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About jigginjerk

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  • Birthday 06/26/1958

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    Big Lake Mn
  1. Was out there last weekend and the walleye bite was decent through the night. Occasional very nice perch. Have to sort through the walleyes. Not much of a day bite.
  2. +1 on princeton tec, have three of the fuel model. use them for work, fishing and all around use. Excellent for the price. On sale now at the big C for $12.99.
  3. Good ice. Was out there last weekend. Just don't go out of the Bitter lake lodge access, there's an ice heavy out from there. Go out of southeast access and you can get anywhere you like. Just a thin layer of crusty snow. Fishing was very spotty at best.
  4. Got an email last week from SD GFP with a link to the survey. Personally like the idea, but there is always a risk introducing a new species into a system. They seam to think it wouldn't effect other fish in the system though. Sure like the idea of improving on the salmon fishing. Headed to Pierre fishing tomorrow through Sat. and going see what others that fish out there think.
  5. Been going to Pierre the last 13 years in April. It's a numbers thing. But there are days of 100 to 150 walleyes. Plus there's the smallie bonus. There is a chance of a big one occasionally. Oh ya, if the weather permits you can have a shot at salmon up on Oahe.
  6. Anyone in the market for deep cycle batteries might want to check out Jerrys Auto Salvage in Big Lake. Was there today and they have new factory blem Interstate 24 and 27 series for $50 apiece. I picked one up for an extra in the fish house. I believe they are the srm series.
  7. We didn't catch any smallies, but the creel checker said there was a couple caught. Should turn on soon. Water temp was 40 degrees. Walleye fishing was great though.
  8. Do a web search for Pierre South Dakota campgrounds. That will give you 6-8 campgrounds. Most places are from $10-$20 a night I believe. And as far as fishing, that time of year you can use anything you would around here. Jigs, Lindy rigs, Spinner rigs, Cranks.
  9. Fished West Bend on fri. and it was great. Boated over 50 walleyes,not one under 15inches. Modified our own slot and didn't keep a fish under 17. Limited out in about 4 hours. 84 degrees and dead calm,beautiful day.
  10. Fished the stilling basin yesterday. Was a little slow but did manage 4 limits of 15-18 inch fish. Headed to West Bend to give it a try today. Weather is beautiful.
  11. Hands down Terrova I-pilot and batteries.
  12. When are you thinking going out? We'll be there April 24-28th. Another place to try if you don't mind the drive is west bend. It's about 35 miles south of Pierre. Last year, one day down there, we boated between 130-150 walleyes and at least 50 smallies between the three of us. At times the fishing is fantastic down there but it can also get pretty rough if it blows hard.
  13. Oh ya, They have cleaning stations at Downs,Oahe and the Bad river landings that open up in late april. It's very convenient.
  14. Been going out there in april for the last ten years. There are numerous landings between Pierre and Ft Pierre. There is two in Ft. Pierre one on the Bad River and the city landing about a quarter mile north of there. In Pierre there is one at Downs marina in the causeway. Then there is one at Oahe marina just below the dam. There may be more but those are the ones I have used, just depends on where you want to fish. As far as motels it depends on what you want to spend, there is alot of them and I think they are all fairly safe. I stayed at the Oahe marina the first few years and they have cabins and a campground. My brother ahs stayed at Ft Pierre hotel and they were very accommodating. A good friend of mine moved there a few years back so I stay with him now. Great fishing and a good time. Looking forward to this years trip. Good luck, You'll have a great time.
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