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 .
Sign in to follow this  
Musky Buck

Star and Trib Wed.

Recommended Posts

Anyone read Ron Schara's column yesterday ? He saw a 40" ski in the gull lake chain ? I think he was wondering out loud how many are roaming the gull lake chain. I don't want to start the muskie stocking anger again but my 1 cent is how many lakes could support quality walleye angling without being "stocked" by our hard working DNR and all of "our" financial contributions. My first thoughts back in 1988 on muskie stocking were good, there are so few quality pike fisheries with almost nill chance at a 20 pounder in our state that at least we'll have something worth casting for. If I were still the die hard walleye guy today I'd be happy a 1/4 million people are after muskies and not putting even more pressure on walleyes and more in the livewell. I think the DNR has done a great job here in MN considering the number of employee's with the number of lakes with the amount of tourism in the year 2009, keep up the good work and thanks. MB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I read it and just wondered, " What is Schara's agenda here?"

I don't which side of the debate he is on, but I would imagine within that context that he was trying to display that having muskies in the lake is mostly a non-issue- something that just is, rather than something to be alarmed about.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agree, I think they can and have proven to coexist, 27 years of ski's in little elk lake at 271 acres and there is a good walleye population. Muskie's do actually die and no lake is just brimming full of them. The lake will take care of how many can exist per acre and the DNR is and has the recipe for success. Quality catch and release is up to all who boat them. Those who purposely maim them or yell at me and my 7 year old son fishing them, always makes me wonder what else they belly ache about, seems awfully selfish and as human beings it's ridiculous. Anyway, I wish Ron would've casted a bait in front of that fish doubting it was active but who knows.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agree, I think they can and have proven to coexist, 27 years of ski's in little elk lake at 271 acres and there is a good walleye population.

People always forget to use lakes like Leech and LOTW, they've always had both species and are trophy fisheries for both. How does the argument get any farther than a statement mentioning that?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted By: Musky Buck
Agree, I think they can and have proven to coexist, 27 years of ski's in little elk lake at 271 acres and there is a good walleye population.

People always forget to use lakes like Leech and LOTW, they've always had both species and are trophy fisheries for both. How does the argument get any farther than a statement mentioning that?

Here's what happens.

Joe Walleyefisherman goes out to 30 feet of water to fish walleyes. This happens to be a break that eventually leads up to a nice weed flat. The walleyes in this spot happen to be near the bottom, down 30-25 feet. Over this spot however there is a muskie holding steady waiting for dinner time, probably suspended at 12 feet. While the muskie normally would never encounter said muskie, Joe Walleyefisherman hooks into one of these walleyes and proceeds to pull a struggling fish up from the depths right past Mr. Muskie. Joe Walleyefisherman sees said muskie follow the walleye to the boat, and concludes that muskie is out there eating his walleyes. Had that walleye not been caught though, the muskie probably would have gone all week without every seeing a walleye because of their different positions in the water column...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

muskies are in there when i was a kid i caught 3 in one summer 30-34 inches long 14 years ago i hoped the dnr would of started stocking it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe Gull is on the list of lakes that they eventually would like to start stocking muskies in it, but they are getting a lot of opposition to stock it. I think that they need more muskie lakes in the Brainerd area to relieve the pressure of the existing ones. The area people need to be educated and believe the walleyes, bass and muskies can co-exist without damaging each others population. Maybe in the near future this will take place.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We attained all of the public information on the stocking proposal of Gull Lake under the freedom of information act, there was very little opposition to stocking, in looking at both piles for and against the pro-stocking pile was minimum 8 to 1 don't let anyone tell you there was overwhelming or allot opposition to stock Muskies in Gull, there was not, all of the organized pressure came from the Darkhouse Assn, Northerns Inc and Sportsmen for Responsible Muskie Management, in reality that group has acted as the umbrella organization for the 2 aforementioned groups, as far as individuals against there were very few and no other organizations; Gull stocking is not dead by any means.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MuskyBuck. Good luck, try me when you get back. Shouldn't be disabled, I'll try giving the actual email address. kedberg@frontiernet.net

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm glad I was wrong. I don't remember where I heard that information from but it was a while ago. I think it would be a good lake to stock.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This might sound weird but i can see resort owners be against it becaues of the unlikely attack of a swimmer. Just think little kid splashing around a muskie goes to check it out takes a nip at the kid, then all the resorts have to put up swim nets and what not and people are scared to go in the water. I can see them being against it. But its just a thought

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  



  • Posts

    • That's because this is the cooking thread and not Silly Town. Plenty of whining be-oches to argue with over there all day!
    • You guys must have a nicer wife than I've got. By the end of the day I'm worn out from arguing with her and come here for a break. Seems like the opposite on here sometimes. 
    • Yes, we buy the spray cans of olive oil,canola or whatever. I personally haven't tried fish but with breaded chicken I'm not a big fan. It works great when I make wings and non battered chicken. Just my personal experience.
    • That is a thing of beauty. I am speechless and if you know me........
    • Those are cool but I enjoy the amount of water that mixes with my whiskey when I put 2 or 3 cubes of ice in it.
    • That's why my wife is getting one for Winter Solstice too!
    • Milton’s put 1/8 on your house? Was that the new owner? Mines Miltona, 4 years old and came with either 1/4 or 5/16, not 100% sure but it wasn’t 1/8. 
    • I get what Del is saying to a certain extent. I would never buy a bottle of Pappy for $2000. There's no way that any whiskey can taste 40-50 times better than a $30-$50 bottle. I actually rarely buy anything over $35/bottle but that's just me being cheap. I do like to try the $50 stuff but have rarely found anything that I like better than Eagle Rare, Buffalo Trace or Maker's Mark. Actually one of my favorite Bourbon's is Jim Beam Black for only about $25 a bottle. That being said I couldn't care less what other people drink or what they pay for their whiskey, beer, wine or whatever. If you have a job and make your own money, buy and drink what you want. I don't know if that's true or not but I sometimes wonder the same thing about all the people who claim to like really hoppy beers.
    • Between the frig and stove its only about 2 steps    My kinda program !!!
    • like any addiction..........there are the 12 steps!!!!!!!!!!
  • Our Sponsors