It’s go time. Guiding, filming and wrapping up the gobbler season are just some of the things shaking down on the calendar. I have a new fishing boat this year and it’s a little bit of a change for me. It’s a console (steering wheel), and after 5 years in a row with a tiller steer motor there is some “getting used to” that needs to be done. The comfort of the ride, the protection from the windshield and more speed are some of the benefits of the wheel over the tiller.
Welcome to the lakes area all of you visitors! I am hoping your stay is going “your way.” and that you are enjoying our community and all the things to do here. The lines are getting wet as you read this and I am hoping the walleye (and/or pan fish) are cooperating.
The Minnesota Wild/turkey zombie is in pretty rough shape right now, just saying! Getting up at dark 30 to chase gobblers around is exhausting all by itself, but mix in the Minnesota Wild hockey games running late into the night and it doesn’t make for a very healthy combination. And there’s a little fishing event coming to town next week, too. Oh, and my boat should be ready by Thursday. These are going to be some interesting times! Can you say scramble?
It’s all going to happen in short order.
The Minnesota spring turkey season opened on Wednesday and it was a day filled with many memories for many turkey hunters around the state! My son Mac and I woke around 4:30 a.m., dressed up in black and gathered our gobbler hunting garb. The snow had just started coming down and the plan was to head into the woods for an hour or so before dropping Mac off at school. The plan was in place and the prayers were presented.
I am writing to you exactly one month from “the opener” — fishing opener, that is. It is supposed to be a “special” one this year in the lakes area, as we are going to be welcoming our governor and his entourage to open the Minnesota fishing season on our well-known Gull Lake Chain.
Good morning! At least that’s what it is right now as I start pecking on these keys. You know what really makes me nervous? Icy roads, especially kids driving on icy roads. It seems like it’s been an every other day occurrence and now that it’s April you would think it wouldn’t be such a concern. Well it still is, especially since winter storm Yona is bearing down on us right now.
Good morning! Spring does not want to move in quite yet, so I guess it’s not quite time to stow the short rods. I returned the other day from Manitoba, Canada, where we were filming another episode of “We Love It! Outdoors”. The monster walleye of Lake Winnipeg were our target and we hit the target!
Good morning! It feels pretty good to be back in the saddle again, just returned from a family vacation to Cancun, Mexico (no camera crew). It’s going to be 45 here today, we’re getting there but this is no Mexico that is for sure. What a beautiful place God made when He made Mexico! But, I would say He made a pretty darn nice place right here too in the lakes area. This is a true case of “the best of both worlds!”
March I’m going march you down the aisle! As I am writing this column today on March 3, my feet are freezing and the outdoor temperature is 20 below the zero mark! I think all of us are ready to see this winter march right down the aisle and right out of town. Maybe not everyone. Mount Ski Gull has to be loving it, the snowmobilers are loving it as are the cross country skiers and some others. Someone just reminded me the other day that we were just complaining a few years ago that we never get any snow and now that we’ve got it, we are whining again! Sorry God.