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Harvest

Harvest

Will I see you give more than I can take Well I only harvest some—Neil Young, from “Harvest”  There is something about the descent into a trout valley in Southeast Minnesota that puts me in a good mood like few other things can.  I started my journey on Saturday with...
What is the Worst Lure?

What is the Worst Lure?

Enough with all the talk about lures that work.  Most of them do.  How about the Worst Lure? I get weekly emails from “Fishing Tackle Retailer”. Even though it’s been a decade since I was a retailer, I still like to keep track of trends and what not.  One feature they...
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...