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  
cloyd

Breakwall curse is over..the gods smiled

Recommended Posts

cloyd

well I have paid my dues an the curse is over

SW wind...light..sunshine..tourists as thick as june misquitos

got there after noon..had breakfast in grand marias an checked out the local habitat over a cup of cappichino to much my surprise was rather good looking

thank god am not married or id still be up there trying to remove my wifes foot from my keester

break wall at 2pm...used a crawler on one rig an casted with the other

btw found a nice st.croix rod 11'4" that i am so looking forward to using next steelhead run..love this rod

about a half hour into castng a orange/gold kroc a flash right next to the breakwall as this small trout smacked an fought to get off..which he did

my excitement exploded as this was my first hit in 2 years on the wall

soon after i caught a white fish or tulibee about 3#..was huge an gave a great fight..guy next to me caught one as well on a spoon

shortly there after i caught a coho about 14" long..great fight

caught a laker as well on a silver croc later in the afternoon about 2an half lbs

overall i got a whitefish...laker an 3 coho..an prob about 5-6 hits

glorious day of sunshine..fish..an my new rod

now if only i could find a year round job up there that would pay the bills...id be in heaven

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Pikester

I hear you on the job thing. If I could find something decent I would move tomorrow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Steve Foss

cloyd, when the breakwall gods smile, they REALLY smile, eh?

I think that "whitefish" was probably a lake herring. Their numbers have come back, and you occasionally find schools of them cruising around the wall in summer. They taste quite good, and some guys keep a third rod rigged with a little jig/fly for when they see a school come by. Herring have small mouths and, while they'll take spoons, they're more easily caught on the smaller lures.

Good job on your catch. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LilBear

this is my first post, I am the gentlemen you met out on the breakwall on Sunday. I sure enjoyed the day and thank you for enlightening me and being a great sportsman. I started to check this forum out and thought this is the best one yet! I will send a quick email and send you my info too smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Surface Tension

cloyd you've paided your dues to the wall, glad you got hooked up.

LilBear, welcome aboard!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Steve Foss

Welcome, LilBear. Good to see you here. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DEADhead

The gods must still be smiling this week....

I've been in town on a job and hit the wall for a couple of hours the past two nights after supper. Last night I caught a small 20" laker, and tonight I caught another 20" laker, and a cisco (it had an adipose fin). All the fish were caught on crocs, hammered copper/orange and chrome/blue.

I'll hit the wall again tomorrow night and hopefully complete my limit of lakers for the smoker smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DuluthGuy

Ahh, this deserves Butch's "Adda Boy" Award!

Congrat's~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sachem longrifle

Which breakwall? Are you talking about the duluth entry? i have caught some big pike from the duluth entry wall this time of year

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Steve Foss

sachem:

We're talking about the breakwall on Agate Bay in Two Harbors.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cloyd

Hey lilbear...glad ya found the forums..welcome

great bunch here...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Northlander

Welcome Lilbear. Nice to have you joining the ranks on the Duluth Forum. Lots of good guys and some great fisherman on here as well.

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

    • gimruis
      I would avoid them if I were you.  All season.  There's often at least some current flowing through there and with these warmer winters, its just a bad idea.
    • gimruis
      If your getting some pretty close shooting (and gauging by your photos you are in those setups), you might want to use an IC (improved cylinder) choke instead.  Spread that pattern out a little more and switch to some smaller shot size with more velocity, especially if you're mostly just shooting as small ducks like woodies. I almost exclusively use an IC until the calendar turns November, for ducks, pheasants, and grouse.  Later on when you get more shooting at bigger, smarter birds that are on the edge of range you could go back to a modified.
    • Sunset Lodge
      Hello from the NW Angle!   Water temps are hovering around 48 degrees and fall fishing is phenomenal! Walleyes are biting anywhere from 14 to 30ft with jigging being the most effective method. Crappies are continuing to bite around sunken trees and deep holes with a good amount of perch mixed in. Anglers have had success trolling for large pike and muskies with jigging also bringing some to the boat.    We are getting fish houses ready for the 2017-18 ice fishing season and are very excited for hard water!   We recommending checking availability for winter ASAP!   Sunset Lodge
    • fishingdad
      Thank you for the responses everyone. You are correct Del I do not have the Fiber option.  We do use the Hot spot from AT&T at times but to be honest the Data does not last all that long, Even though we are right by Moccasin point & the tower is at the end of Frazer our signal is not the best at times.  We could also do DSL but according to one neighbor we may be faster sending up carrier pigeons & waiting for a response.
    • gunner55
      It's been a 1/32 oz. unpainted jig head & a small split shot along with a crappie minnow for me most of the time. Still barely see the rod tip load or wiggle a little on the bite. Even tougher with the wind lately & 20' or more down.
    • h8go4s
      Any channel on any lake is dangerous. 
    • PSU
      We are done as of Saturday as well. Was fishing in 35 feet in Smarts Friday and had a monster, monster fish on. Thought I was snagged for a few minutes, but then felt the wiggling. Fought if for probably five - ten minutes (drag flying out) and then up came an eight inch walleye. Never saw the monster, but guessing it was massive fish, perhaps a muskie? Anyone else ever have this happen?
    • Chris-Stanton
      added many new features and options
    • MNoutdoors99
      Hey I am planning on ice fishing on Lake Minnetonka this winter with a friend and I am using a snowmobile to get to the lake from the trails. I would enter onto the lake in Orono off the Luce line trail and end up in Stubbs bay. I was reading on other forums saying avoid the channels but it seems to be the only way to get around the lake to other bays especially since I am on a snowmobile. I was wondering if they eventually are safe enough to hold up a snowmobile in mid-late January, and if going through them faster helps possibly? I would like to fish around the Smith's bay area and the only way I can do that is going through channels. I know Lake Minnetonka can be sketchy with ice thickness and I don't want to end up through the ice, thoughts? Thanks.   Jim
    • delcecchi
      The DSL service is great since they ran the fiber down 24 a few years ago.   I was presuming that the poster didn't have that option if they were considering satellite.     AccessMN is another possibility if they are still around.