Eli managed to fool some very impressive pre-spawn carp in between the ice and the shore, and spawning white suckers to round out an enviable early spring foray.

 

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Eli's picture
Sounds like a dream of a rive
Eli
43 min 47 sec ago
Sounds like a dream of a river to me. Updated - The Root River of Southeast Minnesota
admin
0 sec ago
Hengelaar's picture
Beautiful Whites!
Hengelaar
3 hours 41 min ago
Man, those are some cool Whites! Spawning colors look great. They ain't tiny, either. What a cool report, man. Some serious carpsiewarpsies, too. I... more Spring!
Eli
22 hours 29 min ago
Hengelaar's picture
Sweet!
Hengelaar
3 hours 47 min ago
Wow, great fish, Mike. Lookade mouf on those lakers!!!! Man, I'd love one like that. Maybe not with all of that ice, though... While the wife's away, the fisherman does play
Mike B
1 day 21 hours ago
Jason E.'s picture
Nice work! 
Jason E.
8 hours 5 min ago
Nice work!  Spring!
Eli
22 hours 29 min ago
tdaustgen's picture
awesome fish!
tdaustgen
8 hours 33 min ago
awesome fish! Shark, Lemon frogfish
frogfish
9 months 3 weeks ago
tdaustgen's picture
great catch!
tdaustgen
8 hours 38 min ago
great catch! Shark, Bull EmotionalSpock
EmotionalSpock
3 months 3 weeks ago
zippyFX's picture
Sweet! Nice catches. Looks li
zippyFX
8 hours 40 min ago
Sweet! Nice catches. Looks like a nice day out. Spring!
Eli
22 hours 29 min ago
FishingPals4Life's picture
Thanks Jason, I'll check thos
FishingPals4Life
9 hours 46 min ago
Thanks Jason, I'll check those spots out as well, this may give me an excuse to come back and visit the inlaws down there.............................. more Fishing by Red Wing, MN Need Advice!!
FishingPals4Life
3 days 11 hours ago
FishingPals4Life's picture
Very nice!! Congrats man!!
FishingPals4Life
9 hours 49 min ago
Very nice!! Congrats man!! Spring!
Eli
22 hours 29 min ago
D.T.'s picture
Common Carp?
D.T.
10 hours 18 min ago
That size aint too common around my parts. Them make Rosie O'Donnel and Oprah Winfrey look like toothpicks. Sheeze man nice ones. And how come I... more Spring!
Eli
22 hours 29 min ago
Corey's picture
Great report and photos
Corey
11 hours 36 min ago
Love to see you catching that caliber of carp under the still-remaining ice. And the beefy whites are soooo cool.  Spring!
Eli
22 hours 29 min ago
Mike B's picture
Awesome Eli, I estimate at le
Mike B
12 hours 12 min ago
Awesome Eli, I estimate at least three weeks before I can find an open water fish. Spring!
Eli
22 hours 29 min ago
the bearded angler's picture
Great report and pictures!! S
the bearded angler
14 hours 13 min ago
Great report and pictures!! Season opens in 2.5 weeks here and I cant wait. Spring!
Eli
22 hours 29 min ago
Eli's picture
Awesome lakers Mike! Well don
Eli
1 day 1 hour ago
Awesome lakers Mike! Well done. Those big red bars racing towards your lure sure get the heart beating eh... While the wife's away, the fisherman does play
Mike B
1 day 21 hours ago
andy's picture
June 1st
andy
1 day 2 hours ago
Last year I caught two black redhorse, one male one female, both in real juicy spawning condition. Mid to late may is probably best to look for... more Spawning temps for Redhorse?
roughfish29
1 day 5 hours ago
Dutch's picture
The redhorse chart Olaf made
Dutch
1 day 3 hours ago
The redhorse chart Olaf made has the spawning temp listed as follows: Black 56 Golden 60 Silver 56 Shorthead  47 Greater  64 River 72 Hope that helps Spawning temps for Redhorse?
roughfish29
1 day 5 hours ago
Jason E.'s picture
That spot is like a dream com
Jason E.
1 day 3 hours ago
That spot is like a dream come true.  Backyard fishing!  In Cleveland, people didn't get motivated to clean up the rivers until they started on fire... more Fishing in my parent's backyard. Neenah Slough
Ctrl_Alt_Dlt
2 days 13 hours ago
Corey's picture
Sucker Spawning Temps
Corey
1 day 4 hours ago
For black redhorse info, I've got a copy of Fishes of Missouri in front of me that puts thei Ozark spawning run in late April-Early May. Of course,... more Spawning temps for Redhorse?
roughfish29
1 day 5 hours ago
JabsGrand12's picture
Thanks
JabsGrand12
1 day 5 hours ago
That sounds alot more sciencetificaly right then what i have been told before. I use the same rig for carp and am very familiar it. Thanks Andy for... more Root River Night fishing
JabsGrand12
3 days 22 hours ago
andy's picture
a little more Weight...
andy
1 day 5 hours ago
You will need a little more weight than just split shot. a half ounce egg sinker might be better to stay put out there. Just cast out abs prop your... more Root River Night fishing
JabsGrand12
3 days 22 hours ago
Ctrl_Alt_Dlt's picture
I need to target lake trout o
Ctrl_Alt_Dlt
1 day 6 hours ago
I need to target lake trout one of these days.  They look amazing! While the wife's away, the fisherman does play
Mike B
1 day 21 hours ago
Ctrl_Alt_Dlt's picture
Gunnar and Eli, When I was
Ctrl_Alt_Dlt
1 day 6 hours ago
Gunnar and Eli, When I was in high school, we did a social studies project to make changes in the community.  Ours was about changing the river... more Fishing in my parent's backyard. Neenah Slough
Ctrl_Alt_Dlt
2 days 13 hours ago
JabsGrand12's picture
Thanks, I asumeing most/all f
JabsGrand12
1 day 7 hours ago
Thanks, I asumeing most/all fish were caught with just a hook, Split shot and worms. Root River Night fishing
JabsGrand12
3 days 22 hours ago
andy's picture
shovelnose
andy
1 day 8 hours ago
Shovelnose are a rare catch, but always a possibility. The hole down by the canoe launch is your best bet. I believe three were caught in one night... more Root River Night fishing
JabsGrand12
3 days 22 hours ago
Jason E.'s picture
Wow.  Those are some amazing
Jason E.
1 day 9 hours ago
Wow.  Those are some amazing lakers! While the wife's away, the fisherman does play
Mike B
1 day 21 hours ago
Jason E.'s picture
You might also catch a trout
Jason E.
1 day 9 hours ago
You might also catch a trout or two at night.  A mooneye might just show up tooI agree with Andy, there's the slimmest of chances you'll get a... more Root River Night fishing
JabsGrand12
3 days 22 hours ago
Jason E.'s picture
There's a park near the Amtra
Jason E.
1 day 9 hours ago
There's a park near the Amtrak depot that has a pier and tons of shore access.  During spring, I've caught some nice shorthead redhorse there.  There... more Fishing by Red Wing, MN Need Advice!!
FishingPals4Life
3 days 11 hours ago
andy's picture
nice lakers!
andy
1 day 11 hours ago
Man, some day I would love to ice a big lake trout like that! Kudos to some fine fish, and thanks for sharing. While the wife's away, the fisherman does play
Mike B
1 day 21 hours ago
Roundtail
Pinefish123
1 day 20 hours ago
That looks like a juvenile roundtail.  If you caught it from Oak Creek, then its most likely a roundtail.  The headwater chub and Gila chub are the... more AZ ID help
angus
8 months 3 weeks ago
Corey's picture
Great work!
Corey
1 day 21 hours ago
Glad you got out. It's been bad enough down here, can't imagine what winter's been like in Yellowknife.   Those lakers are just mind-blowing. While the wife's away, the fisherman does play
Mike B
1 day 21 hours ago