Hit the ice Saturday to find a tournament in progress and way more anglers than expected. Set up on some wood on the edge of the channel and started getting bit quick, but not fast action. We left with a half dozen big gills, 3 perch, a big crappie and a walleye. Let a bunch go along with one small pike. 8.5 fow
Solberg Lake, Price County
We stayed on the lake this August and fishing was pretty decent. I am strictly catch and release, but if you want some nice gills and crappie for the table, you should have no problem. I was catching them around islands in 6-10' of water using a 1/32 oz tube jig-no bait. Did some slop fishing in the shallows and pulled out some decent LMB along with a few pike. Fished weed egdes with a large Johnson Silver Minnow and some bucktails for musky-only a few follows and a few 30" pike. Many boats trolling for walleye with some success, as well. I didn't target them but caught a few while fishing for panfish.
Very easy lake to get a grasp of even without a depth finder. Plenty of structure, not too deep, and not too much fishing pressure.
Best of luck,
Thanks for the info Hotpocket. We just take a few panfish for a couple of Fish Frys other we are all catch and release. If anyone else has any other suggestions for catching panfish on the Solberg it is greatly appreciated! Thanks folks
MOON PHASE (7%)
The DNR in Park Falls reports...The cold weather this past weekend has cooled water temperatures back into the lower 50s and has slowed fishing as a result. Angling pressure overall has been low this past week with the poor weather. Heavy rains have caused lake and river levels rise to a very high level right now. Be careful when venturing out on the streams and rivers as current is very strong and can be dangerous. With the cold water panfish have moved a little deeper and spawning activity has been pushed back on most lakes. Crappies have spawned on some lakes and have not on colder deeper waters. Bluegills were reported to have started to move in before this past cold snap and have seemed to have moved back to deeper water. Walleyes are still biting well for anglers that have braved the weather. Minnows have been the best bait in 5-10 feet of water with the best bight coming around sunset. With warmer weather forecasted for Memorial Day Weekend we should see good fishing. Panfish will be moving shallow again as water temperatures warm up again.
Musky season opens on Saturday. Good luck anglers!
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Retired- I will be up there this weekend and will prob fish for a day for bluegills and crappie. We usually do pretty good just in the bays around wood and weeds this time of year. Good size on the gills to. Last year the crappie ran a lil small that we could find. Just a reminder it is 10 per specie panfish limit if you didnt know