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.

MINNESOTA DARKHOUSE AND ANGLING


Recommended Posts

DID ANYONE ELSE GO TO THE MINNESOTA DARKHOUSE AND AGNLING MEETING LAST NIGHT AT THE SPICER LEGION?I DON'T USUALLY GO TO THESE THINGS BUT SINCE I STARTED UP SPEARING ABOUT 3 YEARS AGO I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW MANY OUT THERE ACTUALLY DO SOME SPEARING.I DON'T GO OUT FOR THE TROPHEYS,BUT DO LIKE TO TAKE SOME 3-5 POUNDERS HOME EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE. OUT OF 500 LETTERS SENT OUT,AROUND 45 PEOPLE SHOWED UP.THE WHOLE THING LASTED ABOUT 3 HOURS AND WAS ACTUALLY VERY INTERESTING.THEY ALSO RAFFLED OFF ABOUT 25 DECOYS AND OTHER PRIZES.CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHATS UP AT THE NEXT MEETING.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

iizfishin' It sounds neat that a group would form a darkhouse & angling Meeting. I had a bass tounament guy tell me tried spearing for the first time with a friend . He was amazed, how hard it really was. He thought it was fun, but also time consuming, he like the super large hole for the angling.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It was a meeting to get a chapter going in the area.You can send your 10.00 membership fee to MDAA,PO Box 1875,Burnsville,Mn.55337,or call 952-895-1774

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've never speared either but I've heard its kind of like deer hunting/sitting in a stand and then all of sudden you have big time action. Might have to try it sometime. Just what I need, another hobby...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You have the main idea. But it's easier to call northerns in than deer. If you use rattle baits it brings fish in like crazy.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Went spearing with a friend once. I just watched as he speared. I really don't like the idea of it. You can't really spear, photo, and release (SPR) can you!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

In spearing you can watch and release the fish by deciding not to throw the spear. You never touch the fish and don't subject the poor critter to the 15% hooking mortality from "CPR." I constantly hear stories of groups of guys going out with tip-ups and catching northerns all day. I think that this type of fishing is far more damaging to pike populations than spearfishermen confined to one hole while selectively harvesting a few fish. All the spearers I talk to are faily selective about the fish they take. I know there are exceptions, but this is also true for anglers. I was out jogging with the dog on the lake early this morning. As I approaced an angler he quickly shuffled over to another hole and pulled up a sucker line. This guy was sitting over that spot all winter with a group of guys running a lot of tip ups all winter. I know they killed a ton of fish and he was still trying to catch some more! I did call tip on this. My biggest pet peave with some spearers is leaving the blocks out on the ice. I know I have had some freeze down so that they couldn't be moved, but in such cases I chop the dang thing up so some poor soul doen't damage their vehicle or hit it with a snowmobile.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.


  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • smurfy
      Heard that too. Also heard 38 was closed for a but north of rapids due to flooding.    I know the water really came up when I was up last week compared to when I was there in April. 
    • Kettle
      Someone said 4 inches in the past week, more expected this weekend. A few roads, including county roads that are asphalt ended up with sink holes. Lakes are the highest I've ever seen in the 30+ years coming to the area and now living here. Several people lost trees Tues night
    • smurfy
      Dang Kettle  that bites. Great to hear fishing was good though.   How much rain you get up that way?
    • Dash 1
      50 in 6 hours is great. Boat issues really put a damper on a great day though. Hope you get it fixed quickly.  
    • Kettle
      Well boat finally got "fixed" and I picked it up Saturday. Last week worked 96 hrs so Sunday wanted the day to fish alone. Boat ran great out to the spot, 4 miles or so. Fishing was great boated over 50 walleye in about 6 hrs. Caught them lindy rigging, jigging and bobber fishing watching them on the live scope. Kept 6 between 18-20 inches. After using the trolling motor for the entire time fishing, go to fire up the tiller and it bogs down and dies. Another 4 hours running the trolling motor back to the launch. Fortunate it's under warranty. Bummer of a day but fishing was great landed one about 7 lbs too  
    • Dash 1
      Terrible news for that area especially this being such a prime time for tourism. We can only hope for dryer days ahead so they can get back to normal.
    • SkunkedAgain
      For those not in the area, the Lake Vermilion area got anywhere from 5-10" of rain the other day (depending on your source). The lake is rising rapidly affecting docks, shorelines, and cabins. The Littlefork River that runs through Cook overran its banks and flooded the town. It's not expected to crest until at least Saturday, which means things will get worse. Places such as the Comet, the Muni, the library, and many other businesses are flooded. Many roads in the area have been destroyed by flooding as well. There's lots of damage. Below are two quick links.   https://www.northernnewsnow.com/2024/06/20/floodwaters-inundate-city-cook-evacuation-location-open/   https://www.mprnews.org/story/2024/06/20/cleanup-continues-flooding-in-northeast-minnesota-southern-minnesota-rivers-rising
    • delcecchi
      Apparently just the motorized portage.   If you paddle you are good to go.
    • CigarGuy
      The only way I could do it is running parallel to the shoreline on the "L", but with the wake from the boats and my rocky shoreline, the waves just bounce it around too much, even with bumpers tied off. My neighbors dock is recessed off the main channel, I'm going to sweet talk him into letting me dock it there.
    • partyonpine
      They closed the Trout Lake Portage down washed out.
×
×
  • 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.