Category Archives: outdoor 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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“But, Did You Catch Anything?” In response to a readers question.

I don’t remember if it was Patrick F. McManus, or John Gustafson from “Grumpy, Old Men” who said, “When you are not catching fish, your stories tend to revolve around the scenery, and what a beautiful day it was. But … Continue reading

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Father and Son Battle at the Metro Park

As the fighters moved around the course, “Mongoose” spied, “Corvette” under the sunny, blue sky with a few wispy clouds hung for decoration.  “Corvette” could see the grin on “Mongooses” face as they passed each other at top speed.  Corvette … Continue reading

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America the Beautiful!

Heading out on a motorcycle trip from Michigan’s Thumb region to Montana, and back again, I was struck by how great a country we live that we can just up and go explore if we choose.  There is a lot … Continue reading

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Super Powers!!!

“Hey Mister?”  A young man called to me the other day.  “If you could have three super powers, what would they be?” “WOW!”  I thought to myself.  I haven’t thought about my super powers in decades.  It was unbelievable how … 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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Listening to Pandora Radio…

Listening to good songs and remembering the motorcycle trip of a life time… I guess I have been blessed with two of those now… and hoping for more.  Driving by the Branding Iron Restaurant www.flickr.com/photos/63339942@N00/515614836/ in a small town in Wyoming. … Continue reading

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Sling-Shot Thrill Ride.

On the morning of the fourth day of the motorcycle trip, we took a route heading south to Billings, Montana.  A cold front had pushed the heat wave east, deeper into the midwest and the back side of the wave, … Continue reading

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A Memory…

      Sitting on the deck of the hotel/fly shop under 400 billion stars, telling stories of the day’s fishing.  Strangers and friends remembered trips from the past, and planned future trips, while night bugs buzzed the dim light … Continue reading

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Liberty, Sweet Liberty.

Heading out on a round trip motorcycle ride from Michigan to Montana, I was struck by how great a country we live that we can just up and go explore if we choose. There is a lot of beauty out … Continue reading

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Vacation Flashbacks! 329 words. : )

I am listening to my wife’s iPod while I do some home reconstructing.  This may be a shock for those who know me.  (RE)constructing, may seem foreign to them, (DE)constructing… they have little trouble associating to me.  Anyway, while I … Continue reading

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Prairie Grass

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On the fourth day of our motorcycle trip.  Jim was running out front on his V65 Magna, as I cruised along on my Goldwing.  It was tough to keep my eyes on the highway, because the prairie winds sent the waist-high … Continue reading

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