Archive for July 6th, 2009

July 4th

Posted by MNAngler On July - 6 - 2009ADD COMMENTS
Daughter's drawing of family watching fireworks from our pontoon.

Species: Northern Pike Size: ~17″ Lure used: white pearl super fluke w/ red hook Date: 7/4/2009 Time: 8-9:30pm Body of water: Poplar Lake Location: Gunflint Trail Weather Conditions: clear Having been disappointed the night before, I wanted to go after the one that got away. Ken and I headed to our favorite fishing hole again. We did some casting in the bay, but headed in to the hole pretty quickly. A few casts with a white pearl fluke and I got a hit. It was a Northern that looked a... (more...)

The One That Got Away

Posted by MNAngler On July - 6 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

Species: Northern Pike Size: 17″ Lure used: white pearl super fluke w/ red hook Species: Unknown Size: 16-17″ Lure used: white pearl super fluke w/ red hook Species: Smallmouth bass Size: 9.5″ Lure used: white pearl super fluke w/ red hook Date: 7/3/2009 Time: 8-10:00pm Body of water: Poplar Lake Location: Gunflint Trail Weather Conditions: clear After not seeing many fish earlier in the evening, we didn’t hold out hopes for a very fruitful trip to Walleye Alley, but... (more...)

Reconnaissance

Posted by MNAngler On July - 6 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

Date: 7/3/2009 Time: 5-6:00pm Body of water: Poplar Lake Location: Gunflint Trail Weather Conditions: clear Water temp: 65 degrees Ken and I spent the good part of the day installing his new fish finder on his pontoon. Once it was installed and the pontoon was on the water, of course we had to try it out. We went out to Walleye Alley because we were planning to fish there after dinner. We had about an hour, so we put my kids into life jackets and puttered out there. If you’re an avid fisherman... (more...)

Splurge for Color

Posted by MNAngler On July - 6 - 20091 COMMENT
Splurge for Color

For you more experienced anglers, what I’m about to say is going to come out of the “well, duh” category of fishing. But to those of us that haven’t had the privilege, you don’t know what you’re missing til you’ve got it. So here goes… If you have a boat and are going to fish with it, invest in a good, color, fish finder. You shouldn’t need to spend more than $400 for a decent one, but put in the extra money for color if you can afford it.... (more...)


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