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  
FasterThanYou23

Night Bite

Recommended Posts

I've been doing some reading about ice fishing during the night hours.I read on several websites that fish will move around more after dark.What I've come up with is use a glow jig or glo bait to help them find it.If youre fishing over a weed bed,keep your line on the top of the weeds.Key on the shallower sections of spots that you would fish deep during the day.Narrows are a good place to be because of many roaming fish,unless its too shallow.I havent done much night time ice fishing,so any more tips would be greatly appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

FTY23

You did not say what you are fishing for but I will assume it is walleyes. This can be the best time for you to catch them on lakes that have a lot of traffic during the normal peak times (sunrise and sunset)but I can't say that I have caught great numbers but the size seems to go up. For whatever reason it seems like they are always in that 22 to 26 inch range. Make sure to have one rig with more of a plain jane setup if you are going to use glow on the other so you can offer them a choice. You will want your minnows to be lively so change your water so they have enough oxygen and check your bait to be sure it is still working for you. I would make sure to use a jigging spoon to attract and catch the aggressive ones but it will also attract fish into your live bait rig. If you plan on spending the night there is nothing better then having the rattle wheels wake you up grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

some times the shallow side like you said and sometimes the deeper side you just never know lol ....once you think you know wherer they will be they are not there then you find the fish and your like well ....why the beep are they here ? you jsut never know sometimes just need to look look and the find lol but all of the spots that have been listed are good places to fish but dont get stuck on a spot just becouse you THINK there should be fish there

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, Noise. You don't want any. Try to keep it as quiet as possible (within reason, of course). Try not to kick stuff or drop things on the ice or floor of your shack, especially when fishing in less that 15 or 20FOW. Some guys will talk loud, laugh like drunken sailors, drop beer bottles, slam fishhouse doors, etc. then wonder why the fishing stinks. Duh?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with Blaze aside from my dropping a propane can on the ice the other night. The valve was stuck and letting out propane I was afraid the heater would ignite it and boom. Sorry Blaze. I always use only my head lamp with the red light on (red light doesn't go as deep as white). I have had much better luck at night with very low noise and very low lighting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have noticed a difference. At least when fishing shallower than 15 or 20 feet.

I'm talking about walleye. I would say that opposite for crappies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Hey guys, it's me PGF. Been a long time since I've posted and couldn't get logged on as old PGF so I'm busted down to newbie. Anyhoo, I saved this spear from the scrap yard and was wondering if you guys had any idea where it might have been made? It has MK or MN i think stamped near the business end. It's hard to tell for sure what letters they are. Any ideas are appreciated! Thanks
    • Maybe Fisherman's Corner in Duluth?
    • I believe superior shooter supply carries what you need, try giving them a call, but on a search myself they do not seem to carry black powder but they may be able to point you in the right direction ?
    • Been there done that . I have 2 CGI s and 1 Wright Mcgill Tony Roach ( Eagle Claw) . When I set them up outside the wind would spool the line off and of course get snagged in the nut holding the spool in place. I made a brass rod about 3 in with a loop on the end and fastened to the reel. I run the line through the loop. It helps quite a bit. The drag is another matter.
    • third season coming up for my #8's.  Once in a great while I might wrap on the button but very rare. My pointer finger keeps the line in place. Free spool??  I aint got time for that, LOL. 
    • Taking tomorrow off...  We will see what happens as this front pushes in.  Hopefully it gets something on its feet.
    • Just wondering what people use for portable chairs. Bucket, fold up, tripod, etc. Been looking at some nice fold up chairs with a padded swivel seat. But they are 11 pounds each. I want to stay as light as possible. I also have a tripod chair but don't really like a post riding up my crotch. 
    • I like my Eagle Claw. My only gripe is that because there is no hole for the line to go through it will come over the OD of the main spool and get wrapped around the release button. Then I end up having to loosen the button until it comes off. The line will then be free and then have to put the button back on and re-tighten it. I like the composit material because it is not cold to the touch when using bare hands. I also use my finger as a drag to control the free spooling. Sometimes it will spin too fast let out too much line.
    • that's part of the reason I didn't jump on this one cause I thought you yanking a chain or two...
    • There's a few good videos on the tube for ideas.        
  • Our Sponsors