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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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Lake of the Woods Fishing Report

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The lake locked up with ice but still a few open spots.  Some local guides have ventured out finding varying ice conditions.  So far, a bit of rough ice near shore but not bad.  Water clarity appears good with fish being caught by guides testing.  Resorts will be out measuring ice thickness and assessing ice conditions during the week.  Safety is #1.  The Rainy River has a skim of ice across it with only a few open areas left. Back bays are frozen over with 4 to 8 inches in many areas.  Water temperature remains 32.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 
 
On an average year, resort fish houses get out on the main lake around Dec 10th and stay on the ice through March 31st.  ATV's and collapsible fish houses will get out a bit earlier based on when resorts who maintain ice roads feel it is safe.  When resorts open ice roads, stay on marked trails and don't deviate for safety.  Walleyes and saugers are staged up nicely along south shore with fish populations favorable.
 
NW Angle is frozen in most areas with a few areas with current still remaining open. Resorts are checking ice conditions, starting to mark initial trails.  Not ready yet.  Safety first.  Follow daily reports at Lake of the Woods Tourism Facebook page.  
 

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