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Making It Happen

As many of you are aware I have spent the past 3 months "making it happen" on and off the water.  This time of year is full of fishing, events, seminars, appearances, and just down right "rise and grind".  

Whenever you see my blog has gone this long without an update you can guarantee that I have been burning the candle at both ends.  I wouldn't have it any other way.  These pics are a sample of some of the great smallmouth fishing we had this summer on Lake Mille Lacs.  It was fun for all ages.  

Although I have watched summer fly by once again, not even stopping to smell the roses, I still know by the amount of smiles and fish pics it was a successful summer.  

It consisted of fishing trips with many past friends, many new friends, all species, great adventures, lots of hook sets, and most importantly tons of smiles.  With the adventures came some remarkable catches.  I made sure to end every day with a laugh and smile; reminding myself never to take life to serious.  Over the past few months I have lost a few close friends to Cancer, although it has been tough to watch and go through it has kept me grounded and focused.  Watching them struggle was nothing we as humans can prepare for.  It left me wondering all so often why the good ones die young.  The vicious circle of life is coming for us all, and if we don't get up every day thankful to the lord for our blessings then why are we here.  

I will leave you with one thing, don't wait to do something in life, get up tomorrow and make it happen!  


When they are going, why stop?

Got to take Alan and his son AJ out on a recent fishing trip while they were in town for a business meeting.  As you can see the trip was a success and we managed to cream the largemouth.  When the fish are going, why stop??  This was a great father son trip with lots of first for these boys.  

I have been guiding for 20 years and this trip ranked near the top for shear # of fish.  In less then 5 hours these two managed to boat 70+ largemouth and lose another 10 or more.  It was a trip I will never forget and will rank towards the top for the rest of my life.  

The fish seemed to be starting to get recovered from spawning and started putting the feed bag on.  This time of year is one of the best times to be on the water.  We managed some fish flipping and some on pastic worms.  

Thanks guys for a great day on the water.  Hopefully I will get to see you this winter for another great outing.  Until next time, fish on and #grabyourrodandfish 


Let the good times roll

With all this talk of smallmouth and Lake Mille Lacs I don't want to let the largemouth get left out.  That bite has been really good as of late.  I have gotten onto the big largies on a few different lakes and it has been a blast putting the hurting on them as well.  

Had to get Jen in on the hot bite.  She was able to boat a bunch of nice fish this day on a jig worm tipped with a 5" big bite trick stick

As you can see she has no problem when I tell her to #grabyourrodandfish.  Until next time, fish on and get out and stretch the string!  


Making Memories

It's that time of year once again, Smallmouth season!  It has been a jammed packed few weeks of smallmouth jacking and making memories for everyone along the way.  

I recently got to take Jack and his dad Brian out on Lake Mille Lacs to make memories and get them their personal best smallmouth.  They had a great day with incredible fishing and weather.  I think Jack was hooked on big smallies. 

The best bite has still be shallow, with many coming on top water, drop shots, tubes, and other various baits.  We have seen fish pushing the 21" mark on every outing with the #'s of fish over 18" being really good as well.  With the right conditions we have boated 50 plus fish a day.  Until next time, #grabyourrodandfish 

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