Last year, I experienced a Burbot disaster
, this year I experienced the Burbageddon. Uncertain if last year’s burbot spawning ground would close to ice fishing forever, I was exceptionally fortunately to be able to spend three nights there in this 2014 ice season. Read more
I hate one-fish days. They don’t suck as much as skunk days, but at least on the skunk day you can write the day off as a lost cause. On a one-fish day, once you get that one fish, the rest of the day becomes a complete tease to get just one more. Read more
Another year, another road trip down to Florida with Ken
. This time, we’d be joining forces with another avid species hunter, Ben
, in our quest to pillage Florida’s spoils of diversity. I don’t think I have ever used the phrase “What is that?” with such fervor and frequency. Read more
What sort of fishing ate up the bulk of my September fishing time? Pier fishing for salmon of course! Thanks to tips from Ken
, I was finally able to figure it out.
This was a code I failed to crack in August. Read more
Who needs huskies to pull the sleigh, when you have DRUM!
I took advantage of the abnormally calm winds today to make my fifth trip out on the kayak. So many people have told me that the timing is wrong for a warm water discharge… because it’s too hot? Read more
Heading home from the cottage this weekend
, I decided to try for some blondes. I had no craft, but I brought my inflatable beach toy…
As my friend put it, I was one headshake away from disaster.
I began by paddling myself out to likely structures and chucking live minnows in them. Read more
Ice-out lured me to the river for my first steelies of 2013
Then a lull… awaiting opener…
I spent opener day getting out-fished by Ken
My landing ratio needed some work, as I was losing 4x the number of fish I was hooking. Read more
Lake whitefish are finally mine!
I drove up north on Wednesday for another “one last stab” at knabbing my first lake whitefish through the ice. I arrived at my spot in the afternoon to find large schools of baitfish from 80 fow to 30 fow. Read more
Early Saturday morning Ken
, his friend Andrea, and I headed out to get some fishing done! Ken had mentioned to me the possibility of Freshwater Drum and Mooneye at this spot, neither of which I had caught before. I was prepared to add to my lifelist! Read more