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QueticoMike
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10/19/2017 12:56PM
Who's catching fish this week and what are ya catching?

My buddy gave me one of those whopper ploppers to try out and I was fishing for smallmouth last night right at sunset and a Fish Ohio, 21 inch, saugeye slammed it about 10 feet from shore. Smallmouth fishing has been good lately too! Only going to get better after the first hard frost, that is when the top water bite gets good!

 
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10/19/2017 02:08PM
Had a good couple days on Vermilion this week fishing for Walleye. No monsters, but several 19 to 24 inch fish. All were caught with slip bobber, 1/4 oz. jigs, and either minnow or crawlers. They seemed to hit each equally. Our bobbers were set at 6 feet deep, and we were on the edge of a drop off . We were in a area with a lot of current.we also caught 12 Jumbo perch in the same area , as they were mixed in with the Walleyes. The perch were 10 to 14 inches and they were delicious!!
mastertangler
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10/19/2017 03:29PM
Not me ;-(

I'm working........But I'm coming your way Mike in a few weeks if you can spare an afternoon. Nice fish BTW! Thats a weird catch on the last lure you could of imagined. Did you bang any smallies with it? I laugh every time I say "Whopper Plopper" ;-)
BearRaid
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10/19/2017 05:56PM
Nice fish Mike - thanks for sharing. Nice work on those walleyes on Vermilion Walllee.
10/19/2017 09:00PM
Was fishing for Splake this week:
10/19/2017 09:04PM
quote walllee: "Had a good couple days on Vermilion this week fishing for Walleye. No monsters, but several 19 to 24 inch fish. All were caught with slip bobber, 1/4 oz. jigs, and either minnow or crawlers. They seemed to hit each equally. Our bobbers were set at 6 feet deep, and we were on the edge of a drop off . We were in a area with a lot of current.we also caught 12 Jumbo perch in the same area , as they were mixed in with the Walleyes. The perch were 10 to 14 inches and they were delicious!!" Guess I'll post a pic of the biggest one...
Basspro69
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10/20/2017 03:04PM
Catching trout :-)
mastertangler
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10/20/2017 03:13PM
quote walllee: "quote walllee: "Had a good couple days on Vermilion this week fishing for Walleye. No monsters, but several 19 to 24 inch fish. All were caught with slip bobber, 1/4 oz. jigs, and either minnow or crawlers. They seemed to hit each equally. Our bobbers were set at 6 feet deep, and we were on the edge of a drop off . We were in a area with a lot of current.we also caught 12 Jumbo perch in the same area , as they were mixed in with the Walleyes. The perch were 10 to 14 inches and they were delicious!!" Guess I'll post a pic of the biggest one... "

Good looking fish wallee, I like how the dorsal fin is up. The beautiful day brings out the color as well. You look nice and comfy ;-)

Life is good!
carmike
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10/20/2017 03:40PM
I live in central MN, and it's smallie time on the Mississippi. I wish the water wasn't so high, but you'd have to be seriously deficient in mind, body, or soul to not catch at least some fish this time of year. If you have the money for good-sized sucker minnows, you can go through $100 a day, no problem save for the wife (or husband).

The after-dark trolling is also in full swing. Buddy and I got 57 in a few hours on Leech a few days back, and while I didn't land any muskies on Mille Lacs last weekend, we did catch multiple walleyes on our 10'' crankbaits.

Man, why can't it be October every month?!? :)
eelpout89
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10/21/2017 06:13AM
Not this week but did a 5 day trip last week. Caught a lot of nice eaters but nothing over 20''
QueticoMike
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10/21/2017 07:18AM
Thanks for sharing everybody, keep them coming!
GirlOnARock
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10/21/2017 08:01AM
quote egknuti: "Was fishing for Splake this week: "
Beautiful fish! Any chance we can know where? ;)
oth
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10/21/2017 08:28AM
a few crappie in south ohio
QueticoMike
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10/21/2017 03:17PM
quote mastertangler: "Not me ;-(


I'm working........But I'm coming your way Mike in a few weeks if you can spare an afternoon. Nice fish BTW! Thats a weird catch on the last lure you could of imagined. Did you bang any smallies with it? I laugh every time I say "Whopper Plopper" ;-)"


I haven't caught any big smallmouth with it yet. Haven't really used it too often.
10/21/2017 08:44PM
quote GirlOnARock: "quote egknuti: "Was fishing for Splake this week: "
Beautiful fish! Any chance we can know where? ;)"
Just outside of Ely. I’ll let you figure out the rest:)
Johnh
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10/21/2017 09:43PM
Not a lot of walleye and smallmouth to be caught in northern California but I have caught some trout. I did some camping and fishing on the East Walker River which flows into Nevada and sinks into the bottom of the Great Basin. I made a two minute video which is a little off topic but it might be entertaining and you can check out some Eastern Sierra fishing. A couple of photos and a link to the video are below.

Live Forever - East Walker







Pinetree
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10/24/2017 07:49AM
quote Basspro69: "Catching trout :-)"

Me too the stream trout in lakes the bite is good.
Basspro69
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10/24/2017 03:25PM
quote egknuti: "Was fishing for Splake this week: " Nice fish, your photo journal is amazing !!!
mutz
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10/25/2017 07:50AM
Here at home the walleye and perch fishing has been great with full limits of each in the freezer.
mastertangler
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10/25/2017 07:55AM
quote Basspro69: "quote egknuti: "Was fishing for Splake this week: " Nice fish, your photo journal is amazing !!!"

Indeed! An artist with a camera! Must have some nice equipment........very worthwhile, good catch Bass Pro.
mvernelson
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10/25/2017 08:07AM
Mississippi walleyes. Waiting on the perch.
10/25/2017 06:56PM
quote mastertangler: "quote Basspro69: "quote egknuti: "Was fishing for Splake this week: " Nice fish, your photo journal is amazing !!!"


Indeed! An artist with a camera! Must have some nice equipment........very worthwhile, good catch Bass Pro. "

Always the struggle: Do I fish or do I take pictures? Thanks for the compliments!
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10/28/2017 12:10AM
quote egknuti: "quote mastertangler: "quote Basspro69: "quote egknuti: "Was fishing for Splake this week: " Nice fish, your photo journal is amazing !!!"



Indeed! An artist with a camera! Must have some nice equipment........very worthwhile, good catch Bass Pro. "

Always the struggle: Do I fish or do I take pictures? Thanks for the compliments!"
Sweet fish :)
overthehill
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10/29/2017 08:32AM
5 crappie Friday evening. Bite was slow then nil. Saturday was cold rain with even a few flakes of snow mixed in. Bite should get better soon. They were tasty.
QueticoMike
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10/29/2017 07:19PM
It was in the 30s this morning, but I still managed to catch 2 "Fish Ohio" qualifying smallmouth today. Caught 6 pretty good ones today.....I was even wearing my BWCA.com hat to keep my head warm :)

Pinetree
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10/29/2017 07:31PM
Just got in from my last open water stream trout(lakes) this year and brother and I caught 8 rainbow trout we kept from 11-15 inches.
10/29/2017 07:36PM
quote Pinetree: "Just got in from my last open water stream trout(lakes) this year and brother and I caught 8 rainbow trout we kept from 11-15 inches." Man I'm jeolous Pinetree!!! I sure wish I could of made it up to Ely before the end of the month. Love to finish the season on Tofte .
10/29/2017 07:45PM
quote QueticoMike: "It was in the 30s this morning, but I still managed to catch 2 "Fish Ohio" qualifying smallmouth today. Caught 6 pretty good ones today.....I was even wearing my BWCA.com hat to keep my head warm :)


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Pretty jeolous of those Smallies also!! Great job Mike!
QueticoMike
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10/30/2017 05:43PM
Rain, cold, dreary Monday, but I wasn't going to cacth this one sitting at home all dry and warm ;)

Pinetree
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10/30/2017 06:04PM
quote walllee: "quote Pinetree: "Just got in from my last open water stream trout(lakes) this year and brother and I caught 8 rainbow trout we kept from 11-15 inches." Man I'm jeolous Pinetree!!! I sure wish I could of made it up to Ely before the end of the month. Love to finish the season on Tofte ."

And they tasted excellent tonight while watching the wind blow and snowing.
QueticoMike
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10/30/2017 06:24PM
quote Pinetree: "quote walllee: "quote Pinetree: "Just got in from my last open water stream trout(lakes) this year and brother and I caught 8 rainbow trout we kept from 11-15 inches." Man I'm jeolous Pinetree!!! I sure wish I could of made it up to Ely before the end of the month. Love to finish the season on Tofte ."


And they tasted excellent tonight while watching the wind blow and snowing."


Sounds good! How were they prepared?
Pinetree
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10/30/2017 06:30PM
quote QueticoMike: "quote Pinetree: "quote walllee: "quote Pinetree: "Just got in from my last open water stream trout(lakes) this year and brother and I caught 8 rainbow trout we kept from 11-15 inches." Man I'm jeolous Pinetree!!! I sure wish I could of made it up to Ely before the end of the month. Love to finish the season on Tofte ."



And they tasted excellent tonight while watching the wind blow and snowing."



Sounds good! How were they prepared?"


I just soaked them in milk and a pinch of salt,than rinsed the off. Than fried them in Safflower oil using brand name Shore Lunch in the cornmeal recipe. Very simple but very good. I have gotten to love Safflower oil much better than other oils. But that is just me and most people are much better cooks than I.
QueticoMike
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10/31/2017 09:36AM
Never heard of Safflower before. I use Shore Lunch when I am in Quetico. I'm sure they were good.
mastertangler
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10/31/2017 10:24AM
quote QueticoMike: "Rain, cold, dreary Monday, but I wasn't going to cacth this one sitting at home all dry and warm ;)


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Nice river smallies Mike.........I think I would rather catch river bass over lake bass. The scenery is usually good plus they just seem to fight better!
QueticoMike
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11/01/2017 08:22AM
quote mastertangler: "quote QueticoMike: "Rain, cold, dreary Monday, but I wasn't going to cacth this one sitting at home all dry and warm ;)



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Nice river smallies Mike.........I think I would rather catch river bass over lake bass. The scenery is usually good plus they just seem to fight better!"


Thanks! They are hard pullers. They work out every day in that current and build muscles and don't get fat like those darn lake bass,,,,,haha
Basspro69
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11/02/2017 03:42PM
quote Johnh: "Not a lot of walleye and smallmouth to be caught in northern California but I have caught some trout. I did some camping and fishing on the East Walker River which flows into Nevada and sinks into the bottom of the Great Basin. I made a two minute video which is a little off topic but it might be entertaining and you can check out some Eastern Sierra fishing. A couple of photos and a link to the video are below.

Live Forever - East Walker









"
Very cool video thanks for sharing !!!
MeatGun
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11/14/2017 10:01AM
I just moved to Northeast Ohio. Was over 40, so launched the canoe and caught my first steelhead. Fun day on the water
QueticoMike
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11/14/2017 05:31PM
quote MeatGun: "I just moved to Northeast Ohio. Was over 40, so launched the canoe and caught my first steelhead. Fun day on the water "

Nice! Did you live in another part of Ohio or are you coming from another state?
QueticoMike
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11/14/2017 05:36PM
Got this one on Sunday on a green pumpkin tube.....


mastertangler
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11/15/2017 07:26AM
quote QueticoMike: "Got this one on Sunday on a green pumpkin tube.....



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You've got that fishery wired. Do you ever see anyone else fishing or is it just you? I'm heading right by you on Friday but I have to be in Louisville Saturday. I keep trying to tell my boss that all work and no play is not so good but he's a slave driver.
QueticoMike
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11/15/2017 08:05AM
Just me out there on the river. People are saying that they have put their rods away already, I tell them there is still 5 weeks of fall left :)
MeatGun
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11/15/2017 07:08PM
I grew up in Columbus, but the last 12 years has taken me to Michigan, Minnesota, PA and Kentucky. All great places but of course it is great to be back in my home state and nearer to family.
QueticoMike
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11/16/2017 08:02AM
quote MeatGun: "I grew up in Columbus, but the last 12 years has taken me to Michigan, Minnesota, PA and Kentucky. All great places but of course it is great to be back in my home state and nearer to family. "

Welcome home! Good luck finding some new fishing spots up there.
shock
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11/18/2017 02:00AM
quote QueticoMike: "Got this one on Sunday on a green pumpkin tube.....



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1 thing for sure QM doesn't need Q to catch quality smallies ;)
mastertangler
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11/18/2017 07:14AM
Of course one of the great things about the canoe country fishing experience is the beautiful surroundings in which the angler finds themselves in.

Not only doesn't QM need to go to the Quetico to catch quality fish he still gets to pursue his passion in a quality environment. I pass over his little river several times a year and admire the watershed. Very nice.
QueticoMike
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11/18/2017 08:38AM
Thanks! A quality fish (smallmouth) out of my river is 16 inches. 18 inches is considered a trophy in these parts. After 43 years of fishing it you learn where to fish and what to fish with. With that said I am still not close to figuring it out yet :)
Captn Tony
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11/18/2017 08:57PM
quote shock: "quote QueticoMike: "Got this one on Sunday on a green pumpkin tube.....



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1 thing for sure QM doesn't need Q to catch quality samllies ;)"


What the heck is a samllie??
shock
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11/19/2017 02:06AM
quote Captn Tony: "quote shock: "quote QueticoMike: "Got this one on Sunday on a green pumpkin tube.....




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1 thing for sure QM doesn't need Q to catch quality samllies ;)"
LOL.


What the heck is a samllie??"
LOL , I stand corrected
mastertangler
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11/19/2017 06:25AM
A Samillie is the moniker for the male Small mouth bass.
QueticoMike
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11/19/2017 08:07AM
quote shock: "quote Captn Tony: "quote shock: "quote QueticoMike: "Got this one on Sunday on a green pumpkin tube.....





"
1 thing for sure QM doesn't need Q to catch quality samllies ;)"
LOL.



What the heck is a samllie??"
LOL , I stand corrected"


I didn't even catch that, looked like a smallie to me :)
golanibutch
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11/19/2017 02:29PM


November Steelhead in Lake Michigan ...
BearRaid
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11/19/2017 07:40PM
Some friends and I used to make an annual trip to the breakwater at St. Joe every November to cast for those Steelhead. What a blast it was! Envious. Great thread Mike and all.
QueticoMike
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11/20/2017 09:12AM
quote golanibutch: "


November Steelhead in Lake Michigan ..."


Nice fish! Looks like dinner :)
golanibutch
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11/20/2017 09:24AM
quote BearRaid: "Some friends and I used to make an annual trip to the breakwater at St. Joe every November to cast for those Steelhead. What a blast it was! Envious. Great thread Mike and all."

The fishery is insane here. Steelhead and monster brown trout in the rivers and harbors. 15lb steelhead on 6 lb test in incredible. Super fighting fish.

Threw that one back Mike!:) Have a freezer full of coho now:)
Johnh
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11/20/2017 05:42PM
Since we have some steelhead pics....here are a couple from the Rogue River in Oregon in late October. I may need to come to the great lakes for steelhead next year. It looks pretty good.




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QueticoMike
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11/21/2017 08:54AM
quote Johnh: "Since we have some steelhead pics....here are a couple from the Rogue River in Oregon in late October. I may need to come to the great lakes for steelhead next year. It looks pretty good.






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Nice ones! Thanks for sharing!
golanibutch
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11/22/2017 05:28PM
Beautiful fish.
shock
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11/23/2017 12:02AM
^^^ awesome fish and pics !
Captn Tony
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11/23/2017 05:51AM
quote mastertangler: "A Samillie is the moniker for the male Small mouth bass. "

I have to remember that.
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11/29/2017 06:44PM

Only caught two today, but this just nudged the 20-inch mark.
QueticoMike
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11/29/2017 07:41PM
quote Spookmeister: "
Only caught two today, but this just nudged the 20-inch mark."


Nice one!
mastertangler
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11/30/2017 05:36AM
quote Spookmeister: "
Only caught two today, but this just nudged the 20-inch mark."


Looks like a tough day with bluebird skies. Nice looking fish. Where you at?
Spookmeister
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11/30/2017 08:36AM
quote mastertangler: "quote Spookmeister: "
Only caught two today, but this just nudged the 20-inch mark."



Looks like a tough day with bluebird skies. Nice looking fish. Where you at? "

Yup...tough day with only two fish. Northern Indiana--that's a really good smallie for around here.
BearRaid
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11/30/2017 12:39PM
^^^ You bet it is! Nice fish.
AmarilloJim
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12/04/2017 07:48AM
2 we caught this weekend
QueticoMike
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12/04/2017 10:45AM
Nice fish!
QueticoMike
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12/06/2017 07:41AM
A nice smallmouth for December........

lundojam
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12/12/2017 05:52AM
I cut up 5 crappies, 2 bluegills, and one pike the other day. No braggers, but one of the gills was very nice-probably 8". Cold as can be out on the ice. Perfect.
carmike
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12/12/2017 10:08PM
I got up to Mille Lacs for the first time today...tossed some 10'' suckers on tip-ups fishing for big pike. Caught one smallish pike and one decent (26'') eye...Nothing special, but man it was nice to be on the ice again.

Going back up tomorrow through Friday to give the eyeballs a go.
 
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