Came up this past weekend for a quick fishing trip. Arrived Friday afternoon and launched the boat right away. We looked shallow for panfish right away and we found a handful but nothing like we were hoping for. My buddy did manage a very nice 10 1/4" bluegill so that was nice. Tried for walleyes that evening and caught some but no legals. Saturday morning we were up early and it was awfully cold for the end of June. Tried a few humps and points without any luck so we switched to jigging the deep water in the river channel and found some nice walleyes and perch on 1/16th oz jigs and crawlers. Ran over to Nokomis Pub for lunch and after we were done, we began trolling in 8-10 FOW. We managed a couple more walleye but only one legal and 5 nice crappies all 11" long. Trolled #5 flicker shads 40-50 back behind the boards with clown and fire tiger being the best colors. Had a great time, 4 legal eyes kept, the 5 crappies, some perch and a couple gills. Will be back up early Saturday morning for the 4th. Good luck out there and keep the reports coming.
MOON PHASE (96%)
81° - 88° F
76° - 80° F
Fish Lake Nokomis looking for bluegills ended up with three perch all over 12 inches six bluegills 10 10 - 11 very nice fish and ended up with for walleyes all keepers here's the tip two hours before dark fish in one to two feet of water in all the Bays closer to shore the better we caught all our legal walleyes using a bomber within 2 feet from the shoreline Within one to two feet of water
If anyone is looking or knows of anyone looking for a lakefront lot or backlot on Lake Nokomis, please let me know. The property is located in a bay on the northern part of the lake when heading toward the river. We have 3 lakefront lots left and 9 backlots.
Any reports after the rain yesterday? Ice conditions? Heading up on saturday morning. Is Aquatic arts the best bait shop to call for ice reports on this lake? Atv travel still gonna be ok on saturday? I heard 8 in of snow for Saturday as well. What's the local stations saying? Thanks eyefan!
MOON PHASE (41%)
51° - 55° F
Below 40° F
Got on the ice and found out there happened to be a contest. Didn't enter, after 2.5 hrs with not a nibble, we moved and got a 24 in northern on a tip-up, one tiny perch and one tiny crappie, with one 10 in crappie. Water covering the ice and on the ice road 4-6 inches of water. The water level of the lake is 5-6 feet lower than topographic maps say. Very warm, most didn't wear but shirt and jeans all over the lake. Minnows what caught everything, nothing on the waxies. Tight lines everyone.