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  
Rebel9921

Roll Call...

Recommended Posts

Whos going to the Thorne Bros Annual Spring Sale this weekend... and which days???

Im deliberating whether I should go on Saturday... not sure yet...

Seems from the lineup for the event, it'll be better and bigger this year!!! Especially the raffle prize... a 9'0 TB Custom Predator XH with Shimano Trinidad 16N... thats definitely SWEET!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

saturdays the day to be there for muskies

we had our Twin Cities chapter muskies inc meeting last nite 'tues' and just about everybody is showing up there from the meeting also I know Dennis from Musky innovations"Bulldawgs" and Todd Clevlend "Phantom" will be there,,Our TC chapter will also have the boat were giving away at the FS tourney on display and the availability to sign up at a discount for the FS tourney and the new fall George Wahl metro tourney.

also dont forget!!!! Next tuesday is the North Metro poolside lure demo when Thorne bros brings all the musky lures and demos them in the pool,,,cool to see if you like em before you buy em

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted By: JRedig
I spent all my money at the expo...

you don't have to be there to spend money smirk

I'll probably stop by on Saturday.

Is it possible to make a trip to Thorne Bros and not spend cash? laugh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted By: Quackaddict9
Originally Posted By: JRedig
I spent all my money at the expo...

you don't have to be there to spend money smirk

I'll probably stop by on Saturday.

Is it possible to make a trip to Thorne Bros and not spend cash? laugh

If I've done that before, then yes smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I spent all my money at the expo...

Me to and a vast majority of it to Thornes grin BTW they called me last night they were wraping my Predator I should have it soon laugh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was in there today helping set up some stuff in the back room where the seminars will be. There are going to be some smokin deals there. I plan to head in Saturday morning and hang out for a bit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm broke. As for me just going in the store to look, would be impossible for me. Also it is well over an hour drive for me anyway. Anyone know what kind of deals they are having on muskie stuff. Looked on their HSOforum and it didn't really say much. Maybe 20% off baits like it was at the expo?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DHanson, I helped move around all the stuff for the 50% off rack today. There were quite a few totes full of stuff that is being clearanced. I would say 15 rubbermaid totes worth. Pretty much everything else is 20% off. They have a raffle ticket deal again this year for purchase. 2 bucks a ticket or 3 for 5 bucks with proceeds going to the vets. The raffle prize is the first edition Predator Series Rod tied by Lonnie and a Trinidad 16N. Over a $1,000 prize.

Grandpa Joe is going to be there to rig boats with electronics purchased at the sale as well. Only thing he can't do at the show is glass in ducers for thru hull shooting.

It's only 4 miles for me so a no brainer to make the trip.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Grandpa Joe is going to be there to rig boats with electronics purchased at the sale as well. Only thing he can't do at the show is glass in ducers for thru hull shooting.

Cool, I have some parts to get back to him from rigging on my boat, and that will save me another drive to North Branch. Will probably be there Saturday AM or maybe Friday afternoon (or both).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone have a list of the seminars? I heard Larry Dahlberg will be giving one, and I have a question he's perfect to field (I have to take my buddies father-in-law to be fishing in June, and he hails from southern Brazil so I need to know what type of fishing goes on down there and what he'd enjoy up here).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well as always I had a tough time staying under budget, but I did pick up a few goodies. I got a new DCG, a Medussa, new Hog wobbler, a new eagle tail and one or two other items. These guys really do a great job servicing all their customers and enjoy what they do. To be completely honest, who wouldn't enjoy working there?

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

    • who's the old guy sitting on the sled in the second picture?
    • Might want to give us some more info on the model/year of that thing.   Might also want to check with minnkota directly.  Just because they discontinued the product doesn't mean they don't have a crate full of these things in a warehouse somewhere.
    • I thought my buddy might be interested, but it's not in his budget right now. Good luck on the sale.
    • I agree. They also work well in deep water. I can get back down noticeably faster with the 6061 black betty than my best spinning reels.
    • I will say having the freespool feature when your on top of a school a perch moving through has put more fish in the bucket for me. Way quicker than hand lining a spinning reel. Once you get the freespool dialed in and running smooth,  you  can get your bait right back in front of the fish effortlessly. It makes a world of difference when your in a hurry. I run and gun on the ice and most lakes and sloughs here in SD are not that deep so works great for me.
    • I live right outside of Moorhead and see a few in the winter now days. About 8 yrs ago they moved into the shelterbelt around our place and there were about 50. It was nice to see them. I grew up in Harvey N.D. and we would go out and shoot a pickup box full in a night. That 250 - 300 jacks in a night. We would sell them to a guy that had a Mink and Fox ranch and get 50 cents each. The amount of jacks we would see in a night would be in the 1000's.   I think all the chemicals and pesticides are killing them off. We dont see the Meadow Larks like we use to either.
    • They work great on a super limp rod in 10 ft or so for tiny jigs on panfish, eliminating spin. Worthless after that. For this purpose expensive ones are a waste. 
    • I actually have one but it is up north and I won't be in a position to get it until next spring.   So PM me if you still need it then and you can have it.   Been a few years since I used it, but it worked when I stashed it in the attic.   They are not too hard to take apart and clean, and that might help.  Let me know in May if you still are in need.  
    • Another solution is to get Handheld radios (FRS/GMRS) especially if there's weak cell signal.
  • Our Sponsors