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.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Chad Holst

some suggestions for tent camping/ catfishing

2 posts in this topic

I have a week, next month, planned with my 14yr old daughter in the BWCA (her first trip) and my 11 yr old son is feeling a bit left out on the "camping/fishing side of things", so we are planning to do a short 2 or 3 day camping trip.(just "the boys")

We have been doing a bit of catfishing on the shores of lake Pepin the last few weeks, and he really enjoyed those 1/2 day trips.

I'm not asking for any honey hole information (although i promise not to be mad if someone PM'ed a few wink spots). Really what i am looking for is a suggestion on a place that would work well for tenting out and also give us a chance to catch some cat's from shore. I wouldnt be apposed to bringing the canoe, but we wont be doing the "boat thing" on this trip. We live in Rochester and wouldnt want to go much past 2 hours away. 45 minutes north of the cities or closer?

My schedule is very flexible, so we can do this over a weekend or durring the week, so i would guess we can still get into most places. We dont need water/electric, but wont turn it down.

I was always a walleye guy, until the big boat had to go, and the boss desided that i had to show up to work atleast once in a while. Now that i have the time, but not the boat, im trying new things...hence the catfishing. Any tips for your suggested location would be nice.

Thanks in advance for the ideas, and feel free to barter your catfishing knowledge for a few eye tricks(locations) i may have.

...........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Minnesota River has good cat fishing. Maybe you could ask the guys in the Minnesota River forum for a good place to camp. I know there is a state park on the river between Jordan and Belle Plaine. I don't know if they have good access for fishing the river.

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  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Good question, why didn't they find any more?  Did those two infected deer parachute in?  Were they dropped by a helicopter?  I find it fascinating they could get as far as Lanesboro and they only find two out of thousands.  Like I said, they're bad at conspiracy.    Policing the borders?  How about a billboard, a radio ad, or a twitter campaign?  How about having the highway patrol pull over anyone with hooves or antlers sticking outta their truck box or laying on a flatbed coming across the border on the interstate?    My wealth and land ownership shouldn't disqualify me from questioning the DNR.  It used to be a staple of a free country to question your government.  Somehow now it's more important to kneel before the all knowing DNR and take whatever they want to shove in our mouths?  If this is real science and a real mitigation effort, let's have a discussion about it.  If the DNR wants to stop this spread, why are they not welcoming with open arms feedback like mine when it comes to import enforcement, and an effective PR campaign?  Cause guess what fella, lots of deer got hauled home from all kinds of places infected with CWD by uninformed folks that are going to cut up those critters and throw the brains and spinal cords out in the woods at home.    So yeah, this is either a giant hoax, or the DNR has no idea what the hell they're doing. 
    • I just checked on the fans that I bought, there 4.7 inchs sq and 1.25 thick. I thought they were 5 inch thick but I was wrong. They are 110v and I think I will put one inside on the bottom plate and see how it works. And I like where you have your fishingstar.
    • Slowly getting the outside buttoned up 
    • Yea I had that idea too 
    • I saw three or four huts in the little wet area in the lake vadnais area just off country road F.   But they would probably get upset if you set traps there...    right next to the new path that goes south along the east side of the lake. 
    • In the olden days, pigs were fed garbage.  Trichinosis was a problem.  Then laws were passed so any garbage fed to pigs had to be cooked first.  Problem went away.   According to CDC there hasn't been a case of trichinosis except from eating wild game like bear meat for many years.  
    • From a quick google search it looks like waveinn.com or the bay of e might be your best bets, if you don't want to buy from shimano.
    • Does anyone know of a place you can get spare Shimano Sedona spools?? I run braid in the summer and don't want to run it on the ice.
  • Our Sponsors