Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Waiting on Winter

To make good on a vow to start writing again, here goes.  The boat is put away and it is time to rest the shoulders and elbows.  Come April first, it all starts again, except, maybe a litle river fishing, provided by a power plant.  Sounds fun!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Winter Time

The season is over. The boat is in storage. The equipment awaits its maintenance. We have our club and state Federation meetings to occupy the fishy part of our brains. Maybe even catch up on writing. More to come........

Monday, May 17, 2010

Wapogasset - May 14, 2010

I started in the smaller lake. I rotated through a buzz bait, spinner bait, black and blue jig, a shallow crank bait, and a black stick bait. I got one strike on the stick bait, but it didn't get the hook. I then went back to the main lake and hit drop offs, flats, and points going up the western shore. On weed flats I nabbed a few short fish on the crank bait. I bypassed the slop at the north end because John B was there. Around the point there was a small marina at the resort on the north end. I got two more short fish in the weed flat in front of the marina. I swithced to a green stick bait and got two keepers, two short fish, and lost two more that might have measured. I worked the docks heading south along the eastern shore from there and picked up one more keeper and two short. I tried to pick up the two I lost, but they were smarter than me. I had a great time fishing and talking with my clubs members. Club fishing is the best and I can't wait for the next one.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Apple River Flowage May1, 2010

I ran to a small, shallow bay I pre fished two years ago. I caught some smaller bass on a spinnerbait in some pads. After fishing the whole area with the spinner bait, I pitched a black stick bait to a log in the same bay a caught the two five pounders. I pulled another keeper of a stump in the same bay. Later I caught two more keepers on a black and blue jig off a steep drop on the non windy side of a point. I also caught two more on a green stick bait going down the shore line on the west side. I did all my fishing south of the first bridge.
Usually, our WI tournaments are tough for me, It was a lot of fun catching over 14 lbs for my best four fish.

Monday, March 1, 2010

One Month to Go!

The boat has been in storage for 3 months now. It has one more month to rest. I've spent three months restocking, planning, and preparing for the new season. For years now, I have been fishing with a minimalist strategy. I have had moderate success with this but, large wins have eluded me. In this last off season, I have been adding different baits and more colors to my tackle system. In fact, I will be carrying four times more than I usually do. With all the rods restrung, all that's left to do is plan the boats escape from its winter prison.

Think fish

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pre-Fishing Chisago

Spent 4 hours taking my first look at Chisago Lake. Caught some nice fish. Found some good spots. Scum frogs, Senkos, texas rigged worms, and spinner baits, it doesn't get any better.

Think fish,

Monday, June 22, 2009

June 20th Prior Lake

Our club finally had a nice summer day to fish. Unfortunately, a nice day to fish isn't always the best day to catch, unless you like 10 inch fish. From one end of the lake to the other, on everything I threw, I caught fish. About 50, 10 inchers. Of the two I weighed in, I killed one on the hook set. Atleast I didn't kill my big fish, the 12.5 incher. The lesson learned was not to skip prefishing on a lake I've fished in the past. I spent a lot of time relearning the lake.

Think Fish,