Walleyedan’s Fishing Report

October 23, 2014
October has been beautiful here in central Minnesota and it looks like it will hang on for awhile yet.  I am without a fishing boat, but that will soon change!  I am expecting to get word from Larson Boats any day now letting me know that my new 2020T is ready.  And I am really excted to see and fish from this awesome craft.  It has been another very busy guiding season and if you are looking to get one more trip in, our guides are still ready!  Call Shelley today and book:  218-839-5598.  Hunting season is in full swing too and the whitetail “rut” is about to get hot.  I have been on stand a few times here in MN and will also be heading back to WI to try and pick one off with my crossbow.  The other night here near home was awesome, it was a gorgeous night and I had a good looking spike walk right under my stand.  This is another reason I love bow hunting, you see so many cool things while spending time in the tree.  We are grooming a number of future bow hunters at the Mills Shooting Range.  At archery league we have about 25-30 youth shooters and they are getting dialed in.  This is our future, lets make sure to keep on encouraging them!  Speaking of Mills, make sure that you spread the word amongst your friends that live in district 8, that they vote for Stewart Mills lll!  He is sharp, he is motivated to help our area and this country and he is a hard working American that has (along with his family) helped many, many people out over the years!  And I do not know of any family that has been so gracious with their giving!  Vote Mills for congress!  Enjoy today and I will talk at you later!, Walleyedan

p.s.  The Sno Bear is ready!

September 11, 2014
Hello!  Not sure about you, but I have thought many times about those that were killed, injured or lost loved ones 13 years ago today in NY!  And it sounds like we are going after the next group of radicals too, I would not want to be them!  We sure are going through some interesting times.

On a different note, it’s hunting and fishing season!  Minnesota and Wisconsin archery season opens on Saturday and I plan on being involved in both of the states archery seasons this year.  I will open up the Minnesota season with my son Mac and then head over to the neighbors (WI) and crack one down with my new Excalibur crossbow.  I will certainly keep you posted on what shakes down there (and here).

The fishing is going to get good, REALLY soon!  I had a good trip last Friday with Dave Copham, Rick and Mick.  We fished Gull and caught 11 walleye’s for the pan.  The next day I was on Mille Lacs with Brian and Ray Dewitt and we were after musky.  We ended up with two follows and saw another.  Later that afternoon my wife and son joined me for some nice smallmouth bass action, we caught some big ones!

There is so much to talk about, I don’t know where to quit.  I am excited to pick up my new SnoBear and also excited to order my new Larson FX fishing boat.  The SnoBear is still for sale as of today but the 2014 Larson FX 2020 DC has been sold to E.B.!  And how can I forget, it’s almost time for our 2nd annual Walleyedan’s Fishing To End Hunger walleye tournament.  The big day is October 4th and it’s headquartered at Bar Harbor on the Gull Lake Chain.  This is a charity event and the beneficiary is Kids Against Hunger Brainerd Lakes Area.  For more information, go to www.fishingtoendhunger.com!  Sign up today, spaces are becoming limited!!

August 1, 2014
August 1st!  Where has the summer gone?  Our guides have been busy, the fish have been cooperating most days and hunting season is just around the corner and through the woods.  Gull Lake continues to produce walleye’s in 14-24 feet using jigs and fatheads as well as Lindy Rigs and red tail chubs.  We have spent some time up on the Whitefish chain as well this week and we caught a mixed bag of fish up there too.  Caught some big bass with Matt, Jason and Evan the other day.  Have you signed up for the 2nd annual Walleyedan’s Fishing To End Hunger tournament yet?  It’s coming up on October 4th and you can win some serious cash!  Go to www.fishingtoendhunger.com for more information.  Are you flinging arrows yet?  Me too, I am excited to hunt with my new Bear Motive 7 compound bow.  Thank you to Marty at the Mills Shooting Range in Baxter, MN for helping me get rigged and ready.  We will put that baby to the test on the Wyoming prairie very soon.  I also need to get the Excalibur crossbow tuned for a hunt with Todd Hess in WI.  Call today to book your guided fishing trips and make sure you tune into www.weloveitoutdoors.com!  Out of here, Walleyedan

July 18, 2014
TGIF!  It’.s a beautiful day in the lakes area of Minnesota.  The temperature is up and so is the south wind.  I am planning on heading out this afternoon with Dennis Kamstra and Dennis Neeser for a little walleye fishing.  Tomorrow it’s over to Mille Lacs with the Joseph clan for some walleye’s and smallmouth bass.  Fishing has been pretty darn good over the past few weeks and I’m hoping it continues.  Our guides have been fishing numerous lakes, but Gull has been the main lake for quite some time now.  The walleye’s are biting on the edge of the weeds and are also showing up and eating on some mid-lake structure as well.  If you get get red tail chubs, they are hard to beat but we are also catching them on jigs and minnows.  Some of the guys are pulling spinners too, just depends on the spot and who your guide is.  We all have different fishing styles!  Bass action has been pretty good and we are also picking up some northerns.  Pan fish?  They should be easy to find and catch right now too, they are tasty!  Did you know that they are lifting the night ban on Mille Lacs Monday?  Well, they are and this will make for some pretty happy campers.  The We Love It Outdoors television program is going strong and we are continuing to film for the 2015 season.  In fact, we just returned from southwest Wisconsin where we were prepping for the upcoming crossbow hunt.  If you want more information on the television show, go to www.weloveitoutdoors.com.  If you are looking for fishing guide services make sure to call Shelley today at 218-839-5598.  Have a great day and I hope you enjoy browsing through the new website!  God bless you all, Walleyedan

May 12, 2014
The fish are biting and it is about to get really good.  I was out this morning on The Gull Lake Chain with Tim Stockness and we caught about a dozen walleyes, 3 bass and a sucker!  The walleyes were all males and still “ripe”, which means the spawn is still finishing up.  We caught the fish in 8-18 feet of water using Northland Fireball Jigs tipped with spot tail shiners.  The crankbait bite has been good too, but during the early morning hours and again in the evening and at night.  A Salmo Hornet will produce some nice fish in the 4-10 foot zone.  The crappies have been going pretty good but we could use another rday of sun and it should get really good!  Puddle Jumpers are tough to beat, but if the cold front moves in I would suggest the real deal (crappie minnows).  Our guides are rigged, ready and will pick you up if you are ready to hit the water!  Call today!!, Walleyedan

March 25, 2014
Good morning to you! It’s is supposed to be spring, but it sure is not acting like it. The northwest sport show starts tomorrow in Minneapolis and I believe there will be a lot of people with spring fever marching down the aisles of the Minneapolis Convention Center. I will be one of them. I do enjoy all seasons and I still have the Winnipeg “itch”. We just returned from the big lake where we filmed an episode of “We Love It Outdoors” with Alex Keszler and Roger Stearns. It was a good time and we caught the fish we were looking for. This fishery is quite amazing and if you get the chance, you must make the trek and drop your baits in on some of these giant greenbacks. There is still many feet of ice up there, and we needed a 20′ plus extension to get through! Rattle baits, plastics, spoons, you name it, it works on Lake Winnipeg. If you are looking for a chance at the largest walleye of your life, this is the place to go! I might just possibly close the season out up there over the weekend but I am going to play that by ear. I was thinking of trying to get my 11 year old son up there to experience this fine fishery..we’ll see. First thing is first and that means showing the Larson FX series of fishing boats at the sport show this week/weekend in Minneapolis. I’m sure some of you still have pan fish on the brain and that is good, have fun and good luck! It’s hard for me to think pan fish right now after just fighting with some greenbacks. Turkey season is almost up on us too and then you can’t forget Rainy River sturgeon and walleyes either. Hard to say how things will unfold, but at this rate we are going to have ice for a while yet. For now, it’s time to take one thing at a time and I hope to see you at the Larson Boats booth this week! Enjoy the day and we’ll talk to you soon! God bless you all, Walleyedan

February 20, 2014
Good morning! The next round of winter is knocking at the door and it sounds like our little melt-down is OVER! I was getting very accustomed to the awesome temperatures and was starting to think open water! Our whole Larson FX Team was thinking open yesterday as we had our annual plant tour and team meeting. Thanks Jimmy Bell for putting this together, it was awesomely informative and we can’t wait to see our new Larson FX fishing boats. They will be rigged and ready for the Governors Fishing Opener on Gull Lake in May! Actually well before that. We are hoping to get them on the Rainy River so we can jig up some walleye’s and horse in some sturgeon. Speaking of, have you been tuning in to “We Love It! Outdoors”? You can catch the latest shows on the tube or if you have missed them, go to www.weloveitoutdoors.com. The show is on many of the Fox affiliates as well as the Pursuit network and Tuff TV! Well, I best get going, I have a guide trip this afternoon and it’s time to check some other things off the list. Blessings to all of you and GO USA HOCKEY…and BRAINERD HOCKEY! Walleyedan

January 27, 2014
Good morning! It’s cold, in fact school is cancelled once again here in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza is in the books for 2014! A man from Pequot Lakes caught a .39 perch in the hole right next to me (in about 60 feet of water), but I could not get a fish to bite. Not many fish were caught period, but another local (from Nisswa) caught a walleye that was almost 5 pounds and he was the grand prize winner!! Fishing in general has been pretty tough and I will blame it on the wicked cold fronts that have been moving in and out of the area. I have open water on the brain and I am getting excited to order my new Larson FX fishing boat. I think I am going to order a 2020 wheel boat this year, so if any of you are interested in buying it at the end of the season please let me know. I am excited to see what this season brings for both Larson and Walleyedan’s Guide Service. And of course “We Love It! Outdoors”! Things have been going very well and I am thankful to all of you followers and customers. If you would like to keep up to date, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too. If you can’t wait for spring to come, book a guided trip out of the Sno Bear or a fish house today by calling 218-839-5598. If you want to try to forget about winter, come on down to the Minneapolis Boat Show and check out the line of Larson FX fishing boats. I’ll see you there!, Walleyedan