Father’s Day

Great Father’s Day spent with family eating delicious brunch and some fishing! Started the morning fishing one lake and moved to another after the front move through. A few bit a topwater frog and the rest were caught on the X Zone Lures 6″ Muscle Back Hawg Hunter using a 1/4 oz. WOO Tungsten flipping weight and 3″ Ned Zone soaked in Baitmate Fish Attractant Live Gamefish formula.

Me & My Canoe

In May of 2015, I purchased my first 16′ Mad River Adventure Canoe from REI in Bloomington. I remember how excited I was to bring it home. Two years prior to the purchase, I was introduced to the canoe by my fishing buddy Gary Engel and got to experience fishing from it. I loved every minute of it! With two people paddling, the Adventure cuts and moves fast through the water. It has plenty of leg room, a couple of vertical slots/rod holders behind the front and back seat to store your fishing rods upright, and plenty of space for your tacklebox, net, small cooler, etc. The front and back seats have comfortable backrests so no more backaches. A third seat in the middle is perfect for taking a child along for a nice paddle on an evening. Many nice lunkers and trophy fish have been brought into my canoe with many more to come!


Big Gators

Exploring a new lake this morning was a success! We caught lots of small pike up in shallow but we found where the sharp drop-off was and the big gators were there in deeper cooler water. Jigging with heavy hair jigs and burning spinnerbaits was key.


Paddle Boat Fishing

A fun family reunion, took my buddy Cole out on a paddle boat and caught a bunch of small bass and panfish on the Ned rig on a 1/16 oz. mushroom jighead and a 3″ Ned Zone.

Lunchtime Smallies

One of the best things about working at the City of Minneapolis is not only serving the people, the Mississippi River flows just behind our building. Skipping lunch to go catch some of these little feisty smallmouth is so much fun!

A Crappie Kind of Day

X Zone Lures 2″ Tubes was the ticket! Crappies were still nesting on sandy bottoms in less than a foot of water. Most were caught through sight fishing. A few kept for a fish fry.

2018 KBS Classic Qualifier

Fun day fishing the KBS Classic Qualifier on Lake Sakatah this past Saturday, May 26th! Tough bite it was, had to finesse and coax the bass with a wacky worm or Texas-rigged craw. Only caught four measurable fish but I really like the lake very much. Also got to try out my buddy Grant’s Old Town Predator. It was very comfortable!