Category Archives: vacation

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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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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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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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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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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Lessons Learned… Lessons Ignored.

What madness is this! It is 100 degrees out there, half of my bike is held together by spit, zip straps, and 3/4 of a roll of gorilla tape, and I am putting salve on my tuckus to keep the … Continue reading

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Lessons of the River Ghost

Years ago, my fishing partner and I went out West to explore some new rivers and expand upon our trout fishing knowledge.  One thing we have learned, is that while there are some basic similarities to trout behavior, and diet, … Continue reading

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Salmon Camp!

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Salmon Camp ’08- I received a summons in the mail the other day.  This one inviting me to a salmon camp which included camping, fishing, eating, sitting by the fire, and merry-making while telling stories, truths, lies, jokes, fibs, and … Continue reading

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Drift Boat Disasters Part III

So we continue the story where Conrad is appealing to a fictitious jury that Ralph’s insistence is what caused a sequence of events significant enough to turn his friend off from fishing forever.   Now it is time for, “Drift … 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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Driftboat Disaster: Part 2

*** When we last heard from Conrad and Bobby, Conrad was telling Bobby some bad experiences that occurred on a drift boat fish trip in an attempt to dissuade Bobby from wanting to go. “So then what happened?” Bobby asked. … Continue reading

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Driftboat Disaster: Part 1

Conrad tries to talk Bobby out of renting a drift for their next fishing trip by sharing details of a trip gone wrong. Part 1 of a 3. Continue reading

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Favorite Summer Memories.

Fireworks, practical jokes, and monsters provide the fuel to jump start a summers drama, and keep it going. 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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