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  
norwall

any new ducks

Recommended Posts

norwall

anybody have any new reports from being out this wk so far? I thought maybe wit this lil front it would push some new birds into N. MN. Went out in the W metro today..zip headin up north sat tho

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
swedishpimple

Last night I shot 2 teal. My guess is they were the last of them. My office is right on Lake Bemidji (which is all refuge) no birds on the lake today.

I think the cold and snow may have pushed some of our birds....hopefully if it clears and warms we will get a flight in, but our woodies and teal are all but gone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HUNTFISH69

From what i've heard/seen the Chipewa National Forest region is cuurently holding over 100,000 ducks, while refuges in W MN are holding 5,000-10,000 so the migrators haven't came through as of yet. We need some cold weather and a couple days of a solid North wind to push them down here. As far as teal and woodies the warm weather as of late has held them down around the STC area. Those have made up a majority of what we've shot lately.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
surewood

They have started to push the last couple days. We've had a couple good shoots it's been fun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
norwall

well that encouraging news,what kinda ducks did ya get in2? were rollin up in2 the theif river falls area later this wknd. going out again in the w metro tom. mornin.100k birds in the chip. thats quit a few. was there in few in. of snow in Bem. 2day?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tearin' lips

Seine Bay in the Northern reaches of Rainy Lake had about 7,000 ringnecks and lesser scaup on it this weekend. It won't be long if this weather keeps up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
swedishpimple

I saw a huge "J" shaped flock of what I think were ring bills on lake Bemidji this Morning. I am guessing 1,000-2,000. Hard to say but the water was black there. Hope they were not coots...but it is open and deep there..no weeds..looked like bills.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
surewood

We've been shooting ringnecks, mallards, and teal mostly. Today there was definately new groups of mallards. Let some groups of ringnecks go through to wait on the mallards and they decoyed awesome. Looks like it will warm up next week it could get slow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
norwall

seen some new birds in the w metro but they were coots and spoonies....ish

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scott M

Good to hear surewood. I'll be up north of Rapids by tomorrow night. Sounds like lows around 33, and next weekend accuweather is predicting snow and sleet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bassman222

Quote:

From what i've heard/seen the Chipewa National Forest region is cuurently holding over 100,000 ducks,


All refuge ducks......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
surewood

Da chise, went out today and they're was'nt half the birds as tues, and wednesday. I still think that they will be moving in again though the way the weather is looking.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scott M

That's the nature of the beast. Here today and gone tomorrow. Hope springs eternal. Keep on them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HUNTFISH69

Was out this morning between Alex and Herman, caught the front end of the main migration, green wings, ringnecks and a few redheads. 9 birds for 2 guys not a bad day. And as far as my last comment went about the Chippewa forest those aren't refuge ducks, they're migrators

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ec30_06

I sure hope there are ducks north of Grand Rapids this weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bassman222

Quote:

And as far as my last comment went about the Chippewa forest those aren't refuge ducks, they're migrators


Refuge ducks=ducks that sit on refuges.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
norwall

yeah really,Ihope theres ducks up n of GR as well(crossing fingers)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Boedigheimer

norwall and eco, I hunted about 40miles north of grand rapids two days ago and it was very good, I seen mostly divers but I also seen the biggest flock of blue-winged teal I have ever seen, 200+ birds in one flock, when they banked with the wind the blue on the wing flashed like a neon light, it was awesome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HUNTFISH69

I know what refuge ducks are, but there aren't that many ducks that stay there year round the migration is starting and that is a main stop for them because it's a refuge area. I haven't checked the migration report lately but you could tell that the front end is starting to push into West MN.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bryce

Refuge (fuge) ducks are migratory birds that jump from fuge to fuge cause they know the program.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ec30_06

There are zero ducks north of Grand Rapids right now. Hunted by big fork all weekend. 5 guys two boats and zero ducks. I only saw one duck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
blue_healer_guy

Hunted in southern mn the past 2 days, 3 ducks sat. (my sons 1st duck- widgeon). They were the only ducks we pulled on, Sun, never fired a shot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
icecold

Hunted minnesota riverbottoms got 1 mallard 2 wooducks today, seen very few ducks this morning, took my youngest son out this afternoon didnt see a bird, , compared to last year it is very dead.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Huntin&Fishin

Any buy Park Rapids.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scott M

Deadsville up North.

Holy crud. There was nothing, I mean nothing up there. I hunted near Bigfork and we didn't see a single duck that was killable. Sure we saw a few flocks 1/2 mile up, but there was nothing like what was reported around Grand Rapids, Hill City, northern Itasca county on this website earlier in the week or the 2nd weekend DNR C.O. hunter check reports.

Ran into a friend of mine while filling up gas in Garrison. He said after the big north winds on Wednesday he didn't see any ducks Th, Fri, Sat, or today. Guess I was a few days late, because earlier in the week he was cleaning up on all sorts of ducks.

I'll be back up next weekend, sure hope things turn around frown.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  



  • Posts

    • 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~~
      I'll be ok, as long as I got my daily HSO therapy!  
    • 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.
    • eyeguy 54
      if it ever comes down to those 2 choices for you, do the eye thing. Cant fish with you if yer dead. 
    • JerkinLips
      Looks like Big Bay is still open, so I don't think I'll be ice fishing Thanksgiving Day weekend.  I'm guessing the Big Bay will freeze this Sunday or Tuesday.  Lake should be walkable by December 2 when I plan to go up.
    • leech~~
      Why do you think I come here everyday?  It's better then poking your eye with a sharp stick or slitting your wrists! 
    • gimruis
      I don't see any serious cold snaps in the next 2 weeks so its likely open water will still be in play for those brave enough to try it.