Home   |  Message Board   |  Information   |  Classifieds   |  Features   |  Video  |  Boat Reviews  |  Boat DIY
top 5 MN lakes? - Walleye Message Central
Walleye Message Central

Go Back   Walleye Message Central > Walleye Message Central > General Discussion

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-11-2017, 01:33 PM
MRNL
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default top 5 MN lakes?

What are your top five Minnesota lakes for the time period after the opener till mid June?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-11-2017, 07:04 PM
Baseline's Avatar
Baseline Baseline is online now
Wallhanger
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Northern, MN
Posts: 1,370
Default

For walleye fishing....all in Minnesota
Upper Red Lake - Opener till mid-June
St. Louis River - Mid-May till 2nd week of June
LOW - First week of June
Kabetogama - First week of June

These four keep me busy......
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-11-2017, 08:27 PM
wlmffm wlmffm is offline
Minnow
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Omaha, Ne
Posts: 28
Default

I think Rainy Lake is much better than Kabetogama and I have a problem with Red Lake as I simply can't get used to fishing in a lake that doesn't seem to get any deeper than 5 feet. :-)
Reply With Quote
 
  #4  
Old 01-11-2017, 08:28 PM
That Minnesota guy's Avatar
That Minnesota guy That Minnesota guy is online now
Wallhanger
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,029
Default

While Rainy is good it's not nearly as good as a few short years ago regardless of what you read.
__________________
Kindness is always a option.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-11-2017, 08:54 PM
wlmffm wlmffm is offline
Minnow
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Omaha, Ne
Posts: 28
Default

I lose track of time anymore but I think I fished Kabe in the spring time for 5 years and then switched to Rainy for the past 2 years. I simply have done better in Rainy than Kabetogama. Of course....everything changes every year. I went to Rainy last year 3 times and the last trip in September the fishing was really poor. I was scratching my head pretty good as in the July heat I did real well and here in the cool fall I couldn't buy a walleye. The cabin next to me in the resort left with 3 days left to go as they said "it was a waste of time". Hmmm, I've never thought fishing, even when it is lousy, was a waste of time. :-)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-11-2017, 09:53 PM
Baseline's Avatar
Baseline Baseline is online now
Wallhanger
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Northern, MN
Posts: 1,370
Default

I like Rain from late July to September when the walleyes park on the reefs and big points. I've always done well on the west end of Kab early. I catch a lot of walleyes anchored off resort row at night using a lighted slip bobber.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-11-2017, 10:19 PM
wlmffm wlmffm is offline
Minnow
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Omaha, Ne
Posts: 28
Default

you just brought back memories for me of the last night time fishing I did there was along the same route. Absolutely beautiful night, cool, no breeze, just still, star filled night. A great time to be out there then......we were attacked by bugs and mosquitos so bad we had to call it quits. Nice memory though. :-)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-12-2017, 06:15 AM
Minn guest
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Early spring Big Stone,Lake Traverse late spring Ottertail,NorthLida,summer Big Cormorant.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-12-2017, 06:32 AM
whyknot whyknot is offline
Minnow
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 28
Default

I went to Rainy last year 3 times and the last trip in September the fishing was really poor.

I had the same problem. In late September 2015 We had a great trip with quite a few big fish.
This past year we struggled to find any. We were in the Ontario portion both years and could not believe the difference. Now we are switching to Devils Lake ND. The fall bit there is unreal. or so I heard.

But my Top 4
Big Stone
Lac qui Parle
Mary
Whitefish
__________________
2013 Lund 1775 Impact
Mercury 115 4 stroke
Mercury Bigfoot 9.9
Humminbird Onix 10Si
Humminbird Onix 10Ci
Minnkota Terrova w/ Ipilot Link

Last edited by whyknot; 01-12-2017 at 06:37 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-12-2017, 08:21 AM
MACH's Avatar
MACH MACH is online now
Wallhanger
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Forest Lake, MN
Posts: 536
Default

Mille Lacs for me all year long...

#2 Leech lake
#3 Living on Forest Lake and fishing the AIM tournaments taught me how to fish weeds so I figured the lake out quick.
#4 Lake of the woods
#5 Rainy River in the spring.

I fished Red a lot as a kid. I don't care to keep fish and red doesn't have much for larger fish, and the crowds are to much for me. I refuse to fish it.
__________________
Chris Messerschmidt
NPAA #803
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.