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  

Getting prepared!!!

Recommended Posts

muc33    14

Although I am by no means done ice fishing.... Who is getting ready for open water season now? I don't waste too much time because we usually have already been to the river in the boat by now, but with a slow start to our preperation, I don't know that I will make it there this year.

I am going to the sportsmans show in SF tomorrow to get some more stuff. Look at some new toys and build a wish list for my birthday to give the wife and kids. Lucky me my birthday falls the night before opener!!!!!

I need some more jig heads, and I always make a point when I spot my favorite cranks, to pick up one or two. That way by only spending a ten spot here or there doesn't hurt so much.

I am really excited this year as I am going to build a few new rods for open water.

What are your plans for open water, are you getting ready? Or is it still too cold for you to think about???????

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Eric Wettschreck    0
Eric Wettschreck

Dude, I love drilling holes in the water and I'm not ready to give it up quite yet.

However, I'll admit that eventually, Minnesota warms up and the water gets softer. I'm so far from ready for that I could puke. My boat needs soooooooooooooo much work I don't know where to start. Last fall, when I put it away I had the greatest of intentions of working on it. Like all my other winter projects, it's sat behind my garage until I realize I need it. I'll get it going, no doubt, but it's March, and the perch are biting.

I was going to hit the sports show with the wife, but other stuff came up. I hate to miss it, but I think I have to. Bummer.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
idratherbefishing    0

Although the late ice bite is a blast and i will be the one using planks or a step ladder to get on the ice, i cant wait for open water! I usually start fishing Silver Lake right after ice out. Then the honey hole for big blugills and crappies on Okaboji. Hope to get a new butt seat for my boat, probably another drift sock and maybe a new graph\gps combo and i'll be ready to roll.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
ifishsd    0

I'll be at the Sports show today looking at the new Gadets myself.

Just need the snow drift to melt so I can put the boat in the garage. Put some new line on the reels and I will be ready. Stocked this winter on lures. Looks like mid April before open water around here?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
muc33    14

Well I got some more goodies yesterday at the Sportsmans Show in Sioux Falls. Ran into quite a few FM'ers there, good to see you Marv, Brian, John. Picked up a few new plugs, bought some close out ice fishing lures and jigs. Just about pulled the trigger on a catfish pole...(something I am going to do some more of this summer). I did get sucked in on some of the gimmick stuff too. While I found out last year in my week in Canada on Lac Seul, tieing and retieing all day long for 7 days you fingers start to bleed and really becomes tough, especially if it is raining and windy. So I bought one of those knot tieing jobbies.... looks simple enough and if it makes my fingers hurt less, BONUS.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Posts

    • monstermoose78
      Went up north grouse hunting it was fun. I must say having a dog makes it better.  This weekend is duck opener and I am jacked up for it. 
    • SkunkedAgain
      The public launch at The Landing on the west end stays open until the ice sets in, but they do pull the dock sometimes around the end of October / beginning of November.
    • KidMoe
      Just curious if people are finding fish moving into fall patterns yet or still finding them in more summer locations?  I've been finding good sized panfish in deeper water myself around more mid lake structure. Most of the lakes I've been on are still pretty green with algae and weeds. 
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Captain Acorn, I use Gamagatu  octopus hooks. Size 4 for crawlers and size 2 for minnows. Red, black, chartreuse, and pink , mostly red and black. I use orange and green glow soft beads at times. (Worked today!) Cliff
    • Barrington
      LIMITED SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE..   Barrington Lake camp will now be offering remote ice fishing for the very first time thanks to its unique train access. You can also come by ski-doo from the town of Savant Lake. Its a 30-45min ride. Ice fishing with us at Barrington r Camp will be one of the coolest fishing trips you ever experience! Pristine snow covered lakes in the rugged Canadian Shield. Remoteness! Where the fish are plentiful and tasty! During our ice fishing season, we use the main lodge for accommodations. The air tight wood stoves in every room keep you  toasty warm and the propane lights make it cozy and rustic. This is remote ice fishing at its best. At camp you will have a heated room, Wi-Fi, full kitchen with propane fridge and stove, a newly built heated outhouse, and electricity on demand to charge batteries and extra lights. A flat screen TV for hockey games is also available. We access numerous lakes by snowmobile, ATV and even snowshoes. We travel with portable ice huts to keep us mobile and on top of fish.  Water will be available through the lake but there will be no running water for showers. The fishing has been outstanding all summer long so why not extend it year round. Main species in the lake are walleye, northern, white fish, and some perch. There has been numerous 26"-30" walleye's caught on a weekly basis through out the summer. This camp and lake have been private up until this past summer. 90% of groups who came for the first time this year have already booked for next year. References are available.
      Limited spots available for ice-fishing. Only 2 rooms available in the winter months. You will have 1000's of acres of water at to your self.   ******4 Man Sunday to Monday Special $600/Person******
      Included in the package.. -Accommodations
      -Train tickets
      -Ice auger
      -Ice Shelter
      -Quad or Ski doo for traveling the late All you need is your equipment & Food. Our ice fishing packages are very flexible and can be customized to suit your requests. Come try one of our Northwestern Ontario winter getaways, ice fishing remote waters! The train departs either Armstrong Ontario north of Thunder Bay, or Sioux Look out Ontario 2 days a week. Its a 1.5 hour ride direct to camp from either direction. Dates can be re-arranged to suit your needs.
      Call or e-mail for more information.
      Tonnes of new reviews & references available from this year.
      Check out our website at
      or our Facebook page Jonathan & Lyndsey
      807-407-4202                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      807-407-3997
      You wont be disappointed!! No one has been yet!
    • Hoey
    • Captain Acorn
      I was up for a long weekend this past weekend. For us the only thing that was working leadcore with cranks 18-24fow looks of eaters but not one over 18" couldn't get the digging raps rigs or jog and minnow to go but I'm sure it's not far off caught about half of mine on cranks when I was turning and didn't seem to matter weather the pole was on the inside or outside 2.2 2.4 was our speed flicker shads and deep runner raps #5 and 7. Cliff what style and size of hook do u use for your minnow rigs? Any beads used? 
    • monstermoose78
      This weekend near grand marais on thursday and Friday the no see ems were out. A few skeets but once it cooled down the no see ems were gone. Fished a lake that known for horrible bugs and it was not bad.
    • monstermoose78
      I would trade my crossbow for normal bow any day
    • Wanderer
      That's correct.  For now.