Ash Rapids Lodge Fishing Report 2016!

Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, and Musky–that was the menu served to us during our week at the Ash Rapids Lodge on Lake of the Woods August 12-19, 2016!  Former Iowa State President, Greg Geoffroy, invited me to join his wife, Maria, brothers Max and Dave Rothschild, along with Greg’s East Coast buddies, Bob Matthews,…

2016 Birch Lake Fishing Report!

1146. Yep, that’s how many fish we caught at Birch Lake in northwest Ontario this past week! Retired friends, Tracy Hayward, Mike Woods, Larry Hamlett and I left Cedar Rapids around 2am Friday, July 8th, and drove straight through to Lake Lac Seul to the KayAir base near Ear Falls. Karen and Peter Kay have…

Sturgeon Bay Ice Fishing Report!

Our final IFO (Ice Fishing Outing) occurred this past weekend on Sturgeon Bay, WI. Tracy Hayward, Dan Goiffon, Sam and Dan Mazuk, along with Cliff Klein drove with me up to the bay on March 12th. We checked into our rental house for a good night’s rest before losing an hour of sleep to the…

Leech Lake Fishing Report at Brindley’s

Tom, John, Tracy, Steve and Josh ventured to Brindley’s Harbor resort on Leech lake for ‘nearly’ 3 days of good fishing. (last day was slow) ​The cabin was top notch, easily the best accommodations yet, and the quantity of fish caught was also good. Size of the fish was smaller than average, most perch were…

Marco Island Fishing with Guide John Campbell!

Friend Dale Moore and I joined guide John Campbell for a fun day on the water south of Marco Island, Florida, on the last day of February. John took on his fishing “route” of spots where we caught ocean trout, snook, pompano, sheepshead, and even the don’t touch dangerous ocean catfish! We caught enough to…

Mississippi River Fishing Report from Bellevue

Last Friday afternoon the Suburban, my Ranger 620, and me headed to Bellevue, IA for a weekend of fishing with good friend and fellow angler from Chicago, Tom Harrison. I wanted to get some practice in before our WAT tournament on the 18th out of Bellevue. Saturday was tough fishing for us because of the…