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  
Matt C

Croix Opener

Recommended Posts

Matt C

Im headed out for my first time on the Croix for opener on the 28th. I am going with a few guys that have been out there before. Putting the boat in right north of Prescott but on the MN side is what I'm told.

Any tips ya'll can offer?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tunrevir

use the search feature on here and look at posts from years past. I fish the shallower areas and do well casting cranks and trolling cranks. If the bite is off for the cranks then I'll start working some of the deeper holes and current breaks with a jig and minnow. Some days they like fatheads, sometimes shiners or if you want to keep your hands warmer try jigging with plastics, tubes, ringworms and curly tail grubs and especially the shad type baits work well. I'm sure the guys you are with will point you in the right direction as well. Good luck!

Tunrevir~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fisherman For a Lifetime

If it's slow where you are fishing and if you can, try up by the Kinnickinnic area, don't be afraid of trying leeches either.

Opener can be real tricky you can either struggle or get on some fish. A lot of the mass fished, traditional spots I have watched over the years have people who "Just Sit There" not catching much. So, don't be afraid to try non-traditional opener spots!!

I took that next Monday off (as usual), so I can fish it 3 days in a row on Opener.

Good Luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Walli1

Last year the opener was rainy but plenty of action, around 8 I got a call from my brother to see how it was going and I informed him of the action was hot, he got in his truck and drive 2 hours to get down there and around 11 he was in the boat pulling eyes, we boated over 60 for the day and left the river with a really nice box of tails, only to have the same experience the very next day. We caught most of the fish live bait riggen on a short snell, 2 foot, black hook ,glow bead, shinner, others caught on the trusty jig head pink,yellow. Most fish were holding tight to the bottom and staying on top of them and vertical were the key. I'm so ready for another year on the croix, last year I used over three hundred gallons of gas getting to know the river better and I plan on spending even more time on the croix this year, I've got alot of people from my church and others I've met, that want to go fishing and learn more about catching walleyes on the river! It's going to be a great season on the water! cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matt C

Thanks for the great info! Hopefully I can make the Croix

opener a yearly ritual, along with MN's opener. 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

    • MinDak Hunter
      Pearl Lake has been lights out for crappies in that 10+ inch range this year, finally,  find 13-16 fow and then drill holes until you see suspended fish. When you find them I like a 1/10oz. Swedish pimple (silver/glow) with 2 waxies, keep it above the fish and they’ll come up for it.
    • Croix1959
      I heard reports Friday of 3-5 inches out of Bayport. 
    • matt320
      I'm on vacation until January 2nd if anyone wants to meet up and go fishing let me know I've got all my own gear 95% of the time I fish alone. Willing to drive anywhere or help with gas or what ever. Going to try a local lake in the morning for some eyes and panfish unless someone has any other suggestions. Mostly a CPR guy but it's also nice to occasionally bring some home for the family.  
    • gimruis
      Still pheasant hunting and still seeing lots of birds!  Went out an afternoon this past week and saw about 75 in 2.5 hours.  Went home with my 3 roosters.  Everything is froze good now so its easy walking and there's fresh snow.
    • leech~~
    • IceHawk
      Welcome to FM, Some lakes near you that are good and have some quality  are Ann,Knife and Fish to the East and the Briggs chain to the West.  Look for green vegetation or mud basin bug hatches for action. 
    • monstermoose78
      Sure helps to find them when you have some of the top panfish anglers around helping
    • IceHawk
      Good fish Rick way to find some quality fish in a highly pressured area. Takes skill to be able to accomplish that. Maybe run into you one of these days out there
    • IceHawk
      Nice fish guys looked like a good time was had . That lake has some quality for sure. Figured you guys would dial them in.
    • Jory
      Not new to ice fishing but I can't seem to find the fish anymore around my neck of the woods in foley mn. so if anyone could give great insight of lakes times and maybe hints of baits and area of the lake would be awesome.