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      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 .
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I got my first flathead of the season last night, 44 inches and 50# or better, cause the digital scale only goes up to 50# and it maxed out!  Of course, the first one of the season I had my pointer finger in the way of the line and now I have a nice, sore slice in it!  Nice way to start out, but it's gonna be hard to top?  Here's the kicker to this story.....this is the 3rd time we have caught this same catfish in 2 years.  I got it first in 2014....a month and a half later, my wife got it and at that time it weighed 46 pounds.  i got it again last night!  No question that it is the same fish, it has a distinctive scar around it's middle.  How ya like them apples?  My friend just gave the monster a name today...."The General"!   When I figure out how to better navigate this new (To me) HSO, I'll post a picture of the beast!  :-)

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To post pics, there's a thing that says "drag files" -- meaning from windows explorer -- or you can click where it says "choose files" or "insert other media" and then browse over to your picture to get it uploaded.  Or insert a URL if you have it on a picassa or photobucket or other site.

I love hearing pics of fish caught multiple times.  My two largest catfish (43 and 47 lbs) were both caught by anglers I know in the weeks prior and after the fact.  Add in the dozens or hundreds of anglers that frequent those spots on other days over the years, and you can bet some of these big beasts are caught maybe up to 50 or 100 times in their lifetime.  Congrats to you, and keep spreading the catch-and-release word.  I think many people overestimate how many of these big beasts there are, and think "what harm can it be if I keep this 50 pounder to eat".  They just don't grow on trees, and they take 30 years to replace once killed!  Kudos for releasing and re-catching "the general", and feel free to post pics of her/him every time you catch him.  Would be nice to see how this thread progresses and how many re-catches y'all get from "the general".  

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