Matt Speicher NPAA #389

Lyons on Lake of the Woods

Tim Ellerbroek, Jesse Cooksley, and I just got back on Monday from a fishing expedition to the ocean like waters of Lake of the Woods. Unfortunately, one member of our four man group couldn’t make the trip due to an untimely death in the family. So we were a group of three. We fished out…

Ellerbroek Ranch Pheasant Hunting 2012

We had another very successful opening weekend in NW IA chasing pheasants. My good friend Adam Chester and I traveled from Ames to Sibley to meet up with our pal Tim Ellerbroek. The Ellerbroek family has been hosting this hunt for many years. The buying viagra in mexico hunt is auctioned off at a FNAWS…

Bringing Some Walleye Wisdom To ISU

I work for Iowa State University under FPM ( Facilities, Planning, and Management ) specifically the postal and parcel department. We have a display case that is located in the main hallway of the General Services Building. Employees are asked to showcase items that are seasonal, they collect, hobbies, sports memorabilia, etc. I thought it…

Iowa Opener Pheasant Season!

I was fortunate enough to get invited up to Sibley, Iowa to hunt the pheasant opener with my good friend Tim Ellerbroek again the year. Wade, Donna and Jim Ellerbroek rounded out the hosts. Jim’s friend Derek flew in from Seattle to Denver and they drove the rest of the way to join us. We…

The Bite Is Heating Up!

While it was slow a few weeks ago for crappies the walleye bite was on and I did manage to catch the guy pictured here as well. With the recent warm weather the fish have been on the move. Great catches of spawning crappies have been reported all across the state. The bite for all species…

Bag Those Locals, Get Ready For The Migration!

Iowa Canada Goose

Wanted to share a quick photo of some Canadian Geese that I (L), Adam Chester (C), and Tim Ellerbroek (R), harvested earlier this season. We have been hunting the birds primarily over public waters in central Iowa. We have also had moderate success while field hunting private areas with layout blinds and field decoys. With…

Early September Teal Hunt = Great Success

We enjoyed great success this year during the early September duck season. These birds were 99% percent teal and were harvested September, 18, 2010 by a group of five hunters. This last weekend we were surprised to still take a few of these fast flying small ducks along with the larger ducks that are beginning…

Pheasant Limit’s Still Possible In Iowa

Pheasant opener Northwestern Iowa

My good friend Tim Ellerbroek invited Adam Chester and I up to his hometown of Sibley Iowa in far NW Iowa for an amazing pheasant opener weekend hunt. Hunting the pheasant opener is tradition in the Ellerbroek family, and I certainly found out why! Wade and Dona Ellerbroek as well as Ted Schutte were the…

“The One”

Recently, while I was organizing trays of crank baits in all shapes, sizes, and colors preparing for the upcoming “big boy trip” to Canada a question arose. A lady friend of mine asked, “Matt, if you could only take one of those crank baits to Canada with you, which would you choose and why?”  I…