After the sheer numbers of fish caught the previous week at Sylvan, I was wanting to go after some bigger specimens and heard that Roubaix Lake had at least 3" on it and the little body of water has provided some line pulling fish in the past. So, Matt and I planned a morning trip out as I once again only had a couple of hours to fish with work coming later that day, but I wanted to get out while I could. Once arriving on site, safety was the priority again as I used my spud
With the coming of October, small ice fishing events have begun popping up across the Ice Belt, but the largest ones have started or will be starting soon. With the Dakota Angler Ice Institute done, attention now turns to the Blaine Hardwater Expo sponsored by Clam Outdoors, the Ice Show in Fargo, ND in the coming weeks, followed by the granddaddy of them all, the St. Paul Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show going from Dec. 6th-8th. These huge events showcase the latest and gr
Our industry is become depleted of outdoor enthusiast to continue our traditions. I challenge you to purchase a tag with only one goal in mind. Take a child with you to accomplish the task of putting meat on the table. I try to incorporate my children in nearly everything I do in the outdoors from summer to winter. A few weeks ago, I accomplished something I didn’t think was possible. I was able to spot and stalk a whitetail doe with archery equipment supporting a 5-year-old
Over the last few winters despite what the climate change gurus are touting, we’ve been getting earlier and earlier ice forming in much of Northwestern Ontario. This is my favorite part of the late season fall in the north woods. One of my favorite things to do is get out and roam the woods checking ice conditions and taking in what Mother Nature has to offer at this point in the season. Undoubtedly you’ve seen others out already fishing on thin ice this season thus far. Want
The past few weeks seen the Black Hills region experience well below normal temperatures and had given me a serious itch for some hardwater action. On my last open water excursion of the season on Oct. 30th, two anglers got onto the ice for the first time on a small pond! That really got the blood pumping at that news. Two days later, I got some very temporary relief by getting on the same pond, but only for a half hour because I had to wait for a couple of friends to show up
I’ve caught some pretty crazy things while fishing, but this one tops them all. On November 2nd, I was fishing the Mississippi Pool 4, up near the dam. After setting the hook on another sauger and reeling it in, I noticed something different about this one. It had looked like it had another fisherman’s yellow plastic coming out of its gills. Once in the boat, I realized it was a rubber bracelet! I’m not sure if someone at some point had slipped this over the fish and released
Hit the Cannon River system at dawn, it was brisk with a North West wind. Fishing with a 1/4 and 3/8 oz Roadrunners and jgs tipped with a minnow. Slowly worked the rock piles looking for walleyes. We did catch few small ones, but we ended up landing on a hot smallmouth bite. So naturally we took advantage of that!