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FM Pro Staff - Fall Fishing Seminar - Aug 23

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Topic: The Fall Transition

Hosts: Matt Johnson, Corey Bechtold, Joel Nelson

When: Wednesday, August 23

Time: 7pm

Where: Gander Mountain - Forest Lake, MN

Description: Matt, Corey, and Joel will touch on a multi-specie approach to finding and triggering fish during the summer-to-fall transition.

So if you’re looking to fine tune your tactics, and learn new ways to catch more fish this fall, then this is an excellent opportunity.

Stop by Gander Mountain in Forest Lake on August 23 at 7pm and learn why fall fishing can be so rewarding!!

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I'll try to make it, it sounds like a lot of info and intruction. HTB

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do you sell/bring FM Minesota gear or stickers to these seminars?

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Gander Mountain carries some of the sponsor gear, but we won't be bringing anything to sell...

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Matt you just boke 7000!!!!!! Holy smokes

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Joel, Corey and I will be there sometime around 6pm if anyone wants to stop in early and chat prior to the seminar and walk around the store for a bit...

See everyone tonite!

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August 23! Thats tonight!

Cool. You'll probably see me stop by. smile.gif

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I would like to thank Matt, Joel, and Corey for the great job they did at the Fall Fishing Seminar last night. It was very informational and entertaining as well.

Joel touched on the scientific aspects of the fall turnover in a lake and how fish species are affected by the lake turning over. And of course how to use this knowledge to help us become better fisherman.

Matt discussed fishing bass and panfish into this fall period with specific emphasis on some metro area lakes.

Corey went through a crash course in trolling cranks for fall walleyes. I know your "secret crank" for Mille Lacs eyes now Corey! wink.gif

As always, the use of plastics was a hot topic and Matt showed a variety of plastics he's currently using for bass and how he rigs and fishes them.

Good job guys!

For those who didn't make it, make sure to attend one of these seminars in the future. The seminars are very relaxed and interactive and we encourage questions and participation.

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Thanks Chris. It was nice to see you again and it's always fun getting a chance to sit down with you and Corey afterwards for a beverage and few stories wink.gif

I would also like to thank Joel and Corey for an outstanding job.

I learned a lot from Joel's presentation on the fall turnover and how different factors play a role in different lakes. Those types of things go unnoticed by most anglers but can really help in patterning fall fish.

Corey definitely gave a crash course on crankbaits! smile.gif He also threw in a little ice fishing every once in a while too wink.gif

The fall transition is an interesting time of the year. For some it can be frustrating and for others it is that long awaited time of success!

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" wink.gif" smirk.gif

Good times!

Corey Bechtold

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Thanks Matt and Corey, learned lots from you both as always. Thanks to all who attended!

Joel

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    • Stick in Mud

      Posted

      We've done OK out there this year. Nothing special, but better for us than last year. 

      Last time out, we found piles of fish in 60-70 feet. Caught a few, couldn't release them, and stopped fishing them.  Got a couple jig rapping shallower, got a few trolling, and got a few on spinners.  No one pattern got skunked, but nothing stood out, either.

    • Stick in Mud

      Posted

      Sorry for the late response....I suspect not many folks are building skid houses these days. :)

      Our houses have steel skids.  One had wood, but we changed them out. 

    • if you ever need another shooter let me know I would be down to shoot with you

    • FrazerBay

      Posted

      Like the food and like the menu. Like the fact there are places to eat on the lake and will continue to support them.

    • delcecchi

      Posted

      Thanks, cigar guy.   Might check into it next year.  Or maybe not.   They always used to have some expensive entrees but we just ignored them.   

      Even 12 for a burger is sort of high for the area, but the view is worth something.   Probably stay with the Crescent.   I don't see how there are enough tourists for the landing to make it. 

    • jigginjim

      Posted

      I have put my guide clients on lots of pike this summer. So far largest bass is 21"- 5lbs  Pike 36" Approx. 8-9lbs, Walleye is 23 inches 3lbs. The walleyes will get better as the water cools. Time to start jigging, everything you got. I'm even started using my crankbaits.

    • bassbouncer

      Posted

      I'm a local and yes we boycott the place. Friends have been told that they aren't wanted there that they only want the tourist business. Wife and I boat to Wolf Bay when we go out. We live 2 miles from the landing and wish it was still run by Jack.

    • RoosterMan

      Posted

      Well I made a decision to put the trolling rods away and go do some jigging.   It seemed to be a good one.  I concentrated on rocky transition areas.  I had three slot fish in an hour.  Went back in for some VC pizza and picked my kids up and went back out for a evening trolling run and that produced as well.  You have to love this lake.  

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    • CigarGuy

      Posted

      We have friends up and they wanted to take us out for dinner, via the boat.  With the wind, the only place was the landing, I tried vetoing It, but lost out.  Had $12.00 burger and fries.  Very good and the service was fast-only 8 others in the dinning area and a few at the bar.  I checked the prices on the wings-$16.00 for 1-1/2lbs.  Del, they had a pretty good burger menu.  I asked about the 20% off deal and the waiter blew me off and said he didn't know anything about it.  I asked who I should talk to, he said the manager or the owner.  We paid the bill and left without asking.  I liked it a few winters ago when they had ,25 wings and 2.00 beers.

    • knoppers

      Posted

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  • Posts

    • Stick in Mud
      We've done OK out there this year. Nothing special, but better for us than last year.  Last time out, we found piles of fish in 60-70 feet. Caught a few, couldn't release them, and stopped fishing them.  Got a couple jig rapping shallower, got a few trolling, and got a few on spinners.  No one pattern got skunked, but nothing stood out, either.
    • Stick in Mud
      Sorry for the late response....I suspect not many folks are building skid houses these days. Our houses have steel skids.  One had wood, but we changed them out. 
    • ZachD
      if you ever need another shooter let me know I would be down to shoot with you
    • FrazerBay
      Like the food and like the menu. Like the fact there are places to eat on the lake and will continue to support them.
    • delcecchi
      Thanks, cigar guy.   Might check into it next year.  Or maybe not.   They always used to have some expensive entrees but we just ignored them.    Even 12 for a burger is sort of high for the area, but the view is worth something.   Probably stay with the Crescent.   I don't see how there are enough tourists for the landing to make it.