Friday Morning Canoeing with Stacey

Beautiful morning of paddling & a little fishing at a Metro area lake! We didn’t catch anything but enjoying the nature and each other’s company on a lovely day.

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Sunday Morning Bassin’

Fun morning of bass fishing with my friend Ed before the front moved in!

Video Intro of Nam

A message I recorded for GoFish Cam Team on the beginnings of my fishing passion, what type of fishing I do, and my craziest fishing story. Check it out!

Minneapolis Art Tour

Pretty cool looking manhole cover I saw during our Minneapolis art tour this afternoon!

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Mississippi Smallies on the Bite

Nothing big but lots of Mississippi smallies were snipping today during the little drizzle we had over the lunch hour.

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Big Turtle Lake Smallies

Stacey, Joshua, and I made our second fishing trip together to Arcadia Lodge up on Big Turtle Lake. Joshua really enjoyed the beach and all the water toys, playing in the multiple playgrounds, having ice cream in the lodge, and participating in the tie-dye shirt making as well as sailboat creation and crafts. 

Weather for the week was in the low-50s to mid-70s with a high in the upper 80s and low 90s on Thursday and Friday. It rained at the beginning of the week. The smallmouth fishing was even better this year than in 2017! Fish were in post-spawn. They were shallow around big boulders early morning and moved out to 6 feet of water by mid-morning. I did notice lots of rusty crayfish springing along on the bottom as I pass over them. I caught all my fish on the Ned Zone, Clackin’ Crank, and Pop-R. Smallmouth size ranged from 17.25″ to 18.75″ with a few smaller ones, so average weight was around 3.5 lbs. Stacey hooked into about a 19″ largemouth too on the Clackin’ Crank.

Being One with Nature

Something about being deep in the woods, a flowing stream, birds flying overhead, squirrels jumping between trees, with mosquitoes and all, I find myself being one with nature.

Yesterday my cousin Thinh landed his first trout ever! So happy for him.