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
eyestogills

Elk River area

14 posts in this topic

This is a great site. Trying to get a feel for it. So dont yell at me if I put this in the wrong area or something.

I need to find some guys that like to fish the local areas to me. Any site or area that would help me find people looking to go out some time? I am pretty new and everyone else seems to already have established fishing buddies.

Also was looking for ATV riders. But I see the ATV site puts out rides they are doing.

How about the Mississippi in the Elk River area. Can it be fished with any luck in this area? I have no idea if it even has any depth around here.

Thanks Guys and gals--

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are "Open seats" to be had on the sight from time to time. You just have to watch for them. If I remember right the metro forum usualy has a running thread. Try the Mississippi North or East Central as well. You never know when something is going to pop up.

Welcome to FM. Enjoy the addiction.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to FM eyes. Mississippi North, Eas Central and Metro area would be good starts. Also, if you are looking for an open see, I have one often. Look in the metro area link and there is a running thread for it. You can post in there that you are looking for a seat. There is an ATV area on the site as well. Lots of good info to have there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Eyestogills, like Sand and the Neighbor said, the 'Sippi North forum, East Central, and Metro area are all good spots to find information you're lookin for.

As far as fishing that stretch of the river, if you have a prop boat, don't do it. The river is very shallow in that area and will eat props and lower units for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Jet boats do good up there as well as canoes and yaks. Waders are always another good option. The fishing in the area, can be phenominal. Smallies are a prime target there as well as channel cats. Have fun and keep us posted on how you do. That's what this little site here is all about.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is awesome fishing in the Elk River Area. You float the stretch from Monticello to Elk River, and it's probably one of the best small mouth fisheries around.

Also - check out the "Annandale - Buffalo - Big Lake" forum - lots of great information there on local lakes. In fact, Big Lake is a terrific fishery - just wonderful for bass - northern and sunfish. It gets very busy in the weekend but is open during the week.

I lived there for 10 years - wonderful part of the country.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Guys--(gals)

I will keep my eyes open in those areas.

And I really wont take my Boat out on the river. ( I like my lower unit) Thanks for the heads up

Trying to get out today--it looks gorgeous out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to FM, I am in the Big lake area. Have fished many of the spots close to you. If you want to fish the river, check out the spot across the road from the power plant. I see a guy out there every morning. He must be catching something. The eyes are starting to pick up a little in this area, depending witch lake you choose. PM me if you would like to go fishin sometime. My schedual is usaully pretty busy, but I try to plan for Friday and saturday trips. Once again welcome to the area!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Davesfriend--Not sure how to PM,( it says I cannot send them to you.

But I would always be up for fishing. I usually need a few days notice. I hope to get out this afternoon. But I have been working all week to get out today---

I Have always wanted to get over to the park and fish on the river. Just not sure what to fish for.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Eyestogills,

Welcome to the forum. I would love to get out fishing with you sometime. I am in the Rogers area. I have a boat, but keep it up at the cabin, so would either have to plan a time to bring it down or invite you up some time. I also have a Larson runabout that is equipped with a trolling motor, but it is a little hard to fish out of it, but works in a pinch. If you want to get out during the week, let me know.

Again welcome to the forum!

Regards,

NoviceFishingDad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That would be great.

We would just need to pick a time. If you know the waters around here at all. I have the boat. We could get out sometime.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shoot me an email and we can discuss offline. Email is michael-mccormick at hot mail dott comm.

Regards,

NFD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

eyestogills,if you are going to fish the river,stick to the river channel in traveling up river,especially west of the Hwy. 10 wayside rest/Hwy. 101 bridge access.Don't get too nuts on the speed in the areas off of the channel.The river is fairly high right now, so boating is less of an issue going over rocky bottom areas, but it will become an issue later on as the water drops.Take it slow,and watch where you are going.Debris in the current, and higher water levels, can be a problem, so take it slow to avoid any issues, if possible.The further west you go-past Otsego Park, the more shallow,rocky areas you will encounter.Jet boats rule in these parts,. as well as anglers in waders.Great smallmouth fishing to be had on this part of the Mississippi, just use your head when boating in these parts.Head over to the Mississippi North forum for more detailed info. on this section of the river.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Rockman. You ever have an open seat in the boat around here. Shoot me an email. I would love to get on the river with someone who knows what they are talking about.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Copy that,eyestogills. There may be a few anglers who visit the Mississippi North forum regularly, that might have an open seat in the boat,as well. It never hurts to post up, and ask. smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    •   And then what? There's a saying that goes, "Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it."   You have a country of 300 some million individuals and a good number of that all have different ideas how to so call fix this. That's why we are set up as a representative republic and not a democracy.   You seem to be assuming most people will see things your way

    • Look my very own internet stalker making memes about me, such a proud day.

    • I guess the question is when are we going to get pizzed off enough to do something about it? Guess we aren't there yet.
    •   Hi guys ... Everyone was very helpful last year with what line to use ect...   As I was a fairly new Bass fisherman.  Had a great last open water season as did great with Texas rigs with variety of Senko's.  Also started throwing frogs with 50# power pro with 7'6" med Heavy rod ... wow is that fun!!   What brand is every throwing or like?   I'm going to try the Bobby's Perfect Frog this year  by Snag Proof.  I threw the Booya's this last year and that is a rush.  Can't wait for some basin times!!
    •   Yep, had to fix a few of those switches and tell the wife and kids to let the motor stop before pounding it in reverse!!
    • Kind of crude image but here is what I'm looking at.
    • Access is in the middle but I'm not overly concerned with that.  I can seal it up and cut a new one.  I'm thinking about slide channels mounted on the wall with a steel or aluminum frame mounted to the channels that can slide up and down with a electric winch routed through a couple pulleys. 
    •   You and Bearsheet.................blame everyone but yourselves.  All you those grueling hours you 2 spent in Sillytown advocating for Gary "Hillary is great" Johnson.   #victim #noonegetsitbutyou
    • How close is the access hole to the wall? I have a friend that built a large loft in his shed and utilized cammed pulleys and weights to allow him to hinge the stairway from the loft. Basically, with the cammed pulley, it stays down when he pulls it down and stays up when he puts it up... all with little to no effort.
    • It is often said that people get the kind of government they deserve.
  • Our Sponsors