Buzzbait early, wacky and Ned rigs when the sun came up. Bass seemed to be everywhere! Below is a big bass that inhaled a 3” Ned Zone in the dirty shad color on a 1/16 oz. mushroom jighead. The subtle action of the True Center Stick was too much for the toad (on the right) to handle. Fun day on the water!
With only a week away from the 2018 Fishing Opener, the countdown begins and excitement builds. From waking up at the crack of dawn to spooling fresh new line the night before, looking over lake maps, and deciding what lures to throw, it is all in the planning process leading up to the first cast. Enjoy this video entitled “The Rise of the Fisherman.”
Stacey, JT, and I attended the annual Northwest Sportshow to meet up with our good friends of Spring Bay Resort, catching up with my kayak fishing friends from the Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association, and checking out the latest tackle & boats/pontoons. JT also caught his first trout at the kids trout pond!
With warming temps the week ahead and the snow melting, only one thing comes to mind… Fishing! Join me this season as I take you on an adventure to catch some tackle bustin’ bass, muskies, big pike, crappies, and other species. We will also share with you some tips along the way. I am excited for the upcoming season and looking forward to seeing you on the water.
Graduating from his first Mickey Mouse fishing pole to the new Zebco 33, JT is ready for his own Big Fish stories. The next Babe Winkelman!
Over the years I have fished for freshwater fish throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Canada. For as long as I can remember my father introduced me to fishing when I was four years old with a Snoopy fishing pole. We fished for sunnies using worms and I still remember the anticipation and excitement I had when that sunfish tugged on my bobber… It would be a weekend thing and I always asked him when we would go out again. By the time I was 11 we had moved to a new house and about a mile away there was a small local lake. One day a friend of mine in elementary school had told me that a guy at the lake had a stringer of gigantic northerns! By this time my father had given up fishing for gardening. I remember riding my bike out to the lake and when I got there the guy had three really nice northerns on his stringer and he hooked another as I approached him. I immediately went home, grabbed my fishing pole with a 3″ yellow Mister Twister Curly Tail Grub and got back out to the lake. Within a few casts I caught my first largemouth bass. Ever since then… Fishing has become my passion.
Enjoy the links, photos and all the great people I have met through fishing!
– Nam D. Nguyen