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  
Dock Boy

Crane Lake Challenge

Recommended Posts

Voyagaire Lodge is again hosting the Crane Lake Challenge formally know as the Hyper Vyper. This is a great event held every year. This year the date for the event is March 7. Watch sleds race on a shaved track. Rooms are available in Crane Lake and the trail conditions should be great. Any one else been to this event before? I hope to see many guys here at the race.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I sure hope they get some snow upthere soon. Looking at the webcam it is ugly. There is a group of us coming up next week for fishing. Hope there is enough snow to run the sleds a ways.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

dockboy,

What do the land trails look like after the rain?? I planned to come up saturday morning and riding from Ash trail store all around the area, then stay down in Orr and ride that area on sunday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Xplorer, I just got done talking to a few guys in the bar at Voyagaire and the land trails wern't to bad. They said they are a little squshy, but no bare spots. We had a really good base on the land trails up here, so as long as it cools down the next few days we should be ok. We didn't recieve as much rain as the Ely area recieved. I heard it was pretty bad over there. The weather is calling for cooler temps lows around 22, 10,7,1-6 the next few days so it should firm them up. The best thing right now is there isn't any traffic on the trails to beat them up. If the cool weather comes the next few days we should be ok. In regards to the webcam they do look bad, but the guy that made that road flooded it the other day because he's going to haul some sand to his resort, so that put quite a bit of water on the ice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

all the lakes are looking really bad now.

Trails in the Iron Range area are looking very thin, I took some pics an hour ago of the ones down the road and I dont know If I would even take my sled out on em. This is usually the good part of the trail.

IMG_0372.jpg

IMG_0371.jpg

IMG_0370.jpg

IMG_0374.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We got 6-8 inches up here in Crane Lake over the last couple of days. The trails are in great condition. I had the chance to ride the lake from Crane to Ash River last night and it was smooth sailing. Great ride. If your looking for good snow head our way for the weekend. Enjoy and ride safe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wow that does look really bad. looks like a normal year around here. we usually get plently of snow but it blows all the time so it looks just like that. except for this year its all gone alreadly

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Snow conditions are wonderful right now in Voyageurs National Park. For those that don't have snow it's time to go north. We have lots of the white stuff up here (Crane Lake). Conditions are good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Voyagaire is starting to get ready for the big race on March 7. There are still a room or two available if anyone is interested in coming to the Crane Lake Challenge. Should be a good time food on the ice in the restaurant and plenty to drink. The trails should also be in fine condition, so if anyone is going to be in our area stop on over to see the radar runs. Enjoy and ride safe!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello, The Crane Lake Challenge is set to start this Saturday. Make plans to come up and enjoy the areas trails and races. Trails are great right now and it should be a fun weekend. We'll see you at Voyagaire.

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

    • Free agency is far from a sure thing, if there are young centers out there (big if) you have to compete with maybe 10 or 20 other teams and pay way over what you should. You have control of nothing and are at the whims of a player everyone is chasing. Same with trades, very easy to swing and miss. By most account we were in on Ryan Johansen with the Preds but Columbus wanted Jones over Brodin and I don't blame them. 
    • Good stuff but time wiill tell. Not buying the "oh we might lose him as a UFA"...so what, with that kind of money we could buy just as good and younger to give us more of a future...which we desparately need to be thinking about.  Fletch is walking a tightrope and it is going to break IMO.
    • Come on BB, you are better than that. You as much as anyone know that ONE player doesn't make an NHL Team a Stanley Cup contender so why put that blame on him. Sure, a player like Crosby certainly helps, but we aren't talking about the money that Crosby is getting here either. Comparing Koivu's contracts to equivalent players with similar production is quite compelling. He has performed better than many of his peers for his current contract and with the lower AV of his new deal if he continues similar numbers it will be a bargain. I wasn't too happy about the NMC either, but I take that as a bargaining chip so CF didn't have to go with a longer term deal. 2 years is sufficient and I think it works well for both parties. You are right, there are many people out there with more knowledge about the market and what he could have gotten elsewhere and when it may have made sense to sign him, but the fact is you don't want to wait to sign him until after the season for if no other reason at all than to allow him to be a UFA and hear other offers. This will be my last post about the Koivu extension because clearly we don't see eye to eye on whether it made/makes sense, but I assure you there are a large number of "hockey minds" that are in agreement with me on this. Here is some afternoon reading for you: https://www.hockeywilderness.com/2017/9/20/16332552/mikko-koivu-contract-extension-minnesota-wild-criticism-overpaid-chuck-fletcher-cap-space
    • Red admiral i believe.
    • Btw......for you bass purists .... a couple days before the above success, I located mostly largemouth with one smallmouth on the edge of bulrushes adjacent to a deep drop off.  Probably a dozen fish in 20 casts with a Senko. Nothing of any real size. Always fun getting fish on four or five consecutive casts.
    • Great find! I did a little research and did not find an I.D.  Hopefully someone will know what it is.
    • You are 100% correct... a guy has to be smart about it. There is nothing magic about inverters... its takes a lot of DC juice to make a little AC juice. On the flipside though, I have a 120vac 32" TV/DVD player that only draws 51 watts AC.... meaning that it should (hypothetically) only draw 4.25 amps DC. Even with a 15% draw added for the inefficiency of the inverter, I am still under 5 amp. Usually I will run the generator for a few hours between 10 am and 2 pm. Then it is off until 7 pm or so... Then I will fill it up and let it run through out the night. It will run about 9 hrs on eco, so by 4 am or so it is out of gas... but the batteries are topped off nice to run the routine again. The 4 hr run isn't necessary, but does offer some security. With a 5 and a 7 yr old fishing with me the majority of the time, the TV usually doesn't turn off during the day.
    • I believe the crawlers are not natural forage and using them as bait emulates large larvae.  
    • Like I stated earlier and others with more knowledge than anyone on here have as well..we should have waited...I also was unaware of the no trade clause which he was able to get without any less $$...pure stupidity...we'll know in 8/9 months how this pans out...it boot straps us from further improving the team with younger talent is my main issue. As far as a captain, lifelong wild...blah blah blah....if he is such a pillar, such a great player, such a leader of the team...where has he taken us? The playoff record speaks for itself....time to dump guys like Koivu at the soonest opportunity who have done all they can or at least decrease their pay in later years not increase them...they took us as far as they could...and we've already got vets like Parise, Suter, Spurgeon, Granlund, Coyle, Brodin locked in on long term deals; give one of them the C to carry us forward.  
  • Our Sponsors