Archive for October, 2010

Communication is Key

Posted by MNAngler On October - 27 - 20102 COMMENTS
Communication is Key

Last Saturday, I got a call from Mark wanting to go fishing Sunday morning. He wanted to meet at 7:30am so when I woke up at 7:10am a bit more groggy than most weekday mornings, I had to drag myself out of bed. We were on the water a little after 8:00am. Ever since catching my muskie in late October two years ago, I’ve been itching to try fall muskie hunting again. So while Mark lindy rigged for walleye, I pulled out my muskie rod and hooked up a 9″ bulldawg I brought home from my... (more...)

A Thanx and a Welcome

Posted by MNAngler On October - 26 - 20107 COMMENTS

When I started this blog, I had no idea where it would go. While I hoped to attract a few readers here and there, what I didn’t expect was the community I would become involved in. There are some amazing bloggers out there and many of them respond to readers on a personal level. It makes blogs so much more fun to read when you can actually interact with the writers. I hope to meet some of them in person some day. Please check them out in my blogroll. The two fellow bloggers that started... (more...)

Secret Lake, Secret Fish

Posted by MNAngler On October - 20 - 20103 COMMENTS
Secret Lake, Secret Fish

A few weeks ago, I heard about a lake near my office that was supposed to hold monster bass. Schedules had prevented me from going after work since I heard about it, but I had to work this last Saturday morning, so I took the opportunity to hit the lake afterward. During the week, I had gotten some advice from a Twitter friend and fellow blogger, mdtolic, about where to fish and the most effective baits. I bugged him so much he asked if I wanted him to just put fish in my tube. I wasn’t... (more...)

Outdoor Blogger Network

Posted by MNAngler On October - 18 - 20105 COMMENTS
Outdoor Blogger Network

In July, 2008, Google announced that it had indexed 1 trillion pages on the world wide web. Hundreds, if not thousands, of new web sites appear every day. Most will be of no consequence. But if you are interested in fishing, or the outdoors, you will want to know about a site that launched officially today. It’s called the Outdoor Blogger Network and was started by two of my more famous outdoor blogging peers: Rebecca Garlock of The Outdooress and Joe “Wolfy” Wolf of Flowing... (more...)

Final 2010 Weekend in WI

Posted by MNAngler On October - 11 - 20102 COMMENTS
Final 2010 Weekend in WI

I went to my dad’s place in Northern Wisconsin this weekend to help him pull the dock up. It’s a sign of the change of seasons and marks what will probably be the last open water fishing we’ll do for the season. However, it also means the fishing should be stellar. The fish should be bulking up for the winter. I brought my new toy up to get some of that action. Well, stellar it wasn’t. I was out for 8 hours total and bagged only 4 fish. But I did learn some lessons of... (more...)

Handling Bass Jumps

Posted by MNAngler On October - 7 - 20106 COMMENTS
Handling Bass Jumps

While I occasionally target walleye and muskie when I’m out on the water, my favorite species to fish for are bass. They are feisty, unpredictable, and like to put on a show. They are the most fun to catch because they are hard fighters and love to jump out of the water. The reason for the acrobatics, of course, is because they are fighting for their lives. Instinctively, they know that jumping out of the water gives them the best chance to shake the hook out of their mouth. As a bass fisherman,... (more...)

Weed Bass

Posted by MNAngler On October - 3 - 20108 COMMENTS
Weed Bass

This is my new toy: This is my new toy in the water: While I loved the tube my brother gave me for Christmas a few years ago, I didn’t like that my butt sat in the water. In this new tube, I sit above the water. It has an all vinyl bottom, so it gets pushed in the water a bit more, but I think it’s just a matter of getting used to it. I broke it in at a new lake not far from my house. I started with my go to bait while on a tube: a green watermelon jig and pig. That didn’t... (more...)

My Son’s First Fish

Posted by MNAngler On October - 1 - 20105 COMMENTS
My Son’s First Fish

A little over a month ago, I took my 5 year-old son fishing. We stopped at a local sporting goods store, picked up some wax worms, and headed to a local lake. We fished off the pier and my son caught three little sunnies in about a half hour of fishing. He loved it. He’s not afraid of touching them either (unlike The Hunter’s Wife and A Reel Lady). He had fun tossing them back.   At his grandparents’ two cabins, he loves to cast off the dock with a plug, so I can’t... (more...)


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