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Welcome to my new site! I am very happy to have a host of new capabilities and options to keep all my readers up to date on my Lake Reports and travels. Bear with me while I finalize a few design tweaks here and there.

You may notice right away that the site is much more organized, dynamic, and (hopefully) user-friendly.  After living with my old site for over a year, it was pretty clear that my Lake Report was the most popular and useful piece of the site.  Now each report, or 'blog' entry,  is not only 'commentable,'  but organized by topic. You can also add your own two cents in numerous ways - by commenting on a specific post, starting a thread on the message board, or simply signing the guestbook.  The best part is that I can manage all the content of the site from any web browser myself - including adding photos - without bugging my webmaster (otherwise known as my sister, Jenny).   Please let me know what you think and any additions you'd like me to consider - I will gladly entertain any ideas. You can even discuss your input on the message board...


So here's the latest

For all of you that have had the opportunity to ice fish with me, you know that it is a passion of mine - and something that I take very seriously. For those of you that haven't,  you are missing out on an amazing adventure. I have many years on the ice and in an icehouse which brings me to what I am up to now.

This passion has led me to go into building and selling ice houses.

We have started a new line of ice fishing houses under the name Pro Fish Enterprises. We are building ice houses for Gander Mountain and customers that have ordered them. In the next few weeks you will be able to visit and order one for yourself. These houses are going to blow your expectations out of the water, and we are willing to do any special request. For example, we have a customer that wants a gas fireplace in his house. That is something that we can do!


If you would like to purchase a house, or just tour the shop to see what we’re about, feel free to stop out any time and I would be more than happy to show you around. We are based in Watertown, Minnesota (701c HWY 25). So, if you have been wondering what happened and why I haven't been updating the site, it's because we’ve been hustling.

As far as fishing goes, Minnetonka has been on fire for muskies. Waconia is really slow right now for everything but muskies. The fall smallie bite has started and is great. If you would like to sneak one more trip in before you hang it up for the year, consider smallmouth. I will try and keep the site more regularly updated now that we are caught up at work. Until then, good luck!


The bass bite has been good

The bass bite has been good the last few weeks in the metro, with a lot of fish starting to school on the outside weedline. We have been doing best fishing a jig worm in 10-16 feet of water. Walleyes are still running on the small side, but the numbers have been good. I would stick to a jig tipped with a minnow on the outside weed edges and breaks.

Canada, here I come. Jeremy Bester and myself are leaving today for the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. The tournament takes place over three days on Rainy Lake. I look forward to catching some giant smallmouth over the next week and a half. If you would like to follow how Jeremy and I are doing during the tournament please visit Every day they will have up-to-date results and live weigh-in. Until then good luck and fish-on! Choy!


Extra, Extra!

boat05_2.jpgThe new boat is here - check it out!

If you are looking to catch bass, Waconia has been on fire. Jason Boll (Booger) and I have fished the last few days on Waconia with fish numbers pushing 40. Today the biggest fish was a little over 5 pounds.

The primary presentation has been a wacky worm. For those of you that are not familiar with this technique, it is a senko hooked with a plain worm hook right through the middle. We are fishing it with no weight, and having great success dead sticking (fishing slow) it. All of our fish have been caught in less than 8 feet of water.

Tonight we did boat 5 walleyes, with only one being over the 16" minimum. Those fish came on both jig/minnow and jig/leech. We were only able to fish for about 45 minutes and the storm started to roll in.

Crappies are still up shallow in the bulrushes and around docks. They have been running a little on the small side.