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#3 When it Rains… An Urban Grizzly Bait Shop Post

  “Hey, how’s the fishing, Don?” The Grizz boomed by way of greeting him.  Don came through a downpour so heavy it sounded as if they were inside a drum. “The two best times to fish… Don began. Are when it’s … Continue reading

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An Urban Grizzly Bait Shop Post- Red Pop.

The Grizz pulled up to the farm later on in the morning, and saw the little boy who came the day before hanging outside the farm with a red pop in his hand. What was the boy’s name? “Hey, buddy…” … Continue reading

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Mugs- An Urban Grizzly Bait Shop Post.

The Grizz sat inside the converted gas station…Actually, an old run down gas station located on about an acre patch of bare dirt with sparse weeds growing in odd clumps. a place they called the farm, to inventory the vending … Continue reading

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Walking On Water.

I would not call myself the scourge of the lake an infection maybe, by any means. But I sure put a small dent in the blue gill population last weekend. I was fortunate enough to have two solid days of fishing … 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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…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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The Cobblestone Road

This cobblestone road had the good fortune of being under one of the best trout streams in the state.  The smoothly flattened stones, which were cracked in some places, had some moss growing through the crevasses giving them an emerald … 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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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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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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The Urban Grizzly Bait Shop…

A popular fishing location has been missing a bait shop for as long as I have been around.   Business ownership seems to have an appeal that many people cannot resist.  To be ones own boss, to control your own … Continue reading

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