Drip, Drop…Drip, Drop…goes the rain on the roof of our Clam Outdoors Hunting Blind. I noticed the pine needles glistening with water droplets outside of my window. As my dad and I setup our decoys and situate our equipment, I think to myself, how lucky we are to have a shelter to stay dry in. My dad zips the door shut, all goes dark inside our blind as the game is about to begin. We start the morning off with a couple of yelps using the box call, with no response from a gobbl
As fishermen and hunters, we generally reserve the cameras on our phones (or actual camera if you still use one) for taking photos of our catches or shots of the day, be it a fish or a buck. But, if don't notice what's around you and are too focused on your intended quarry, you might miss a chance at some extraordinary scenery. Case in point. I headed down to Stockade recently with my pontoon for my first open water trip of the season with it. With temperatures being in low 4
I went and checked out a lake I normally don't fish a whole lot. I watched all the boats fly by me to the normal shallow water spawning areas. Knowing that the crappies have not begun spawning yet, I began the search in 5 ft of water working the weed line on a huge flat adjacent to 12 ft of water as we jigged up and down the sharp weed line with no success. With the morning water temperature at 52 degrees, the fish have not moved in shallow for the day. Knowing these fish are
How to keep trout fresh from the stream to table. Step 1: Catch a trout. Step 2: Keep trout alive as long as possible. Step 3: Gut and clean trout before leaving. Step 4: Place in a cooler for ride home.
If you have moles in your yard, I'm sure you have tried everything to get rid of them like me. I've tried flooding the tunnels with water, smoke bombs and poison. I have also tried numerous traps with limited success and I've even heard of putting bubblegum in the hole. This will be the third summer I've dealt with moles tunneling around my yard. Leaving unsightly dirt mounds and trails of raised dead grass. Moles don't just pick a spot to wreak havoc. Usually they are drawn
Taking a few days off to travel to Lemmon for Easter last weekend, my dad and I (of course) got in some fishing in the afternoons while we were there. With his boat at the dealership getting some maintenance done as well as being fitted with some newer sonar units, it was shore fishing for us, we had hoped to bring out his little 14’ boat for some stock dam jumping, but the wind over the weekend prevented that from happening. It was very slow the first couple of days on Shade
When you ask eleven year-old Blake Rhembrandt what he wants to do on the weekends, the answer most always involves hunting, fishing and riding motorcycles. The early mornings, cold weather and long walks have never slowed this young man down. From a young age he has spent time in a boat or in the field helping his Dad, Grandpa and Uncle fill multiple tags. Last weekend Blake hit a local reservoir chasing walleye. On Saturday he broke his personal best walleye which fell over
After 3 days fishing on the Rainy River, this is the report I have based on the area I was fishing. I was lucky enough to be able to get in on some walleye fishing as well. The river was clearer than average with the farther you went upstream, the cleaner the water was getting. That had a huge impact on the walleye bite. We stayed around the sportsman lodge area. We fished walleyes from the resorts area all the way up too Vidas landing and caught walleye everywhere. The best
Now that the ice season has pretty much ended across the country as well as in popular areas of Canada, it is important that all of the gear that we use during the season is cared for and stored in a manner which will guarantee it works at the start of next season with minimal effort. There are many forums, tips and videos out there to help with this process so there really is no one right way to do it, but I'll share how I store everything so that it's ready to go once the c
This last week, we spent time on Lake Superior, Rainy River and inland waters.
Lake Superior is having a good bite right now. If you can handle a little wind and don't mind the cooler morning temps, you can catch some nice fish. The Coho Salmon bite has been decent trolling a variety of baits in bright colors. Long lining with planer boards has been the best, further meaning, one does not need a bunch of expensive gear. Anglers are also still catching nice Kamloops Trout a