The annual SnoBear migration to Lake Winnipeg was not spectacular. My son and I road tripped north seven hours for a day and a half of fishing and I will say that it really wasn't anything to write home about. Mac and I enjoyed some decent fishing on Friday, but we didn't catch any of the big greenbacks. Last year's fishing wasn't that good either and by the sounds of it, "The Big Windy" may be going in the tank. Commercially overfished. Who would ever think that such a massive lake could be overfished?
Hello from Winnipeg. My son Mac and I will be out after the greenbacks (Lake Winnipeg walleyes) in the morning (Friday). The temperature is low but our hopes are high. Although we are hearing mainly slow reports coming off of the big lake, we got some intelligence from a local tonight and we're going to check it out tomorrow. Mac and I got into town (Gimli) around 4 p.m. and decided not to rush out onto the lake to fish. Instead, we walked out onto the lake and sat down in a local's fish house. This gentleman was nice enough to clue us in on some things.
The educated fisherman, no I'm not talking about the fisherman that has a masters degree in Ichthyology, I'm talking about the dude that has all the fishing tools, knows how to use them and isn't afraid to go out and "work-it" no matter what the conditions. I was fishing and testing some product with Steve Baumann, the owner of Vexilar, Inc., Thursday, and we had the discussion about this certain group of fisherman on the way to the lake and also witnessed some of these dudes on the lake.
With the walleye and northern season closing this weekend, it's time to put our focus on the crappies, sunnies and perch. I've had my focus on the panfish for the last few weeks and it's been fun. Catching walleyes in the winter can get challenging and maybe that's part of the reason why I've had so much fun chasing the panfish.
Hello, how are you doing? I hope you're good and I hope you are out enjoying this unseasonable weather. It looks like about a week of warmth before we drop back down into winter again. Who the heck knows from day to day these days. This world is really keeping us on our toes! Let's call them current events. Those worldly current events are going to unfold just as they are supposed to, so I'm not going to get too bent out of shape over them.
Gotta blame it on something! I got the SnoBear stuck for the first time ever, and let me tell you, I've had it in a lot of crazy situations! I was on the second of back-to-back full-day guide trips with Scott and Jim, two guys that road-tripped here from our neighboring state of Wisconsin. Scott had booked the trip because he wanted to see the SnoBear in action and do some run-and-gun fishing.
Where did ya catch 'em? In the lake, in the lip or maybe on some lake that wasn't even the lake you were on. These answers are answers you can get out of a fisherman that spends a lot of time on the water and who might be reluctant to answer that age old question. I've been fishing for quite some time now and I will now answer that question with honesty, if someone is so bold to ask! Was it always like that? Nope.
What in the world is next? It seems that everyday it's a new, news story. Local, national, international, you name it. I'm sure you have gathered over the years that I am a person that believes in God, and that He is the one and only. With that being said, I believe that no matter what unfolds, it is all under His thumb. So, let's get on with life right? Well, it's not that easy. Let's just keep our new president and his family, cabinet and all others on his team in our prayers. As I enter into my 49th year on this earth, say it's time to try and dial things in.
I'm here at the airport in Las Vegas, Nev., waiting for the "red eye" to take me to MSP. It's been another one of those whirlwind trips. I spent today at the Shot Show, the big gun show in Vegas. So many guns and so many other things related to the shooting and hunting industry. One day is not long enough to cover all the ground and see all there is to see, but I tried. All these companies showcasing their new product for the upcoming year.
Friday the 13th and the moon is full.Ttake it for what it's worth, but if some seriously strange things happen you'll know why—it's the moon! I'm running on a few hours of sleep after taking a bonsai trip to St. Paul to promote Larson FX fishing boats at the Sportsmen's Show. Thursday was a quiet day, but I'm thinking the weekend will pack them in.