Home   |  Message Board   |  Information   |  Classifieds   |  Features   |  Video  |  Boat Reviews  |  Boat DIY
hunting for walleyes - Walleye Message Central
Walleye Message Central

Go Back   Walleye Message Central > Canada Eh? > Canada

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-19-2020, 05:51 PM
Shubody Shubody is offline
Minnow
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9
Angry hunting for walleyes

Help! Just like the rest of you our Canada trip didn't happen. Went to Lake Vermillion instead and that was a complete bust the first week of September. The lake was just too big to figure out in a week. Others who had switched their trip here also had no luck. Six of us didn't bring home one keeper! would like to find a smaller lake in MN or possibly South Dakota.
Any suggestions?
Thanks
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-19-2020, 06:16 PM
bbheli bbheli is online now
Wallhanger
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Illinois
Posts: 630
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shubody View Post
Help! Just like the rest of you our Canada trip didn't happen. Went to Lake Vermillion instead and that was a complete bust the first week of September. The lake was just too big to figure out in a week. Others who had switched their trip here also had no luck. Six of us didn't bring home one keeper! would like to find a smaller lake in MN or possibly South Dakota.
Any suggestions?
Thanks
Lake Winnibigoshish

https://www.thepinesresort.com/
__________________
2018 Lund 202 GL Pro V
Humminbird Helix G2 x 2
Talon
Ultera
Kicker
Smartcraft
Zipwakes

Last edited by bbheli; 10-19-2020 at 06:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-19-2020, 07:53 PM
Lmbkiller Lmbkiller is offline
Keeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Land of 15000 lakes
Posts: 382
Default

Winni is approximately 20ish sqmi bigger than vermillion, don’t think that’s what he’s looking for....
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 10-19-2020, 08:38 PM
7 Mag's Avatar
7 Mag 7 Mag is offline
Wallhanger
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Indiana
Posts: 835
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shubody View Post
Help! Just like the rest of you our Canada trip didn't happen. Went to Lake Vermillion instead and that was a complete bust the first week of September. The lake was just too big to figure out in a week. Others who had switched their trip here also had no luck. Six of us didn't bring home one keeper! would like to find a smaller lake in MN or possibly South Dakota.
Any suggestions?
Thanks
Lake V. can be a tough lake to fish, I would look at Leech Lake. On a map It’s a big lake but it’s like fishing multiple lakes. If you stay on Agency bay it’s easy access to Walker Bay which has very good fishing or you can take the canal and access the big part of the lake. Hire a guide for 1/2 a day and you’ll learn a lot, there’s lots of guides on Leech. Agency bay is nice especially when the wind is blowing.

Last edited by 7 Mag; 10-19-2020 at 08:48 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-19-2020, 10:01 PM
bbheli bbheli is online now
Wallhanger
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Illinois
Posts: 630
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lmbkiller View Post
Winni is approximately 20ish sqmi bigger than vermillion, don€™t think that€™s what he€™s looking for....
I know but its loaded with structure and he will catch fish. Never had a bad trip there and I think its easier to find Walleye vs Lake Vermillion, opposite extreme smaller hidden gems like Fish hook 1600 acres or Lake Andrew.
__________________
2018 Lund 202 GL Pro V
Humminbird Helix G2 x 2
Talon
Ultera
Kicker
Smartcraft
Zipwakes

Last edited by bbheli; 10-19-2020 at 10:08 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-20-2020, 01:17 PM
Grumps Grumps is offline
Slot Fish
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Central MN
Posts: 107
Default

If your main goal is just to catch walleyes I would suggest Pools 4-9 of the Mississippi River, Red Lake, Devils Lake, or the Glacial Lakes area (SD).

On Red Lake you can just follow the crowds. On the others you will need to hire a guide for at least a day.

The MN Glacial Shield Lakes have been heavily fished by knowledgeable fishermen for years. They can provide a marvelous fishing experience and can mirror the scenery of Canada, but never (extremely rarely) match the actual catching during a one week trip.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-21-2020, 03:48 PM
Shubody Shubody is offline
Minnow
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9
Default

Thanks. What can you tell me about Fishhook and Andrew?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-29-2020, 05:24 PM
1100 Remington Man 1100 Remington Man is offline
Minnow
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: West of the Mississippi
Posts: 52
Default

Did you have a plan ? What I mean you need to look at contor lake maps in advance look for Walleye spots then go fish them for 15-20 minutes if no fish on to the next spot.
I fished LOW with a rented 16ft-18ft 25hp tiller and a flasher and always caught fish out of Kenora but I could not travel to far with only 6gallons of gas.
If you are trying to figure it out on the Dock you are behind.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-29-2020, 05:32 PM
bbheli bbheli is online now
Wallhanger
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Illinois
Posts: 630
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1100 Remington Man View Post
Did you have a plan ? What I mean you need to look at contor lake maps in advance look for Walleye spots then go fish them for 15-20 minutes if no fish on to the next spot.
I fished LOW with a rented 16ft-18ft 25hp tiller and a flasher and always caught fish out of Kenora but I could not travel to far with only 6gallons of gas.
If you are trying to figure it out on the Dock you are behind.
Didn't you have paddles ?

That is the biggest mistake people make. They don't have a plan or they loose track of the plan once they get on the water. When you watch a football game the coach has a laminated play sheet "cheat sheet" outlining every play combination and usually based on all the video and experience they learn from watching that team.

Unless I am just going out to run the boat test or play I always create a play book by way of laminated sheet. I outline where, what and how and I accommodate for a change in the weather and conditions. When I hit the water I am full prepared for a productive day. When I return I record what I used what worked and where and I update my sheet for that water and have a second side based on seasons. It usually never lets me down.
__________________
2018 Lund 202 GL Pro V
Humminbird Helix G2 x 2
Talon
Ultera
Kicker
Smartcraft
Zipwakes
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 10:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.