Archive for July, 2011

Another Almost Fish for MNAngler, Jr

Posted by MNAngler On July - 20 - 20111 COMMENT
Another Almost Fish for MNAngler, Jr

When Ken and I returned from our Dead Moose Adventure, my wife relayed the afternoon’s events at the homestead to us. Before we left, my son said he wanted to practice casting, so I tied on a speed craw to my son’s fishing pole. It was just like the one he used when he almost caught a fish. On his very first cast the line tightened. He told my wife that he caught a fish. My wife thought he got it hung up on a rock and couldn’t believe he did it on his first cast. She thought... (more...)

Dead Moose/Party Barge Adventure

Posted by MNAngler On July - 13 - 2011ADD COMMENTS
Dead Moose/Party Barge Adventure

Sunday, July 3rd was my last day on the Gunflint Trail. My family and I had decided to leave early to avoid traffic and allow me to settle down before I started my new job. But we wouldn’t be leaving til late. That afternoon, Ken and I decided to head to Bearskin Lake where his uncle has a cabin. We had visited with Ken’s aunt and uncle the day before on the way back from replenishing our water supply. His uncle showed off his new (used) pontoon he purchased from a family friend. Ken... (more...)

Finally, Fish in the Boat

Posted by MNAngler On July - 9 - 20111 COMMENT
Finally, Fish in the Boat

After an abysmal first day and second morning, Ken and I headed to Walleye Alley in the evening of day 2 to try our luck. I remembered a small bay with lily pads at the end of the alley that felt promising. We started down Walleye Alley and it was very windy. It was perfect conditions to drift with a lindy rig, but I didn’t have enough foresight to bring that set up. So Ken trolled while I cast with a bubble gum fluke. Casting was very difficult due to the windy conditions. My line was... (more...)

Abysmal Start to a Long Weekend

Posted by MNAngler On July - 6 - 20111 COMMENT
Abysmal Start to a Long Weekend

Since I had the week off before my new gig, my family and I were able to drive up to my in-law’s cabin a day earlier than we had planned a few months ago. We spent Thursday afternoon and evening leisurely driving up to the Gunflint Trail. We didn’t get to see everything we wanted (stupid state government), but we still enjoyed the drive. It was after dark by the time we arrived, so I wasn’t able to wet a line until the next day. My first day of the July 4th weekend (Friday)... (more...)


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