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  
CarlWBL

Laser Crankbaits

Recommended Posts

I saw over the weekend that Ike and Duckett were using the crankbaits with the light in the nose. What are your guys' thoughts on this new bait? All hype or is everyone going to try one?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it is not illegal in MN. a company out of the twin cities called GloJigs make jigs that have flashing LED lights. they are mainly for ice fishing but can be used whenever. The company recently came up forsale and i looked into purchasing it but after field testing and looking over the equipment they have in the inventory I found that it is pretty much junk. so i say its just hype.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They aren't lights, they are lazers. Kinda like a lazer pointer you use for presentations. You know, the one that the cat and the dog just go bonkers over chasing it.... wait a minute, dogs and cats chase it.... maybe there is something to this.

stirring... stirring... stirring smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone ever brought a red laser pointer to a bass tank? Try that and I bet you might buy one of these baits just to try...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought if you shined one of those lazers in your eye you could do permanent dammage?.. Are we going to have a bunch of blind bass when people start to throw these?

While were at it, how about biosonix?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

biosonix would be in my boat if they were so much money. Guess they really get things going somtimes. Would be fun to have one just to try it.

i have a bass at home in my tank and i am going to go get the lazer and see what she does.

if it is awesome i will post it in a video - if i never post anything about it - probably cause there was nothing to post.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just put the lazer in the tank with betty and yeah she was scarred of it and tried to swim away. Maybe when she gets bigger she will have more of a predator attitude but - laser was tank tested and not ike approved

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmm. I guess I have only seen it with bigger fish, and only once at Cab. Might have to try it elsewhere. Sportshow would be a good test. Those fish haven't been in the tank too long.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah i was going to bring a laser last year but didn't go i will have to bring on this year. those fish tend to be pretty feisty in that tank

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone ever brought a red laser pointer to a bass tank? Try that and I bet you might buy one of these baits just to try...

I also got sort of a timid response in my tank. The laser definitely got it's attention, but it just looked at it and backed away. Plus if the lure were the source of the laser, this would take the fishes attention away from the bait and to whatever the laser landed on...

Also this is talking about a fish that will hit anything the first time it encounters it (I used to catch it on a knotted string...)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont think the lure shoots a laser out. That would be some austin powers stuff right there. The bill of the bait just lights up I think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont think the lure shoots a laser out. That would be some austin powers stuff right there. The bill of the bait just lights up I think.

Yea, thats what it looks like the lazer is for. Shows a picture of it lit up in a dark room on their HSOforum!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Daze Off your still in MN? smile

Yup - with housing market and job market in the tank it is kind of hard to relocate.....been watching the openings for a couple of years now and no luck so far.

Just joined another bass club to have something to do in the summer....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always wondered about those tank demonstrations. Not sure if they are reacting to the light or the color. I suspect that if you had a green or blue laser and moved it in a similar fashion that fish would react in the same manner.

Anyone ever seen a different color used?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My feeling on those tank demonstrations are that those fish have probably been starved for awhile so they will chase anything that looks like it could be food. We have been doing it up in our tank in this area and have taken notes. As fish get more and more hungry the more they chase and Vica Versa. Who knows that is just my experience in the tanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My impression (what i've been told) about the tank at the Mpls sport show is that they catch the fish just a few days before the show. Whether or not thats true...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do think that the fish for the MPLS show are caught fairly soon to the time of the show.. Their activity level has more to do with the rapidly increasing water temps than anything...

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 :)

    • Anyone have a purple martin house? I’m planning on putting one up this spring, but I don’t quite have the open space that is suggested (minimum of 40 ft from tall trees/house). Wondering if anyone has had those same issues, but were still successful in attracting purple martins? The pole I bought is 12 ft high, so I’m thinking of maybe buying a second one, and using a couple of the extensions to make it a few feet higher to compensate for the lack of open space. Have the martins had a noticeable impact on bugs? I’m hoping they can do a number on the horse flies in my neighborhood. Plus, they sound really pretty 
    • Anoka Union paper says it is moving into the sports authority building in Coon Rapids.  
    • While the southern half of the state saw some significant rainfall and even some flooding this week, areas of northern Wisconsin received up to nearly a foot of new snow. Snowmobile trails remain in good to excellent condition in nearly 20 of the most northern tier counties on the Wisconsin Department of Tourism's Snow Conditions Report (exit DNR). Cross-Country Ski Trail Conditions are also good to excellent across the north.Cross-country ski trails are in excellent condition at Pattison State Park, which received nearly a foot of snow this week. The park is hosting a Winterfest on Saturday.Photo credit: Gervase Thompson A kids fisheree on Lake Noquebay in Marinette County last weekend produced some very nice fish including perch, crappie, bluegill, walleye, northern, and trout. The lake ice was nearly 2 feet thick. There have been good northern pike catches on the back waters of the Wolf River on tip ups baited with a shiner.Whitefish fishing has remained pretty decent up and down the entire Bay of Green Bay. Some anglers are targeting perch too but with moderate to poor success. Whitefish were still being caught off the Oconto breakwater in decent numbers. Toward the end of the week only anglers from Sawyer Harbor had good luck and were able to come in with their limits of whitefish after a half day out on the ice. Anglers fishing the Fox River at Voyageurs park report fishing slowed with a few walleyes and whitefish still being caught. .
    • The Peacock Bass has been on my fishing bucket list since I first saw a picture of one when I was in elementary school. I don't think I'll make it to the Amazon anytime soon so when our Florida vacation was booked I made it a point to get to SE Florida and chase these beautiful specimens! For our adventure we went out near Miami, FL with local guide Captain Scott Rose. He shared a lot of information about this unique fishery and put us on both numbers and quality fish. Our Biggest 5 weighed in at 20.5lbs! This trip was something I won't soon forget.    
    • I can recall,   farther back than you think, of running into one now and then and finding one inn a trap from time to time. And this was MORE than fifty years ago,  so they've been around a while. Maybe just an uptick in the population in southern MN.
    • For any of you that have ever had a desire to do any sledding in the Black Hills... This is definitely the year to do it. This is by far the most snow that I have seen out there. On most years, you can get lucky to ride either the Northern or Southern hills... This year both are awesome and the meadows are full! I am hoping to get out there once more before the end of the month.
    • Yeah, but somewhere in Iowa there is an imaginary line where the ratio of road kill flips from possums towards coons.   Their fur is pretty thin.   Had one under the deck a few winters ago that would literally shiver as he scavenged bird seed.  Missing a handful of toes, some bits of ear, and the end of his tail was black from frostbite.   About 20 years ago, I plowed my first armadillo in southern Missouri with the car.   Now it's about 50/50 on roadkill whether its a possum or a dillo.   They made their way up from Texas I guess.
    •   They have been hanging in there for the last couple decades in tropical Rochester area.   
    •   Too many variables. Impact strength, airflow setting and wear factors, air pressure variance,  lubrication habits, and of course the operator. It's very easy to exceed what the stick is rated for. Not break the lugs next time tight, but maybe a free brake pulsation 2-3 months down the road after the rotor is distorted and runout turns into thickness variation.  I always use a size smaller with the impact turned all the way down and frequently have less than a 1/8 of a turn left to go. I will even tailor how heavy I pull the trigger and ALWAYS follow up with a torque wrench.     Left hand lugs was an old Mopar trick. Knowing about them does date you!                   
    • Had a 69 Dodge Charger that had left and right hand lug nuts. Was pretty much a Dodge/Chrysler thing
  • MWO