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  
Cody Lubeley

Chubby Darters

Recommended Posts

Cody Lubeley

Has anyone had any luck on these ive used them a little bit with no luck, I always find it hard to get away from the live bait

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shakojdub1425

Yea this years chubby darter was great!! I caught a couple walley,perch, and 1 northen on it. I heard about them and then read a lot of reveiws on them and they all said good things so i bought a couple and so did some people from my work and we all love them. I use the hot perch one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TylerJ.

i tried out the smallest chubby darter i could find, i think it was a 3, and i fished it plain without any live bait hoping for the best and i caught quite a few crappies on it. its also the hot perch color. a very good alternative to live bait

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bimbo

personally i dont think they work. maybe i just dont know how to use them? idn but cant be that hard. i just persoanaly think they work all that well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
walleyematt

i like live bait my self.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ChompChomp_YANK

I have about 6 of them I think they are #4s they are 2" long I always tip the front hook with a minnow head. they work great for eye's and perch when the fish are active. Alot of times times the action will bring the fish in and if they dont hit it they will go to your dead stick. I seen they now make a smaller one its about 1" long this should work great for jombos.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
KOTTKE

I used one up on URL, and the eyes about ripped the pole out of your hands. The didn't react to anything else like that. I've used them on a number of different lakes and this was the first success for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tisosy11

I was hoping to catch my first fish on one this weekend but to no avail...still waiting!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Soul_Patrol

The small #3 work the best, I had to try them to believe it. Lots of jumbo perch and a bunch of walleyes all plain hooks with no bait. I does suck to lose a $7 lure to northerns though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tip_upclyma

That Chubby #3 would win "new lure of the year" if you ask me. I personally hammered fish this winter with it. I always tip the front treble with a head of a minnow. Caught a bunch of perch, crappie, walleye and northern. The glow in the dark red one hands down was the best for me. My last vision of that great lure is watching a 10+ lb. northern breaking me off at the hole and then he slowly sank for a couple of seconds with "glow red" in his upper lip! Only bought 1 red one at the ice show this year...only to find out I could never find another one again this season! FYI...that walleye I am holding up in my avatar came out of Wita, and was a victim of "Glow Red"!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
walterman

Lake trout seem to like the size 5 and I have caught a few walleyes out on tonka with them as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ChompChomp_YANK

I just got back from GM. I picked up two of the #3 now I cant wait to get up to the cabin and try them on the jumbos !!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
EsaysFISHON

I was at Joe's Sporting Goods today off Rice & 36. They had a half dozen #3 glow reds in with the remains of their ice fishing tackle. Now they have 5 left! -E-

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jim Almquist

You can always order them off there website if you can no find them anywhere else.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
magic_minnow

C.D.'s are awesome! Perch color works for me. all sizes! i sually just randomly jig em aggresively. Does anyone have a solid method they use?

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

    • HugeHogChaser
      any luck there? i've never had luck. hoping to break my unlucky streak soon.
    • HugeHogChaser
      Good afternoon guys, I live in Burnsville and I was wondering if anyone has had much luck on Crystal Lake for bass and Pike? I've fished it a few times and only caught 2 bass in a total of 8 hours.  Not looking for any specific locations, but any tips would be much appreciated!!!   Live bait? Plastics? Troll cranks for pike? thanks guys, have a great day. Gabe   
    • smurfy
      i hope soo!!!!!! but being it MEA weekend 'm guessing it will be a zoo till sunday!!!!!!!
    • gunner55
      There were 5 maybe 6 boats over at the resort Thursday - Sunday. Heard they were doing some hunting too. Pretty quiet on the bay, most of the docks & lifts are out. Probably going to get real quiet after you show up.
    • jayway
      1) Lumen (lm) Lumen is the international(SI) unit of luminous flux, a measure of overall light emitted by a light source. 2) Candela (cd) Candela is the international(SI) unit of luminous intensity, a measure of light emitted by a light source in a particular direction.
      Any given light source will have different luminous intensities in different directions considered.
      [candela = lumen/solid angle] 3) Beam Angle [Unit : degree] Beam angle is the angle between two directions for which the luminous intensity is 50% of the maximum intensity as measured in a plan through the nominal beam center-line. The beam angle of a lamp gives an idea of how the light beam spread away form the beam center. 4) LUX (lx) Lux is the international(SI) unit of illuminance, a measure of light arriving at a surface, 1 lumen per square foot equals 1 foot-candle, while 1 lumen per square meter equals 1 lux.
      [lux = lumen/m2] 5) Color Temperature / Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) A black-Body radiator will have different color when it is heated up to different temperature(in kelvin). The temperature at which the heated black-body radiator matches the color of the light source is the color temperature of the light source. 6) Color Rendering Index (CR) Color rendering index, ranged from 0-100, measures a light source's ability to reproduce the color of various objects being lit by reference light source, black body radiator (CRI=100) 7) Efficacy (lm/W) Efficacy is the efficacy of a light source to convert electricity power to light expressed in lumen output per unit power input (watt)
      [Efficacy = lumen / wattage] 8) Dimming Not all lighting products are designed for dimming function. None-dimming LED lighting product will cause unpredictable result and may affect the life time of the products. The below figure shows the typical input current variation while adjusting the DC voltage input to dimming and none-dimming product.
    • Smoker
      I will check it out a little latter. It looks like a good idea. I do a small diamond wrap on a lot of my ice rods.
    • gimruis
      I'm gonna go but not before some of these crops get harvested.  It may not be until Thanksgiving but at least I'll increase my odds if I wait for a better chance of success.
    • monstermoose78
      I have not seen a bird during season yet but I will get one or two I hope
    • monstermoose78
      Looks like you got one woodcock and a snipe but I could be wrong but great job shooting.
    • walleye29us
      This is the insulated model. 8x8. If anyone wants it this week I'll let it go for 240.00. Won't  find a better deal!