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  
Dahitman44

Roosters in heavy winds?

Recommended Posts

Dahitman44

I hope to get out tonight for an hour or so -- any idea what to do in heavy winds? Angle to hunt?

Will they get up?

I am hunting with a good dog.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ely Lake Expert

My experience is that they will get up into the wind and turn quickly and go with the wind fast.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ely Lake Expert

Also, I would do the best you can to walk directly into the wind as much as possible. That way the dog will get the best scent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dahitman44

Great!

So which way should I hunt it?

With the wind in my face?

Will the wind HURT my action?

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ely Lake Expert

I answered your question befoe you asked it. LOL grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ely Lake Expert

The wind can be good and bad, good in the reason that they won't hear you from as far away so they can hold better. The negative aspect is if they get up and fly they generally seem to fly farther with more wind.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dahitman44

I will watch it --

Thanks for all of the help.

Hitman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ely Lake Expert

Your welcome, good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gonefishin11

I have found they tend to run alot more when its really windy. Be aware of that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
portageman

I hunted in some pretty heavey wind 2 seasons ago. It seemed like they flushed straight up, caught the wind, and were out of there - FAST

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dahitman44

Thanks --

I will post my luck Fri. morning.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LovenLifeGuy

I went duck hunting this morning and decided to walk a field on the way home. Walked one field and the dog got two up nice and close, but no luck. I shot well this morning duck hunting but not so hot in the field. That wind killed me! Getem on the first shot or it will be tough. Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gspman

If possible try to hunt your best spot at some angle into the wind or at a 90 degree angle to the wind. At some point you'll have the wind at your back. Hopefully at that point you'll be hunting a less prime part of your spot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dahitman44

Copper did a great job and kicked up two hens. Only made it out for about 45 minutes, but it was fun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dahitman44

Almost forgot -- they do fly REALLY fast in the wind.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BLACKJACK

Two thoughts on high wind hunting:

1) Be ready and shoot them fast because once they catch the wind they're gone.

2) Pay attention to the 'out of the wind spots' like the downwind side of a willow patch, farm grove etc.

High winds make for challenging shooting but the birds are still there, they don't migrate. I'd rather hunt a windy 45 degree day vrs a sunny, calm 70 degree day anytime. The wind will help eliminate some of the upland cover while on a calm warm day the birds will be anywhere.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
brittman

They run and flush wild more often

Those that hold tight can be easily walked by ...

When you walk with the wind, let the dog get out and then hunt back to you. Understand that they will hear you coming much further away.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dahitman44

Copper had some physical problems that I am trying to figure out. I posted it in the hunting dogs thread. Can any of you help?

thanks

Hit

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

    • HugeHogChaser
      any luck there? i've never had luck. hoping to break my unlucky streak soon.
    • HugeHogChaser
      Good afternoon guys, I live in Burnsville and I was wondering if anyone has had much luck on Crystal Lake for bass and Pike? I've fished it a few times and only caught 2 bass in a total of 8 hours.  Not looking for any specific locations, but any tips would be much appreciated!!!   Live bait? Plastics? Troll cranks for pike? thanks guys, have a great day. Gabe   
    • smurfy
      i hope soo!!!!!! but being it MEA weekend 'm guessing it will be a zoo till sunday!!!!!!!
    • gunner55
      There were 5 maybe 6 boats over at the resort Thursday - Sunday. Heard they were doing some hunting too. Pretty quiet on the bay, most of the docks & lifts are out. Probably going to get real quiet after you show up.
    • jayway
      1) Lumen (lm) Lumen is the international(SI) unit of luminous flux, a measure of overall light emitted by a light source. 2) Candela (cd) Candela is the international(SI) unit of luminous intensity, a measure of light emitted by a light source in a particular direction.
      Any given light source will have different luminous intensities in different directions considered.
      [candela = lumen/solid angle] 3) Beam Angle [Unit : degree] Beam angle is the angle between two directions for which the luminous intensity is 50% of the maximum intensity as measured in a plan through the nominal beam center-line. The beam angle of a lamp gives an idea of how the light beam spread away form the beam center. 4) LUX (lx) Lux is the international(SI) unit of illuminance, a measure of light arriving at a surface, 1 lumen per square foot equals 1 foot-candle, while 1 lumen per square meter equals 1 lux.
      [lux = lumen/m2] 5) Color Temperature / Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) A black-Body radiator will have different color when it is heated up to different temperature(in kelvin). The temperature at which the heated black-body radiator matches the color of the light source is the color temperature of the light source. 6) Color Rendering Index (CR) Color rendering index, ranged from 0-100, measures a light source's ability to reproduce the color of various objects being lit by reference light source, black body radiator (CRI=100) 7) Efficacy (lm/W) Efficacy is the efficacy of a light source to convert electricity power to light expressed in lumen output per unit power input (watt)
      [Efficacy = lumen / wattage] 8) Dimming Not all lighting products are designed for dimming function. None-dimming LED lighting product will cause unpredictable result and may affect the life time of the products. The below figure shows the typical input current variation while adjusting the DC voltage input to dimming and none-dimming product.
    • Smoker
      I will check it out a little latter. It looks like a good idea. I do a small diamond wrap on a lot of my ice rods.
    • gimruis
      I'm gonna go but not before some of these crops get harvested.  It may not be until Thanksgiving but at least I'll increase my odds if I wait for a better chance of success.
    • monstermoose78
      I have not seen a bird during season yet but I will get one or two I hope
    • monstermoose78
      Looks like you got one woodcock and a snipe but I could be wrong but great job shooting.
    • walleye29us
      This is the insulated model. 8x8. If anyone wants it this week I'll let it go for 240.00. Won't  find a better deal!