Thanks Garrett! Much appreciated. I agree that getting kids excited about fishing is a good thing. In fact, I founded a non-profit organization a few years ago for ...more just that purpose. Unfortunately, due to lack of time and money it's been put on the back for now. I hope to get something going with it again down the road. Thanks again.
Bob- a couple years ago I was on McKenzie over Memorial day. On the south side of the lake there is a small stream. There were literally thousands of bluegills that ...more piled in right at the mouth of it. A buddy and I caught a limit of nice sized gills in about an hour. It took all of about 10 seconds before the bobber went down- tipped with crawler chunks. Get right in there tight and you should be able to see them all lined up. I normally wouldnt give an exact spot away, but getting kids involved in fishing is more important these days than ever, so good luck!
Anyone been on Yellow lately, that can give an update on the ice depth? I am heading up this weekend for one more try at Mr. Walter, and would like to know if I ...more should plan on walking or driving. Thanks.
As a group we couldnt lock down a presentation. Everything yielded similar results but hey thats fishing. The last day i caught a few nice keepers with a UV Glow ...more Rip n Rap, so I agree with you advising not to always downsize when fish get finicky. Sometimes that bigger size and sounds will piss them off enough to bite.
I can Help! Was just there (own a cabin there and am up every other week). Was slow this weekend too, but we figured it out and did very well. VMC tingle spoon, ...more med size, aggressive! Pull it away from them hard and keep it a foot above them. about the third time they will crush it. Don't down size and try to finesse them, they will look but wont bite. You gotta make them angry when they're like this. Good luck...
Has anybody had success with a night bite on Yellow? I have fished this lake several times, but never at night. I am thinking about targeting late night marble-eyes ...more through the ice. Any info. is appreciated! Tight Lines.
Technically it was a tullibee/ cisco... basically a large shiner minnow. They are okay to eat but I have been throwing them back since then, as they are a main food ...more source for predator fish like walleye and musky.
I get what you guys are saying, but a picture of a handful of crappies and a couple walleyes isn't causing anyone to drop anything and fish the great Yellow ...more Lake. This post was more to show that this is a unique lake in the fact that I caught so many different species out of just one 8" hole in the ice. When I was up for the opener the water was too high to get under the bridge onto little Yellow... is it ever low enough to get under that bridge or do you just need a smaller boat?
I agree Zander I have had a place on yellow for 18 years and 10 yrs. ago it was pretty easy to get your limit of walleyes which was 5 now it's 3 and pretty tough ...more to get that. Your spot on for how much pressure this lake is getting.
not to be the bad guy but yellow has been getting pressured more now than I've ever seen in 14 years. this only makes it worse. just try to limit what's ...more posted please and thank you. nice work by the way
anybody have any hot spots for crappies/ walleyes on this lake? This is my first hardwater season in Minnesota, and i hear these metro lakes are full of fish, but ...more arent fished often. i am thinking one of the 30' holes could be the ticket...?
Most of the fish I've caught there have been small. Only good fish that I've caught of any size has been a 24 inch musky. Crappies, perch, and the occasional ...more eye that I've caught on the boat in the summer have been little.
If you want better fish, try calhoun. For me, it's better quality and numbers.
Any of the break lines will hold fish. You will have to sort through lot's of little ones, but the big fish are in there. I have been doing alright in about ...more 13 fow not far from shore. There is a hole in front of the beach that produces fish, but they have the Pond Hockey Championships this weekend so that spot will be off limits. There is a healthy population of Tiger Musky in there so bring your tip-ups. The bite has slowed down, but we are still marking fish. Minnow head was the bait of choice recently.