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  
Griggs

How did the weekend go?

Recommended Posts

I'm on a long strech of working and haven't been able to get out in a little while here. How did the weekend action turn out?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Griggs, I fished 2 tournaments this weekend.. Saturday on Big Marine, did well. Fished pretty deep with drop shots, probably caught 30-40 fish, weighed 12.77lbs if I remember.. Fun day.. Yesterday I fished Rush lake, prefished friday and kicked the snot out of em.. Sunday was a different story, couldn't buy a bite. Managed my limit, but werent big, 8.35 lbs..I think that pressure system shut them down.. and dang was it HOT. Thats my weekend report.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went out and tried some bass fishing in the dark both mornings this weekend. Was fishing at 4am and did very well. used topewater for the most part but also used a black spinnerbait and caught a few. Bigger fish bit best before there was light in the sky then the smaller fish mixed in. Great time though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i went to my place on rush lake on Thursday and was getting bass left and right till Saturday and like what deitz said the pressure got to them cause i only caught 2 bass Saturday and sunday. but on thursday i got a 20 inch 5 lb.er and a 22 inch. 6 lb.er. i wish i would have my camera then mad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Out on ida this weekend. Sunday was actually my best day. I Had 3 .5 pounders and a bunch of little ones in 2 hours. Otherwise, I caught a 4 pounder off the first pitch to a dock.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went out on Millacs and got to witness the may fly hatch first hand. bugs 1" thick around the Nav lights and troubles getting back in to the marina because it looked like we were in a blizzard. mad

Muskys were a no show for us though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My weekend was opposite of Deitz, had two club tournaments on Tonka, this first day I had a small limit for 8.8lbs and Sunday I caught almost 18lbs with two 4.9lbs bass on back to back flips

n1192501054_1712444_5059.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My weekend was opposite of Deitz, had two club tournaments on Tonka, this f rst day I had a small limit for 8.8lbs and Sunday I caught almost 18lbs with two 4.9lbs bass on back to back flips

n1192501054_1712444_5059.jpg

Hellabass, Nice fish!! I've got a club tourney on Tonka in a couple of weeks, are the fish in the milfoil or what was working for you?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hit Chisago on Saturday to show my dad a good time and the bite was nearly non-existent. We managed a few, but the algae bloom and weather seemed to shut them down. It was a beautiful day and the boat ran good. That is all I can ask for I guess.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Went out saturday and the darndest thing happened. I caught 3 fish but lost 8! I seen all the fish that I lost. the only thing I could make off it was that they were biting light and not getting the hook in there mouths. most of the bigger fish came throwing a senko right up against midlake reeds, smallest fish came throwing senkos and jigs under and around docks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fished Friday afternoon 1:30 to 3:30. No little guys, no big gals; 7 fish between 16"-18". The historic fish spots all held fish, went 4 out of 5 casts with a fish (giggled like a schoolgirl). Tried out a new worm hook with lead on the shank, me likey. A crack of thunder chased me off the lake, could have hung around longer, but I had my best day so far this summer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Went out saturday and sunday and did decent both days. I managed 11 Bass saturday, all of which went 17-18". I picked up 13 Bass sunday with most of the fish measuring 17-18" with a couple 19"ers. The biggest fish of the day was a 20.5" piggie.

FatBass-1.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a club tournament at Coon Lake on Saturday. I prefished for the tournament one week prior (the 20th) and had around 18-19lbs. On Saturday I found the fish had stayed in the same areas and caught 18lbs 6oz for the day. My personal best 5 fish tournament limit yet! All Terrain Jigs, Gander Mountain Brand Beavers, and Spro frogs were the ticket all in less than 4ft of water.

On Sunday I got out to Carls (McMahon?) lake in the south metro and caught some fish up shallow around milfoil and wood. Greenest, most pea soup looking water I've ever fished!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

st.crioxfishin....

Nice bag on Coon. I fished Carls about ten days ago, what an algae bloomed slimehole. Plus, I was getting a surface water temp of 86 degrees! Note to self: Only fish this lake in the fall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice fish there MedicineMan. I didn't get a chance to get out this weekend. frown It's nice to hear that there were some fish being caught.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice job everyone! I'm excited to get out there on Weds and Thurs this week. I think I'm going to be targeting some main lakes points and humps, we'll see how it goes...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice fish Medman, you getting them on cranks?

I've been getting a few on cranks. Most of my fish have been on Storm 5" Rattle Tubes and various Berkely PowerBaits.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Went out Sunday around 7am - west metro...another boat was working down the weededge to the spot I wanted to fish...watched/fished from a distance as they blew through the spot I wanted to fish....they stuck 3 fish in 3 casts...all nice fish, then just keep on moving....moved in behind them and caught a dozen fish between 17-20"....outside weededge - 12-14' of water...green trick worm...fished for less than a couple of hours as family duties called.

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

    • So many beautiful carps! Keep them coming
    • Heard about this trick before.
    • Wow.....6th win of the season and it gets called ugly.......J/K. Getting down to the last few races and we have a pretty good battle going on for the top spot. I know I’m about out of decent picks left but we’ll see what happens. Good luck everybody 
    • Watched a nice 8 or 10 chase a doe back and forth for 45 min on Monday night. He checked her several times but she didn’t want anything to do with him. Few scrapes then showed up that night as well. About an hour north of the cities. 
    • Sorry but $200 seems pretty high for that thing to me. Thousands of less expensive alternatives.
    • Looks like a great project.  A DYI froth pak for $500 or so will do 12 sq ft at 1" thick.  Most home improvement stores carry these.  
    • I got a set of FXR FLoating bibs on clearance from the place in Rush City that goes along with my jacket I bought last year. It is really warm and lite.
    • Nilight Led Light Bar 2PCS 18w 4" Flood Driving Fog Light Off Road Lights Boat Lights driving lights Led Work Light SUV Jeep Lamp,2 years Warranty https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IY3YLCI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Pj75zbQ34AMAQ
    • Last weekend I switched out my ramp door for a bay window.  I'd like to spray foam it, but I'm sure I won't be able to find anyone willing to do it professionally in my area, at least not at a reasonable price.  Last winter I had to drive an hour and a half to get the rest of it spray foamed for about $2000.  One company told me they wouldn't fire up their equipment for less than 1800. For this small of an area I'm thinking I would be just fine with the foam boards @ 2-3/4" thick with the furring.  Otherwise, does anyone know how well those Menards Froth Packs work?  $360 still seems kind of spendy to spray foam that little area myself.  
    • That's awesome. I gave mine a test last night and they weren't bright enough. I might have to order some bright lights from Amazon. 
  • Our Sponsors