Have to agree with NAV165 on the guided trip; I have fished the Willow twice a year since 2008 and went out on my first guided trip with Bruce Gruening 3 weeks ago. We learned so much that we are going to book a spring trip with him next year.
Dave at Walleye's Only is also an excellent choice. All you have to do is scroll down this thread to see the pictorial evidence that these guys know the body of water and will put you on fish.
Good Luck this weekend; the weather looks spectacular for this late in October.
How are the water temps? Walleyes still mostly deep? Anyone have any luck with crappies? Any info is appreciated. Just looking for a starting point. Certainly a different year with the way the temperatures are. Making one last run at the Willow for the year. Hoping to end it with a good trip.
Fishing can very good this time of year. I would leave my boat home, save money on gas and wear and tear on the trailer and spend it on a half day guided trip. You'll most likely catch fish, gain some valuable knowledge and have a more enjoyable ride up and back.
Hi folks! Is it worth towing a boat 5 hours one-way for 1 solid day on the Willow Flowage at this time of year? If this is a great time to fish walleye or pike and the conditions are currently trending positive, then I'm inclined to give it a shot. Thoughts?
I'll be taking my kid to stay at a cabin on Lake 17 near Hazelhurst this weekend. We'll be fishing that small lake in a boat that stays on the property, no trailer.
This would be our first time on the flowage. Home water is the Mississippi River, pool #2. Any advice greatly appreciated.
MOON PHASE (27%)
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Things are winding down for the year and had a great day on the Rainbow. We even through back 25 crappies. Thanks everyone for a great year. Hope to see you all next year!!
Not sure why you would want to catch a bullhead, but if I were you I may try bottom fishing crawlers near the dam at dusk/night. I have caught a few big ones in the past while fishing other species. Always after the sun goes down and on crawlers. Good luck!