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  
Fishing_High

Muskybug

Recommended Posts

Fishing_High    0
Fishing_High

Can't seem to get help in Brainerd forum fishing a small chain of lakes south of the Whitefish Chain. Do you have any general tips I could try to hook into a nice Pike? This Saturday looks like the best day will be fishing morning till night. Thanks for any info.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MuskyBug85    0
MuskyBug85

with the water temps dropping i would look at inside weed edges and any green weeds you can find. lots of big fish move suprisingly shallow this time of year. spinnerbaits and buzz baits would be my method of choice, but dont over look jig/creature combos if you find isolated patches of cover, you might get a moster large mouth as well. Good Luck and let us know how you do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fishing_High    0
Fishing_High

Hey thanks for the Info, your right about them being shallow I got a 32 inch pike on a mepps in about 2-4 feet of water last weekend right as the sun was rising and fog over the entire lake. I will try a few of your suggestions I'm also thinking to trying some lindy rigging and big lite northern minnows because theres a steep drop around the whole lake we can drift and troll along the whole thing,who knows we got a real good shot at a big largemouth few 20 inchers and my buddie got a 21.5 inch largie out of one of the lakes we'll be fishing i'll try to post the pic. Thanks for the info i'll let you know how we do.

My 20 inch

Beast2.jpg

Beast.jpg

Buddies 21.5 probably 6 pounds didn't want to put on the scale

dunbar2.jpg

dunbar.jpg

Belly looked like it had a softball in it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fishing_High    0
Fishing_High

Well we did ok, fishing was kind of slow didn't get the big pike we were after my friend thinks he missed it jigging a minnow outside a channel but got bit off. We caught pike on lindy rigs with minnows between 8-12 feet of water, and were getting nice 16-18 inch largies with spinnerbaits and jig worms. I had a question thought for you Jonah we were getting most of our bites on lindy rigs with minnow right outside of the channel with the water flowing into it, what is the best way to target or fish channels with the current flowing into them? And are these over all good spots to target big fish?

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

    • Daniel Anderson
      Trolling or casting jigs and spinners(silver or gold are best for pike IMO) near the weeds, in bays, etc, cranks, and top water buzz baits around weedy areas are how I get most of my pike. Use a leader. Orange jig heads with a sparkly yellow twister tail and a jumbo leech gets me more pike than any other method. Your mileage may vary.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I had lunch there a couple of days ago. Great service and good food! I did not see any illegal type aliens there at that time!  Cliff
    • delcecchi
      Sorry, don't remember TJ Hooker.  Besides I make it a practice to avoid hookers....  (rim shot)
    • TomWehler
        This post is turning into an 80's  TJ HOOKER episode! To fun to turn off an so bad it needs to be made fun of. : )      
    • delcecchi
      This year?   It is new this year.... Apparently a lot of businesses are having trouble hiring seasonal employees.
    • OhioVike
      I have only been there a few times, but that doesn't make any sense based on my visits.  
    • Southern_IL_Boy
      I am headed to MN for my annual trip and wanted to target pike on leech. For the past 5-6 years I have been kayaking smaller lakes around the area but now I am back to having a decent boat for bigger waters. Used to fish the east side flats in Headquarters and Boy bay prior to my kayak days. Usual came earlier in the year as well. Bucktails on weedlines still my best bet or do you think crankbaits are the way to go just off weedlines? Better spots than others? Should be there a few days before / after Labor Day. 
    • Surface Tension
        I believe the  problem here is a hull with rocker.   At different trim and speed the hull does just that, rocks.   Normally you'd trim in, throttle up and once on plane, throttle back to cruise speed and adjust the trim out.    To be trimmed all in at WOT or even cruising speed would make must hulls plow water at the bow.   In the case with rocker you usually find the porpoise stops when you increase speed.   The fin might be enough to lift the transom up and stabilize it.   Let us know what you do and how it works.
    • Daniel Anderson
      Went and tried a new spot... 3 snacky cats. One of them took my rod straight into the river and I had to dive in after it. Good times.
    • mrpike1973
      I use the Daiwa ct r also have 2 of them best out there in my opinion.