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  
JIGGIN'

In the market for a new portable

Recommended Posts

Lost my old fish Trap 3 to a garage fire this fall and I am in the market for a new Fish Trap. Got my eyes on the X2, but don't know anyone who has this model. Looked at the Yukon and Voyageur, but the X 2 seem a bit more rugged and quality for the money. Who has an opinion on this? What model Trap gives you the best quality for the money? I need to fish 2 people for sure. Don't want something too cumbersome, but would like a roomy fish house. I like the sled on the X2 much better than the others as well. It is 145 lbs, so to lug that around is that a big deal. I have no wheeler or sled to tow this with so I am at the mercy of using my pickup and muscle power. Thoughts guys??? What would you buy. Haven't considered the Otter sleds at all, as I like the reputation of the Fish Traps...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And you don't like the reputation of Otters? Just kidding. Check out Otters. You say you like x sled. You'll like a Otter better.It"s where they started.Try it,you'll like them. grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

FYI ... Gander had some blow out deals - I think the Yukon was $399 and swivel otter seats for $49. Bro Brosdahl will be at the Forest Lake store today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like you're sold on a Fish Trap but, for that kind of money, I would at least check out the Canvas Craft NorpacR2 insulated shelter. No condensation inside, less wind noise, warmer. Give 'em a call and they might honor the Ice Show price yet, too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had the Fish Trap Voyager and the Otter Magnum Lodge. Both very nice units. The otter has a sled that is unmatched in my opinion. The new fabric and pole system has only made the Otter better. I did like the lighter weight of the voyager when it came to pulling by hand. If you are using a sled or wheeler to pull it long distances buy the otter and be sure to purchase the hyfax. Just my opinion. Not to throw you for a loop but Frabill has just gotten into the mix with their new model the Predator. Heavy sled, fabric, and great pole design. All for $600.00. All worth the money.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I;m not totally sold on the fish trap, just really have like their products in the past. It seems that there have been so many advancements since I had my trap 3 I bought in 1999 that I really don't know what is out there for the money. Any which way it seems like a guy has to drop at least 600 bones for a good unit to fish 2 guys all day in any conditions. I am mostly looking for peoples personal experience with what is currently out there today with best value for the price. I am keeping and open mind until I decide to spend the cash. Thanks for all opinions on a new shelter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry about your loss Jiggin.Have you looked at the teamwild line of fish houses made by otter.The price is right and Iwas pretty impressed. The one man houses dimensions are bigger than any one man fishtrap.I think the two man sold for 349 bucks last year.I was looking at the yukon last year and almost bought one until I saw one of the teamwild houses bought one with no regrets.good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I recently picked up an x2 for this season and i absolutly love it. Its a great shelter all around. My fishing partners won't even let me take out the suitcae sytle again. Poles look like they could make it through a hurricane and the fabric is top notch. I also like that the travel covers have a zippered access on top. I pull it by hand across the ice and its not too bad either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As with everything it depends on your wallet. Have had my Voyager for 4 years and really like it. Plenty of space,fairly light, and easy enough to heat with a basic Mr. Heat. I probably fish over 40 days a year in mine and it is holding up just fine

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  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • I am up next Wednesday... but I got a niece to get out prior to me... hopefully Sunday.  Thanks guys
    • In SD you can only buy one any weapon Black Hills tag in the spring.  There is a state-wide archery only tag that can be used out here as well.   Usually it is tough to get just one bird, so I don't buy an archery tag.   This year we planned on rock climbing after shooting turkeys, so we are kicking that off a little quicker than expected.   I do not believe it is possible to buy non-res over the counter tags, even though it is not a lottery, and buying online requires shipping to an address that takes a few days...   I also did not bring my bow, but if my uncle has a bow for me to use I might call game and fish to see if I can buy an archery tag in Rapid and hunt a bit each day before we go climbing.  
    • before...or after happy hour!!!!!!!!!
    • About as good as a day can get. Congrats to both of you. Your turn next pumper?
    • saw the first frog today!!!  
    • look caned turkey already!!!  
    • What a difference a week makes! Even far northern Wisconsin is finally making it to spring. With temperatures in the 50s and 60s, snow is melting quickly in the Northwoods, although it isn't gone yet and it may be awhile before its gone in the woods. Northern lakes still have up to 2 feet of ice and it's looking at this point that some lakes will still be iced over when the general fishing season opens on May 5. SLIDE SHOW | 6 photosWhat a difference a week makes!With all the snowmelt, waterfalls have come to life. Last Friday both Big and Little Manitou Falls at Pattison State Park were completely ice covered, but with warmer temperatures, they both came to life. People were eager to see the transformation with more than 385 vehicles visiting the park over the weekend to view the falls. Both Forks of the Flambeau are also open now and their falls are roaring.As things are drying out, we're also moving into the spring wildfire season. In the last week 60 wildfires burned 129 acres in DNR Protection Areas. Half of the fires were caused by debris burning. Stay aware of fire danger and burning restrictions by searching the DNR page for keyword fire. .
    • Very productive day all around! 
    • Smile says it all. Good job Dad!