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Hatfish – October 2015

November 4th, 2015

This October trip was short, windy rainy and temperatures were stuck in the low 40's.  Thursday, a steady downpour was trying hard to switch over to snow. We managed to get out on the boat a few times but mostly we just lounged by the fire and enjoyed catching up. The lake was turning over for the winter and fish were busy making travel plans but we managed to bring a few to the table Read More...

Hatfish – May 2014

May 23rd, 2014

It was a different kind of trip. The late spring was even later up on Strawberry. Scheduling was a little off as well. We were a little earlier than usual. Scott couldn't get up there until Thursday afternoon and I had to leave Friday morning. That meant that there wasn't a time where we all fished together 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…)

A Farewell To Strawberry – May 12, 2001

December 4th, 2010

We left Lafayette 2 hours ahead of schedule. We were all excited about getting back to Strawberry lake for what could be the last time. It was the day of Aric's graduation from Purdue Vet School so everybody was at Aric's house doing some celebrating. I was elected as designated driver so I stayed out of the beer Read More...

My Longest Fishing Day – July 13th, 2000

December 4th, 2010

We were planning to head up to Strawberry on a Thursday night. Aric would meet us up there rather than come all the way to town. Something happened at the last moinute and Aric was going to be delayed until Friday evening. Scott and I were ready to go on Thursday night so we decided to go up to his rental on Lake James Thursday evening and do some night fishing Read More...

The Fish That Hooked Me – April 14th, 2000

December 4th, 2010

Scott and Aric  invited me back to Strawberry for ice fishing in January. Still not into the fishing "thing", I was certainly not going to freeze my butt off for it. So my next trip was in April. The weather was nice here in town. It was warm and very spring like. However, up at Strawberry, it was just getting over winter Read More...

Where It Began – October 8th, 1999

December 4th, 2010

Aric and Scott had asked me to go fishing with them before. I never did, it simply wasn't my bag baby. My fishing experience consisted of a day in a boat on the Connecticut River when I was in 8th grade with my friend Robbie Thomas and his dad. I don't even remember what kind of fish we were catching Read More...