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Working Up an Appetite

Posted by MNAngler On July - 11 - 20125 COMMENTS
Working Up an Appetite

After I had gotten back from float tubing, everyone was pretty much out of the water. Ken and George were now ready to take the pontoon out and hit some spots before dinner. We decided to Kloek channel because it had some shady areas for fish to hide from the cloudless sky. Having been successful with KVD’s worm earlier that morning and afternoon, I tossed it out again and got a hit in short order. Ken asked if I needed a net, but it was small enough that I could handle it. It turned out... (more...)

Believe in the Pros

Posted by MNAngler On July - 10 - 20123 COMMENTS
Believe in the Pros

The morning after we arrived, I got up at 7am to see if Ken wanted to head out for an hour or two. He said he couldn’t, but got his fishing boat setup for me to go on my own. I didn’t think I had much time, so I opted to stay close. I puttered my way via trolling motor to the West end of Kloek channel where I’ve previously had success. There always seems to be a couple of bass holding in the area. In order to prevent a skunk, I started with my go-to lure in bubble gum. It paid... (more...)

Dock Surprise

Posted by MNAngler On July - 9 - 20122 COMMENTS
Dock Surprise

My family and I headed to my in-laws’ cabin on the Gunflint Trail for July 4th week. It was a working vacation as we were helping my father-in-law put a new roof on his cabin as well as get some R&R. We drove up casually Monday afternoon and arrived a bit after 7pm. The rest of the family arrived the day before including my brother-in-law, George. Clouds were looming when we got there so we listened intently to the radio for a weather report to see if Ken, George, and I could hit the... (more...)

Supplying a Fish Fry

Posted by MNAngler On June - 30 - 20121 COMMENT
Supplying a Fish Fry

Last Saturday, during a neighborhood bonfire, Mark suggested we do a fish fry. I arrived late and by the time I got there, the plans were in full force. Mark, Steve, Rob, and I decided we would try to add to the fish fry by trying our luck Sunday morning. We made an appointment for 6:30. I got up a little early and Mark and I headed out first. We got on the water about 15 minutes ahead of Steve and Rob. We first headed to a new spot (at least to me) on a familiar lake. Unlike our previous outing,... (more...)

Late Father’s Day Outing

Posted by MNAngler On June - 22 - 2012ADD COMMENTS
Late Father’s Day Outing

My brother-in-law, George, had planned to come in to town on Father’s Day weekend so that he, his childhood friend, Greg, our father-in-law, Ken, and myself could all go fishing on Greg’s boat. A few days before he was due to arrive, we found out George couldn’t get the time off he wanted, so we couldn’t go. I sent a text to Greg to see if he wanted to go anyway. He replied that he was heading to his cabin instead, but that we could head out some evening the following week.... (more...)

Fall Fishing in Colorado

Posted by MNAngler On November - 3 - 20116 COMMENTS
Fall Fishing in Colorado

The title of this post might lead you regular readers to think that I made it back to Boulder to fish with my brother. No such luck. As you know, I’ve been a bit preoccupied as of late. So in order to save you from another exciting post about Lego League, my brother was kind enough (without me asking) to write a guest post. I very much appreciate the effort. Who knows, maybe I can convince him to make it a regular feature. Thanx, bro. So if you are anything like me, you’re getting tired... (more...)

Wacky Worm-irific!

Posted by MNAngler On August - 14 - 20113 COMMENTS
Wacky Worm-irific!

After our crazy adventure in the afternoon, Ken, George, and I headed to the three bays near Liz Lake portage. We started at the Southern most bay and worked our way North. George opted for a propeller topwater and got a hit on his first cast. It was a little bass that shook itself loose before he could get it to the boat. A few minutes later, Ken landed a 10″ walleye on his pinkish fluke. On my bubble gum fluke, I scored a nice 13″ smallie. The first keeper of the night. Species:... (more...)

Lumberjacking, Almost skunking, and Ridiculousness

Posted by MNAngler On August - 12 - 20111 COMMENT
Lumberjacking, Almost skunking, and Ridiculousness

Lumberjacking Day 2 of our Gunflint Trail weekend turned out to involve even less fishing than day 1, which I didn’t realize until I sat down to write this blog post. You would have thought that so little fishing would have bothered me, but it didn’t because I was having too much fun doing other things. We spent much of the morning and afternoon taking down a couple of 30 ft trees because one of them was growing into the roof of the outhouse. We ended up taking down two trees (and a... (more...)

Decent Start to a 4-day Weekend

Posted by MNAngler On August - 10 - 20111 COMMENT
Decent Start to a 4-day Weekend

Instead of spending our usual week up on the Gunflint Trail, we decided to do two four-day weekends this year. The first was on July 4th and our second was this past weekend. We drove up late Friday night, but I was too tired to get up Saturday morning to go fishing. Because we visited the Fisherman’s Picnic in Grand Marais, I didn’t get to wet a line until 4pm. It’s a crime, I know. While the family was swimming, I decided to trek over to the neighbor’s dock where there... (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...)


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