I'm fairly new to goose hunting (I'm a bow hunter) and I hunt with a few guys that are equally as new. We all live and hunt in the north east metro about an hour from Minneapolis. Being new to the sport, our goose calling needs some work. Does anyone know of someone that gives goose calling lessons? The lessons don't need to be in the northeast metro, we can travel.
I went hunting with river rat this morning. I got two drake woodies and Chris got one. Finn was being a pain in the butt and would not fetch Chris’s duck. Finn however fetched both of my ducks. Finn flushed a bunch of woodcocks on our walk out. Finn got muddy today
After several years of separation and division it looks like it's time to build our forum back up from the ashes. Those of you who have been here before, thanks for coming back. Those who are new, thanks for stopping bye.
I figured a good place to start is a decoy thread. Let's make this thread the "new decoy thread" for the 2016/2017 season. It doesn't need to be a decoy that you made. If it is, fantastic!!! Feel free to share anything you made here. We will be happy to share in your success. If you have any decoy questions feel free to ask.
If you purchased a decoy that you are excited about, let us share in your excitement. I really enjoy seeing other people's decoys and seeing what other people are buying and using helps me to get ideas on what to make in the future. Please share, like I said, this isn't an exclusive thread for decoy makers, this is a thread for all of us. Custom made, one of a kind, or store bought, let's see what you've got.
admittedly, not a spearing decoy, I have several in progress, but nothing ready for pictures yet. But a decoy thread needs a decoy picture to start. I will have some spearing decoys in a few days. Stay tuned.
10/11/16 Central MN
Decent first three weekends of the waterfowl season in central MN. Been water hunting only so far, on permanent water. Ducks are dispersed with all the temporary flood water around from all the rain. Crops are slowly coming out, will probably be behind schedule due to wet conditions. We have harvested mallards, wood ducks, BWT, GWT, shovelers, pintails, redheads, ringnecks, ruddy ducks,and Canada geese so far. Locals the first two weekends, but the cold front last week move a lot of local ducks out and a few new birds moved in out of ND and Canada. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
It’s been a good summer so far. Of course, fishing always good but the boat traffic is down 75-80%. Drive out, pick a reef and start jigging!. Hopefully everyone can enjoy all parts of rainy next summer. Picture is from my wife and I Monday afternoon (August 3).Caught a total of 20 walleyes, 10 perch. We kept 6 slot fish for supper.
Thanks for the update Muskies. Making preparations to head north in 3 weeks. We are so looking forward to cooler weather and the song of the loon. Love those pictures, keep them coming. Cheers and good fishing !!
Was up this past week and fishing was really slow. Trolled deep from Big Island to Foleys and back with one Northern the results. Really was not a whole lot suspended in the 50+ water. There is no way to fish middle Whitefish on the weekend. Every pontoon in the world now ties up around the sand dune island and the boat traffic is unreal. Looks like Minnatonka , not a good thing. Did get a few small walleyes on leeches early morning , nothing to brag about. Keep a eye out , lots of crazies out there. Think the Sheriff needs to hit the lake for a few days to settle the Windsor crowd down a little.
Anyone use the access at Trout Lake on the Whitefish Chain? If so have you had issues with turning around in the parking lot due to the inspector parking in the no parking zone that is marked off with yellow lines? I get into arguments every time I am at that access because the inspector feels they have the right to park in an area that is not to be parked in. It is becoming annoyingly fun for me to get on them and educate them on where to not park! This has to be one of the worst accesses in the state when it comes to traffic, space, and inspectors. Many times they have an inspector there that will give you a 15 minute lecture on invasives even though you have heard his speech before!!! Power trip and then some!!!! I respect most inspectors I come into contact with, but WOW are some just go a little overboard on their inspection. I have to laugh my ass off when the inspector runs us over about water in our livewell (talking about drops of water around the drain ring) saying we could get fined $800 if we leave the access like that, yet what do the inspectors say to the wake boat that pumped in 1000 gallons of water into it and most certainly cannot dispel all the water and an inspector cannot see!! Not sure what it is about this particular access but I have had the worst experiences there and do not have similar experiences elsewhere, so I just had to ask if other see this too.