Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Jim W

BASS OPENER II

Recommended Posts

Hey all,

(Curious just how far off subject this will get)

ANyway, anybody catch some smallmouth or largemouth that were specifically targeting bass,......legally?

If so, care to share what you caught them on and what body of water?

I unfortunately(boo hoo, right?) spent the weekend wishin' I was fishin', but now am looking forward to some wadin' for smallies!!

Keep the rods bendin'!!

Jim W

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll stay perfectly on topic...... smile.gif

I also spent most of the weekend wishin' I was fishin', but did manage to get a few hours in on Mille Lacs.

The smallies were cooperative and averaged about 2 1/2#. My wife boated more than I did, which always makes me happy.

Shad raps...3'-6', big rocks and boulders.

Beautifal day on the water.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

we saw and caught several nice smallies this weekend while fishing for walleyes on Rice lake. Caught them on shiner minnows or shad raps in 6-10 ft of water. Size was very nice(13 - 19"). Had one that had 2 others chasing while hooked near the boat. One of them scarfed down the minnow that the hooked one through. Good Fun!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Borch,

Did you throw at them chasers? More often than not they will hit as well!

Nice fish!!!

Jim W

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had an excellent opener, fishing up north by Hibbing, I caught 5 bass on 6 casts to start the day. Biggest was 6.61 on the digital and fullof eggs, the rest were between 13-17 inches. The kids even managed to catch several good ones. Outstanding opener in my book , biggest bass I ever caught up there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup, Shad Raps. Fishhead and I hit the Otter Tail river Near Fergus Falls on our way to Backwater Eddy's place.

Wading belly deep in fast current and hooking very respectable bronzies, the largest going 18". I can't get enough!

WET NETS!

------------------
cast,cast,cast,cast......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fished Big Floyd early Sunday morning. Caught 14 Large mouth and missed a few. Got them on shiner under a slip bobber. Could not get them to bite on anything artificial yet. Largest was 19"
Tully

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Had a lot of luck on several spots in DL over the weekend, all on small spinnerbaits, used the blue/white/yellow skirts with the small round blades. one largemouth over 5 off of pelican and 3 more over 3 lbs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had fabulous luck on Pelican lake in Ashby. I didn't even go 'eye fishin cause we were having so much fun catching largemouths. I found them in 1-2 ft of water in the little bays. But it wasn't long before I realized that I didn't need to stay that shallow. A chartruse floating rap was the hot bait, just flop it out there, wait a couple of seconds and give it a twitch. Next thing you know that ol bucketmouth was shooting out of the water with a mouth full of hooks. My 13 year old brother in law had only caught a couple of bluegills before this weekend. Needless to say we are going to be sharing the lakes with another bass fisherman now!

Capt'nJosh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did okay on Green (Kandiyohi Co) for the short while I was out. I caught one +/- one pounder on a storm rattlin craw tube, another on a red sparkle B.P.S. cajun bubble craw, another on a storm swim bait, and the cupe de gracie on a tenn. shad chug bug. First time I ever caught bass on soft plastic craws!
JC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Went out to Green (by spicer) on monday. I fished from 4pm to 6pm and ended up catching 8 smallies. Caught them all on a spinnerbait and the biggest was 22".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jim,

No. I wasn't able to and tried to get my son to drop the net and pick up his pole to make a cast. But he was too worried I'd lose the fish. He's young and will learn in time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted this in other threads already, but I wanted THIS Bass Opener thread in front of THE OTHER Bass Opener thread.

Went to Mille Lacs last Sunday for, yes, that's right, bass fishing. My wife's birthday was on Monday and she doesn't like to fish for walleyes, so we were going after smallies.

Found them shallow and fairly aggressive. We got on the lake late, but landed 9 in about two hours of fishing. Most were in the 2#-2 1/2# range......nothing huge, but very enjoyable fishing. My wife enjoyed the day, which really made me more happy than anything else.

We did get to sneak in about an hour of walleye fishing right before dark, and she couldn't complain about how boring it was because we caught fish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay..........just realized that I already posted my opener results on THIS THREAD.

What an one-who-thinks-I-am-silly. I wish there was a filter for stupidity on this bulletin board.

At least I was smart enough to keep my story the same!!

Share this post


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



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • I've used these too. Do you add any meat or whole minnow? Hooked through the back or lip? 
    • Was up there a week ago. We stayed at the Walleye Retreat Lodge but did our own fishing rather than using their houses. First day we went out kind of N-NW of Morris Point into 27' of water. Didn't do too well. Just a couple saugers in the afternoon.    My nephew was up there with another bunch and went out using Adrian's Resort access and did quite well that same day. They gave us waypoints to their location so on day 2 we tried that. It was about 15 miles north in 33' of water. We did much better this day although most were still saugers in the 12" - 13" range. Got a few walleye in the 15" - 19" range and one 21" by your's truly.    Seemed our best success, especially for the walleyes, was dead sticking using a plain hook through the back of rainbows about a foot off the bottom. I talked to one of our neighboring fishermen and he had just landed a 27" walleye.
    • Like others have said, Impulse mayflies on a 3 or 4mm tungsten jig is my go-to for panfish. If you are targeting deeper crappies or big fish only give the Lindy frosted spoons a try, 1/16 works quite well tipped with a minnow head or waxies.
    • WOW!!!  I have read about the electronic reverse problems on DooTalk,,, I have the manual reverse and have not had any issues,,,, Bummer to hear about your engine issue ,,, Hope the dealer gets you up and back on the trails ,,, Who knows when we will get another winter like this again ,,, I do need to get some spare relays one of these days 
    • A gill getter jig(horizontal) and a "flipper" jig(vertical) are the first two to go on the line for sunfish.   Crappies are kinda my kryptonite, so i usually throw the box at them till something works. I am still a meat fisherman, plastics have been very productive at times however.
    • but ya have yer smurf glass there and it's ready to use too!!!
    • Was at Long Point this past weekend. Lots of small fish, no slots from us......
    • Ill let dealer plug into computer and see what shows up. 
    • Pigger steak on the grill, taters and corn. Yea yea, I get docked etiquette points for no serving dishes.
×