The Windiest Fishing Day in Recent Memory

The Windiest Fishing Day in Recent Memory

Yesterday we fished in a deluge of rain and cold temps making for one of my coldest fishing days in recent memories.  So when I climbed out of the back of my Exploder at 6 AM this morning and saw a nearly completely blue sky, I was feeling pretty happy.  I wandered up...

Kicking Off August on Chequamegon Bay

There were a few times today where I caught myself thinking “Is it really August?  What happened to July?  But I ask myself this every year.  The fact is, once July 4th passes summer seems to go faster.  Maybe it’s the shortening of the days.  Or perhaps we slowdown...

A Brookie Blitz and a Heap of Lakers

We woke up to an ominous sky over Bowman Island Lodge here in Ontario.  The clouds were dark and stacked like storms were brewing.  But not so.  After breakfast Joe Wolthuis and I made a run and when we stopped the skies were blue again.  The weather changes fast...

Casting With Icebergs

I’m chomping at the bit to get my fishing season started here in Wisconsin.  Like much of the US, winter is holding on here.  Most of our lakes still have ice and there remains snow on the ground in a lot of areas.  Some of our rivers are open for trout but they are...