Hey mothers, Happy Mother’s Day to you! Enjoy the weekend of bonding with the boys that are so kindly staying home for the weekend to spend time with you (rather than going fishing) this year! I Bought the fishing license this a.m., picked up the boat from Fleet Farm and have it on charge in the garage. The ice is going out but it’s not going out fast enough. Our “opener” guide trips were cancelled because of the remaining ice on the Whitefish Chain. Our guides are “chomping at the bit” and so is every other angler that had plans to fish the north country on opening weekend.
What in the heck in the world (as Mac once would say)? Ice-covered lakes in May, what are we going to do? Well, have you ever tried turkey hunting? I am here at the keyboard feeling like I just fell out of the back of a pick-up doing 40 mph. I am wiped-out, and yes, all because of those crazy wild turkeys. If you don’t already know, turkeys (and turkey hunting) are way up on my list of all time “favorite things.” The gobble is the key! I don’t think any turkey hunter will disagree with the fact that a gobble is one of the greatest sounds on earth!
We’re havin’ a heat wave! It’s about darn time. I think we have weeded out some fair-weather Minnesotans this winter — look for the population to rise in Arizona, Florida and in other southern climates next winter (we haven’t decided yet J). I think all forms of life are going to be happy, happy this weekend.
We all like to talk about the weather. It’s probably the most talked about topic of all time other than the Bible. So, here we are on April 10 (the evening I am writing to you) and we are bracing for an April storm that is bringing a lot of snow, some rain and ice. Grandma Grenz (my wife’s grandma) passed away last Saturday, April 6, in her sleep. Grandma was a godly women and we are very confident she is in heaven.
Turkey hunting is so much more than a person can even imagine! If you haven’t done it you owe it to yourself and your children, neighbors, nieces, nephews, mothers/fathers and whomever else you can think of. Here are the basic tools of the trade that will work for an 8 year old or an 80 year old: 1. A 20 gauge shotgun with a few loads (4’s, 5’s or 6 shot only).
Daylight savings time is dumb (that’s fine, you can say I’m dumb if you want) but you better move your clock ahead tonight so you are not late for church in the morning! I am starting to feel spring; the potent sun, longer days, antlers on the ground, fish houses off the lakes, spring break for the kids, turkey banquets and seminars coming up, thoughts of new marketing materials for the open water season, state tournament time, people booking guided trips, boats about ready to hit the production line and the list goes on.
Not sure about you but we have some grass showing in the yard this morning! It really doesn’t matter that it’s the grass that is above our septic tank, it’s grass and it’s a sign of spring, right? We still have 36 inches of ice on our area lakes and actually the best ice fishing of the year can be had in March The bottom line, however, is that winter can go bye, bye now. We still have a pretty cool ice fishing trip planned for our WLIO television show and I still have some guided Sno Bear trips in the book, so I can’t totally write this winter off, yet.
Not sure how many of you have ever stepped foot into Nisswa School but our three children have stayed the course — well almost! Mac is in his last year at this cool, little school and it’s been fun! Great teachers that seem to love their jobs and just an overall “happy” place to be and visit! I thought we should do something special since this is Mac’s last year and he will be our last child to pass through those doors. So, what was the plan? A fishing trip, and Thursday was the day.
Good morning! Just wanted to let you know, I am running on adrenaline and some coffee so if I “peter out” half way through this you will know why. We returned early this morning from Green Bay, Wis., where we wrapped up the 2013 filming for our new television show “We Love It! Outdoors” on the bay of Green Bay. We went over there to do a whitefish ice fishing show with a possibility of catching a big walleye or two. It was another success and all I can say is that this first year of filming has been nothing short of miraculous. Thanks God!
T ime for open water planning. The Larson Boats are ordered, the pontoon is ordered, we’re having some guide discussions, trips are being booked already, new promotional literature is being thought about and we have over 2 feet of ice covering the lakes.