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  
Steve Foss

Beltrami decent on Mem Wknd

Recommended Posts

Steve Foss    0
Steve Foss

Went to the cabin for the long weekend.

Caught pike, largemouth, sunnies, pumpkinseeds, rockies, 'eyes. Caught enough of decent size for a couple dinners. No slabs. Crappies not in shallow muck bays, since cold weather dropped shallow temps and drove them deeper.

Caught the 'eyes on countdown Raps of medium size thrown over sloping shallow portions of main lake points in the evening, a pattern that's pretty consistent through June and again from September on, and works as well even in high summer when you get a couple days' strong wind blowing across a point or into a shore. Most folks jig and rig for 'eyes, and miss this particular boat. There are four main lake points that are understated or not shown at all on most maps and are invisible when you try to figure out where they might be based on shoreline contour. One in particular is better than all the rest, and will darn near guarantee you a few 'eye fillets when the jig and riggers only find the 10-inchers in traditional deeper-water haunts (go find 'em on your own instead of asking, that's part of the fun.) laugh.gif

Fishing was pretty steady, though slow, and the early warm spring (which, of course, cooled off the couple weeks before opener) must account for the accelerated cabbage growth on Beltrami and Fox. Most places that typically don't have cabbage until June (except when a low snow winter keeps cabbage green all winter, which this last winter was not) had lots of it. Even the deep cabbage lines in main lake areas were nearly to peak levels. I suppose the lawns and fertilizers that development always brings may also explain it, since those fertilizers run off into the lake and help aquatic vegetation as well as they do grass on lawns. We've been on the lake 23 years now, and there are a lot more 612-style lawns running down close to the shore than there used to be. To be expected, certainly. I'd be interested to see long-term average sechi disk water clarity readings to see if the data back sup what I believe: That the water is less clear than it was 20-plus years ago.

No musky this time out. Last year I caught a 5-lb musky (yep, got pictures) and a couple smallies (yep, got pictures), species that are not native to the lake. Hmm, five-gallon bucket and livewell brigades going on?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DANK    0
DANK

Hey Steve,

Thanks for the report! Tried emailing you the other day to see if you've been around this year. Three weeks and counting til I get up there for 11 days - can't wait!

DANK

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CommonSense Guy    0
CommonSense Guy

Had a 10-15 lb muskie follow right up to the boat last weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DANK    0
DANK

Muskies in Beltrami? I've never heard of such a crazy thing! I suppose someone is going to claim they've caught smallies in there too! Matt Breuer will back me up on this one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matt Breuer    8
Matt Breuer

I've personally seen one smallie in Beltrami, roughly a month after Dank gave me proof of smallies in Beltrami!

As for muskies, yep, they're in the chain. Very infrequent, and extremely rare to see, but there are a few caught in Beltrami or Movil every year. Someone caught one in the LETS last year on Beltrami.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chris Haley    108
Chris Haley

The smallies and muskies on Beltrami are two special strains that come from the genus "resilienttraveler"

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

    • collegepaul
      I just purchased the Humminbird Autochart Pro to use wth my Humminbird 999. After going through the 'installation guide' and the 'get started guide' that's included in the Autochart PC program, I can't find what I need to do to get this on my model Humminbird. Anyone have experience? Thanks, Paul
    • FishinCT
      Did well this morning on big bay with gold spinners. 24-26 feet off the edge of a reef. Decided since they were biting we'd try the west end to see if we could catch some big fish. Put up a big zero out there. Guess they behave a bit different from end to end.  On a small reef out west had a guy pull up on us, throw a marker right on the fish and camp out right there. Kind of tough to fish spinners when someone does that. What is the etiquette on this lake when someone does that? Just fish where you want even if you run right up on them or in between them and the marker? I see the thousand dollar  depthfinder in the back of the boat, just mark a waypoint and keep the marker in the boat man. Really grinds my gears. Whoops...sorry for the rant   Never had that happen on the east end though 
    • PRO-V
      Beats working anyway. Sorry you didn't have better luck.
    • fishmg
      I know this is old but they sell those glass jigs online, took me a while to find them https://tigereyeglassjigs.com/
    • BSLNORTH
      Reduced to 8950.00  Firm!  I found one I want, so I would like this gone today or tomorrow. Thanks
    • airnuts
      Coming up next weekend to pull up the docks for the last time. Yup, my brother-in-laws folks sold their place on Frazer Bay. They owned the beautiful place just west of the public boat landing.They are in their 80's and are going to stay put at their place on Arizona. Been coming up for 20 years and now I won't have a free place to vacation at. Going to have to do some surfing for rentals I guess. Anyways, how has the walleye fishing been? Guess the weather will be quite a bit cooler next week.  Thanks for all the help over the years!
    • Rick G
    • jb bj
      For Sale Clam Fish Trap Voyager plus extras

      Comes with cover, led light strip wired for Vexilar or Marcum battery. Installed reflectix insulation for better light retention and insulation. Has some small holes in the tent Fabric.
    • Tom Sawyer
      Not at all a typical fall this year; more like a July lately. When the weather cools down next week fish will again start to set up in their cold weather locations. The last two weeks I have found fish (walleyes) along thick green cabbage and coontail edges,  deep basin transitions along steep breaks, and also suspended over deep water chasing forage.  One thing that remains constant during this time of year, regardless of temp., is that the days are getting shorter and the weeds are dying. Key in on the remaining green weeds, if your targeting shallow fish, and utilize your electronics to find schools of baitfish in deep water, either free roaming basins, or just off steep breaks. Lots of patterns going on right now that are putting fish in the boat. HAVE FUN! 
    • monstermoose78
      Tomorrow is the big day for duck hunters!! May you all get up early and find your spot filled with ducks.