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  
Mike Dumas

sound off for this weekend!

Recommended Posts

Mike Dumas

Hey y'all. I figured I'd make a post for anyone planning on being on the rainy this weekend with the excursion going on. If you feel like posting what kind of boat you have so other members know who is who on the river and can say howdy if they see ya! I will be in my uncles alumacraft if I remember right it's a darker blue. Just look for the boat with 4 people with the same rain jackets! Lol! We will be staying at river bend in one of the trailers. Most Likley fishing near wheelers/ the mouth of the river. Don't be afraid to shoot hey if ya see me!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hydro

We are heading up tomorrow AM. Three guys in this boat, staying at Riverbend.

full-711-44882-coralboat.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
side_laker

Heading up tomorrow night fishing in a grey alumacraft phantom. Not sure what landing yet. Will be my wife one of her girl friends and me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scott K

I will be up Thursday about noon. Staying at Riverbend. I have a Alumacraft with 2 rectangle lights on the front. Swing by and say hi.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fish_hunt_guy

Me and my pappy will be up there Sunday and Monday in a white a blue scratched up 1979 bluefin. Staying at Wigwam.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mike Dumas
IMG_20140423_153833421_HDR.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mike Dumas

We are in trailer 4, stop by and say hi for anyone staying at riverbend. We just got back in from being out for about 2.5 hours. It was cold as [PoorWordUsage] out with wet hands. We did catch a 57" 50 lb'er right before we left tho!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mike Dumas
full-46934-44940-10177331_10152159351443

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
holmsvc

Anyone have a report from this weekend? Heading up on Wednesday. Just wondering how much debris in the water and how much weight is needed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mike Dumas

We were using 4-7 oz of weight. There was a decent amount of debris at the opening of 4 mile bay at wheelers point. But I heard up river near the church did not have much, so it may clear by when you come up. Fishing was decent for most. Some reports in areas catching 18 in a day. A lot bigger ones being caught. Our group (first time up there) got a 21, 24, 31, 42, 45.5, 48 and a 57 from Thurs to sat night. We picked off the 45.5 and 48 to tag within the last hour of being on the water. I will have a video made sometime this week. Good luck when you go up!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mike Dumas

We were cleaning our lines off about every 15-20 minutes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
holmsvc

Thanks for the info.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mike Dumas

No problem!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
WWW

We found those spots with a lot of crud in the water to. some spots it was only a minute or so before fouled out. Just move. We got on one of those bad spots where one side of the boat the lines where clean. Other side fouled out right away. Just retied the anchor rope to swing the boat off the seam and we sat there for two days catching fish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Surface Tension

2 or 3 oz was enough in the 20' stuff in 4 mile.

Fun trip as usual.

We didn't catch big numbers but size wise we did pretty good.

Wind and chilli. Had my hood up the whole time. Sunday it really blew but still fishable.

Highlight of the trip was a double. A rod tip doubled over and Jrs up to bat, seconds later the other rod tip twitched as I was about to clear it. Another fish on. Jr hauls in a 50" with 4 lamprey on it and I'm still fighting mine. My left arm is getting tired, just a little bit. Got her along side the boat for a net job and... We need a bigger net. smile I hand the rod off dropped to my knees and bear hug Flipper around under the pectoral fins. Yeah I'm getting wet. Stalemated after a moment and she slips out of our embrace, but just for a sec. I get around her again and what I need if for someone to pull me up so I can pull Flipper into the boat. That works and we land in the chair with her in my lap, and she is heavy, and we're both slippery. A few quick pics, measurements and back in both fish go.

66x32. I've looked at the weight charts and 66"x31 is 90 lbs but nothing for 32" girth. Seems this gal is a little overweight at 32". full-831-45056-1014466_10202160582637571

Here is Ripstick's 57" Sturgeon.

full-831-45057-gary57.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DTro

Frank The Tank!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Whiskerchaser

Thanks for the reports guys! Mike do you work for mortenson?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mike Dumas

Thanks for the reports guys! Mike do you work for mortenson?

Me? No I do not, I work at northfield hospital.

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

    • curt quesnell
      Fall fishing is so solid on Lake of the Woods right now. The fish may bite a different times everyday but they bite, and bite good, everyday. Had Pete Smith in the boat Thursday and it really couldn't have gone any better. Check it out, this weeks NCOR LOTW Fishing Report from Curt's NCOR Guide Service  
    • Wanderer
      5.7% success in warm, breezy weather.  Hopefully that doubles for next weekend.  I think the weather will be a little cooler at least. I only heard 1 field report.  2 does and 2 fawns sighted. 1 in the morning and 3 in the evening.   I've heard area reports the deer are starting to move but not much for scrapes and such.  The leaves have been coming down and the woods opening up.  I've personally seen the deer start and stop using some areas as fall has set in.
    • PatrickMidwest37
      Hello, I'm from Chicago but I have a lot of family in Rochester. I come up for a week every few months and always do great fishing for Large mouth. I was hoping to find some spots to specifically target Pike that are within 30 mins of Rochester. I will be mainly shore fishing.  Thank you 
    • eyeguy 54
      Got up to Bowstring again at Geigers Trails End Resort. Went up to get some crappies nd found them but again could not get one to bite out deep.  One spot they were 7 feet thick ! LOL   So we chased perch and did great. No 12 inchers but a lot of dandies. Not sure if I will get back up before ice.  Crappies should be great this winter.  
    • DLD24
      Where's the best place to get bait at Vermillion?? Is Hoodoo the best access to fish big bay? The girlfriend and I are going to come up for a day trip tomorrow...Thanks for any help.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I believe that there is a campsite or picnic area in the bay just South of the S-Curve  located adjacent to the WMA, I believe that Green Herons and Blue Herons nest in the trees there! Cliff  
    • BulldogInTC
      Hope everyone had a great summer season of fishing and otherwise, and here's to hoping the fall season is going well.  I'm planning to get some grouse hunting in while up in a couple weeks and noticed Pine Island has a WMA on it.  Figured if I had time, I can take a quick ride out to there and have fun walking around on an island WMA.  Does anyone have any input on difficulty of beaching a boat somewhere along the shoreline on the north or south side, if even possible?   Thanks for the help and advice this year from everyone I talked to on here.  Looking like I may miss out on hard water this year and will have to put cracking that nut off until next year. 
    • papadarv
      Any thoughts, opinions on the new lighted jigs from tundra tackle. Anyone seen them in any store. I could only find on-line. https://www.tundratackleco.com/collections/frontpage
    • ANYFISH2
      I have a number of family and friends fishing the river Thursday thru Sunday this week.  No reports yet.  I will pass them along as soon as i hear.
    • Rick
      Northwestern and central Minnesota have elevated fire danger due to sparse rain, high winds and lack of humidity. This means that open burning may be restricted in certain counties. The Department of Natural Resources urges Minnesotans to use caution while burning yard waste or leaf piles outdoors and to check the burning permit website for information.  “During fall, we know that residents and property owners will be taking care of leaf and brush piles,” said Casey McCoy, DNR wildfire prevention supervisor. “Piles can smolder undetected for several weeks under the right conditions. Windy, fall days can reignite these piles.” On average, Minnesota issues approximately 43,250 burn permits annually. When weather conditions warrant it, state fire team leaders may turn burning permits on or off. To determine whether burning is allowed, Minnesotans should regularly check their county burning restrictions. Residents may need to find alternatives to burning such as composting or hauling brush to a collection site or wait until it is safer to burn. “If you do decide to burn yard waste or leaf piles, do so when there is less wind,” said Linda Gormanson, burning permit coordinator. “Instead of burning your yard waste and potentially causing a wildfire, compost or chip your yard waste or bring it to a collection site.” Burning restrictions do not apply to campfires; they are still allowed. Clear an area around the campfire, watch it continuously and make sure it is out cold to the touch before leaving. Fire danger can change quickly. Check the Minnesota Incident Command System site https://goo.gl/W686km for fire behavior conditions. For questions about burning restrictions, check the DNR page at mndnr.gov/burnrestrictions or call your local Forestry office. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.