Not Even Eddie Can Break the Jinx

Not Even Eddie Can Break the Jinx

I mostly fish alone unless I can get one of my kids to come with, but they’re usually not too keen on the whole getting up early thing.  I don’t blame them.  So my wife was quite surprised when I told her I was going fishing with a Facebook friend I had never actually...
Spring Trout Fishing Trip to SE Minnesota

Spring Trout Fishing Trip to SE Minnesota

A foot of snow fell in southern Minnesota this week, seemingly ruining my plans for a recon trout trip I was going to take with Savannah.  I figured the runoff would have blown out all the streams, but somehow it melted off slowly enough for the streams to be flowing...

Lake Mille Lacs — A New Beginning?

While the Minnesota Walleye Council isn’t going to officially release the new walleye regulations for Mille Lacs until next week, I was lucky enough to arrange an interview with their spokesman, Carl Marques for a sneak peek. A little background on the Mille Lacs...

2015–a look back

2015 — a look back It seems like I’ve got it in my head that 2015 was a terrible fishing year for me.  As a dad, a homeowner, a landlord, an employee, and an actual grownup, I sure don’t have the time to get out like I used to.  Although part of that is that I...

A Product Whose Time has Come?

I had this emailed to me the other day, Sounds like these guys have done their homework–I think they’re on to something.   November 23, 2015 From the offices of Specialty Products International, Latrobe, Pennsylvania For Immediate Release: At last a...

Bullheads

When I set the hook, I knew right away that this was no bluegill, and not a crappie either. The rest of the family was bobber fishing, and I was pitching a small tube jig to the edge of some green milfoil, a proven approach on this favorite panfish lake. A session...
Smallmouth Bass, Fairy Stones, and Treasure City

Smallmouth Bass, Fairy Stones, and Treasure City

Most of the time if I go camping it is because of necessity, not just because camping is so much damn fun.  I may camp out because there just happens to be a campsite where I’m fishing, or maybe I spent too much money on tackle and can’t come up with the funds for a...
Muskie on a Fly?  Totally Doable.  Right in your backyard.

Muskie on a Fly? Totally Doable. Right in your backyard.

You want to catch a muskie on a fly?  No one said it was going to be easy.  Or did they?  Be sure that I didn’t.  You want to catch a lot of fish?– I suggest a trip to one of our fine local spring creeks, this time of year the hatches will keep the trout feeding...
Since I’m a Guide…I Think I’ll Just Guide Myself!

Since I’m a Guide…I Think I’ll Just Guide Myself!

  “PLOP” I watched one of my last jigs disappear into the swirling green water I was standing in.  It had slipped through my shaking fingers when I was retying after releasing the biggest snook I had ever caught.  I should have been mad, but I just chuckled and...