Unsettling weather but managed to get out for an hour chucking topwater frogs for largies. A fun morning now home safe and sound.
Searching for Trout
A fun cold, windy day exploring one of the many creeks in southeast Minnesota! The ultra clear water made it tough to sneak up on the fish but we landed a few.
Garmin Striker 4 Portable Fishfinder
Felt like a kid in a candy store today at the Northwest Sportshow. Pretty thrilled to pick up this Garmin Striker 4 Portable Fishfinder at a good deal! I can easily take it with me whether I am fishing from canoe, kayak, or boat, and even use it on the ice. Gonna be a fun season!
2022 Northwest Sportshow
A Letter from The Mepps Man
What a surprise! Stacey brought in the mail and a big envelope addressed to me from Mepps. A nice letter from “The Mepps Man” T. Layton Shepherd mentioning that my rainbow trout photo is featured on page 9 in the 2022 Mepps Master Catalog. Mepps rules!
A Wrap to the 2021 Fishing Season
Well that’s a wrap to the 2021 open water fishing season. Many memorable fish catches and fun moments. My favorite was watching JT pull his first big 5 pound bass on opener and his big northern later in the summer. He’s growing up to be quite the fisherman. A rare bonus 25” walleye too over Labor Day weekend. Some good pike caught and released throughout the season, and discovered a few new lakes in the process. Overall a good fishing season!
Late Fall Pike
Cold wind, freezing fingers, runny nose and BIG PIKE!!
Getting pike slimed with my cousin, Binh Nguyen. Started the morning twitching jerkbaits with long pauses and burning chatterbaits as it got warmer. The fish were on fire yesterday from 10 to noon!
Cold Front Bassin’
Squeezed in a quick couple hours of bass fishing with my cousin Binh before my niece’s birthday party. With the cold front, fishing was slow, mostly a jig and spinnerbait bite. Fun times!
Farm Island Lake Walleye
Old school style. Rented a basic boat with no trolling motor or depth finder. Did some homework to see areas of potential. Dropped in and jigged an ACME Tackle Company Hyper-Rattle and BINGO! Farm Island Lake 25” brute of a walleye! #fishouflage #acmetackle #hyperrattle