May 29, 2019

Fishing was still very good with most of the action coming over deeper water mud lines. You can catch fish deep inside the mud as well, however they were preferring the edges this weekend.

Fish are still very active in the upper water column as the water temps were stil...

May 21, 2019

Many understand the spring bite is in full sawing in many areas and that is making for some fantastic fishing right now. Weather is playing a small factor as well, but for the most part, fishing is HOT right now.

The shallows are full of fish and once you find these are...

May 20, 2019

Well, the weather has certainly done another 180 degree turn in the area. 70- and 80-degree temperatures have been replaced by cold, rainy weather with a chance of more snow over for most of this week before warming up next weekend.

Fishing opportunities will be curtail...

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 14, 2019

There are several milestone trips for me as the open water season progresses and just so happens that the first one is a lake trout trip as soon as Mother Nature releases us from her icy grip.

Not only are lake trout one of the sportiest fish to catch, they also present...

May 13, 2019

With the last of the ice off all the lakes and ponds around the Black Hills, it was time to get my ice gear all put away after another good and long ice season. Always sorry to see the ice rods, Vexilar, Ice Armor suit, Clam shelters, and other gear get put away (or st...

May 8, 2019

Fishing is always a great way for getting together with friends that we don’t see that often. Family, work and distance traveled, are always in the way, but when everything aligns, makes for a fun and productive time.

Fortunately, spring is here, the weather, water temp...

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...

May 7, 2019

Have you ever had one of those days where it seems it was all planned out? I got home from work on Friday and packed up to do a little shore fishing. I drove to the lake that I haven't fished for years and went to the area I had fished in the past. First cast, bobber d...

May 3, 2019

On a recent visit home to see my family, my dad and I went out looking for walleye to catch from the shore since Shadehill is running high and the water clarity is still north of chocolate milk. 

The walleye was headed up river to spawn and he'd hoped we'd be able to fi...

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