Spent the last month trying to learn the lake for smallies and walleye. Put in a solid 60 hours with 1 8" smallie to show for it. I'm over it
That's what walleyes look like? LMAO
Nice job toothy, I forgot what a keeper walleye from Pelican looked like.
I believe I saw you rowing out to your spot from my dock on saturday.....looked like a 25 evinrude tilted up and 2 guys in the boat. Watched them catch a few smallies near a buoy. Ive caught a lot of fish off that spot over the years.
Oh yeah the perch fishing in winter. Grab some wigglers from Roger, maybe some shiners and catch Perch during the day and some walleyes after dark. I guess the fishing pressure, alot of it during the winter and spearing have really hurt the big lake.
Fished Saturday on the big waters of ol Pelican lake .... Started off with motor issues , my ol trusty Evinrude 25 didn't want to idle , just rev up like a race car about to go down the quarter mile .. Since we were already there and in the water , just put the oars in and started a rowing , and rowing and some more rowing . Anyway got to a familiar spot we've been fishing for over 30 years and started casting and put out some slip bobbers. Caught about a dozen small mouth bass , 6 of which were giants . Then my brother catches a 25 inch walleye ... was perhaps the best day on Pelican in many years . We let everything swim away, really enjoyed the afternoon, weather was fantastic ... and then rowed some more to get back to the landing ....
Vegas, Tuffy and Wally: Yes those were great times back then. I remember the big musky of the day being shown. The thing I remember most was the perch fishing in the winter. Unfortunately I don't think I will see that again.
I'll reminisce for a moment.
When I was young, like 7 years old, my mother and I were trying to drive home from our place in Conover. Had to go past Pelican Lake.
Well, as fate would have it, we were in a very old Buick. And a huge storm rolled in on us as we were going through Pelican Lake. Car stalled on the highway and we pulled over into a hotel right off of 45.
I have no idea what the name of the hotel is/was. But it was a very old building (west side of the road, just off of the lake) and as of a few years ago, the building was still there. My mother and I walked into the place. Young mother, young child. Locals were in there and there was a birthday party going on.
Man, those people were just great to us. They got my mom some warm food and brought me over some birthday cake.
They gave us a little area with couches to sit, relax and ride out the storm.
When it was done, they made sure the car was running and they sent us on our way home.
My mother is now 75, she still remembers the kindness we were shown that day.
Do you guy’s remember when the store in town had the display case outside to show your big Muskie of the day? How about Guth’s Resort with the big steaks on Saturday night that you grilled yourself, indoors? That was before it became the Lakeview Resort.
I remember the big lake map on the wall and guy’s pointing out where they raised a big Muskie. Those were some good times back then. The lake was full of big Muskies, plus some big Northern Pike.