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  
NTW

Record Cat on Barbie Rod

Recommended Posts

haha! awesome!!

I never look down on those kids rods, with the "snoopy" rod being the most classic for me.

Back when I was 9 or 10, I was in cub scouts on a camping trip out on some property our scoutmaster owned in Louisiana somewhere. There was a pond we were fishing one day, and our Scoutmaster happened to be using his kid's snoopy rod cuz the kid wanted to use a "real" rod. The scoutmaster ended up catching a 30+ pound carp on it, took forever to get the darn thing landed!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was up in Alaska this summer, in Anchorage I saw some kids fishing for silver salmon (up to 15 lbs) on those dinky kids rods. I imagine they must just put some high lb test on them

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nope, the pontoon is kept on leech lake...used primarily for drinking and napping between the morning and evening fish outings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To be honest with you, I have no idea what is living in that cesspool. The carp was caught 15+ years ago...

I did notice that there were like 7 people fishing in there this Spring when I drove by one evening. Must be something in there???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

7 or 8 years ago when I lived in Mankato, we caught several different species in Hiniker. Carp, Bass, Northerns, panfish, etc.

Wow, that is crazy. I saw the DNR reports for it and it only shows they found black crappies, bluegills, sunfish, redhorse, and white crappie. But, it does say they have stocked adult northerns and walleyes in it almost every year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted By: The J-Man!
7 or 8 years ago when I lived in Mankato, we caught several different species in Hiniker. Carp, Bass, Northerns, panfish, etc.

Wow, that is crazy. I saw the DNR reports for it and it only shows they found black crappies, bluegills, sunfish, redhorse, and white crappie. But, it does say they have stocked adult northerns and walleyes in it almost every year.

We used to watch schools of carp swim the shorelines all the time. They didn't always want to eat, but they were surely there. People used to fish that pond constantly when I lived down there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Amazing story for sure, That must have been a really fat Channel Cat though...It weighed 21lbs, but was only 32" inches long! WOW, that fish must have had a belly on it.

Share this post


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