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  
Guest

Duck Hunters Drown on Devils Lake

Recommended Posts

Guest

Two duck hunters drowned last week here on Devils Lake. Their boat capsized on Pelican Lake.

Neither of the hunters had on PFD's as they (PFD's) where found in a bag on the shoreline along with their decoys.

One hunter has not been found yet. It is feared he will not be.

My condolences to their families.

OK...It was only a matter of time before someone be it a hunter or a fisherman lost thier lives on Devils Lake. Devils Lake can be an extremly dangerous body of water. Winds pick up and can change direction very fast. The day those men lost their lives, 25-35 MPH winds were predicted. You have no business on the lake when this is forecasted especially in an under-sized and under-powered duck boat..

I have stood at the dock here in Minnewaukan and told people that the winds are going to pick-up and they should not put in here today since winds from the North and East make it very dangerous to take your boat off the water. Since this is a shallow lake, waves are close together and have high peaks making it hard to negotiate the swells. I tell them that I am guide and will not be taking my party out today. Everyone just rolls their eyes at you and do not believe you. I no longer go to the ramp and wade out and help winch boats off the bottom of the ramp putting myself in harms way.

I drive a 19 foot Warrior boat with a 220 HP engine and do not go out when the winds are predicted to exceed 25 MPH. Why do people with a 14 foot aluminum boat with a 25 horse insist on going out in those same conditions?

Life is supposed to be fun. Stay in the cabin at the resort, take a drive in the country, go bird watching. Go fishing another day but today enjoy each others company on shore.

------------------
Kevin Neve's Devils Lake Guide Service
fishingminnesota.com/kevin-neve-guiding/
e-mail: kneve@stellarnet.com
Phone: 701-473-5411 or 701-351-4989
Minnewaukan ND

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You're both right. I've written news stories about just such unfortunate incidents. It's a pitiful thing, talking with the stricken families of the loved ones. I, too, have done things as foolish. I imagine most of us have at one time or another. How would my children, my wife and parents and siblings feel if they lost me? That's what I think about when I'm about to do something questionable. Sometimes, I do it anyway. That's a human for you. frown.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

I meet the fellows who drowned two years ago when they were here then. Good bunch of guys.

The game and fish are saying that we may never find him. He had waders on. The water is brown and dark and he is wearing camo therebye making it even harder to find him. Not to be morbid but the shrimp and assorted scavengers might clean his bones over the winter.

One thinks that it would be OK to die doing something they love be it hunting, fishing or whatever but really now.

I had a friend who died while fishing a few years ago. He was alone and keeled over into his live well and died of a heartattack/drowning. He was fishing alone. I do most of my outdoor stuff alone and think it would be a horrible way to go.

------------------
Kevin Neve's Devils Lake Guide Service
fishingminnesota.com/kevin-neve-guiding/
e-mail: kneve@stellarnet.com
Phone: 701-473-5411 or 701-351-4989
Minnewaukan ND

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • We really didn't shop around much.... Just bought one off of amazon with good reviews  
    • .... I knew that was coming the second I said "vacuum seal"
    • You could have just boiled them in the bag like Del does.....  
    • Anyone recommend a brand or model?
    • Ended up making some non-breaded steak cubes (aka "Chislic" here in SoDak) that turned out friggin awesome. I took a sirloin tip roast, trimmed it up, and cut it into 1" cubes. I then vacuum sealed them for 6 hrs in a little olive oil, worchester, garlic, and coarse black pepper. I sprinkled on a little lawry's before putting them in. I did two batches... one batch "medium well" for the wife and kids, and one batch medium rare for me. Medium well took 10 min, Medium rare was 6. Turned out awesome! Even the Medium well was still tender and juicy.
    • So what you're saying is if we ever hear him say "I'm going out to the garage to give my blade a love rub" we shouldn't be too worried?
    • I have had 2 of these for a year or so. They work great for fries, tator tots, onion rings, shrimp,chicken strips.and basically anything breaded when you buy it. And they don't need any oil. Only OK if you bread them yourself. For those I spray Pam on them. The only thing is breaded fish fillets are only so so. I still prefer deep frying them. Fish is the only thing I still deep fry. I indulge my self there. Just not as good as deep frying. Pretty much everything else I air fry.
    • You missed the part about "All my blades are hand rubbed with love" 
    • I drink schells fairly regularly. I  consider them in the "craft" category.   Snowstorm is always interesting.  I had sort of forgotten about it until just now.  I need to pick some up.
    • Coulda stopped the story there. Already too much work!
  • Our Sponsors