Thursday, October 31, 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The Vikes versus the Skins at home should be a win. But it is a primetime game, a Cousins bugaboo, and we got beat by the Bills at home last year. You can't take anything for granted in the NFL. Keenum will give us his best shot, but I think the D has something to prove as they can't be happy with their performance versus the Lions.
Outlook: Thumbs Up!
Saturday, October 12, 2019
I would have been fishing two tournaments this weekend, but the cold/windy weather on Saturday resulted in the Snatchers Mini-Bucks being canceled. The Challenge Cup will be held on Platte/Sullivan on Sunday. The Challenge Cup is a tournament between the 3 Brainerd area bass clubs. Unfortunately, due to Pete coming up this week I was unable to get any pre-fishing in by myself. My boater will be Arnie Farber from the Brainerd Lakes Bassmasters. Apparently, he didn't have a particularly good pre-fish or maybe he was sandbagging to Tuma. If we are on nothing I've got a few ideas on where we might be able to catch some fish.
Rods I'm Bringing:
7'4" H Zillion (Jig)
7'4" H Tatula XL (Spinnerbait)
7'4" H Tatula (Swimbait)
7'2" H Tatula (Jig)
7'2" MH Tatula (Chatterjig)
7' H Avid (Craw Tube)
7' MH Mojo (Chatterjig)
7' M Avid (Senko)
Friday, October 11, 2019
Saturday, October 05, 2019
Thank You All-Terrain
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
|2/11 Evergreen Soft Shell Frog|
|Sarah getting prepared to teach Chuck Steinbauer how it's done.|
|Beau Wins 4th Co-Angler Challenge of the Year.|
|Tuma Wins and Got Lunker As Well|
I forgot to bring my sunglasses. Fortunately, my boater had an extra pair in his glove box. Also, drawing a partner with dual consoles was nice, so I didn't freeze on the ride to Boy Bay. We started in the reeds on the North end of Bear Island. I got the first bite of the day on a junebug Craw Tube, but it got off. I thought it was a bass, but my line was frayed, so it could be a pike. I got two other bites in the reeds. The first one dropped it immediately, and the second had me into a reed before I could set the hook. I wasn't able to get either fish to hit again. After an hour of that, we headed for some rice.
We started shallow, working our way along the rice line to deeper rice. Ruff had a couple fish strike at his frog but not hook up. The second fish was 2/3lb bass that jumped completely out of the water but didn't get the frog. Once we got to the deeper rice, Paul put the first small keeper in the boat on a craw tube. I think slightly before that, Dennis showed up and started fishing about 50 yards up or so in the direction we were heading. I took that as a positive sign. Paul got the second fish of the day as well. He only got one more non-keeper for the rest of the day. He had about the same number of bites as me. Over the next couple of hours, I managed to get 4 keepers in the boat on the junebug Craw Tube. I missed a couple of bites on a frog and a few on the Craw Tube. By noon my upper back was sore.
At About 1:30PM, we left the rice for the northern Shoreline of Boy, where we fished a couple of docks, some rushes which transitioned into rice. We didn't get anything. So we went in search of reed beds on that northern shore. Ruff got his short there. After an hour of fishing time, we returned to the rice, and Dennis was there again. We put into the rice about 50 yards away. Paul missed a fish, and I got a keeper on a Green Pumpkin/Brown craw tube. Shortly after that, Dennis motored in much closer to us and informed us we came right in on the juice. He also reported his non-boater Snatcher rookie Jon Notsch was kicking his ass. I asked Dennis what size weight they were using. He was using 1oz and said Jon used a 1/2oz, but Jon said he was now using 1oz as well. I ended up getting bit off, so I switched back to the junebug Craw Tube and upgraded to a 1/2oz weight: I had been using 5/16th. We motored back on the other side of Dennis, and I quickly got my limit fish in the boat. I got a fish that wouldn't help and got bit off two more times. With 20 minutes left, I got two culls on an Evergreen Frog, including my big fish of the day.
I ended up in 9th Place for the year.
My Thoughts: I didn't fish particularly efficiently because I struggled with casting accuracy all day, thanks to a poor night's rest and the long day I spent on the water on Thursday. Other than that, I fished well. We spent at least half the day where there were no fish. Once again, a kicker fish eluded me.
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
I didn't really follow the Elite Series or any form of Professional Fishing this year. Thankfully I managed to put together two pretty good line ups for fantasy fishing this year. The one for Elite Series AOY tournament was probably my best ever.
I picked Seth because it's a smallmouth fishery, duh! The same goes for Gussy. I didn't even realize Wendlandt was fishing the Elite Series until I saw his name at the penultimate event, so I picked him for that one. He didn't do great, but I decided to stick with him. Jamie Hartman is just a solid angler and always worthy of being picked.
"Big money, small town boy makes sense
So I'm pushin' all my chips on my man Cliff Prince"
Jamie Hartman caught a monster bag on Day 2. Unfortunately, he was unable to do the same on Day 3 and so my line-up was unable to take the top spot.