2010 Cass Lake Area Fishing Reports

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12/20/10
We have been catching several nice walleye in the 26-28" range on Lake Winnie, As well as a few "keepers" under 17. Perch have been caught in 22-28 feet of water using jigs and shiners.
Big Wolf Resort Inc.
www.bigwolflakeresort.com
32392 Big Wolf Lake Road
Cass Lake, MN 56633


10/22/10 

Blackduck Lake is slow with fishing right now since there are more duck hunters on the lake then fishermen. There are a few perch being taken in the afternoon warm sun in the shallow water around 8'. The walleye are in the deeper water and waiting for the ice to form which is right around the corner. The open water fishing season is pretty much over with all the hunting seasons open now and so there will few fishing stories to tell until first ice which is usually on Turkey Day.

White Birch Resort

Monte Sharbono

www.whitebirchresort.net

218-835-4552


10/8/10 

Cass Lake Fishing Report       

What a great day! Weather has been just perfect. We will take every day of this kind of weather that we can.
Walleye and perch have really been biting. On Cass they are working 18 to 25 feet during the day and then off the weed lines in the evening. Jig and minnow are doing the trick. Rainbows have been the minnow of choice. We do have spot tail shiners in now also.
Froggy is still hauling beets, but we are hoping that he will be back in a couple of days, depending on the weather. Sure will be good to have him back!
This will be a great weekend to get out on the lake, enjoy the fishing and this great Minnesota weather. Don't forget to stop in and say Hi when your in the area.
Mama Froggy Posted at 5:33 PM

Froggy Sports
http://froggysports.blogspot.com/


9/17/10 

Deer River, Winnibigosh Fishing Report       

Well this is it for me for fishing reports. I am done with my season and off to hunt and fish for myself. Fall is my favorite time of the year. It has been a good season fishing has been excellent for all species, the people with me fishing and asking questions have been great, thank you. Also if you all ever have questions through out the year do not hesitate to contact me and ask.

Fishing this past week has been great the walleye have been doing their fall thing a good shallow bite. Winnie, Cutfoot and Sand have really been going strong. The fish seem to be in that 10-13 ft when there is no wind and shallower with a good wind. Jig and minnow have been the best but some times a crawler and Lindy has been the ticket.  The crappies have been going full swing with most the fish going deep and suspended. Hoover over them and get them to bite with a little 1/8 or 1/16 oz fireball and a chub. Sunnies have been deep suspended with the crappies or on the edge of the weeds in the 10-12 ft of water. A small jig with a crawler or a maggot on the hook should get them going.

Good luck fishing and thank you for following my reports!

Jason Boser

Fishing Fever Guide Service

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218-999-5591

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8/25/10 

Sand, Bowstring, Big Winnie, and Cut-Foot Sioux Area Fishing Report      

Walleye fishing on area lakes has been very good for the month of August, Sand Lake look for walleyes in 12 to 15 ft Jig or rig has been the best presentation, also crappies are showing up, Bowstring Lake, again looking for walleyes, the best depth has been 8 1/2 ft. Spinners tip with a 1/2 crawler or reddish type shad raps have the choice of baits, don't forget on both of these lake you can keep 9 northern pike limit pre person ( under 22 inches) great for pickling, and help out the lake, by removing these fish. great action for the kids. Big Winnie also has a hot bite, with a strong south wind Muskie bay has been good, along with stony point. spinners tip with a 1/2 crawler or rig with 3 ft. leader again tip with a crawler or jig minnow has work well, on the calmer days the main bars has produce a lot of fish in 19 to 17 ft. range. rigs with 6 to 7 ft. leaders tip with crawler or leeches has been the best presentation. Signs good for the fall crappie bite in cut-foot-souix area.  Be safe, Have fun, enjoying a day on the water.

Charlie Worrath Full Time professional Guide,

Charlie's Gone Fishing Guide Services
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charlie@mnfishingpros.com
218-246-2159


8/19/10 

Deer River, Winnibigosh Fishing Report       

What a change 90's to mid 60's that is a change in weather. The good thing is the fishing hasn’t suffered too bad. I have been at Winnibigosh again this whole last week. The fishing has been great. I have been catching walleye's in the shallow rocks yet, 4-7 ft with a jig and minnow. This has been fun on some days you can see the fish down there rummaging around and cast right to them and you will catch them.  When we have wind that does help out the fishing.  Without wind you can catch walleyes on the flats outside the weeds in the 10-12 ft with a spinner or a shad rap covering ground, or even the big bars on the south side of the lake with a lindy rig or spinner. The perch are starting to show up on the rocks also and even on the deep humps we are getting some nice perch. Its also time to start looking for the crappies they should start showing up in their fall haunts soon.

Good Luck Fishing

Jason Boser

Fishing Fever Guide Service

MnFishing Pros Guide Service

218-999-5591

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7/31/10 

Grand Rapids, Winnibigosh, Sand, Leech Lake Fishing Report       

It sure has been a hot summer. Seems a guy is sweating everyday out there. Fishing in this weather has remained fairly steady with  some days being really good. I have been on Sand a couple days and we did good with a 1/8 oz northland gumball and a chub or a lindy and a leech. Sand has been different this year with the fish being a little bit everywhere. One minute on the weed edge the next way deep off the weed edge or sometimes on the deep humps. So you just have to move around to find the ones that are biting.

Winnie has been the other lake I have been on the last few days. Its been the same on winnie, one minute the fish are on the humps, the next the big bars, the next the shoreline its been new every time. We have had good success with the spinners lately. I have been using a 1/4 oz bullet sinker with a Northland  spinner running around 1 mph and its been working good. Now yesterday we ended up with a good bite going on a jig and minnow in 7 ft of water, but most of the fish have been a bit deeper in the 12-17 ft of water on the edges of the main break. So it goes to show don’t ever rule anything out this time of the year.

Good Luck Fishing

Jason Boser

Fishing Fever Guide Service

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218-999-5591

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7/25/10 

Northern Minnesota Fishing Report      

As far as walleyes fishing on area lakes, the walleyes are starting to make a move from the mid lake structures back towards the shoreline, not say all the fish, but some are moving up to shoreline weed beds. It's only the end of July but with warm water temps are pushing the fish up shallow, as far as jig fishermen or ladies jig fisherwomen it's good news. as those shallow water fish can be caught wiith a jig minnow combo or on a rig with a 3 ft leader tip with a crawler or leech. The deeper walleyes are still biting a rigs tip with again leech or crawler on a 5ft to 7ft leader. Perch are also showing up on the rocks humps 12ft to 15ft range and are feeding on this years crawfish hatch, jig & minnow working well, when fishing these perch, fish just about under the boat, don't let out a lot of line,they seem to like to hide under the boat shallow. So just fish along side the boat, again this works well for perch, but walleye let a lot of line out, to get away from the boat. Larger northern pike are also starting to show up in shoeline weed beds. 

Charlie Worrath Full Time professional Guide,

Charlie's Gone Fishing Guide Services
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charlie@mnfishingpros.com
218-246-2159


7/10/10 

Grand Rapids, Winnibigosh, Leech Lake Fishing Report       

Another hot week of fishing with some days reaching that 80 plus degrees. With the heat and limited wind I pretty much fished winnie the whole time. Winnie has been good with most of the fish coming off the humps and bars in the main lake. Lindy rigs and leeches and crawlers have been the best bet in 22-24 ft of water. I have been using 3-5 ft snells they seem to be working best so far. What we have been doing is looking on the electronics all around the bar till we find fish and not even wetting a line till we see fish. When you find them throw out a marker and fish them don’t go wandering around where the fish are not there. I did have one morning of wind and tried the shallow rocks with a jig and minnow and picked up 2 walleye's and 12 nice perch, so there is some hope in the shallows.

I got out to Sand and Bowstring one day with limited success. I found some shallow cabbage on Bowstring that held a few fish right around the edge of the weeds that were laying on top of the water. we were using 1/8 oz gumball jigs and golden shiners.

Good Luck Fishing

Jason Boser

Fishing Fever Guide Service

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6/29/10 

Northern Minnesota Fishing Report        

Fishing walleyes this past week has it's up and downs, with the warmer water temps the fish are changing over to more leech and crawler bite, the may fly hatch is also coming to an end on area lakes. The downs are when we have to deal with the high winds, because most of the walleyes we been catching are on mid lake structure 21ft. to 24ft. depth range. When fishing these areas you have to fish these walleyes slow and somewhat vertical. Use your electronics to locate the fish on these humps or main lake breaks. It will save a lot of time, it's called finding the spot on the spot. Look for them, like you would on a shoreline bite, check all the points, inside turns, and most importantly the sharps breaks. I like to be somewhat old fashion and throw a marker on the outside of the school of fish, when I locate on these spots, because they usually hold pretty tight. On days when this is not possible we have located fish tight in cabbage weeds, jig and minnow, or run a spinner along the edge, tip with a leech or crawler. Be safe & enjoy a great day on the water, in Northern Minnesota.

Charlie Worrath Full Time professional Guide,

Charlie's Gone Fishing Guide Services
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charlie@mnfishingpros.com
218-246-2159


6/24/10 

Grand Rapids, Winnibigosh, Leech Lake Fishing Report       

Another good week of fishing. Winnie is still biting with a lot of fish starting to come in off the humps and bars on the north side of the lake.  I have been fishing the northern most humps in 22-24 ft of water. Most of these humps are big sand bars that come up off the main basin mud.  We have been starting to use leeches and crawlers alittle but the jig and minnow is still king. Out in the deeper water I have been using a 1/4 oz northland gumball jig and a shiner. Its been harder to get the spottails so when I have too I use a golden shiner, both work good. When using a lindy rig remember this time of the year you do not need the long snells  you can stick with a short 3-4 ft one. With a good wind we still got some fish in the shallows but they tended to be on the small side.

Fished Bowstring one day we did well. We got a few fish on the humps and bars, but most of our fish came from the weeds in the shallow water 6-7 ft of water.  The water is pretty green right now and I think the fish will stay shallow for awhile. I was using a jig and minnow for the whole day there also, mostly a 1/8 oz gumball and shiner. Soon we should see the spinner bite get going out there with a leech or crawler.

Sand was a little tough we had a hard time getting the walleyes to bite. Every now and then we would get a few to go but it was tough. The ones we did get were in that 10-12 ft of water right on the edge of the weeds with a jig and minnow.

Good Luck Fishing

Jason Boser

Fishing Fever Guide Service

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6/15/10 

Northern Minnesota Fishing Report        

Walleye fishing on Grand Rapids & Deer River area lakes has been good this past week, The bite picks ups if you have cloud cover and some wind. especially in the shallows. There's still a good bite in the Tamarack flats on big Winnie 10 to 14 ft along the river channel, also main lake breaks out in front of Tamarack point 21 to 25 ft. along the edge has produced well. Fished Leech this week out of Federal Dam in Portage Bay, did well along the weed lines 12 ft. also on the rocks south of Two Points. I have been using jig minnow combo with spot tail shiners, but the spot tail shiners are done in this area till fall. I think the fish are also making there move away from minnows, as the Mitch fly's are hatching in most area lakes, but the cooler rainy weather has slowed the hatch some at this time. When the walleyes start feeding on them, rigging with leeches and crawlers will be the way to go. 

Charlie Worrath Full Time professional Guide,

Charlie's Gone Fishing Guide Services
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charlie@mnfishingpros.com
218-246-2159


6/8/10 

Grand Rapids, Winnibigosh, Leech Lake Fishing Report

This week was a week where we started to see the fish start moving toward deeper water. Winnie there are still fish in the shallows around stoney, river channel and all along that north shore. There are also fish out on the humps and I think it will keep getting better out there. Naturally when fishing shallow you need a jig in the 1/8-1/16 oz range but if you go deep jump up to a 1/4 or 3/8 oz jig. We are still getting shiners but they are getting harder.

Leech is going pretty good I was out there a couple times this last week. We fished in the weeds and rocks. the rocks were good when the wind blew, the weeds were better with no wind. Jig and shiner were still king with the little 1/16 oz fireball working best in the shallow rocks.

I hit Bowstring one day also and it was decent. The landing was a bugger getting into but we did it and only got a little wet. Most of our fish came out of the deep water 16- 20 ft. We were using 1/8 oz gumballs and a shiner but I did see some people catch them with a leech and lindy rig.

Good Luck and Be Safe

Jason Boser

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5/28/10 

Grand Rapids, Winnibigosh, Leech Lake Fishing Report

I hope all you have great plans for your memorial weekend with family and friends, and when we are celebrating remember our service men and women who are not.

should be a great fishing weekend, sounds like some wind is coming which will help. I have been on Sand lake and winnie this last week and when we have wind we catch fish, when it is calm we still get a few but sometimes we can go awhile without so its just a bit of a struggle at times. Lets start with winnie. The fish are still in the shallows on the big flats, Chasing shiners and little perch. Look for the fish in 7-12 ft of water  depending on your weather. we have been using 1/8 oz gumballs with the wind and 1/16 oz fireballs without. Shiners are still plentiful in the area, so stop at Freds or Bens bait for excellent bait.

Sand was about the same  fish in 8-12 ft with a jig and minnow. On Sand I checked out some of the structure away from shore and caught a few but the shoreline flats were a lot better. Again use a 1/8 oz gumball or fireball for the best results.

Good Luck and Be Safe

Jason Boser

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5/23/10 

Grand Rapids, Winnibigosh, Leech Lake Fishing Report

Opening weekend was a decent opener, warmer water and warm weather not too bad. We spent our opener on Cass Lake fish were in 10-17 ft of water and they were biting on a northland fireball jig with a shiner.

The next few days we were on Winnie and leech. Weather was a killer 80 degree’s and sunny with no wind. It was a tough go no matter where you were. Leech was ok in 15-17ft of water by leech lake camp ground and right out front of federal dam. We did find some fish in shallow water 7-8 ft and they bit pretty good at times. We were using a 1/8 oz northland gumball jig and a shiner. Nothing was fast and furious but we at least could pluck a few out now and then.

Winnie was ok also fish were in front of high banks, stoney and the rock pile. Most fish were in 15-17 ft of water again all scattered around. You go over a few fish and get a couple bites and then go awhile till you hit some more. Again nothing real constant but ok. Once the clouds and wind came up Friday and sat it started to turn on in the shallows. Then we were getting them in 8-9 ft again with a northland gumball and a shiner. I think this will hold true for awhile yet. So look for good fishing when you have clouds or wind if none of that just keep plucking away.

Good Luck Fishing

Jason Boser

Fishing Fever Guide Service

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218-999-5591

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5/6/10 

Grand Rapids, Deer River, Winnibigosh Fishing Report

May,6th 2010Hope everybody is getting ready for the big opening day which is coming up soon. Make sure you have new line on your reels, rods cleaned, trailer bearings greased, motor all tuned up, and all your tackle in order for the big day.Up here the pan fish have been starting to turn on pretty good. Lots of reports of people catching crappies and Sunnies. When the weather is warm for a few days the shallow water is producing panfish in the shallows, as little as 2-3 ft of water at times. Pitching a jig with a minnow or plastic tail has been working good, also is the all reliable bobber thrown into the weed edges has been good. If they are really spooky you might want to try just a plain hook with a little minnow and throw it up there and let it do its magic.After a cold front goes through look to the edges of the shallow water, they might have dropped off into that deeper water. With this use your electronics and troll around till you hit a school and cast up to them.As the water warms we will see more and more fish in the shallows getting ready to spawn.When Walleye opener starts we should see some good fishing. Look for them in areas where you usually hit on memorial weekend. Should be mostly jig and minnow but don’t rule out lindy rigs and leeches this year.

Good Luck Fishing

Jason Boser

Fishing Fever Guide Service

MnFishing Pros Guide Service

218-999-5591

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4/26/10 

It’s that time of the year again, time to go through your rods, reels, and tackle. Every year they have something new on the market. A hot new lure, a rod that is lighter and more sensitive, and a new stronger/tougher kind of line.

Let’s take some time and talk about line. I get questions each year about what line people in my boat should be using, when they go back home to fish with their own rigs.

Here I will tell you what I use and why:

Lets start with jigging. For myself and my clients I use Trilene XL 6lb. I know some people like 8 lb., but I believe the 6 lb. is a nice small diameter and very subtle for most of my jigging. It gives the jig a “real life” look as it bounces along in the water, and lets the jig do its “thing”. The strength of 6 lb. is great, I can’t remember the last time I lost a fish due to breakage from it. Day in and day out, I say, stick with 6 lb. Trilene XL for jigging.

For rigging I still use the 6 lb. Trilene XL. I like the stretch it has when you are rigging, especially deeper fish. It gives a little forgiveness if you don’t feel the bite right away. The only thing different is that for my leader I use a 6 lb. fluorocarbon called Vanish. The reason I use Vanish as a leader is just what the label says, it vanishes. It is pretty much invisible in the water and gives you that little advantage.

My next presentation is spinners. We seem to be using them more and more to catch walleyes. I like to go up to 8lb. Trilene when using spinners, whether it’s XL or XT it doesn’t seem to matter much. The heavier line is a bit more forgiving for the twisting that you get when you run the spinners, it also is stronger when you pull through the weeds and have your sinker rubbing against your line.

Now for my last presentation, trolling cranks. I prefer the Fire Line. Fire Line is not a braid or a mono, it is a thermal filament fishing line made from micro dyneema, the worlds strongest fiber. What you get is a lot of strength in a smaller diameter line. I use 10 lb. test and it has the diameter of around 4 lb mono. With the small diameter my cranks run a lot smoother. I also like the strength of the line, it does not get bit off by Northern pike as easily.

So, there you have it, why I use the line that I do and when I use it; jigging, rigging, spinners, and trolling cranks. Remember to change your line at the beginning of the season, and depending on how much you fish during the year you may be changing it several times.

Good Luck Fishing

Jason Boser

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