Friday, December 01, 2023
Thursday, November 30, 2023
|This map was my Platte/Sullivan trips in which I fished both lakes.|
|Just my Platte Lake trip fish numbers|
|My Only Sullivan Lake trip fish numbers|
Friday, November 24, 2023
During the first drive of the game in Denver, the Vikes had the ball 4th and 1 yard-to-go near midfield. We elected to go for it. The ball was snapped to our TE Hock who was under center. Hock then pitched it to QB Tark 2.0 who ran outside to get the ball the ball was stripped, and took a vicious hit that wasn't flagged, but got the player suspended after the league looked at it.
I really liked the idea of Hock under center, we should try it in the future with both a "Brotherly Shove" and a pitch out to a WR or RB Chandler.
I didn't care when KOC chose to use it. I think he should have waited until we were on the goal line or in the second half.
Three Vikings turnovers resulted in the team losing the game. We almost recovered a fumble MN LB Pace Jr. forced, but he didn't gain control until he was out of bounds on Denver's final drive. The Vikings losing the game wasn't the end of the world. The Packers beat the Lions on Thanksgiving, which I thought was a possibility. If the Vikings get back to winning this Monday night then everything gets back to being right with the world again. If the Vikings get beat by Da Bears, it isn't panic button time yet because we have the bye week next, the Sea Chickens are in free fall with a brutal schedule ahead, and the Packers play the Chiefs when we are on the bye. I can't wait for the Monday Night tilt. I think the Bears will play well, but the Vikes are at home and the better team. If we get those turnovers under control or force some, we should win. Jet may or may not be back.
Monday, November 20, 2023
A look at Bass Pundit through the years. The pickings were pretty slim for pictures of me holding fish until 2009.
|Pic taken Oct. 2004|
|June 2008 (1st Ever Snatcher Tournament)|
Happy 19th Blogiversery To Me!
Next Year, I plan on getting a cake made.
Sunday, November 19, 2023
Seeing as how A-a-a Ron is gone, and the Packers are now riding on the Suck Truck for who knows how long, I think live blogging their games could provide me with mucho entertainment to pass the time this Sunday and any other time they are on TV here in Minnesocold.
Cheese started with the ball and a penalty, Noice!
They drove to mid-field where they were stoned on 4th and 1.
Sackmaster Bosa went off with what looks to be a serious lower leg injury on the 3rd Down play, I think.
Chargers drove down the field and once again a Charger dropped easy one that cost them a 1st Down and probably a TD as well. Chargers kicked a field goal.
Drive stalled due to a bobbled snap and Love sack, forcing a 50+ yard field goal attempt, that was missed. So Sad, Pack Bolts 10 Pack 7, with Bolts ball near midfield.
Detriot is now up 14 to 10. The game is in Detroit.
The Packers got a gift win today. They were clearly outplayed and got the lucky bounces when the ball hit the ground and when Herbert hit open receivers.
I think the Lions are in for a battle on Thanksgiving when the Pack comes to town.
The Pack got embarrassed in Lambert.
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Welcome back to MN, 55!
Sunday, November 12, 2023
Tuesday, November 07, 2023
I don't know what the future holds. I am sure the Saints Defence is chomping at the bit to get their shot at Tark 2.0 in Minneapolis this week. If nothing else, we will always have Atlanta, Mr. Dobbs.
I dropped by the cabin today and helped Todd pull the dock in the rest of the way. We had about 7 feet to go. Ice went off the lake on Saturday. Todd finally got his first deer yesterday. It was just a little doe. There were a total of 7 deer herding together; he wished he had a second tag because he didn't spook the herd and easily would have gotten another bigger one. Lesson learned.
Sunday, November 05, 2023
Friday, November 03, 2023
Wednesday, November 01, 2023
At the MN Bassheads Facebook Group, I noted that the decline in participation seems to coincide with the rising price of high-end fishing gear for bass fishing. Maybe that is just a coincidence or maybe there is a correlation that can be made. I don't know.
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Roy Ponder of POW Ponder Weather on YouTube looked into his crystal ball and saw it getting cold around the start of November. I filed that in the back of my brain and enjoyed the warmer than average Fall we were having hoping Mr. Ponder had it wrong. Well, he nailed it, unfortunately. There will probably be no November bass fishing for me as I pulled it out of the lake on Halloween. I feared that with the cold temps tonight the area around the dock might freeze up, thus making pulling the dock out of the water a pain. The thought of fishing in 30-degree water temps in 40-degree conditions is not appealing. I'm packing it in for bass fishing in 2023. I'll still fish at the Jetty and maybe at the GOMH as long as conditions allow.
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
|2023 Snatcher's Team, Victory Achieved!|
|Snatcher Dennis with the Challenge Cup|
|3-13lbs Bunker Hawg (blk/blue)|
|My Boater Ranger Smude|
Conditions: Low 40's to mid 50's, Sunny to Cloudy, 0-5mph NE the wind couldn't make up its mind
He got two fish there and I didn't get a bite until we were making our second pass. I think it was a pike and then shortly after that I got a 2lber. They both bit on a Powerbait Craw Fatty. We then worked our way West along the South reeds. I missed two bites on the Poppin Frog before I stuck a good 2lber. I thought it was going to be AWWWWWN, but that was the last bite in the reeds. We then went back to the starting spot and Brian put on a jigworm and filled his limit. I hit a mid-day wall with my energy levels when the fish just weren't biting on anything I tried. We went and worked the cabbage flat behind the reeds as it clouded up and I finally started getting some action again on a spinnerbait, but they were either pike or bass that didn't help. I was bending my spinnerbait wire and it broke. I put on a bluegill Big Blade Chatterbait as we made our way back toward the starting spot. After fishing fruitlessly for about 5 minutes I made the change to blue/black with a FireCraw Big Blade Chatter. It wasn't long and I caught a couple of pike. I culled 2 or 3 times with the Big Blade, but never got that kicker bite I needed.
Results: My fish weighed 13/7, which put me in 8th out of 20 anglers. Smude only had 10/4. I thought he was much closer to me than that. I ended up beating all but two Rangers and two of the Brainerd Club. I think I may have been the top non-boater. The tournament was won by Ranger Arnie who beat out Snatcher Dennis on the tiebreaker but Arnie wasn't actually on the Rangers Clash Team, so Dennis won the Challenge Cup. Jim Eide of Brainerd Lakes took 3rd.
|The score sheet|
|What my scale said I had.|
|Snatcher Darren left me a selfie|