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  1. 2 points
    smallie_hawgin

    Measure them gills

    ​They are actually scheduled for September 8th in Harding area- Club of the Pines 7-9 PM and 9th - Long Prairie City Hall, 6-8 PM. Details are up on the Area Fisheries HSOforum. Comments can be emailed, phoned, mailed...
  2. 2 points
    RK

    You've got to be kidding!!

    It does seem like this kind of stuff has gotten worse over the years. Out muskie fishing on some lakes, I routinely see stuff that would have meant a fist fight at the boat ramp 20 years ago. I hate to say it, but sometimes tournament anglers are their own worst enemies in this regard. When one tournament angler behaves like a tool, all of them get painted with the same brush. A couple years ago I was on the lake my cabin is on, pitching a jig into a clump of rushes off by itself on a flat. The rush bed is maybe 20 yards across, with a band of really thick rushes on one face, and sparser rushes on the other three sides and in the middle. So I'm just starting to hit one end of the thick band, when a boat roars in on plane, drops their TM and darts in front of me to start pitching to the middle of the band, maybe 15 yards in front of me. Asked him what he was doing cutting me off, and his answer was "I'm fishing in a tournament" - as if that was some kind of excuse for cutting me off. I had a spectacular meltdown... The lakeshore owners yelling at you for fishing around a dock always amazes me. There's one dock on the lake my cabin is on that's stellar early in the season, and a 'conversation' with the owner has become kind of an annual event. I'll probably have it this weekend actually. I've had several tell me there was a law that says I can't fish within x number of feet of a dock ("you know, a lot of people think that there is...but there's not...") , threaten to call the sheriff ("Go ahead...I'll wait.") . Most of the time I try to be as respectful and friendly as I can while explaining that it's public water, including the water under their dock. Rock throwing or spraying with a hose would generate a call to the sheriff though - fishing around a dock isn't illegal, but angler harassment sure is...
  3. 2 points
    MossyMO64

    Lobster Party Around The Vortex!

    Seasoned with melted butter and Seafood Splash, grilled indirect around the Vortex till an internal meat temp of 145º. These were about 4 ouncers, we went in on a case of them with friends and neighbors getting them from a local Food Service truck. Worked out to just shy of $3.00 per tail, quite reasonable for lobster... sure were tasty!
  4. 2 points
    JBMasterAngler

    Timberwolves 2014-2015

    Rumor mill has the knicks willing to trade the 4th pick for Ricky Rubio. Do the right thing t-wolves!
  5. 1 point
    monstermoose78

    Measure them gills

    Measuring bluegills before you toss em in the live well, fish basket, or bucket. Will help you make it easy judge on what sized gills you are keeping. This time of year the big bulls are starting to make their beds and can be caught easily, because they are protecting their eggs. I know the size depends on the lake, but most lakes any gill over 8.5 inches is big one that receives a fair amount of pressure. Yesterday I seen a older fisherman fishing while fishing with my nephew and the older fisherman told us to only keep the big ones. He said he had 18 bluegills all over 9 inches. I tried to explain to this guy that those are important fish to leave in the lake, but he was not having that. This older fisherman was pulling the big bulls off their beds and putting them in his bucket. My nephew asked why we were not fishing like this guy. I explained to my nephew what those big bull bluegills were doing and he agreed that we should let them make babies. I let my nephew fish for gills just outside of the bedding area and showed him what female gill looked like vs a male gill. My nephew kept 10 gills from 7 to 8 inches and none came off beds. We were in 2-4 feet of water and we could see the beds fairly easy. The set up was simple a slip bobber with a split shot and red hook, because my nephew thought it was cool. We used earth worms chunks. The bobber stop to the hook was almost 2 feet. I was extremely happy that my nephew was willing to leave the bedded bull bluegills alone. He was all smiles and wants to learn more about fishing. That is a good thing, because I am willing to help him learn. He also was having a fish fry for his mom and girlfriend for dinner yesterday. Good Luck !!! Please protect the big bull bluegills, so we can always have a chance to catch that 10 incher or better.
  6. 1 point
    Just for giggles, I went and checked out Browns Creek on sunday. I didn't have any expectations, but it was a nicer stream than I was expecting. It's definitely more of a dunk a worm in fishy spots as opposed to casting tackle kinda' stream. But I was able to make the most of it. The creek was brown and dirty, as it rained pretty good saturday night...but is the stream normally fairly clear? Despite the rain, it looked to still be low. There were frogs jumping everywhere, so I used a small rebel frog. I got 2 swipes from a trout, but didn't catch any. Is there any natural reproduction? Or are all the trout stocked? I'd fish here again, but only if I were coming or going from the croix, willow, or kinni rivers. I also stopped at Old Mill Creek up in Marine on St. Croix. Made the hike up to the old minnow farm. I thought the trail went right to the creek, but little did I know I had to walk through alot of brush to get to the creek. I guess I was expecting a little more. I didn't know the creek was so tiny. And the DNR page says that brook trout are abundant with big ones possible, but I really didn't see much for spots for trout to live. Anyone ever fished here with any luck? Can't really see myself coming back here.
  7. 1 point
    jramsber

    Walleye snells

    How does everyone attach their snells to their main line? Some come with a pre tied loop that can be attached to a swivel clip but some don't have a loop. Do you guys tie your own loops or use something else? Can you tie a barrel swivel to the end of the snell then attach that to the main line with a snap swivel? Thanks!
  8. 1 point
    eyeguy 54

    Bee and Swallowtail

    The swallowtails love the catalpa trees.
  9. 1 point
    LMITOUT

    Share good music

  10. 1 point
    Scott K

    Timberwolves 2014-2015

    If it were Rubio straight up for #4, they would be dumb not to do it, but what I read is that they want Rubio and Bazz, or Dieng, for the number 4, and we need to take on some bad salary to make the numbers work. Like what was said, the team would need some experience on the floor, and some mentors for this young group to grow to stars, without veterans they would take a lot longer, if ever to reach their potential. Rubio straight up, get it done, but not if they need to include Shabazz, or Dieng.
  11. 1 point
    jbell1981

    Can't get on FM?

    Mine is doing the same thing as nofishfisherman.
  12. 1 point
    nofishfisherman

    Can't get on FM?

    When I click on the link you provided I get taken to the new FM home page. From there I click on the Forums tab in the top menu and it brings me right back to the new FM homepage. I've noticed this issue for the last day or two. If I am on the new HSO homepage the forum tab in the top menu takes me to the new HSO forums. Seems to be an issue with the new FM Forum link.
  13. 1 point
    smallie_hawgin

    Measure them gills

    Nicely done Moose! Just a simple bit of education can help in most cases. Here's a good example of male vs female bluegill to help others... Male upper Right, Female lower left There's also an explanation behind all the biology etc on the Little Falls Area Fisheries HSOforum Events.
  14. 1 point
    ozzie

    Timberwolves 2014-2015

    the 4th for Rubio...sign me up on the let's do it list!!! If that played out we would/could add a good guard in either Mudday (sp?) or Russell. Add them to either Towns or Okafor and WOW this team would be young and fun to watch!!!
  15. 1 point
    Hows everyone doing? I have been fishing as much as I can, but not doing a great job sharing info. Fish are defin getting into patterns, especially the vulnerable gills n craps. One must be careful not to pick on these fish if you want to help contribute to future success of your respective waters. Live bait and gulp have been doing good fior us so far this season. Water temps are climbing and before you know it we will be in our summer "dog days" good luck out there...
  16. 1 point
    derbier122x

    Oysters?

    I think I have some oysters on a stump in my back yard. Anyone care to help?
  17. 1 point
    Nick Kuhn

    Perch Lake

    I have never been there, but it sounds like that is available for trailer parking. Detailed Information for Homestead Parklands Boat Launch as of 3/21/2014 GENERAL INFORMATION Landing NameHomestead Parklands Boat LaunchLanding TypeRAMPWaterbody NamePerch LakeMunicipalityTOWN OF SAINT JOSEPHCountySt. CroixLatitude45.05123304Longitude-92.69928690No. of Launch Lanes1Launch SurfaceGravelLaunch Depthdeeper than 3 feetBoarding Dock PresentNoNo. of Vehicle and Trailer Stalls6-10No. of Vehicle Stalls16-20Type of RestroomsPortableFish Cleaning AreaNoLighting PresentNoPotable WaterNoMarine PumpoutNoRamp Slope %14Utilities Present CommentsThis is a steep, gravel launch off a town road. No gas powered motors are allowed. There is an adjacent parking lot.
  18. 1 point
    Canon Guy

    Bee and Swallowtail

    Nice captures!
  19. 1 point
    First Week in June Fishing Report by Dan Schmidt Up at the NW Angle, we had some more cold fronts, rain and wind this past week. With the weather constantly changing, fishing was more challenging. We were fishing quite a bit of current and reefs with shallow tops in about 18-22 feet of water. With another bug hatch, the fish are feeding mainly on insect larvae (all the fish I cleaned had bellies full of it) so I recommend trolling with leeches or worms off the points where it transitions to mud. For jigs we're still using 3/8 ounce, any fluorescent color or Lake of the Woods Gold will do the trick. Our water temperature is at about 63 degrees which is about one week ahead of where we were last year. All of our guests still got their limits and were able to land some NICE fish! The biggest fish we heard about was a 30.5 inch walleye. Very few perch and crappies were caught since they are in the pre and post season spawn. Bass are just going up on the beds. Guests caught LOTS of nice northerns and walleyes! On the Minnesota side, with the strong winds and rain don't overlook weed beds down in the angle in front of Fort St. Charles. This is a good back up area on days with poor weather conditions. Normand and Little Oak did well. On the Ontario side, we were still fishing points and reefs with shallow tops. Reefs in Monument Bay warm up first. We'll have some good blueberry picking this summer with all the rain we've been getting! We still have a few openings towards the end of June - this is my FAVORITE time of year to fish because reef fishing really starts. June 20th is also the opening of MUSKY fishing! We had one guest tell us that he had a nice eater walleye on the line when a musky got a hold of it and held on to it all the way up to the boat so they were able to get a look at it! Please call 218-223-8211 if you are able to join us for some fantastic fishing! Until next week, good fishing! Dan Schmidt
  20. 1 point
    ​Any fluorescent colors! Lake of the Woods Gold!
  21. 1 point
    mwal

    You've got to be kidding!!

    I just shake my head and watch them fish. Nothing surprises me. If you would of mentioned you were in a tournament it would of only caused bad blood. Most people are opposed to us saying we ruined their lake yada yada. I could tell you stories about tournament anglers of years past that would camp on a structure and patrol it and scream and yell at people trying to sunny fish with pontoons etc or bass fish etc. I have bass fished on vermillion and had a muskie tournament punk who was fishing 1/4 mile away race over to me and start screaming it was his spot didn't i know it was such and such tournament. I said I am bass fishing good luck to you and kept casting he promptly trimmed his motor up and sprayed me with water he was that close. Wish I would of got his boat registration numbers. I think you are better just biting your lip and dealing with it the way you did. Mwal
  22. 1 point
    Stick in Mud

    Weekend report

    ​I understand....had to come out of the woods early this afternoon to research chair rentals and pay the deposit on reserving a local park for the rehearsal dinner. (I can hear Pushbutton laughing in the background.... )
  23. 1 point
    When in reply box, just click on the blue area at the bottom and select the pictures you want to post, or drag them to there and drop them. Bruschetta picture was handy.... dragged and dropped from windows explorer.
  24. 1 point
    NoWiser

    Weekend report

    Sounds like a fun weekend to me. Mine was filled with yard work and family functions, though I found enough time for a limit of walleyes on Saturday morning. My shrooming opportunities will be limited this summer. I'm probably going to wait until the chanterelles are out before I spend too much time in the woods. The future Mrs NoWiser's "to do" list before the upcoming wedding keeps growing while her patience for my nonsense is shrinking (almost as fast as my checking account.) When the woods turns gold, though, I'll be back at it. I do need to find enough oysters to try JPZ's recipe, though.
  25. 1 point
    MJ1657

    Fancy Hot Dogs

    Tried this one. Wow they were filling.
  26. 1 point
    LMITOUT

    Share good music

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    LMITOUT

    Share good music

  28. 1 point
    JBMasterAngler

    Kinnickinnic River 2015

    Finally got down to glen park at the crack of dawn Fished the lower dam first, and unfortunately there was a major bug hatch going on. They might have been caddisflies, but I'm not 100% sure. Trout were surfacing everywhere! They were not the least bit interested in spinning tackle though. Great looking stretch of the river! Hopefully next time, no bugs! Had a little bit better luck below the upper dam. Caught 2 browns and a brookie. Got in more cardio than I expected this morning, but the scenery and fishing was worth it!
  29. 1 point
    ANYFISH2

    Measure them gills

    ​Our area manager and fisheries dept in Little Falls, are trying to implement regulation changes on some of our local waters. I am sure it is difficult to garner wide support given the stock the freezer mentality many have in our Todd and Morrison county area. However there did seem to be support for some kind of change.
  30. 1 point
    hoppe56307

    Measure them gills

    I am all for catching big gills. I came across this article and though why couldn't something like it be adopted in MN. Especially the reduced limits during the spring. Wisconsin Panfish Limits
  31. 1 point
    Just want to say thanks to those of you who have searched the site and come and read the stories of Lake Iwanttobethere. Readership is way down but as long as someone is still reading I will keep writing and don't be surprised if you see your name pop up in a story. If you are reading this you truly are a member of the Lodge!
  32. 1 point
    monstermoose78

    Share good music

  33. 1 point
    ​Gold, white or orange!
  34. 1 point
    Last Week of May Fishing Report by Dan Schmidt Up at the NW Angle, we had some cold fronts roll through this past week bringing rain and cooler temperatures. Despite that, the fishing has still been excellent! All of our groups have limited out and are catching very good sized fish! They've reported northerns in the 36" plus range and walleyes in the 25" range. Our high temps this past week were in the 50's and 60's with lows dropping into the 30's. The water temperature has risen to about 55 degrees. The cold temperatures pushed fish into deeper waters but 20-25 feet was still pretty consistent compared to last week. On our warmer, calmer days the morning and evening bite was good in shallower water. Crappies and small mouth bass are starting to move to shallower water for pre-spawn. Perch numbers are down due to their current spawn. Groups are also reporting catching LOTS of bass! In the coming weeks, bring your tube jigs and get on these bass! The first week of June is always a hay day with small mouth bass. On the Minnesota side, there were real good reports off of the points near Brush Island and the red buoy near Brush in about 15-20 feet. There isn't much happening on the Flag Island flats yet since there were no bug hatches this week with the colder weather. There is still good fishing on the NW point of Garden Island and Little Oak is also reporting good numbers. They've had good luck with bottom bouncers and a spinner in about 15 feet of water. On the Ontario side, the popular place to be was still the east and west side of Falcon Island. Our guests were advised not to overlook the points on the little islands adjacent to Falcon out by Monkey Rocks and they were very successful in this area. The deer are starting to make their way out of the woods and were spotted grazing along the shore lines. The BIG news this past week, was the BIG fish we are seeing. We've had countless fish over 25". I haven't seen that 30 incher yet...but he's coming! Until next week, good fishing!Dan SchmidtSunset Lodge Manager & Guide
  35. 1 point
    eyeguy 54

    Fancy Hot Dogs

    nope. she did get a porter house bone tonight tho.
  36. 1 point
    'Beneath Bob's' is a short film of a couple of minutes of underwater footage from our recent trip to Bob's Lake in the Land O lakes region. Our cameras caught views of pike and large schools of crappie and bluegills. Hope you enjoy!
  37. 1 point
    bobberineyes

    Raised garden

    Check out these trellises I got on sale at one of the big box stores. We're only 2 left at the location near me.
  38. 1 point
    ANYFISH2

    Measure them gills

    I couldn't agree more, great post. I would also like to add, in the event bigger gills are being caught, change to a jig head or at least up the size of your hook to help avoid deep hooking the gills. it makes a huge difference. Even if you are fishing with catch and release in mind, deep hooking fish will assuredly kill fish.
  39. 1 point
    Just got back from Pipestone over Memorial Weekend. We saw a grand total of two other boats our entire trip. Eater walleyes were tougher to come by than usual, but we got quite a few between 28 and 30 inches. The lake trout fishing was the highlight and we nailed them jigging with our normal walleye gear. I'm not sure how many we got, but fishing was fantastic. The smallest ran about 26" with many over 30". We got a smattering of smallies as well as the usual pike, which we mostly try to avoid. Fantastic trip with great weather! My younger sister came with and her only goal was to catch a lake trout. Turns out she was the trout queen. She kicked my butt. I swear every time I turned around she had another lake trout on the line. I can't wait to head back up in July!
  40. 1 point
    Deitz Dittrich

    Defective Rapalas

    Are you slapping the water to remove weeds? Rapala are known to not handle this stress very well, however I feel if they changed the lip design it would hurt the action. I love rapala lures but have learned to pick weeds off, not slap.
  41. 1 point
    LMITOUT

    Share good music

    test
  42. 1 point
    pushbutton

    Brine for smoked fish

    well, just bought a smoker and attempted crappies. tasted like salt with a hint of fish. was at the lake so used whatever available: table salt, metal bowl, no measuring cup, uneven cuts of fish. don't know if this made a difference or the simple fact i had no clue what i was doing. smoked a meatloaf the second night...figured i couldn't screw that up!