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  • Birthday 05/21/1986

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  1. Peacock Bass Adventure

    The Peacock Bass has been on my fishing bucket list since I first saw a picture of one when I was in elementary school. I don't think I'll make it to the Amazon anytime soon so when our Florida vacation was booked I made it a point to get to SE Florida and chase these beautiful specimens! For our adventure we went out near Miami, FL with local guide Captain Scott Rose. He shared a lot of information about this unique fishery and put us on both numbers and quality fish. Our Biggest 5 weighed in at 20.5lbs! This trip was something I won't soon forget.
  2. Metro Panfish

    Last Thursday I got out in the Metro for a few hours with a buddy. We went out in the afternoon about 2 hours before Sunset and stayed for a few hours after it got dark. With the Sun up we punched a lot of holes, camera'd them and were able to find some thick weeds holding some good sized Sunfish. We fished those for a little bit and then pulled our shacks out a mile to a major piece of lake structure only to find that it was holding ZERO fish. On the way back to our launch point we stopped to check out a deep hole and found the larger Crappies to be roaming the edges suspended in the upper half of the water column. Big tungsten jigs with large plastics seemed to trigger their interest and get them to bite.
  3. Spring time brown trout

    That looks like an awesome and scenic lake to fish! Not to mention, look at all those nice Browns!!!
  4. Kayak Bass Fishing in Brutal Winds

    I know how that goes as I bass fish from my kayak a lot too! Rain I don't mind but Wind is tricky. If the bite is slow on the lake, I will almost always try the wind blown side of the lake and more often than not it pays off with some fish. That looked like a pretty awesome lake with all of those flooded trees near the end!
  5. Savanna Portage State Park Fishing

    The Wife and I are getting out of town this weekend and going to do some camping up at Savanna Portage State Park in McGregor, MN. We used to camp a lot when we lived in Colorado but since we moved home we have only been once so we decided to change that. Neither of us have spent any time in McGregor so we're excited to see a new section of MN and a new State Park. We are going to bring the kayaks and try to get out fishing each day on some lakes up that way. I noticed a Trout lake in the Park that we will likely try and then we will probably leave the park and hit 1 or 2 nearby smaller lakes (as the wind will likely be a factor this weekend). Has anyone spent much time in the Park or the area? Any pointers on things we must see & do or recommendations on lakes in the area? Send me a message. I hope everyone is able to get out on the water this weekend as it's supposed to be WARM in most of MN.
  6. Off Season Deals

    Woodbury Gander Mountain Store Closing Deals:
  7. Off Season Deals

    That is a heck of a deal! Looks like they are still up on their page but not sure if that's accurate. Academy Sports has a Deal going on right now for Shimano Curado I's. They have the 5.1:1, 6.3:1 and 7.2:1 ratio's. The reels are priced at $99 (retail $179) and qualify for Free Shipping. Not sure how long those will last... Academy Sports Shimano Curado I Series
  8. Silly Reel selling question

    Whenever I have purchased used reels and they have had line on them the first thing I will do is inspect/clean them up and re-spool them with line. So I'd say No Line would be my answer.
  9. 13 Fishing Omen Black 2 rods

    That's good to know! Yea, I'm not expecting much seeing the retail price and considering I paid $25 but thought I'd give it a try. I'll try to put it through the ringer this season and see how she performs. The only other No. 8 Tackle product I've used is the Hellbent Aramid ML rod for Walleye's and it actually performed quite well this last season. I thought it was very sensitive, I could feel crayfish pecking at my jig/minnow in close to 30fow. It also had enough backbone to bring a fat 24.5" eye off the bottom in 32fow and enough bend to keep the jig pinned in it's mouth during some big headshakes and runs.
  10. Underspins .... anyone fish them?

    I picked some up last year and spent a little time tossing them around on Vermilion but didn't land any fish (missed 1 bite). I will likely give them a try in the Spring on the River and hopefully catch a few fish on them.
  11. 13 Fishing Omen Black 2 rods

    On another note, I was at Gander getting a few items for a recent Ice Fishing trip up to LOTW when I noticed on an endcap they had No. 8 Tackle (sister company of 13 Fishing) rods on sale. I picked up a Hellbent MH Casting rod (HB2C7MH) for $25 to try for my soft plastic frogging. I'm sure it will have its flaw but for $25 I'm going to find out! It feels much better and significantly lighter than the Mojo Bass I'm replacing.
  12. 13 Fishing Omen Black 2 rods

    I have 2 of these rods and I have had no problems so far. They feel quite light and have worked well in battle with Bass up to 4.5lbs, no giants yet but soon
  13. Backup Plan Bluegills (Video)

    I always have a PK Predator spoon tied on to 1 rod for those aggressive Crappies. I did drop that for a bit but still lockjaw. I'm still scratching my head over the behavior of that pod of Crappies.
  14. Anyone been up on LOTW?

    I'm hitting the road early Friday morning with a group. We are to fish a 1/2 day with Zippel and then go out with Ballards on Sat/Sun. The bite sounds pretty hit or miss depending on whom you talk to and where/how deep they were. Seems the bite out deeper has been a bit better? It sounded like Ballards was still not too far out from Pine Island last weekend, they moved a few shacks out deeper into some usually productive water as a Test but they didn't catch many fish. Friday's temps look very cold and then warm up coming Saturday/Sunday. Hopefully the bite is somewhat productive!
  15. Backup Plan Bluegills (Video)

    It's rare for me to see Crappies with such lock jaw started with a 4mm tungsten jig w/ plastic - nothing, so I dropped a 3mm with 1 euro (took forever in a 45ft deep hole) - nothing. Then we sent down deadsticks with a small split shot, small hook and Crappie minnow - 15 minutes and no bites. That's when we knew we needed to go to a Plan B strategy. Looked for them up shallow holding near weeds as they tend to be more aggressive but couldn't find them. Then resorted to a sandy/weedy flat which we assumed would hold Bluegills.