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An Answer To Canoe Butt

March 18th, 2011

If you are going to spend a week camping and canoeing in the Boundary Waters, your butt is going to get sore. This is especially true if you are going to be fishing for ten hours a day. Yeah, those Crazy Creek Canoe chairs will help  but as we found out, there is more you can do.

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Portage Anchor

February 18th, 2011

There is some great scenery and awesome fishing in the Boundary Waters. When you find some fish, you want to anchor over the spot but you don't want to truck a heavy anchor all the way especially if you are portaging. Like in backpacking, every ounce counts. Here's a tip to have that heavy anchor when you need but not have to carry it from lake to lake Read More...

Boundary Waters – September 2002 [Part 1]

February 17th, 2011

The story actually begins on the 4th of July. I was over at my brother-in-law Dan's house setting things on fire when my phone rang and it was Scott. He had just got off the phone with Gary. Apparently, a couple of guys had backed out of his September camp and fishing trip up to the Boundary Waters in Canada and he need two replacements Read More...

Scott’s First Trophy – 9/3/2001

January 23rd, 2011

It was Labor Day on Long Lake in Michigan and even though the calendar said that August Pike trolling season was over, we were hoping that a northern or two might have forgotten to check the date. (more…)

Farewell To Spot

January 7th, 2011

Doc's dalmatian Spot has been a fixture up at Strawberry Lake as long as I've been going up there. He was deaf. I would joke that it was because he sat too close to the fire engine siren. Doc did a great job of training him to respond to hand signals. There are lots of stories about Spot. He once swam out to the middle of the lake where Doc and I were fishing Read More...

Hatfish – October 2010

January 4th, 2011

Here I am with yet another in my string of hatfishes. I caught this 2 lb 11 oz bass on a crank-bait very close to shore at Hatfish Point.

Hatfish – May 2010

January 4th, 2011

Trying to get the pictures and details together. This one goes to me.

Hatfish – October 2009

January 4th, 2011

This one may not be too big but it was big enough to claim the hat again. You gotta love Texas Rigging in October on Strawberry!

Hatfish – May 2009

January 4th, 2011

Trying to get the pictures and details together. This one goes to me.

Hatfish – October 2008

January 4th, 2011

Trying to get the pictures and details together. This one goes to Doc