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 .

Recommended Posts

hankpete

I am still trying to bring my tackle box up to date for my upcoming walleye expedition and am wondering if anyone had or knows of experiences using circle hooks on walleyes.The South Carolina DNR has done studies on several different fish & circle hooks did reduce the % of gut hooking.Since there is the slot rule in effect on Vermilion walleyes & some small walleyes are caught it would be interesting to know if circle hooks could improve the mortality rate of caught & released walleyes.

Hank Petersen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slick814

Hey hank - I use circle hooks on my spinner rigs, lindy's, and slip bobbers. ABout the only time I don't use 'em is when I'm jigging, casting, or trolling... I'd say bring 'em. I know it's not scientific data, but I personally feel that I am able to release more fish, and more healthy fish with the circles than with other styles. One thing I learned, though, is that you want them to sit flat, with no offset for the point. They seem to hook corners of the mouth more often, while the ones with offsets tend to hook other places in the mouth.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hankpete

Slick

What size circle hooks have you been using on walleyes? Your feelings about releasing fish from circle hooks agrees with mine when fishing in S.C.,especially with flounder. After the first tap it is generally necessary to let them take the bait for awhile prior to setting the hook. The circle hooks do result in more lip hhookups instead of hooks in the gut

Hank

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slick814

Depends on the bait size, speed that I'm using, and overall presentation size, Hank. cool.gif

I stick with a little smaller size for the spinners if I'm using crawlers, maybe a #6 or so. Often, if I'm using half or full crawlers on a spinner rig, I'll go with a smaller hook on the back, with the next size up on the front of the harness. Different colors too. blush.gif

#4 for minnows, and depending on the leech size, I'll go back & forth. Usually those two sizes, though, more than any others.

I kind of took my sizing from some lessons I got when I was serving in NC and learning to really target bass. Different sizes based on speed and size of presentation kind of thing. Keeping that in mind, you shouldn't have any troubles. Just remember that a walleye will much prefer a #6 to a 2/0 hook.... seem to fit in their mouths better for some reason. grin.gif

Share this post


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