Category Archives: Lake Stories

The King Fisher

While camping at a favorite vacation spot, I stealthily rowed the boat closer to a known Bass hang out. The boat; an ancient vessel, was about 14 feet long, constructed of iron and cinder blocks, painted green, and had several … Continue reading

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Fishing the Arctic Vortex.

In the hours leading up to the Arctic Vortex that locked up the Mid-west for several days, I found myself on the lake catching a bunch of bluegill. Coincidence? probably. Nevertheless, here are some tips for the next time an … Continue reading

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Ice Fishing Lessons Learned

A couple of years ago my dear, sweet, lovely wife bought me some ice fishing jigs from the website, Bentleyfishing.com, which held a lot of promise.  Except, of course, for the promise of good ice.  Nevertheless, whenever an opportunity came … Continue reading

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…The Tastiest of Baits.

  Challenges are lurking behind every endeavor, even for the person trying to get some ice-fishing time in.  Now days, just getting the frigid temperatures necessary to freeze the lake surface seems impossible.  Then coordinating the freeze with time off … Continue reading

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In the Warmth.

I knew taking Grandpa shopping would be a major cause of embarrassment.  Of that there was little doubt.  The doubt came, however, in the form of, “How”, it was going to happen.  Only time would tell.  After cruising the aisles … Continue reading

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Fall in Michigan’s Thumb

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then here is a seven-thousand word essay. And they lived happily ever after. The End

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UrbanGrizzly Bait Shop Pt.2

As I stared at the old gas station, I could just imagine what it would look like once I had converted it to a bait shop.  It seemed easy enough, sign your life away in loans, and make fistfuls of … Continue reading

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Reconnecting with Bait Fishing.

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When I was a boy, I had to be forced into the boat under threat of a beating.  I bet you are surprised to hear that!  Those were the days before parents knew about political correctness, and they were supposed to … Continue reading

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Eagle Hunting with my Son.

I have seen the Bald Eagle maybe 5 or 6 times over the last few years.  However, when I was sitting on my couch and watched the majestic bird buzz my house, I knew I needed more substantial proof then, “An … Continue reading

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Beam Me Up- If technology allowed teleportation to take place, were would you go first?

Like fish in a barrel FISH IN A BARREL POND! It’s somewhere in Vermont, and I hear the fishing is great! But if the fishing is slow, I hear that there are great people to pass the time with.  Clear a spot … Continue reading

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Wishing I was Fishing…

I have been trying to hit the lake to get some fishing in, but my wife and I determined that a new septic field needed to be installed at the lake house we own up in the Thumb of Michigan. … Continue reading

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Goose Squad.

I was watching some geese on the lake a few years ago, this was the conversation I projected them as having. Man, I should hang out with some people. Continue reading

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Jerk Bait.

A “know-it-all” purist of a fisherman sees the error of his ways, and seeks the advise from the “reel deal”. Continue reading

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