I'm headed up and staying on Big Fork Lake over the last weekend of September. Any pointers for targeting 'eyes and smallies would be greatly appreciated.
Last minute decision to head up to 3 lakes to visit family on Friday. Got up there and cleaned out the gutters for my grandma and listened to my young boys beg to fish while I was on the roof. Got done off the roof and took my family out on the lake in the row boat right in front of the house. Hit about 11fow and anchored watched each of my kids catch a couple walleyes biggest being a 16" and a 16" sm bass. Fun watching a 5yr old catch a.16" bass and 16" walleye all on there own on a 2ft Spiderman rod lol. It was a good time loved it. Only fished an hour or so but caught a few walleyes. Crawlers out fished minnows hands down.
Went out next morning by myself while everyone was sleeping casted a top raider as the sun rose with no luck. Then casted out some crawlers and caught some more small walleyes. Good weekend nothing better than watching kids have fun. My one boy told me after catching his 16" dad my heart is beating really fast I love this.....he's hooked I think ??
Tight lines AO
Just got back from gods country and the fishing was decent. Caught over 30 walleyes throughout the week but they were very small-- biggest was 16" with most around 10". Caught the walleye in 14-20' wherever I could find some structure ( using my vexilar on a pantoon ) mixed in with small perch 6-8" ers. Caught the usual panfish off the pier with the biggest gill almost 8-1/2 and crappie almost 13". I don't understand how the panfish are above average but the eyes are extremely below average?? All fish are still swimming because the cabin and boat owner are tree huggers--lol--Had a great time and thanks to all who helped through pm. Tight lines and until next year I will miss one of my favorite places on earth!! My favorite picture attached!!
If it seems like I'm nuts because I have caught fish but I have been on the water from sun up to sun down looking for fish so I'm averaging 1 fish every hour or 2--- not lighting it up by any means-- thanks again Casey
Been a little rough start to the vacation!! Hit my first gps mark and game on - 10 walleyes-- get blown off spot no more walleyes?? Caught a couple nice gills and only 3 crappies off the pier but a 40" musky keeps running the panfish away!! Good thing I'm not keeping fish because they feel 80 degrees when it's 60 degrees outside! Fish would have to be iced immediately!! Pm me if you can help get my family on some fish-- any fish- thanks Casey
Fished the Three Lakes Chain from July 9th - July 13. Walleye and Crappie were very hit and miss. Much slower than we've had in years. Boated enough each day for small shore lunches, but did not get into some of the larger sizes we're used to. A few days of storms may have played a part. Took a 40 plus Muskie on a Whopper Plopper on Big Stone. Threw shallow and he took it right at the edge of some lillies. Walleyes and Crappie were taking 1/8-1/16 jig and twister tail combos with chartruse and orange somewhere in the color scheme. Caught a few smallies as well, but not in the numbers or sizes that we've had in the past. Fished mostly Big Stone, Deer, Dog and Laurel.