Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • 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  
Icerookie

Metro Area Fishing Books

Recommended Posts

Just wondering if anyone has an opinion on which books with maps of metro area lakes are the best to buy? Thanks in advance!

------------------
Hey, you're bobber's down!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As far as books are concerned, Sportsmans Collection is nice. There are two Metro book, east and west Metro. They have a mojority of the lakes outside of the private and non-accessible lakes. Also have good and recent info on stocking and surveys.

Also might want to look into the Lake Master Lake Maps for your computer as well. They are nice to have and there are a lot of features.

Good Fishin,
Matt Johnson

------------------
First Choice Guide Service

[email protected]
Catch-N Tackle and Bio Bait
MarCum
Stone Legacy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the Twin Cities Fishing Guide by Sybil Smith has the best information regarding productive locations and tactics for each lake. A lot of good information was gathered from locals, professional anglers, guides, bait shop owners and others. Just check the references listed at the back of the book. However, I also like the East/ West Metro series put out by Sportman's Connections. The DNR survey info is a big plus, more lakes are covered and the maps are bigger (but not very detailed).
Both are very handy in my opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a Twin Cities Fishing Guide signed by Sybil Smith. My mom's good friend knows Sybil really well and fishes with her a lot. They were in the same fishing club growing up. A very nice lady. Also a good book smile.gif

Good Fishin,
Matt Johnson

------------------
First Choice Guide Service

[email protected]
Catch-N Tackle and Bio Bait
MarCum
Stone Legacy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • 501A .Going earlier than my normal B season this year. 
    • 504A for me. Taking a newbie out this year if he was drawn. Need this weather to turn around pretty quick.
    • I also picked up a couple extra trailer tilt pins in case someone walks off with mine again. I would have taken my enclosed trailer but my check engine light is on in my Suburban to and it comes up knock sensor. And they don't recommend driving it with bad knock sensor or could damage engine. Need a warmer day to tackle that as it involves removing the intake to get at the darn thing. Hope my luck improves
    • Seems like one could use chuck to make corned beef, but don't see much about it on the net...  Might be a fun experiment.
    • Dropped it off at dealer today and might be a week to get it back. Not sure you have relays with manual reverse but if anyone is looking for spares they are $5 at O Rielly parts and they have more expensive ones to but look just like the $5 ones. I bought 4 of them for spares. Im also going to ask mechanic when I pick it up if there is a way to get it out of reverse manually so if it ever happens out in the middle of the woods. 
    • corned beef is right up there but we are now getting into the season where the sales will start!!  love the ruebens too!!!  but it is one thing I never made from scratch, just store bought and cooked...  go for it bobber!!! 
    • Got drawn for the MN B season! Hope the weather cooperates.
    • Did you ever end up making corned beef Thunderlund? or anyone?The Mrs went up to cub yesterday so I had her pick up some c beef from the deli for Ruebens, holy moly they dont give that stuff away!!  I see most recipes call for brisket ( thinking maybe end up kind of stringy) but I do have several chuck roasts,  I'm thinking brining one and give it a whirl..If so how'd it turn out?
    • I use a lighter duty set on the front because they fit tighter and have better clearance. On the back I use  more aggressive v-bars. Sometimes one set isn’t enough and once I got stuck with both sets on. I’m pretty new to this too but for the most part they’ve worked  well for me. 
×