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!!!

Sign in to follow this  
wooduck26

Depleting the Resource!

Recommended Posts

The Wife, I , and a buddy went to our favorite Channel Cat shore fishing spot friday night. This is a spot weve been fishing for about 4-5 years with great success. Our best night was 50+ fish, 8 hours, 2 guys, with fish ranging froom 3-15lbs. I consider that an excellent spot. Over the years we've noticed the fishing pressure on this particular spot greatly increase, and the overall size of the fish decrease. Well we arrive friday evening and notice right away all the trash, left behind by other fisherman, and a new "trail" formed where there were never more than a few tracks in the past.......we rig up, throw out, and watch 8 more people show up and set up right next to us! after about 15-20 minutes I said to my buddy "This is about the longest we've went without any action". he says "Dont worry they'll turn on" We both agreed that just before dark they would start to feed......The sunsets and we are still fishless. We fished this spot until about 10 pm and never caught a channel (caught some BIG bullheads) After talking to "Our nieghbors" and them telling us the amount of people fishing and taking everything they catch has been through the roof, and all 8 of them never catching a fish either we decided to go to a different area, and low and behold we caught about 10 fish in about 1.5 hours.........I think this goes to show how fishing pressure, and people taking home eery fish they catch can totaly depleate the rescource......I find it very sad. Very Sad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds more like you were just in the wrong spot if you moved and then you caught fish...especially 10 of them in 90 minutes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It happens...my favorite spot is actually no secret at all. The fishing pressure on it has increased so much, there's plenty of snaffu fishing line underwater where there use to be none.

Where there's underwater logs, people have pulled and banked it up on shore retrieving their lures. Well that's why there's fishes around because of those snaffu's. Now the fishes are gone and scattered elsewhere.

It also frustrates me that people drag the picnic tables to the shoreline and when the water level goes high, it sweeps those picnic tables into the water. Everwonder why you catch a fish and it snags - picnic table. I just pulled out a picnic table board about 4 feet long all waterlogged rotted about 500 yards downstream close to another log pile.

In many instances - I relocate. Mainly becuase the river is constantly changing and the fish just don't hang out in the same spot all the time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In many instances - I relocate. Mainly becuase the river is constantly changing and the fish just don't hang out in the same spot all the time.

Exactly!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Wife, I , and a buddy went to our favorite Channel Cat shore fishing spot friday night. This is a spot weve been fishing for about 4-5 years with great success. Our best night was 50+ fish, 8 hours, 2 guys, with fish ranging froom 3-15lbs. I consider that an excellent spot. Over the years we've noticed the fishing pressure on this particular spot greatly increase, and the overall size of the fish decrease. Well we arrive friday evening and notice right away all the trash, left behind by other fisherman, and a new "trail" formed where there were never more than a few tracks in the past.......we rig up, throw out, and watch 8 more people show up and set up right next to us! after about 15-20 minutes I said to my buddy "This is about the longest we've went without any action". he says "Dont worry they'll turn on" We both agreed that just before dark they would start to feed......The sunsets and we are still fishless. We fished this spot until about 10 pm and never caught a channel (caught some BIG bullheads) After talking to "Our nieghbors" and them telling us the amount of people fishing and taking everything they catch has been through the roof, and all 8 of them never catching a fish either we decided to go to a different area, and low and behold we caught about 10 fish in about 1.5 hours.........I think this goes to show how fishing pressure, and people taking home eery fish they catch can totaly depleate the rescource......I find it very sad. Very Sad.

its a catfish....who cares...

its like complaining that the Coot population is down...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice try Perch grin

But I know I'm not biting. I've got tons of troll spray.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haha you guys are crackin me up!

dtro - I was just burning some time on the net and happened to stumble upon your youtube account...those are some sweet videos...great catfishing footage!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haha you guys are crackin me up!

dtro - I was just burning some time on the net and happened to stumble upon your youtube account...those are some sweet videos...great catfishing footage!

That's what they are there for......burnin time.

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • I would always use tree tubes for any hardwoods. If it's small enough to need a tube for protection from deer, rabbits, other... than use the tube. If your putting in the time and money to plant them, you might as well protect them.    Lots of them are on the market. I have only used one type of tube myself. Tubex- combitudes (spelling?). If you are worried about deer you should get the 5 foot tubes. Since that is about the upper limit of their browsing heights. I've used the fiberglass green stakes from L & M instead of buying the stakes from tree tubes suppliers. The only problems i have had so far is a curious bear, who wanted to chew a few tubes.    The other thing you should think about talking to your local DNR forester. They can help you to make sure you are planting trees that are correct for your soils. And may be able to help financially to purchase tubes. https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/woodlands/cfm-map.html    Hope this helps, 
    • Thanks. Even got the itch to take a spin after seeing other bikes out today. Just a short ride down to the car wash to knock the dust off. Should have worn gloves though as it was a little nippy on the fingers. Maybe Ill run my Super Glide down there tomorrow
    • Birds in my area are too responsive, and yes i had 2 big fellas come in to my 1 tom and 2 hen set up. Accually i had the whole flock coming in and it was load with the hens and all the toms. One thing i fogured out is if there is alot of birds dont be soft calling. I tried to top the old hen and thats what pulled them my way. Good luck to my team and hopfully everybody could have a morning like I did, it wont be forgotten.
    • Well sounds like all went well. My wife just called and picked her up. She does have a drain tube but according to the wife she's acting normal..... For her!
    • Nice to see a few bird getting knocked down. Good job to those successful so far!  Are you guys out A season seeing a lot of responses to calls or decoys? 
    • good luck Zach!
    • Congrats featherslayer. Very nice bird! I got  a decent two year old this morning also. Twenty pounds eight ounces, nine inch beard, and five eigths inch spurs. The strut stopped for a couple of them today. Try to get a pic up later.
    • Heres a couple pictures we took after my work meeting and waking up the wife.
    • Smurf hope all goes well with the pooch. Definitely tough to see them as they age my 9 year old lab is getting pretty greyfaced. Started looking for another up and comer to start the training process again .