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

      1st Please Post Your Fishing Report - Then Join the NEW - Private Fishing Report Clubs   01/24/2018

      Private Fishing Report Clubs - Click Here - Post Your Fishing Report Before Joining
      1st, be sure you post a fishing report in the forums, then ask to join after you post a fishing report in your area forum. The Private Fishing Report Clubs are where folks can share private fishing information with club members who have proven they know what's going on. Fishing Report Clubs Link also in Menu above. Apply to become a member today, while it's still easy. 
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Dan Thiem

Two Important announcements!

Recommended Posts

Dan Thiem

Two important announcments!

I am pleased to announce that there will be two area ice fishing gatherings this year.

The first one is the 3rd annual Backwater Brawl. The date is February 3rd 2007. This gathering takes place at Pontoon Slough on the dike road between Wabasha MN and Nelson WI.

The Backwater Brawl originated a few years back and has gotten considerably better each year. It’s a great way to meet the people that post on FM and you will get to see a lot of FM sponsors products in use.

One of the nice things about this location is we are all fishing pretty close to each other. Makes for good conversation and snacks. (Hint, hint MetroJoe.)

Here it what last years event looked like.

picture246xm3.jpg

The second event is the Zumbro Zinger. March 10th 2007. This will be the second year FM has gotten together on Lake Zumbro for a FM gathering. Last year we met up at Fisherman’s Inn and convoyed down the lake to another spot where some decent crappies and bluegills were caught. Lots of fun!

Here's a couple shots from last year!

annabellecrappieopticstealth030706zumbroj1134crappie030706zumbrojf4.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hawkeye43

we be at the brawl again this year. It was a great time. cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tyler Holm

I'll be at both events this year. I can hardly wait. Without a doubt, these are "must attend" events for anyone looking for a good time on the ice. Lot's to learn and share at these events as well as meeting a few of the FM folks face-to-face.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CALVINIST

The backwater event sounds like fun. What do you catch, pannies?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
smg04

lots of crappies,sunnys,and perch,pike and eyes arn't uncommon on tip-ups either, i would guess theres cats in there too

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
smg04

only 12 days till the brawl!! smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tyler Holm

I'll be there sun up till sun down.

How about everybody else?

DanT, you bringing the grill?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dan Thiem

Yep!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dan Thiem

Just checked the forcast. Check this out. Feb 3 Partly Cloudy, 5°/-1°. That has me a bit concerned. confused.gif

What do you guys think? Should we try for a better day temp wise? I know it's a little early to really be accurate for Saturday but if it is as cold as it's forcasted things can go south in a hurry when it's that cold. Propane issues, pops freezing, iced up rod guides, etc....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Crickschop04

You wuss Dan!!! wink.gif You just want to be sitting in your warm perm!!! smile.gif Got room for another??? HAHA J/K I agree that it would be tough to convince people to get out in that kind of cold.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tyler Holm

I'll be fishing even if it is chilly out. I vote to keep it the same date.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tearin' lips

I am planning on coming down and the colder weather isn't going to bother me. I vote to keep the same date as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RandyR

For those of us unfamiliar with the area, just where is the Dike Road located?

If the event is still on I plan on coming, a few degrees either side of zero doesn't bother me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tyler Holm

The dike road is the road between Wabasha, MN and Nelson, WI. On the Wabasha side is the river channel. Once your north of the river, its considered the dike road. Hwy 25 is the road.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HateHumminbird

I'll be there for a few hours at least, looking forward to seeing you all down there!

Joel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tyler Holm

Just to clarify, the Backwater Brawl is a GO for this weekend. See you there. I should be there around 7:00-7:15am.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mike Walerak

I'll be there bright and early! Can't wait to meet some fellow FMers! cool.gif

mw

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FishAholic

Just to clarify.

The Backwater Brawl IS going to be on the Dike road, or downtown Whabby under the bridge?

-Mky

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dan Thiem

Yep, Dike Road!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FishAholic

Tuk!

-Mky

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rippinlip

Just curious,

If I make it down there and find this Dike road.

How far are you going to be fishin' from shore.

I don't have a wheeler and I am wondering how far the dragging of the portable is going to be?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dan Thiem

Some people will be fishing just off to the left of the boat ramp, and others will be spread out about 200 yards away. Not that bad of a walk. The snow gets pretty packed down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tyler Holm

Most of us don't have wheelers. The drag is not very far at all. I'll prob be setup about 125 yards from my Truck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rugbyguy

Don't forget to layer and dress extremely warm. Chances are the actual temp. will be teens below zero to start the day. This is frostbite in a hurry for any exposed skin. Bring your shack, heater, and hand warmers!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Rick
      If you post a fishing report in here, be sure to request to join the Private St Cloud Area Fishing Reports Club where the really good stuff is going to be shared. When we hit 10 members we will be making decisions on how we will limit access to ensure high quality fishing reports in the St Cloud Area Fishing Reports Club. Click Here and request to Join if you have posted a fishing report in the St Cloud Area Forum. Have Fun
    • Tom Sawyer
         Couple from prospecting some virgin ice, not a hole in site. Mission accomplished!         .....
    • Borch
      Just got off the ice and there were several cars driving around.  We ended up with 1-2 inches. We found a few willing cats today.   Enough to get a head start for the fish fry.  Keep posted as we did not find much for cats in the methhole area.
    • Walleye Inn
      sounds great. I hope everyone had fun great job Hoey red lake was slpw Saturday kept 2  
    • AlwaysFishing23
      I agree. With ice that only leaves foot or two max of water fish are either extremely stressed or it already winter killed. Sounds like a real nice spring gill lake though. Defiantly would try it again this winter and as other stated drill lots of holes. Good Luck!
    • eyeguy 54
      popped out for a couple hours this afternoon. first fish was this nice gill. last fish was a bit smaller. brought a nice northern home to fry up.  bite was a lot slower today than what it has been. my wiggle must have been off a bit. LOL 
    • JBMasterAngler
      Considering the lake is only 5 ft deep, the fish are probably stressed out. Once things start melting, and oxygen starts pouring back in, the fish should really turn on. It’s possible the lake may have winter killed though.
    • cat44
      We have Hoey, but it's easier to go off the Warroad access to get to where we normally go.
    • Rick
      Nice video. Thank you @papadarv NOTE:We will be updating the forums and all videos uploaded here will go straight to a player that folks can just click and watch instead of downloading and watching.
    • papadarv
      Out Saturday afternoon doing some sight fishing with my camera on one of Chisago County lakes. Water was a bit dirty and with 26 inches of ice camera clarity was a bit lacking. Did get some nice video of the afternoon. Battery augers failed after a couple of holes so went with the Eskimo gas. Lots of fish above the weeds in 10 FOW.  EazyCam site fishingHB.mp4
  • Share & Have Fun