Fishing reports and lake information for Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, North Dakota and South Dakota
Display: Fishing Reports Only All Postings
Sort posts by date: Descending Ascending
Displaying Posts 1 through 15 of 49
JACK WAWRO
JACK WAWRO
Joined: 2/19/2013
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
1/11/14 5:51 PM CST
Ice Depth: 18" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 26° - 30° F
Want to catch 3 keepers for dinner? Go buy 6 beers from liquor Store. Go out and find 19 feet next to weeds with hard bottom. If sun is setting at 4:30pm set up house at 3. Drink 3 beers until 4:29pm. Put down your beer and get your mind right because your humminbird is going to light up 3 times between now and 5:15. Catch all 3 fish that pop up. Grab your beer finish the other 2 and head home. Gull lake in a nutshell.


JACK WAWRO
JACK WAWRO
Joined: 2/19/2013
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
1/7/14 8:10 PM CST
Ice Depth: 12" Air Temp: Below 0° F
I was out on gull for past three nights. As always the fish only bite from 4:30 to 6. After and before that its the dead zone. Smaller presentation is working best. Glow green anything. Caught three keepers per night staying in 25 feet or more. Ice varies quite a bit. Most ice was 16, least ice was 8. Only ran into one bad slush spot near Dutchman's bluff area....closer to shore.


BILL MATHIS
See Profile
Profile
Joined: 8/4/2011
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
10/9/13 3:16 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
I fished some main lake structure with several baits for bass and had 0 bites. I fished some docks and found fish but all small. Still a great day as the weather was beautiful.


Bill Mathis Fishing
(218) 562-5364
BILL MATHIS
See Profile
Profile
Joined: 8/4/2011
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
8/27/13 8:56 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny
August 24: I was a captain for the Fishing Has No Boundaries event. The participant we had really wanted to catch a bass, so we went bass fishing. We tried a few spots that usually at least produce a fish and we had no luck. I didn't fish all the time but I did fish enough to know the bite was very tough today. I personally did hook some fish and my wife who was my first mate in the boat, did catch a nice 3 pounder in an area where there are usually just small fish. In the end, our participant did get a 3 pound northern dragging a power worm in about 10 feet of water. The summary is it was hot and windy and I thought the bite was very tough today. I would suspect looking at the weather forecast, things might pick up a bit over Labor Day weekend.

[This post was last edited on 8/27/13 at 9:01 AM]

Bill Mathis Fishing
(218) 562-5364
BILL MATHIS
See Profile
Profile
Joined: 8/4/2011
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
7/30/13 12:07 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
July 29: With the cold nights lately, the water temperature has dropped 4 to 5 degrees. Today was 70-71 degrees in most parts. We had a very good day of fishing. We predominantly fished Northland Dipsticks on 3/16 oz Northland Lipstick hooks. Every fish we caught was on this set up. We caught 5 fish that weighed over 4 pounds including one that was a 5 pounder. I'm waiting for the fish to go to the deep weedlines, but after trying it, I'm convinced they aren't there and the ones that are, are small. A couple of the big fish came under docks even on a cloudy day and a couple of them came in 6-8 feet of water. We caught several other fish as well all on the same pattern. Those fish ranged from 1 pound to 3 pounds. It's one of those days where it's a lot of fun, but at the end of the day you had wished it was tournament day.


Bill Mathis Fishing
(218) 562-5364
BILL MATHIS
See Profile
Profile
Joined: 8/4/2011
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
7/26/13 9:35 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
July 25: Thought the bass bite would be good today with a front approaching. The usual spots did not turn up many bass although there were 1 or 2 to be found in each area. I tried fishing deep weedlines and the bass were not on the edges. I found them in 7-10 feet of the thick cabbage. I lost probably three fish on a Northland Dipstick. Got tired of that and threw a jig, the fish didn't bite. Went back to the Dipstick and kept losing fish in the weeds. I fish mono on that set up, so many braid would have done the trick. I did catch a few fish on the few docks I did fish, but nothing to brag about.


Bill Mathis Fishing
(218) 562-5364
TOM WHITEHEAD
TOM WHITEHEAD
Joined: 8/17/2011
Status: Offline
7/24/13 3:12 PM CST
The pike can be had on the weed lines with crankbaits or spinnerbaits. If the bite is tough, I add a sucker minnow to the spinnerbait or go with a 3/8 oz or 1/2 oz bass jig with a minnow. Use some of the tieable wire material that is available from various manufacturers. As far as smallies. There is a very limited population and are caught in the Spring when they are on beds. We got lucky in that tournament and had a good boat draw, it allowed us to get the three smallies that we wanted and found a bonus 4.1 pound largemouth. The docks are very busy after 9 or 10 A.M., so get out early. You will fish a lot of them without any luck and then hit a few that are loaded. Typical dock fishing. I would rather stick with the deep cabbage and coontail. Way more consistent and you don't get yelled at!!!


aaron5978
See Profile
Profile
Level: General User
Joined: 3/13/2011
Status: Offline
7/24/13 11:22 AM CST
Awesome stuff Tom! I really do appreciate the time/input! One last question....any general tips on the pike this time of year? I assume they've moved out of the shallows by now?

Thank you again...you've certainly helped me narrow down where I'll be fishing!

Dirksy
Dirksy
Level: General User
Joined: 7/24/2013
Status: Offline
7/24/13 8:25 AM CST
Tom, thanks for the great information! I am going to be with Chris' group and I can't wait to get out there. I saw on the Full Throttle page that the tournament winners had smallies and largemouth, can the smallies be found in all the bodies of water on the Gull chain? Also, I see that the lake is heavily populated, is flipping docks this time of year worth it? Should be there Thursday night and ready to put in Friday! Should be a great time.

TOM WHITEHEAD
TOM WHITEHEAD
Joined: 8/17/2011
Status: Offline
7/23/13 2:24 PM CST
I'll start with Nisswa: A good population of small to medium pike, small crappie and a small population of nice slop bass.

Bass and Spider: Very small bodies of water, with a lot of pads and slop. Bass, bluegills and some pike.

Roy: Some good bass if you can locate them, it has a lot of structure for a small lake, decent pike and panfish.

Upper Gull: Excellent population of bass and nice pike. Better size crappies and bluegills.

Margaret: Bog stained water. Good pike and bass. Also has nice crappie and bluegill. It is a sleeper lake when it comes to walleyes. If the current is flowing it can be excellent!

Round: It has special regs on pike. Pike over twenty pounds have come out of Round but the population is not very high. An excellent walleye, crappie, bass and large bluegill lake. The water is very clear, and it has a lot of off-shore structure along with reeds and pads. It fishes a lot like the main lake of Gull.

South end of Gull (Steamboat and Wilson Bays): A lot of structure and some shallow reeds. Good all around fishing for all species.

Good Luck and enjoy the great weather


aaron5978
See Profile
Profile
Level: General User
Joined: 3/13/2011
Status: Offline
7/23/13 12:57 PM CST
Great info Tom! We'll be heading up on the 29th and staying through the next week. I'll definitely be trying out what you recommend.

Additionally, any tips at all for the smaller lakes from Upper Gull all the way over to Nisswa? We'll be staying at some of the Grandview Cabins on Roy Lake so we'll probably spend some time exploring those as well but I haven't found any info for those lakes.

I'd really like to get into some northern!

TOM WHITEHEAD
TOM WHITEHEAD
Joined: 8/17/2011
Status: Offline
7/23/13 9:40 AM CST
Chris, The bass on Gull Lake seem to finally be in their summer patterns. That means deep weed lines with good cabbage. Keep your boat in 15 to 17 feet and cast into the weeds with jigworms, jigs and texas rigged soft plastics. Blue flake, red shad and pumpkin colors work well. Don't be afraid to rip crank baits that run 10 to 15 feet thru the cabbage also. The walleyes in Gull this time of year tend to hang around 20 to 28 feet deep. Rigs with leeches or redtails and 1/4 oz jigs in chartreuse or white work well. There is also a good population of walleyes that relate to the weed lines all year long. Bass techniques or jigs and live bait in 13 to 18 feet on the outside weed line work well. This is a very large chain of lakes which offers fishable water no matter which direction the wind blows from. Also remember that this lake gets very busy around mid day on weekends, so get up early and enjoy the sunrise and some awesome fishing in the Brainerd Lakes area.


cbcran
cbcran
Level: General User
Joined: 7/20/2013
Status: Offline
7/20/13 4:54 PM CST
Hi there! I'm heading up to Gull Lake next weekend(7/26-7/29) with a group of friends. We'll mainly be looking for Bass and Walleye. We're all new to the lake so I was hoping someone might have some tips or info on how the fishing is going. Thanks in advance for your help! -Chris

JASON FREED
See Profile
Profile
Joined: 5/17/2012
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
7/9/13 4:03 PM CST
Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Was on Gull yesterday for a 6 hour trip and we decided to slip bobber fish with the two boats. The goal was to catch a variety of fish and that is what we did. We focused our efforts on humps that topped out at 10-14ft with weeds on top of them and sharp breaks. We were not disappointed. The simple presentation of a slip bobber with a plan hook or 1/16th oz jig produced tons of action between largemouth, nice bluegills, pike, and a half dozen bonus walleyes. Fishing on the steeper break sides of the humps we just fancasted slip bobbers with our clients using leeches. When the fish quieted down we would just move a little further. Look for cups, points, and turns on the different pieces of structure.

It was a fun morning to be on the water! It is tough to beat watching a bobber go under the surface!

Jason Freed Leisure Outdoor Adventures


JASON FREED
See Profile
Profile
Joined: 5/17/2012
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
6/27/13 3:29 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fished Gull today and the bass were chomping. Took three people out this morning and fished on the south end of the lake. It was pretty simple fishing, we pitched a 1/8th or 3/16ths oz jig with a 7" Power worm in Blue fleck or Motor Oil and that was it. The fish were sitting in 8-11 ft of water, but some bass were even more shallow than that still. The weeds are really coming up and the water is crystal clear, so having that chop this morning really helped stir things up. Not alot of big bass caught this morning, but alot of numbers. If you are looking for an action bite, this is it right here.

One of our other guides, caught some nice walleyes in 8-9 ft of water right up in the weeds as well this morning. There are fish to be caught, get out there, the weather is great, and SET THE HOOK!.

Jason Freed Leisure Outdoor Adventures


Displaying Posts 1 through 15 of 49


Launch Map Viewer


Remember Me
Setup New Account
Forgot Your Password?
Membership Benefits
Compare Account Types
Please Practice Catch And Release
Lake-Link asks you to please take a moment to visit our fine sponsors:
Custom Jigs & Spins Plano Frabill Chevy Dealers Of Wisconsin Humminbird St. Croix Rods The 60 Second Angler Jerry's Sport Service Midwestern Shooters Supply Hard And Soft Fishing Fenwick

Lake-Link.com find us on facebook