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  

Recommended Posts

Rigging Guy

I was out fishing on Sunday evening and ran into a pout feeding frenzy.A friend and I caught 13 of them slimy things.Even had a daily double on them arm wrappers.The best thing about it was the Walleyes were right in thick of things with the pout.We also were one shy of our limit of Walleyes.We let one smaller Walleye go.Had a real good time fishing.The Walleye's ranged from 15-19 inches in length.Average being 17.We were really looking for the perch and never caught one of them.What a blast though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Rigging Guy, you should be letting those fish go. Those are to big to be keeping. That is why there are nothing but small fish in that lake anymore.. Hope you feel good about yourself Rigging Guy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gissert

That seemed a bit harsh. 15 to 19 inch eyes are too big to keep now?

I could, perhaps, understand a bit of ire if someone is keeping a limit of 19 to 20 inch fish and over.

Rigginy Guy - Congratulations on you great day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Lunprov-15-19 in inches? Are you saying that the guy should be keeping 12-14-inchers.
Give me a break!
Also, I read your post about all the 2-pound crappies in Norway. First, there are very few of those in any lake, second, thanks alot for bragging it up. It used to be a secret!
Zip, zip, zip it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GRAND DAD

ya I went by there on sat to give it a try after reading his post and it looked like a zoo so I didn't try it I like to stay a way from the crowds and it's not a big lake so if you get a bunch of poeple on a small lake like that it can really but a dent in the populatin I do fish the lake in the summer a lot so i do know there is fish in there

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jerkin'm

No lake is a secret for long, especially at a bait shop (Ben's has tons of pictures of fish from Norway) They are more than willing to give up a tiny secret lake and ruin it. (Clitheralleye better change your name)But it is the fishermen who actually ruin it by keeping, keeping, keeping, keeping, and telling, telling, telling.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rigging Guy

Sorry you feel that way LundProV.I am not going to let go every fish I catch.I very rarely keep fish because I hate cleaning them.Just to help calm your nerves a little a 5 pounder eye tastes better then a 2 pounder anyways.I could not resist the joking around.I am very careful on my selection of size.Those fish I took are a good range to take.My limits on size is 19 inches and over go back.15 inches and under go back also.Those are my rules and I do not impose them on anyone else besides my kids.You are free to set your own size as you wish.My daughter caught a 30 1/2 inch Walleye and I thought of letting it go.But she is only 8 years old, so I decided to put it on the wall for her.So I guese I find your comments to be alittle ridiculuos.Did you get the response you were looking for???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jerkin'm

I think Mr lundprov needs to stick to teaching children not fishermen. If he thinks people are going to release 15" walleyes he is insane. That is the best size to be keeping and eating. And if you fish otter at all (which I assume you do) you know there are TONS of those in there. I agree that those 17-19 inchers should go back but to each his own. At least he isn't killing the big ones (except for his daughter's big fish)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
09ultra

The winter months must be getting to you guys , listen or read what you are saying, it's all fun!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jerkin'm

That's right dodgeman it is all fun. Why not throw in your two cents? Don't you have any opinions on anything? It is all in fun after all, what else is there to do in January?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

LundAmateurV is letting his jealousy get the best of him. He can't stand the fact that other fishermen are better than him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Everybody needs to relax... I know Rigging Guy very well it was all a joke. Geez talk about going for the throat! I don't care if somebody keeps eighteen, twelve pounders as long as he or she does something useful with them. Last week a guy kept a 31 incher out of West Battle and smoked it! Ya, he smoked it.... When he walked over to my fish house and told me that I almost puked. So everybody keep there long johns on have a little humor... Rigging Guy, stay out of the inside corner! If your there this weekend I'm putting my portable right next to yours!!! By the way "find your own spot" your name sounds like your mentallity!

later

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
09ultra

Just thought you guys for going for thr throat, of course I have an opinion, I really don't think keeping a few fish will hurt anything, I keep a few now and then.Didn't mean to get everybody so excited.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rigging Guy

Ok guys he is just joking.I know he wont be laughing though when I beat him back to the Pout hole.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dano_the_jigasaurus

Aight men, lemme tell you how to keep a lake secret, i am in highschool which is the hardest place in the world to keep secrets from getting out. for starters we have a select group of guys who go fishing together and are sworn to secrecy, then if people wanna go fishing with us we take them to a more well known spot that isn't so secret, but our real secret spots are only fished by those of us in the group and usually together. All of the lakes we fish we have multiple code names for such as ham lake= pork lake, lard lake, bacon lake, sausage lake, if we are really creative Jimmy Dean Lake smile.gif you get the idea and one of the most important rules we don't tell our parents, cuz parents usually squawk, hope that gives you a laugh and helps ya out some.

[This message has been edited by Dano_the_jigasaurus (edited 01-28-2004).]

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

    • 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!   
    • JB18
      Saw over 10 birds on opener....all before legal shooting hour....Only 1 after before the rain started.
    • JB18
      i went out for a couple hours yesterday looking for grouse.  The buddy i was with never has been hunting for grouse or woodcock.  We only saw 1 grouse with no chance for a shot but got both woodcock that flushed. 
    • Stick in Mud
      As MB said, high water tends to spread fish out and push them tighter to the banks in any slower water they can find.  A "normal" year with low water in October can be ridiculously, almost unfairly good in the river when you find the smallies. There's a reason it's mandatory catch and release now, as they pile up in deeper, slower water and can be quite vulnerable if/when you find them.   That being said, the difference in high vs. low water is not as pronounced above the dams (either the 10th St, Sartell, Little Falls, Blanchard, etc.) as it is below them.  At least in my experience, anyways.  
    • Rick
      The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has produced six new, state-of-the-art maps that will make it easier and safer for people to explore, hunt, and recreate in state forests.   “The DNR has updated six state forests with 53 more to go,” said Forrest Boe, director of the DNR Forestry Division. “This five-year effort will include updating maps for all of Minnesota’s state forests.” State forest users now have two maps options. A geoPDF map will allow users to download a map onto a mobile device using a variety of map apps and then track their location as a blue dot on the screen. The new user-friendly, paper maps highlight the unique recreation features of each forest and include pop-out maps for popular campgrounds and day-use areas. “The little blue dot that appears on the map on my phone goes with me whether I’m on or off-trail,” said Laura Duffey, DNR state forest map project coordinator. “This feature lets people know exactly where they are in a state forest—no more getting lost.” The maps are also more detailed than previous versions and highlight the endless recreation opportunities in state forests, such as hiking, mountain biking, birding, berry picking, cross-country skiing, hunting, and horseback, ATV and snowmobile riding. Many state forests also offer campgrounds, fishing piers, boat launches, swimming beaches, and picnic areas. The six new maps are available in time for fall hunting and cover more than 240,000 acres of state forest land and thousands of miles of trails. New geoPDF and paper maps are now available for: Paul Bunyan State Forest in Cass and Hubbard counties Badoura State Forest in Cass and Hubbard counties Croix State Forest in Pine County Huntersville State Forest in Cass, Hubbard and Wadena counties Lyons State Forest in Wadena County. Chengwatana State Forest in Pine and Chisago counties The Paul Bunyan and Badoura state forests are popular spots for hunters. Combined, they contain two campgrounds and day-use areas, four off-highway vehicle trails, five wildlife management areas (WMA), two ruffed grouse management areas, and four state game refuges. They also have hiking, biking, snowmobiling and skiing trails. The Huntersville and Lyons state forests are popular with hunters. Each state forest contains four WMAs and several miles of trails and roads for off-highway vehicles. Additionally, the Huntersville State Forest offers two campgrounds, a horse campground, and 24 miles of designated horse trails. The St. Croix State Forest offers a variety of year-round recreation opportunities. It has 20 miles of horseback trails and a horse campground with 56 campsites. In the winter snowmobilers can enjoy 42 miles of trails while in the summer mountain bikers can cruise 25 miles of trails. The Boulder Campground and day-use area has 22 secluded campsites and access to Rock Lake for swimming, fishing and boating. The Chengwatana State Forest contains the Snake River Campground and several miles of off-highway motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle trails. Three state water trails run through the forest: Kettle River, Snake River, and St. Croix River. Snowmobliers also use the Matthew Lourey State Trail, which runs through the forest. The new maps also shows locations of National Park Service campsites along the St. Croix River.Digital, geoPDF maps are available on the state forest’s webpage at www.mndnr.gov/stateforests. People can get a free paper map at a local DNR office or the DNR Info Center by sending an email to info.dnr@state.mn.us or calling 888-646-6367, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • smurfy
      sheez................noone's going up this way to chase tree chickens, fishin, or scoutin for deer hunting??????? headed up friday and be up there for the better part of 9-10 days!!!!! some hunting some work!!!!