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.

  • Connect, BE BRAVE - We Share Fishing Reports & Outdoor Information Here


      Fishing Report Clubs - Make Your Own "Post Your Thoughts" - Leave YOUR mark, make each place you visit "a little better"!

      Join the Minnesota Fishing Report Club, where only club members see detailed info that is shared. CLICK HERE to join.

      Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Art Barbarians

2006 Waterfowl Photo Contest

Recommended Posts

trailratedtj

we were 3 short of our duck limit. there was a total of 4 of us. one buddy just didnt make the picture.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
buzzsaw

Calling it a day....

headingout2jk7.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
chefjim

This was friday hunted the river in sleet and snow. lots of birds and they all worked

nov06025if4.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
buzzsaw

Tag team ~ dynamic duo ~ goose take down!

buddysretrieving2rg8.jpg

Here comes Loki!!

hereicome2qz3.jpg

Loki with a mouthful and very determined.

lokiwithmouthful2bw9.jpg

Can I help?

canihelp2ma6.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishhawk1750

2 girls 2 boys

101_0406.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gordie

Buzzsaw you take some awsome pics. I just dont have that photographer intsinct like that. nice job. maybe some day

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
buzzsaw

Elwood, that was kind to say, Thank you! I was out again and here is Buddy with a retrieve.

buddyonbird2qx0.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
so haaad

Yeah Buzzsaw, great pictures. That one picture of Loki going after the goose is awesome. It really shows Loki's emotion. It brings back some great memories of a past lab/retriever we had, so thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishkid
kwackkillcrew.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
buzzsaw

Too nasty to shoot!

femalehoodieleading2gz2.jpg

Too far away to shoot! frown.gif

bluebillpairgs7.jpg

Just shoot me!!

bwtupclose2ul6.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dean Schellinger

Awesome pics buzzsaw! When were those taken?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sartell Angler

here are a couple from my SD trip (pheasant hunt)

IMG_1383.jpg

IMG_1398.jpg

IMG_1400.jpg

IMG_1393.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nova

my son with a couple nice golden eyes

joshwithwhitswl2.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Flick

Some from earlier in the season

Like redneck Foiles would say, "We Won"

wewon.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Flick

"Band Day"

bandday.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shae1986

Very nice Matt

You should have seen the ducks and geese on the lake this past weekend. We found a corn field where they were going and sat there and nothing. Went and checked the lake and they were all gone. Oh well, but i put away the decoys on sunday, so i think i might be done for the season. Time to chase deer and yotes.

A. Shae

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Flick

Yea stuff is definitely shifting around on some of these cold nights. I saw one roost go from about 3K honks to 100 in like 2 days. Too bad you guys didnt get into any the other day.

Dont put away the decoys yet! Still plenty of open water and birds around. We're not going to SD until the week after Thanksgiving. It might get real ugly in a hurry down there.

Shae-I'll post up our opener pics one of these days. Just haven't gotten around to scanning them. Give me a ring if you guys find a big feed. Later

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fish&Fowl

Awesome pics Sartell. Where in SD were you? We'll be going on our annual pheasant hunt near Aberdeen the week after thanksgiving. We saw some tornadoes of mallards and quite a few geese last year, but nothing like that. It's hard to concentrate on roosters when you've got that going on.

This is kind of off topic, but how was the pheasant hunting? grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sartell Angler

F&F- thanks for the compliment. We stayed 2 nights in Aberdeen and one in Webster. Our group consisted of 6 guys and 5 dogs and overall we did fairly well considering we only hunted public land--not all of us shot our limits but we had a good time.

I would avoid hunting NW of Aberdeen due to very dry conditions. Also, it seems like the Walk-In areas in this part of the state were all baled and now they are basically just pasture. I would stay south of Aberdeen if I were you.

Watching ducks/geese was half of the reason I went in the first place. My ND trip fell through because of such and early freeze up up there so I was pumped to be able to watch flock after flock of birds come over while out stomping for roosters. Would have been nice to hunt waterfowl out there but I'm going to hit it pretty hard around here for the remainder of the regular and late seasons. I definitely caught the pheasant bug though--considering heading back out to SD Dec.20-23rd for the second part of my license. We'll see though.

Good luck out there and don't spend all your time at The Body Shop in 'deen.

SA/wdw

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fish&Fowl

Thanks for the heads up. Glad to hear you had a good time and got some birds. I'll be sure to let the rest of the crew know a little more about what it's like out there. We got some connections for a lot of private land out there near Leola through my uncle. Hopefully we can find some cover holding those big roosters. There will be 6-7 of us and 3 dogs. Should be a great time as always, I'll get some pics and hopefully get 'em on here.

Good luck in the last of the waterfowling, always the saddest time of the year frown.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hobbydog

Now that the season is wound down for me and I have had time to go through some pics. My camera was giving me some problems this year so did not get as many pics as I would have liked.

spread.jpg

sunrise.jpg

honks.jpg

evening_color.jpg

bud.jpg

bag_limits.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
buzzsaw

Well we got a pass for a Thanksgiving morning hunt and was it ever foggy in the east metro. We travel a fair distance to get to the area we like to hunt and it was nearly impossible finding our location without following the lansdscape of the land. With that being said, all parties did not agree which direction to go so we waited it out for a bit on a small island... that didn't last to long once the ducks started flying... a few images from the "event"

Waiting and wondering.

foggedinandnotmoving2bz5.jpg

cruisingintheheavyfog2hr4.jpg

Finally getting the dekes out (LATE) blush.gif

runningdekes2nc9.jpg

And since we had time to kill, a few images during the downtime.

mistymorning2le7.jpg

northlakesunrise2dp2.jpg

and if we could have shot straight, I could have shown some pics, that didn't happen. shocked.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ChuckN

Snapped a few pictures from my final weekend of the '06 season.

Chasing down a cripple

Duckhunts06_0321.jpg

Brrrr...it's cold

Duckhunts06_0381.jpg

Season's over

Duckhunts06_0271.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Flick

Hobby, Buzz, and Chuck I know it's been said before but those really are some awesome pics. Someday when I have money I'll get a nice digital.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mark Christianson

Hey Flick, some day when Chuck gets some money, he'll own that motor in those pics! LOL

Inside joke. But I must say, without that motor he woulda been bellied up at a bar somewhere instead of hunting. blush.gif

Great GREAT pics guys! I just told a buddy tonight that I picked one heck of year to focus on bowhunting versus duck hunting..... NOT!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sartell Angler

here's a purty one from Sunday mornin':

IMG_1429.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
buzzsaw

Thanks Flick! The feedback is always nice. smile.gif More scenes.........

greenheadheadshot2aq4.jpg

buddysittingpretty2yv8.jpg

lokiwithwatchfuleye2lz4.jpg

Diver Row on a way too calm morning!

diverrow2ix9.jpg

Loki on the Mallard retrieve.

lokitakingdrakemallard2jc9.jpg

mallarddrakeonberetta2pl4.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Flick

Buzz the reflection in that mallards eye is crazy. It looks like you can see two scenes in it. Pretty cool.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tyler gilbert

Now that hunting season is over I decided to get on some fishing forums so here I am in the hunting section. Anyways those are some sweet pics guys. Here's a couple more for you.

all114.jpg

ndak004.jpg

all112.jpg

Picture002.jpg

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 :)

    • Raven77
      I've only fished Birch a couple of times so I'm no expert.  My best walleye on Birch is this 28"er caught on the west end of the lake in mid September .  Caught this one and several eaters trolling Rapala deep taildancers in about 25 FOW.  Since you are new to the lake I recommend hiring a guide for a half day.  If you want the name of a good one you can pm me.
    • LakeofthewoodsMN
      On the south end...  Great walleye fishing this week.  Lots of limits, plenty of larger slot fish (19.5" - 28") and trophy walleyes (over 28").  The MTT Photo and Release Walleye Tournament winners had over a 9 lb average each for 5 fish both days of the tournament.  Lots of big walleyes in the lake.  Different parts of the lake have different things happening.  In some areas, the mayfly hatch was over.  In other areas, it was just firing up.  Fishing was better where the hatch was not in full force.    The go to presentations are spinners with crawlers or trolling crankbaits.  Nice schools of eaters on the south shore and up north around Garden Island in 10 -15' of water.  More and more walleyes also staged over deep mud in 30 - 34'.  Hammered gold with glow white and gold with glow red strong colors.       On the Rainy River...   Sturgeon anglers catching fish with the evening bite the best.  Fish holes in the river with a 3 ounce no roll sinker and sturgeon rig loaded with crawlers and/or frozen shiners.   Nice smallies in rocky areas.  Pike are also active cruising bays, weed edges and current breaks.  Walleyes out on flats and can be caught with crawler harnesses or trolling crankbaits. Up at the NW Angle...  Until the US / Canada border opens, guests can travel across the lake staying and fishing in MN waters.  There are shuttle services available and fishing for multi species has been excellent.  Check with your favorite NW Angle resort for options.   Fishing has been awesome up at the Angle.  Schools of walleyes on structure, over sand and on mud.  Nice walleyes 8 - 17' on the sand or 25 - 28' around structure.  Big numbers of eaters being caught.  The best presentation continues to be drifting and trolling spinners with a crawler or a minnow.  Pike and smallmouth bass are active in numerous weedy bays. 
    • delcecchi
      Yeah, wife took the grandkids to moosebirds for ice cream and was not impressed with the service or the covid precautions.
    • SkunkedAgain
      Now is there a locomotive somewhere in the lake to find?
    • SkunkedAgain
      I had a pizza when the new folks took over, and it was not good. However, most everything that I have had since then has been really good. I had the walleye tacos this weekend and the weekend before that had the italian beef sandwich. My general sense has been to stick with burgers and sandwiches. They did badly overcook my brother's walleye sandwich and fries the other weekend, but it was a busy night so I get that it happens. They seem to have good crowds every night, so maybe kitchen staffing is an issue.   Last Sunday (a week ago) around noon there were only two girls working at Moosebirds with a line 10 people deep stretching out the door towards the street. My simple guess is that it's a struggle to find enough workers but that could be a naive assumption on my part.
    • Muskies
      Sorry hit the wrong button.... For a place to stay on the Minnesota side of rainy your options are, Thunderbird lodge, Island View lodge or Sha Sha resort. All are 10 -12 miles east of Int’l Falls on Hwy 11. Another option is the new hotel in Rainer which is 3 mile east... I believe it’s called the Cantilever Hotel. Each has positives depending on what you’re looking for...   As for fishing...the walleyes are starting to transition to deep water. I went out for an hour Saturday evening and caught 2...the largest being 25”( in the picture) My wife and I were out from noon to 5 on Sunday (yesterday). We were fishing jig and minnows. Caught 18 walleys; 5 in the slot 14-16”, 1-18 1/2” all the rest 13” or smaller. Did a lot of running around to find active fish. Caught fish in 20’ and saw a lot of mayfly caucuses floating in the water still and a lot of minnows. Water surface temperature was 78 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s only going to get better...
    • Muskies
    • delcecchi
      While the grandkids were here we got pizza from the landing.    Good thing we got two for the four of us.  Their 12 inch pizzas were about 8 or maybe 9 inches.   And over baked on top of that.   Pushing 20 bucks each.    I hope the rest of the menu isn't as disappointing as those pizzas.  
    • delcecchi
      If you found it again, with the warm water it would be easy to check out with a mask and flippers.  relatively shallow, close to shore.   
    • james_walleye
×
×
  • 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.