Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
PDXFisher

Rainy Lake Muskies?

7 posts in this topic

I'll be staying in Gemmell for a couple weeks starting the 28th. I plan on hitting URL for some Pike at least, but also want to chase Muskies. I had planned on mostly hitting my favorite spots around Bemidji and Cass, but I just noticed I won't be all that far from Rainy Lake. Is there a good Muskie population there? I'll be bringing my passport so border crossings aren't an issue.

Is the catching better up there, or Bemidji area? I've got the '09 LoTW/Rainy Lakemaster chip as I had planned on hitting Morson/Sabaskong for a few days after the 4th. I just have to figure out where to fish the week before. Is it tough fishing for a Shield Lake newbie? Where on Rainy would I start? This will be my first trip North of Bemidji.

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Probably better fishing in the Rainy River for Muskie. One decent area is where the Bigfork dumps in around Pelland. There's a landing right there, good fishing withing site of the Landing. Boated a 45 inch two years ago while fishing a bass tournament.

Good Luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Red Gut Bay is the area to hit on Rainy itself if you decide to give it a try.

Aaron

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I'm going to hit Nestor Falls for a week and call it good wink

Thanks, Aaron!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Huh, I didn't know there were muskies in Rainy. I guess it makes sense. I've just never heard about 'em

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They're pretty isolated, but they are in there. Gonna try to find one tonight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We went to Red Gut Bay last August (early). Mainly fished for walleye and big crappie, and caught lots of both... really lots smile They otld us that most of the muskie follows were skis chasing in small walleyes that were being caught.

So on the last day, and actually when we only had about 30 minutes left of the trip, my bro throws out a walleye pattern bait, not sure what model, and catches one on the first cast! 5 minutes later he catches another one. This was right smack in the middle of the walleye hole we were fishing, and catching walleye and crappies like crazy.

We ran out of time to fish more, but next time we go we will for sure find some walleyes, then start casting big baits smile

We did get some follows from slightly bigger fish earlier in the trip, but we didn't really target pike or musky. The two he got were low 30's, so not big. But they jumped like crazy and were pretty!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    •   Well, it's not like he has an overwhelming desire to wake up one morning with a .45 hole in his skull.
    • Our Annual Spring Sale is right around the corner! Only a month away!  April 21-23 at our store location in Blaine, MN!  EVERYTHING will be on sale and you can talk with industry reps and Pros, not to mention food, prizes, and fun for the whole family!  Seminars from some of the best fishing minds too!! So make sure to mark your calendars for April 21-23 and swing out to our store for our Annual Spring Sale and get ready for the open water season!!  For more info please visit us our event page on Facebook... Thorne Bros Spring Sale - CLICK HERE   Thanks and see everyone there!! 
    •   Not only that, but the boy they're hitching their wagon to ( Nunes ) said this;   Snip. "But he also re-stated his belief that Obama did not order the wiretapping of Trump Tower"  
    •   Those are great names from the kids. They seem to know where they will end up in the end! Instead of sweety, cuddles, lovey........  Lol
    • For something different and a little less expensive you could consider a Texas hog hunt.
    • red wings are back, sand hill cranes calling  all kinds of Robins nice
    • Not nails but worse, they are self tappers from the metal roofing:)  Sorry, I need to take the angle grinder out there and zip those off this weekend.  Funny you bring up the name kabob, that is actually the name of one of them if they don't produce:)   Here is a short list of the names my kids came up with:   - Kabob - Soup - Nugget - Fried - Drummie - Pot Pie   I cant remember the others but you get the point...    
    •   I agree that in the long run, the very best thing that could be done is to completely repeal the ACA and then continue to reduce government involvement. The problem with that is this is a messed caused by government that would become a disaster at least short term for some folks if it were immediately repealed. At this point, government created the mess so it has an obligation to fix it with as little damage as possible to the people.
    •   No, I'm not totally discrediting any preventative measures, in fact I have stated time and time again that it is the best  safeguard against MOST diseases and other ailments. The fact though is that it will not safeguard you against EVERY ailment. You even go so far as to predict that you will still get cancer in your lifetime. If your preventative measures are a cure all, why do you believe you will still get cancer?   No matter how diligent you are with preventative measures you probably will not keep every ailment at bay. All I am saying is that when you are older you will find this out. I haven't seen anyone live forever yet. 
    • In other Wild news, they sign first-round pick, Badgers captain Luke Kunin   http://www.foxsports.com/north/story/minnesota-wild-wisconsin-badgers-first-round-pick-luke-kunin-signs-032317
  • Our Sponsors