Going to be on three lakes chain this weekend, first time fishing the area. Any tips for Planting Ground? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
I had a lot of luck this weekend by the bridge on the north end of the lake leading into dog lake. A couple 20 inch bass going along with a bunch of crappie made for a good weekend of fishing.
Just leaving from our stay on three lakes chain, fished from later Friday evening til yesterday evening, weather was really poor but I have to say the fishing out on three lakes is pretty good, we didn't do great on numbers, which I think the weather had a lot to do with, but when we did catch fish they were big, mostly for smallmouth, I caught a 20 inch 4 pound 11 ounce and a 17.5 inch that I didn't weigh, my father caught another smallmouth similar to the 17er that I caught, I also caught 2 Muskie on accident while fishing for smallmouth and one other got away at the boat, the two were 38" and 42", of course were released, a few random pike mixed in and some panfish made for a great trip.
Had a great weekend fishing for Walleye, Excellent weather made it a great time to be on the 3 Lakes Chain. Caught a nice mix of Walleyes in 6-10 of water working with an excellent Guide Ryan Bock. Released the largest walleyes and saved a couple eaters for a great dinner. Thanks to Ryan I have a better appreciation for this wonderful fishing paradise.
Just wondering how the pan fish bite is going. I'm coming up in a couple of days trying for Crappie & Gills. I've been coming up for years and have always done good. Just wondering if the bite is going well. Most of the time I fish Big Stone & the Medicine areas. Any news would be great.
The chain has great structure all over, rock bars, weed beds, sand bars but the some of the best structure are the log cribs. There are 100's around the whole chain and you can go to the local bait shop or chamber of commerce and get a crib book that shows where they are on the lake, GPS way points, and pictures of the shoreline by them. Not all are great, some are better but they all hold fish. Walleyes do tend to run smaller, but no doubt there are good ones.
The Three Lakes Chain with its tannin color is different to fish than lots of other waters. It has great smallmouth, crappie and bluegill fishing. Lots of small walleyes. Northerns coming back in size. Largemouth also are increasing. If you want muskies, excellent fishing with an opportunity for a large fish, especially fall or night. If new to the area, your best money is hire a local guide to short circuit learning techniques, patterns and current best areas. So much water here to enjoy and try to figure out.