Jump to content
FryDog62

Minnesota Fishing Reports - 2018

Recommended Posts

11 hours ago, MN Fisher said:

We're starting to see some melting around the shoreline, but I'm still seeing people on the ice. It's still going to be a bit before we have open water on even the smaller lakes/bays of 'Tonka even with the 60s and 70s predicted for the next week.

What’s the latest prediction for “ice out” date?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
41 minutes ago, FryDog62 said:

What’s the latest prediction for “ice out” date?

No predictions yet, but Lake Pepin on the Mississippi has been declared ice-free - first lake in MN to clear.

 

I'm thinking it's going to be at least a couple weeks for the main lake, week to week-and-a-half for the smaller bays/lakes.

 

Once Emerald is clear, I'm taking the canoe out, I don't care about the big bays.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Man, that sucks.  I was hoping to get out there to panfish in a week.  Thanks for the update.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Jmhalvo said:

is FG knot best for leaders?

FG knot is good! There's a lot of good leader knots out there. Blood, FG, and the RP (royal polaris) are popular. Try em and see which ones you like the best. I'm a RP knot kinda guy personally. 

 

 

Oh another note.. she's home! 

 

31213720_10111833485796540_6244255889964

 

Let the rigging begin. 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, punch said:

FG knot is good! There's a lot of good leader knots out there. Blood, FG, and the RP (royal polaris) are popular. Try em and see which ones you like the best. I'm a RP knot kinda guy personally. 

 

 

Oh another note.. she's home! 

 

31213720_10111833485796540_6244255889964

 

Let the rigging begin. 

Beautiful boat! How do you even sleep- very exciting 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome looking boat Punch!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, punch said:

FG knot is good! There's a lot of good leader knots out there. Blood, FG, and the RP (royal polaris) are popular. Try em and see which ones you like the best. I'm a RP knot kinda guy personally. 

 

 

Oh another note.. she's home! 

 

31213720_10111833485796540_6244255889964

 

Let the rigging begin. 

Sweet Rig ~

:smiley:

A-Jay

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a 2002 sx190 with a 150 vmax. It's in fantastic condition and was under 12k. It's my first fiberglass bass boat. Been a long time coming! 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

*boats sold*

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I snuck out for an hour today over lunch and ran the skeet, she's fast! I rigged a HDS12 and HDS7 gen 3's and everything worked, although I need to adjust the transducer angle a little bit. I'm surprised at how quick and smooth the hole shot is. 

 

27984543628_0dec73a24e_b.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, punch said:

I snuck out for an hour today over lunch and ran the skeet, she's fast! I rigged a HDS12 and HDS7 gen 3's and everything worked, although I need to adjust the transducer angle a little bit. I'm surprised at how quick and smooth the hole shot is. 

 

27984543628_0dec73a24e_b.jpg

Sweet - Time now to get the carpeting coated with a little fish slime! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/26/2018 at 9:44 AM, FryDog62 said:

South Dakota does too... just make it all C&R in Minn

Right...we would have had this week, but I’m sure not that many other folks would be out. It’s all about the walleye as we know. But that also means we are a small group who’s concerns are not widely held. In other words: ignored. No one cares but us few bass guys, so.....doubt we will see a change. 

 

Please tell me if I’m wrong

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hows it goin! I'll be coming up to Minnesota from Maryland this summer for an internship. I'm going to be situated in Winona, and was just wondering what the fishing is generally  like on the Mississippi and little lakes. I'm mostly a bass fisherman but after reading through this forum a bit I see that a lot of the focus is on Walleye? Is the bass fishing still reasonable? Any general things I should know about Minnesota's fishing?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, Willbroberg said:

Hows it goin! I'll be coming up to Minnesota from Maryland this summer for an internship. I'm going to be situated in Winona, and was just wondering what the fishing is generally  like on the Mississippi and little lakes. I'm mostly a bass fisherman but after reading through this forum a bit I see that a lot of the focus is on Walleye? Is the bass fishing still reasonable? Any general things I should know about Minnesota's fishing?

MN bass fishing is awesome but It’s a big state- Winona’s totally diff than Central MN which is totally diff than Northern MN. But because everyone ELSE is after walleye......

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well it looks like we have ice out pretty much everywhere in the metro on up towards St Cloud and towards Mille Lacs.  Tonka tied a record that had been held for 171 years!  Now the question is how many of these bigger lakes up north will be ice free by opener?  I'm gonna say that the bigger ones still have ice by Saturday but go ice free a few days after that.

 

I got my boat out yesterday for the first time this season just to make sure everything was running properly.  I didn't find any issues and equipment was operating as normal.  Water temp was 50.5 degrees.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Willbroberg said:

Hows it goin! I'll be coming up to Minnesota from Maryland this summer for an internship. I'm going to be situated in Winona, and was just wondering what the fishing is generally  like on the Mississippi and little lakes. I'm mostly a bass fisherman but after reading through this forum a bit I see that a lot of the focus is on Walleye? Is the bass fishing still reasonable? Any general things I should know about Minnesota's fishing?

The bass fishing is great. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, Willbroberg said:

Hows it goin! I'll be coming up to Minnesota from Maryland this summer for an internship. I'm going to be situated in Winona, and was just wondering what the fishing is generally  like on the Mississippi and little lakes. I'm mostly a bass fisherman but after reading through this forum a bit I see that a lot of the focus is on Walleye? Is the bass fishing still reasonable? Any general things I should know about Minnesota's fishing?

I went to college in Winona. Your best bet is going to be the river. Pool 7 (La Crosse area) is considered by some, to be one of the better bass fisheries in the country. Winona is on pool 6, which isn't too bad. If youre fishing from shore, there is access to some of the backwaters by the airport and Prairie Island Rd.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Where is everyone fishing for opener?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Word is Mille Lacs is looking open'ish. Should be good by the weekend. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had the boat out on Tonka this past weekend to knock the dust off of it.  Water temps in Grays and Wayzata were about 50-51, down in the lower lake it was down to 48-49.  Will probably duck off to a smaller body for the opener, probably out in Carver.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wife’s birthday Saturday, Mother’s Day on Sunday... do I dare sneak out??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, FryDog62 said:

Wife’s birthday Saturday, Mother’s Day on Sunday... do I dare sneak out??

i'm going out sunday evening for sure 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is still a significant ice flow on the west side of Mille lacs. Don't end up like the titanic fellas

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing forum

    fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing reels

    fishing poles

    fishing reels

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×