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 .

Recommended Posts

JustinG

Went out to Burntside again today with Great Outdoors. Set up in 38 FOW. I didn't see anything on the vexilar all afternoon, but Jim managed one about 4 lbs. He had a few more on his graph, but couldn't get them to bite. Where I set up, the water was cloudy...which was weird.

Anyhoo, the main story was wind!! Snow was blowing out there and drifting vehicles in!! Was that snow ever deep coming off the Van Vac landing! There were a few people stuck out there...and we ended up pulling one of my neighbors out wink.gif

Jim, should we plan to get out there again next Sunday?? I am sure you will be itching to try out your new toys! I think Saturday I am going to get up somewhat early and go after some Rainbows and Splake...give 'em one last try before the season ends. I am sure Sunday will work for me. Let me know whats up!

Justin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Great Outdoors

Justin,

Yeah, let's try it again next Sunday. Talked to Mark Zup and a friend who were fishing La Croix today. Same thing as we saw, cloudy water in some places, clear others. They also saw the same thing on B Side last Wed. I'll call the DNR tomorrow and see if they can figure out the clarity stuff. confused.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Capt.Blaine

Where you guys fishing near a creek?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Lucky Tuta

Justin,

You are right it was windy. I didn't have much luck either, and didn't see much on the vexilar. I lost one on my outside line with minnow on it, the hole drifted shut and reel froze up etc. I left about 2pm, I had enough of the wind. I talked with some guys by dollar island on the way in and no luck there either, at least they were out of the wind fishing on the east side of the island.

Dave

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Great Outdoors

Not by a creek,we were about 150 feet from shore on the West end (Kaleva Bay) Justin and I were no more than 75 feet apart, his holes were almost the color of diluted vinegar, mine were clear.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JustinG

Sounds great Jim!!!! We will get out and smoke them on Sunday! I am going to have a Trout Extravaganza this coming weekend- I'm pumped!!!

My plan is to get out Saturday Am for some Rainbows and Splake if the weather is somewhat clear. I am going to take my father-in-law out fishing Saturday (he needs a lesson! grin.gif). If the weather is cloudy or snowy, we will get on the Crappies. cool.gif Sunday morning, I will head out to Burntside-probably right where we were yesterday. When you get done with the store in the early afternoon, we can meet out there and try some new spots if you like. Going to be a great weekend-can't wait!!!

I don't think it should be tough getting out there with old red chev- I think the snow should settle down this week. Let me know what's happening out there, bud!

Justin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JustinG

Sorry to hear that you didn't have much luck there-"Lucky Tuta"! I saw the guys out there by Dollar, but didn't go over there- I saw your truck at the landing. Well, we will just have to get 'em the next time. Make sure you stop by and say hello if you see us out there! Hopefully, the weather will cooperate this weekend!

Justin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Great Outdoors

I hate to say this Bro, but the Chev ain't gonna make it! frown.gif

I had to stop and back up 10-15 times to make it to where we were yesterday mad.gif and didn't think I was going to several times! confused.gif The top secret access is chained off, I plowed it from the lake back to the road, took almost two hours, but it's done. The auger and shelter are on the way, should be here by Wed. or Thursday grin.gif After that, Trout, look out every day until the closing smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Steve Foss

Two to four more inches of snow forecast for today and this evening. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Great Outdoors

Steve

With the "Top Secret Access" plowed, I chuckle at 2-4 more inches of sissy snow cool.gif. Going back today to dress it up a bit, but as of 6 pm yesterday, you could land a 747 on it grin.gifgrin.gif :grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JustinG

Hey Jim,

Good to hear you were finally able to bust through there! Will you be in the shop on Friday until noon? I am going to swing by for this weekend's bait supply on my lunch break. Dang work gets in the way of everything!

So, going through Van Vac out to where we were on Sunday is out of the question?

Justin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Great Outdoors

You can try it, but I'd have to say you're in trouble. I was out tonight dressing up the Top Secret LZ grin.gif and my tracks from yesterday (on our Sunday route)were almost gone with the new snow. mad.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JustinG

Yo Jim,

Are we still on for Sunday afternoon? I will head out there with you when you are finished up at the shop in the afternoon. Going to be really nice weather!

See ya Friday,

Justin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Great Outdoors

We is! grin.gif I'll shut the shop down about noon, and we'll make our move to the "Super Top Secret Access" I checked the Van Vac landing tonight when heading home, and they have three nice roads plowed in different directions. Must have had a bull dozer out there to break them open laugh.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JustinG

Sounds good there bud!

I will be stopping by around noonish tomorrow to get stocked up. Did you get your new toys yet?

Justin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Great Outdoors

OH YEAH grin.gif

I'll be putting the house together when you stop in, already stuck the auger on the power head. Almost got a hernia helping the Speedy guy haul the house, sled, seat, cover combo through the door in! smirk.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JustinG

Did you end up getting the 9" 2 hp Jiffy stealth and the Otter Cabin? Sounds like your all set! Now all we need to do is smoke a few monsters!

Justin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Great Outdoors

Didn't get the 9 inch, settled for the 2hp 8 inch. I got a little nervous about my 99 pounds falling through the 9 inch hole in case I wasn't watching where I walked grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gifgrin.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

    • 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.