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  
croixeyes

Weekend Report!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Recommended Posts

croixeyes

All right its here!!! Well at least its close,headin out on the river in a bit.Try to give and update tonight.Good Luck Out There.. tired.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
uwleagle

Went out this morning fished in 17 fow from 5:30 to 8:30. Once again marked a bunch of fish and couldn't get any of them to bite. Moved a little deeper. Tried a few places all around 35 fow. Was pretty slow. Ended up catching 6 or 7 crappies and an 18 inch sauger. Fished until 2. The fish were biting very lite.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
croixeyes

Alright,this weekend is in the books.I would have liked to type about lots of fish but that just didnt happen for me.Ended up with just a few saugers and 4 or 5 eyes,all the eyes were shorts.Did alot of moving around but as stated,alot of fish sniffing and not committing.Nice weekend to be out there though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
stillfishing

went out sat from 10am to 6pm caught 24 crapies and two small walleyes good day 23 feet of water lots of people out

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishing tech

May I ask what you were using for bait? Minnows, waxies, plastics? I am going down to Prescott tomorrow morning with my son and would like to get him some fish. Keepers or not doesn't matter I want to keep him interested. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
stillfishing

i was using small shiners about the size of crappie minnows and sweedish pimpals silver the small ones and blue glow jigs, start out in 20 feet then out to 25 good luck let me no how you and your kids do..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dale Rueber

Prescott may not be your best bet. I was out twice on Saturday and Sunday morning. I lost 2 fish on Saturday morning and caught a mudpuppy on Sunday. Everybody I talked to was having about the same luck lately in Prescott.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishing tech

Thanks, we were up by Bayport yesturday. A lot of lookers but no takers. I tried diff jigs, baits, sizes, and colors with no luck.

Thanks for the info we will give it a try.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jeremy airjer W

I went out this afternoon. I had a lot of lookers as well, right of the bottom. 15,000 lure changes later I finally figured out what they where!

stcroixchannel.jpg

grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sausageman

I was out on the St Croix from 9:30am to about 3:30 pm on Sunday. Caught two nice eater walleyes (15" & 17") within the first 10 minutes of fishing. Then the fishing slowed. Ended up with only one more walleye, a very large white bass and a 23" channel cat.

Half the fun of fishing the river is trying to guess what kind of fish your fighting. I now know that channel catfish fight a lot like an eel pout. Kind of a rythmic whomp, whomp, whomp then a run. Have any of you eaten channel catfish?? SM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DonBo

I was fishing crappies for just a couple hours Sat. and Sun. evenings. Ended up keeping 9. All 9 1/2" - 12". This is as good as I've done all year. Wisc. side, way away from the crowds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hunt4food

I have eaten quite a few of them that I have caught in the winter. I think they are awesome. I wrap them in foil with a little Kraft Zezty Italian salad dressing on them and put them on the grill. Tasty good! I have never kept one in the Summer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tyler Holm

Awesome fish and new avatar AirJer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shack

Nice channel Airjer!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hondavxr

 Originally Posted By: airjer
I went out this afternoon. I had a lot of lookers as well, right of the bottom. 15,000 lure changes later I finally figured out what they where!

stcroixchannel.jpg

grin.gif

Last year I also got surprised with a whiskery fellow like you too. I was fishing around 39ft of water and saw a blip on my Marcum around 28 ft. First thing I thought crappie, drop my demon with crappie minnow down there. Once it got down there got the blip to bite it, and then I set the hook. It wasn't no crappie, it felt heavy. My drag on my reel with 2 lbs test screamed for dear life, and 30 mins later, with my Cajun line all twisted and stretched out comes a 20 lb catfish. I still have the picture somewhere I will try to find it. Good catch Air. Dont you love the Croix never know what you are going to get. \:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
uwleagle

I do love that on the Croix you catch just about anything. Even if if the crappies aren't biting good I always ending up catching something. I went out today from 8 am to 4pm. Only caught 3 crappies but caught a 28 inch catfish, a sturgeon, a 14 inch sauger and a really small walleye. Moved around a lot, fished anywhere from 19 fow to 35 fow. There are some snow drifts out there that are getting pretty big and its kinda hard to tell how deep they are. I drove right into a big one this morning. Got stuck even with 4 wheel drive and had to have my uncle come pull me out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
walleyemonster

has anyone been crazy enough lately to go out to the croix in the frigid temps around or near the bayport area and had any luck?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jeremy airjer W

The colder the better! Only the real fishin people are out an about grin.gif

I also like the st. croix for the "you never know whats on the other end" factor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AuggieDawg11

I was out most of the day yesterday. Marked a lot of fish in 36 fow but didn't catch much. Moved in late evening for walleyes and caught one short. Tomorrow I will be out all day from sunrise to sunset!

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

    • Fishing Frenzy
      Yeah looks like the 2nd weekend in December if we're lucky before you can ice fish this area. Going to be another late year on the ice.
    • PRO-V
      Next year you will have to buy one for wearing long underwear or pac boots.
    • fish_hunt_guy
      Love the reports Smuts. Looks like another great season. Keep it going!
    • slammer
      It just never ends in this state.  Tax, tax, tax.  Where does this money go?  Whats next?   A tag for your vehicle to drive on the ice?
    • leech~~
      Fun for some folks that went exploring early ice from a few years ago. 
    • tfin
      Hi Cookie,  a buddy and I are going up this weekend.  Will they bite much after dark or is the water too mucky this early.  I appreciate any info.  Thanks
    • papadarv
      Yesterday the MN DNR announced a license requirement change effective NOW for this ice season. All Wheel House and other fishing structures which cannot be folded / collapsed must be licensed even if you remove the house when you get off the ice. 
    • Rick
      Harvest climbs 16 percent from 2016 Minnesota firearms hunters registered 161,057 deer through the third weekend of deer season, according to the Department of Natural Resources.  Preliminary results through the third weekend show that the number of deer registered was up 16 percent from 2016. Of the deer harvested, 53 percent were bucks, compared to 63 percent during the same period in 2016. In Zone 1, in northeastern Minnesota, total firearms harvest was up 36 percent. In Zone 2, which covers the majority of the state and runs from Canada to Iowa, harvest was up 10 percent and Zone 3, in southeastern Minnesota, was down 5 percent. “The conditions were generally good for hunters participating in the last week of the Zone 1 season and for the start of the 3B season in the southeast,” said Erik Thorson, acting big game program leader, “which provided a boost to the statewide firearms harvest.” Based upon the number of antlerless permits available and the number of permit areas that allow multiple deer to be taken, the DNR is projecting the 2017 total deer harvest to be around 200,000. The 2016 total harvest was 173,213 and to date firearms and archery hunters have harvested about 180,000 deer this year. In much of Minnesota, the firearms deer season ended Nov. 12, and the northern rifle zone season ended Nov. 19. The late southeast firearms deer season is open through Sunday, Nov. 26. The muzzleloader season begins Saturday, Nov. 25, and continues through Sunday, Dec. 10. More information on deer management can be found at mndnr.gov/deer. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Rick
      Applications due by Saturday, Dec. 16  The Department of Natural Resources, the Metropolitan Council and the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission are seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee.  “The Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee plays a critical role in helping us achieve the vision Minnesotans have for use of the Parks and Trails Legacy Funds and creates an accessible and equitable, integrated system of state and regional parks and trails in Minnesota,” said DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr. The purpose of the committee is to promote and coordinate implementation of the 25-Year Parks and Trails Legacy Plan. Funding recommendations for individual projects is not a part of this committee’s work. The plan can be found at on the parks and trails legacy plan page. 2018 will mark the 10th anniversary of the passage of the Legacy Amendment by Minnesota voters. The committee is planning a series of regional events during the year to celebrate Legacy accomplishments and engage Minnesotans on the question, “Why Parks and Trails Legacy Matters.”  Information about the events will be available in January on Facebook (/PTLegacyMN) and on the committee website (www.legacy.leg.mn/ptlac). The deadline for applications is Saturday, Dec. 16. The committee is made up of 17 members, including, to the practical extent possible, diverse geographical and demographic representation. The committee has a mixture of park and trail professionals and Minnesota residents. Committee members should have expertise in two or more of the four strategic pillars of the plan: Connect people and the outdoors. Acquire land and create opportunities. Take care of what we have. Coordinate among partners. Terms are two years with the option of being reappointed for a maximum of three terms. Meetings are scheduled every two months around the state, with an option to attend remotely. Interested individuals may complete the application form online at www.legacy.leg.mn/ptlac/member-application or print it out and return it to Paul Purman, Department of Natural Resources, Box 39, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155. Anyone with questions can contact Paul via phone at 651-259-5643 or email at paul.purman@state.mn.us. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Big bay did not look to be completely frozen over yesterday afternoon. Broken up and refrozen by McKinley Landing. Cliff