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  
johnsen22

Any live river shiners

Recommended Posts

johnsen22

Wondering what my chances are on getting some river shiners this weekend, am I going to have to use frozen ones? Any info please respond.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NAMASafetyDirector

Johnsen- just my opinion, but on LOW I have had way better luck with the dead,frozen one's anyway. Normally just using half a shiner on a vertical jig. My experience with live shiners is, they are about dead in a few minutes from hooking them anyway so if you have some frozen one's giver' heck with those. You'll be able to get all the live ones you want from the bait shop as well, there was no shortage of shiners this year! You may want to grab some chubs as well sometimes a chub on a deadstick w/ a slip bobber does the trick nicely too! Good Luck grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
johnsen22

Thanks for the info its just last season I was having a hard time keeping the frozen ones on my jiging spoon I ussually do just use the head. Any tricks on keeping them on better?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
widetrack

Stick the hook of a treble from your spoon through back of the head. Pinch in 1/2. Squeeze the air bladder so the bait doesn't ride up on your hook. (plus I think it helps to release some scent) Keep the tail. If they are snapping good, the tails work equally as well as the heads.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
johnsen22

Very nice I will give it a try. Thanks for the info

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MN Mike

Being we fish the Canadian side ( barbless ) and use frozen shiners most of the time, we use a small chunk of rubber worm to hold our bait on.

Sometimes the color of that rubber worm piece can make a differnce in your catch too wink.gif just incase the lure size, shape and color wasn't enough to worry about.

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
curt quesnell

You wont have any problem finding live shiners. Log Cabin

Bait will have them, and Border Bait will too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ROGERATADRIANS

THE EMERALD SHINNERS LOOK GOOD BIGGER THAN NORMAL AT ADRIANS JUST PUT 10 HOUSES OUT ON THE LAKE ICE IS COMMING ALONG NICE

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ROGERATADRIANS

YOU WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM GETTING NICE SIZED EMERALDS AT ADRIANS RESORT LIVE OR FROZEN

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Royal Dutchman

Hey Rog,

Glad to see someone from Adrian's is posting! Tried to keep our people up to date on conditions but you know how second hand info can be.

M called and got the road report but could you please reply with inches of ice (bay & lake), what vehicles are suggested and projections for larger vehicles?

Hope you have time to keep updateing as the road gets busy.

Can't believe I haven't drilled a hole yet but maybe next week. See you out there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ROGERATADRIANS

HEY DOUG THERE ARE 5=7 INCHES IN THE BAY AND 7-9 ON THE LAKE I HAVE 13 HOUSES OPEN NOW THINGSARE COMMING ALONG GREAT

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

    • sartellangler05
      Be looking at these two general areas. Thanks for heads up on south end.
    • NELS-BELLS
      My son and I fished from 8 - 4 yesterday out of Beacon Harbor.  It was super windy so we couldn't be as mobile.  We caught 6 eyes, all under 17", in about 8' of water and another 10 after we moved out to 11'. Also a few big Perch.  Only 2 fish on dead stick and the rest jigging.  Gold or pink seemed to work the best.  Fun day! Nels
    • Wanderer
      OK thanks.  I haven’t had an issue yet.  I just got low on powder and needed primers so I decided to try the Blackhorn 209 now.  I remembered reading this post. At the C store there were plenty of Triple 7 and Remington 209 primers in the ML supplies @ 9-10 bucks/100.  The shotgun primers were running running low though and I grabbed the last 100 pack.  They’re only 4 bucks/100.  I figured it would be a cheap experiment if nothing else.
    • icepike 1
      Not a hundred percent on the age but it's a Frabill Excursion and both are in brand new condition. Not to worried about the weight of it it won't be more than a handful of times of pulling it out before driving my truck out with it. The price difference between the two is what I was looking at.
    • FirstIce
      Does anyone have any input on the kdrill on a gas auger? I have seen a few people use this setup. Do you need a special adapter to use it?
    • Wanderer
      Are they both the same age?  Equal condition?  Do you hand drag or machine pull?  Weight will matter a lot. You really have to consider how you plan to use the house.  Happiness with the houses performance is the biggest key.   Otherwise it appears to be a trade from a $480 house to a $700 house based on new house prices if I looked at the right Frabil.
    • icepike 1
      It's not thermal. How's frabill's customer service in case you break a poll or something?
    • going4it
      The only problem I had with my frabill was its weight. It was a tank to pull and tough to put in the bed of the truck. 
    • Billy G
      Anyone else think the number of people ice fishing in the last 5 years has grown greatly in our area? To me it has and to me it seems alot harder now to find a spot of your own, or spots that have been pasted down on a lake that there arnt 5 to 50 people trying to fish! Gps doesn't help the cause either, I wonder what the future of ice fishing and the fish/ crappie population is going to look like in the next 5 to 10 years. Last year kinda shocked me to by the number of people out partying out on cedar and even the sound of subs going by in cars on the ice.. like really??! Could see the look of what is wrong with people from dads and familys out with their kids. Sorry about the rant
    • Bass Thumb
      I found exactly the same thing today. It was a steady 5" walking to the fishing spot. 3" of ice on the spot, if that. Cracks everywhere. Water pushing out of holes I had drilled. Not good.