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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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Wisconsin Fishing Reports & Outdoor Report for April 14, 2016

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The wind, snow and rain of the previous week seem to have cleared up as we move towards this weekend. A warming trend has begun, bringing with it increased wildfire activity. Last week 32 wildfires burned 53 acres in DNR Protection Areas. This time of year there is still a great deal of dead vegetation that is available fuel for a wildfire. This combined with low relative humidity and gusty winds quickly drive up the fire danger. Fortunately, it also dries out the trails and those looking to stretch their legs, or get out the bike, this weekend should have better conditions on the state's rail trails where the limestone screening has been drying out. Some mountain bike trails have opened, including in the southern and Lapham peak units of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, but they remain closed on other properties so call ahead to confirm trail status. With a few exceptions for larger lakes in the Northwoods, almost all water bodies in the state are ice-off. The cooler temperatures did stick around long enough to slow down surface water temperatures and most of these remain in the mid to upper 30s to low 40s. This in turn had slowed the bite. However, with temperatures rising, panfish are expected to be "waking up" and walleye spawning should be coming to a close.

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