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 .

Recommended Posts

Tadpoletodd    5
Tadpoletodd

Where's a good place to buy leeches by the pound around the DL area???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dahitman44    0
Dahitman44

I know that the bait store -- D and H Bait I think -- on Highway 10 on the south side of the road between Glyndon and Dilworth may be worth the drive.They have great bait and decent prices.

That is where I go.

Hitman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BigWadeS    0
BigWadeS

I am going to be in the area this weekend, what are prices for a pound of leeches? Just trying to figure out if I shoudl buy there or bring them with.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tadpoletodd    5
Tadpoletodd

Unfortunately I don't make to Moorhead much and am looking for something more local to DL. I had a guy I've went to for many years by Lake Eunice that did it on the side and sold out of a little shack in his backyard - he gave it up though. frown.gif I would've paid double to keep him doing it. I'm not too fussy about $$$ - just looking for bulk quantities a little closer to home.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Code-Man    0
Code-Man

John at Quality Bait and Tackle in DL on Washington will sell them to ya...Call his phone and he'll give ya a quote before hand. Good guy. Will also sell minnows by 5 gallon bucket

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deacon    0
deacon

Hard to find anyone that will sell by the pound any longer. lb prices in FF range from $16 to $20, if you can find someone that traps and sells. This year I trapped my own, cost me $2 for a lb of chicken liver and in two nights with four traps I had over 2 lbs, sweet!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tadpoletodd    5
Tadpoletodd

You just pop holes in a coffee can and fill it w/ smelly stuff right? Will any pond do the trick? I imagine some are better than others. I have a 5-acre pond that borders my property. I'll start there.

Sometimes it takes someone else to turn the light bulb on. Thanks! wink.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deacon    0
deacon

Catch leeches.

Find a pond without fish. Dark bottom surround by cattails works best.

Typical handy man leech trap is as follows:

One empty coffee can with top. Punch holes with 7d nail. Tie rope onto can, I use about 20ft of rope. I use rope so I can do right from shore with knee boots Place about 1/4 lb of chicken liver in can. Best to set out in the evening and check trap at first light.

It is simply amazing how easy it is. I actually use a piece of tin about 2ft square folded as a W pinched tight at the top of the W with the liver place at the bottom of the W groves and cloths pins at the top to hold the W shut.

Do not place traps all in the same area as you may find out one area of the pond has a lot more leeches then another.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jim Uran    377
Jim Uran

Just make sure to set them late and check them early, if you wait to late your bait will go bad in this warm water and the leeches will swin out of the trap before you get there. I know places around where I live where I can buy a pound of Jumbo Leeches for $10 - $14. I've got a lot of friends that trap leeches for a living in the spring and summer. I went with one last week and we got 45 pounds of medium leeches. It's kind of fun, HA HA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slabslayer28    0
slabslayer28

it is worth it to trap your own leeches you can make good money i know a guy who makes about 7,000$ a week trapping leeches the only problem when trapping your own is finding someone to by all of them

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
WalleyeGod    0
WalleyeGod

Deacon, what size are the leeches that you catch? Any extras as I would take some off your hands if so.

WG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deacon    0
deacon

WG, try Torgerson on HWY 1 just N of FF. All I have left at this time are medium and only keep a pound or two on hand. Would be glad to help next year. Or if you want I can borrow my traps and show you the way.

Leeches will be spawning during the next couple of weeks and then they die so trapping shuts down.

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

    • Wanderer
      I've massaged the trigger finger this summer by shooting the sporting clays league at Rice Creek.  Good way to make sure I got out! Started a little rough as to be expected but got back the groove toward the end.  Finished the summer at a charity shoot with 39/40.  That felt good. 
    • mrpike1973
      Same here saw on another site I will be taking off work and letting them know my opinion.
    • Rick
      Through a federal grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ has awarded more than $450,000 in local grants to protect and enhance inland coastal resources. The annual grant program is managed by the Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program, which is a voluntary federal-state partnership distributing federal dollars to projects along the inland coast of Lake Superior. This year, grant funding is being awarded to nine projects in the coastal area: Researchers at the University of Minnesota will monitor and analyze measures designed to reduce erosion of bluffs adjacent to North Shore streams. Results will inform guidance on design criteria for future projects. $35,900. The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission will conduct an economic impact assessment of paved trails within the coastal area; determine the number of users of four popular trails (Duluth Lakewalk, Willard Munger State Trail, Gitchi-Gami State Trail, and St. Louis River Trail), and simultaneously conduct large-scale survey of trail-user habits and impacts on coastal economy. $11,500. Laurentian Resource Conservation and Development is planning to host a two-day conference for academia and coastal managers to bridge a gap between research results and practices of watershed assessment, protection and stream restoration. $23,000. Researchers at the University of Minnesota will increase scientific understanding of success rates of coastal forest seeds. Results will inform coastal managers for improved adaptive management and help determination whether coastal trees should be protected and treated as a unique seed collection zone. $98,875. Duluth Children’s Museum in collaboration with Positive Energy Outdoors will create a year round, innovative outdoor science, technology, engineering, and math active learning experience for children, particularly those in low-income households with limited access. $33,100. University of Minnesota Duluth – Natural Resources Research Institute and several partners will develop protocols for assessing the biomass of periphyton (algae attached to rocks) in Duluth area trout streams for use by professional aquatic and citizen scientists. $77,440. City of Duluth will improve public safety and access to the St. Louis River estuary through upgraded wayfinding signage and amenities on the Western Waterfront Trail.  $89,080. Lake County will develop engineering designs and construct trailhead for Lake County Mountain Bike Trail System, a planned 100-plus mile mountain bike trail system. connecting both beginner and advanced cyclists to nature and physical activity in the coastal area. $70,000. City of Carlton will replace an outdoor restroom facility at the Willard Munger trailhead in city of Carlton. The updated structure will meet current sewer requirements and meet compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act. $11,225. For 18 years, the DNR and NOAA have worked together to better Minnesota’s inland coast. Together, the agencies have granted $12.6 million in pass-through funding to more than 550 local projects and provided thousands of hours of technical assistance. Projects are selected for funding through an annual competitive grants process. For more information about Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program, visit www.mndnr.gov/mlscp. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • delcecchi
      Second the guide.  Fishing a lake in the north is totally different from fishing Mississippi or lake Zumbro or other lakes in the southern half of the state.  Otherwise you should look at the best place to launch your boat to be close to good fishing.  Rainy is a very big lake.. Ask in http://fishingminnesota.com/forums/forum/98-rainy-lake-fishing-reports-hunting-events/ the rainy lake forum. 
    • leech~~
      Unless they find a way to stop all the kinds of waterfowl from swimming, diving, eating and pooping from lake to lake. It's never going away.
    • RuddyDuck
      I saw this on the Wright County website today: http://www.wrightswcd.org/Water_Mana...e_species.html
      There's a link in Blue on the home page.


      Sounds like they are having a meeting about it on AUG 23. From talking to the DNR, I believe they didn't allow the initial dates for this to happen. Mostly because there was really no comment period on it. Sounds like they are gonna have it now. Guess if your against it, now's your chance to speak up. You can also send in written comments. Not sure exactly to who, at least I didn't see that part clearly. Maybe to Alicia O'Hare.


      Like others have said, I believe their ultimate goal is to have this implemented county wide at some point. When you look at the committee info, most groups are lake associations. Hopefully it still can be stopped. Here is the DNR person I called on this, she was helpful: Heidi Wolf - 651-259-5152

      Anyone else have new info on this?
    • guitpic
      Tx all
    • BobT
      I resisted converting to braided lines. I liked my TrileneXL. Then, one day about four years ago I decided to spool up with fireline and at first I didn't think I could really feel much difference. Skeptical me, I always held on to that spool loaded with my trusty Trilene. One day I decided to put that mono back on and immediately could feel the difference. It felt like I was fishing with a rubber band. I went back to braided and haven't looked back. 
    • monstermoose78
      Last night a flock of geese buzzed the house and Finn went nuts! I think he wants to get out hunting as much as I do.
    • Rick
        Anyone with a 2017 Minnesota fishing or hunting license can receive a free St. Paul Saints logo baseball cap and discounted tickets though a special Saints ticket offer online at mndnr.gov/saints.  The offer is good for the 7:05 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, game vs. the Wichita Wingnuts. Tickets are $17 and all ticket holders under this partnership will pick up their cap at the game. Instructions for purchasing tickets are at mndnr.gov/saints. Buy licenses at any Minnesota Department of Natural Resources license agent, online with a mobile or desktop device at mndnr.gov/buyalicense, or by phone at 888-665-4236. Mobile buyers receive a text or email that serves as proof of a valid fish or game license to state conservation officers.   Discuss below - to view set the hook here.