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 .

Recommended Posts

norwall    0
norwall

what goin on any reports? I thought we had this thread started but I dont c it? maybe when they had their tech Difficulty it got erased?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scott K    28
Scott K

Most the info got lost from 1/5-1/8 posts. Lost!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
norwall    0
norwall

Went out to the 3ring circus otherwise know as Al Lake whatta a fricken JOKE so, mant flintstones from surrounding towns that have never set foot or perhaps even heard of the lake, drillin holes nonstop and ckn depth,Yeah there ya go the whole damn lake is only 5 ft deep.If your lookin fr comedy I'd say head out if its fishing ya want steer clear from the masses.I ve lived in AL for 32yrs and have never seen a bigger circus act as I seen yesterday. OH as for the fishing managed 2 small eyes ,2perch and a crappie,all went back in the drink too small.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CrappiesNCats    0
CrappiesNCats

the channel is deeper than 5 feet in spots, but did you notice the one lone house by the I-35 bridge? i saw some boats out there this summer, but havent ever noticed any out there before this year

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
james_walleye    77
james_walleye

The whole channel is over 5 feet, its the lake that is all 5 feet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
k-rudy    0
k-rudy

Where does a guy catch the walleyes on Albert lea lake? Any help would be greatly appreciated

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
norwall    0
norwall

anywhere is good you'll see the masses that are now out there but steer clear from that mess ,just about anywhere is good we fished it all summer and did well as well as now

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CrappiesNCats    0
CrappiesNCats

with all the stocked 'eyes after the freeze out a few years back i assume thats what all the fuss is about on AL with the shanty town that has developed. from what i understand its not the perch being back again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wanger29    0
wanger29

Finding the fish past the pressure is the fun part!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
k-rudy    0
k-rudy

THANK YOU FOR THE INFO. IT SURE IS A JOKE OUT THERE. IT SEEMS LIKE YOU JUST GET SET UP AND WET YOUR LINE AND YOU HAVE ONE OR TWO MORE GUYS SETTING UP RIGHT NEXT TO YOU. WHAT ARE THE BEST TIME FOR THE EYES TO BITE? i HAVE HEARD FROM 2-4 IN THE MORNING.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
norwall    0
norwall

yes it is from about 2-4amaround there anyhow,heres one for ya we were out there last Sat at about oh 7am some jackass pulls his peice of sheet truck up next to our house and sets up shop and cont. to start his truck every 15min. well that didnt last long as my bro and i knocked on his door and said [PoorWordUsage shut it off,he was like oh ok,frickin flintstones I tell ya

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
k-rudy    0
k-rudy

What retards. I haven't been out since last Saturday. I am thinking about getting out there tomorrow. Any suggestions. I have had luck at the 35 bridge and at the point but there are so many people at these places. Any other hot spots?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wanger29    0
wanger29

Yeah but just think of how many other lakes that frees up!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
james_walleye    77
james_walleye

When you fish in AL on any body of water you have to expect company.

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

    • Jennifer Dewitt
      Lets see you will need- 
      a) license and lion permit/tag 
      b)guide 
      c) dogs with tracking collars 
      d) horses 
      e) some sort of thing that goes "BOOM" 
      and a ton of forethought for asking such a dumb question
    • Troy Smutka
      8/21/17     Got out on Mille Lacs on Saturday morning. Started out on rocks in 10-12 feet of water, then as the sum came up and the wind layed down moved to gravel in 28-30 feet and then the deep transition from a rock/gravel reef to the soft lake bottom in 32 feet of water. Caught smallies and walleyes on the rocks, and walleyes on the gravel and the deep transition line. Power bobbing with leeches about one foot above bottom on the rocks and two to four feet above bottom in the deeper spots. The five smallies went from 16 to 18.5 inches, and the walleyes went from 16 to 25.5 inches. They weren't jumping in the boat--we had to try different spots, move around slowly on spots with the MinnKota, and then anchor when we did catch or see fish on the Humminbird. Had to work for them, but wound up averaging three fish per hour with the faster action early and then slowing when the sun got high and the wind layed down--typical August fishing. Eyes and smallies are fat and look healthy--both fought very actively. Surface water temp. started at 68.7 degrees at sunrise and was to 72.4 when we headed in. Still a little cooler than average, but that is how this summer has been. Might be my last time on Mille Lacs--busy with football now and waterfowl hunting starts in a month. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
    • Jennifer Dewitt
      these should be available at Circuit City, BestBuy, or pretty much any other electronics store. Go check them out, a play around with them, just to see which one you find easier to use. 
    • Jennifer Dewitt
      Best is the one that's suited to the purpose used for. 
      My usual preference is a middleweight Standard because it's versatile and can serve many purposes with only quickly made alterations - add saddlebags, rack etc. 
      No need for more than two cylinders. 

      My view of what's best? 
      2 wheels, a frame and a 2 cylinder 4 stroke motor.
    • Jennifer Dewitt
      Are you out to add color or protect the wood or both? A natural oil sealer is something to consider -- it lets the beauty of the natural cedar show though and still protects the wood. You can also get the same type of "penetrating oil sealer" in colors. Hard finishes (varnish) may look tacky and will require re-sanding and finishing over time --while the oil sealers can be touched up annually with a new light coat without sanding -- a much more natural look. Go to a "real" paint store and talk to them about your project -- skip the Home Depots and Lowe's "advice"
    • Jennifer Dewitt
      you want a hard, fine-grained wood for carving lures. high quality wood so your hardware won't split the wood or so it won't soak up a lot of water then split. water WILL gain access to the wood no matter how good the paint. 
      and the acrylic is fine.
    • Jennifer Dewitt
      I know this: you need to be on the water around 4:00am and the window of opportunity is small. When 6:00am rolls around, you should be done fishing for sturgeon.
    • Jennifer Dewitt
      Is the canadian seal hunt still going on? if it is still on, does anyone know when it is supposed to commence this year? If any one have good idea please reply me with a quality comments.
    • BigVwalters
      Was up this last weekend got out Saturday morning and Sunday morning.  The fish were biting very aggressively which made for a good time.  All fish from 14"-19".  No slot fish which was a surprise.  On a side note...  I've never had too much trouble with people honing in on where I am fishing.  But Sunday morning I started fishing this spot around 8am (which is late for me).  Nobody was around me and within an hour there had to of been six new boats around me.   I don't mind too much if your fishing an area by me but when you start trolling and drifting my same exact line I am???  Like do you want to hop in my boat and fish with me too?  Some people I tell ya..  Anyways get out there, the fish are biting.   Just remember there is 40,000 acres of water to fish out there. 
    • Wakemup
      Ace, I've (along with countless others) have so appreciated your advice on this forum- your knowledge is invaluable. Can't thank you enough for being willing to share- that can be a rare thing these days!  I hope the retirement from guiding isn't also a retirement from posting  Take care and enjoy!