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  1. 2 points
    MossyMO64

    Lobster Party Around The Vortex!

    Seasoned with melted butter and Seafood Splash, grilled indirect around the Vortex till an internal meat temp of 145º. These were about 4 ouncers, we went in on a case of them with friends and neighbors getting them from a local Food Service truck. Worked out to just shy of $3.00 per tail, quite reasonable for lobster... sure were tasty!
  2. 1 point
    monstermoose78

    Measure them gills

    Measuring bluegills before you toss em in the live well, fish basket, or bucket. Will help you make it easy judge on what sized gills you are keeping. This time of year the big bulls are starting to make their beds and can be caught easily, because they are protecting their eggs. I know the size depends on the lake, but most lakes any gill over 8.5 inches is big one that receives a fair amount of pressure. Yesterday I seen a older fisherman fishing while fishing with my nephew and the older fisherman told us to only keep the big ones. He said he had 18 bluegills all over 9 inches. I tried to explain to this guy that those are important fish to leave in the lake, but he was not having that. This older fisherman was pulling the big bulls off their beds and putting them in his bucket. My nephew asked why we were not fishing like this guy. I explained to my nephew what those big bull bluegills were doing and he agreed that we should let them make babies. I let my nephew fish for gills just outside of the bedding area and showed him what female gill looked like vs a male gill. My nephew kept 10 gills from 7 to 8 inches and none came off beds. We were in 2-4 feet of water and we could see the beds fairly easy. The set up was simple a slip bobber with a split shot and red hook, because my nephew thought it was cool. We used earth worms chunks. The bobber stop to the hook was almost 2 feet. I was extremely happy that my nephew was willing to leave the bedded bull bluegills alone. He was all smiles and wants to learn more about fishing. That is a good thing, because I am willing to help him learn. He also was having a fish fry for his mom and girlfriend for dinner yesterday. Good Luck !!! Please protect the big bull bluegills, so we can always have a chance to catch that 10 incher or better.
  3. 1 point
    Just for giggles, I went and checked out Browns Creek on sunday. I didn't have any expectations, but it was a nicer stream than I was expecting. It's definitely more of a dunk a worm in fishy spots as opposed to casting tackle kinda' stream. But I was able to make the most of it. The creek was brown and dirty, as it rained pretty good saturday night...but is the stream normally fairly clear? Despite the rain, it looked to still be low. There were frogs jumping everywhere, so I used a small rebel frog. I got 2 swipes from a trout, but didn't catch any. Is there any natural reproduction? Or are all the trout stocked? I'd fish here again, but only if I were coming or going from the croix, willow, or kinni rivers. I also stopped at Old Mill Creek up in Marine on St. Croix. Made the hike up to the old minnow farm. I thought the trail went right to the creek, but little did I know I had to walk through alot of brush to get to the creek. I guess I was expecting a little more. I didn't know the creek was so tiny. And the DNR page says that brook trout are abundant with big ones possible, but I really didn't see much for spots for trout to live. Anyone ever fished here with any luck? Can't really see myself coming back here.
  4. 1 point
    eyeguy 54

    Bee and Swallowtail

    The swallowtails love the catalpa trees.
  5. 1 point
    Stick in Mud

    Weekend report

    ​I understand....had to come out of the woods early this afternoon to research chair rentals and pay the deposit on reserving a local park for the rehearsal dinner. (I can hear Pushbutton laughing in the background.... )
  6. 1 point
    When in reply box, just click on the blue area at the bottom and select the pictures you want to post, or drag them to there and drop them. Bruschetta picture was handy.... dragged and dropped from windows explorer.
  7. 1 point
    NoWiser

    Weekend report

    Sounds like a fun weekend to me. Mine was filled with yard work and family functions, though I found enough time for a limit of walleyes on Saturday morning. My shrooming opportunities will be limited this summer. I'm probably going to wait until the chanterelles are out before I spend too much time in the woods. The future Mrs NoWiser's "to do" list before the upcoming wedding keeps growing while her patience for my nonsense is shrinking (almost as fast as my checking account.) When the woods turns gold, though, I'll be back at it. I do need to find enough oysters to try JPZ's recipe, though.
  8. 1 point
    MJ1657

    Fancy Hot Dogs

    Tried this one. Wow they were filling.
  9. 1 point
    LMITOUT

    Share good music

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    LMITOUT

    Share good music

  11. 1 point
    JBMasterAngler

    Kinnickinnic River 2015

    Finally got down to glen park at the crack of dawn Fished the lower dam first, and unfortunately there was a major bug hatch going on. They might have been caddisflies, but I'm not 100% sure. Trout were surfacing everywhere! They were not the least bit interested in spinning tackle though. Great looking stretch of the river! Hopefully next time, no bugs! Had a little bit better luck below the upper dam. Caught 2 browns and a brookie. Got in more cardio than I expected this morning, but the scenery and fishing was worth it!
  12. 1 point
    ANYFISH2

    Measure them gills

    ​Our area manager and fisheries dept in Little Falls, are trying to implement regulation changes on some of our local waters. I am sure it is difficult to garner wide support given the stock the freezer mentality many have in our Todd and Morrison county area. However there did seem to be support for some kind of change.
  13. 1 point
    hoppe56307

    Measure them gills

    I am all for catching big gills. I came across this article and though why couldn't something like it be adopted in MN. Especially the reduced limits during the spring. Wisconsin Panfish Limits
  14. 1 point
    Just want to say thanks to those of you who have searched the site and come and read the stories of Lake Iwanttobethere. Readership is way down but as long as someone is still reading I will keep writing and don't be surprised if you see your name pop up in a story. If you are reading this you truly are a member of the Lodge!
  15. 1 point
    monstermoose78

    Share good music

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    ​Gold, white or orange!
  17. 1 point
    Last Week of May Fishing Report by Dan Schmidt Up at the NW Angle, we had some cold fronts roll through this past week bringing rain and cooler temperatures. Despite that, the fishing has still been excellent! All of our groups have limited out and are catching very good sized fish! They've reported northerns in the 36" plus range and walleyes in the 25" range. Our high temps this past week were in the 50's and 60's with lows dropping into the 30's. The water temperature has risen to about 55 degrees. The cold temperatures pushed fish into deeper waters but 20-25 feet was still pretty consistent compared to last week. On our warmer, calmer days the morning and evening bite was good in shallower water. Crappies and small mouth bass are starting to move to shallower water for pre-spawn. Perch numbers are down due to their current spawn. Groups are also reporting catching LOTS of bass! In the coming weeks, bring your tube jigs and get on these bass! The first week of June is always a hay day with small mouth bass. On the Minnesota side, there were real good reports off of the points near Brush Island and the red buoy near Brush in about 15-20 feet. There isn't much happening on the Flag Island flats yet since there were no bug hatches this week with the colder weather. There is still good fishing on the NW point of Garden Island and Little Oak is also reporting good numbers. They've had good luck with bottom bouncers and a spinner in about 15 feet of water. On the Ontario side, the popular place to be was still the east and west side of Falcon Island. Our guests were advised not to overlook the points on the little islands adjacent to Falcon out by Monkey Rocks and they were very successful in this area. The deer are starting to make their way out of the woods and were spotted grazing along the shore lines. The BIG news this past week, was the BIG fish we are seeing. We've had countless fish over 25". I haven't seen that 30 incher yet...but he's coming! Until next week, good fishing!Dan SchmidtSunset Lodge Manager & Guide
  18. 1 point
    eyeguy 54

    Fancy Hot Dogs

    nope. she did get a porter house bone tonight tho.
  19. 1 point
    'Beneath Bob's' is a short film of a couple of minutes of underwater footage from our recent trip to Bob's Lake in the Land O lakes region. Our cameras caught views of pike and large schools of crappie and bluegills. Hope you enjoy!
  20. 1 point
    bobberineyes

    Raised garden

    Check out these trellises I got on sale at one of the big box stores. We're only 2 left at the location near me.
  21. 1 point
    ANYFISH2

    Measure them gills

    I couldn't agree more, great post. I would also like to add, in the event bigger gills are being caught, change to a jig head or at least up the size of your hook to help avoid deep hooking the gills. it makes a huge difference. Even if you are fishing with catch and release in mind, deep hooking fish will assuredly kill fish.
  22. 1 point
    Just got back from Pipestone over Memorial Weekend. We saw a grand total of two other boats our entire trip. Eater walleyes were tougher to come by than usual, but we got quite a few between 28 and 30 inches. The lake trout fishing was the highlight and we nailed them jigging with our normal walleye gear. I'm not sure how many we got, but fishing was fantastic. The smallest ran about 26" with many over 30". We got a smattering of smallies as well as the usual pike, which we mostly try to avoid. Fantastic trip with great weather! My younger sister came with and her only goal was to catch a lake trout. Turns out she was the trout queen. She kicked my butt. I swear every time I turned around she had another lake trout on the line. I can't wait to head back up in July!
  23. 1 point
    Deitz Dittrich

    Defective Rapalas

    Are you slapping the water to remove weeds? Rapala are known to not handle this stress very well, however I feel if they changed the lip design it would hurt the action. I love rapala lures but have learned to pick weeds off, not slap.
  24. 1 point
    LMITOUT

    Share good music

    test
  25. 1 point
    pushbutton

    Brine for smoked fish

    well, just bought a smoker and attempted crappies. tasted like salt with a hint of fish. was at the lake so used whatever available: table salt, metal bowl, no measuring cup, uneven cuts of fish. don't know if this made a difference or the simple fact i had no clue what i was doing. smoked a meatloaf the second night...figured i couldn't screw that up!
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