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  
mattkimk

Heading out of Warroad

Recommended Posts

mattkimk    0
mattkimk

For my b-day present my wife rented a hotel up in Warroad for the both of us and then we are going out to do some fishing through the weekend. We did this a few years back and accessed the lake down a road I think was named Ballard Rd? Anybody familiar with that area that may confirm my memory? We did really well that day and I would like to go out of the same location this time.

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
outdrzman78    0
outdrzman78

I know that springsteel resort has a road plowed all the way out to the south tip and i think they plowed all the way out to the 5 mile from what i have heard. Otherwise there is a trail road right off the landing in town that will take u either out to the 5 or to the swift ditch, south shore area as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fiskyknut    0
fiskyknut

I'd guess you mean Babblers road...it's about 18 miles from Warroad though?

FYI....The Springsteel Resort crew does not plow a road to 5mile.

fiskyknut

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mattkimk    0
mattkimk

Yeah Fisky, I think Babblers road is right. It was a ways from the hotel. There was a guy at the beginning of the ice road and he said he had it flowed about 7 miles out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fiskyknut    0
fiskyknut

Yepper goes out all the way out to 16 mile reef.

Good luck and happy birthday!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mattkimk    0
mattkimk

Thanks for the well wishes. Might be a lot but could you maybe give me some directions to the road out of Warroad?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
toddb    0
toddb

mattkimk,

Take HWY 11 East towards Baudette about 3miles, and take left on CTY RD 12. Take 12 and go east for 10 miles give or take a couple. You will come to a Tee at CTY 17 (Rocky Point Road), take left on 17 and follow it as follows. You will go north 2 miles on 17, then 1 mile east, then 2 miles north and about 3/4 mile east, then about 2 miles more north again and you will be at Bablers. Take it easy on the curves, they can be slick at times. Good luck and hope you don't get lost with my directions.

later,

toddb

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mattkimk    0
mattkimk

Thanks for the help

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deano    0
deano

Yes Springsteel does have a road plowed to 5 mile this year, they have houses out there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fiskyknut    0
fiskyknut

Hmmm thats news to me and I have'nt seen folks driving out from thatta way. Last time I spoke with Jim he had no plans to plow out there, that was a week and a half back though. I have'nt noticed any Springsteel huts out there on 5mile myself and their huts kinda stick out like a sore thumb with those bright paint jobs! Perhaps they've drug a few out there in the past 2 days though?

Hmmm I'll try and get ahold of Jim or Mike and get the skinny.

Just spoke with Mike on phone they do have a plow track out to there but no rental huts out there as of today. First time they've plowed out to the 5mile in years....farout!

fiskyknut

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
UPnorthFISHING    4
UPnorthFISHING

hey fisky long time no talk, hows it going?? the road to five mile is just north of the rock pile.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fiskyknut    0
fiskyknut

Ya longtime Daniel, you gots to pop in more often eh!!

Good to know they are plowing in case of big snow....For now I've been making my way out there on a free track though as long as it holds up!

Things are good....Furnace working and no pipes a freezin! Fishings been consistent fair to good, I'm eating lots of Perch and sending Walleye and Sauger fillets to my folks fairly regular too! and I've only had 1 on ice calamity so far this year just this past Thursday! Saturday saw a near calamity! Gonna get out a coupla times this week and the with weather finally looking to warm up all is good!

Regards.....fiskyknut

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deano    0
deano

Yea Mike has been doing most of the plowing out there this year, and in my opinion it's the best roads they have had out there in years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
UPnorthFISHING    4
UPnorthFISHING

hey fisky shot me a email or give me a call sometime we could head out on the big pond one day . im usually out there 2 to 3 days a week out in the south tip area.. youll have to tell me about those calamitys...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fiskyknut    0
fiskyknut

Agreed Deano....Pretty much all of Muskeg froze up nicely this year and for sure the Springsteel roads are darn good. I made my westerly migration early this year just on account of the good ice conditions. Nice to have a winter without that major active breaker 1-2 miles out of Warroad as we see so often!

I'll do that Dan...Looking like Tues, Wed, and Thur for me....Barring calamities that is!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
UPnorthFISHING    4
UPnorthFISHING

well i guess this week is off on thursday im packing up and pulling the shack to URL for 4 days of slab hunting..... myabe next week if im not sick of fishing by then... lol does that ever happen??

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

    • PSU
      That's a bummer airnuts. Fishing has been good in Frazer pretty much all summer. Coming up next week as well
    • Cheers
      I really like my smooth moves . I am pushing 270 lbs and not an issue . Going on year 3 now
    • monstermoose78
      I can’t sleep!! I got a problem and my dog does too!! I got two more hours to sleep.
    • collegepaul
      I just purchased the Humminbird Autochart Pro to use wth my Humminbird 999. After going through the 'installation guide' and the 'get started guide' that's included in the Autochart PC program, I can't find what I need to do to get this on my model Humminbird. Anyone have experience? Thanks, Paul
    • FishinCT
      Did well this morning on big bay with gold spinners. 24-26 feet off the edge of a reef. Decided since they were biting we'd try the west end to see if we could catch some big fish. Put up a big zero out there. Guess they behave a bit different from end to end.  On a small reef out west had a guy pull up on us, throw a marker right on the fish and camp out right there. Kind of tough to fish spinners when someone does that. What is the etiquette on this lake when someone does that? Just fish where you want even if you run right up on them or in between them and the marker? I see the thousand dollar  depthfinder in the back of the boat, just mark a waypoint and keep the marker in the boat man. Really grinds my gears. Whoops...sorry for the rant   Never had that happen on the east end though 
    • PRO-V
      Beats working anyway. Sorry you didn't have better luck.
    • fishmg
      I know this is old but they sell those glass jigs online, took me a while to find them https://tigereyeglassjigs.com/
    • BSLNORTH
      Reduced to 8950.00  Firm!  I found one I want, so I would like this gone today or tomorrow. Thanks
    • airnuts
      Coming up next weekend to pull up the docks for the last time. Yup, my brother-in-laws folks sold their place on Frazer Bay. They owned the beautiful place just west of the public boat landing.They are in their 80's and are going to stay put at their place on Arizona. Been coming up for 20 years and now I won't have a free place to vacation at. Going to have to do some surfing for rentals I guess. Anyways, how has the walleye fishing been? Guess the weather will be quite a bit cooler next week.  Thanks for all the help over the years!
    • Rick G