Archive for February, 2010

Hunt.Fish.Feed.SM

Posted by MNAngler On February - 26 - 2010ADD COMMENTS
Hunt.Fish.Feed.SM

I was looking for new people to follow on Twitter today when I found @ladysportsman. She works for the communications department of the Sportsman Channel. After following her, I got a message that she was coming into town this weekend for the Sportsman Channel’s Hunt.Fish.Feed. event. Hunt.Fish.Feed.SM is a really cool initiative to encourage sportsmen to donate their extra game meat and fish to hunger relief organizations to help fight hunger. They started in Las Vegas earlier this year... (more...)

Vermont State Record Walleye

Posted by MNAngler On February - 24 - 20102 COMMENTS
Vermont State Record Walleye

Richard Levesque scored a new Vermont state record walleye when he caught a 14 ½ lb walleye through ice! He landed it on February 10th on Lake Champlain using a tip-up and golden shiner. Can you imagine pulling out that monster out of a 6″ diameter hole? The picture above doesn’t look much like there would be ice on the lakes in Vermont. Levesque is in a light jacket, he has no gloves, and there’s no snow in sight. The picture would be very different if taken in Minnesota. What... (more...)

Extreme Ice Fishing

Posted by MNAngler On February - 21 - 20102 COMMENTS

As a rookie ice fisherman, I’ve been deferring to my more experienced friends to know when to walk on the ice, use a four-wheeler on the ice, or drive on the ice. If I were to ever go out alone, I would make sure I see a lot of people doing something on the ice before I ever did it. A few days ago, I read an article titled “Extreme Ice Fishing” posted at the Minnesota Bound Outdoor Journal blog. Travis, one of the Minnesota Bound editors, recounted a story of ice fishing on Lake... (more...)

Ice Fishing Equipment

Posted by MNAngler On February - 17 - 20105 COMMENTS
Ice Fishing Equipment

This week, the average daily temperature in Minnesota rises above 30 degrees F and signals the beginning of the end of ice fishing season. Ice thicknesses are still in the 2 ft range, but will start to thin and become dangerous in a matter of weeks. As the season winds down, I thought it might be a good idea to document some of the things I’ve learned about ice fishing equipment this season. I’m obviously just a rookie when it comes to ice fishing, but when it comes to equipment, temperatures... (more...)

Number 100!

Posted by MNAngler On February - 16 - 20101 COMMENT
Number 100!

I had scheduled a blog post for tomorrow to talk about things I’ve learned about ice fishing equipment, but then I noticed that my next post (now this one) would be my 100th. I couldn’t let a milestone like that pass without at least acknowledging it. It’s hard to believe that I’ve found 100 topics to write about over the last 8 months. It’s even harder to believe that I have had over 4700 hits during that time. I’ve really enjoyed documenting my adventures,... (more...)

Year of the Tiger Fishing: Day 1

Posted by MNAngler On February - 14 - 2010ADD COMMENTS
Year of the Tiger Fishing: Day 1

Steve, Mark, and I went out to Lake Owasso this afternoon. The air temp wasn’t terribly cold, but it was window. And it started snowing by the time we packed it in. The fish didn’t like the weather either. We were out from about 2:30 to 5:30 with 9 holes in 3 different shelters and and we only caught two Crappie. One was about 6″ and reeled in by Steve’s 5 year-old daughter, so it was very exciting for her to catch her very first fish. Steve reeled in the other at about... (more...)

Happy Chinese New Year

Posted by MNAngler On February - 14 - 2010ADD COMMENTS
Happy Chinese New Year

From my family to yours, I would like to wish you a prosperous and bountiful (fish or otherwise) Year of the Tiger. Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogle +1StumbleUponRedditDiggEmailLike this:Like Loading... Read More →

Ice Driving

Posted by MNAngler On February - 8 - 20104 COMMENTS
Ice Driving

I’ve lived in Minnesota all my life (except for a college at Purdue), but this is the first year I’ve been on frozen lakes with any kind of regularity. This year, while I’ve been a passenger in vehicles on the ice, I’ve never actually driven on the ice myself. Until yesterday. Driving on the ice is really no big deal in Minnesota, especially this time of year when the ice is 2 feet thick or more. General guidelines specify that the ice need only be 8-12 inches thick to... (more...)

Another Good Morning of Ice Fishing

Posted by MNAngler On February - 6 - 2010ADD COMMENTS
Another Good Morning of Ice Fishing

Species: Crappie Size: 9″, 8″, 8″ Lure used: yellow beaver flick with live minnow Date: 2/6/2010 Time: 8:00 -10:30am Body of water: An Iced Over Lake Location: Somewhere in the North Metro Weather Conditions: overcast and windy I went out this morning with my neighbors, Steve and Rob, and one of Rob’s buddies, Greg. Mark had family commitments and couldn’t make it. We headed out to the same lake we were on two weeks ago. We met at 7:30am and were on the lake with... (more...)


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