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Tips and Tricks

Posted by MNAngler On June - 1 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

I’m not a professional by any means, but I know what’s worked for me. I plan to post some tips and tricks here that I’ve learned over the years. Coming soon… Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogle +1StumbleUponRedditDiggEmailLike this:Like Loading... Read More →

Memorial Weekend, Day 3, Evening

Posted by MNAngler On May - 25 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

Date: 5/24/2009 Time: 7-9pm Body of water: Poplar Lake Location: Gunflint Trail Weather Conditions: clear That last evening, we decided to fish our favorite fishing hole. It’s in a shallow bay that gets to only about 1 ft deep, but has a hole 4-5 ft deep. There always seems to be fish there. When we got there, there we three boats around us. One was smack in the middle of the bay with two dogs fishing with a bobber. We mozied up to the South shore and made some casts before sneaking around... (more...)

Memorial Weekend, Day 3, Afternoon

Posted by MNAngler On May - 25 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

Date: 5/24/2009 Time: 2-4pm Body of water: Poplar Lake Location: Gunflint Trail Weather Conditions: sunny Ken and I went out with my 8 year old daughter in the middle of the afternoon on our last day. We tried a stretch Ken’s dad called Dark Arm Bay. Dark Arm Bay is known for Northern Pike because it gets very sunny there in the afternoons and spoons can be very effective. However, they weren’t that afternoon. My daughter was casting with a 6″ zoom lizard, I alternated between... (more...)

Memorial Weekend, Day 2, Evening

Posted by MNAngler On May - 25 - 20091 COMMENT
Memorial Weekend, Day 2, Evening

Species: Smallmouth Bass Size: 13″ Lure used: white pearl super fluke Species: Smallmouth Bass Size: 13″ Lure used: white pearl super fluke Date: 5/23/2009 Time: 7-10pm Body of water: Poplar Lake Location: Gunflint Trail, 30 mi North of Grand Marais, MN Weather Conditions: calm and clear In the evening, Ken and I went down to an area we call “Walleye alley.” It’s where Ken has caught a lot of walleye over the years and where I caught my biggest walleye, a 24-incher. But... (more...)

Memorial Weekend, Day 2, Afternoon

Posted by MNAngler On May - 25 - 20091 COMMENT
Memorial Weekend, Day 2, Afternoon

Species: Smallmouth Bass Size: 13″ Lure used: white pearl super fluke Date: 5/23/2009 Time: 1-4pm Body of water: West Bearskin Lake Location: Gunflint Trail, 30 mi North of Grand Marais, MN Weather Conditions: sunny My father-in-law, Ken, and I decided to head to a nearby lake to try for some smallmouth and lake trout. A few summers ago, we were in the Southwest arm and got so many hits on super flukes that we lost count about how many we caught. The problem was, they were all under 10″,... (more...)

Memorial Weekend, Day 1

Posted by MNAngler On May - 25 - 2009ADD COMMENTS
Memorial Weekend, Day 1

Species: Smallmouth Bass Size: 14″ Lure used: white pearl super fluke Species: Smallmouth Bass Size: 13″ Lure used: white pearl super fluke Date: 5/22/2009 Time: 8-9pm Body of water: Poplar Lake Location: Gunflint Trail, 30 mi North of Grand Marais, MN Weather Conditions: calm and clear We arrived at my in-law’s cabin at about 7pm Friday night. It was getting dark quickly, so I got my car unloaded and my father-in-law, Ken, and I headed out for as much time as we could.... (more...)

Muskie!

Posted by MNAngler On May - 19 - 20093 COMMENTS
Bite marks on one of our bait fish.

40.5" muskie Species: Muskie Size: 40.5″ Lure used: sucker with quick strike rig Date: 10/18/2008 Time: 10am-2pm Body of water: Lost Land Lake Location: Hayward, WI Weather Conditions: overcast and windy I thought I would start this blog with the biggest fish of my life. It was in Mid-October last year. My buddy, Dan, had been up in Hayward most of the summer doing a bunch of muskie fishing. We had talked about fishing together, but it wasn’t until October that we were able... (more...)


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