Fishing Reports for Minnesota Fishing-Archive
Name: Richar Bell
Thinking of going to Detroit Lakes in early June. Any recomendations for Resorts or wheree to fish. Lookinmg at a group of ten guys.
I'M ON MY WAY OUT WITH LYONS SLEEPERS TOMORROW. I'LL LET YOU KNOW HOW IT GOES. I'VE BEEN OUT WITH TIM SEVERAL TIMES AND HAVE ALWAYS HAD PRETTY DECENT FISHING
I have never been to Red Lake, but I think I am going to try in the next couple of weeks. Does anyone know of any resorts on or near the lake? Thank you for your help.
YOU GUYS ARE GREAT! WE'RE COMIN UP ON THE 22ND. LOVE THE INFO, ITS OUR FIRST TIME UP TO URL AND WE COULDN'T BE MORE EXCITED. THE ONLY THING IS WE(MY BUDDY ANND ME) ARE BRINGIN OUR GIRLFRIENDS.... THEY HAVE TO CATCH FISH!!! WE NEED TO GET EM' HOOKED. ANY EXTRA INFO WOULD BE GREAT!! (GPS LOCATIONS?) THANKS, KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK COOKIE!!
went up to url this past weekend 2/14 2/15. i started making plans with inlaws & outlaws a year ago, we ended up with 14 of us. i made a reservation in mid dec. and have been reading this site everyday.thank you for all your helpful tips ,(stay away from the crowds,move to find fish,glow red & green ect.) well long story short.we hammered em! 11 fish short of 14 limits (199 fish, make that buitiful slaps).in two days of fishing out of west winds during the day 2-6.pm. i moved my shack twice to find fish,started catching fish while cleaning the slush out of my hole.we were busy till about 5 o clock,then my brother in law & nephew in there shacks started getting fish till 6:30,they were 25 ft. on ether side of me.we went back the next day and the same thing happend,some of the guys in the group only cought 6 or 8 fish but they never moved there shacks, we cought em on glow red fat frys&green &white demons. i think the fishing gods were looking down on us,we will be HOOKED for life. thanks again for the up dates. cookie. p.s. if you went out of w.w. 4&1/2 mi.you went too far.
Has anyone been doing any good on the smaller lakes around Crosslake for Pan fish?
Name: Stan T
Mike from Cedar. Tullibee are taste great when smoked. Slice behind the gills and full length along the belly. Use your finger or a spoon to remove gut material. I prefer to dry salt the fish for 12 hours prior to smoking, but a salt brine for the same time works just fine. I've also experimented with brown sugar or maple surup for adding a different flavor. Smoked tullibee and beer can't be beat! Good Luck.
Name: brandon johnson
i have two portable ice houses for sale. one is a shappel it fits two people comfortably. i also have an ht delux ice house that is about 6x4. and it is about 6 feet tall. i would like to get 300 for the both. i also have a vexilar fl-8 that i have had for 1 season of ice fishing. i want to get 200 for that
COMING UP FOR WEEKEND OF 21-23 OF FEB. ANY SUGGESTIONS ON WHERE THEY ARE BITING? HOW DEEP, WHAT TIMES, BAIT OR JIG SUGGESTIONS- HOW BOUT BIG NORTHERNS, OR PASSING TIME DURING THE DAY WAITING ON CRAPPIES. ANY BAR/RESTAURANT SUGGESTIONS?
Anyone catching anything at maple? Don't tell me the walleyes have started biting now that season is closed...
was just wondering if anyone is fishing out of Lyons Sleepers. Was up to LOW the second week of Dec. and did fair. Am looking to be coming up again in March, should the bite be just as good as now, better, or worse?
Thanks for any info.
had great luck off hudecs last year on mar 23 exited about coming up this year on mar 14.
Name: Ryan Highberg
Hey fishing master. If red lake is old news how come you still hear about the 80 fish a day bite and the very likely overf 14 inch crappie. The lake is anything but fished out. You must be one of the ones who doesnt want to get up and move to find the fish like most. If you want fish you have to go to them, they dont come to you. Lake of the Woods is a tremendous fishery but as of now, i bet 60 or more of those 100 walleye and sauger were between 5 to 10 inches. when that year class grows up, then its time for lake of the woods and to steady off of red. You cant fish a lake that size out of crappie when the natives dont net them or keep them. As I've said before, you can only fish such a small part of red and if the crappies are there, they're every where else as well. Low must be filled too. So, instead of being ignorant, try what the locals tell you and if that doesnt work, get up and move!
Basswacker: I think I saw you out on the ice Saturday night. I thought you were trolling!! I moved several times also but did not catch anything. Harry
Name: Rocky River Outdoors, Inc.
Check out the STRIKE JACKET EFL Crankbait Cover - guaranteed to turn your wood or plastic crankbait into a LIFELIKE lure that consistently brings second and third strikes - and those trophy fish!
only tournament i know of is the one at springsteel on saturday.does anyone know how far it is roped off?how close to buffalo pnt can u go,are the holes close enough to fish two poles or should i bring a tip up.anyone know where to get shiners?supposably noone has them but longpnt had them by the dozen a couple weeks ago.any advice for the tournament would be appreciated.
Mandy I have tried to email and never goes through? Ski that was Pete, super guy, and knows the lake like the back of his hand. Still fishing out of Hillmems,as that is where the house is. A word of advice do not attemt to cut accross from 1 plowed road to the other, I have seen numerous 4 wheel drives make it 3/4 of the way and then there done. The only way out of the drift is back the way you came with a tow, there is water under those plowed drifts and you are asking for trouble if you attemp it cross them. Just watched 2 guys plow in and gave them a ride to westwind for help. Not a good thing, makes for a rough day. Use common sense. The lake is a winter wonderland with the blowing snow. Looks like I might get a plow will know this weekend, Well back to fishing report I can tell you where they wern't biting last night.My shack not good ,small house pretty good not 75 yards from me,it seems that if you set up on the outside of groups you have better luck, if your not catching fish move. They could be 20 yards away it doesn't make any sense, if you want crappies you have to find them no way around it, soft bottom seems way better then hard bottom. If you plan on staying on 1 spot its pure luck. You have to look for the fish by fishing for them or having your buddys find them then take there spot when they leave. I tell all my guys to drill extra holes befor dark then check them with vex and minnow, if there there they come from the bottom. We did well last year on the cribbs. again first night none ,second night all fish were released to many to count and all released ,we were with a friend that does not keep fish if he wants fish he said he goes to the store. Seems we were rewarded that night as it was unreal. Gotta go will be checking on Brian and his dad Paul. COOKIE
to all fellow fishermen , if you go to discovery.com they are taking votes for a icefishing car on monster garage the poll ends on the 24th and it is behind but gaining lets get that icefishing car built COOKIE
when is that eel pout tourney at low and where is it located? id there any other tourneys comin up? any info would be appreciated thanx!
Fished out of springsteel on sat and sun. did well both days but had better luck on sun. fished about 500 yds off buffalo pt. hammered them in the mornin catchin well over 70 fish but mostly 10 inchers. we caught 7 nice 2 lb eyes and 5 1 1/2 lbers. got into the perch at about 10 and filled the bucket full with a nice bonus of one 2 lbs! it was spotty for everyone i talked to here and there but you just gotta find um. we didnt use any vexilar or anything just guessed. my buddy caught a 16 lb snake to that made it interesting. if u go out of springsteel sind shiners before u come and make sure to bring your tip-ups also. keep um tight!
anyone fishing at springsteel on sat?well i got my ticket.been doin good elswhere mainly in spots off rocky point off babbler road. but havent fished springsteel since early dec.has anyone ever fished that derby before?do they drill the holes close enough so you can fish 2 poles,or should i bring a tip-up.any advice for fishing hat tournament?GOOD LUCK to anyone gettinto the tournament or fishing on Lake of the Woods this weekend!
Tastes like chicken. LOL :o)
Hey Mrfisherman I went out of hudecs 5&1/2 miles we got 4 and the next day we went out of westwind and went 4&1/2miles out and got skunked .You said go between rogers an benzo about how far out do you go. My wife and i might go back up in 2 or 3 weeks ta try again. Also cookie have you heard any thing new I drilled so many holes this last weekend the fish wont die cause I aerated the lake for them. I did end up off of hillmans road about 4 or so miles out .Talk to me !!
looking for crappies in carsons bay
Honored President's Day by spending it north of Gull Rock over 34' of water. Most fun I've had with my vexilar in a long time! Saw lots of fish, and had some come screaming up from the bottom to hit my bait on the way down--one jumbo perch came up to hit it 10' up! Caught limit of 18"-20" eyes, a few sauger, some perch and 10 pound eelpout on 4 lb. test crappie rig--fun. It and the bigger walleyes were up 6 to 10 feet.
was up last weekend and was going to try the cribs. Nobody seemed to be fishing them. are they any good during the winter? Does the bite usually improve in march?
Have been up there the past four years and have had good luck every time. Going up again March 7-9. Have fished everywhere on Upper Red and the best luck seems to be between Rogers and Benzomatic. Go towards shore from the big groups quite a way, probably about 300-400 yards. You should be in about 13-14 feet. Use the biggest crappie minnows you can find on any glow jig and use heavy gear. A medium rod with 6-8 pound test works the best to get them up the hole fast. Fish should bite steady from 5:30 until about 7:30. Good Luck
Jerry 1, I found where Nottage is. The DNR survey report has no Crappies in it. If you say they are there, they must be. How do you access the lake? It shows no public access.
I have been trying to get in touch with the people at Hickory Lodge Resort to make reservations for next summer but I have not received an answer. Does anyone know how to reach them during the winter? Thanks to whomever can help!!
Where is Nottage Lake. I'll meet ya there.
Back to the Archive of Fishing Reports
Minnesota FishingMinnesota Fishing- Home
North Dakota Fishing
Minnesota Fishing ReportsThe Fishing Forum
Minnesota Fishing Reports
Rainy River Fishing
Lake of the Woods Fishing
Leech Lake Fishing
Upper Red Lake
Detroit Lakes Fishing
Whitefish Chain Fishing
Red River Fishing
Gunflint Trail Fishing Report
Small Minnesota Lakes
Mille Lacs Fishing
Red Lake River
Minnesota Fishing ResortsMinnesota Resorts
Minnesota Fishing Resorts