August 19, 2019

As a fishing guide, I am often asked what my "go-to" or favorite lure is. Without a doubt, me being a troller style fisherman, the Salmo Hornet is by far the most valuable lure in my tackle box. The humpbacked crankbait is built with precision and quality to assure wic...

May 15, 2019

Minnesota Fishing Opener 2019 has come and gone with a flash. As with most people, we also have a long-standing tradition, the next generation (mine) along with the youngest generation of young boys, make their way into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area every year for ope...

May 7, 2019

Last weekend, I ventured to South Dakota to catch some walleye and smallmouth bass. The trip was special, as my boat had two special guests, Jack and Mike.

Both are Veterans, Jack, a two tour Vietnam Chinook pilot, and Mike a three tour Iraqi combat Veteran.

A weeke...

April 24, 2019

Here in the metro area in Minnesota, we just celebrated official ice off on Lake Minnetonka on Saturday.

The lake was plum full of avid crappie anglers both in their boats and scattered along the shorelines. For most of us, it is a great excuse to get the boat out and s...

January 11, 2019

The number one question I get as an ice fishing professional is, "How do I put my reel on this rod?" "You want me to spend how much money and it doesn't have a real seat?"

Yes, I want you to purchase quality, high end rods whether they are custom, or mass produced. Why?...

January 9, 2019

As the new year brings us in, a large percentage of folks attempt a new goal or change a few habits to be a bit healthier. Of course, in our home we love to fish, and we love enjoying our harvest from time to time. For Christmas this year, I purchased an air fryer for...

December 31, 2018

Using an ATV, side by side, or snowmobile has become the norm for a lot of ice anglers as of late. People have made the investment for the machines and attempt to get their monies worth using it as much as possible.

Alie and I began tournament fishing on the ice back in...

December 24, 2018

This weekend brought a new adventure to me. Being a guy that loves the chase of pike and Muskie, I figured it was time I took the opportunity to experience the art of spearing. While most may think that it's a couple of old Swedes sitting in a fish house putting a few...

March 22, 2018

We have been producing tips and tricks and posting about our latest outings on how we catch fish. This article isn't about that. As a fishing guide, and being involved in the industry, there are some valuable lessons that I have been taught. Some have come at no ch...