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  
bryguy247

FLW Bass Fishing League?

Recommended Posts

Does anybody plan on fishing the FLW Bass Fishing League in the Great Lakes division?

Here are the dates and locations I found on the FLW

Also, has anybody fished this before, and how did you like it?

Copeland West - Clinton Street Boat Ramp Lacrosse, WI 5/16

Chamber of Commerce Park Winnconne, WI 6/20

Washington Street Park Praririe Du Chien, WI 7/18

Wabasha City Ramp at Ike's Park Wabasha, WI 8/8

Copeland West - Clinton Street Boat Ramp Lacrosse, WI 9/12 - 9/13

Captain Kirk's Marina Fort Madison, IA 10/1 - 10/3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is right. But for the great lakes region it says the 12th registration starts. They start different regions on different dates. I am think about giving it a whirl, would like to know what people thought of it if they did it last year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

if you are thinking of doing this as a co-angler you might also want to check out the B.A.S.S Weekend Series, I know last year there was a lot of boaters on here for both of these tours so you should be able to find a boater.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats a great idea. And actually after looking at the locations of the B.A.S.S weekend series events for our region they are even closer to home for me. Payouts and costs to enter don't seem to be much different either. I might have to change my mind on the which ones to enter. Because the B.A.S.S ones are closer I should sign up for all of them, and just pick some of the FLW ones that are within a couple hour drive for me. Thanks for your help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are more FM members that fish that BASS W S on here then FLW as of right now. I have fished both and both are good tournaments. Ones it gets a little close to spring there will be more people looking for non-boater.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

bryguy,

Let me know what FLW events you want to fish when you decide what you want to do. I will be fishing the Great Lakes Division again this year and do not have a co-angler to sign up with. The BFLs are well run events and with the miles and miles of river to fish, they are very challenging as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

bryguy,

Let me know what FLW events you want to fish when you decide what you want to do. I will be fishing the Great Lakes Division again this year and do not have a co-angler to sign up with. The BFLs are well run events and with the miles and miles of river to fish, they are very challenging as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Find a boater with a Ranger and your in, it's that simple. If you can't find a boater you can always apply by yourself. Go to the FLW HSOforum and the rules are explained very well there. To find a boater you might have to visit a site that is geared more to bass tourney fishing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i fished my first bfl as a co angler when i was 17 so if you are 19 you shouldn't have any problem with it. I would sign up asap just so you know you are guaranteed a spot in the tournament. Sometimes there are way more co anglers then boaters, that is why its a good ideal to sign up early.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fishing the BFLs will be a great way to improve your fishing and worth the investment. The anglers on this circuit are great anglers and you will learn a ton. I say go for it man!

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

    • 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. 
    • Looking good! I also wanted reverse lights. I used some of the really bright light bars from Amazon on mine.  
    • I would fur it out another inch, then spray foam and finish to the furring strips.  No vapor barrier needed at that point.
  • Our Sponsors