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 .
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Adam NWI

Garmin Panoptix Ice Bundle

Recommended Posts

I found a good deal on the Garmin panoptix ice unit on one of the facebook sites and made an impulse buy.  It was a couple hours away from me, so I had my buddy check it out and pick it up and so I haven't even had a chance to see it yet.  From the youtube videos I've seen they look like they could completely change how I fish year round.  Has anyone had a chance to use one and how do they like it? 

I probably should have asked this question before I pulled the trigger!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, PurpleFloyd said:

It certainly increases the cost per pound of fish caught that's for sure. Way too rich for my blood

 

If you really only fished for food your a fool IMO buying it in a store is way more cost effective.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been intrigued by the technology. It really adds the 3rd dimension, especially for fishing outside. I am really interested in your results!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't even want to know what the cost per pound of the fish that I've caught is, but the fish house had way more of an effect on it that than the Garmin.  Since fishing is my only hobby I justify it that way, and more importantly, I don't tell my wife what everything actually costs!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, vtx1029 said:

If you really only fished for food your a fool IMO buying it in a store is way more cost effective.

You do realize an entire meal of panfish can be caught with a free worm on a 10 cent hook using a $1.00 jigglestick in a hole drilled with a rusty handed down hand auger using no electronics, right?

Edited by Big Dave2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Big Dave2 said:

You do realize an entire meal of panfish can be caught with a free worm on a 10 cent hook using a $1.00 jigglestick in a hole drilled with a rusty handed down hand auger using no electronics, right?

yes but chances are none of us on this site are that type of fishermen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Geez, if a guy has the money and wants to spend a exorbitant amount on some fishing equipment. And he gets it past his wife!

Stop puzzy whipping him! :/

 

 

s7_027352_999_01?labelKey=label&&id=7XDR11&wid=380&hei=348&fmt=jpg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEW! Garmin® Panoptix™ echoMAP™ Ice Bundle

Regular Price:

$1,799.99
Edited by leech~~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

ground is kinda hard for finding those free worms right now for one thing. lol

You don't have to find them in the winter if you think ahead in the summer.....;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Adam NWI said:

I don't even want to know what the cost per pound of the fish that I've caught is, but the fish house had way more of an effect on it that than the Garmin.  Since fishing is my only hobby I justify it that way, and more importantly, I don't tell my wife what everything actually costs!

True. that's best kept as quiet as possible. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, eyeguy 54 said:

wifey would not like a buncha worms in the fridge all winter. happy wife, happy life. :) 

You guys sure are poor at solving problems......no wonder you have to buy $2,000 sonars to catch a fish :D

Two words.........garage fridge........;) I can keep beer, booze, worms, minnows, a secret stash of beef sticks and pickled eggs or whatever I want in there without disturbing the Mrs. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Funny thing, I'll be up ice fishing at my buddies cabin and open the frig to still find a few old containers of crawlers he forgot to dump. And half of them are still kicking!! :crazy:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

extra fridge in basement for my beer and bait. :)   no $2000 sonar for me. LOL

contest time, dave grab that stuff, I grab mine. fish for 2 hours, buck a fish from each other. :):):) ha! 

LOL, now you're changing the context. I never said I could catch fish faster that way, I was merely replying to the fact that I was called a fool for fishing for food. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, eyeguy 54 said:

I didnt see that it was you who was called a fool. somebody must be editing posts. LOL 

I fish for food. Was it not me that was called a fool then?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, PurpleFloyd said:

Ok

Quit fooling around and catch some fish.:grin:

Aren't you paying attention? Dave got a hook, cork and a worm. And eyeguy got a $9.99 jigging stick from on-line last week.

Neather of um, an't got no $2000 fancy Gar-man locator so they an't catchen shat! :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, leech~~ said:

Aren't you paying attention? Dave got a hook, cork and a worm. And eyeguy got a $9.99 jigging stick from on-line last week.

Neather of um, an't got no $2000 fancy Gar-man locator so they an't catchen shat! :(

The OP got one silly.

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




  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Thank you for the responses. I do know it’s a right of wayband not blockable...except...I seen one coming and did park in the area after work this week.  In a split second she/he turned around and went the other way. My truck would fill the approach but I only had the car that day.—this response is what I’m trying to avoid. knoppers-there was no bank there...there were little dots through the snow that was pulled back onto the driveway. Heck, he was up near the tree line. Wanderer-it’s a small rural area, I’ll be the ... The snow and ice is melting down to the tar today, they drove in it anyway. It’s 130 am and ya...time for jumping. Thanks for all the answers. I don’t feel alone in feeling it’s rude. That helps. 
    • I would think so, it would be no different than parking on the shoulder of the road. my commit was more related to people that put up barriers, to keep others from crossing there approach.
    •   Sounds plausible to me.  Is the thickened footing in your mind the same as pouring the perimeter of the slab thicker?  We did an 8 inch perimeter around the 4 inch slab.
    • Yes. But on a post framed building the only think I ever see is a thickened footing and not a foundation to the frost line. A major benefit of post framing is that you install the posts below the frost line so the need for a concrete foundation below the frost line is not needed. If I am understanding the question correctly. 
    • FYI driveway approaches are on the public right of way, you may not block them, or place anything that can injure someone.   May a person park their own vehicle in their own driveway approach?
    • I think they’re more looking at the footings requirement, aren’t they?  Thus the reason for getting the poles below the frost line?   Its the township’s responsibility to figure this out and you have the right to ask them to cite the code they’re following.   I used to live in Isanti County and dealt with a building inspector from my township on the construction of my detached garage.  Things weren’t very strict to say the least.     We built everything by the current UBC code, so I’d suggest first getting a copy of the current version of that since this building will actually be your home.  Don’t take unnecessary shortcuts to save a few bucks up front.  You’ll eventually regret it.   Reading your plans for the slab, it sounds pretty good.  There are plenty of slab homes out there built the way you describe.  What you don’t want is movement.     I’m not an expert by any means but I think footings on your slab wouldn’t be a bad idea and sinking your poles that deep should be a requirement.  If you don’t do footings, at least pour your slab thicker on the perimeter to hold it better.    Your local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) can be more restrictive than code, but not less.  So if it’s defined in the UBC, you have to do at least that much.
    • I’ve personally been on both sides of this.   Used to love getting as much air as possible over driveways but I never understood gunning it on the other side after crossing.  I guess some are just mild adrenaline junkies.    I quit doing that for one, because it’s illegal, and two, not safe if the homeowner happens to be leaving or getting the mail at the time.   Now that I have a posted trail going over my driveway, I find it just rude, obnoxious and irritating to deal with 4 wheelers and sleds gunning it over the gravel and making ruts and eroding my base to the point of it being an expense to either plow and pack the class 5 back in place or spend the money to pave it.  I hate having to bounce over two ruts with my trailers and whatever I’m hauling in them too.   I think that’s the worst part for me.  Either jump it or be mellow on the throttle the entire way over.   I’ve seen trail groomers go around driveways before, making me wonder if that truly is a requirement or they were simply being courteous.  But I agree with knoppers, they should not drag over the driveway.  Maybe they think they’re taking the snow off for ya.  Call the people responsible for the trail and ask them for suggestions.  
    • If you want to get through ice fast and are going to re-tool for it completely, look at a Nils before making your final decision. 
    • I am fully aware of this as are most people.
    • some people are bad apples that give the sport a bad name, I as a snowmobiler have respect for driveways. FYI driveway approaches are on the public right of way, you may not block them, or place anything that can injure someone. trail groomers actually do you a favor by knocking down the bank, to keep it level. unless your groomer was not well trained, they will not groom over your driveway.
  • MWO