What a trip! We were wondering how to keep our son busy for the rest of the summer now that baseball is over and I think we just figured it out. I helped him scrub the little 1982 14-foot aluminum boat last night and we got the 6-horse Evinrude fired-up. We rounded up the necessary safety equipment and he grabbed his tackle box and rod and we were off to the launch, just down the road on Gull Lake. I backed him down the ramp and floated him off.
So many lakes, so many fish! Not sure what the scoop is, but I am guessing that there are multiple lakes that are producing fish right now in our area. Our guides have been hitting Gull Lake pretty consistently and it's been really nice because there hasn't been a lot of other fishing pressure. I know that by writing this, there may be a few more that try their hand on Gull and that's fine because there are a lot of "spots." I guess what I am trying to say is that it's been really nice that we have so many "other" lakes in the area that are producing as well.
Good morning to you! I am back from a road trip to Packerland where I was filming an episode for Mills Fleet Farms’ “We Love It! Outdoors.” We (myself and...
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.