Walleye

Learn Something New Every Day

Posted by MNAngler On August - 9 - 2009ADD COMMENTS
Learn Something New Every Day

Date: 8/8/2009 Time: 2-5pm Body of water: Bald Eagle Lake Location: White Bear Lake, MN Weather Conditions: rain in the morning, afternoon sun, rain again after 4pm I ran into Mark on the way out to look at the Hobie Mirage Pro Angler (I REALLY want one of those now). He said he tried to call me at about 9:30am to go fishing, but I never received his call. It turned out to be a good thing because it started pouring rain shortly thereafter. But he was interested in going out that afternoon. He... (more...)

“Fish of a Lifetime”

Posted by MNAngler On August - 4 - 20093 COMMENTS
“Fish of a Lifetime”

Now that I’ve written about my fishing stories of my week up in Northern Minnesota, I wanted to tell you about a fish tale from my friend and colleague, Harley. Harley has also been going to the Gunflint Trail area once or twice a year for over 20 years. Someday when we’re up there at the same time, we plan to exchange fishing holes, but it hasn’t worked out yet. He happened to be up the same week I was last month, but our previous commitments prevented us from hooking up. He... (more...)

Going After the School

Posted by MNAngler On July - 27 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

Date: 7/18/2009 Time: 4:30-6:00pm Body of water: Poplar Lake Location: Gunflint Trail Weather Conditions: Overcast with some sun, Westerly breeze Water temp: 61 degrees After the scouting we did earlier, a bunch of us decided to try to catch the fish we saw on the fish finder. We went back to the Southern shore and again, we saw lots of fish. Ken was trolling with a deep diving Rapala that got to 15-20 ft. My brother-in-law, George, dropped a jighead with a plastic grub to about 20 ft. My daughter... (more...)

Scouting

Posted by MNAngler On July - 27 - 20091 COMMENT

Date: 7/18/2009 Time: 11:30am-12:00pm Body of water: Poplar Lake Location: Gunflint Trail Weather Conditions: overcast, choppy, Westerly breeze Water temp: 61 degrees Ken and I spent the morning getting the pontoon into the water and decided to take it for a spin. We grabbed a bunch of people for a joyride and headed to the other side of the lake. As we traveled the channel between Kloek Island and Young’s Island, I suggested we check out the Southern shore. The reason was that there’s... (more...)

Wild Game Feast

Posted by MNAngler On July - 13 - 20096 COMMENTS
Wild Game Feast

While this isn’t related to fishing, walleye was a VERY integral part of the festivities, so I thought you might like to see… Our neighborhood held our first ever wild game feast. Everybody brought wild game to share and we had plenty of food, so it was definitely a feast. Hopefully, this will become an annual event. Boiling oil Buffalo Breaded pheasant Beer battered pheasant Moose meatballs Venison Italian and Polish sausage Hossenfeffer in red wine and onion sauce over rice Wild... (more...)

The Play

Posted by MNAngler On July - 10 - 20094 COMMENTS
The Play

Species: Walleye Size: 24″ Lure used: white pearl super fluke Date: 7/23/2008 Time: Evening Body of water: Poplar Lake Location: Gunflint Trail Weather Conditions: [don't remember] How I caught my largest walleye to date is kind of a funny story that I thought you might enjoy. Ken and I were fishing walleye alley trolling with Lazy Ikes. It was pretty quiet until Ken landed a 12″ walleye on his pole. The lure, because of its treble hooks, got all tangled up in the net. While he... (more...)

Walleye Frenzy

Posted by MNAngler On June - 14 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

Species: Walleye Size: 12″ Lure used: leech on lindey rig Species: Largemouth Bass Size: 12″ Lure used: white pearl super fluke Species: Largemouth Bass Size: 12″ Lure used: white pearl super fluke Date: 6/14/2009 Time: 7:30-11:30am Body of water: Bald Eagle Lake Location: White Bear Lake, MN Weather Conditions: sunny Mark, Rob, and I decided to go to Bald Eagle Lake this morning in the Norther suburbs of St. Paul, MN. We had determined yesterday that we would meet up at 7am. ... (more...)

New Fishing Buddy

Posted by MNAngler On June - 12 - 20091 COMMENT

Mark is a neighbor of mine that lives two houses down from me. We are the second house off the corner, so he’s actually across a street. That extra psychological barrier usually prevents either from us from seeing each other or talking much. But his son plays with my next door neighbor’s son a lot and their family is always invited to our neighborhood gatherings that we have every few months. Usually only Marks’ wife and son show up because Mark is off fishing. My impression... (more...)


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