Saturday, December 31, 2016

My New Years Resolution for 2017

I want to be more generous with my fishing time in 2017. I wrote a little bit about this in November as well on this post:  I Guess I'm A Terrible Friend Then.

I generally enjoy fishing with other people.   I just don't do it very often.  Out of the 233 days I fished last year I fished intentionally with other people on about 10%.  That is more than I originally thought it would be, but I'd like to do more of it in 2017.  I think I'd like to see the number be between 20% and 30% for 2017.  Having the Trophy to use definitely will help with that some.

So basically if anyone reading this wants to go fishing just let me know and we'll figure out a time to get out.  My boat or yours or on the ice or at the Grumpy Old Man Hole, it's all good.  Let's go fishing in 2017.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

My Idea For Mag Flukes is Coming Together

The idea (or just scroll down 4 posts). I got some split rings while I was at Shields on Tuesday.  The size 6 were to big, but the size 4 worked perfectly.  Now I've just got to wait for bass season. 
Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic Toc...

Monday, December 26, 2016

My Older Brother And Bride To Be Got Me...

Blog topics for a minimum of three months by getting me a 3 month subscription to Mystery Tackle Box.  If you have been living under a rock and haven't heard of it;  Basically, it's a company that sends out a monthly box of high quality tackle with product descriptions and tips.  I believe they got me the more expensive level, so I get more and possibly better stuff as well.  I am going to set a goal of catching fish on a percentage of lures I receive.  It will all be stuff for bass fishing, but there is a real possibility I won't have a use for some of what I get.  Hopefully catching fish on the baits won't be much of a challenge, but me thinking to give the lures a fair chance might be. After I see what lures I get I'll come up with the % for my goal.  

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Vikings Plane Slides Off the Runway

The Vikes sure have caught their fair share of bad breaks this season.  Having to be deplaned in a cherry picker 3 people at a time in Appleton WI the night before the Christmas Eve game of 2016 will go down in Viking lore.  The delay and disruption this accident caused could be a good thing or a bad thing.  If they come out and play like last week it will obviously have been a bad thing.  However, if it brings them together and they come out and kick some Packer ass.  Now that would be a grand thing. Skol!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

More Than A Month Since I Last Fished

Last year I kept fishing and catching fish into December on open water.  While it was possible for me to do that this year I never did get out to try at the Grumpy Old Man Hole or at Eddy's Jetty.  The Vikings crushing loss to the Colts on Sunday put me in the mood to go fishing, but the below zero temps kept me inside.  I may get out ice fishing this week.  Maybe.  We'll see.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Idea For Fishing A Mag Fluke Fail, For Now

So I had an idea for connecting two of these style hooks on a split ring and using them to fish Zoom Super Flukes in the slop next year.  So I get out my hooks, split ring pliers, and split rings.  I was unable to get my largest split ring on a hook.  After 15 minutes and losing 1 split ring I gave up.  I'll have to go out and get some larger split rings.  To be continued...

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Zero Percent Hope of A Vikings Super Bowl This Season

My first Viking Blog of the 2016 Season
Sorry Kool-Aid Man, No Purple For Me This Year
Last year on December 1st I wrote a post outlining 3 Paths to the Superbowl.  Unfortunately, Blair Walsh missed the kick and that ended the Vikes season.  That was a bummer.  This season has been one thing going wrong after another on the Offensive side of the ball.  It's really quite remarkable the team is even still in the playoff race going into December this year.

While I think there is a chance the team may be able to make the playoffs this season, even if they lose to the Cowboys tonight.  I think there chances of us getting to the Superbowl if we do reach to playoffs are slim to none.  I believe the offensive line play is just too big of a liability for the Vikings to advance far into the playoffs.