Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

Spearfishing - Where are you now?


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 596
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • MJ1657

    153

  • Neighbor_guy

    72

  • Gordie

    68

  • mrklean

    47

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Muskie entering hole     She came back a while later and was in and out for the last hour of my last sit of the season     Pike sampling a decoy  

I got a DL Smithing spear this weekend. 

Thanks MJ - you too.   I finally got a hole cut yesterday.  No luck while exploring a new lake but at least it got the blood flowing again.   Plus I got to swim the last two Grumpy

Posted Images

I spent Saturday with John Laska. Watching him create decoys sure gave me an appreciation for the carvers. I came out of it with a tremendous amount of info that I can hopefully put to use this winter when I try making one.

Also 4 new decoys to add to the box, this purple one is my favorite.

full-25506-50696-20141101_173809_resized

full-25506-50697-20141103_113014.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

I took the windows out of my Fatfish and am having some solid material windows made and I'm taking it to a canvas shop to have a bag made. I'm tired of trying to wrestle it back in the factory bag.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Archerysniper

Sitting over the spear hole today, ice is finally here. One of my friends took his personal best this morning a 40-1/2" 19.1# beast of a fish.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Jealous I was gonna take a drive and check a few lakes out in the metro and see how the ice is looking still a little ways away around me.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Me and Mollie went down to the ice show in Blaine and sat at the MDAA booth for awhile with Merk and his brother. Lots of positive feed back about spearing and lots of guys excited about Mille Lacs. I'm guessing it will be a zoo out there this year.

Headed out to the deer stand soon and see if we can stay warm.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Neighbor_guy

Spent the day in the deer stand for no reason at all yesterday. Last night repairing a burst air handler heating coil, refilling a 1000gallon boiler loop, cleaning up the resulting mess in the spaces below the leak, and coordinating the needed building automation programming to prevent it fr happening again. Today is a bit of a catch up day getting things cleaned up, laundry done, and getting things ready for the decoy show in Grand Rapids.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Archerysniper

Spent the day in the deer stand for no reason at all yesterday. Last night repairing a burst air handler heating coil, refilling a 1000gallon boiler loop, cleaning up the resulting mess in the spaces below the leak, and coordinating the needed building automation programming to prevent it fr happening again. Today is a bit of a catch up day getting things cleaned up, laundry done, and getting things ready for the decoy show in Grand Rapids.

When can I talk you into signing a service contract with my company grin

Yeah its no fun,the chiller loop blew under ground at the hospital a few weeks ago that was a huge mess trying to keep the glycol out of the pond.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Northwoods of WI hoping a couple deer wander by so we can get this done and get at spearing

Link to post
Share on other sites
Neighbor_guy

Spent the day with Dealer and Dorkfish. We knocked out huge amount of decoys!!! It was a crazy 12hr marathon of painting and carving.

General rule, if you have an idea for a decoy be ready to work it...

3A5F4D62-853C-47C7-B829-240C03F56D3F.jpg

so Dorkfish had a pile of decoys to get finished up. They needed fins glued, bondo, paint etc. I also had a bunch that were in need of finishing. But to top it all off Dorkfish had an idea to make a super sized grumpy fish. So between all the other decoys, we created and finished big one.

113F932B-5838-4FA2-A3A2-A7E09637E46C.jpg

at one point we had decoys in various stages of the game hanging from every hook and then some.

here is the biggn hanging glued up with sealer. The call was made to use a rear fin on this one, without being able to have a swim tank we went with what we knew would work.

D9D61019-10B4-4E6C-B5BC-5E6689DE9020.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
Neighbor_guy

Huge lead cavity in that beast!!! But it balances perfect...

9DF5AE39-49A3-4D7F-BF1A-C5B9849D0406.jpg

Bondo and primer...

28640182-0ACA-4D23-A064-36F4FBB98065.jpg

and once the base coats were completed the stack was off to dorkfish for details and airbrushing...

5B59005D-15F9-4F41-B5E7-AF086186C253.jpg

D4847B31-87FA-4E99-9902-EF863386E44B.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
Neighbor_guy

0B8BF8B4-0DC7-4C45-81E8-7158BC950BB9.jpg

there was a lot of details....

In the end it was 14 decoys!!!

617B3390-1039-4566-BA4F-38F9DFBABE4B.jpg

The monster Grumpy decoy in the back, a bunch of Dorkfish including a pair of "pink lady's" and a couple others, my decoy of the month decoys, trout and trade bait, a half a dozen grumpy decoys, and a baby dorkfish.

lets just say I thing we all have taken in enough paint fumes for everyone else!!! But a lot of fun was had by all. Now to get them in the drink and swimming.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Brought my Mille lacs trophy to the taxidermist we measured it again and it actually came to 41 inches should look great on the wall!

Link to post
Share on other sites

I know that spot well Ken and very nice pike.

I have been busy making more spears and setting up my shop I need to get out and stick a pike or TEN!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Happy Thanksgiving all.

I'm still chasing WI deer around. Going to smoke some pork chops for my Thanksgiving dinner later on.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

I seen 2 spear shacks out on baxter near princeton. I hope they are getting some.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Neighbor_guy

4354337B-6849-4812-8460-1EA6D8EE9871.jpg

All set up at the Grand Rapids Decoy show. Lots of vendors up here, should be a good time!!!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Rick changed the title to Spearfishing - Where are you now?

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Rick
      The approaching fishing season comes with a reminder from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to always follow state laws to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • jkrash
      Here's the current survey report from the DNR. 2020 Lake Vermilion Lake Survey Report.pdf 2020 Discussion Appendix A.pdf
    • CigarGuy
      Funny guy🙂. Got skunked again 🙂 tonight. Might need to try your idea. Lots of boats heading to Black Bay this evening. Saw the new barge service heading that way. Wonder how long before the local barge service will be down here?
    • SkunkedAgain
      I hear that to catch suspended crappies, it is best for the fisherman to be suspended as well. I suggest crawling out to the end of yours!
    • SkunkedAgain
      True - although the DNR tries to make us all feel better by saying that the number of fry that survive is higher due to their re-introduction back into Vermilion. In theory that means that we will not have as good of a 2020 walleye class, but as we know there are so many other factors that go into it.   As you said, it's an experiment - a very uncontrolled experiment
    • CigarGuy
      My dock is still up in the air🙂
    • leech~~
      Maybe you have to switch to your dock? 😄
    • CigarGuy
      Been fishing the neighbors dock in Partridge River the last 3 evenings and have only caught 2 crappies. Don't have the boat in the water yet.
    • JerkinLips
      Since most of the hatchery fry are sent to other lakes, the skipped year shouldn't have too much of an effect on the Vermilion population.  From the numbers I recall, the fry put back into Vermilion from the hatchery is slightly higher than their PREDICTED natural hatch would be (which all stay in Vermilion).  Will be interesting to see what the results of this "experiment" will be.  Maybe they will have to increase the percentage of hatchery fry going back into Vermilion to match the actual natural hatch (which may be better than they estimate).
    • BigVTim
      I'm headed up this weekend to dust off the camper. Is it worth bringing the boat for Crappies? Any one heard any reports? I'm assuming they are still deep but maybe with the early ice out they are already up in black bay. Cheers! I'll be nice just to smell the cold north air again.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.