Walleye Fishing is starting to heat up on certain parts of the lake. We have had one guide working the Van Hook area with some real good success with limits coming in. The target depth has been in the 12 to 18 foot range. Bottom bouncer rigs with crawlers have been the ticket for us.
We have also been catching a few fish around the Douglas Bay area but it's not as consistent as out...Read more
I have started to hear about it picking up around Van Hook and Parshall bay. Anyone have any recommendations on where to go around that area? (Parshall Bay) How deep to fish been hearing 8-14 ft of water? Heading out this weekend.Read more
pitched an orange jig tipped with minnow around a sunken island, was pretty dead until an hour before dark than i knocked out my limit and missed some other fish, bite was very similar to the east end ice fishing bite.Read more
Made it out finally after a long spring, got to try out the new boat and was able to take a father/daughter duo out fishing. Competition was high as they had a $5 bet on biggest fish! We ended up keeping 13 eyes, fish came from 6-20 feet. Each spot we went had fish at different...Read more
Went to Hunts Along on Friday and did not fair well. Tried catching some sauger but they would not take in 40-55' of water just off the break. Used jig and minnow and nothing. Went back into the bays as far as I could go and found 45 degree water and all I was able to catch was a 12-15lb pike in 8ft of water. Had some followers as well but no takers. Tuff day of fishing but still had a great...Read more
Went out on a sunken island on the east end. Got lots of opertunities but for some reason my hook set is way out of whack missed seven yes seven fish managed two to stay on all the way up to the hole. 1 18" 1 20"
red jigging rapala with minnow head, whole minnow did seam to matter. The rest of my rods sat without a bite.Read more
Fished around the island at Beulah Bay, caught pike in both 10 fow and 24 fow. Minnows and herring were the ticket on tipups. Bite shut down around 6:00 or so. Caught one 6.5lb fish and a 10lb fish. Had another one that was up to the hole but but off the line. I bet that one was about a 7lb fish.Read more
Fished the east end of sakakawea. Saw a handful of really nice perch on the camera but was using bigger baits trying to target walleye. In hindsight it would have been smarter to go after the perch. Fished 32' of water and ended up catching a couple and missing a couple. The bites we did have were within 20 minutes of each other right before dark. The ones we caught were around 15-16 inches....Read more
Fished yesterday West of beulah bay. Ended up getting my 5 from 15"-17". 24' of water. Caught about 20 fish total, a lot in the 14" range. Marked continuous smelt schools out in the 30'-35'. Moved in shallower on the point to get away from them and that's where I found fish that would bits. Caught all fish from 4:30-7:00. Read more
It would be a nice day if not for 25 mph wind. Moved from shallow to deeper water along south side of Redo Island. 1 Small perch, 1 4 lb Slough Shark, Snot Rocket, ok Northern Pike... and one smelt (yeah via hook and line) Pike was full of smelt and the smelt wouldn't leave our lines alone. Used minnows, and gulp. Can't wait for Ice out and go smelting.Read more