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  
RK

Resorts with Boat Ramps on West Battle?

Recommended Posts

RK    4
RK

Hiya -

Anyone know of any resorts on WB with pay ramps? Have a friend coming up in a week or so, and with the public access ramps as shallow as they are he's worried about getting his boat in and out - it's a 21 footer with a bunk trailer. So sort of hoping one of the resorts on the lake has a deeper ramp he can pay to use for a couple days...

Thanks for any info...

Cheers,

Rob Kimm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jerkin'm    3
jerkin'm

None of the resorts on Battle have their own ramps...have to use the public access ramps. It will be interesting with a 21 footer and not much access use....I haven't had any problems with my bunk trailer at the shallower landings this fall though...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CabinBoy    0
CabinBoy

You might have to use the access on Co. Rd. 16 (east end). They pulled the dock today on the west end and had barracades across the ramp - not sure why. I tried getting in on the west end last week and there was so much sand on top of the concrete pillars due to the shallow water that I couldn't get the boat off the bunks. Another guy there as well with a bunk trailer and he couldn't get in deep enough either. They are getting boats in with roller trailers though. Unless they clean the ramp off a little (which I doubt), I would try the east end. If I get over that way this weekend, I'll check it out and let you know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ChuckN    0
ChuckN

The east public access off County Rd 5 is the best bet. The west/city access is horrid and needs to be closed.

I have not had a problem with my glass boat/bunk trailer on the east access all summer, but I haven't been there in a month...

I'll be over that way soon and can report back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RK    4
RK

Thanks for the info guys.... I may have to wander down there this weekend and check it out if I get my deer early enough...

Cheers,

Rob Kimm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ChuckN    0
ChuckN

The dock was pulled, but I don't see any issues launching a boat on the east side. The weather looks like it's going to warm up into the mid 40's or higher next week. Maybe the last chance at fishing before it freezes up. Water temps are cooold.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Pistol Pete    1
Pistol Pete

Rob, the only thing you need to look out for is that people have power driven their boats on to their trailers. They have done it more on the west end than the east. So when you start to back your boat out into the lake there is a sand/rock/gravel bar that you may back your prop right into. Very nasty on the west end, not as bad on the east but you still need to watch out. The prop wash gravel bar on the west end almost stuck out of the water late this summer. Props from peoples boats pushed up a gravel hump that almost covered up the tires under the dock. Lots of small softball sized rocks also.

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

    • monstermoose78
      Still out working Finn most days, because being laid off I have a little more time for it. Seeing it is warm I keep the sessions short. Finn is been dropping the dummies on my feet just as I want him to do. I can't wait for hunting season as I know Finn as excited as I am.
    • delcecchi
      See you next year, we are pulling out this week and it sounds like you were only up for the weekend.   Sorry I didn't quite have the nerve to climb the steps and introduce myself.   I guess I am not big on just showing up at the door. 
    • Surface Tension
      Lester River-McQuade area.   Last time out we found bait and Lake Trout 100-120'  taken off downriggers and stacked lines over 145-175' of water.  That can change day to day so keep an eye on the sonar.   Silver Flasher w/Fly, Water Mellon, Monkey Puke, Silver w/green/blue crushed ice spoons working well for us.  Last 2 times out were during midday and bright skies trolling around 2 MPH.   If you put in at Rice's Point bring rubber boots and watch your step as the beginning of the dock is under water.
         
    • Surface Tension
      So all 3 banks are blowing fuses with the charger outside the boat hooked to a battery with nothing else connected to it?   Try a different battery.  If your still blowing fuses I wouldn't use the charger.  
    • Surface Tension
      Buy The Boat. 
    • OhioVike
      Labor day will be a busy weekend.  If you are around after the weekend, Maybe we can grab a beer.  I was going to say the landing, but maybe something else....WBL?
    • guitpic
      Tx for the replies
    • papadarv
      Fuses are blowing for a reason most likely an undesirable reason. Much better solution to fix the problem than eliminating the fuse. Eventually the sort or item causing the fuse to blow will eventually make it to the wires. Just a thought, although not recommend, there is enough battery current where you can stick weld 11 gage steel with a 12 volt battery. Continued or prolonged welding (same as a short) could cause to battery to explode. Word of caution, led acid batteries are filled with sulfuric acid. 
    • papadarv
      I agree with del, used boats are more than adequate. I bought a 1990 Crestliner Sport for $5,100 in 2013. Did some floor and live well work, added co-pilot to the trolling motor, Vexilar SonarPhone connected to my iPad, and a tablet with the Navionics Boating App for GPS. Welded verses rivet hull was my desire. Tops out at 43 mph with 115hp merc 2 stroke. Handles the 4' Ottertail waves quite well. Picture of boat on Ottertail which I fish several times yearly along with other Ottertail County lakes and lakes closer to home I frequent often. At 73 its easy to launch / take-out. Look for a family owner, one that uses the boat once or twice a month the boat/motor will have limited hours of use on it. In my opinion the used boat is the only way to go. 
    • h8go4s
      Here's a quote from the MinnKota digital onboard charge manual. "INLINE FUSE The output cord has an inline fuse on the RED end. The fuse serves as protection from surges and short circuits caused by a damaged charger output cable. If a fuse blows, replace it with a 30 amp ATC 32V automotive fuse. Improper battery connections will normally not cause a fuse to blow since this is handled by the internal circuitry of the charger."