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  
jonfur

Houseboat/Fishing trip

Recommended Posts

jonfur

Im going to be house boating for four days in the second week in July with my wife, 6 year old daughter and another couple and 3 kids of the same ages. This both families first houseboat/fishing trip.

I have been reading the threads and taking in as much info as possible as far as what to use and were to go to find fish but with the short time period would like to get more specific. So with the limited time of only four days is there any place or technique that would be the most effective for the time of the year we will be there? Is there a specific technique and place your would take 5 and 6 years olds? We are starting in crane lake and not sure how far we will venture. I dont see alot of talk about sand pointe, is there a reason? Any info for the newbie would be great....Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dock Boy

Just get a guide the first full day you are thier. Money well spent and it will shorten the learning curve. Call Voyagaire and they can contact one for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Metzie

We went on a Houseboat trip out of Crane lake last August. If I only had four days I would not go any further then Grassy Bay.

If you look at a map, going not quite half way in you will see a small peninsula on the right side. This is the narrowest part of Grassy in this area. Right around the peninsula you will see a sand beach and that is where we pulled in. It is not a designated Camp site but that is all right.

The women fished off the back of the House boat and caught Bluegills, Perch, Bass, small Northerns an Walleyes.

The guys fished the mouth of Staege Bay and did well on

Walleyes. We caught the larger Walleyes trolling Cranks form Staege Bay to beyond our camp site.

We went up to Namagan for two days but didn't have much luck fishing so we went back to Grassy. I hope this helps. laugh.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jonfur

This is truly a great forum, thanks for the info. We will have two fishing boats with us and will probably only fish the morning and afternoons. Would I be correct in guessing the Walleye are fairly deep this time of year?

Thanks John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
overdalimit

Kab walleyes were at 26 ft last weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
maxfish

buoy 22 produced some for me on sat. 7/7/07 18-30 feet;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matt Breuer

maxfish, we did well there a few years back! Were you staying on the US side?

I'll be up in a week, and am thinking of heading up and through again, so thanks for the info!

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

    • Spearing Machine
      I figured I would start up a new thread for us to use for the winter now that things are starting to set up and guys may be starting to creep out on the bays and smaller water.   I did some more poking around on Pike Bay this morning and I don't have anything much new to report. We've got less than an inch of fluffy snow on the ice and things healed up after the warm front this week. I worked my way from shore out into the middle of the bay and ice was relatively uniform between 5.25 and 5.5 inches of nice clear ice. Earlier this week I checked all landings on the Tower end and everything was iced up except for open water way out in Big Bay appearing to mostly be all West of Birch/Ely islands. Not sure if all the recent strong winds from North and South have changed that status though. I'm still sticking with my original guess of December 2 for my first trip off McKinley on 5 inches.   Good luck this winter to all and Be Safe!
    • monstermoose78
      Bummer 
    • eyeguy 54
        click below to check different areas. there are maps to click on also.  just scroll to find. pretty neat tool.    http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/cwdcheck/index.html
    • ANYFISH2
    • Rancid Crabtree
      extended forecasts look good up north. We won't have fish-able ice in the metro until at least the 2nd weed in December assuming no dramatic temp changes. The big Expo is Dec1-3 but temps look promising ~1.5hrs north. I wonder if the ability to go fishing might impact the amount of traffic at the show!
    • Kettle
      There's preliminary testing then if flagged it gets shipped to a lab I believe in CO to verify the results.
    • Chill62
      10 day forecast doesn't show anything with low temps below 15 degrees.  It might make ice but it wont be making it necessarily fast.
    • Nix769
      Thanksgiving would be nice...but first week of December still works!   Rogers on Red is already allowing wheelers and sleds...no side by sides yet.
    • leech~~
    • Rick
      A 30-foot-tall white spruce, selected as the state’s official Christmas tree, was cut down today in the General C.C. Andrews State Forest, near Willow River.  The tree will be set up at the governor’s residence, 1006 Summit Ave., St. Paul, around 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 20. The tree will be lit Monday, Nov. 27. DNR staff and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota cut the tree on the Friday before Thanksgiving each year from one of 59 state forests. However, the search for just the right tree begins months before. DNR foresters keep an eye out for a tall tree that’s nicely shaped and well filled out. It also needs to be in a location where it will not be damaged when dropped and then easily pulled out and loaded onto a trailer. Minnesota’s state forests provide clean air and water, recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat, timber and special forest products. This year, small businesses are making 150,000 wreaths with balsam boughs harvested from state forest lands. The estimated annual sales for Minnesota companies producing holiday wreaths exceed $23 million and Minnesota’s public lands support a large share of this economic activity. Each holiday season, half a million Christmas trees are harvested from private tree farms in Minnesota, contributing about $30 million to the state’s economy. For each tree harvested, one to three trees are planted. Real Christmas trees store carbon during their lifespan. They can be chipped for mulch when the season is over, making them an environmentally friendly choice.
      More information and details on viewing the tree is on the state Christmas tree page. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.