Monday, November 30, 2015

Vikings Chances of Making the Playoffs Looking Better All The Time

Yesterday's win vs the Dirty Birds in Atlanta was huge for the team, especially with Harry the Hitman out for the game.  If the Pack fall to the Lions for a second time this year and the Vikes can beat the Seahawks at home next week, a North Division title will likely be ours.

Our wins may not be pretty, but they are wins.  Keep 'em coming boys!

Friday, November 20, 2015

11 Years of Bass Pundit

Happy Blogiversary To Me!!!
1st Picture to Appear On The Blog
Picture was taken on Mille Lacs Lake on the 2004 Bass Opener if my memory is right. I think we only got a couple that day.  Both of those shirts have long since given way to the sun, and those pants no longer fit me.  And I'm not sure what boat we're in, but I'm pretty sure I was fishing with Mike's Thompson and Davis.  Do you still have that net Mike? (I think that was Thompson's net)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Maybe My Last Open Water Fishing of 2015???

19" Spro McStick 110

Conditions: Nearly 60 degrees, light winds turning windy out of the SE, during a break in the rain with some sprinkles,  We had gotten about 2 inches over the last couple of days. Mostly overcast,

Since there was break in the rain and it was so warm out I decided to go fishing again this morning.  I got the one toothy bullhead at the GOMH on the McStick on the NE side.  Then I decided the give the Inlet on Sullivan a try.  I got 5 small pike there on an STX and missed 1 fish that felt bigger.  I then went to the access at Round and didn't get anything.  I then tried the culvert and it started to rain, so I was done.
19" Luck-E-Strike RC STX

20.5" STX

17" STX

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Got Some New Lures I Had To Try Out Today

Used the top two today
Conditions: Overcast, light rain, windy out of the SE, 48 degrees

After more than a year of bidding on Luck-E-Strike Rick Clunn STX Jerkbaits on Ebay I finally won 5 used one's at my price point.  I also won a New Spro Mc Stick 110 from the same seller on a different auction.  They arrived yesterday and I gave them a try this morning.  I was rather surprised to get 6 toothy bullheads on a couple of the STX's that I put on.  I didn't try the Mc Stick.  Every thing came on the NE side.
17.75" Luck-E-Strike RC STX

17" STX

20" STX

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Next Two Games...


Should tell us something about the Vikes chances of making the playoffs this year.  2 wins and I think we will be in for sure, baring significant injuries.  Win versus Oakland, loss vs the Pack, than I think we are still on schedule to make them.  Loss vs Oakland and a win vs the Pack, chances of making the playoffs maybe a tick higher than the previous scenario.  Both games a loss;  It wouldn't be the end of the world as long as the core team remains healthy.

Right now playoff outlook:


Monday, November 09, 2015

Thoughts On Cheap Hits to Quarterbacks In the NFL

In case you didn't see it, Teddy got knocked out cold by a cheap shot while he was sliding. 15 yard penalty, that was it. The Rams player wasn't even ejected. The Vikes D played amazing and our special teams and AP managed to get the victory in overtime.  The Vikings QBR went from a respectable 65 with Teddy to a dismal 1.7 with Shaun Hill.  It's almost a miracle that the Vikings won the game.

I hadn't really thought about this before today. But a cheap shot/late hit/illegal hit on a QB, that knocks a QB out of the game should result automatically in the other teams starting QB also being not allowed to play the rest of the game. It's a fair solution that hopefully would lead to less questionable shots being taken at QB. Losing a starting QB to a cheap hit puts the team that loses their QB at an extreme competitive disadvantage; Back up's are back up's for a reason and they don't get the reps that a starter gets.

I think this should apply at all levels of football.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Breaking News: B.A.S.S. Elites Coming to Mille Lacs in 2016

Angler of the Year Championship Sept 15-18, 2016

Apparently Grand Casino will be hosting it.  Maybe this will lead to a Major League Fishing event being filmed in MN next year too.

Possibly My Last Open Water Fish of 2015

Looking at Mojo, Shadow Rap, and Indian Point

Wind out of the SW, not what I wanted
6:40-7:30AM Mille Lacs
7:50-8:40AM Bulldog, Rock, GOMH

Conditions: Cloudy, windy out of the SW at Mille Lacs, SE here, 60 degrees

Because of the warm weather and what I thought was the wind direction I headed to Eddy's Jetty to try for some smalleye's.  When I arrived I was surprised the wind was blowing out, not in.  I threw the Rippin' Rap and Shadow Rap and caught zeebs.  It was Pirate Bones.

I decided to hit the area lakes and I got a toothy bullhead at the GOMH.
18.25" Jerk Shad Ghost Shad color
 That was it.