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.

Fishing Minnesota Cool Cats Get Together 2019 ***cancelled***


Recommended Posts

  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

Good hearing from you again and hope you can make it up.  Seems like lake travel is starting to improve.  Hope mother nature cooperates. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 64
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Borch

    14

  • eyeguy 54

    12

  • smurfy

    10

  • mrpike1973

    7

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Sorry but the event is cancelled due to deep snow with no access the fishing spots.   Mark your calendars for March 2nd.  Usually from sunrise to whenever.   I will wait to post a location c

I was seeing that at home today and there were/are a TON of road closures south of the Cities.  Our snow hasn’t even had much opportunity to melt and set up.  So much powder and then these huge winds.

Sorry Royce, just had to!  They do sound good though.

Posted Images

  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
eyeguy 54

you thinking same area as last year? Maybe @Rick G @IceHawk and I can scout it out a couple days ahead of time. 

  • Yayyyy 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

Yeah I'm planning and scouting starting next week.  Any help is appreciated.

 

Also a reminder....

 

You will need a new fishing license as of 3/1/19.  The warden often comes by to say "hi"  and chat for a bit at our gathering.   I would hate to have someone forget.   Especially me. 😉

  • Thumbs Up 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
eyeguy 54

thx for the reminder! 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Official Fishing Report Team - MN
IceHawk

Was out there today scouting and as what I saw first hand today I would say no. Maybe with any luck someone will plow some trails but as right now she's pretty deep and hard. Gave my pickup a workout.  There r some  goat trails going out but once off that without 4x4 its a disaster. 

  • Wow, ❤ 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
mrpike1973

That's what I figured thanks for checking it out! hopefully we wont be to far out. Oh well I could use a good walk🙂

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

I might be able to make a run or two if needed with my truck.  Hopefully we don't get dumped on and get a few warm sunny days to get this stuff to settle a bit.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
eyeguy 54

more white on the way. hopefully not much! 

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

Ick.

 

Just got off the phone with my daughter and she was saying the one this weekend is now supposed to be worse than the one tomorrow.   Hope not...

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
eyeguy 54

sheesh, 7 day says 18 to 24. this is getting comical 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

sheesh, 7 day says 18 to 24. this is getting comical 

 

18 to  24 degrees??

  • Confused 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
eyeguy 54

inches if all the forcasts hit. but probably south of us. 

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, eyeguy 54 said:

inches if all the forcasts hit. but probably south of us. 

The way it's coming down right now.... don't look good for area lakes in foreseeable future😉 we get another 8inches and it will be snowmobile only  for a while

Link to post
Share on other sites
mrpike1973

This is really getting rough out there. I will drive through anything but today I can say i was pretty nervous on the roads

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

It's looking very iffy due to all the snow.   I will make a call by Monday of next week.  Like Rick said, its gonna be tough to get out for awhile around here.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
eyeguy 54

thx for the update. crazy February

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
mrpike1973

Thanks Borch for looking at the lakes it is very rough out there. I was on a local lake that was plowed as of Monday I got stuck backed out and a big no go out there

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, PRO-V said:

Maybe you should change it to a bowling get together 😉

that is what is happening in Long Prairie Saturday!!! ice bowling...

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
The Chemist

I hope that we will be able to have it! Sounds like we are going to be up for the weekend. Was up last weekend and got a couple. But will be needing extensions on augers soon.

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

We got an additional 8-10" yesterday.   Talking another 2-4 this weekend.  Gonna be tough going for sure.

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

Went on a mission to see if I could get to any of the kitties spots today.   Was really pumped when I saw a nice plowed road on Cedar Island.

30464.thumb.jpeg.3fc776496faeb6e6999214cbec9ae973.jpeg

Well that didn't last long as I buried my 1 ton diesel in 2+ feet of drifted snow.  Got stuck twice and off roading wasn't an option. Couldn't get within 1/2 of the kittie spots.  The Horseshoe winter access was drifted shut and not much of the trail left.  Gonna be tough going for a long time.  Sorry guys but we're gonna have to cancel the get together.  Just no way to guarantee that we will be able to access the lake in a spot to catch some catfish.   Then even if we get there it's going to be a deep snow/slush mess in cold temps.

  • Thumbs Up 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
mrpike1973

Thanks Borch,  Sorry you got stuck no good was out yesterday also almost did not make it out to nasty and when you drill a hole it's like striking oil. There is always next year better to be safe and unstuck.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Wanderer

Borch, yeah, that stinks.  The getting stuck while scouting part.  Cancelling is a smart idea.

 

My wife is seeing a lot of people stranded on Mille Lacs and LOW asking for help.  I hope they get out soon and safe.  The resorts aren’t able to bail everyone out.  Might have to leave the castles behind and just worry about themselves and trucks!  These are not the conditions one should take lightly!

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

This wind really moved a lot of snow around.  Even when roads were made they drifted in in short order. 

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, Wanderer said:

Borch, yeah, that stinks.  The getting stuck while scouting part.  Cancelling is a smart idea.

 

My wife is seeing a lot of people stranded on Mille Lacs and LOW asking for help.  I hope they get out soon and safe.  The resorts aren’t able to bail everyone out.  Might have to leave the castles behind and just worry about themselves and trucks!  These are not the conditions one should take lightly!

Not to be a Richard, but really, these conditions one shoulda stayed home. Sure hope everyone gets off them lakes safely.

  • Thumbs Up 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

This wind changed things in a hurry. It’s going to be nasty tomorrow morning going to work please be careful out there. 

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Borch unpinned this topic

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.




  • Similar Content

    • simonmichel
      By simonmichel
      Hi, I already use squarebill cranking and am looking for a good normal Crankbait. What is the best one?
    • PeachyHans
      By PeachyHans
      I've heard this river has plenty of catfish. I've tried my luck a couple times at the canoe launch but nothing (lots of carp here). Are there any spots that are tried and true? I use a carolina rig with whatever weight I have on hand, circle or octopus hook, usually crawlers but have also tried fresh cut sucker.
    • teeeeelr
      By teeeeelr
      do you guys have any reccomendations for rigs and baits to use for catfish at lake st. croix? ones that work well during the summer. 
      thanks! 
    • PeachyHans
      By PeachyHans
      Good morning everyone! I hope you all have had better luck than me recently. I'm beginning to think I need a wise mentor to guide me because the kitties continue to elude me... I have been to Peninsula point park in Anoka, Crow river near Rockford, Coon Rapid's dam (BP side), and a handful of metro lakes (Harriet, Bde Maka Ska, lake of the Isles, and Wirth).
      I have the following areas picked out for my next trips:
      Gray's Bay on lake Minnetonka Hidden falls Minnehaha where it meets the Mississippi I have been using crawlers or cut suckers on a carolina rig. Sometimes I'll switch it up and lighten the weight for a float.
       
      I suspect a possible gar sighting on one of my trips, but it cut the line (40lb test braid) with a fierce head shake. A clean cut right at the hook. I wish I could have gotten a better look at it 😩 It hasn't all been bad though! I caught some other species in the process and met some awesome people.
       

    • Daniel Hayes
      By Daniel Hayes
      looking to try cut bait for catfishing. Usual use nightcrawlers or stink bait, but am looking to filter the Rockbass and small cats. 
      I'm gunna buy a couple decoy suckers and use. But am wondering how to humanely kill and cut up? Or do I just cut umm alive while flopping like a serial killer?
    • Decanno1
      By Decanno1
      So tomorrow the 29th I’m headed over to the ford dam for some flatheads or channel cats. This is a free invitation to anyone who would like to join me for some relaxing time on the river!!! Feel free to message me for more details!! Planning on heading out at 10 and fishing until dark. 
    • F/M member
      By F/M member
      Catfishing the Red River? In the F/M area?
       
      What works best for catfishing in the F/M area?
      Whats the contour of the Red River like for someone to see where to fish?
      Are any of the dam spots good for catfishing?
       
      What has worked for you?
    • F/M member
      By F/M member
      Looking for spots near the F/M area on the Red to catch catfish. 
      What tributaries are known for catfish or other species?
      Where does a person go to look for catfish on the Red River?
      Do dams work well? 
       
    • F/M member
      By F/M member
      What is going on for catfishing and/or walleye fishing on the Red River this Spring in/or near F/M area?
      The date is 4/22/2020. 
      -
      -
      Any spots that seem to be working for catching fish?
      Any fishing setups work well right now for walleye/catfish on the Red?
      -
      -
      Personally, I am a new member and I am looking to go guiding with someone for either walleye or catfish at this time of year. 
      My email address is [email protected] Cell phone number is 3202981047. 
      I have fished the Red River in the past but not with much luck. I don't know where to go specifically for spots. Looking for friends/buddies to show me. 
    • PeachyHans
      By PeachyHans
      I mentioned in a previous post that I'm hoping to catch my first catfish this year. I've poked around the coon rapids dam but caught nothing, other than my first tick bite 😞
       
      There's actually a story behind my catfish mission. It all started when I was about 10 years old, fishing off a dock at a family cabin. I was bored, casting and reeling repeatedly. My older cousins teased me, saying I wouldn't catch anything with a plastic crawler. I didn't care since I was only there to experience the lake...but after a few more casts, something hit with the force of a freight train (to little 10 year-old me, anyway). My cousins saw me struggling with something and came over in time for the fish to leap out of the water, revealing the biggest fish my young eyes had ever seen. It was a cat, a BIG one, and it was about twenty feet out. One cousin grabbed a net while the other jumped around hollering. The adults emerged to investigate all the commotion. EVERYONE was on the dock waiting for me to land this beast! My mom had a camera, my cousin was ready with the net, my aunt was screaming like she was watching the vikings play. I fought for what felt like ages, and finally spotted the fish; bright eyes, whiskers, a long dark body that was solid muscle, and a mouth that could swallow my fist. It seemed to look at me and contemplate for a moment...then spat out the hook. It disappeared into the depths as dumbfounded silence fell over the dock.
       
      I have zero doubts that it was a channel catfish. Likely not a record breaker, but beefy nonetheless. The catfish continues to elude me, but I'm determined to break the cycle this year! 🎣
  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

×
×
  • 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.