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  
Shoot2Kill

Early geese and lily pads.

Recommended Posts

I just took my boat out to the pond where we're going to hunt this coming weekend and the 40 acre pond is probably 75% covered in lily pads! The pads are very thick and probably go out 75 yards from the cattails where we usually have the boat - way too far to shoot to the open water. This pond always holds geese during duck season and the pads have never been that far out from shore so we've never had a problem bringing in the geese. Will all these pads keep them from landing in there? I can't even row the boat they are so thick! I need a push pole!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If its isolated water I would think it would still be good, but if they are just loafing and doing some occasional dabbling that won't attract much for ducks or geese.

My $0.02

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With the drier weather the water is probably lower than normal that's probably why the pads are so bad. If it's that thick that you can't even row through it then the geese usually stay out of it. If they land in there they are going to be right out in the middle. That's my guess.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is just my .02 but a few years back on a duck opener we had the same situation and the geese would come over and take a good look but that would be it and land in the middle of the lake. We did shoot geese but basically was pass shooting cuz they didn't want in. They actually came over the deks nice but one pass and a look was all they would do. Try it out though, you never know?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:
Any control of emergent vegetation, such as cattails, and the use of pesticides in public waters does require a DNR aquatic plant management permit. Aquatic plants such as cattail, bulrush, water lilies, and other aquatic vegetation are important because they reduce wave action (thereby reducing the threat of shoreline erosion), provide fish and wildlife habitat, buffer shorelines from pollutants, and provide other environmental benefits. DNR aquatic plant management permits are issued through the DNR Regional Fisheries Offices. The rules governing the destruction of aquatic vegetation are found in Minnesota Rules - Chapter 6280.

See Aquatic Vegetation Permitting . Not worth removing and you wouldn't get a permit since you aren't a homeowner and it sure as heck wouldn't be deemed necessary. That's marginal goose hunting water at best. Look elsewhere.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am with da chise....find another spot

If not then cut em

It would take a few solid days of cutting them to clear a spot...it's insane how thick they are.

We also found out this weekend that this pond/lake is now full of the asian milf oil(?) [PoorWordUsage] too.....not good water for geese at all but the dang thing was covered in ducks all morning when we were out there....duck season should be fun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was out this last weekend, and I too had about 75% pads. There were tons of ducks in there, and the geese did come close, but it could have been better.

Will these lily pads die off in a few weeks?

On a positive note, there was open spaces out there, ang constant duck activity all day long

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

    • 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?
    • Down this way I have been getting most my fish around weed edges and weed clumps. Trigs for good edges and chatterbaits worked on bottom or over the weeds, kinda how I would fish a jig. Water around here is pretty murky right now. Docks have been good on those lakes with dirty water and not so many weeds.
    •   You'd poke yer eye out. 
    • Hi, from the Northwest Angle! Water temps are staying consistently in the low 70’s.

      Stateside, walleye fishing has been good from Lunatic to Garden Islands. The edges of islands and reefs in 22-29’ will provide walleye, perch and occasional large pike. Most productive methods have been minnows on gold spinners and deep diving crank baits in UV tiger, clown and blue/chrome.

      Canadian walleyes can be had jigging minnows with gold, pink, and chartreuse on edges of reefs.  Monkey Rocks is holding many schools of fish currently, as well as, reefs south of Deepwater Bay. Bottom bouncing outside these reefs will produce fish as well. Muskie fishing has slowed a little, however nice fish in upper 40’s can be caught in “windows” of time, usually coinciding with Majors and Minors.

      We hope to see you for some fantastic fall fishing & hunting!
  • Our Sponsors