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...
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...

Ice Fishing with a Niksik

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Harvesting fish from beneath the frozen lakes and rivers of the Arctic/sub-arctic regions was a critical part of the subsistence lifestyle for most north-country native Americans. There were typically three methods for harvesting fish: traps/nets, spearing from “dark house”- like tents or simply kneeling down beside a hole and dropping a hand line down through the ice. Let’s look...

Go South for Winter Bass

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When January hits the snow country, what bass fishing addict doesn’t daydream about escaping to some awesome bass factory of the South? As a touring bass professional from Minnesota, I have had the opportunity to experience some primo bass fishing tournaments during the southern, winter months. In some cases, the fishing had been amazing, while other times, not quite...
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...
“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...
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...

Use Your Peepers

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I love fishing clear water and here’s why – I find it extremely exciting to target bass that I can spot with my eyeballs.  I can’t help but lose my mind and raise adrenaline when I happen across a decent-sized bass, unsuspecting my intentions. Not only for the excitement, but using eyesight can make for an efficient way to...
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...

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