Archive for September, 2012

In-Scent-ing Fish Strikes

Posted by MNAngler On September - 27 - 20121 COMMENT
In-Scent-ing Fish Strikes

In my most recent Mystery Tackle Box, I received a package of 5″ Sick Sticks from PowerTeam Lures. In it, was a packet of “Hog Tonic,” basically a scent packet. The instructions told me to empty the scent packet of “garlic and amino acids” into the package, wait a few minutes, “then hang on!” While I was out on a recent outing, I followed the instructions and… damn. I don’t know about any amino acids, but the garlic stunk like someone was... (more...)

Relaxing Fall Morning

Posted by MNAngler On September - 24 - 2012ADD COMMENTS
Relaxing Fall Morning

When I woke up Sunday morning, I debated whether I should get up and go fishing, or enjoy the comfort of my bed. Given that fall arrived in Minnesota recently and temperatures weren’t going to get any warmer, I decided to go for it. One of the reasons I decided to get up was the decision to not bother with my float tube. I was going to shore fish at a local reservoir where no one is allowed on the water. Unfortunately, when I got there, the only road to the reservoir was closed. I almost... (more...)

Nemesis Lake

Posted by MNAngler On September - 21 - 2012ADD COMMENTS
Nemesis Lake

Before George came into town, Greg and I had made an appointment to go fishing earlier this week. As a result, I got to go fishing twice in three days. In this outing, Greg and I decided to hit a lake in the East end of the Twin Cities. The bass are catch-and-release only, so there have been rumors of monster bass in the lake. However, in my three previous outings on the lake, I’ve pulled nothing out. I was out on my float tube all three times so I was limited to one part of the lake.... (more...)

Long Afternoon

Posted by MNAngler On September - 19 - 20121 COMMENT
Long Afternoon

George popped into town unexpectedly this weeekend to visit his mom and a few relatives. He was able to plan a fishing outing with Greg and Greg’s son and asked me if I wanted to tag along. Far be it for me to refuse fishing time, especially since I haven’t wet a line for two weeks. We hit a lake in the Northern suburbs where Greg and I had tried earlier this summer. After getting on the water at about 10:30am, we decided to start at the other end of the lake where Greg and I saw a... (more...)

Review : Mystery Tackle Box #2

Posted by MNAngler On September - 18 - 20123 COMMENTS
Review : Mystery Tackle Box #2

This post is a review for the second Mystery Tackle Box I received in September, 2012. See my Mystery Tackle Box review post for a full review of the service. When I first registered for the Mystery Tackle Box with their super duper promo, I hadn’t intended to continue the service after the first month. However, after receiving the first box, I was impressed enough to give it another month, even at full price. I was not disappointed. The first Mystery Tackle Box was good, but didn’t... (more...)

Small Lake, Small Fish

Posted by MNAngler On September - 10 - 2012ADD COMMENTS
Small Lake, Small Fish

A week after my last float tube outing, I decided to head back out to the same lake. I wanted to try the other direction from the launch. The wind was blowing toward that shore, so that was a good sign. However, to force myself to cover more ground, I decided to go across the lake and work my way back around. While I crossed the lake, I didn’t want to lose any fishing time. Since I heard the lake had pretty sizable Northern, I threw a five of diamonds as I went across. When I got to the... (more...)

Re-Review : Hobie Mirage Pro Angler

Posted by MNAngler On September - 4 - 20121 COMMENT
Re-Review : Hobie Mirage Pro Angler

Three years ago, almost to the day, I did a review on the Hobie Mirage Pro Angler. At the time, it had just been announced at ICAST 2009 and won an award for best new product. Last year, I was contacted by the marketing manager, Ron, at HiTempo, the local Hobie dealer to try out the newest version of the fishing kayak. He said several of my complaints had been addressed. We went out one evening last June. Unfortunately, due to a job change, I didn’t get to posting the re-review and a year... (more...)


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