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  
Paul Waldowski

tearin lips - Headed your way :)

Recommended Posts

Paul Waldowski

You going to be working tomorrow??? Looking for a couple of last minute items smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tearin' lips

Paul, sorry that I didn't get up on your reply right away. Yes I will be working the morning shift tomorrow. 6:00 am to 2:00 pm. Looking forward to meeting you! Have a safe trip up! grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Anylakeanytime

Hi tearin lips (Bill),

It is good to know that for many years we have been supporting an FMers business. We stop each year and purchase about 5 pounds of leeches and other misc. bait and tackle on our way out to the annual Rainy trip. How are leeches looking? I know we have been through a few times and you have been too low to sell us numerous pounds. We are coming up this Thurs (Aug. 17th). Do you think we could "reserve" some leeches... or perhaps with a heads up that we are coming, you could have some extras on hand?

Thanks,

Ben

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tearin' lips

Thanks Anylake, however I have only been enployed at RLOS for two years. Our leeches are looking good, however we are not selling them by the pounds anymore. We will have plenty on hand for you guys though. I will be working the 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm on thursday, hopefully our paths will cross! grin.gif

Take Care, and have a safe trip up! grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ChuckN

Paul, I was up there for a week recently. Shucks, I think you are already there...wish I was. grin.gif

Buy leeches by the pound! In 5 days we burned 2 pounds of leeches between the wife and I. Fishing was fantastic! Crawlers were good too, but leeches were much better.

Trolling cranks got one fish, but it was big at 26".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Northlander

Chuck Im headed up tomorrow morning. Leeches did it for you hey? I guess Ill have to get a pound or two now. We were up a few days ago and crawlers were the ticket but Im going to try leeches more and crank more too. We saw lots of fish suspended off reefs. Ill let ya know how we did.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ChuckN

Northlander, we trolled, and trolled....it was horrible trolling bite for us. Other fisherman that camped nearby trolled and with the same results. I got lucky with one fish. We trolled open basin, shallow, deep...only one walleye. Not even a pike...tried for pike too.

Fish the outer edges of rockpiles with a long snelled leech with a blade. Gold was best. Anywhere from 20-30 feet was ideal, and had one spot where 40' produced a lot of nice eaters, but I wouldn't recommend going that deep cause they would croak on the way up. Luckily they were keepable for a meal. grin.gif

Smallies were fun in the rocks also.

We fished MN side just west of the Brule Narrows....endless reefs to hit all over the lake.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Northlander

Same for us. Trolling reefrunners didnt do a thing. Lindy rigs and macs smile blades took all our fish. Baits changed all the time between minnows, leeches and crawlers. Lots of small fish, only a few in the slot.

We caught most of our fish in 30-55' of water.

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

    • sartellangler05
      Be looking at these two general areas. Thanks for heads up on south end.
    • NELS-BELLS
      My son and I fished from 8 - 4 yesterday out of Beacon Harbor.  It was super windy so we couldn't be as mobile.  We caught 6 eyes, all under 17", in about 8' of water and another 10 after we moved out to 11'. Also a few big Perch.  Only 2 fish on dead stick and the rest jigging.  Gold or pink seemed to work the best.  Fun day! Nels
    • Wanderer
      OK thanks.  I haven’t had an issue yet.  I just got low on powder and needed primers so I decided to try the Blackhorn 209 now.  I remembered reading this post. At the C store there were plenty of Triple 7 and Remington 209 primers in the ML supplies @ 9-10 bucks/100.  The shotgun primers were running running low though and I grabbed the last 100 pack.  They’re only 4 bucks/100.  I figured it would be a cheap experiment if nothing else.
    • icepike 1
      Not a hundred percent on the age but it's a Frabill Excursion and both are in brand new condition. Not to worried about the weight of it it won't be more than a handful of times of pulling it out before driving my truck out with it. The price difference between the two is what I was looking at.
    • FirstIce
      Does anyone have any input on the kdrill on a gas auger? I have seen a few people use this setup. Do you need a special adapter to use it?
    • Wanderer
      Are they both the same age?  Equal condition?  Do you hand drag or machine pull?  Weight will matter a lot. You really have to consider how you plan to use the house.  Happiness with the houses performance is the biggest key.   Otherwise it appears to be a trade from a $480 house to a $700 house based on new house prices if I looked at the right Frabil.
    • icepike 1
      It's not thermal. How's frabill's customer service in case you break a poll or something?
    • going4it
      The only problem I had with my frabill was its weight. It was a tank to pull and tough to put in the bed of the truck. 
    • Billy G
      Anyone else think the number of people ice fishing in the last 5 years has grown greatly in our area? To me it has and to me it seems alot harder now to find a spot of your own, or spots that have been pasted down on a lake that there arnt 5 to 50 people trying to fish! Gps doesn't help the cause either, I wonder what the future of ice fishing and the fish/ crappie population is going to look like in the next 5 to 10 years. Last year kinda shocked me to by the number of people out partying out on cedar and even the sound of subs going by in cars on the ice.. like really??! Could see the look of what is wrong with people from dads and familys out with their kids. Sorry about the rant
    • Bass Thumb
      I found exactly the same thing today. It was a steady 5" walking to the fishing spot. 3" of ice on the spot, if that. Cracks everywhere. Water pushing out of holes I had drilled. Not good.