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  • Birthday 05/21/1986

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    Mitch
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    Hugo, MN
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  1. MN BassFisher

    Personal Best Walleye on Opener

    For the 2018 Minnesota Fishing Opener we went up to Lake Vermilion in search of Walleyes. The morning started off slow for us so we changed up the tactics and it resulted in a livewell full of walleyes, a few Slot fish and a new Personal Best!
  2. MN BassFisher

    Spring Crappie Fishing

    Last week I dropped the kayak in a Minnesota Metro lake to target some shallow Crappies as they prepare for the Spawn. It took me a little while to find them but once I did, it was one on every pass. The Bass were thick in the shallows as well and I had an unexpected visit from a Toad that put a bend in the Ultralight!
  3. MN BassFisher

    Surf Fishing on Vacation

    While on vacation in Marco Island, FL we went back down to the Beach to do some more Surf Fishing. At the end of our last trip we found a group of rocks that seemed to be holding a lot of different species including Sheepshead and Pompano. We decided to start our day near these rocks this time and they didn't disappoint. We were using 1/4oz and 1/2oz egg sinkers with circle hooks and shrimp to catch all of our fish.
  4. MN BassFisher

    Sheepshead, Kingfish, Mackerel...oh my!

    In Part 2 of our Marco Island Vacation series we head out for a half day on the Gulf of Mexico with Captain Bubby Hail of Florida's Finest Fishing. We spend the first half of our day inshore fishing for Sheepshead. When that bite slows down we head to a wreck a few miles out and target Spanish Mackerel with hopes of catching a Kingfish!
  5. MN BassFisher

    My Last Metro Ice Trip?

    I wound up getting on the ice last night and the Crappies were flying out of the green weeds for big baits!
  6. MN BassFisher

    Fishing on Florida Vacation | pt. 1

    We recently took a break from the snow and cold in Minnesota and traveled down to Marco Island, FL for a week long vacation. On the first morning my Father-in-law and I decided to do some surf fishing from South Marco Beach. This is something that I haven't done previously so we didn't know what to expect. We found that the bite wasn't fast and furious but it didn't take long for us to start catching various Saltwater species including my first ever Pompano!
  7. MN BassFisher

    My Last Metro Ice Trip?

    I am heading to Florida on vacation in a day and I'm not sure what sort of ice conditions I'm going to come back to in the Twin Cities in April. With that I mind I decided to walk out on a Metro lake with a buddy on Wednesday to try to capitalize on a sundown shallow water bite. We used big baits and fished a shallow weedy point. The Crappies would come flying out of the thick stuff and hammer the baits - it was a lot of fun to watch on the flasher! How late into April do you think we'll be ice fishing in the Metro?
  8. MN BassFisher

    Backcountry Bluegills

    My Father-In-Law has recently gotten into ice fishing but he hasn't targeted Panfish yet through the ice. With the goal of getting him on some big Bluegills we decided to get off the beaten trail to check out a brand new lake. We loaded up our sleds, hopped on the snowmobiles and put the miles on. With no contour or lake maps we searched for hours with no sign of a Bluegill. That all changed when we stumbled on a shallow and weedy flat. As soon as we got lines in the water the quality fish started showing up! It's always fun when a new lake pans out!
  9. MN BassFisher

    Lake Vermilion Jumbos!

    On the last day to target predator species during this Ice Fishing season I went out on Lake Vermilion. I setup for the morning on a break where I usually catch Walleye's with a few Yellow Perch mixed in but on this outing I caught mainly Jumbo Perch! Plus one bonus fish that took me over 4 minutes to get up the hole...
  10. MN BassFisher

    Big Bluegills with my Dad

    I took my Father out ice fishing recently and he had a blast! The target for the day was large Bluegills here in the Metro with some Crappies mixed in. He doesn't get out ice fishing much so I always enjoy the outings we have together. Father and Son bonding at it's finest!
  11. MN BassFisher

    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.
  12. MN BassFisher

    1st Time Ice Fishing for Cats

    Yes @Big Dave2, this outing was on the Chain.
  13. MN BassFisher

    1st Time Ice Fishing for Cats

    A few friends and I decided to try our hand at something we've never done before - targeting Channel Catfish through the ice. This definitely proved to be a bit of a challenge and took me out of my comfort zone. After getting a few bites and fish up the hole we started to figure out a method that worked for us. I don't feel like it's the most productive way to catch these fish but it worked out for us that day. At the end of the day everyone in our group caught quite a few fish, had their rods doubled over and left with smiles on our faces. These fish put up a heck of a fight on Walleye gear! I will definitely try to get back up there this season.
  14. MN BassFisher

    Basin Panfishing | Stay Mobile!

    A few friends and I gained access to a small lake recently and went out in search of Panfish. We tried some shallower water but the fish seemed to mostly be out roaming and feeding in the Basin. We didn't catch a lot of fish but the Quality was definitely there! The key to catching them was to stay mobile and only fish a hole for a few minutes before moving on and using heavy Tungsten jigs and Hardbaits to get down to the fish that you did mark quickly.
  15. MN BassFisher

    "Mr. Walleye" Trophy | lotw

    "Walleye Master" that has a nice ring to it!!
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