A few years ago, Minn Kota introduced a new feature on their trolling motors called “spot-lock”.  Anyone who has operated one of these motors will no doubt tell you, that it is a game changer.  So much so, other companies have added the same feature on their products.  So what is going on here? Spot-lock uses GPS to automatically hold...
Have you found bass but then struggled to catch them like I have?  I can never understand this.  Shouldn’t a wild animal take advantage of every feeding opportunity?  The pet dogs I’ve had in my life sure took advantage.  They ate everything I threw their way!  I guess domesticated dogs must be different from wild bass. For example, I can...
Summertime largemouth fishing provides the opportunity to catch multiple bass, cast after cast, from a mega-school. Recently here in Minnesota, I had the good fortune of finishing second in a tournament thanks to one of these mega-schools where I caught over 40 bass! I failed to win in part because the champion also found a different mega-school that propelled...
We cull the internet in search of the latest outdoors-related tidbits, YouTube clips, photos, memes, you name it. Stuff you HAVEN’T seen before, hopefully. If it’s amusing, entertaining, educational or astonishing, you’ll find it here. Check back every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and see what’s new. What on earth is a fish like this doing in tiny Minnehaha Creek? The...
“Roughing it” on the hunt is a badge of honor for hunters—when we’re young and fit. Over the years, I’ve learned that comfort is a factor that deserves thoughtful consideration. For me, sitting on a lawn chair or a spindly little pop-up chair in the field or in a blind just doesn’t cut it anymore. Thankfully, hunting chairs...
Recently I was presented with a very extreme fishing situation. In August, I was fishing on Lake Vermillion, MN; a lake that has been overtaken with rusty crawfish. These things were everywhere; so much so that I would actually have them clamping onto my lures. When doing a quick swing through shallow water, countless craws could be spotted scurrying all directions! Just about...
We cull the internet in search of the latest outdoors-related tidbits, YouTube clips, photos, memes, you name it. Stuff you HAVEN’T seen before, hopefully. If it’s amusing, entertaining, educational or astonishing, you’ll find it here. Check back every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and see what’s new. As if escaping into the mountains for some relaxing fly-fishing wasn’t good enough, the...
Before you set your alarm clock for 4:00am for your next fishing trip, you should read this. One of the most misrepresented concepts in bass fishing is the notion that the bass feed best at daybreak. This is so wrong, a majority of the time! Indeed, there are situations where this is true, but often it is...

Ice Fishing Sleds

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It’s that time of year again when the temperature drops and the lakes begin freezing over. It might sound miserable if you’re from the south, but the cold weather means ice fishing will be here soon. If you’re new to ice fishing and looking to get on the ice for the first time this season, one of the most...
With every year there comes along a few fishing trips where I am taking out a very inexperienced fisherman. I’ve learned that I cannot treat such trips like any other trip due to their limited skills. I know that I have to make adjustments to the overall game plan for the day as well as make some equipment adjustments as...

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