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  
bgreen82

como?

Recommended Posts

bgreen82

hey, my fm 1 year anniversary is tomorrow, and im just as excited about open water this year as last. anyways, i was tinkering with the lake finder on the dnr site and it says there are some channel cats in como, but they have been doing a lot of stocking. the last survey was in '01 so i was wondering if someone could let me know how healthy the population is?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JBMasterAngler

I don't think the population of anything in that lake is healthy. If you wanna fish for cats in lakes I think you'd do better on island lake or peltier. They've stocked them in keller/phalen as well but I don't know how they're doing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Maximum12

bgreen, I fished Como for the last several years & have never hooked into a cat. I never targeted them, but I would be very surprised if there's a fishable population in the lake.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
joeyquicksand*

Last summer i was targeting cats using chicken liver, and didn't get a bite or anything. A couple local hoodlums said they "ain't never caught no cats", but whatever...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
nofishfisherman

Quote:

A couple local hoodlums said they "ain't never caught no cats", but whatever...


Thats a double negative, which means the negatives cancel each other out so the lake must be loaded with cats.

Actually the only thing i have ever seen come out of como are sunfish the size of potato chips.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Zaraspooks

Tried ice fishing the lake a couple years ago and caught 2. Both were pretty small. Not sure I'd waste my time targeting "cats" in Como.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scott M

Quote:

Quote:

A couple local hoodlums said they "ain't never caught no cats", but whatever...


Thats a double negative, which means the negatives cancel each other out so the lake must be loaded with cats.


Wouldn't that be a triple negative? (ain't, never, no) I guess ain't "ain't a word and I ain't gonna use it."

I've gotten plenty of bullheads in Como, no cats though. Maybe that was the justification for stocking, to eat up all those little bullheads and provide a unique fishery. It'll be interesting to read the next lake survey report. They've stocked it with plenty of fish (yearlings, adults, and fingerlings from 2000-2003), so hopefully it took.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fisherman-andy

The cats don't do well in any of the stocked metro lakes. Ive tried losta of times & with such little luck have given up. Your likely end up with a bullhead.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Katman

We got this guy last year at Phalen around the shallow creeks. They're in there...but its a hit or miss. I would not doubt it that there are a few nice ones in there. With this guy...I've seen only 2 channels from Phalen. Como can't be too different. grin.gif

IMG_0761smaller.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fisherman-andy

Quote:

We got this guy last year at Phalen around the shallow creeks. They're in there...but its a hit or miss. I would not doubt it that there are a few nice ones in there. With this guy...I've seen only 2 channels from Phalen. Como can't be too different.
grin.gif


Hmmm breaded deep fried Catfish fingers...

Phalen is a part of chain of lakes that include Round, Keller, Spoon, & Gervais. It is possible you can catch Catfish in either waters. But the catch success rate is low or almost non existent for most average anglers.

I would try those lakes instead of Como. Just my 2 cents.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Katman

hahaha...this guy was actually released. This was my old place right off clarence. It was about 50 yards or so from phalen. We ran home to get the camera so we took him for a ride in a water filled bucket. He was hiding in about 3 feet of water. Yeah..you don't see too many cats from there. But when you do...they're a good size! The only other I've seen was pretty big. A few of my friends claimed and have pictures of other nice cats from Keller, Phalen, and Gervias. I would not doubt Como. Unless the lake is hot and shallow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SupaMan

I read somewhere once a few years ago that Phalen never had natural channel and flathead catfish in them.. However, some of the local neighbors must have released them into the lake.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Katman

Hmm...could be true. Some ppl just love to plant their own fishes into these metro waters. I've never seen a flat from Phalen, but I've heard of white bass. I was posting last year on here and someone told me he viewed a few schools of white bass on his underwater cam from his boat. Nothing in catching quantity, but enough for a group or so. You don't really know what you'll get from the metro lakes!

I remember back in California, there was a story on the news about an arrowana in a metro lake. There was a big fishing frenzie for the monster too. I also remember catching some big Oscars from another metro pond in California. Crazy fun!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dilleyo

I remember seeing something on the news I think last year about some species of pirhanna in a metro lake. That'd be fun trying to take that off your line without pliers!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
doggfish

I saw a kid catch a 14" walleye on a spinnerbait from the pavilion dock last year right around opener.

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

    • JTeeth
      A return client for a couple years brought fish grips with him... After watching him mangle a couple fish I asked him not to bring them anymore. Big fish need more care when landing in my experience. I hand land most muskies. This helps with not bringing a green (not ready) fish into the boat to hurt itself and the boat. With musky fishing growing in popularity I'm noticing a lot more fish with net scars from green fish. For a young musky angler learn correct technique early. The scars after a 4 fish day are a badge of honor. One of the best gifts I've received for my musky gear is a good pair of wire cutters. I use them to cut hooks in an emergency or out of a poorly hooked fish. Or if you can find it...a jar of musky slime cologne, my wife loves it. Ha! Good luck
    • monstermoose78
      There was 7-10 inches last weekend 
    • ANYFISH2
      I have Hockey travels Saturday, good luck guys.
    • Horseshoe_Don
      Drove out the wheeler on the thickest ice.  Fishing for the first time. Had a solid 7" here.  But 50 yards away only 3".   Don
    • tview
      Thanks Moose . how much ice looking to bring wheeler?
    • Dirtyfisheyes
      Doesn’t get any better than the kdrill and the Milwaukee fuel 
    • OhioVike
      He will be fishing primarily from a boat in 2018!
    • crappie king 42
      I fished shakopee lake in onamia on monday it had ten inches of good ice. Lots of air bubbles but seemed solid. I would guess most lakes in the area have enough to at least walk on but u can never trust ice so be carfull bring spud bar and ice picks and a friend just in case
    • Wanderer
      Thanks for the shout out Moose.  I have plans to go out this weekend but to another lake.  I’ll ask if the other party wants to stick to those plans or head east instead.
    • Wanderer
      Yep, that’s what I’ve heard.  I’ve used loose powder quite a bit before.  My first ML was Hawken kit gun in 50 cal.  True black powder in an actual powder horn.  Patch and ball.   The only thing I didn’t like about ML season back then is I couldn’t wear the traditional clothes too!