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  
DTro

Hey Dark!

Recommended Posts

DTro    3
DTro

I was thinking about you last night. Have you ever heard of the show “Cash and Treasures” on the Travel Channel?

The host Kirsten Gumm travels all over the US to spots were you can dig for various treasures, diamonds, precious stones, etc. Then she cleans them up and sells them.

I was thinking that they should contact you to do an Agate hunt. Well, they must have read my mind because that’s exactly what they did on last nights show.

They started over in Michigan diving for them, then headed over here to Brainerd and picked through a farmers field, then headed about an hour South at an undisclosed gravel pit.

After that they went to Minneapolis and met at some local experts house where they oiled and polished up there finds.

Finally they ended up at Moose Lake where there is some big Agate flea market, and she sold her find for a couple hundred bucks.

Very interesting……I might have to take a few walks into some gravel pits this spring ;\)

BTW, one of the previous shows was searching for Morels, so that one is out there too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Flaco651    0
Flaco651

 Quote:
BTW, one of the previous shows was searching for Morels, so that one is out there too.

I saw that episode. Can't remember what they were selling for per pound, but it wasn't cheap.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DARK30    0
DARK30

I wish I could have seen that program! A lot of times its hard for me to decide what to do... go fishin or go eggin.... or shroomin... could there be another quest I'm missing out on? grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Duffman    0
Duffman

Coo coo kachoo, nice work eggman. Do you still make it up to your watering hole during the week?? If so, I might have to stop by and check out some of your recent finds and of course enjoy a barley pop or two. The real quetion is....have you found anything that beats my 1.8 lber yet??? \:D\:D

Hey dtro, if Dark and I meet up for some adult beverages and to fondle each others rocks, do you have any interest in joining us?? blush.gif I figure if I'm going to give a guy grief online, I should at least meet him face to face sometime.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Larry FlatCaster    0
Larry FlatCaster

Here are a couple that I stumbled across this last Tuesday when it was absolutely freezing out -6 with nasty windchills. I was ready to head in and found the big one, that was enough to keep me going for another 20min. and I found the other 2, I finally cried uncle and had to get warm when my fingers were stinging and my toes were hurting, plus had to get back to work.

I can't wait till it warms up..... Its 27 right now and I'm thinking of seeing what else I can find today.

Cmon Spring!

Its a standard 3"X 3" post it and double AA battery. For perspective.

>

thanks

LFC

I see SZO's been keeping you busy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PierBridge    0
PierBridge

My Uncle Rick has some sweet ones from around the world.

BigSandy0606064.jpg

BigSandy0606063.jpg

Dark I'll see if I can find the show and burn you a copy!

It looks like there is another one titled Fire Agates from California on Feb 6th at 10pm Eastern?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Larry FlatCaster    0
Larry FlatCaster

Those are some cool pics Pier, It must be getting close to spring Pier is Posting. ;\)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DARK30    0
DARK30

I was up at Dangerfield's sitting in my favorite spot just last night! Even had a couple pops with the da Fishhead!

Next Thursday afternoon for happy hour....we'll have a little gathering then. I'll bring some rocks. I was offered some good money for a couple specimens up at Moose Lake Agate Days last summer...couldn't part with my treasure tho grin.gif

Pier, That is some nice landscaping!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Duffman    0
Duffman

Alright, I'm in for Thursday. What time will ya be showing up Dark??

How about you dtro? Hanson?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DTro    3
DTro

I could stop by for a pop after work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DARK30    0
DARK30

Happy hour 4-6 with munchies at 5. I'll be there close to 4 but I gotta leave by last call tho grin.gif

The BTs name is Tim...He's a muskie guy but I like him anywaythumbs.gif He wants to fish the river this year so bring some photos...He does not have a computer and unable to go on FM to see all those ugly mugs of ours.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hanson    1
hanson

Wait a minute... what's going on here?

Was I invited to something? grin.gif

I don't have any rocks to show off though. \:\(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DTro    3
DTro

 Originally Posted By: hanson

I don't have any rocks to show off though. \:\(

.....TWSS ;\)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hanson    1
hanson

 Originally Posted By: dtro
.....TWSS ;\)

Took me a second to figure that out. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DARK30    0
DARK30

Hanson I'll buy ya onebeer.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ec30_06    0
ec30_06

All this talk about rocks makes me want to run some over with the boat. Oh well I'll have to keep catching toothy fish and drinking beer in the fish house for a little longer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
troutmadness    0
troutmadness

Sweet video Dark! It reminds me of petosky hunters out on the dunes overlooking Lake Michigan. I know they aren't agates, but priceless little treasures to the folks out there none the less.

Keep on Eggin in the free world!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DARK30    0
DARK30

Heres another little teaser. Its hard for me to watch too crazy.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Spaulman    0
Spaulman

Hey Dark - Heard you had one of those folding rowboats that you see at the Sportshow. Been thinking about them - What was your experience? Wondering what they are like on the Minnesota River. I would be looking at the stretch from Carver to the Mississippi. What size did you have? Any good or not?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DARK30    0
DARK30

Its called a porta-bote. I have a 12 footer. Its better for getting into backwaters or areas where theres no boat access nearby. You can use a small motor but I just use the oars. Purdy slick over all but not for high water on the river.

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
      Wasn't sure, but I found it. looked like  you were cooking something on the grill.  
    • CigarGuy
      We were out near Taylors.  Couple boats and us and a pontoon and a pleasure boat cut right between us "sight seeing".  Blows my mind how they cut right between boats that are fairly close to each other fishing an area and cruise right through without a care in the world!  Del, I thought last year you figured out which place I had?
    • h8go4s
      Fuses are for fire protection. If you're willing to risk a fire in your boat if something goes awry, have at it. Your insurance company would be happy to have a good reason to keep all the premiums you've paid and refuse your claim. Hopefully no one will get injured or die in the fire.
    • TNFL
      Are fuses necessary on an on board charger?  Manual chargers do not have them,  is there a reason for them on the on board charges. I was given a system with a bank that may not have been working correctly, possibly blowing the fuse repeatedly.  My system would not be hooked up to an alternator on the engine so I'm wondering if it is fine to use the charging bank without the fuses.  The orange charging light comes on when I hook the wires directly up to a battery. I'm asking because I don't want to go through the bother of wiring this thing in my boat if I can't get it to work right. Also, I would technically only need 2 of the 3 banks to work, but I like the idea of repairing it to its potential.
    • monstermoose78
      My thumb was covered in slime and I could not get the phone to turn on most of the time
    • eyeguy 54
      its not camera shy  
    • ac777
      Looking to get on some walleye and crappie this week, looks like mayflies were out in full force last night when I was on the lake. First year fishing this lake, where does a guy start?
    • monstermoose78
      Caught some gills this was the first one 
    • guideman
      Thank you one and all, especially you Tommy. Some very kind words and ditto to you my friend. "Ace" "It's just fishing man"  
    • tacklejunkie
      Picked up some nice crappie and a couple eater walleyes on Allouez Bay the other day before the rains. Trolled crawlers with one light split shot and others with bottom bouncers. I was surprised at how big the crappie were