Anyone have ice report for the northern part of long lake?
MOON PHASE (22%)
46° - 50° F
51° - 55° F
This fishing report is from the weekend of October 14-16.
Friday, October 14:
I started out fishing weed edges in about 11' of water at 7:00am using slip bobbers tipped with crawler halves. By 8:00am I had boated nice largemouth bass and a really nice Northern.
Then the wind picked up.. fishing was very limited for the rest of the day. (See post below). I did not catch any more fish. I marked a few near the bottom, but did not catch any more.
I did see a boat near me get a real nice walleye, casting crank baits in about 13 ft of water around 2pm.
Saturday, October 15:
Saturday was just as windy. Around 2:00pm I got on the water and I anchored in a calm area in 8fow with crawlers on slip bobbers and caught some real nice bluegills. Fished til dark, but got nothing else.
I went back out around 2am Saturday night during the peak of the full moon. Fished in shallow (3-5 ft, rocky) areas of points. Although it was unsuccessful (a couple rock bass), it was incredibly relaxing and beautiful.
Since I was specifically fishing for walleyes most the trip, it wasn't successful in that aspect. But the occasional bass and Northern made it exciting. Still caught plenty for a nice meal.
Well it's two weeks later and I finally made clear it up. This morning went well, caught nice Pike and Largemouth. Since then, the wind has really picked up (SSE at 20-25 mph, gusts 30+)
Not gonna lie, it's made fishing very tough. Especially for a 12 ft aluminum. Currently stuck in Grunhaugen's Bay as there really is no way I'll made it back to my dock yet. Not the brightest idea. Gonna wait it out a few hours, fingers crossed
Hopefully tomorrow will bring better weather! (Looks to be windy again, though)
MOON PHASE (65%)
61° - 65° F
61° - 65° F
Fished the week of Oct1-7.
Water just starting to cool down, beginning was 64, end was 59.Fishing for the week was spotty 1 keeper walleye, 1 sm SMB, many LMB, a few crappie,crappie still not schooled up deep yet. Fish finder was loaded with clouds of bait-fish.Worked from North end all the way to N Greunhaggen .bay. Weeds where still green and tough. No pattern to fish very random. Have fished this lake for over 40 yrs in fall & spring got plenty of fish but have done better in past years.