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 .

Recommended Posts

6 people in my family will be taking a chartered salmon fishing trip out of Algoma. I've never been on one of these trips and am wondering if there is a general rule of thumb for tipping? What is a decent tip? We're doing a weekend trip where you fish the afternoon one day and the morning the next.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have a charter scheduled for this weekend. I was just wondering this same thing. If we do have a good time, I was thinking that I would tip the deck hands. If there is 2 then $20 a piece cash or if there is one then $40 cash. I figure that it is 10% of my trip and should be adaquate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If employers would pay their help decently, customers wouldn't be expected to tip. It should all be part of the price. When I'm quoted a price for something, that is what I expect to pay. I just bought 4 new tires. I didn't tip the person who balanced them and put them on my car. Should I have?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tackleman...tipping is entirely up to the individual...do you give a tip when you go out for a nice steak dinner?...I would guess not...because you were given a price for a steak and that's what you expect to pay...nothing more!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually, if the service is good, I do give a decent tip at a restaurant. I'm well aware that wait staff can't make a livng off their pathetic wages. However, I do know there are certain industries where the people expect a tip, and they make pretty darned good money.

BTW, I don't order steak in a restaurant. wink

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lindy,

Do you know if the IRS taxes the mates on a boat at 10% of their gross "sales" to account for income from tips, as they do with waitstaff? Do you know if mates on a boat are exempt from minimum wage laws like waitstaff are? With waitstaff, if they dont earn a 10% tip they have actually paid $$ to wait on you as they will be taxed on 10% of your bill as tip income, which is why your restaurant bills all include a table/waitperson for record keeping.

If not then its not a fair comparison to be making. I get a little peeved when people automatically compare tipping of anyone with tipping of waitstaff which have their pay set at the expectation that tips will be given for good service.

I personally think the IRS needs to do some more investigating at just how many other occupations tipping has become the norm with as I'd bet there is quite a bit of unreported tip income being taken in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:
If employers would pay their help decently, customers wouldn't be expected to tip. It should all be part of the price. When I'm quoted a price for something, that is what I expect to pay. I just bought 4 new tires. I didn't tip the person who balanced them and put them on my car. Should I have?

After last year and inflation, I don't think the captains are raking it in like they used to.

And if the deck hands work hard to make your trip enjoyable, they deserve a little something extra.

A tip is equivilent to peanuts for most of us. It means alot more to the deckhands.

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

    • I've never been to Boone's but I would think that Ahlman's Gun Shop down by Waterville might be similar and another possible resource.
    • Was able to get out these last couple weeks a couple times to enjoy the waterfowl before most of them left for good. Surprisingly was able to find a couple sea ducks on back to back weekends. The harlequin was a first for me in MN and the Long Tail was the second of my life.  Young long tail days before this lake froze over. Hen Harlequin below the St. Cloud darn couple weeks ago. American blackduck - may have some slight mallard mixed in with it as I noticed some green on its head from certain angles. widgeon picture I liked the colors with. This was taken early November.  
    • Hey, I just started mine and did about 5 circles around the yard just to smell some exhaust!
    • Wow. That's like a dictionary.
    • I downloaded and printed the manual. Worth it. It does so many things it would take years to fumble through to find shortcuts and fine tune without it. 
    • Well, the package arrived yesterday and I got it put together last night. Overall impression compared to the lowrance is that this is by far a better unit.   Starting with the bag. The zippers and fabric are more heave duty and look to be able to stand up to much more use without problems.   The plastic holder- probably a wash between the two units but the HB has done some nice things with cord management that give it the nod. Also feels a bit more durable.   Now to the graph- I live the display. It looks more sharp and more professionally designed than lowrance and to be honest I like the look better that the marcum lx units as well. Just personal preference. The adjustments are more intuitive and overall after being a lowrance guy for a long time I can't find a single thing that lowrance did better.
    • Dude, it's ok shes not on here.  Save that for Facebook! 
    • If you want to be happy for the rest of your life make a Finnish woman your wife. 
    • @huntnfish If you haven’t found another route to go for info, try calling Boone’s Fine Guns in Isle.  No guarantees they’ll know about that beauty but they could know a good resource for you to contact. I’ve never seen the selection they have anywhere else before.
  • Our Sponsors