Monday, October 31, 2022

Vikings Win Again, The Rest Of the Division Loses


6-1 We are cooking with peanut oil now. Barring an injury-fueled crash, the Vikings will be the 2022 NFC North Champions in 2022. The rest of the division has major issues, and the Vikes are on a SKOL roll. I don't think we will lose in Washington next week.  

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Trophy NOT Coming Out Of The Lake This Week

 On the 15th of October, I speculated on Facebook that I would be taking the Trophy out for the year this weekend. But then the weather did me a solid and went into Indian Summer. I think the Trophy comes out next weekend, but I am not making a final decision on that until Friday. If it looks dry the second week of November, I might keep her in another week.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Pack Lose More Ground On The Bye

 The Pack are now below .500 for the season (3-4) and have the Bills in Buffalo coming off their bye week up next. If the Vikes beat the Cards this Sunday at noon, I think the Bills game becomes must win for the Pack, given their remaining schedule. If the Vikes win and the Pack sees it that way, give it their all and come up short. I think they will lose the next one in Detriot as well. The Pack isn't coming back from (3-6) to make the playoffs barring a total collapse of Team Purple, which is improbable if they can beat the Cards this week.  If the Vikes lose to the Cards, the Bills game, instead of being a pressure cooker, turns into house money for the Pack whether they win or lose. Given KOC's Team's performance in Game 1 this season, I will be stunned if the Vikes lose on Sunday, and I don't see Washington beating Team Purple either. 

The Vikes can put the Pack Nation in a world of hurt this weekend. Go to it, boys!  SKOL!

Here is the Packs remaining schedule:

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Vikes Win, Pack Lose Part 2

There is a long way to go, but things are looking good in Vikings Country right now. The Pack struggling at 3-3, and the Vikes heading into the bye at 5-1. If the Vikes go 5-6 the rest of the way, chances are good we will win the Division. 

Bring on the Cards in two weeks, SKOL!


Monday, October 10, 2022

Vikes Win, Packers Lose


Vikes beat Da Bears 29-22 and are now 4-1 one and in the Divisions driver's seat. Next week we get the Dolphins in Miami, a team in freefall since Tua got injured. Like our chances of heading into the bye 5-1. SKOL!

Sunday, October 02, 2022

Saturday, October 01, 2022

Final Snatcher Tilt of 2022 at South Long Lake

Beau Won (16/14) and Got Lunker (3/15)

Mr. Bass 2022, Snatcher Fields

Conditions: Overcast temps 61-50℉, Wind 3-8mph ESE

The Day: We were the last boat out, and the first boat out went right to where my boater, Snatcher Fields, wanted to start. It seemed like 75% of the field went to the same general area to the NE of the narrows. We joined the scrum on the Eastern edge of the line of boats. Nothing on starting spot, so we headed up the lake to an area where we found a school during pre-fish. Chuck got a keeper in the boat. I think I got a pike, then lost a keeper and one that looked like it wouldn't go 12-inches. I got a walleye down the way a little bit. Ran some docks, but nothing. It was an extremely slow morning for us. We \went back to the starting spot and got an 11-incher. Ran back up the lake to a calm weedline. Finally got a keeper in the boat on the big Bubble Walker. Ran down to Bill Bongs Challenge Cup Starting Spot and got another keeper that took the LiveTarget Wake Gill. Chuck put several fish in the boat in short order, then culled with a couple of good 3lber in the cane. Game Over for Mr. Bass 2022. I got my 3lber out along the weed line out from the cane. We ended up back where I got my first keeper. I got my 4th keeper right before we were going to move on a spinnerbait. We went back to the starting area. I caught a short and a small keeper on the spinner bait. Went back up to Bongs Starting Spot. Got bit off twice with jigs and caught several pike on the spinnerbait. Had the craw tube get a bit off. Chuck caught a couple that didn't help and culled once or twice with minor upgrades, and then the day was over.

Results:  My fish weighed 10/09, which put me in 14th Place (2nd to Last Place). Beau Bacon won it with 16/14 and got Lunker with a 3/15. 2nd went to Snatcher Czech (14/11), who showed his face for the first time this season. And 3rd Place went, and Co-Angler Cash went to Snatcher Sarah.

My Thoughts: At long last, I finally got paired with Chuck Fields, and it was cool to do it when he clinched his second  Baxter Bass Snatcher Mr. Bass title. He accomplished the feat back in 1994. This was the first complete season he has fished with the club since winning it in '94. As for the fishing, I figured there was no way, under those conditions, I wouldn't be able to get a limit of keepers in the boat. Besides a half-hour window when Chuck caught most of his weight, it was really slow for us. Unfortunately, I didn't get any bites fishing on the bottom during that window, and when we returned to the spot, the pike had moved in. Whatcha gonna do? It just wasn't my year.