• 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.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Katman

Anyone been on the mn river by black dog yet?

Recommended Posts

Katman

Anyone know of or been out by the black dog area off 35w lately? Wanted to get a report.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Grant

not really that recent, but for what it's worth I was down there during that warm snap a few weeks ago- couple of small channels and a redhorse.

it'll just get better from there I suppose...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Katman

Thanks Grant!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Larry FlatCaster

Water level is way up Mate! About 2-3ft from the top of the metal wall and ripping through pretty good.

thanks

Larry

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Grant

no problem- we ought to arrange to go fish one of these days as it gets warmer- before the bugs get thick.

ain't no such thing as a bad day fishing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
River Runner Z

yes my buddy went up there while we tried a different spot he didn't hit much one or two small channels he said its still to high

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Katman

It was high last year around this time too. The bites were pretty light...BUT..there are big fish! I think I'm going to use the flies for trout this weekend....leave the cats alone for another week or two. We should hook up for a friendly trip out there one of these days. I'm usually catfishing down there somewhere. Last year, I had a week where I was at the same spot, everyday for 6 days straight. Good luck to you guys if you guys go. Keep us posted on the bite. I may stop by later Sunday after my trout runs down the driftless. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
River Runner Z

went out there today it is high some really light bites and the current just kept drifting me into the side

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Katman

Thats how it was last year....but man...did we pull some brutes out of there! Felt like sunny bites....until they ran!

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 :)

    • DLD24
      Went out the last couple days on Mille lacs, we had no problem finding fish, but the big fish eluded us... We got all sorts of year classes from 11" eyes on up to 24", which is a good sign... That big storm they got must have dirtied the water up, all the fish we found were on the top edge of the flats no matter how bright it was... Rigging leeches and crawlers were the best until we got some waves then the jigging rap was taking all the fish. The fish were stacked up on points of flats and narrow ridges on the flats... We tried pulling lead for a little while, but I've never done it so I had zero confidence in it haha. 
    • james_walleye
      DLD I'll keep rigging as long is I can keep catching good fish but entering into August I'll start to pull leadcore more.
    • Wanderer
      Ace, honest question here with no intent to debate, just learning more about muskies. What surface temps do you consider to be too warm for handling muskies?
    • DLD24
      What are your guys favorite presentations this time of year? When I come up I've mostly rigged.
    • CigarGuy
      Thanks Brian, the ratchet straps worked great.... quick, easy and secured it tight. I bought a bunch of big zip ties that it looks like I'll never use😀.
    • BrianF
      CigarGuy, cool pic. Looks like a good time/place for a cigar. lol. As far as securing your dock sections, some folks use bailing wire.  That’s what I use. Heading down in a few minutes to secure mine before the next storm takes sections away. Man, the water is high! 
    • kelly-p
      hal.docx
    • CigarGuy
      Just got up here. Road construction sucks.....four hour trip took almost 5 hours.  Thanks Del, back end of the boat was out of the water last weekend. Do you guys use zip ties to secure the dock boards, big rocks or ?...…any good ideas?  This was supposed to have been posted last night.  A couple of ratchet straps and I'm golden. Molly the dog is helping me watch my bobber 😀 Two eagles and 5 loons, no fish!!
    • JBMasterAngler
      Fished Big Pine Lake today. Original plan was to fish the Kettle River, but the rain took care of that. I had fished big pine from shore, below the dam, years back and done well, but this was the first time I’ve ever taken a boat out there. Nice lake...looked to be about 2 feet high. Didn’t catch anything until about dinner time, when crappies started chasing schools of minnows on the west shoreline. Caught about 50 of them. I just happened to have a small twister tail that was almost an exact replica of the bait they were chasing, and that was the difference maker. My dad caught a decent pike that went after a little crappie he was reeling in. Was disappointed we didn’t find any bass, but I’d come back here again.
    • delcecchi
      Saw one up Norwegian bay tonight with like 10 basketball size rocks.   Never had to do anything with my old dock since height was adjustable so got no advice there. Posted 3 pictures to be sure I got the right place.  Bits are (nearly) free