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Where Gold Has Been Replaced By Green

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Just returned from another amazing trip to Lake Winnipeg where Tony, Jen, and Myself all hunted for "donkey" greenbacks or as I have always called them, giant gravel lizards. Here are a few highlights of the outing. As you can see the ice was as thick as any ice we have ever drilled through and the weather was bitter at times. All in all the trip was a huge success and we managed some dandy fish pushing 30-31"! We caught most of our fish on either a Psycho Shad from Clam or a Livetarget Golden Shiner rattle bait in 1/4oz. We found that the two best colors were fire tiger and gold/black. We also caught some fish on big spoons. As far as a set-up goes, we fished with 32-36" MH custom Thorne Bros. rods with a shimano sahara 1000 spooled with 8 or 10lb power pro. We then would attach a swivel to the braid and a 3' piece of 10lb fluorocarbon leader. If Winnipeg isn't on your bucket list I would put it near the top real soon. The fishing is amazing and the people are great. We fished one day with my good friend Jason Hamilton and he honestly drove us right to where the "big fish roamed"! If you are looking to do a trip, I would highly recommend giving Jason a call and booking a few days with him.

Living The Dream

This is the recent MN Bound(my part starts at the 11:20 min mark) that aired where long time friend Travis Frank and I headed out on Mille Lacs for an over night ice trip. We managed to wrangle a few nice gravel lizards and also a dandy pike. We filmed this show last winter in early Feb and the big fish bite had slowed down a bit but the ones we did manage to catch were really nice fish. For many years now Travis and I have lived by one motto-"living the dream" and this is once again an example of how we have chosen to live our lives. Both Travis and I chased our dreams and passion since we were little kids and I don't see that changing any time soon. Until next time, get out and stretch the string!

Everyone Likes Swimbaits

Winter is a great time to take tackle inventory, read up on new products, and also order in what you need for the upcoming season. Well in the above video you will learn why the Keitech Swimbait is one of my favorite baits all year long. It not only excels in spring but it catches them in summer and fall as well. This is my #1 go to smallmouth bait when I get to a lake. Many colors and a few sizes available at