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  
eve21

Tough Fishing

Recommended Posts

I am in NE Wyoming and the fishing has been extremely tough this year. Can't even really mark much for the Crappie and Walleye. I am guessing it has something to do with the baitfish or the water temps but can't come across anything and have been hitting it hard all winter. How has everyone elses fishing been this year compared to past winters?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's been tough since the beginning of January through this weekend so far.

I fish the same couple of neighborhood lakes in the Metro Northern suburbs that get fairly good fishing pressure.

Am usually out by 9am and stay out for a few hours anyway, and hole hop a little. Have a hand auger so drilling more than a dozen holes in a few hours get hard.

I haven't even been marking any fish for the most part let alone catching any. I caught some small perch and a couple of potato chip sunnies yesterday around 11am, but didn't even see any fish on the flasher until I found this spot.

I think all the snow on the lake killed the vegetation and sapped the oxygen. Fishing has been really slow this year for me. I've been out about 15 times this year and have been skunked more than half the time. I'd like to get out at night to see if my luck would change but haven't been able to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been doing pretty well so far in 09'....the big thing for me was to get away from the crowds and fish areas that YOU think will produce and start from there. I've found tons of new spots that I never would have found by following the herd. Stick with it man, it sounds like you've put your time in. It'll payoff sometime soon here....best of luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think it varies from year to year. Last year the month of February was extremely slow around here. So far this year is a very different story...been excellent. Keep at it, your luck will change sooner or later.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

eve21----THE LOW LIGHT HOURS HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR ME THUS FAR. I have been using the (MIDWEEK) sun up, sun down hours this year with great results. Give it a try ........ ><(((*>

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

    • From my understanding males migrate earlier then the females. I've only seen females the last week and a half.
    • No Rule was made Dave, just asked for some decency from others.  Forgot who we were asking though.
    • We TOLD ya!!!  nya nya!!!      Good luck!!  Now go follow my recipe!! best pickled beets around!
    • I couldn't find a recipe anywhere online for pickling raw  beets (unless just refrigerator beets) so I must have been mistaken and will just cook them first!  Love them pickled but not so much just cooked!  Thanks for ALL the comments!  
    • Who was looking for .22 shorts on here??? Someone was......Bobby Bass?
    • Hmmm...poor customer service. Shoulda offered to show her a pic of yer pride and joy instead.   
    • Actually this reminds me of a time many years ago when I worked at the local grocery store. We had a sign in front of the ALL laundry detergent with a special sale price. A lady brought up a bottle of Tide detergent and expected it to be the sale price because the sign said ALL detergent. When I explained to her that it was the specific name brand ALL that was on sale and not the "global ALL" (as Del might put it) she got so embarrassed and angry that as she stormed out of the store she insisted it would have made a difference if we would have underlined the word ALL. 
    • A friend cleaned out a relative's house and gave me some ammo, some of which I can't use. Looking for reasonable offers on any of the following. I am in Inver Grove Heights. PM me if interested. 6 boxes 20 gauge Federal 2 3/4" duck/pheasant shells, 5 boxes are #6 shot, 1 box #4 shot 9 50 round boxes .22 short plus 3 partial boxes 9 50 round boxes  .22 long (not long rifle) plus 1 partial box 44 rounds .38 special lead, plus 43 rounds .38 special lead hollow point
    • LOL! Literally just a couple days ago you (Delcecchi) and Leech made the rule that someone shouldn't include you in a conversation that you aren't already engaged in and now you (Delcecchi) are butthurt that you (Delcecchi) weren't included in my statement in a thread you (Delcecchi) had yet to be engaged in. You can't make this stuff up.
  • Our Sponsors