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Ice Fishing

Winter is once again bearing down on us for the next 4 months. If you don't enjoy ice fishing it can make it a little on the long side.  Well, don't worry, that's where I come in.  I will be leaving next Monday (Dec. 05th) for Lake of the Woods for eight days.  The ice has begun forming and will be good to go when I get there.  Needless to say, I am excited.  If you or someone you know is  looking to try something different or wants to go ice fishing, consider buying them a guided ice fishing trip gift certificate for Christmas.

I still have some openings for both Red Lake weekends and Lake of the Woods.  We are expecting to be on all the metro lakes in the next week or two.  I will report back with both the ice report and a fishing report as soon as I can get to a computer.

Lastly, if you are in the market for an ice house we still have a few in inventory at Pro Fish Enterprises over in Watertown.  We will be at the River Centre in St. Paul this weekend for the annual ice fishing show.  I look forward to seeing lots of you there.


What a fall

The unbelievable weather that we have been having has allowed many extra fishing outings this fall.  After going to Rushford, Minnesota this weekend to shoot deer and having great weather but only fair hunting, I had to get out fishing.  Yesterday afternoon I headed out on Waconia with Peter Bilecki and Bill Miller to chase a few largemouth bass and walleyes at dark.  The walleye bite was non-existent but the largemouth bass had other 137-3799_IMGb.gifideas, and we were fortunate enough to land a few.     

With ice fishing right around the corner and a lot to do at the shop, I will probably not have too many more outings on the open water.  I look forward to this winter and hope I have a chance to get many of you out on the ice. 


And you thought all I knew how to do was fish

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!