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LPCrowRiverFisherman

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About LPCrowRiverFisherman

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  • Birthday 01/09/1992

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    Lester Prairie, MN
  1. To glow or not to glow......

    I feel you don't fish in the dark enough. Many times over the glow jigs have outproduced non-glow. Even a faded glow produces less than a fresh charge to the glow. Escpecially for crappies, walleye and catfish. Oh wait, that's pretty much all the fish that bite in the dark. I guess I like glow jigs.
  2. Braided Line - Not sure if I'm loving it

    This time of year the carp are less spread out and more schooled up. I don't have much experience fishing them in lakes other than spring time, but in the rivers they actually put the feedbag on until water temps drop below 50-55. I actually can count on catching multiple carp in a day on plastics while fishing for Walleye in the river I fish when water temps are right. Actually fishing for them can be lights out if you find a school. I use 40lb braid while fishing for them so braid isn't the issue. I noticed from other post you are in Litchfield, i'd suggest trying the Crow and finding deeper holes. Stop with the corn and stick a crawler on your hook. Size 2-4 hook, a leader, barrel swivel, and preferably a sliding egg sinker. Good luck.
  3. Catch and Release Lakes?

    I would call it a sportfish for the challenge. Anybody can through topwaters and crankbaits any day and catch "sportfish". Don't get me wrong, I love fishing pike but I change it up now and then for the challenge.
  4. Catch and Release Lakes?

    What would be your take on having a couple lakes in the state being catch and release only? I fished one from shore in the UP of Michigan yesterday and it was down right amazing. It is what I would imagine walleye fishing in Canada is like. Quote:Learned of a lake in the UP that was catch and release only due to mercury levels. We could use a lake or two like this in Minnesota minus the mercury. Naturally reproduced populations with walleye and pike everywhere. Not to much size today, up to 20" for eyes but its a tough time of year for shore fishing big eyes. Thats right shore fishing and catching bunches of walleyes on a lake in the beginning of September. When I say the fish are everywhere I really mean they are. All I can say is amazing.
  5. Deer Lake

    Learned of a lake in the UP that was catch and release only due to mercury levels. We could use a lake or two like this in Minnesota minus the mercury. Naturally reproduced populations with walleye and pike everywhere. Not to much size today, up to 20" for eyes but its a tough time of year for shore fishing big eyes. Thats right shore fishing and catching bunches of walleyes on a lake in the beginning of September. When I say the fish are everywhere I really mean they are. All I can say is amazing.
  6. Ouch!!!

    Happened to me in the end of May, a Pike put a treble from an X-Rap through my palm next to where the thumb connects. The pike was hanging from my hand and the hook wouldn't come out of the mouth so I had to cut the hook connected to the pike first to release it. Pushed the barb back through the first time and the hook wasn't long enough to get the barb through and clip it, so I had to push it back in and then back out to where I could snip the barb off. This was the first fish of the morning, in a sit on top kayak nonetheless. I wasn't letting this ruin my day so I wrapped it up in electrical tape and fished the rest of the day. Electrical tape is all you need for a fishing first aid kit.
  7. Fenwick Eagle GT vs. Fenwick HMG

    That's the issue, going to the store. That would make my decision real easy, but I am 2.5-3 hours away from anywhere that would for sure have the HMGs in stock. I'm in the middle of nowhere at the moment waiting to return to the homeland (MN). Hopefully before November.
  8. Fenwick Eagle GT vs. Fenwick HMG

    The reason I had to ask is because the MH Eagle GT Casting rods actually seem stiffer than the MH HMG Casting rods. I really love my HMG casting rod. I was hoping to hear that the HMG was a little stiffer in the spinning series. I know the quality of the HMG is better. I will wait for a few more responses before I pull the trigger.
  9. Fenwick Eagle GT vs. Fenwick HMG

    I am looking to get another spinning rod for casting light jigs for walleye. I have a 6'6" ML Eagle GT and I like it for this application but it is a little light when hooking up with larger walleye and accidental carp. I was wondering if the 6'9" ML HMG had a slightly stiffer tip?
  10. Any early bite reports on suckers, carp, or drum?

    Got two white suckers and two carp today on a tributary of the South Fork Crow River. Fight was good, but the bite was LIGHT!!!
  11. Bowfin

    Chances of catching them in the winter are next to none. Most of the time they are just roaming aimlessly. They are a warm water fish that only seem to become active once the spring panfish spawn starts. They seem to be most aggressive when the water gets to its high temp in the summer. I have never actually heard of anyone catching one in the winter. Shallow would be the way to go, 6 foot and less, and probably with dead bait under a tip up.
  12. Uninterested Pike?

    Stick some dead bait on the bottom, and I mean on the bottom. Smelt will do, but my favorite is large creek chubs caught during the summer and froze til they are to be used in the winter. Quick strike rig would probably be best.
  13. Ice fishing for carp

    Look for current and you will find them in higher numbers. I have caught a few at the end of a channel with current. Also when spearing a small river the carp seem to stay in the main channel current, so to make your chances better look for areas with current and safe ice. Go as small as you can with your jigs and euro larvae would probably be best, but wax worms will work too. Don't get your hopes to high, most are just cruisers in the winter and won't even stop to look.
  14. pike stratagies for fall

    Flat Rap. Size 10
  15. Don't have a boat?

    Awesome, all there is to say.