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  
kelly-p

My cel phone

Recommended Posts

kelly-p

I do not mean this to be rude but things have to change.
I have tried to be helpfull when people needed info on URL but number of phone calls coming in to my cel # is out of control. Too many people have givin it to too many of their friends. This morning it started ringing at 5:30 in the morning and by 1:00 in the afternoon it was over 60 calls. 4 wanted to rent a house, 6 were people I knew and the rest just wanted general info about the lake and had been given my cel # by someone else. My cel is not on my waist, it is a bag phone that is usually 20 to 30 feet away. This afternoon it rang while I was welding on a fish house skid. I rushed to answer it not realizing that I was tangled in the welding cables. I fell hard on the cement and when I got in tonight and took my boot off I have a swollen black and blue foot with some bone broken. The call I rushed to get was from someone I have never met who wanted to know how thick the ice was. He didn't plan on being here until Feb. but he was bored in his office so he decided to call this phone number a friend of his friend had gotten from a friend.
I'm not in the business of plowing roads and collecting access fees. I make no money from access fees. I rent fish houses, that's all so if you want general info about the lake please call the people that have the ice fishing roads out on the lake.
I know this sounds like a rant and maybe it is but I can not spend all day running for my cel phone for people that are not even interested in renting a house. In fact I will not be running anywhere for a long time. smile.gifIf you are one of my customers or want to rent a house call me. If you want info about URL please call the people that have the ice fishing roads.
My cel # is for my family, my friends and my clients.

------------------
Waskish Minnow Station
218-647-8652

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
seabass

Am sorry to learn of your mishap only hope people will abide by your wishes - again I hope for your speedy recovery.
It's in the 40's here and the Striped bass are biting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jigglestick

i know! get your # changed, and only let the people whom you would like to have it know the new one. either that or do what i do-- smoke signals smile.gif sorry to hear about your little foot. little italy will just have to carry you on her back til i get there. which i was hoping to do some time this week or next weekend.(fair warning). how long til you get the barn out? what color is it? where you putting it? can we put ours all around it?hehehehe it's gonna be a great winter!p.s. i'm laid off!!!!!!

------------------
keep your stick on the ice!---jigglestick---

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
muskybuck

Kelly,
Sorry to hear about that accident. Couldn't happen at a worse time. My guess is that you will be forced to get a new number, probably the sooner the better. Get well soon. I would like to get a house rented form you later this year but I will call the Wakish Minnow Station to do so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
graffitigreg

Kelly,

How thick IS the ice anyway?

Sounds like a job for voice-mail but I don't know if it's available on an old analog bag phone (wish I still had mine sometimes - you can call from the moon with those) ask your provider if they can give you voice mail. Then you can check messages from home at your leisure and guys with an emergency can just keep calling.

Wrap it in a blanket (the cell phone) and pour some Captain directly into the wound - if there are no open wounds use your mouth.

See you in February!!!

Hope you are healed and the ice is thick on 01/04/2003 I'll buy you one then.

Greg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Stan7600

Kelly, Sorry about your mishap. Maybe a new number is the answer since so many people calling you aren't forum users and won't see the message. Hope you can have a great season, you deserve it! I noticed you've been staying up later & later, Halad too. Crappie season must be coming. Stan C.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NINETOE

Kelly , if your not able to walk I have an old wheel chair at work I could let you use! Ofcourse we would have to put some UFO lights on it and I could probably talk Dents-4-Me into running it over a few times! Im not sure how well it will do pulling me out of snow banks though? I guess I could let you use my shovel smile.gifI will be sure to hand out your # so that you have some one to talk to while your laid up! smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Surface Tension

Kelly get well soon, or at least your foot. grin.gif Next time your at WestWinds buy yourself a triple Morgan on me. smile.gif
You can still crawl cant ya.
I got a phone bag too, mine dosent ring much, I think its a Moterolla. Maybe you should get one like mine. grin.gif
How bout you get one of those 900- numbers like Cleo. When the crappie bite is slow you could give predictions. grin.gif
Take Care, ST.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LABS4ME

Kelly...Hope the "wheel" heals up quick! Sounds like the Triangle made landfall!We'll be up next weekend to get the Lab shack ready...if you need help with anything don't be afraid to ask! Till then stop in at the Westwinds, I called the Capt. he says he's all tied up but his buddy the good Doctor (McGillicutty)will be more than happy to see you and give you a little somthin-somethin to ease the pain! grin.gif Can't wait to see the big red barn smile.gif At least you made big enough and the right color so I'll be able to find my way back to my shack after my "Doctor" visit. wink.gif See you soon!...Keep a stool warm for me!

Good Luck! Rip some Lips!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
upnorth

That is what is they have forums like this for. To get info on what is happening, ice conditions and such.

I think it rather inconsiderate to call someones personal cells to get info, unless their business is giving info.

Too bad some people don't think before they do things.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Polar Bear

Kelly, Sorry to hear about your accident. Guys our age don't heal as fast as we used to either. Good Luck. Polar Bear

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kelly-p

I'm still moving but slowly. That could be a good thing. hehehehe The big toe is broken in the joint so all I can do is tape it to the next toe.
Yesterday morning with a lot of whining and crying I was able to get the bad foot into a big Artic Pac boot but had my regular boot on the other foot and was hobbling around working on the fish houses when "littleitaly" got here. I put on my best "hurt puppy" look but to no avail. When she saw my boots she started laughing and couldn't quit for 5 minutes, then she ran for her camera. smile.gif I stopped by West Wind for some painkiller before I went home to try get that boot back off and W.W. offered to put up a handicapped parking sign for me. grin.gif They would have to put it in the middle of the parking lot tho as I can not push the clutch in with that foot so that small slope right in front of the building would be tough. Like either coast to a stop in the middle of the parking lot or let the building stop me. I might have to start catching rides with jigglestick. shocked.gif
It's looking to be a tough year on people that work on the lake. Rogers had that bad accident and I hear the Brad Fuller got his hand in a table saw so I gues i'm the lucky one.

------------------
Waskish Minnow Station
218-647-8652

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Kelly-- I saw your # scracthed into a bathromm stall in the Mall of America on a recent trip there.......It said: "For a good time call...." confused.gif

Elevate the foot when it starts throbbing! Been there & done that. Here' to a speedy & painless recovery!!!

Later--Dugan cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Slugo

I'm normaly jellous of you guys that can live up there... but the way things are sounding it is too darned dangerous! I talked to Brad Fuller the other day and he had just gotten back from the doc. He said that he had a tangle with a saw. OUCH...now WILL YOU GUYS TAKE BETTER CARE OF YOUR SELVES!!!!

take care
Slugo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jigglestick

you guys are experiencing the new improved much stronger forces of the url triangle. i'm willing to bet first round that none of you had lead suits on...huh...knew it. see all of this could have been avoided. i'm usually not one to say i told you so, but...... live and learn kids.

------------------
keep your stick on the ice!---jigglestick---

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GConda

Fisher Dave, My old mans story was about the 8 1/2 lb walleye he speared on opening day from the tamrack bridge. Now heres the sad part, but very much a good memory for me. The last day I saw him was the day we spent fishing on Red Lake. He was very ill with cancer but forced me to take him out. We both knew this was his last wish, but we never spoke about it. Im not suggesting its bad luck to go, only that if you don't you will always regret it. I have a very large and comfortable house you can use for free. Its not a sleeper(although it can be), but easy to fish out of with room for 4 people.
Let me know Gary Conda gconda@yahoo.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fisher Dave

Wow ... thanks for the offer. I will send you an email sometime tomorrow to touch base so to speak... I have an uncle that just past away from cancer .. not a pretty thing. Luckily my father doesnt have cancer, but he has more than enough to make up for it .. he is in the exact same boat. He could be around for a while, but its most likely he wont be. I do make any effort I can to do the most possible with him while he feels well enough to do it. None of us get any younger, and not all of us get much older. We all have to make the most of what we have, and theres no substitute for family.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rick

Kelly-P,
What is your cell phone number any way. Can you post it here. Everyone else has it grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Hey Kelly, Sorry to hear about your misfortune & hope you get well soon. Say if you can only wear one boot, does that mean you are constantly walking in circles? Thats gotta be hard to do when you are wearing a lead suit. What happens when you stick your foot in your mouth? Do you just fall over? SEMPER FIIIIIIIIIIISH!

------------------
DIRTBALL2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fisher Dave

Drill an extra ice hole and stick it in there to keep the swelling down.


I have a question for whomever might be able to help me on the thread here. I'm tired of hearing my dad comment on how big the crappie was that he accidently speared when he was a kid at the river ... time for a new story.

My dads in very poor health but still loves to fish when he can find a little energy .. At the same time, money is very tight and I'm limited to what I can contribute myslf. I would like to get him up there this winter once the ice can safely hold his suburban and put him on some fish. Any idea who may have a sleeper type house thats not falling apart (too many rentals at Millacs) that can be obtained at a reasonable cost to give him a trip he would like to remember?

He cant walk anymore than a very short distance, and cant handle any cold, so a decent road at the least is a must. He cant exactly go running for tip ups .. but some decent crappie fishing or a couple nice northerns would be great... or to say the least .. something to keep the bobber going down once in a while.

Amyone have an ideas? Can post here or send me an email at fisherdave_@hotmail.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Steve Foss

Kelly, won't your toes grow into one REALLY big toe if you keep them taped together?

But hey, with a toe that big, you could kick some serious as* on everybody who's spread around your cell phone number.

Since I saw your post, I've been running around like crazy trying to round up the 17 people I gave it to. I told them it was strictly confidential, but the fools must have passed it around. Sheesh. grin.gif People will stop at nothing!

Well, at least you've got Dr. Morgan to speed the healing process, and Little Italy to keep you humble.

Hope to see you up there later this season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kelly-p

I cann't put my foot in my mouth,,,my toe is too big. smile.gif It would make a good road marker with all the pretty colors tho. grin.gif
It doesn't feel too bad today. The "Bandaid Brigade" & W.W. assisted me consumming a large quantity of pain killer last night. This morning the foot was feeling better then other parts of my body.

------------------
Waskish Minnow Station
218-647-8652

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Steve Foss

It probably looked better, too. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Skeets

Hey Kelly,

I consumed way too many pain killers last night too!! grin.gif

Get well soon...!

Skeets

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

    • JFitz
      I've experienced the same thing - V can be tricky through the ice. There's a ton of structure to choose from and you're pretty limited with how much you can move. We've had the most success just staking out a likely spot during primetime. Drill a bunch of holes and wait for the fish to move up. Tip-ups have helped to cover more ground and locate fish. Like Cliff said, bite windows are real short so you've gotta be out there when it's happening!
    • rainylakefisher
      Did they ever find the two missing boaters from the incident a couple weeks ago?  Haven't seen anything...
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I agree with gimruis. Do not expect to see the same type of action or type of bite that you can get in the summer on open water! Generally the winter bite is short, ( a couple hours in the morning and a couple hours just as it is getting dark), especially if you are fishing for walleyes. Dark cloudy days can sometimes be the exception. What works one day may not work the next day also. I like to jig with a 1/8 oz. to 1/4 oz. spoon baited with a crappie minnow or just a minnow head on one of my lines. The other line is a plain hook set line with either a fathead minnow, shiner, pike sucker, or a rainbow chub as bait. Type of minnow that works best varies greatly depending upon where you are fishing! I like to set up close to rocks that drop into deeper water most of the time. Cliff    
    • smurfy
      anyone with any info as to how the ice conditions are up this way???????????
    • gimruis
      While I can't offer you any sound advice on your success while ice fishing, I can tell you that very rarely is the consistent success you've had in open water going to be near as good as it is on ice.   And that is mostly because the water is bitter cold and fish are cold-blooded, meaning that their activity is only going to be as much as they need to survive.  Other things working against you are the inability to cover as much water as you could from a boat and not as many bait/lure options, in addition to being limited to a vertical style of fishing.  I'm not saying that you should give up completely, but just keep in mind that a variety of factors comparing one to the other could be why your success isn't sustained.
    • OhioVike
      I have owned a place on Lake Vermilion(WE) since 2011 and have absolutely enjoyed every visit and season on the lake.  Our knowledge of the lake and fishing patterns have grown tremendously.  However, this experience has not translated success onto the ice.  We catch some fish, but feel like we should be doing better.  Typically we use small gear 1/16th or 32nd jigs with minnows, Spoons with just a minnow head or when we go after panfish we'll use wax worms.  We fish all the same spots and don't catch nearly as big or many fish.  When we do catch most of our fish, it's typically on mud flats and we drill a lot of holes.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  
    • OhioVike
      I have owned a place on Lake Vermilion(WE) since 2011 and have absolutely enjoyed every visit and season on the lake.  Our knowledge of the lake and fishing patterns have grown tremendously.  However, this experience has not translated success onto the ice.  We catch some fish, but feel like we should be doing better.  Typically we use small gear 1/16th or 32nd jigs with minnows, Spoons with just a minnow head or when we go after panfish we'll use wax worms.  We fish all the same spots and don't catch nearly as big or many fish.  When we do catch most of our fish, it's typically on mud flats and we drill a lot of holes.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  
    • curt quesnell
      Ice out as far as I could see today, little wind and a cool night tonight. Some wind forecast tomorrow night. It should be fine though. Here is the report   20171119_153600.mp4
    • Fishing Frenzy
      Any ice starting to form again?
    • Dirtyfisheyes
      By the look of the forecast, single digit lows at night and no snow. Should it be safe to say that the first of December would be safe for snow machines? Itching to make the trip. Also any recommendations for lodging would be helpful