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  
Walleye35

Walleye at Big Creek in Polk City

Recommended Posts

I would like to know if anyone can help me. I have been trying to catch some eating size walleye at Big Creek with my three boys and all I can seem to find is 11" fish. Can anyone give me some tips or an area that produces a little larger fish. We just want a couple of eaters, we will leave plenty of fish. Thanks for any help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My best eating fish from that area has always came from the river. Cottenwood is my favorite spot for eyes once its fishable again. Years ago I fished BC alot but mainly for crappies and perch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't tried the river lately, for obvious reasons, I have seen some nice eater size walleye come out of BC and I can't for the life of me figure out where to find them. Several guys have told me it is a tough lake to fish for walleye unless someone shows or tells you where to go. I don't know if that is true, but I can't seem to locate any good eaters. We were in Canada last year and my 8y/o loved the walleye. He is wanting to catch one so bad he can taste it, no pun intended, so we live in Ankeny area and it is an easy trip. We have a map, we have tried jigging, lindy rigs, bottom bouncers, and some cranks. We have only picked up small walleye (11in) and crappie. I was hoping someone would have a little insight as to where they are laying this time of year. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am sure there are nice walleyes there but they are very pressured. You might try finding suspended fish out in open water. look for schools of baitfish with arches under neath on you electronics. Never tried it there but could be worth a shot. #9 Shad raps in Purpledescence have produced some Very nice largemouths in deeper water. But for better walleye fishing I would try the river. The state record 14lb 8oz walleye came out of the DesMoines in Polk county!

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

    • To answer your question, at peak eclipse I measured 3500 LUX outside, which is brighter than thick clouds. To fish, what happened today was a typical cloud moved in front of the sun.
    • I did, but didn't find anything. Not sure I am doing a proper keyword search however. I believe it is called a termination cap. 
    • So, what is your training that makes you more of an expert than the Cardiac Rehab center of the Mayo Clinic?   You got the 6 week certificate in sales from the Chiropractic Institute?   Seriously, do you have a degree in a health field?  Have you even had any serious scientific training in any field?  Last I recall, didn't you work selling gadgets to Chiropractors or something?  I know you are a big fan of the subluxations and spinal adjustments to cure cancer and diabetes and prevent autism as touted by straight chiropractors.   
    • Here's some footage from the last couple weeks in central and northern WI. Gotta work at it to find the big ones, but managed to find some nice ones lately!  
    • Yup. Like a shopping cart.  
    • Well, being you are not engaging your hamstrings on that treadmill, and you're TRAINING on it!!, you can pretty much guarantee your feet sliding out from underneath you, slipping on the ice next time you encounter it.  Thank you treadmill, best piece of equipment in the gym, for an orthopedic surgeon.   Let me guess, you like to walk slow on it, so its good for you.....?  
    • Thanks RD!  Good info. That's an interesting technique with the Chatterbait.  I will try it.  If you don't mind -- what kind of trailer do you like with the Chatterbait for that technique?  There will be 3 of us fishing so it will a little tight.  Probably will only bring 3 rods...  I am thinking a Jig rod, T-rig rod (plan to try a Nekko rig with this as well)  and one moving bait rod (Spinnerbait, Chatterbait, Buzzbait, Frog, Cranks, etc.)  The great thing about Ottertail county (like others in Mn), there are a thousand lakes... we will hit 2 or 3 a day.  If we have good conditions (low pressure/moderate wind) we will probably try Musky on Battle Lake.
    • Mahi are hard to catch in Minnesota.  Specialized equipment is required. 
    • Any recent reports?
  • Our Sponsors