Thursday, December 31, 2020
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Struggling to get Steve and Brett on some fish.
Saturday, December 26, 2020
I was just going to put the MN Fishing Opener and MN Bass Opener on the Google calendar when I noticed Memorial Day is on May 31st this year. MN ties its Fishing Openers to Memorial Day weekend by law. So instead of Opener being on the second Saturday of May where it usually is, we will instead have to wait a whole extra week until the 15th. Bah Humbug!
|5.20lber 9/5/20 on the Sparrow|
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
As my last post proves I was pretty down on the Vikes chances vs. Da Bears minus Kendricks. Then I discover both Mack and Hicks were in the line-up for Da Bears. All Trubisky had to be was competent and there is no way the Bears were losing that game. He was more than competent until he threw that pick at the end. The Bears were lucky the time ran out because we had the Bears D on their heels. Had the Vikes had time to run a couple more plays it might have been a different result.
I don't care about what the Kirk haters say, I've been one of them too. Kirk is a pretty darn good QB. He gets punched in the mouth and comes right back. Without all the injuries on D this team would be a top contender to win the Super Bowl. Zimmer has done a fantastic job keeping this team together. Those that think he should be fired are clueless. The D just simply doesn't have the horses for Zim to ride. Losing Kendricks was such a gut punch. I thought the D played with a ton of heart vs. the Bears. They also got beat up pretty good but came up big when it mattered. Vikes fans that are disappointed after that performance have no clue what they witnessed. That was a team giving its all to win when they were outmatched on one side of the ball. The Vikes almost scratched and clawed their way to victory. It would not surprise me one bit if the Bears make the playoffs this year. Trubisky is a steaky QB, that Montgomery kid can run, and that Bears D is formidable especially with Hicks healthy.
As for the Vikes, I am proud of the team. I really hope Kendricks is back for the Christmas Day game. I think that the Saints team may be vulnerable on a short week after a game they went all out to win and came up short vs. the Super Bowl champs. Meanwhile, I think the Vikes have something to prove to themselves. Beating the living daylights out of the Saints, the way they did the Packers the second time they played them this season is a real possibility if Kendricks returns. Without Kendricks, I think Zim beating the Saints will be tough, but not impossible. Like I said, I think the Vikes have something to prove. That makes a Zim team very dangerous.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Vikes Optimism Level:
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Saw Fish, Caught Fish
|First Fish Ice 20/21|
|First Crappie 7"|
|May be 11" on the Bear Trax Demon/minnow|
Sunday, December 06, 2020
1. I should do something other than have the second seat in my fish trap. On the one hand, it is lightweight but I could come up with something better. I'll ask Steve if he has any ideas.
2. Once the ice is safe on Sullivan I really should start getting to know the lake better. It has to be the best multi-species lake in the area.
Saturday, December 05, 2020
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
The area lakes are locked up and should be safe soon. There is no snow in the forecast and I am motivated to make use of the time for fishing for as long as that's the case. I need to get some ice fishing braid to put on my panfish rods and will be checking lakes within the next couple of days. I should be fishing somewhere by Friday.
Monday, November 30, 2020
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Berkley came out with their "Frenzy" concept a little before the year 2000 if I am not mistaken. They were what Berkley created in their scientific lab designed to figure out what got bass to react and trigger to best. There were topwater lures, crankbaits, lipless, and a jerkbait. The jerkbait, the Berkley Frenzy Minnow, is one ugly mofo that has a shallow and deep runner. It isn't a lure that ever really caught on with me until I discovered something about it this Fall fishing walleyes at the Jetty at Mille Lacs. Something about this lure triggers walleyes that have passed up multiple presentations of other kinds. I have had this happen several times so it isn't a fluke. I wonder if it is the same for bass. I vaguely recall having that experience a time or two at the jetty with smallmouth but wasn't able to locate any posts at the log blog detailing it. I will have to give it a try with bucket mouths next Spring at the Grumpy Old Man Hole. Hopefully, I will remember to try it unlike my pledge last winter to use the Frenzy Popper more in 2020, doh!