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  
youngie22

Wed. report

Recommended Posts

youngie22    0
youngie22

Launched yesterday @ bluffs and went out for a beverage and a few trolls along the shore. Went fairly well; caught 2 nice 13" & 14" 'eyes on first pass up stream. Was on a hard drop tried to stay about 15' fow, caught a keeper sauger on the next pass down stream. Then that line quit for a while, then a while later caught a beautiful 19" sauger. That thing fought like it was 10" longer, what a great fight. Then didn't produce anything else after another few passes, So I moved south and to the other side of the river. I tied on a jig put a minnow on and started a drift on some crazy up and down terrain caught some sheep head and 2 15" sauger on a few of the same drifts. All in all a very fun evening, good first experience for open water on the criox this year... Will be back soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gman2002    0
gman2002

went north of stillwater and found a nice drop in front of a stream coming in, 7-14 ft. actually 2 streams coming in and had a nice 200 yard drift going with a jig and minnow. caught a ton of huge silvers and managed 9 eyes from 14 -18 inches. kept 3 16 's for the oil . couldn't find any crappies though. 62 degrees on the surface

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
OakdaleFMR    0
OakdaleFMR

I launched out of Beanies just before 6PM and we had our first 17 inch walleye by 6:02. I have never caught one so fast. Within 200 feet of our first trolling run. All I can say is think 3 inch shad rap in 6-12 FOW. Caught 14. Kept four to fry up. Plenty of Silver Bass to keep it fun too. Water temp was 60 degrees. Color did matter between the two of us. Brighter was better. Fishing was much better than last weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BigWadeS    0
BigWadeS

youngie---

cranks or spinners?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
youngie22    0
youngie22

cranks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Stratosman    0
Stratosman

Hey youngie I see you are a fellow Hastingsite....sounds like you had a bit of sucess the other day, I hope to hit the river after work on Friday, will post the results.

See ya on the water!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slipperybob    0
slipperybob

And from Taylors-Interstate Park

I caught a whole bunch of fishing lines in the water...Some of this fishing line were expensive stuff too. I recognize one of them to be Maxima around 8 lb, some Trilene XL 6#, other copolymer lines 6# I couldn't make out. People left a whole bunch of trash. I know, lazy, trashy, people,...they no care about environment.

Anyway I did manage to get one sauger 16" and for some reason I've never been able to get them this size ever before. Lucky rapala F7.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
youngie22    0
youngie22

Hey stratos- how are ya? yes, Hastings born and raised. I am going to try to get back out tommorrow as well, sense the weekend is booked and not as much fun out there any ways. Heard the weather might not cooperate, hope their wrong.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Stratosman    0
Stratosman

The weather stinks right now.. gonna check the radar and see what's up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tunrevir    86
tunrevir

Fished Copas last night and caught some nice eyes and sauger with a mix of whitebass and an odd smallie and snot rocket thrown in. Eight to 14' produced for me with the white bass taking most offerings cast to shore and reeled back. Shad raps, wally divers all produced with the firetiger being best. Planning on hitting it tomorrow morning if the lightning stays away. Good luck out there and be safe!

Tunrevir~ cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
use2bwalleyefanatic    0
use2bwalleyefanatic

Hit the lower Croix on Friday and had lots of fun. Did the crawler thing for a while and the only thing that produced was one 15" walleye. Hit 5 or 6 different spots without much to show on the crawlers except for one area. I must have hit a nest of rock bass, during a stretch of about 15 feet I'll bet I caught 10 of those blasted things. I wouldn't mind catching them but after they get hooked they fight for about 5 seconds and then just give up. Oh well. At that point I decided crawlers were not the ticket so I started pulling some cranks. Hooked into a nice 21" walleye just below the Kinni which found her way back into the water after a quick measurement. Got the lines back into the water and up to speed again when I notices the port rod doubled over. "Dang-it, snag" was the first thought at which time the rod started pulsing. "Big fish" was the next thought. Started reeling and sure enough it was a fish, a big one, a walleye of all walleyes, or so I thought. While battling this trophy class walleye there were many thoughts going through my head, how am I going to take a picture of it, who's going to do the graphite mount, how do I tell the wife I went fishing Friday afternoon? All those questions left my head when I saw the fish, about a 15 pound carp that I had snagged in the dorsal fin. Not sure how or why the hooks didn't rip out but they didn't. Like I always say, you never know what's on the end of the line when you fish the river.

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

    • Daniel Anderson
      Trolling or casting jigs and spinners(silver or gold are best for pike IMO) near the weeds, in bays, etc, cranks, and top water buzz baits around weedy areas are how I get most of my pike. Use a leader. Orange jig heads with a sparkly yellow twister tail and a jumbo leech gets me more pike than any other method. Your mileage may vary.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I had lunch there a couple of days ago. Great service and good food! I did not see any illegal type aliens there at that time!  Cliff
    • delcecchi
      Sorry, don't remember TJ Hooker.  Besides I make it a practice to avoid hookers....  (rim shot)
    • TomWehler
        This post is turning into an 80's  TJ HOOKER episode! To fun to turn off an so bad it needs to be made fun of. : )      
    • delcecchi
      This year?   It is new this year.... Apparently a lot of businesses are having trouble hiring seasonal employees.
    • OhioVike
      I have only been there a few times, but that doesn't make any sense based on my visits.  
    • Southern_IL_Boy
      I am headed to MN for my annual trip and wanted to target pike on leech. For the past 5-6 years I have been kayaking smaller lakes around the area but now I am back to having a decent boat for bigger waters. Used to fish the east side flats in Headquarters and Boy bay prior to my kayak days. Usual came earlier in the year as well. Bucktails on weedlines still my best bet or do you think crankbaits are the way to go just off weedlines? Better spots than others? Should be there a few days before / after Labor Day. 
    • Surface Tension
        I believe the  problem here is a hull with rocker.   At different trim and speed the hull does just that, rocks.   Normally you'd trim in, throttle up and once on plane, throttle back to cruise speed and adjust the trim out.    To be trimmed all in at WOT or even cruising speed would make must hulls plow water at the bow.   In the case with rocker you usually find the porpoise stops when you increase speed.   The fin might be enough to lift the transom up and stabilize it.   Let us know what you do and how it works.
    • Daniel Anderson
      Went and tried a new spot... 3 snacky cats. One of them took my rod straight into the river and I had to dive in after it. Good times.
    • mrpike1973
      I use the Daiwa ct r also have 2 of them best out there in my opinion.