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Help with Blog Contest

Posted by MNAngler On January - 10 - 20121 COMMENT
Help with Blog Contest

I read on the Outdoor Blogger Network that 5.11 Tactical is holding an adventure contest. Yes, the page says the deadline was Jan 9, but OBN assures me I have until Friday morning, Jan 13. The main rule says, “We want to hear about your outdoor adventures – this can be anything related to your experiences in the outdoors.” I don’t have an idea for a new post (as I haven’t done anything outdoors for about 4 months), so I’m going to submit one of my posts that has... (more...)

Minnesota BassProShops? Not.

Posted by MNAngler On January - 5 - 201211 COMMENTS
Minnesota BassProShops?  Not.

Last May, I wrote an open letter to BassProShops asking them to open a store in Minnesota. In my idyllic mind, I saw my post collecting thousands of signatures (i.e. comments) to start a grass roots effort that ultimately brought BassProShops to Minnesota. Well, that didn’t happen. Frankly, I was surprised there wasn’t more interest. But, no matter. Yesterday, Macy’s Inc. announced they would be closing the Bloomingdale’s store at the Mall of America. The store anchored... (more...)

Goals for 2012

Posted by MNAngler On January - 1 - 20122 COMMENTS
Goals for 2012

Happy New Year! I haven’t had all that much time to think about what I want to accomplish this year fishing-wise. The Lego League season and holiday season has kept my mind too occupied. So I’m going to cheat a little. Because I did so poorly in my goals from 2011, I’m going to carry them over. But I’m also going to make a couple of adjustments because of my new job. Fish at least once a month during open water bass season Float tube at least four times during open water... (more...)

Year in Review : 2011

Posted by MNAngler On December - 31 - 20111 COMMENT
Year in Review : 2011

If you were to judge my year simply on the goals at the beginning of the year, you would say that it was a dismal failure. I accomplished none of my fishing goals, only one of my blogging goals–barely (doubled blog traffic, accomplished yesterday), and only one of my online presence goals (1000 Twitter followers). I’m lucky to have established enough momentum in 2010 that I accomplished those two goals. This year, life got in the way. I got a new job in July and have been having so... (more...)

Wind Fishing

Posted by MNAngler On December - 30 - 20111 COMMENT
Wind Fishing

Surprise! I’m writing a post! Better yet. I went fishing! Yes, after four months of not touching a rod (except to put them away for the winter), I actually got out and baited a hook. Vince was in town for Christmas and we hit the ice the day after the holiday. It was a bit of a risk because it’s been unseasonably warm so far this winter. We’ve had multitudes of day above freezing and many of the larger lakes have thin ice, and even open water. Check out the story about the... (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...)

LEGO Fishing

Posted by MNAngler On October - 31 - 20111 COMMENT
LEGO Fishing

Whoa. I almost let the entire month of October pass without a post. Two weeks ago, I thought I needed to get a post out because a week had passed since my last post. To my shock, when I checked, three weeks had passed. I blinked, and two more weeks went by. It’s a testament to how crazy busy I’ve been as of late. I’ve been so crazy busy, I haven’t been able to keep up with my RSS feed and all the great outdoor bloggers. The number to the right should be a lot higher,... (more...)

Confessions of an Absent Angler

Posted by MNAngler On September - 25 - 20112 COMMENTS

Forgive me, bloggers, for I have sinned. It’s been nearly three weeks since my last blog entry. I have no excuse, really. Life has just gotten in the way of… well, life. I’ve only fished a half hour since doing my fly fisherman impersonation in Oregon. I have a bunch of posts half written and haven’t been able to get back to finish them. With Lego League ramping up, I’m not sure when I’ll be able to wrap them up. But I didn’t want to leave you all in... (more...)

MNFlyAngler

Posted by MNAngler On September - 5 - 20117 COMMENTS
MNFlyAngler

After failing miserably as a spin casting river trout fisherman, I decided it was time to try being a full-fledged river trout fisherman. That would mean picking up fly rod. Brenda and my cousin left our reunion to meet up with some friends on the East coast, so on this outing it was me, Vince, my dad, and one of my other cousins, Julie. Julie’s mom came along for the ride so she could take pictures (of scenery). Vince had his own gear, but the rest of us rented fly rods, waders, and boots.... (more...)

Troutminimus

Posted by MNAngler On August - 31 - 20112 COMMENTS
Troutminimus

I spent last week in Sunriver, OR attending a family reunion. Vince (my brother) attended as well and we, of course, had to do some fishing. The problem was, I’m a bass fisherman. And a lake bass fisherman at that. And the only thing around us was rivers. So I had to buck up and pretend I was something I am not: a trout fisherman. I had packed a spinning rod in the hopes of getting to some sort of bass haven, but in our first available day of getting out, we only had about three hours.... (more...)


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