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Just got back from a week at Lake of the Woods

Just got back from a week at Lake of the Woods. The fishing was okay at best for early ice. We went out from Morris Point to the small gap and had about 12 inches of ice. Was able to only catch a few over 22". Great time just being out on the ice.

Put my 7x14 out last night with my four wheeler on Waconia. The ice is from 5-7" thick on the whole lake. We ended up with two walleyes, one bass, and about six crappies. I will be going to Minnetonka tonight so I will update the ice report from there. Keep checking back cause I will try and keep you updated on ice conditions.

Good Luck.


Two words: tan lines

mdistpfs8jennifer_pMy Picturesjune-250x175.jpgThe 2005 Reel Bachelors Calendar is getting tons of press, most notably in the Star Tribune today and the Pioneer Press tomorrow, 12-07-04.

"What a great way to get women interested in the sport," said the calendar's creator, Theresa Timmerman. "Can't get them to bite unless you've got the right bait."

The anglers are tastefully clad, without beefcake. Why are none topless? "Two words: tan lines," Timmerman said.


Just in time for the gift-giving season

2005_calendar.jpgMatt the supermodel, in stores now. The 2005 Reel Bachelors Calendar features twelve of Minnesota's hottest pro bass anglers along with tips and trivia about the wildly popular sport of professional bass fishing. Full color, 12" x 9". Order yours before they're sold out!  Matt managed to make the cover, too.


The end of September

The summer has once again flown by. I will always remember this summer for the odd fish patterns and weather. It wasn't always cooperative, and neither were the fish. I will also remember my accomplishments with the two tournament wins on Minnetonka and Whitefish.

I have been drawn to be in the 2005 Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship on July 17-24, 2005. I'll be fishing for $50,000! It's great news, considering I was one of 141 people chosen for the top 35 spots.

The end of September brought great walleye fishing on the weed lines. Two nights in a row I caught over 20 walleyes with numerous fish in the 18"-23" range. Now that we're well into October and the hunting season the bite has slowed for me. My time is obviously split between fishing and hunting this time of year, leaning more towards hunting. The last time I was out fishing was on Sunday the 17th, and it snowed. We boated one small muskie and one 3 lb. largemouth. With better weather forecasted I may get out one last time, but it's not looking good since I am selling my boat.

 I am also going to be busy with my girlfriend Joni. She and I have a lot planned before ice fishing guide trips get rolling.

With that said, I would like to invite everyone to try and get their ice trips booked now. The window of opportunity is small, and the days are numbered. I have about half (or more) of my winter booked. It should be a good ice fishing season with multiple year classes of walleyes in Waconia now maturing. So go ahead and e-mail me or call and I will set-up the most phenomenal ice fishing experience of your life!