Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  

Recommended Posts

cray    0
cray

The regs state that you can only fish with one hook per line with the exception of lures with multiple hooks. How does this apply to a crawler harness? The spinner type with two single hooks. Do these count as 2 hooks or 1 lure? Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
nblasin    0
nblasin

Check the Mille Lacs forum a while ago. There is discussion on it. In short, they are legit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
beeonkey    0
beeonkey

They call spinners, lures so you are ok. If you don't have the spinner on and have two hooks then you are useing two hooks and it's not ok. Thats the way I have always under stood it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Trout_Slayer_77    0
Trout_Slayer_77

I just read the Mille Lacs forum and had another question. Does anyone know if you can use a treble hook will bobber fishing for northerns with smelt or sucker minnows as long as you have a spinner blade above the hook?

I was once told that as long as you have some short of spinner blade near the treble hook it is considered a lure and is then legal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Northlander    71
Northlander

Yup. A small spinner blade will make it legal. Check out the set ups like quick strikes in the stores and you will see what it looks like.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wanderer    298
Wanderer

Ya! Dose Ken Paulson's just need a little flipper tween da line da hooks and der legal

Sorry, nuthin better goin on tonight....... tongue.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SKIPPERS KID    0
SKIPPERS KID

Kent is always legal just ask him confused.gif.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Surface Tension    262
Surface Tension

Correct, add a small spinner blade and it to make it a lure and Legal.

That "Lure" regulation came about 15 years ago or so.

I don't know what purpose or intent for the change. I was informed of the law by a CO while fishing for Lake Trout through the ice the year of the change. Typically you'd use a smelt hook or treble with a smelt or ciscoe. For a few years we went to a single long shanked hook with a gap of around 1" or simple cut one hook off a smelt hook. To get back to using the double or treble hooks legally, it was recommended by another CO to make it a "lure" by adding a spinner blade.

This wasn't a loop hole I dreamed up to skirt the reg, it came from a CO so I was a bit more comfortable with using the "lure". Ten years have passed since then and I haven't been asked to see my "lure" for a CO.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gottaluv2fish    0
gottaluv2fish

Does anybody know about adding a stinger hook to a plain jig? Or is the jig considered a 'lure'?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jorgie    0
Jorgie

The quick strike rigs I have purchased have only one spinner blade above one of the trebles. Am I only half legal when using these?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Daniel Anderson
      Let us know how it goes. I have a cabin on Linwood just off Whiteface. Be nice to find good spots in the area, seeing as for whatever reason I never fish Linwood...
    • curt quesnell
      What a morning jigging on one of the best, fastest bites of the summer for me Tuesday morning of this week.  I had a guide trip but they cancelled that morning and I almost stayed on shore. Since I had the boat in the water and everything was set I went out by myself to check out a couple of spots.  I didnt get very far    
    • jj56342
       Anyone have any good news or been up there lately waz up  over the Fourth of July did OK nothing to brag about a few walleyes  or any other lakes around the area not looking for hotspots or nothing trying to catch a few panties
    • jj56342
      OK thank you thinking about going up first week in September
    • proguide
      Low water continues to be the issue on the Red. Below the dams still remains sketchy so use boats at your own risk.  The fishing remains stable, similar to last week in that the fish are spread out but in the holes in the middle of the river.  Short 15-20 minute sits on spots keeping the bait fresh looking for the active catfish.
        Bait is still heavy to frogs and frozen suckers with goldeyes working some but it seems that frog and sucker are the best.  As water cools down I suspect fresh sucker will come into play as well.
    • monstermoose78
      I used to have many fields but some guides came in and pay for the fields. I am down to 3 farms but they don't have any small grains this year. So I am going to take the early season off. As I know the geese will use some ponds to rest and I have access to them so I will wait until the regular season to pick off a few geese.
    • Cheers
      get a guide for a day
    • Daniel Anderson
      Pulled a nice cat out of the Cloquet tonight... 
    • ZachD
      That's what I planned on doing while I bow hunted but wasn't sure since I got one in spring if I could get another. Thanks  
    • delcecchi
      I was marking various things, but I didn't note a correlation between marking something and catching the walleye.  Also was catching smallies on the same reefs, although maybe at a little different depth.   In fact I was surprised when the walleye hit.  Likewise the other one the next evening.