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  
jeffyo45

Maple Bass

Recommended Posts

jeffyo45    0
jeffyo45

Looking for some guidance for early season Bass advice. Some friends and I are having a friendly competition this Saturday and I have never fished the lake this early in the season. Specifically I was wondering if anyone has a handle on where the fish tend to spawn? I would imagine a majority of the fish are spawned out at this point so those are likely the fish to target. I have a feeling the channel leading into Little Maple might be a good place to check. Can anyone help me out? Thanks a bunch!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mark Christianson    0
Mark Christianson

I have not fished it early either, but that bay(slough) off to the west side of the lake off the south launch may be a great area to check out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TNFL    1
TNFL

The far north little maple holds fish in all the lilly pad spots. especially early in the year. However these fronts may push them deeper but they may still be in the north bay at the first breakline.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bassman186    0
bassman186

Hey Jeffyo you wouldnt happen to be fishing in a competition hosted by a Jung would you?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jeffyo45    0
jeffyo45

Thanks for the replies BLB & TNFL.

Matt

Yes I am. I am in your dad's B.A.S.S. club. I rode with him to WI this past weekend. See you at the lake on Saturday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Central Bassman    0
Central Bassman

I was out there a few years ago early in the season and had really good luck. When i was there the fish were in the shallows. If they are there again try using soft jerk baits and senkos. They worked great of me. Good Luck smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
travelinlaker    0
travelinlaker

I fished it yesterday. It was the first time on that lake this year. And man is the Milfoil bad. The bass were still protecting beds on the back side of the milfoil. Pops and I took the little maple southwest point and right by the bullrush's and the bass were holding tight chashing all the sunny's around. Nothing of huge size though.

Last year I was fortunate enough to get a good day with a buddy and we caught a bunch of 3ish pound fish in that same area. But that 7' area is milfoiled out. I would have wormed it but my pops isn't that finessed oreinted. Anyone else have luck recently?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Central Bassman    0
Central Bassman

Thanks for the report Travelinlaker- I was thinking of going out there some it soon. If i get a chance to get out there i will let you know how i did. Is the water clarity good or poor??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Captain B.R.K    0
Captain B.R.K

Typically the main part of the lake is pretty clear and the north bay, through the channel is darker water.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
travelinlaker    0
travelinlaker

Went again. It wasn't bad. My pops hooked up a nice norther on the point. The deep side. Using a light spinner he was looking to catch a bass that he could see in the shallows. Once it got shunned by the bass he was kinda burning it back to the boat and BAM it hit and ran. We got a good look at it a couple times. But the Netminder and him were quite inexperienced and he lost his spinner in the debockle. He doesn't have alot of freshwater "respect" so he thinks he can just horse things in as if catching "bait" on the sea of cortez. Bait:1 Pops:0.

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

    • 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
    • gimruis
      Here are some of the toads we have been catching on the Rum River this summer.  The biggest has been 19 1/4 inches.
    • gimruis
      I agree with rudrave, a boat will open up a lot more opportunities to fish off shore.  You could get a brand new 16 foot fishing boat with a 25 hp motor and a basic sonar unit with trailer for about $10 grand and that sort of rig would get you on a lot of small to medium-sized lakes in addition to rivers around here.
    • Fish Head
      Enjoy your well-deserved retirement Ace. I'm glad we'll still be hearing from you.          
    • Rick
      The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed Hubbard County’s first case of Eurasian watermilfoil, an invasive aquatic plant, in Bad Axe Lake near Emmaville. DNR invasive species specialists confirmed Eurasian watermilfoil around the resort access to the lake. They reported it did not appear to be widespread into other areas of the lake. Eurasian watermilfoil can limit recreational activities on water bodies by forming mats on the water surface, and can alter aquatic ecosystems by displacing native plants. It is typically spread when plant fragments have not been properly cleaned from trailered boats, personal watercraft, docks, boat lifts, anchors or other water-related equipment. Treatment options include selective herbicides and mechanical removal, to minimize the plant’s impact while protecting native aquatic plant species. Treatment is unlikely to eradicate Eurasian watermilfoil from a lake. It may minimize impacts, but rarely prevents broader dispersion within a lake. This new confirmation is a reminder to boaters and anglers to follow Minnesota laws to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species: Clean aquatic plants and animals from watercraft. Drain all water by removing drain plugs and keep drain plugs out while transporting watercraft. Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash. Some invasive species are small and difficult to see at the access. To remove or kill them, take one or more of the following precautions before moving to another waterbody, especially after leaving infested waters: Spray with high-pressure water. Rinse with very hot water (120 degrees Fahrenheit for at least two minutes or 140 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 10 seconds). Dry for at least five days. Details about Eurasian watermilfoil and other aquatic invasive species are available at mndnr.gov/ais. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • vikingmeatwad
      Did you find any? Let me know where you are located and contact info. Also what size is preferred?