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  
Ouchless

Report: Black Dog.

Recommended Posts

Ouchless    0
Ouchless

Just came back.

8.30 pm, just 20 minutes after first cast I lost a fight to a cat. He escaped under the log and broke off. But half an hour later I caught this guy. I can say the one that got away was heavier because with the same drag setting he spooled almost all my line, unlike the other one. I fished from shore and used large suckers from Joe's Sporting Goods.We stayed till almost 2 a.m. but without more suckers got no bites

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DTro    3
DTro

Nice looking fish there Ouchless!

Welcome to Fishing Minnesota.

There are some real hogs around that area. The tricky part is fishing it with all the debris and what not scattered about.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ouchless    0
Ouchless

Thanks for your welcome.

You're right about the debris. I try to counter it with 80 lb. line and bulk packages of hooks and sinkers... Heading back there right now to find the one that got away last night smile.gif

P.S. I was classicaly ambushed by 3 cops when went back to the car to get a jacket. Two from the sides and one in the bushes. It does feel much safer knowing they're out there though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Powerstroke    20
Powerstroke

At least it wa sthe cops out at black dog and not the other rif-raf they've been arresting down there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DARK30    0
DARK30

Are you SURE they were cops and not the village people type? grin.gif

Nice Mudeye! Welcome aboard!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Katman    0
Katman

hahaha. I have seen a few weirdos there. Non-fisherman weirdos! So...be safe guys. Keep a bullie close...just incase you need to send one flying! grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ouchless    0
Ouchless

Caught nothing last night... Cops showed up twice, I mentioned the Kare11's story, and they just smiled, told me not to drop my hooks and to watch for who's walking behind me smile.gif

I'll post my progress as it goes. If anyone needs shads please let me know, I finally can throw a 6 feet cast net like a pro, thanks to couple guys from Mexico, and planning on fishing there often, so there are shad in excess. Nothing ever produced more cats landed in this area than fresh cut shad . Chicken liver is almost as good, but easier to loose/steal off the hook.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
vikingmeatwad    3
vikingmeatwad

Sweet fish! I know nothing about cats but want to learn sometime. I would be happy to join you down there sometime.

What rod/line tackle would be best?

Thanks for posting the pic

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
aanderud    36
aanderud

Nice catfish, and great story about the cops. Laughing out loud over here!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Grant    0
Grant

ouchless- when will you be out there in the near future?

it's always good to see other FM'ers out and about.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ouchless    0
Ouchless

Just went there again for 3 hours last night, had a good solid bite, but fish got off the hook in the first 10 seconds. At around 10.30 p.m. landed 11 pounder flathead. Grant, I'm done for this week. Might go back on Sunday, the earliest, if not Monday night.

vikingmeatwad - this one was Big Game white rod (around $25 in walmart 3 years ago) with 65 Lb braided line (like Stren or PowerPro), sliding 3 Oz weight, a swivel and about 16 inch leader with 5/0 hook and a large sucker. Set the drag as loose as you can, go couple dozen feet away and listen smile.gif It's hard not to rush and try to set the hook too early when you hear that clicker music... When catfish bites, there will be no doubt, you'll now it. I'll be happy to show next time I go. I'll post here as soon as I know for sure. I usually fish Sun-Wed, but not always. I fished this bank up and down for a while and noted some sweet spots. Some are hard to fish from the shore, however because of the snags.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Loos15    0
Loos15

where do you fish at ? Im usualy down at the cedar bridge inlet, hopefully i'll see you there laugh.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ouchless    0
Ouchless

My new spot is under 35W bridge. I had to look for an alternative to the dam close by - this year there seemed to be even more debris. The fish on my profile picture was caught down the river, right by the end of the river curve. There used to be perfect log pile, you could literally walk down the huge log (some balancing skill required) and sit down. They cleaned it, I've been told...

I miss that spot so much! I'll post a picture later, when get home.

Here it is, I tried to stich a panoramic view with my mobile phone

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Grant    0
Grant

dude.... I have to got to follow your coattails some time- awesome fish. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ralph Wiggum    0
Ralph Wiggum

Ouchless, you must love company! shocked.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DTro    3
DTro

Did you keep those fish? How did they taste?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sparcebag    1
sparcebag

dtro you havent eaten a flat? I dont keep em that big even if I would catch one,too much polutants,but they are much better than channels wink.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shack    16
Shack

RW,

If most fisherman are like me, those flats have a great hookless life in front of them.

It is hit or miss. Everyone from this forum could run down to that same spot aned get skunked. I have not had any luck in the same area's he is fishing this year. I have fished them quite a bit this year and have given up on them. I am moving down stream a mile or two.

Also by how many people who have been on shore down their this spring, I am sure he is not alone at all. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ouchless    0
Ouchless

I stupidly kept that huge one, but the people who were askin me for a "nice family size catfish" got scared or something, so I kept it in the huge white cooler for two days and ended up releasing it back to nature via blue colored BFI dumpster. With a little twist. I've set it in so the head will stick out between the bags of trash, proped the mouth wide open and called in the company to change the trash "because it is too full" (I work in the restaurant). If the poor driver wasn't fully awake at 7 am, than opening the dumpster cover sure did the waking. Have you seen spooked cat getting vertically airborn on all four paws? grin.gif

Concerning eating the catfish: DNR site says you can eat with some limitations. I personally did eat the smaller flats, and it tastes really good. But, in my opinion, if you eat enough of this stuff then you'll begin glowing in the dark, confusing airplane onboard electronics, have a weird feeling when using microwave, or something of that sort smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ralph Wiggum    0
Ralph Wiggum

Quote:

RW,

If most fisherman are like me, those flats have a great hookless life in front of them.


I'm not worried about people catching all the flathead, but I have seen specific areas get mentioned online that didn't see a whole lot of fishermen a few years ago that are absolute zoos right now.

My rule is to not share specific spots online. If I want to share a spot, I will do it via e-mail or phone.

No disrespect was meant, but you have to realize that for every 1 person posting on FM, there are at least 5 more "lurking".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ouchless    0
Ouchless

Good point here. That is why I started this post. I just want to give us what I wished someone else did. It happend so many times: you sit on new spot thinking "I wish the guy shows up that fishes here a lot and tells you that, in fact, you CAN hook a catfish here. This changes the whole feeling about waiting for a bite. You no longer wonder if this is a dead place and perhaps no fish was caught here ever. I'm thinking of creating a map and marking it with my progress. Speaking of wich: does onyone knows if there is a map of MN river with it's bottom mapped out? I've seen something like it for other rivers...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ouchless    0
Ouchless

Yeah, I think you're right about crowded spaces.

But from what I've seen in this area, 98% of the fishing crowd there don't even speak English, never mind the logging on the forum, and are there to catch whatever with 20Lb test line. So we're kind of safe here... Though I may change my opinion soon smile.gif if I see a busload of anglers next time I go night fishing there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ralph Wiggum    0
Ralph Wiggum

To each his own.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sparcebag    1
sparcebag

Ya know I posted some of my archery carp spots,.I made a mistake, normally one or two others I've seen all season.

Now most every weekend someones there with bows! I did'nt think it was that popular! crazy.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ralph Wiggum    0
Ralph Wiggum

Quote:

Ya know I posted some of my archery carp spots,.I made a mistake, normally one or two others I've seen all season.

Now most every weekend someones there with bows! I did'nt think it was that popular!
crazy.gif


Hopefully, I will be there tomorrow grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Jennifer Dewitt
      Lets see you will need- 
      a) license and lion permit/tag 
      b)guide 
      c) dogs with tracking collars 
      d) horses 
      e) some sort of thing that goes "BOOM" 
      and a ton of forethought for asking such a dumb question
    • Troy Smutka
      8/21/17     Got out on Mille Lacs on Saturday morning. Started out on rocks in 10-12 feet of water, then as the sum came up and the wind layed down moved to gravel in 28-30 feet and then the deep transition from a rock/gravel reef to the soft lake bottom in 32 feet of water. Caught smallies and walleyes on the rocks, and walleyes on the gravel and the deep transition line. Power bobbing with leeches about one foot above bottom on the rocks and two to four feet above bottom in the deeper spots. The five smallies went from 16 to 18.5 inches, and the walleyes went from 16 to 25.5 inches. They weren't jumping in the boat--we had to try different spots, move around slowly on spots with the MinnKota, and then anchor when we did catch or see fish on the Humminbird. Had to work for them, but wound up averaging three fish per hour with the faster action early and then slowing when the sun got high and the wind layed down--typical August fishing. Eyes and smallies are fat and look healthy--both fought very actively. Surface water temp. started at 68.7 degrees at sunrise and was to 72.4 when we headed in. Still a little cooler than average, but that is how this summer has been. Might be my last time on Mille Lacs--busy with football now and waterfowl hunting starts in a month. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
    • Jennifer Dewitt
      these should be available at Circuit City, BestBuy, or pretty much any other electronics store. Go check them out, a play around with them, just to see which one you find easier to use. 
    • Jennifer Dewitt
      Best is the one that's suited to the purpose used for. 
      My usual preference is a middleweight Standard because it's versatile and can serve many purposes with only quickly made alterations - add saddlebags, rack etc. 
      No need for more than two cylinders. 

      My view of what's best? 
      2 wheels, a frame and a 2 cylinder 4 stroke motor.
    • Jennifer Dewitt
      Are you out to add color or protect the wood or both? A natural oil sealer is something to consider -- it lets the beauty of the natural cedar show though and still protects the wood. You can also get the same type of "penetrating oil sealer" in colors. Hard finishes (varnish) may look tacky and will require re-sanding and finishing over time --while the oil sealers can be touched up annually with a new light coat without sanding -- a much more natural look. Go to a "real" paint store and talk to them about your project -- skip the Home Depots and Lowe's "advice"
    • Jennifer Dewitt
      you want a hard, fine-grained wood for carving lures. high quality wood so your hardware won't split the wood or so it won't soak up a lot of water then split. water WILL gain access to the wood no matter how good the paint. 
      and the acrylic is fine.
    • Jennifer Dewitt
      I know this: you need to be on the water around 4:00am and the window of opportunity is small. When 6:00am rolls around, you should be done fishing for sturgeon.
    • Jennifer Dewitt
      Is the canadian seal hunt still going on? if it is still on, does anyone know when it is supposed to commence this year? If any one have good idea please reply me with a quality comments.
    • BigVwalters
      Was up this last weekend got out Saturday morning and Sunday morning.  The fish were biting very aggressively which made for a good time.  All fish from 14"-19".  No slot fish which was a surprise.  On a side note...  I've never had too much trouble with people honing in on where I am fishing.  But Sunday morning I started fishing this spot around 8am (which is late for me).  Nobody was around me and within an hour there had to of been six new boats around me.   I don't mind too much if your fishing an area by me but when you start trolling and drifting my same exact line I am???  Like do you want to hop in my boat and fish with me too?  Some people I tell ya..  Anyways get out there, the fish are biting.   Just remember there is 40,000 acres of water to fish out there. 
    • Wakemup
      Ace, I've (along with countless others) have so appreciated your advice on this forum- your knowledge is invaluable. Can't thank you enough for being willing to share- that can be a rare thing these days!  I hope the retirement from guiding isn't also a retirement from posting  Take care and enjoy!