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The Journey Continues 

Another look into the journey we sportsman call "fall"! This is the 2nd episode of Harvest Chronicles with Pat, Ben, and I. Can't say enough about how fun it is to document our passion, share it with you, and also share in this magical time of year. We truly are blessed to get to embark on this journey every fall and this year has not disappointed in any way. We have managed the does a bit and filled the freezer for winter.

Not your Ordinary cooler

Summer has come and gone and we are well into fall and I can't tell you how valuable these coolers have been to our success.  

Let me break down for you a few reasons a Grizzly Cooler is a must and also my review now 6 months in to using them regularly.  

First let me start by saying they are made in the USA, in Iowa of all places!  The next thing I have found is that they are indestructible.  I can stand on them to bed fish, use them as a spare place to sit in the boat, and also stack things on them when traveling.  

Yes, they will keep ice for days in the summer.  If you are in and out of your cooler a lot in the summer it will have a negative impact on the ice.  That stems from the fact that you allow that warm air in and in theory lock it in when you close it.  Yes the ice and cold cooler compensates for that effect but like anything, if you expose it to warm air it will melt.  If you are a sceptic like me, you will think that coolers don't need to be $200-$400, well I can't tell you how wrong I was.  Once I started using it I saw the value instantly.  It allowed for much more then just putting food or drinks in.  The added seat, stool, stand on for bed fishing, and also bait well to name a few was a huge value.  

The Grizzly 20qt or 40qt make great bait wells for in a fish house and is invulable to me and many ice fisherman once they try it.  Shiners are expensive and if you don't have them in the winter you are fishing for second.  My Grizzly's allow me to take 10-12 dozen shiners with me on the road and not have to worry about them.  I do add an aeration kit to the cooler, which only takes 10 minutes, and all my bait make the trips around the state without problem.  

Now we are into the fall and the hunting season.  I have found that I can quarter an entire deer and pack it in the cooler keep it chilled until I return home to take care of it.  I can pack all the food I need to get to deer camp, duck camp, or anywhere else I may need and not have to stop for groceries.  When I put it in the truck I am able to stack stuff on top of it without it collapsing.  All these attributes are things I didn't realize I needed in a cooler until I had a cooler that did what it needed; and it was a Grizzly.  If you or anyone you know is looking for a cooler please give the great line of Grizzly's a look, they are available in lots of colors including multiple camo options for the sportsman in your family.   Until next time, Fish On and keep your bait alive and beer cold!  


Harvest Chronicles 

This is a new series of videos that I am excited to be apart of and help "co host". Thanks to good friends Ben and Pat we will be bringing you our entire 2014 fall one week at a time. This next week you will be able to watch our show from WI bow opener. After that there is no telling where we will be in search of the next harvest. Hint-Gonna look to whack a few ducks in the face for MN Opener.

Fishing against one legend and racing against another

Getting invited to fish the 3M invitational in Park Rapids MN is something I don't take for granted and am very honored to get invited and fish with/against these hall of famers.  This year was one of the most fun times I have had at an event, 3M folks are amazing hosts.  

I was able to finish one place a head of Jimmy Houston who is and always will be one of my fishing hero's.  I watched him all my life and have great respect for that this man has done for the sport.  Not very often I get ot say, "I beat Jimmy Houston", so I had to take a picture and share it with everyone.  I finished 7th in the event and Jimmy came in right behind me in 8th.  

We found our fish in weed beds and were able to fool most of them with a black and blue 1/2oz Strike King Hack Attack jig tipped with a Strike King Rage Menace Grub.