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Possible Record Muskie Caught In Minnesota

Wow !!!! Here is the link to the Lake Millacs 57×28 in potential Mn state record Muskie.

Caught recently Nov 2015

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Last Update December 15,  2015

My very favorite  fishing subject. Summer  weed line fishing for panfish. You can successfully have very good to excellent consistent fishing throughout the summer. I do not see many (if any) fishermen using this technique. Which is all the better!!!!!

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(Left , A deadly deadly method that works all season long. In the middle The Gulp Alive One Inch minnow, On the right a green 1/32 ounce jig.  On the left gulp alive spray. I do not receive compensation for the Gulp product . I am just a reviewer of the product.)

 

 

 

The weed line typically in the summer grows to about 10-12 feet in depth around most lakes in the summer. This renders most of the shallows unfishable, chocked with weeds.  Also what the summer weed growth does is push a big concentration of fish (both predator and baitfish)  to the edge of that weed line.

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If you want to be one of the best fisherman on the lake. You must learn to fish the weed line. Most people do not know how. Whether you are fishing panfish , walleye, bass, or northern. It is truly amazing. Lets take walleyes. The main sought after fish here in Minnesota.

P1000894 (Medium) Pictured left Great Weed Jigs (top the Northland Weed Weasel , bottom standard 1/8 oz jig)

Most walleye fisherman are fishing deep water structure. This means sunken islands , rock piles, and bars. This time of year Mid June the weed lines are grown out to ten to 12 feet of depth. May lakes some of my favorite are choked with milfoil which means 80 percent of the lakes depths of under 12 feet are completely choked to the surface with weeds. Makes it hard  to fish.

 

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Last Updated June 7, 2013

 

The word from across the state is the ice is now out. The ice just went out a few days ago in the northern third of Minnesota. With the temperatures getting near normal (70’s for highs).

There have been excellent walleye fishing reports coming in from Millacs Lake, Leech Lake, and other lakes. The crappies have started their first move into the shallows and have biting.  

The St. Croix river has had some good reports coming in. I was out on the St Croix this weekend and did catch two walleyes. Trolling crankbaits in about 15 feet of water.  

Lake Minnetonka has good reports of crappie fishing in Seton bay. Shallow water in 10 feet or lees.

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Minnesota Opener Fishing Report

How To catch walleye

Today May 11, 2013 is the walleye and northern opener of the Minnesota fishing opener. A Christmas like atmosphere of celebration accompanies this event in Minnesota each year. A lot of hoopla.  The Minnesota governor always participates and the TV cameras reported the governor caught a walleye or two.

Today we were cold fronted high winds of 30-40 MPH have made conditions dangerous here in central and southern Minnesota. Lake Pepin was reported with 4 foot high waves and few if any fisherman.

While the northern half of the state is mostly ice covered. Some fisherman still got out and fished the edge of lakes where incoming streams open the water.  

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4844755_s (Medium)For the many of you that come up to Minnesota for the fishing opener next weekend you would be advised to call the area you are going for conditions. It has been one of the coldest  April and early May that I can remember. There is ice on most of the lakes from about Millacs lake North.

Fisherman are still ice fishing on Millacs  Lake as of today May 5. Big Sandy lake still reports 20 inches of ice. A few days ago central Minnesota where I live received 6 to 8 inches of snow. There was still 3 inches of snow on the ground yesterday although today it has almost all melted.

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Things are looking good  as far as the weather goes here in central Minnesota. Finally the weather seems to be breaking to spring from winter. Just last week we had an 8 inch snow fall and temperatures as low as the mid teens Fahrenheit . It has been a very cold spring.

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In Minnesota we are a good 3 weeks late. Today April 29 with the temperature roaring to a high of the low 70’s the ice should be starting to go out of some of the small to medium size lakes. I can report that around my area the small ponds just lost their ice a couple days ago.  Yes and  a few fisherman have been spotted fishing from shore! Reports have been as expected slow.

With the ice just off the small ponds the water temperatures are still in the 30’s. It will take just a few days of weather like this and the panfish bite should be on! Happy days will be here again. Fishing season! Seriously it is a great time of year after a long cold winter to see those lakes open up free of ice and get out in the boat or fish from shore.

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Ice Out Crappie Tips

Lasted Updated April 24,2013

Here in Minnesota I am looking out my window as I write this article. It is April 7 and there is still snow on the ground and the forecast includes more light snow. It is a late spring but within the next  2-3 weeks the ice will be going out. That means one thing for the early fisherman and that is crappies and sunfish in shallow water.


 As the ice receeds crappie and sunfish will move into the open water bays and channels even before ice out on warm days.  If possible key your fishing on days with stable warm weather. These conditions will likely make the movement of fish into the shallows to feed. This is not a spawning movement. Even before the ice is totally out it is still possible to have good fishing. 

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Yearly Boat and Motor Maintenance

Things you should do every year to maintain your boat and motor. For your motor last fall before you put the boat and motor away in storage be sure and stabilize the gas.

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How to catch Walleye

Here is a great fishing destination for anglers. It is the Red Wing (Minnesota dam) near the town of Red Wing Minnesota. The time of year to fish would be March and April. As I look out my window here in Minnesota (March 9 Saturday)  I am seeing snow banks in the road in depths of 3 to 5 feet . The temperature yesterday morning was single digits Fahrenhiet.  Hey I thought it was suppose to warm up in March!  It really won’t be too long.


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