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  
fishinpapa

Gas Prices

Recommended Posts

fishinpapa    0
fishinpapa

Wondering if anyone else is adjusting plans due to the cost of good ole fuel???? I was planning on running up to leech this weekend but am going to postpone it until next weekend with the long holiday break.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
EBass    0
EBass

Yup - I'll be fishing closer to the cites this summer. I have a couple of up north trips, but not every weekend like last year. But that's fine - I just moved to SW metro so I have all this new water to fish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HuntFishDude    0
HuntFishDude

Yeah, I just posted with questions about Tonka because I can't afford to head up to Mille Lacs like I want to... Gotta pay those pesky bills frown.gif When the weather gets warmer and the bass season opens, then the area down here will be more attractive to me...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
icehousebob    0
icehousebob

When I was driving to work at 2:30am the gas prices were $3.12 and when I was driving home at 3:15pm the prices were $3.39. What happened in the 12 hours that I worked that made gas worth 27 cents more per gallon?? If this keeps up I,m going to have to quit one of my jobs because I won't be able to afford gas to drive to both of them. tongue.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fisherman-andy    0
fisherman-andy

Good thing I drive around in a beater that gets like 40mpg and have a fold up portable canoe which I can take just about anywhere because it fits in the trunk.

I think the truck and boat will be sitting in the garage for a while...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JBMasterAngler    156
JBMasterAngler

Rush hour traffic made the gas 27 cents more valuable. Yeah, I'm adjusting my memorial weekend plans...I had originally planned to go to voyageurs national park...saved myself 100 miles by switching to cass lake instead. I have a feeling by then gas will be at least $3.50 a gallon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishinpapa    0
fishinpapa

ebass...check out o'dowds in shakopee for bass...BUT you need to be there by 5:00 am on weekends to get a spot. Only 8 parking spots and try to be off by 9:00 (WATERSKIIERS)!

I thought I was the only cheap-skate when it came to gas prices. I feel much better now!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
schr0563    0
schr0563

Pulled the boat to and from Alex last weekend. Figured it cost me 25 cents a mile. I can't imagine where it will be in a month from now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Carp-fisher    0
Carp-fisher

Suddenly my mini SUV (Toyota Rav4) with my float tube doesn't look so laughable any more. This is sort of different take, but I wonder if current high gas prices with the projection of future sky high prices affect property values up north? For instance, I've been poking around at properties, but have concluded that anything beyond say 150 miles of the cities would cost too much to drive to and from on the weekends. Any thoughts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MOBY RICHARD*    0
MOBY RICHARD*

It definately has, and will continue to moderate those prices, though they always have been somewhat affected by the time it takes to get there, and more so, the drive back, if one likes to go to their place on a regular basis.

Many of the lakeshore poperties skyrocketed during the boom, probably beyond their true value as seasonal homes, and are showing severe corrections in some cases.

Also the high oil/gas prices are affecting the economy altogether, and more people are unsure of their financial prosperity, and therefore less likely to consider a second home/property.

Just to throw this gas/oil info out there; Remember that 50% of our oil comes from the good ol USA, about another 14% from Canada, and about 12% from Mexico!

Therefore at least 75% comes from North America, The US and two of its closest neighbor/allies, yet they are not willing to sell for one penny less than Full World Market price!

Thank God for Texas Politicians-AKA-US Oilmen! blush.gifwink.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Slyster    0
Slyster

I am now HAPPY I have a small car (6 cyl manual) and a 15hp boat! smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HAppnhook    0
HAppnhook

C'mon Moby, I think you have to look a little deeper than that. Price is driven by demand. You used to own a 25 hp, now its a 100. You used to use a hand mower, now its a rider, rakes are a thing of the past because we have blowers, trimmers, pressure washers and on and on and on.

And dont forget about the taxes on fuel, those funds provide a huge boost in our ability to run our boats to distant places, and make sure there are fish in the lake that we are going to. WE are responsible.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishinpapa    0
fishinpapa

Amen happnhook...WE ARE TOO BLAME!!!!! How many of us would run up to Red for a weekend of fishing? Drive our trucks/suvs just to work? Let us not forget housing. As homes get bigger and bigger, it takes more energy for Heat, and Air!!! I guess I'll go back to my $4.00 coffee and $6.00 sub sandwich while watching my 4,000 channel satellite while downloading songs on my high speed internet. God are we spoiled!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MSRiverdog    5
MSRiverdog

Quote:

...WE ARE TOO BLAME!!!!! .. God are we spoiled!!!!!!!!!!!!1


QFT

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bgreen82    0
bgreen82

i just got my boat and im happy a lot of my fishing has been done on pool 2 so far as i think the s.e. metro area is the worst in the cities as far as close, good fishing lakes.

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

    • PRO-V
      Also check for water in the fuel filter. At higher rpms water droplets travel to carbs and causes poor combustion. Happened to me some years ago. Had to drain water out of tank.
    • CigarGuy
      Skunked, It was nice meeting you.  I've seen you,  your wife and little one a few times, but you never waved-thought you might be mad at me after we had a little debate on netting.  Sounds like were good!  Stop by if you see me on the dock.  That was my wife and sister in-law assembling the bench. That pinch area on the river is tight and some folks tend to fly right thru.  Also, people fishing on that dock in the pinch down area in the spring, don't like to reel in their bobber when you try to navigate through the boats in the spring.  I used the fish the St Louis River a lot and fellow fisherman were terrible flying by you.  I too follow the no-wake policy when going through tight areas.
    • delcecchi
      Yep, done for the year.  Not much for heat or insulation in the cabin.  It's a real, honest to goodness cabin.   So, as of Thursday, adios.  Until next year, etc.
    • CigarGuy
      Del, are you done up here for the year?  Missing the best part of the year!  If you see me on the dock or out on the lake..say hi!  I wouldn't just drop in and introduce myself either-not my style.  Don't have to worry too much about anybody climbing the mountain to do that
    • delcecchi
      About 69 this morning.... And this concludes my reporting until sometime in 2018, Lord willing. But I will still be watching....
    • delcecchi
      I will add that it is nothing like the old days when throwing a marker was practically life threatening..... But that is west end.   If it wasn't for the musky  guys there would only be like three of us...
    • delcecchi
      Told my wife I wanted to watch hooker....  she said " you aren't watching any hookers while I'm around"   rim shot.
    • Rick
      The public access on Grand Lake in Stearns County will be temporarily closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for hand removal of starry stonewort. This temporary closure is necessary for the safety of workers and divers.  A relatively light population of the invasive algae was recently confirmed around the Grand Lake public access, following a coordinated starry stonewort search involving 200 trained detectors in 20 counties. DNR invasive species specialists will hand-pull starry stonewort while preserving native aquatic plants. Starry stonewort has never been eradicated from any lake in the United States, but treatment can ease access and recreational use of a lake, while helping to reduce the risk of infestation to other water bodies. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • TomWehler
      Skunked.  Reruns on late nite so watch Hooker for laughs. Never saw it much in 1983. Shatter is Kirk as Hooker. To fun. He an his three self trained rookies are the answer to everything  the only squad with action an Hooker solves every case by end of show ending with a real dramatic line an stop action shot  acting is really bad but fun. City neeeds Hooker an he an crew kick it into high gear. Real 80's corn. Locklear n James Darren an Adrain Zmed prove trying to act is not hard but acting is. Total fun an totally predictable. Best lure I been use in is a simple black buck tail an a huge ol red n white spoon. Wallys like my raps dragged on a 2oz bottom bouncer an pike for some reason been eating my worms on a floaty. Smaller are a hoot an my Hounds love the action. Speaking of action. I have never seen a show with as much running in it as TJ Hooker. Ol Capt. Kirk is always on the go. "You call it in. I'll get'nm". "I want him bad. Ya hear. BAD".   :  ). I sure miss my pup Moe Rock. Bummer so this is a treat. Keep on rocken!  Fish on. T
    • RoosterMan
      Had right around 70 give or take a degree this weekend.  East end