Archive of Fishing reports

February2010

Snow conditions on the lake constantly getting worse.

Posted: February 12, 2010

With snow conditions on the lake constantly getting worse it’s tough to gauge how the fishing really is. Those using snowmobiles or going through the work of getting to their favorite fishing spots are doing fairly well, but access is tough. Woodland, the Casino, and Ackerman’s have been plowing trails in their areas. But on days the fishing’s tough in those areas the ability to look for more active fish is limited.

Areas where anglers are reporting some decent walleye fishing include Lake Irvin, the Golden Highway, Doc Hagens, Rocky/Military Points, the Casino area, storm sewer area, Foughty’s Point, the sunken Black Tiger road, and East Devils Lake. In these areas try sonars or chubby darters, or buckshots, kastmasters, nils, raps, and forage minnows tipped with a minnow head in water depths from 12 feet to 25 feet.

Perch fishing remains especially tough. The areas producing some fish are the mouth of Creel near Military Point, the Casino area, and East Devils Lake. Hali’s, small raps, genz worms, fat boys, and hanger rigs tipped with wax worms, minnow heads, or minnows all work at times.

Pike fishing remains good in the north end of Six Mile, Sweetwater/Morrison area, Lake Irving, and Pelican Lake. Smelt or herring with tip-ups works well. Good Luck & Good Fishing!!!

Courtesy of Ed’s Bait Shop

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Walleye anglers continue to do well on sunken roads and rocky points.

Posted: February 5, 2010

Fishing this past week has been somewhat spotty. Walleye anglers continue to do well on sunken roads and rocky points but the bite is largely in the early morning and evening hours. Some of the better spots for walleyes have been the Flats, the Doc Hagens area, Ft. Totten/Cactus Point, Knudson’s Bay, the Casino and Concrete Bay area, Mission Bay, the Stromme/Storm Sewer area, the sunken road in Black Tiger Bay, and East Devils Lake. In these areas anglers are fishing from 6-25 feet of water using buckshots, jigging raps, kastmasters, and nils tipped with minnow heads.

Perch fishing continues to really be hit and miss with some fish being caught at the mouth of Creel Bay, the north end of Creel Bay, the Casino area, Black Tiger, and Jerusalem Bay. Hali’s, genz worms, kastmasters, and hanger rigs tipped with wax worms or minnow heads have been working the best. Pike fishing remains good in the north end of Six Mile, Sweetwater/Morrison area, and Pelican Lake. Smelt or herring with tip-ups works well. Good Luck & Good Fishing!!!

Courtesy of Ed’s Bait Shop

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Walleye fishing continues to be the best bite on the lake.

Posted: February 2, 2010

The last snow storm a week ago has made travel a little tricky but the good news is that trails have been plowed. Most areas of the lake have plowed trails and getting off the trails isnt that bad.

Walleye fishing continues to be the best bite on the lake. It has been very common this year to bring in limits of walleye averaging 14-22 inches on a daily basis. Sunken roads and flooded points filled with timber have been the key to finding fish. Buckshot rattle spoons, jigging shad raps and forage minnows tipped with minnow heads have all been working. The best depths have been 6-22 ft of water.

Perch fishing continues to be a rollercoaster ride. One day we really crush them and the next day we go back with high hopes and only catch a few. Some of the best perch fishing we have had has come in 25 ft of water and less. And shallow water perch are a lot more aggressive but move along a shoreline very fast making it very hard to stay on top of them. One minute you will have 3 ft of fish underneath you and catch 5-10 real quick and then they vanish and its back to drilling holes and looking again. Thats where mobility is the key to staying on perch. Small buckshot rattle spoons, forage minnows, jigging raps and of course Genz worms have all been working good tipped with waxworms and at times minnow heads.

We have spent some time this past week fishing for pike. And of course the pike fishing is as always, excellent. 3-8 pd pike are the average but we have had a few pike big pike. last week we had a 12 and 16 pd pike caught. Tip ups with frozen herring have been working but jigging with spoons tipped with full minnows have been working the best.

We do still have some openings left and we hope to hear from you. Some of the best fishing of the season is still ahead of us.

Courtesy of Jeff Dosch, Dosch’s Guide Service

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