Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
rippinlips10

Coon Lake near east bethel minnesota

Recommended Posts

Hey guys was out on coon today with no success. Tried everyting in the book to catch bass and nothin worked. All I see is shallow weeds and flat bottom drop offs. What should I do to catch the big ones. Now i know this cold front put them away but I only got one over 12". I flipped milfoil, tried the drop offs and the docks nothin. If any of you have any tips it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Northwest bay... full of weeds and lilypads... big ones in there if you can go in there... that area never failed me or my brother when it came to the bass... Good luck!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are a LOT of spots to hit on this lake. Our biggest this year has came outta a really shallow "bay". Casting right up to shore or up tight to the docks. We normally throw em spinners, but mix it up with diff style rapalas too. There are a few bays on this lake that you can catch a few hogs. I haven't really found just one great spot that always produces. The bay we live in normally holds a few nice bass.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rippinlips,

I was out there yesterday as well and stunk up the place pretty good going to traditional spots. I was out 3 hours and caught 3 fish.

Don't beat yourself up. It was a tough day. I thought about trying a few more things before I left but my hands starting going numb and I wasn't having fun anymore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah we were cruising around tring to do anything possible I think the reeds might hold some fish right now right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The water is pretty skinny in the reeds right now but I didn't hit them hard enough to say yay or nay.

Of the fish I caught, they were out in 2-3 feet in the clumpy weeds. Two on spinner bait while searching and 1 on a light carolina rig. That one was the best of the 3 but only about 2 1/2 pounds.

I saw one small bass (10-11 inches) in the way shallow water by the sunnies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is also something I want to try out on coon. I haven't tried a carolina or texas rig out there yet. Have any of you been getting a few pike mixed in there also? We have had a few break offs, a couple being pretty large.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tried some for pike but didn't see anything beside a tiny hammer handle.

Last year I was throwing a big topwater over the outside weedline and a huge pike came up from the side for it. I had a great look at it but it was out there about 30 yards and I couldn't stop it from plowing into the weeds and coming off.

Man, it left me shaking.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's why I love a big pike bite! Anyone been out lately(when it hasn't been raining)? Been working a lot and haven't had any time to get on the lake.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was out to coon yesterday with minimal success. The normally good shallow areas are getting super shallow right now. Does anyone fish this lake's deep water structure? Any particular technics working well?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone fish this lake's deep water structure? Any particular technics working well?

Yep. Great deep lake. Cranks, carolina rigs, drop shot, jigs. It never really seems to get going good until about mid July, but there are some very solid fish out there if you can get bit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been out there a few times the past 2 weeks. Not a lot of fish caught but everything has been NICE!!! Nothing less than 3lbs! There are some hawgs in there!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • When doing a Repo it's best to have some good pictures for them to try and copy. Part of the issue is they make a lot of their fish off molds they have made over the years of different size fish.  Not sure if they have to make a new mold if the cost will be more? That is why I have never had one done of this 36" inch Laker I caught and released a few years ago. It was really long but thin and all the molds the two company's I talked to had were big bellied Lakers from like Canada that didn't look anything like it. So I just didn't want to spend about $5-6 bills for a fish that didn't look much like the one I caught.  
    •   Thank you sir, I will check them out.   Phone pic of a disposable camera pic. Wish I would have got a little more detail. At sunset, lighting was bad.   Oct 21st bass. Big mouth and head, belly was not oversized, but it was a tall fish all the way back. No weight, but I am guessing it cracked 7 lbs.   I remember reading a couple years later after Mark Raveling broke the state record, and he said a 7 lb bass in MN is a once in a lifetime fish.   I now tend to agree with him.      
    • I just had to wiggle mine back and forth. The tolerances are pretty tight so it is not hard to bind it up. You should not have to use much force at all. I agree the design is so stupid and high maintenance. My next one will probably be with a torsion axle. Did you buy this from a dealer? 
    • I don't know anything about these but if you can put some heat to it , it might help
    • Not sure how the hell you guys “just slide it off!” It took me a good hour just to take off the metal retaining ring, this darn house is only 3 years old!! But after taking the ring off the axle doesn’t budge at all, tried jacking it up with a floor jack and it just flexes the stub it rests on. Pulling feels like trying to pull a 75 year old oak tree out of its roots; I soaked it with penetrating oil before calling it quits tonight; my last resort now is itll break and I’ll get some sort of wiggle room with the axle otherwise I put everything back together, pump it with grease and jack it up and down until it gets free?   Otherwise I’m going to have to bring it in and there’s another $200   i told the wife I’m ready to sell this PITA after only having 3 weeks with it; the axle design is the worst, why would they expose everything to the salt? Frustrated as you can tell...
    • SG is a 2013 with about 4K miles on it. 
    • Congratulations,those are some great birds
    • Thanks for the insight, I will purchase some tubes for the crab apple and plum. 
    • super glide too!!!  nice!!!  street glide special here in laguna orange...    what year glide???   getting mine home tomorrow, about a mile away in a friends heated garage for the winter!!!  and only a case of beer for that!!   ride safe!!