Saturday, November 27, 2021

21/22 Ice Season Starts With A Crappie

10.5" VMC Fly/Wax (Pink)

 Didn't get a skunk to start ice fishing season for the first time since 2017.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Ice Up

GOMH totallly locked up

Least amount of ice at Rock


17 Years And Still Blogging


17-Years ago today, I started this blog with the above post. For my 17th Blogoversary, I did a remaster of that first post with Grammarly. There were something like 17 grammar errors that I corrected. The remastered version is also in the archives. Onto another year. Tight Lines and SKOL Vikes!

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Final Open Water Fish of 2021


16.5" Jerk Shad (Tomato)
This trip was it for open water in 2021. Saw one walleye and I caught it. Low water made for terrible fishing at Mille Lacs this Fall.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Congrats on the Win Against the Chargers, Coach!

 Please assign someone else play-calling responsibilities for the offense.

Kayak Championship Won By Blonde Girl Kristine Fischer


She came in 2nd in for Angler of the Year. Congrats, Kristine! She worked hard to achieve this dream!

(No offense intended by my calling an adult woman a girl.) 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Trophy Pulled For 2021

Forgot to run the gas out, oops.

Loaded and ready to go.

Final Trophy Fish in 2021

I took 186 trips in the Trophy this year. I am not sure if that is a record or not. I caught more than 2,223 fish on those trips.
April     12
July 26
September 24

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Is This My Final Bass of 2021?

Final Bass of 2021?
 Well, the literal answer is no. I didn't like how dark the picture was of the bass after I caught this one.  It is possible I will catch bass at the GOMH or through the ice, but I wouldn't bet on either of those things happening. So today may very well be when I catch my last bass of 2021.

I Still Believe In Mike Zimmer

 It has been a brutal year for the MN Vikings and the fan base. I haven't been incredibly impressed with what have you done for me lately attitude of the fans. If the team turns this season around and makes the playoffs, we will absolutely deserve to be there, and Zimmer will deserve to be the Vikings head coach for as long as he wants to coach. If Kubiak gets his head out of his butt, this team should be fine. The defense is holding up their end of the bargain. 

I thought the Vikes should have gone for the 2pt conversion and the win vs. the Raven's. However, with the way Kubiak's play-calling has been working out this season, I can't say I blame Zim for not wanting to take that bet. Zim put his faith in the kicker for the D to hold on in regulation and, if needed, over time. He was rewarded twice by his D that had been on the field all day. That is a coach that knows his team, and it's a shame he wasn't rewarded for it.

I think the team has to be as frustrated. If I were the Chargers, I wouldn't take the Vikings lightly. I expect the Vikes to put on a smackdown this week.

I believe in you, Zim!