14 feet that isn't that big where our houses were set up.
    • Getanet
      Didn't venture out myself, but saw 3-4 people ice fishing on Alimagnet Lake that borders Burnsville and Apple Valley on Sunday.  I thought they were nuts, but nobody was swimming.
    • iiccee63
      Will have another ice report on Linwood Wed. afternoon. walking out with my chisel to really check it out.
    • BobT
      Colleague tells me there's about 3" or so of ice. Check it regularly to be sure.