I'm from Michigan, but I have some family that lives by Harmony, MN that were going up to see Aug.10-15. I'm just starting out fishing (no boat, limited lures) and I'd love to find a nice place to fish up there. My family own a large 300-something acre farm on the Upper Iowa River (I think that's the name of it.) I have been looking for areas to fish around Harmony also. We used to go to the Old Barn Resort when I was younger, and I believe that Mill Creek runs by there, basically limitless public acces? Has anyone fished there? What about Mill Pond? I have never fished in a river before, and have hardly fished in lakes yet lol. I'm just beginning, but I've already been bit by the Bass Bug
. Any tips on what to use at the River for Smallies? I'm guessing there won't be too many largemouths there, but I did catch a small one there that I remember when I was 6 or 7. Any other species fish I should try going after?
My supplies, Just in case anyone has supplies-sensitive tips:
6 and 7' medium-light and medium action rods, respectively
Cheap, but durable spinning reels
A few Hula Poppers and Jitterbugs.
Lots of small plastic grubs, many different colors. 2-4"
Plastic Cray and a few Watermelon/Red-tail lizards
Misc. Hooks, weights, blah-blah-blah. Just basic shtuff
Very small forget-what-it's-called crankbait. Works very well with injured baitfish appeal, 1" long, swims 6-10" underwater.
Hoping to get Senkos and other plastic worms before I go up there.
Well, hope that helped.
Is there any tackle you'd recommend me get before I go up there?