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  
Meat-Run

Is it just me!?!?

Recommended Posts

Meat-Run    0
Meat-Run

Is it just me or is anyone else looking back at all your trail camera pictures and wondering what or where I can put them for next year. I'm already thinking about new locations for my bow stands and even picking up another ladderstand. FYI, FF had 15'ladder stands for clearanced price of $44. That's $10 below there cost.

I'm even taking advantage of this cold snap and moving stands in places that are very hard to get to during the warmer months (frozen lakes). This was my first real dedicated year to bow hunting with some good hunts with a miss on my first quality buck and I have several 10ptrs relating to my woods. Sorry for the ramble but I'm really wanting to fast forward to September 13th and start bow hunting again.

Addicted in Brainerd,

mr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wanderer    314
Wanderer

I sometimes wish I had that dedication for deer hunting, but unfortunately for me, I like to fish too! grin.gif

You're the kind of guy that will have the drop on the best that deer hunting in your area has to offer.

Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
surewood    0
surewood

I've built two hang-ons, cut shooting lanes and will be buying two more hang-ons in preperation for this fall. I never stop scouting, shed hunting, moving stands, etc. I've also already bought more clothing for hunting for this fall. I have the hunting blues right now. Some fishing helps but it aint hunting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Meat-Run    0
Meat-Run

Last friday afternoon I went and put up another ladder stand and It was very easy to find there routes and bottle neck areas. By using the snow it gives there direction and bedding areas away and made it easy to figure out my stand location in no time. This just might be the best time to scout all year because of there "cow paths" that they make to and from there bedding area. I hope in the next week or so to start looking for sheds because there not traveling far at all.

mr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sticknstring    0
sticknstring

Just beware that the time of the year will alter the habits and daily routines of the herd in your area dependent upon food source and available cover. What may now look as a "done deal" ambush sight might not be worth a hoot come October. The currently depleted mature oak trees that don't have a single track nearby might be the place to be. Then again the funnel or travel corridor you've got pinpointed could be there for a reason and well-used year round. Mark the area in the back of the brain and/or gps and re-check for sign come Sep and see how ya did. Every property is different and I speak from experience. One area I hunt hasn't held a deer since early Dec. Scouting in the snow is definitely helpful. One of my favorite times to be out walking in the woods. Might even find a shed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Meat-Run    0
Meat-Run

sns,

you are so right about that. The main reason I put a stand up was getting to the location. Normally I have to use some form of canoe or boat to access this private property. I could have done this in the soft water season but I'm afraid it would "educate" the deer in this very remote location. I'm trying to keep this some what low profile without details but getting a stand in here is some what a challenge.

And yes I know where they are spending 100% of there time and they have been more or less just walking around me with not a care. Almost like cattle. I see them, they see me but when it's hunting season they know. I'm really excited to find a shed this winter hopefully because there has been some unbelieveble rubs but I have only manage to see one buck in this particular spot. I know there has to be a handful of bucks but they are definetly illusive.

mr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sticknstring    0
sticknstring

That's neat. I've always to do a hunt accessible by boat/canoe only and have the rack hanging out the front of the canoe on the way back... perhaps once I get drawn for MN moose season. Hopefully someday.

Put a trail camera in that location and scout it that way for a bit. Invaluable tool.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Meat-Run    0
Meat-Run

sns,

yes I had a cuddyback to barrow as a work perk and had to give it back just last week. Now I'm in the market for cheaper cameras to cover several locations that I can depend on. Those cuddybacks are just way to much money to be leaving in the woods for months on end unless I have it behind the house or something.

I don't remember the post from the past but I'll look it into it another month or two and see what is the best for the money and how many I can get. I just wish some body could come up with with one that has B&W and you could just stick a fuji disposable in it with up to 100 picture compatible then sell it for $50. They would be over night millionaires.

later,

mr

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

    • icefisker
      No see-ums were munchin us pretty bad this weekend on a canoe trip too.  Skeeters and flies were not too bad. 
    • gimruis
      I went out for duck opener near Milaca and it was sweltering HOT.  It was even cloudy/drizzly for a portion of the morning and it was still unbearable.  The DNR needs to move all these major hunting season openers back a week.  Its pretty obvious that fall is getting hotter and hotter.  We got 6 ducks and 2 geese but so it was at least a somewhat decent hunt but that didn't make up for the fact that it was like hunting in Louisiana.
    • BriGuy88
      +1 on the Smooth Moves.  I installed them on my 1860 Ranger last spring and couldn't be happier with the performance in big water.  Lot's of adjustment and they do a great job of soaking up the rough stuff.  They are a little bulky compared to the other options, but I like the fact that they rely on a mechanical adjustment rather than air.  It would be interesting to sample them side by side in the same boat to really see if one is smoother than the other.  A friend of mine has the Wave Pro and he is happy with that also.  I was close to getting the air wave, but I'm happy I went with the Smooth Moves and would buy them again over the other two.  Good luck with your decision.  No matter which way you go, your back will be happy!
    • ZachD
    • ZachD
      Time for some force fetch training maybe?
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I am still fishing mostly lindys with minnows but getting a few on jig/minnows also. We boated 13 walleyes and 7 jumbo perch this morning. Largest walleye was 21" . Most came out of 24' to 38' depths, close to rocks. Cliff
    • RoosterMan
      Fished Saturday morning and trolled my way a half dozen eyes including a fat 26” plus two giant smallmouth.  Went back out Saturday evening put the trolling rods down and went Jig rappin.  Caught another 6-7 fish including another nice 26+ that popped off as I fumbled to grab the net as it wallowed around next to the boat. Tricky bite for me.  Still managed my limit of nice 16” fish.  Fishing mainly rock transitions and rock structure in 16-22’ fow.   I will be back in two weeks for my final hurrah before heading west to the mountains. 
    • eyeguy 54
      I hate when that happens!!  LOL
    • monstermoose78
      I was going to go to my dads pond but my sister texted her friend is there so don’t come. Yep last time that will happen. There is one mad monstermoose! So I stayed home.
    • Wanderer
      One goose and one woodie so far today.  And will probably be our total count.  Saw plenty of birds but in a new spot we didn't have dialed in until the end of the morning flights.