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“Trophy of-a-lifetime!”

On Memorial Day 2015, I hooked into a fish of a lifetime! Earlier that morning, while trolling in 9-feet of water, I caught and released a 3-pound Walleye. Perhaps this was the beginning of my good luck?

I returned to the cabin for lunch and later a pontoon ride with the family. Later that evening — I decided to go back to that same spot. Trolling in the same area I had caught a Walleye. On my second pass, I noticed a large fish jump out of the water. To my right was a deep hole about 28-feet deep. On the surface of the water I could see what looked like bait fish or a school of Crappies. I thought to myself, “I should cast into them!” On my second cast I hooked into this big fish! I had no net  — and I was fishing by myself. I fought the fish until it tired and then reached into the water and grabbed it. It was huge!

My plans where to let the fish go, but I had to get a picture! I placed the fish in the live well and raced to the cabin to show everyone. This once-in-a-lifetime trophy was eventually released to be caught another day!

Minnesota

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Give Her More Throttle!

Give Her More Throttle!

“Give “HER” Throttle!”

If the folks at Polaris are listening…Thank you for all the years of excellent engineering. As the Team at Polaris reviews my resume — I hope you find great value in my creative/management skills.

Minnesota

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“What Keeps Me Coming Back for More!”

I’m at the hunting shack, sharing stories with friends and excited for tomorrow’s hunt. The crisp, cold air fills my mind as the frost on the corn and trees surrounds me. Wishing everyone the best and safe hunting!

Fat Man’s Landing, MN

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“Fall Spender!”

Today‘s Featured Canoe Trip (Crow River, North Fork): Unseasonably weather brought 80-degree temperatures on this fall canoe trip. Friday we ventured to Lake Maria and boiled up Crayfish with Mussels, while roughing it with some homemade brew. Saturday was a tummy-buster with Pot Roast, carrots and potatoes. The half-mile trek to our campsite kept us in shape for dessert — Homemade Apple Crisp!

Crow River, MN

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“A Picture Perfect Day!”

Today‘s Featured Canoe Trip (Crow River, North Fork): A one-hour drive west of the Twin Cities puts you in your canoe and paddling one of Minnesota’s best rivers. This narrow river, with a procession of large oaks and maples trees along it’s banks, challenges paddlers attention. Dead-fall and low hanging branches are around every corner — making manoeuvring this river a fun attraction in low water months.

Crow River, MN

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“Be Organized and Plan for the Unexpected!”

Today‘s Featured Canoe Trip (BWCA): This was my third trip into Minnesota’s largest untouched ecosystem, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. With my guiding hat on — seven hardy paddlers from Eden Prairie, Minnesota’s Outdoor Center, set out to explore and experience this large majestic forest. Along our trek we found many kinds of mushrooms, moss and granite protrusions.
Preparing for any trip outdoors requires planning and preparation. Knowing that conditions can — and most often WILL change require you to respond and act appropriately when conditions turn unpleasant. On the fourth day, we had rain, lightning and hail. By having a shelter, such as a lean-to tarp or canopy, everyone was able to enjoy a hot meal.

Brule Lake, MN

 

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“To Know A River — Is to Gain a New Friend!”

On The Itinerary: Today, I guided three lovely ladies for a sun-soaked day canoeing on Minnesota’s Zumbro River. The river was filled with summer-seeking individuals and a doe — wading to cool off.

Zumbro River, MN

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