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  
DARK30

A Little Prep......

Recommended Posts

DARK30    0
DARK30

Ready for high water yet? I was just checking on a couple of good spots and I'm glad I did. Snapping off a few overhanging branches and cleaning out some debris around that "hot spot" will really pay off come spring. Of course the river can change it all for the worse again but if not, you can be a lot more confident casting when you know whats under the water. I've pulled car fenders, bike frames, a water heater, a gas grill. a swing set, and plenty of other crap out of my fishing spots.

Just taking a good look at the spot will help out too...maybe even take a few pics for reference. Theres still plenty of time and a little snow melt would help but if you can get to the spot easy enough...go check it before its under water. ;\)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Willy    0
Willy

Dark, have you been on the river anywhere ice fishing? Just wondering about ice conditions. I haven't checked anywhere, but have a few spots I am almost certain would produce.

After this cold snap I would guess it should be good to go about everywhere, don't you think?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DARK30    0
DARK30

I have not done any ice fishing anywhere let alone the river...oh well. If you do go on the river, be very careful and know exactly what the ice conditions are. The river ice thickness really can change in just a few feet.

I have seen people fishing but I have not heard about anybody getting into um.....course why would they say anything ;\)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Willy    0
Willy

Yep, I have done the river ice plenty of times before. It is never really very safe, that's why I usually wait until there is an extended cold snap to firm it up decent. There are some good catches to be had though!

Share this post


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

I was out this past weekend, I had 14 inches of ice where I fished, and as I was drilling holes in search of the hot spot, I got down to 4". There was also open water 30 ft from where I was fishing! It can change alot in a couple feet. Be carefull!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Willy    0
Willy

Any luck? Don't need to know your hotspot or where you were fishing at all, but did you catch any?

Share this post


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

Just a few small eyes early in the am, midday, nothing! Spotted many fish, just not hungry . I fished until 1pm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DARK30    0
DARK30

Nothin like global warming..."above freezing" sure feels good! I was out today and scouted around a few more spots. I took some reference video and cleaned out some snags. It will all depend on the river guages but once shes up I'll be ready. Three spots down and too many to gogrin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rainman    0
Rainman

Dark, You got to much time on your hands Bud. We need to get out again this year. Except I want to catch the fish this time. Come open water!

Randy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DARK30    0
DARK30

I WISH I had too much time on my hands. We'll find um again this spring grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Slowhand    0
Slowhand

I gotta bump this one up. Its getting close looking at the lilac starting to green. Nice yellow sponges Dark.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DARK30    0
DARK30

The fry pan is ready! This rain should wake um up...last year, I found the first ones on May 3rd.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mplspug    0
mplspug

I have to try finding some this year and find out what it is all about. Do you fry up just the cap or the stem too?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DARK30    0
DARK30

I cut them the long way one time and fry um (flat) side down in butter. Use a fork to press them slightly to keep them flat as they get brown. Don't over cook tho.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
troutmadness    0
troutmadness

Cool Video Dark. So are they common, or limited to growing near elm trees or something?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
updecreek    0
updecreek

Dark you must know spots around where you work to fish or maybe a little more south like 15 miles? we should go next week or ASAP.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DARK30    0
DARK30

Dead or dying elm trees are a good place to start but I've found them under live oak trees in the middle of a cow field...never know.

Updecreek, My e-mail is in my profile buddy grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
harvey lee    13
harvey lee

They should be up by the middle of the week. I will be out in search of those tasty morsels.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mplspug    0
mplspug

Dark, careful! The morel society will get after you for sharing info, or so I see in my Google search. \:\)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishinfey8    0
fishinfey8

mmmmmmm tasty. I used to find these tasty buggers while out turkey hunting under mainly oak trees, but that was in South Dakota. Fry em' up in some butter and put it on the side with some fresh _________(fill in the blank w/ your fav. fish/game meat) and I think thats about as close to heaven as you can get!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DARK30    0
DARK30

I heard a few small greys are showing up around the Mankato area. I checked a good spot I have but nothing yet..It sure looks shroomy tho grin.gif

I did manage to get a pocket full of agates on Sundaythumbs.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
updecreek    0
updecreek

Well dark this is for you first booms booms

the first ones are tastey....... listen to what i say you will know it was from to day..............

th_HPIM0109.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DARK30    0
DARK30

Atta Baby! All I can find so far are those ruff fish grin.gif I'll be checkin my shroom spots again tomorrow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
harvey lee    13
harvey lee

None for me today but my eye is out every day now for them tasty morsels.

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

    • delcecchi
      A variety.   Abu 5500c3, abu 5600 mag, revo sx, several others.
    • delcecchi
      Best wishes for a happy retirement Ace.   I could never have done the guide thing even if I were a good enough fisherman.   It takes a special type of person to deal with all the different people... Congratulations on a job well done. 
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Terry, Sorry to hear that you have to retire after all of these years! I suppose It will be my turn to join you and Tommy before to many years also. See you on the water!! Cliff
    • TomWehler
      Congratulations on job well done sir. Your deserve time for yerself with Sandra an the whole younger crew. You have always been nice to me an a big help when I first seriously did the Muskie fish guide deal back summer 1996. We have had some fun times laughing online an in each other's boat over the years. Even boated a fish or three an coined a few major phrases still used in today's ever so silly online Muskie fish market.  Good stuff that I think only you n I could muster up and never take any of it seriously. Truely makes me smile clear to my middle all the junk we talked about an did. You are a good man Terry and welcome in my boat any time. Anytime. Ya done good and will not soon be forgotten. Thanks for being my friend on or off the water. The name fits as you really have been "The Ace"on our sweet Vermilion.   Still no fish round my docks but Bonnie, Polar Bear Boy an myself always have enjoyed your company. Yer the best in many ways my friend.  Thanks. Keep on Rocken!   Tommy.       PS.    I will continue to keep the Zombie Horde in check.    ; )
    • chaffmj
      I hope you enjoy your retirement!
    • seifjr
      Keep the reports coming Curt, much appreciated.  Unfortunately, I'm not able to get back up there until September 22-25th., so it going to be tough keeping my mind on work and not LOW.  Are you just moving around in the basin until you mark a school of fish, and then jigging them?  I see all of your waypoints on the screen you showed, so those must be spots that have held fish at one time.
    • guideman
      Hey everybody, I have my last two guide trips on the 22nd and 23rd of August. A bad back and old age have taken their toll and I will retire from a job I have loved to do for the last 27 years.  I still enjoy it but unfortunately my body just can't take the pounding anymore. I'll still be out there fishing but no longer on a daily basis. I will miss all the regular clients I have had over the years and all the new people I have met that I can call my friends. Thanks to all of you that have shared the boat with me over the years, I hope you all had a good time. "Ace"   "It's just fishing man"
    • guitpic
      Bought a couple of baitcaster reels..my first....Lew's BB1 speed spool and Daiwa Tatula CT R. After about two weeks of daily practice casting in the river behind our house....lots of backlashes(birds nests)...I gotta say, I've come to love casting with these reels....much more accurate than my spinning reels. Any other baitcasting fans out there?  If so, what do you use?      
    • rundrave
      dont worry moose we all need a little of aromatherapy to cure that up about this time of the year:
    • BigVwalters
      How's the bite been recently.   Coming up for the weekend and curious at what depths to start at.