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NTFF in Cincinnati

Posted by MNAngler On June - 21 - 20103 COMMENTS
NTFF in Cincinnati

No, it’s not a new radio station. It stands for “No Time For Fishing.” I was in Cincinnati last week helping my sister-in-law and brother-in-law with a deck raising. We built the super structure of a deck that will eventually be three levels and nearly 1000 square feet in size. Unfortunately, we worked so hard on the deck, I never got a chance to go fishing. It’s just as well as it rained quite a bit while we were there and I heard that the river that was nearby was flowing... (more...)

Memorial Day Remembrance

Posted by MNAngler On May - 31 - 20104 COMMENTS
Memorial Day Remembrance

In the journey of life, you’ll meet all kinds of people. Some you’ll like, some you’ll dislike. Some you’ll respect, others you won’t. Then there’s the rare person you’ll meet that you’ll respect so much that you’ll stumble over yourself to gain their respect. My wife’s uncle, William “Bill” Henry Harrison was such a person. Bill Harrison was one of the smartest people you’ll ever meet. Not only was he intellectually... (more...)

Coolness Gone Wrong

Posted by MNAngler On May - 19 - 20104 COMMENTS
Coolness Gone Wrong

This has nothing to with fishing, but is an amusing story I thought you would enjoy. My wife and I have been on a Chipotle kick as of late. We order on-line and I drive 10 minutes to a nearby suburb to pick up our order. In the last 2 months, we’ve probably done this 6-7 times. Last week, when I went to pick up my order, I went directly to the cash register as I usually do. There was a bit of a line ordering on the spot and he cashier didn’t pay attention to me. The manager, a burly... (more...)

Recipe: Chinese Hot Pot

Posted by MNAngler On March - 28 - 20109 COMMENTS
Recipe: Chinese Hot Pot

We interrupt our regularly scheduled blog subject to bring you a special post. The State of Minnesota insists we let the fish use their heart shaped beds and metaphorical mirrors on the ceilings these next few months so that the proverbial fish stork can bring new fish babies to the lakes. In the meantime, I’ll be informing you of stories like yesterday’s post as I find them, but today I thought I would come out of left field and post something completely unexpected. Sorry if I’m... (more...)

Recipe: Braised Rabbit

Posted by MNAngler On March - 12 - 20101 COMMENT
Recipe: Braised Rabbit

I don’t really consider myself an “outdoorsman.” I don’t really do anything “outdoorsy” except fish. But recently, I’ve taken to dispatching rabbits because of their destructive behavior. My wife surprised me last year when she wanted to try to cook them. I learned how to skin them via the classic Joy of Cooking cookbook and she made hossenfeffer last summer for our neighborhood wild game feast. It didn’t turn out too bad, but the meat was very... (more...)

Recipe: Homemade Chicken Stock

Posted by MNAngler On March - 10 - 20104 COMMENTS
Recipe: Homemade Chicken Stock

This may be an odd subject for a fishing blog, but there is a method to my madness. This post is a preamble to a braised rabbit recipe I’ll be posting shortly. Granted, rabbit doesn’t have much to do with fishing either, but at least it has to do with the outdoors. My wife has been making homemade chicken stock for as long as I’ve know her. After making a (homemade) roasted chicken, she’ll use the carcass to make the stock. She’ll then freeze it for making homemade... (more...)

Ice Driving Dangers

Posted by MNAngler On March - 4 - 20102 COMMENTS

It has been widely reported that, by Minnesota law, permanent/unattended ice houses in the Southern two-thirds of Minnesota will have had to be off the ice by midnight, March 1. The Northern third of Minnesota has until March 15. The Waseca County News reported the same in their own article. But what made the Waseca County News article interesting is their warning about driving on ice. They said the following: The DNR recommends vehicles stay off the ice for 24 hours after a cold snap, as a rapid... (more...)

Hunt.Fish.Feed.SM Twin Cities

Posted by MNAngler On March - 1 - 20105 COMMENTS
Hunt.Fish.Feed.SM Twin Cities

I had the opportunity to participate in a very cool initiative last Sunday. It was called Hunt.Fish.Feed.SM put on by the Sportsman Channel, Safari Club International Foundation, and Comcast. Hunt.Fish.Feed.SM is a program to encourage sportsmen to donate their extra meat from hunting and fishing harvests to their local hunger relief organizations. They are in their second year and this year they started in Las Vegas. Their visit to the Twin Cities was their second stop in the 2010 national tour... (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...)

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 →


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