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  
fishinbros

Foster Arends Report

Recommended Posts

fishinbros    0
fishinbros

Today me and my freind went out to foster after stopping at agnder to pick up some ice fishing stuff. We were fishing in 15'. The water clarity must have been 12'. We got so many gills under 4". I dont kno if I ever have caught that many bluegills under 4". We saw atleast 10 decent trout just under the ice, i mean no more than 2' under the ice. I cant explain that but we only had a couple to look at our jigging spoons. My tip-Up went of once but there was nothing on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sodajerk    0
sodajerk

I caught 6 trout a Foster's today at depths from 7ft to 18 ft, fishing over 19 feet of water. Sizes ranged from 12" to an 18" hook-jawed male with attitude, all were Rainbows. I landed three of them, including the biggest one, on my new little 16" Thorne Bros Sweet Pea rod and 2lb P-Line copolymer.

I fished from 10:30 this morning to 5:00. Caught 3 in the first 45 minutes, then 5 hours of seeing fish on the flasher and swimming past my powerbait, until 4:00 when I caught two in under a minute on 2 different rods, then the sixth one 25 minutes later. I also caught one 6" bluegill.

All fish were released.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
nate larson    0
nate larson

Thanks for the reports! I was out there about a week or so ago and the bit was tough. What kind of powerbait were you using? I have used the dough kind once and had a few bites but had a hard time hooking the fish. Does anyone know if it is legal to use a treble hook with the dough bait?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tipup101    0
Tipup101

The guy next to me got a 14 inch brook on sunday. He used my ruler to measure it. I saw 20+ trout swim under me. Alot hit my minnow and ran. And alot of swipes at my pimple with a little trout bait on the hook. Whats the best way to use the trout bait?

I'm new to the stuff. At the end of the day all I got where looks. Oh well still better than watching T.V..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sodajerk    0
sodajerk

I was using both the Powerbait and the Gulp trout doughs (both Berkley products). I've used the Powerbait brand before, but Sunday was the first time I've used the Gulp brand. It seemed to me that on that day at least, the trout liked the Powerbait brand better than the Gulp.

However, I did have my most aggressive hit of the day on the Gulp. A trout made a grab at my jig and I went for the hookset but missed. The Gulp was then a bunch of little bits floating around the jig and the trout wheeled around and went for the bare jig as I was beginning to reel it up. I set the hook again and got him.

Could have been color or who knows what though, too. The Powerbait was the orange stuff with glitter, the Gulp was striped red and blue with glitter and a little white in it.

I was using a size 12 horizontal Neon Glo bobber fry jig, about 1/32 oz I'd say, and I cover the hook with a little tapered gob of Powerbait, loosely copying the shape of a minnow body. The jig head is plenty of weight to take the floating dough down with it.

Like I said, they liked it right away, then a 5-hour dry spell until they decided to eat some again. I watched one trout swim past so close to my Gulp once that its tail moved my jig, but the fish paid it no attention at all. Others came almost as close and ignored it as well, but then at 4:00 a few of them decided they were hungry again. It's been my experience that if a trout pays attention to the jig at all, 8 times out of 10 it's going to hit it. It may make two or three approaches before it does, but it's most likely going to take it.

I also caught one (the 12-incher, smallest of the day) on a crappie minnow on a #8 red hook a foot off the bottom.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
crazyice    0
crazyice

That's interesting... jig jig jig

Now we get automatic links to sponsors..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sodajerk    0
sodajerk

 Originally Posted By: crazyice
That's interesting... jig jig jig

Now we get automatic links to sponsors..

Yeah, and that's where I got the jig I was referring to in my post.

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

    • BisoNation
      1st time ever I've seen zebra mussels in ottertail on west side   this SUCKS!!!!   had a red solo cup in the water... apparently they love RED.     at least 5 of them    it sucks
    • Wanderer
      From someone who grew up as a back reeling aficionado, I've learned to appreciate a quality drag on a reel.  It's the one thing I'll gladly pay for. Modern drag systems are so much better than they used to be.  Not taking advantage of them is leaving a lot of the value of a quality reel on the table.  Unused and wasted. So, is that the kind of opinion you were looking for?   
    • slammer
      They are already established in OT.  Pulled docks at my sisters place with about 75% covered in zebes.  Wear shoes when your in the water.
    • Meterman
      I noticed this spring that the higher end Shimano Stradic and others have eliminated the ability to back reel (no reverse) which I believe is a huge mistake, I don't like it!    any others have comments?
    • bbfenatic
      Been out chasing crappies again in the DL area..been a while...finding some nice ones in mouth of a river...pic of a couple
    • monstermoose78
      Went up north grouse hunting it was fun. I must say having a dog makes it better.  This weekend is duck opener and I am jacked up for it. 
    • SkunkedAgain
      The public launch at The Landing on the west end stays open until the ice sets in, but they do pull the dock sometimes around the end of October / beginning of November.
    • KidMoe
      Just curious if people are finding fish moving into fall patterns yet or still finding them in more summer locations?  I've been finding good sized panfish in deeper water myself around more mid lake structure. Most of the lakes I've been on are still pretty green with algae and weeds. 
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Captain Acorn, I use Gamagatu  octopus hooks. Size 4 for crawlers and size 2 for minnows. Red, black, chartreuse, and pink , mostly red and black. I use orange and green glow soft beads at times. (Worked today!) Cliff
    • Barrington
      NOW BOOKING FOR THE 2018 ICE FISHING SEASON!!
      LIMITED SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE..   Barrington Lake camp will now be offering remote ice fishing for the very first time thanks to its unique train access. You can also come by ski-doo from the town of Savant Lake. Its a 30-45min ride. Ice fishing with us at Barrington r Camp will be one of the coolest fishing trips you ever experience! Pristine snow covered lakes in the rugged Canadian Shield. Remoteness! Where the fish are plentiful and tasty! During our ice fishing season, we use the main lodge for accommodations. The air tight wood stoves in every room keep you  toasty warm and the propane lights make it cozy and rustic. This is remote ice fishing at its best. At camp you will have a heated room, Wi-Fi, full kitchen with propane fridge and stove, a newly built heated outhouse, and electricity on demand to charge batteries and extra lights. A flat screen TV for hockey games is also available. We access numerous lakes by snowmobile, ATV and even snowshoes. We travel with portable ice huts to keep us mobile and on top of fish.  Water will be available through the lake but there will be no running water for showers. The fishing has been outstanding all summer long so why not extend it year round. Main species in the lake are walleye, northern, white fish, and some perch. There has been numerous 26"-30" walleye's caught on a weekly basis through out the summer. This camp and lake have been private up until this past summer. 90% of groups who came for the first time this year have already booked for next year. References are available.
      Limited spots available for ice-fishing. Only 2 rooms available in the winter months. You will have 1000's of acres of water at to your self.   ******4 Man Sunday to Monday Special $600/Person******
      Included in the package.. -Accommodations
      -Train tickets
      -Ice auger
      -Ice Shelter
      -Quad or Ski doo for traveling the late All you need is your equipment & Food. Our ice fishing packages are very flexible and can be customized to suit your requests. Come try one of our Northwestern Ontario winter getaways, ice fishing remote waters! The train departs either Armstrong Ontario north of Thunder Bay, or Sioux Look out Ontario 2 days a week. Its a 1.5 hour ride direct to camp from either direction. Dates can be re-arranged to suit your needs.
      Call or e-mail for more information.
      Tonnes of new reviews & references available from this year.
      Check out our website at www.barringtonlakecamp.com
      or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Barringtonlake/ Jonathan & Lyndsey
      807-584-2202
      807-407-4202                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      807-407-3997
      You wont be disappointed!! No one has been yet!