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  
Snowking

lost my pole today

Recommended Posts

Snowking    1
Snowking

went out to green today put two lines down while jigin one of them a nothern or somthing hit the other and down the hole it went. watched it get pulled to the left out of sight. so if some one catches a fish with a pole attached to it id like it back grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Red Miller    3
Red Miller

Ohhhh Noooooo....Thats gotta hurt. Sorry man. Been there done that. It happened to me some years back. It was a 5 dollar pole so that wasnt so bad. But I turned away for a second and I could hear it being dragged across the ice. Just as I turned ....nothing. It was gone. Didnt even see it go down the hole. Caaaaraaap!!! You are now part of the Brotherhood of the Lost Pole. Welcome....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lunker651    0
lunker651

LOL \:D

Share this post


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

Happened to me once, approx 6 years ago. A new Thorne Bros rod and Tica reel. It was the first time and last time I ever used that rod. Only thing good about the whole deal was Thorne Bros go another rod and reel sale.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tunrevir    86
tunrevir

Wasn't the Green Hornet rod was it? Bummer, had it happen to me a few years back on upper red.

Tunrevir~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Deitz Dittrich    4
Deitz Dittrich

Done that myself, last time I was up on Red Lake one of them took one of my combos...

It hurts!

I fish that lake quite a bit, I'll see if I cant rangle that rod up for you.. LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
thehawk    0
thehawk

A few years ago a bunch of us were up on red, and one of my buddys who is not an ice fishing addict like myself was making fun of me for bringing up 7 rods. Well not 15 min later he got into a huge pike that snapped his rod right where rod and cork handle come togather. Probably 15 min later he had his other rod tucked between the canvas and side pole of my clam 6800. he got a nice bite and wasn't paying attention and that one went down the hole too. So in a half hour of fishin my buddy lost both his rods. funny how he was calling me crazy for brinig up 7 rods. of course I borrowed him a couple of rods, but replacing them at the bait shops around red wasn't cheap. I myself have lost a lanturn down the hole and 3 different glow chargers and countless depth finders. I guess if a guy fishes enough something is bound to go down the hole at some point. so keep your chin up. Those summer scuba divers need something to look for down there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
only ice    0
only ice

We all have been there! I lost one down my hole,said every 4-letter word in the book. Ten min. went by, and my buddy caught my pole, and a 7 lb northern on his tip-up!! THERE IS A GOD!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
polarsusd81    0
polarsusd81

I was on Mille Lacs way back, and fishing in a rented perm. I went out to check the tip-ups while all the others stayed inside, told them to watch my rod, and from outside I can hear that familiar slide of ice rod on plywood floor. Then I hear the splash, and laughter. I run back in to see what was going on and they told me they watched my rod be taken down the hole by a fish. At this point I was kinda ticked, and not more than three minutes later, my cousin gets a "bite" and reels up his line to the point he can see the jig. He said he couldn't see a fish but could feel it. So I jump over to where he was and hand over fist his line out of the water only to find my line wrapped around his hook. So I then pull the jumbo perch up the hole and followed that up by my rod. Still have that combo, though it has been retired.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dozer    0
Dozer

When I was a kid it was boat fishing with my dad and a big ole eye hit my jig, I wasnt paying attention and it took my pole. The next morning my dad went out again and caught a 9 pound waleye with anouther line in its mouth. It was mine, I was so [PoorWordUsage] off! I wanted to get a new pole and that one just coming back!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TOLLEFRY    0
TOLLEFRY

I guess I'm not the only one! Early December I lost my St. Croix to something snappy. When I stood up to warm myself not 8' from the hole I saw my bobber go down ever so slightly, like a crappie, then bam, the fish pulled it out of the rod holder on my bucket and toward the hole. I jumped at the hole and could feel the cork at my fingertips. I was so upset, and the worst part was that I had to walk back to the truck soaked up to my armpit and frozen. blush.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
WallyGader    3
WallyGader

Dont feel too bad... I put a 10" auger down the hole this year, Forgot to grab mine so i stopped at my bro's house and grabbed his and he has one of those new quick connect deals for the extension and stuff,(would not reccommend it to anyone) well anyway it wasn't tightened very well so i drilled one hole then at the bottom of the second i watched it sink straight to the bottom in 25 FOW into silt where it was burried up to the center shaft all you could see is the auger blades sticking out of the silt with the aqua vu.. So i had some choice words that i blurted and a arm that was wet up to my elbow!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Red Miller    3
Red Miller

Speaking of poles down the hole, my buddy and I were fishing in my new Canvas Craft 6x8 a few years back. It was a little windy that day and the sides of the house were moving around a little. Apparently I did not have one of the supports poles locked in place too good. A gust of wind came and knocked it off on one end. It swung down and landed right in the hole. The other side prompt detached itself and down the hole it went. Granted my reaction time wasnt too good that day thanks to the Schnapps bottle. crazy.gif Canvas Craft was happy to sell me another for a meeger $25

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dan Brelje    0
Dan Brelje

 Originally Posted By: WallyGader
Dont feel too bad... I put a 10" auger down the hole this year,

OUCH!!! I've never heard of that happening before cry.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Snowking    1
Snowking

i still cant beleive it happened, im glad its happened to others too. i dont feel so bad. told my buddy about it and all he said was "its still not as bad as when my cousin went wind sailing across buffalo in my portable

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
skunked_again    0
skunked_again

Kinda off the subject, but nonetheless a funny story. So a few friends and I were duck hunting this year up in Devils Lake, ND. It was extremely cold out and we had just finished a long day of hunting. I, however, knowing how good the fishing could be at sunset and shortly thereafter decided to go out and see what happened. All of them laughed at me and called me crazy and said I wouldn't catch a thing. Well wouldn't you know it, I got out there and immediately started slamming the fish. Within literally 20 minutes I had my limit.

Then I decided to pull up and go in to brag about my catch. Funny thing happened when I got back and threw my stringer...I noticed something funny- I didn't think the stringer was that long. The fish kept diving deeper and deeper. The stupid stringer had came undone and all of the fish got away! So much for bragging rights.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LwnmwnMan2    2
LwnmwnMan2

There's a SpongeBob SquarePants rod off of Sunset Point if anyone would like to return it to my 5 year old.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Zemp    0
Zemp

Years ago my brother and I were fishing and he had one of the old style jigging poles get pulled down a hole. I thought it was pretty funny at the time. A little later he was doing something by one of his holes and suddenly stuffed his arm down the hole, next thing I know, he comes up with the pole he lost, and it still had a small pike on the hook. He saw the bobber go by his hole first, followed soon after by his jig rod. I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it!

Z

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Surreal Deal    0
Surreal Deal

 Originally Posted By: tunrevir
Wasn't the Green Hornet rod was it? Bummer, had it happen to me a few years back on upper red.

Tunrevir~

THE GREEN HORNET! I did a Google image search looking for a still from the movie with the hornet in it, to use as my avatar. I guess nobody else on the internet has the same priorities as me. I ended up settling for the Lakco guy, which is not a bad alternative.

I had one of those red single-mantle Coleman lanterns fall in a hole once, but I was able to grab it before it sunk. But it was the end of the day for the Lantern.

There's probably untold hundreds of spuds and slush scoops at the bottoms of these lakes, though I haven't lost one personally.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
South_Metro_Slayer    0
South_Metro_Slayer

i like wind surfing in the portable its hilarious, this year first ice my buddy took a ride in the clam 2000 i was almost on my back laughing. we barely got that thing set up that day, it was so windy and we werent prepared for it, it took us a good 45 minutes to get that thing settled in a group of fisherman near us must have laughed there buts off watching us, but it was funny im lughing right now

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Snowking    1
Snowking

i got my pole back grin.gifi think? my cousin called today and said he pulled up a rod. now i just got to steal it back. he says it looks good on his wall.

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

    • Southern_IL_Boy
      I am headed to MN for my annual trip and wanted to target pike on leech. For the past 5-6 years I have been kayaking smaller lakes around the area but now I am back to having a decent boat for bigger waters. Used to fish the east side flats in Headquarters and Boy bay prior to my kayak days. Usual came earlier in the year as well. Bucktails on weedlines still my best bet or do you think crankbaits are the way to go just off weedlines? Better spots than others? Should be there a few days before / after Labor Day. 
    • Surface Tension
        I believe the  problem here is a hull with rocker.   At different trim and speed the hull does just that, rocks.   Normally you'd trim in, throttle up and once on plane, throttle back to cruise speed and adjust the trim out.    To be trimmed all in at WOT or even cruising speed would make must hulls plow water at the bow.   In the case with rocker you usually find the porpoise stops when you increase speed.   The fin might be enough to lift the transom up and stabilize it.   Let us know what you do and how it works.
    • Daniel Anderson
      Went and tried a new spot... 3 snacky cats. One of them took my rod straight into the river and I had to dive in after it. Good times.
    • mrpike1973
      I use the Daiwa ct r also have 2 of them best out there in my opinion.
    • FishinCT
      Pretty good for me from Monday through Wednesday. Found them from 14-24ft depending on the spot but most fish came from under 20ft. Trust the electronics and motor around til you find a good school. They are hitting pretty well when you find them
    • 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!