Stayed at Cookies the last week of Jan. Fishing was slow for us. Caught mostly small walleyes on dead sticks and some jigging using gold spoons tipped with minnow heads. Only kept 3 fish all weekend, biggest being 16 inches. Plowed roads out were fine but as always that could change.
What's the ice like, go to lures for walleye and pike. Staying out of cookies 11th-14th
Used loud rattling bait hi to low in water column to bring them in but most commited on plain red hook with minnow.
Most importantly is stay as far away from every one else and the road as possible.
Even generator seemed to keep them away.
Be safe out there.
Anyone know how the fish are biting to date?
Hi ya'll. Currently on the verge of making a trip this up and coming weekend. Was wondering if theirs enough ice for trucks yet or if I should bring the wheeler? Also, any reports on the bite? Feel free to PM me if ya want. Thanks. -Pestka
Holy Buckets. Went to Red Lake this weekend along with 10,000 of my fishing buddies. Lines 50 people deep at the bait shop were not uncommon. Had to work really hard to get away form the crowds. Once we were away from the crows, we were able to catch fish. Best combo was a dead stick.
Looking for suggestions.... would like to find a cabin to stay at that is somewhat secluded...so not right next door to another cabin and a good guide service. Looking for eyes and perch.. really not particular on the lake. Fall trip....greatly appreciate any suggestions..I'm from Wi. Taking dad out..memory making trip...
Thanks all! Shoot me a pm.
36° - 40° F
Spent another weekend with Steve and Tyler from BearPaw Guides. Can't say enough good about them. They had us on the fish. Only problem was catching fish under 17".
The bite varied from super aggressive (hitting an active jig with minnow head), to super slow (deadstick live minnow only).