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  
Chaddjurg

Independence / Minnetonka

Recommended Posts

Chaddjurg    0
Chaddjurg

My father and I are planning a quick trip to the cities this weekend (9/9 - 9-11). I was wondering if anyone has had much luck on either Lake Independence or Lake Minnetonka. We have only fished these lakes once before a couple of years ago...any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Chad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deerhuntr8    0
deerhuntr8

Fishing for what? blush.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chaddjurg    0
Chaddjurg

We are looking to catch some bass (small/large mouth), northerns, and some walleyes. Although any fish on the end of the line would be great...that is just what we enjoy catching.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sicheneder    0
sicheneder

if you are fishing for bass a lot are starting to move shallow with the temps dropping.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BASSproJOE    0
BASSproJOE

although it is too late, Tonka is definately the best for everything.

no doubt you will catch at least 10 bass in one evening

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chaddjurg    0
Chaddjurg

Well, sorry I didn't post sooner. My father and I stayed at Bakers Park Reserve in Maple Plain. It's a great place to stay and we had an amazing weekend of fishing. We didn't have much luck at Minnetonka at all. Just a couple of bass and a small northern. At Independence we had both caught the biggest bass that either of us had ever caught before. My father also caught a 6+ lb northern and on Sunday morning we landed at 43" Muskie. We arent sure what it weighed...but it had to be more than 20 lbs because our scale only went to 20. It was the best fishing we have ever had in the cities area. I will try to post some pics when I get a chance.

Thanks for all of your help/advice. The fish were all caught within the top 2 feet of the surface.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
EBass    0
EBass

We should be asking you for advice. Nice catch!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Durango    0
Durango

Sounds Like the access at Indy is closed until next spring.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wmn luv me walleye fearme    0
wmn luv me walleye fearme

anyone know whether Indy will be accesible for ice fishing with the access being shut down? Plan on putting the permanent out again there this year

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
EBass    0
EBass

There is another access on the same side as Baker park, in that neighborhood next door. No parking, but I've used it in the winter before. How to get there? Um..North on 19 and go past Baker and take a left and its back there - sorry I know crappy directions.

What happened to Indy's access?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Durango    0
Durango

I drove by last night and it looked like it was still open. There are signs when you enter the park that say that it's closing in mid September. They are going to be doing some repairs or something on it. Not sure why they can't just close half of it and keep the other half open for use. A friend of mine talked to the park and they told him that it would be closed until next spring.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SFBOY    0
SFBOY

closed until spring? you mean that it will be harder for guys to drive their 20 foot ice house out on 4" of ice this year?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wmn luv me walleye fearme    0
wmn luv me walleye fearme

Actually ted I usually like to wait until theres at least 6 inches so I know its safe to drive on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chaddjurg    0
Chaddjurg
Ole the Guide    0
Ole the Guide

Question:

Did you release the Musky?

The DNR told me that they will close the access on Oct. 2nd and it will be closed till app. ice out!

They said that there were a lot of unhappy Walleye fishermen.

Ole cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chaddjurg    0
Chaddjurg

We sure did...neither one of us are big into eating fish..just like to catch and release them. It was a blast... I don't know about the ramp...I am from Rochester and usually get up there about once a year

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ole the Guide    0
Ole the Guide

Way to go!!

Ole smile.gif

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

    • 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.
    • curt quesnell
        Fall is very nearby and things are going the way they should.  Fishing is good, it is too windy and the water is cooling down quickly.....On this weeks report and important bit on our very own Aquatic Invasive Species......Enjoy it!  
    • Wanderer
      That's understandable given how you use the back reel technique.  I haven't used it the same way. Most of my trolling is done with baitcasters or levelwinds with counters.  The jigging part I hadn't considered before. "David, have you ever parred with a 7 iron?" "Well, Roy, it never occurred to me to even try." 
    • Rick
      An independent laboratory has confirmed zebra mussel larvae in Garfield Lake in Hubbard County. The lab provided photos of two zebra mussel larvae, called veligers, found in a water sample taken from the lake. Property owners on Garfield Lake hired the lab as part of their own monitoring. Invasive species specialists from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources found no zebra mussels in the lake during a six-hour dive survey. Garfield Lake will be added to the Infested Waters List for zebra mussels, with the provision that it may be removed from the list if future surveys continue to show no zebra mussels in the lake. Whether or not a lake is listed as infested, Minnesota law requires boaters and anglers to: Clean watercraft of aquatic plants and prohibited invasive species, Drain all water by removing drain plugs and keeping them out during transport, and Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash. Some invasive species are small and difficult to see at the access. To remove or kill them, take one or more of the following precautions before moving to another waterbody, especially after leaving infested waters: Spray with high-pressure water. Rinse with very hot water (120 degrees Fahrenheit for at least two minutes or 140 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 10 seconds). Dry for at least five days. As boat owners begin taking boats and equipment out of the water for the season, the DNR reminds them to carefully check for aquatic invasive species and contact the DNR with any suspected new infestations. Look on the posts, wheels and underwater support bars of docks and lifts, as well as any parts of boats, pontoons and rafts that may have been submerged in water for an extended period. Minnesota law requires that docks and lifts be allowed to dry for at least 21 days before being placed in another body of water, whether aquatic invasive species are present or not. People should contact an area DNR aquatic invasive species specialist if they think they have found zebra mussels or any other invasive species that has not already been confirmed in a lake. More information is available at www.mndnr.gov/AIS. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.