In years past, Jack and other owners of the Landing used to keep the boat launch plowed next door. The last owners of the Landing didn't do it. I've asked several times while frequenting the Landing this summer/fall, and it sounds like they do not plan to keep the lot open either. Are there any other public launches on the lake that are regularly or semi-regularly plowed for people to park sled trailers?
Its hard to think but its coming soon at 15 I dont have 300 laying around to buy a vex with so last year I got a garmin striker 4 and made a mount for it even with the summer ducer it worked great!! I would put it up aginst my buddies vexs and marcums here are the pics
It's truly amazing how social media has transformed our lives. Seems like not too long ago there was no such thing as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or TikTok. Where did you go for fishing information, research, brotherhood and fellowship? You spent a lot of time at bait shops, reading magazines and newspapers, or you dialed up into a fishing discussion bulletin board on the world wide web. I'm a geek who preferred the electronic version so I spent A LOT of time online reading everything I could on web forums and discussion boards. I came to find a primary home here with Fishing Minnesota in roughly 2000. I dove in and met a lot of great fishing and personal friends. I was provided the opportunity to get involved with the marketing side of fishing and learned quite a bit about the business of fishing.
I've been saddened to see how participation in forums such as this and others I follow, have crashed with the growing popularity of other platforms.
What brings me here though today is to stop by and say hi to all my old fishing friends. About 4 years ago I started a Catfish/Sturgeon guide service. It has been growing steadily each year and one of the reoccurring themes I seem to experience is how many of my guests refer to Fishing Minnesota Dot Com and how they came to recognize me and my activity there from years ago.
For several years this site reigned supreme when it came to current fishing news and information and a place where everyone was here to help and became a brotherhood for many. While there was always some political stuff tossed in, for the most part it was a place to forget about the world and focus on our favorite past time. Oh how times have changed.....
I hope everyone is doing well and pushing through all the background noise in todays world. What we are currently experiencing does not bode well for our mental health and I hope things change soon before we find ourselves in another 1863 Gettysburg.
I'll share a great experience I had the other night with a Mother/Daughter captured by Ben Garving (Award winning KARE11 photojournalist). He really did a great job in capturing what happens when you forget about outside things for a while and spend time with family and just sit back and enjoy our great outdoors. No matter your political views or your thoughts on our natural resources and how they are managed, this is something we can all come together and embrace.
KARE11 Sturgeon Story Click Here
Yup, I started it. Seeing people post about water temps in the low 40s, and knowing that there will be a lot of cold temps this week....we may see the small bays freeze. I have a vested interest as I'd like to make it up next weekend, but have strong doubts that our small bay will be ice-free. Let's hear those reports as the lake begins to change.
So the weather really tanked!! I was hoping to fish until November before winterizing the boat.
Anyone been out...either reservoirs or up Hwy 53? Any idea of when landings start pulling docks...probably on DNR site huh?
By jim curlee
I'm looking to buy a Ski Doo Skandic snowmachine.
Would prefer the 600 e-tec engine, but will consider any.
2010 or newer.
PM with particulars.
If it would help, I have a 2003 Ski Doo Tundra with the single cylinder engine, for trade, excellent condition.
Fishing Ottertail this past weekend we used my sons boat with a Humminbird Helix 9 Si/Di - Follow the Contour GPS. I also put my Vex SonarPhone one side mount which links to the Boating app. I recorded a track on the boating app with the Humminbird following a 16 ft. contour. As you can see on the Boating App track with Sonar video, ls off a fair distance from the Bird depth track. The boating app is a great tool for planning, searching fishing areas and fair on GPS contours. Both Humminbird and Boating use the Glonass GPS system so no differance between long/lat location.
LakeMaster Vs Navionics Boating HB.mp4
I went on an adventure along the Minnesota river south shoreline, picking up trash and encountering some critters. 😄
With illegal taking of ciscoes for bait, including netting them in Quetico nd smuggling them across the border.
Saw it in mpls trib just now.
Nice little unit that I just removed from a used boat recently bought. Everything seems to look and operate perfectly. Includes graph with mounting bracket, battery cable (fused) and transducer with mount. Buy new elsewhere for $169 or here used for $50. Can ship if you cover the cost.
Here is the mfg description:
The Lowrance Elite-4x Fishfinder, which includes an 83/200 broadband transducer, transmits sonar to track the presence and movement of targets beneath your boat. When you use this device, you’ll know when you’re in the right spot. This innovative fishing aid lets you enjoy your sport with a new level of confidence, even when you venture into new and unfamiliar waters. Its advanced electronics perform well in a wide variety of settings, including lakes, rivers, and marine coastlines.The 4.3-inch LED screen offers an impressive clarity in part because of the built-in noise rejection technology. This specially designed, high-resolution LED color display weighs 3.4 pounds and measures 3.8 by 6.6 by 2.2 inches, making it a compact finder that is perfect for those with kayaks or other small vessels.This design includes all of the features of the HDI Series but with the addition of special sonar technology. This model includes GPS and chart plotting capabilities. It also features a detailed U.S. map with high-definition mapping of more than 3,000 lakes, rivers, and coastal areas down to 1,000 feet. The addition of CHIRP sonar allows you to identify underwater targets more quickly. It also allows you to see targets at higher boat speeds, saving you time.This lightweight and compact finder includes advanced electronics commonly found in larger, more expensive models. The one-thumb operation of the page selector menu gives you fast and easy access to all the fish finder’s features. You’ll save time and get excellent results with Advanced Signal Processing, which reduces the need for manual adjustments. You’ll view the bottom detail, lake structures, and fish that you’re looking for more quickly and precisely. You can also avoid obstacles like submerged branches and rocks thanks to this device. TrackBack technology allows you to go back over the sonar history to check lake structure and fish targets for future reference. The TrackBack feature allows you to save a waypoint, eliminating the need to circle back and retrace your path. This model also supports DownScan imaging.The unit runs on 12-volt DC power. The CHIRP technology operates between 83 kHz and 200 kHz. The DownScan imaging system works with a 455/800 kHz transducer. The Lowrance Elite-4x Fishfinder can be set to a useful range of fishing modes. The Conventional sonar can be kept in General Use Mode or set to modes for fishing in shallow water, deep water, brackish water, fresh water, or clear water. There is also an ice fishing mode. These settings can help you see in water depths ranging from 60 feet to 1,000 feet.
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By gimruis · PostedLowering the bag limit or instituting a restrictive harvest size will only so far too. We both know that there isn't enough enforcement out there already. What its going to have to take is a complete culture shift from mostly harvest to mostly catch and release. It has caught on in the world of bass and muskie fishing for years now and their populations have responded with an abundance of thriving populations and trophy caliber fish.
By mulefarm · PostedTroy, any more reports?
By Dash 1 · PostedAs much as I would like to blame the catfish or other species of hurting the panfish population, the number one factor I believe is over harvest from fishing. There are people that fish 4 or more days a week and give fish away to others that don’t fish. Somehow they just can’t bring themselves to catch and release which I do not understand. I love fishing and I love the taste of fish but no way my I cleaning fish every time I go out. Hopefully we can continue to educate people on the benefits of catch and release instead of keeping so many. It sucks to go down to 10 or 5 for a limit, but if it helps us down the road I will live with it. The lake my in-laws have a cabin on has been 5 sunfish for many years now and it has helped. It just takes a while.
By gimruis · PostedI don't fish that series of lakes but I have also heard that the introduction of the catfish years ago has played a significant role in reducing the population of panfish, especially bluegills. I know bass anglers that fish out there regularly using artificial moving lures that still catch catfish. That tells me they are aggressive and hungry. I believe muskies were also introduced but muskies have not been proven to have a measurable impact on panfish populations, except for maybe perch. There's simply not enough of them and stomach content studies have shown they prefer a diet of suckers, ciscoes (when present), small pike, and perch. Would they eat a bluegill given the chance? Of course. But they do not seek them out as primary prey. Another likely factor is angler over harvest. Panfish populations get hammered almost year round now.
By smurfy · Postedlooks like there will be a change in sunfish limits effective march 1. article in todays st cloud times said there looking to reduce the sunfish limit on 9 area lakes. those lakes happen to make up the horseshoe chain system. looks like the new limit will go from 20 to 10. now this is just my opinion but i didnt hear any issues with the panfish population until a few years after they introduced the catfish to that system. either way i'm ok with the change!
By gimruis · PostedWhoa, bringing this one back from the dead. I use Rockys. The specific model are Cornstalkers. They have 500 grams of insulation. I use mine as all-purpose boots, walking for pheasants/grouse and sitting for deer/turkeys. The first set I had lasted for about 10 years before they started to fall apart. I'm on my second pair now, year 3 coming up. I had a pair of Redhead Comfort Airs from Bass Pro for 2 seasons and they started to leak and my feet always got wet. Highly suggest avoiding the Redhead brand of boots.