Some great Late-season Pickerel action for an intrepid group of roughfishers!

 

 

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krazyk's picture
That is a HUGE spotted bass!
krazyk
1 hour 50 min ago
That is a HUGE spotted bass! Nice one! Bass, Spotted EmotionalSpock
EmotionalSpock
2 years 3 hours ago
andy's picture
nice fish
andy
13 hours 26 min ago
And welcome Mooneye eanoszko
eanoszko
1 day 2 hours ago
TonyS's picture
Many times have I longed for
TonyS
17 hours 2 min ago
Many times have I longed for time-travel-fishing...   I love Mooneyes, if they grew to 30" or so I'd fish them a lot more...  I will say May 30th... more Mooneye eanoszko
eanoszko
1 day 2 hours ago
drawer.bli's picture
The mooneye from the future..
drawer.bli
21 hours 11 min ago
The mooneye from the future...   thats is a cool fish. Definitely one on my bucket list! Mooneye eanoszko
eanoszko
1 day 2 hours ago
D.T.'s picture
Squished fatheads!
D.T.
1 day 4 min ago
Where I live it's hands down the best ice fishin bait for channel cats. Plus early spring. I have tried livers, crawlers, cut sucker, and stink baits... more Spring Catfishing
CatmanND
1 day 22 hours ago
Outdoors4life's picture
FROGS
Outdoors4life
1 day 1 hour ago
Early in the year frogs are just startign to come out and very sluggish. That is why I think that dead frogs work so well. They are tougher to get... more Spring Catfishing
CatmanND
1 day 22 hours ago
zippyFX's picture
If it's still cool. I would s
zippyFX
1 day 4 hours ago
If it's still cool. I would stick with worms. Last spring here, when when the water temp was still low, my cut bait was getting competely ignored.... more Spring Catfishing
CatmanND
1 day 22 hours ago
Mike B's picture
Years ago when I was living i
Mike B
1 day 13 hours ago
Years ago when I was living in Winnipeg I'd walk down to the Red River to fish during the spring. On the way there was a creek loaded with leopard... more Spring Catfishing
CatmanND
1 day 22 hours ago
Mike B's picture
You saw me catch one. Fishing
Mike B
1 day 13 hours ago
You saw me catch one. Fishing has been pretty lame when you've been around though, lol. Anybody have experience with springtime burbot?
Mud
2 days 1 hour ago
Corey's picture
Dead Frogs
Corey
1 day 14 hours ago
I have never tried it, but I have it on good authority that big channel cats go absolutely nuts for dead frogs in the spring. Lots of them get... more Spring Catfishing
CatmanND
1 day 22 hours ago
This time of year, I fish any
gking86
1 day 17 hours ago
This time of year, I fish anything with shad. Cut shad, shad guts, doughbait with shad ground in. Seems to do well. There is a locally made doughbait... more Spring Catfishing
CatmanND
1 day 22 hours ago
Dr Flathead's picture
Probably really fresh cut bai
Dr Flathead
1 day 17 hours ago
Probably really fresh cut bait, like chunks of suckers or chubs.  Smallish hunks like an inch or two long.  Keep your bait pleanty fresh.  I like to... more Spring Catfishing
CatmanND
1 day 22 hours ago
Eli's picture
I call BS, Mike, there are no
Eli
1 day 20 hours ago
I call BS, Mike, there are no burbot in the Liard. Not one. Anybody have experience with springtime burbot?
Mud
2 days 1 hour ago
Mike B's picture
My very best burbot fishing o
Mike B
1 day 20 hours ago
My very best burbot fishing occurs in the spring a week two to weeks after the ice leaves the Liard River in the Northwest Territories, usually... more Anybody have experience with springtime burbot?
Mud
2 days 1 hour ago
TonyS's picture
Mud - for some reason I thoug
TonyS
1 day 21 hours ago
Mud - for some reason I thought you were out west, I must be thinking of another member.  Most of my Burbot fishing has been in MN.  On Superior you... more Anybody have experience with springtime burbot?
Mud
2 days 1 hour ago
Mud's picture
Thanks for the information, i
Mud
1 day 23 hours ago
Thanks for the information, it sounds like there is a pretty good chance to get one if I can find a good spot. I was just sitting here hoping the... more Anybody have experience with springtime burbot?
Mud
2 days 1 hour ago
TonyS's picture
On size and worms - all my bi
TonyS
1 day 23 hours ago
On size and worms - all my biggest Burbot are from open water, mostly in Spring but this is Lake Superior... a different animal entirely.  I often... more Anybody have experience with springtime burbot?
Mud
2 days 1 hour ago
Jason E.'s picture
I've caught them on northern
Jason E.
2 days 6 min ago
I've caught them on northern rivers, but these were incidental catches, while I was targeting sucker/redhorse species.  If I found any patterns at... more Anybody have experience with springtime burbot?
Mud
2 days 1 hour ago
TonyS's picture
For dead/cut bait use whateve
TonyS
2 days 44 min ago
For dead/cut bait use whatever is legal and ideally oily and found in your lake.  In order I would pick smelt, ciscoes, and then suckers or chubs.  ... more Anybody have experience with springtime burbot?
Mud
2 days 1 hour ago
TonyS's picture
Yeah, I've done plenty of spr
TonyS
2 days 48 min ago
Yeah, I've done plenty of spring Burbot fishing (and every other season).  Mostly on Lake Superior and some small Shield lakes.  When the water is... more Anybody have experience with springtime burbot?
Mud
2 days 1 hour ago
Hal Edward's picture
For some reason when I upload
Hal Edward
2 days 17 hours ago
For some reason when I uploaded it it was upside down but now it's not. Oh well, it's fine now Redhorse, River Hal Edward
Hal Edward
4 days 1 hour ago
Hal Edward's picture
Gunnar's Cheat Sheet
Hal Edward
2 days 17 hours ago
That looks really helpful. Thanks for the tips guys. Redhorse ID
Hal Edward
5 days 1 hour ago
Dr Flathead's picture
I bet it would work.  Especia
Dr Flathead
2 days 17 hours ago
I bet it would work.  Especially in slack water areas of a river system with good numbers of them.  Probably work slick as snot for Silver Carp when... more doughbait for bighead?
thatoneguy
3 days 55 min ago
roughfish29's picture
Man awesome write up Corey. T
roughfish29
2 days 17 hours ago
Man awesome write up Corey. The scenery looks awesome and the fishing looks even awesome-er.   And as always, exceptional writing and photography! Red Rocks and Roundtails
Corey
5 days 21 hours ago
roughfish29's picture
Awesome fish Corey! Wicked lo
roughfish29
2 days 17 hours ago
Awesome fish Corey! Wicked looking sucker Sucker, Sonora Corey
Corey
5 days 21 hours ago
I've never tried that particu
gking86
2 days 20 hours ago
I've never tried that particular method, but I catch them on doughbait intended for catfish occasionally at the Carlyle Lake Spillway, IL.  doughbait for bighead?
thatoneguy
3 days 55 min ago
drawer.bli's picture
Now that's a cool fish!  
drawer.bli
2 days 22 hours ago
Now that's a cool fish!   Bass, Coosa Wes Ketchum
Wes Ketchum
3 days 1 hour ago
Gunnar's picture
Redhorse ID is sometimes tric
Gunnar
2 days 23 hours ago
Redhorse ID is sometimes tricky, but always fun because it always means you caught a redhorse. Some people use the redhorse ID cheatsheet I made (see... more Redhorse ID
Hal Edward
5 days 1 hour ago
andy's picture
Looks good to me
andy
3 days 24 min ago
And it's a good comparison photo for two different redhorse species - silver and river.  Nice job.   Now you need to catch a greater redhorse from... more Redhorse, River Hal Edward
Hal Edward
4 days 1 hour ago
Corey's picture
Cool Coosa!
Corey
3 days 55 min ago
Nice work and congrats on getting that little bugger. You had to work hard for her! Bass, Coosa Wes Ketchum
Wes Ketchum
3 days 1 hour ago