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  
Slayer

Water Level?

Recommended Posts

Slayer

Have any of you guys traveled by water to Lake Andrusia, Kitchi, or Pike Bay from Cass Lake lately? Is the water level still high enough to do this or is it too shallow? Is it a better idea to pull the boat out of Cass and launch it at these lakes? I am just wondering if I would be able to go from lake to lake with a 17’ Lund. I will be heading up Aug 11-18. If you have any tips to catch walleyes, bass, or northerns please pass along any info if you would. Not looking to steal any hot spots, just a generalized overview on possible locations, depths, or presentations. Thanks for any info.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
steffanf

The water level is at least 1-2 feet below normal over the entire chain. I have a small 14' Crestliner and I was just barely able to cross the southern part of the channel into Pike Bay. Heck, there is barely enough water (maybe 18") to cross the sand bar into the Turtle River outlet and into the Pug Hole. Make sure you throttle down to idle or near idle before trying to enter the Pughole from the Lake or you will be dredging sand. Also, make sure you hit come up to the inlet directly from the south or slightly southeast... perpendicuar to shore. This seems to be the best angle of attack so as to avoid sand-dredging. I didn't try any of the other lake river connections.

-Gregg B.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Walleye35

How are the boat ramps, we usually put in at the ramp near Norway Beach or the public ramp near closer to town. We have a big 18 ft fiberglass fish/ski boat and I am wondering if I can get it in and out of the water. Last year the water was down quite far and it was a struggle, I am wondering if it is going to be as much fun this year as last. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
steffanf

I only know about the boat ramp at Anglers Beach and it was terrible. I only have a small 14' Crestliner and I nearly had to put the back wheels of the car into the water to launch. Of course, the launch at Anglers Beach is very poor and shallow to begin with.

-Gregg B.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LABS4ME

Actually the water levels are close to normal and holding up quite well. We even gained a little over the last week and a half. You shouldn't have any problem launching at a decent access.

Good Luck!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Walleye35

Hey Ken,

Do you have any tips or spots for walleye this year, I know you gave me a few tips last year and they worked well. Just thought I would pick your brain again this year, my three boys and I will be up next week to fish Cass. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ducksnbucks

Can anyone tell me if I can get through the channel into Pike Bay? I am thinking of going there Sunday and was just wondering if a person can get through. We are in a 18 foot Ranger bass boat, we only need about 18 inches of water. Thanks for the info.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PikeBayCommanche

I know a week ago you could but not sure about it now.

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

    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Hi Frank! Good to see that you are still hanging around the FM site! Cliff
    • mascad
      Hey everyone...thinking of coming up this weekendweekend from Mankato...wondering how the ice is around the Ogilvie area.  Thanks!
    • monstermoose78
      Boom here it is everyone!!!  When:  Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10 am to whenever. I will be there earlier maybe 9 am , but I will confirm before if I can make before that.  Where: Shakopee Lake Access by Onamia.  Who:     Everyone is welcome to come!! Please bring treats!! This is a family friendly as well.  Monstermoose78, Rick G, and Eyeguy will be there!! Please let us know who plans on coming. Please bring treats!!
    • monstermoose78
      Got I will work on hso
    • monstermoose78
      Boom here it is everyone!!!  When:  Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10 am to whenever. I will be there earlier maybe 9 am , but I will confirm before if I can make before that.  Where: Shakopee Lake Access by Onamia.  Who:     Everyone is welcome to come!! Please bring treats!! This is a family friendly as well.  Monstermoose78, Rick G, and Eyeguy will be there!! Please let us know who plans on coming. Please bring treats!!
    • monstermoose78
      Boom here it is everyone!!!  When:  Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10 am to whenever. I will be there earlier maybe 9 am , but I will confirm before if I can make before that.  Where: Shakopee Lake Access by Onamia.  Who:     Everyone is welcome to come!! Please bring treats!! This is a family friendly as well.  Monstermoose78, Rick G, and Eyeguy will be there!! Please let us know who plans on coming. Please bring treats!!
    • monstermoose78
      Good call rick it’s in Princeton 
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      BD, Yes, generally most areas are now safe for ATV and snowmobile travel. Cliff
    • mavshockeyfan
      Any ice reports around the Mankato area?
    • popriveter
      I checked a small lake in Arden Hills after work yesterday. Measured 3-4”. Should be ready for me to actually fish next time.