Monday, April 28, 2014

Cumberland River Pit Stop

While passing through Kentucky,  I stopped to get a quick fishing fix and try for one of those huge Stripers that the Cumberland is famous for. Apparently the big fish hadn't made it that far up stream as of yet. Little did I know, the Cumberland is a great Trout and White Bass fishery too.

I had only five hours to fish but they told me that
 this Brown Trout is a baby for the Cumberland.
The Brook Trout, Rainbows, Skipjack and White Bass kept us busy.

They also tell me that there are huge Walleyes in there which only makes this fishery more interesting. For info on the Cumberland River directly downstream from Lake Cumberland, contact Cumberland River Adventures of Jamestown, Ky.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Enough is enough

Old man winter can take a flying leap! With a few lakes officially open in the southern part of our state, this has historically meant that we are about 3 weeks away from open water here in the Leech lake area.

MN DNR-Lake Ice out dates

As the Rainy River muddies, the pre-spawn Walleyes season closes, and ice becomes unsafe, angling opportunities are quite limited for a couple of weeks now. Time to charge those batteries and sharpen those hooks.

Cheers and hook-sets!