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Neighborhood Outing

Posted by MNAngler On August - 17 - 20091 COMMENT
Neighborhood Outing

Species: Northern Pike Size: 20″ Lure used: orange and yellow spinnerbait Date: 8/15/2009 Time: 10:30am-1:30pm Body of water: Lake Elmo Location: Lake Elmo, MN Weather Conditions: overcast with a spattering of light rain I live in a pretty close-knit neighborhood. We get together for holidays, random barbecues, and we do a camping trip every year to a local campground. This year, we were in Lake Elmo Regional Park. You may have learned earlier that Mark and I started fishing together after... (more...)

My First REALLY BIG Fish

Posted by MNAngler On August - 12 - 20095 COMMENTS
My First REALLY BIG Fish

Species: Northern Pike Size: 36″ Lure used: Coca-cola colored (and branded) rattlin’ Rapala Date: Summer, 2002 Time: approx. 11am – 3pm Body of water: secret lake Location: Gunflint Trail Weather Conditions: [don't remember] I had been going up to Ken’s cabin for a couple of years and we had always only fished his lake, Poplar Lake. One day we got a visit from Ken’s sister and niece, my aunt-in-law and cousin-in-law, if you will. They mentioned a small lake a few miles... (more...)

Learn Something New Every Day

Posted by MNAngler On August - 9 - 2009ADD COMMENTS
Learn Something New Every Day

Date: 8/8/2009 Time: 2-5pm Body of water: Bald Eagle Lake Location: White Bear Lake, MN Weather Conditions: rain in the morning, afternoon sun, rain again after 4pm I ran into Mark on the way out to look at the Hobie Mirage Pro Angler (I REALLY want one of those now). He said he tried to call me at about 9:30am to go fishing, but I never received his call. It turned out to be a good thing because it started pouring rain shortly thereafter. But he was interested in going out that afternoon. He... (more...)

Mayfly Hatch

Posted by MNAngler On August - 8 - 20093 COMMENTS
20" smallmouth bass

Species: Smallmouth Bass Size: 21″ Lure used: 6″ grape lizard Date: 6/30/2007 Time: sunset Body of water: Poplar Lake Location: Gunflint Trail Weather Conditions: [don't remember] This is the story of how I caught my largest smallmouth bass. Ken and I were fishing the bay in front of our favorite fishing hole. It was late June and the mayflies were hatching all around us. Because of it, fish were biting like crazy, but they weren’t hitting us. I remember using a white pearl... (more...)

Picture of the Week

Posted by MNAngler On August - 7 - 20092 COMMENTS

BountyFishing.com picked my muskie as the Picture of the Week! Thanx! Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogle +1StumbleUponRedditDiggEmailLike this:Like Loading... Read More →

Frustrations Abound

Posted by MNAngler On August - 6 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

Date: 7/30/2009 Time: 6:00-9:00pm Body of water: Orchard Lake Location: Burnsville, MN Weather Conditions: Scattered clouds, light rain, wind from the West, thunderhead went by before getting on the lake Matt and I went out last week and had a frustrating run. We went out to Orchard Lake and fished toward the reeds in the middle of the lake. I was casting with a white pearl super fluke and Matt was using a small spinner with small treble hooks. We got to the Northwest side of the reeds and were... (more...)

“Fish of a Lifetime”

Posted by MNAngler On August - 4 - 20093 COMMENTS
“Fish of a Lifetime”

Now that I’ve written about my fishing stories of my week up in Northern Minnesota, I wanted to tell you about a fish tale from my friend and colleague, Harley. Harley has also been going to the Gunflint Trail area once or twice a year for over 20 years. Someday when we’re up there at the same time, we plan to exchange fishing holes, but it hasn’t worked out yet. He happened to be up the same week I was last month, but our previous commitments prevented us from hooking up. He... (more...)

One More Outing Pays Off

Posted by MNAngler On August - 1 - 20093 COMMENTS
One More Outing Pays Off

Species: Smallmouth bass Size: 15″ Lure used: white pearl super fluke Species: Northern Pike Size: 18″ Lure used: white pearl super fluke Species: Northern Pike Size: 27″ Lure used: white pearl super fluke Date: 7/26/2009 Time: 5:30-7:00am Body of water: Poplar Lake Location: Gunflint Trail Weather Conditions: overcast I woke up a little after 5am the day we were to leave. Since I had such a fun time getting up early earlier in the week, I was a little torn about whether I should... (more...)

Last Hurrah

Posted by MNAngler On August - 1 - 20091 COMMENT
Last Hurrah

Species: Northern Pike Size: 21″ Lure used: white pearl super fluke Species: Smallmouth bass Size: 14″ Lure used: white pearl super fluke Date: 7/25/2009 Time: 8:30-10:00pm Body of water: Poplar Lake Location: Gunflint Trail Weather Conditions: windy with storm clouds all around, felt sprinkles but never rained This was our last night at the cabin. Since we still had some leeches, I thought I would try bottom bouncing at Walleye alley while Ken used a Lazy Ike flat fish. We went down... (more...)

Mission Accomplished

Posted by MNAngler On July - 31 - 20091 COMMENT

Date: 7/24/2009 Time: 2:00-3:30pm Body of water: Bearskin Lake Location: Gunflint Trail Weather Conditions: strong wind from West, some clouds Ken has an uncle that has a cabin on Bearskin Lake nearby. They have a lot of smallmouth bass there and his aunt catches nice size smallies right off their dock. Ken’s cousin was supposed to be at the cabin this week (his uncle was on vacation), so we called to get permission to fish off their dock. He didn’t answer so we left a message and... (more...)


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