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  
Badger_55

Adrians Roads and/or Pine Island roads

Recommended Posts

Badger_55

Just wondering if I could get updates on these roads up there. I am planning to come up saturday very early and bringing along my grandpa who will only go out if by truck. Updates would be great. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bturck

Badger: I'm sure someone will chime in here and help with your question, in case that doesn't happen give Adrians Resort a call direct. they take care of the roads to and over Pine Island out apprx 13 miles. good luck, hope grandpa outfishes you looollll. smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jerkbait

I just got off the phone with Adrains 20 minutes ago. Their road is still open, but they are not sure about the weekend. He recomended if he had a house out there that he would pull it in. He also said that he would not be pulling a wheel house out now or spending the night out on the ice. He said the road is really wet and slushly, also some potholes to go around. The weather has been warm the last 2 nights also, no freezing at night. He did say if the road makes it through the warm spell until it freezes again that people should be able to fish again. Cross your fingers since the weatherman is taling warm and rain for the next 2 days and 40's for the weekend.

JUST SUCKS!!!!!! The ice is crying!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
vman11

Sucky news...

I've heard the Rainy River is a few weeks ahead of schedule in regards to its thaw and open water. Graceton and Morris Point will be the only ice access points to that side of the lake if the current weather keeps up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bturck

Jerkbait: thanks for the update. Not what I wanted to hear as I have a reservation for 3/24. We had to pull the plug last year due to ice conditions and right after that it got colder than "H" and firmed back up. guess we'll have to wait and see what happens. It does mean I might get my dock and boat lift in early though LOL crazy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
muc33

Same story here. Reservations next weekend and not looking good according to forcast, I just pulled up National Weather Service and 44 on Saturday and 40 to 42 through next Tuesday. Not looking too good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bigslugger

Just got off the road not even 20 minutes ago. There is about a foot of water off the access, then some dry spots and some spots with 8 in of water.

There are some pretty good pot holes, along with some cracks right across the road.

There is a heave that stretches along the road for quite a while and is getting bigger by the hour. 2ft it rose in 3 hrs. A heave also formed across the road about 4 miles from Pine. Also after crossing Pine Island it is a maze through the ice heave.

With this weather the conditions are changing rapidly, lots of people are moving their houses off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bturck

bigslugger: thanks for the up to the minute data. this time of year things can change in a very short period of time. I would expect the resort with houses up on the reefs are going to be thinking seriously of started to drag them back.

Overall how was your fishing rsults?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shamrock7

Talked to Morris and their road is good and shouldn't be a problem for this weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
charterboss

bigslugger: thanks for the up to the minute data. this time of year things can change in a very short period of time. I would expect the resort with houses up on the reefs are going to be thinking seriously of started to drag them back.

Overall how was your fishing rsults?

already are bill cry

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bigslugger

The fishing since Saturday has been dead as a rock. Sad to say

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
vman59

just called a minute ago and the road is still open but there is some water on the ice. I am staying in a sleeper over this coming weekend and was told it would be no problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bturck

Charterboss, thanks you sure know how to screw up my morning..... grin Is this an instant replay of last year? Sure sounds famaliar. Did you guys leave your houses out over Pine or did you bring them all the way across 4 mile? frown

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishwater

Is this an instant replay of last year? Sure sounds famaliar.

The warm-up started a week early frown. Only saving grace might be that the snow banks and neck-downs on the road are not bad like last year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Badger_55

Coming down to crunch time for me. I am wondering if I need to cancel my reservations and just tell gramps to stay home. He is putting in a 7hr drive vs my 4 hr drive. How far is morris point from Adrians? What do you guys think I should do?

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bturck

fishwater; you are correct it was a week later last year. my dates last year are the same is this years, we'll just have to hang in and see what happens.

badger: I would call the resort you plan on using and get 1st hand info from them. I can understand your concern with your grandfathers 7 hour drive. Hope it works out for you guys.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
charterboss

Starting to look to darn familiar to last year --JUST EARLIER-- right now bill moving off the reefs back to the shallow mud--bite has been better in the mud the last 2 weeks than the reefs anyway--just hate when we have to do these fast pulls--but the slush is taking a very high toll on the machines right now---the one bad thing about having a flat ice year is you have no idea where the next pressure ridge will apprear. For now want to get the houses back close to pine before a monster ridge show its ugly head on the reefs and we are on the wrong side of it with houses and equipment. Expecting a few buckles here and there when the sun finally pokes its head back out and sends the temps up this weekend. Say your prayers for a mild cold snap to firm things back up

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bturck

Charterboss: Understand what you are saying. And I agree that the mud bite was better for us two weeks ago than the reefs. I'll touch base with Charlie next week and see what the plan is. Take Care.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JK

Killin me Fox.. Your Killin me .....Lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jerkbait

Badger, Morris pt. is only a couple of miles west of Adrain's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Johnsonator

Just got of the phone with Adrians and the road is still open on a day to day basis. They think it will be able to stay open through the weekend but there is a lot of sluch and some rough spots.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bigslugger

Some very rough spots at that. Make sure to keep your speed down unless you would like some costly repairs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Badger_55

K thanks for all the updates guys. I got off the horn with morris pt. and they said everything is still open. Sounds like they are letting trucks on but no trailers over 16ft in length. Gramps says hes a go and so is lil brother. Hope I can put them on some fish. Any tips or depths that I should look for. Headin out tomorrow around 3am.

thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • muskie-mike
      I have a data plan thru ATT on my ipad,$30 a month for 3g...Also can make my ATT phone a wifi hotspot..ATT tower is south of Frazer bay
    • DLD24
      Is it always impossible to get a hold of Jeff?? It took me like 8 calls to get a hold of him, brought my boat down after I got a hold of him. I told him I was hoping to use it this weekend for one last trip...I've called him multiple times for an update and he never answers... Seems odd for a business.
    • MinnowBuckets
      You know it’s a good day when you’re thumb looks like that from lipping the fish! What sizes are you getting right now, Rick?
    • Rick G
      Last two days have been incredible for both size and numbers
    • Rick
      Recreational netting for whitefish and tullibee (cisco) is anticipated to open on several Schedule I Lakes in the Grand Rapids fisheries work area beginning in late October, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Schedule I Lakes, which are more susceptible to sudden changes that impact water temperatures, will be opened and closed on a 48-hour notice posted at lake accesses, other public places, and the DNR website. Schedule II Lakes, will open Nov. 3. Schedule I Lakes (48 hour notice) Anticipated opening dates are as follows: Friday, Oct. 27 through Sunday, Dec.3, for Deer (near Deer River), and Turtle (3.5 inch mesh). Friday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Dec. 10, for Side and South Sturgeon (1.75 inch mesh). Friday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 10, for Big Balsam and Nashwauk (1.75 inch mesh). Schedule II Lakes Lakes open to whitefish and cisco sport netting Friday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Dec. 10: Bass (north basin). Ball Club. Bowstring*. Little Bowstring. Cut Foot Sioux*. Deer (near Effie). Grave. Jessie. Maple. Pokegama. Round (near Squaw Lake –1.75 inch mesh). Rush Island. Sand (near Max)*. Swan.  (1.75 inch mesh) Twin Lakes (near Marble). Winnibigoshish* and Little Winnibigoshish* (1.75 inch mesh). *Bowstring, Cut Foot Sioux, Sand, Winnibigoshish and Little Winnibigoshish are designated infested waters because of the presence of faucet snails or zebra mussels. Nets and equipment used in infested waters may not be used in any other waterbody unless they have been dried for ten days or frozen for two days. Fishing regulations require that: Netters purchase both a whitefish netting license and angling license. A person may use only one gill net, not exceeding 100 feet in length and 3 feet in width. One end of net must have a pole, stake, or buoy projecting at least two feet above the surface of the water or ice. Nets must have an identification tag attached near the first float of the end that is projecting from the surface of the water or ice. Identification tags must be a minimum of 2 ½ inches by 5/8 inch permanently bearing the name and address of the owner. Identification tags for marking nets are provided by the owner. Nets may not be set after sunset or raised before sunrise. All gill nets must be set and lifted by the licensee only. Anyone assisting in the taking of whitefish or ciscoes must have proper licensing. Nets must be tended at least once every 24 hours and all gamefish and non-target species must be immediately released from the net. A net may not be set in any water deeper than six feet. A net may not be set within 50 feet of another net. Minimum gill net mesh size shall be no less than 1-3/4 or 3-1/2 inch stretch measure depending on the lake (see full list of lake and size regulations online). Nets used in designated infested waters must be dried for a minimum of 10 days or frozen for 2 days before using in a different water body. Nets should be dried for 10 days or frozen for 2 before moving from any lake to another. Nets used in spiny water flea and/or zebra mussel infested waters should be not used in any other waterbody Nets should be transported in sealed container. Whitefish and ciscoes taken by sport gill-netting may not be bought or sold. Whitefish and ciscoes taken by sport gill-netting may not be used as bait. Within the Leech Lake Reservation boundaries, the possession limit for whitefish taken by sport gill-netting is 25, and the possession limit for ciscoes taken by sport gill-netting is 50. Net placement should not inhibit use of the lake by other boaters. About 700 people obtain special permits to net for whitefish-tullibee each year. The DNR bases netting schedules on expected water temperatures, fish abundance and vulnerability of game fish. As the water temperature cools, game fish head to deeper water and whitefish-tullibee come to shallow water for fall spawning.  Netting is allowed when there is little chance that game fish populations would be negatively impacted by recreational netting in shallow water. Find information about sport netting by lake, minimum mesh sizes, and fishing regulations at http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/rlp/regulations/fishing/whitefish-tullibee.pdf or contact the DNR’s Grand Rapids area office at 1201 East Highway 2, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, or call 218-328-8836. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • bbfenatic
      It seemed cheap to me for all the functionality.
    • Coleman
      I think I'll give it a try today.  Looks like it could be windy, which can help a bit with the down river drift.   I might try to get out Sunday as well after the game.  But, I think it's time to start putting the summer toys away for the year.  Just not the boat yet.  Will keep that out for a another 2-3 weeks.  Will tell you how I do if I get out today.   Another thing I'll add.  I've fished above the SCSU dam a bit this time of year.  Always just went a bit north of the Wilson Park landing and pulled some cranks along the east banks.  Normally did pretty well. Would normally work all the way up past the Hospital.  
    • fishingdad
            I was wondering if anybody that lives on the lake has Satellite Internet Service?  If you do I have a couple of questions-  Who is it through?  What does it cost for the applicable data plan you have?  Do you have any complaints, compliments, concerns about it.         I would like to sign up & do it but I don't want to regret having a 2 year commitment or similar & find out it is bad-horrible connection. Do you burn through the Data extremely fast?  We are up to the cabin almost every weekend April - October  & then every other through the winter so not being there enough isn't the issue just wanting to justify having it.  
    • ZachD
      250 bucks no thanks
    • Bobber221
      Can anyone report on fishing on Rainy River this week?