Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Walleye Fishing - Best Lures

The best bait for walleyes just might be a leech on a jig, but what’s the challenge in that? We rounded up the best crankbaits, spinnerbaits, walleye jigs, and jerk baits for fishing on any water in any condition. From tried and true to new and hot, we’ve got the skinny on the only walleye lures you’ll ever need. These are our top 15 picks. BY DAVID A. BROWN 1. Cordell Wally Diver - One of the sport's legendary lures, the Wally Diver produces big results when cast or trolled. Built with a slender profile designed for a tight wiggle, this bait reaches depths of 20 feet when trolled and teases fish with a vulnerable presentation by sitting motionless when paused. Learn More 2. Lindy Fuzz-E Grub Jig - A soft-plastic, grub-style body offers a slippery, life-like appearance, while the tantalizing marabou tail enhances the display. This, along with a two-color painted eye on the jig head prompts aggressive strikes and entices the fish to eat the whole bait, then hold on longer for greater hook sets. Fish it plain, or tip it with a minnow, crawler or leech. Learn More 3. Terminator T1 Spinnerbait - Impress the ’eyes with a spinnerbait sporting unbreakable titanium construction, premium ball bearing swivel and a premium VMC® hook. Painted, gold or nickel plated blades made with bevel edges complement the realistic baitfish head design and QuickSkirt changeable premium silicone skirt. Fish this bait over weeds or troll it through trees for suspended walleye. These are David's top three recommendations for best walleye lures. Read the entire article for more! https://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gone-fishin%E2%80%99/2013/03/best-bait-15-greatest-walleye-lures-all-time#page-4

Best Vacation Reads

Swimsuit? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Three books, because you couldn't choose just one? Check. From juicy novels about "rich people problems" to frankly human meditations on everything from life to death, ELLE.com's summer books preview will help you narrow it down. Gotta make room for that nicely chilled bottle of rosé somehow. A favorite vacation activity for some is reading. Here is a new 2018 list of great summer reads. If you wish you had time to read, now is your chance! Here are the 24 books to put on your summer reading list. *'Rich People Problems' by Kevin Kwan *'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness' by Arundhati Roy *'Perennials' by Mandy Berman *'The Answers' by Catherine Lacey *'Do Not Become Alarmed' by Maile Meloy *'We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria' by Wendy Pearlman *'Surpassing Certainty' by Janet Mock Read the entire list here: http://www.elle.com/culture/books/a35543/19-summer-books-for-every-kind-of-warm-weather-reader/

Campfire Cinnamon Rolls-ups

There is nothing better than sitting around the campfire with your family cooking over an open fire. Here is a breakfast treat with simple ingredients that are easy to pack and easy to cook!
These sweets treats are made with just 3 easy to pack ingredients and only take about five minutes to cook over an open flame. These make a fabulous camping breakfast, especially combined with some campfire scrambled eggs and orange juice. Seriously, yum! Doesn’t that sound amazing?! Campfire Cinnamon Roll-ups. This is a must have camping recipe! Ingredients 1 package crescent rolls 1/4 cup sugar 1 tbsp cinnamon Wooden Skewers Instructions Combine cinnamon and sugar in small bowl Separate crescent rolls and wrap them around the skewer Roll it in the cinnamon sugar mixture Cook over campfire for 5 minutes, rotating frequently Optional - Mix 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 2-3 tbsp water together to make a glaze and drizzle over cooked roll-up Get more great recipes at http://www.almostsupermom.com/2015/07/campfire-cinnamon-roll-ups.html

Monday, January 8, 2018

Quick Vacation Tip: Pack Spice Blends

Planning on doing any cooking on your vacation this summer? Instead of messing with a lot of individual spices, ne easy solution is to pack just a few of your favorite spice blends instead!
~oregano, thyme, rosemary, and marjoram ~half chili powder, equal parts cumin and smoked paprika, and a small amount of cayenne ~cinnamon with a bit of nutmeg and clove. Read entire article here: https://www.thekitchn.com/quick-vacation-tip-pack-spice-88852

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Safe Boating Tips

No matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. Below you will find 10 basic boating safety tips to help you stay safe:
Be Weather-Wise Always check local weather conditions before departure; TV and radio forecasts can be a good source of information. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing winds or sudden drops in temperature, play it safe by getting off the water. Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist Proper boating safety includes being prepared for any possibility on the water. Following a pre-departure checklist is the best way to make sure no boating safety rules or precautions have been overlooked or forgotten. Read entire article: http://www.discoverboating.com/beginner/safety/tips.aspx


Consider a family vacation that will allow your kids to learn the great sport of fishing. Pelican Lake offers many opportunities for kids to catch fish right off the docks.
While some anglers get their start down this pleasant path on their own (often via magazine articles or books), the statistics show that most lifelong anglers are first introduced to fishing by a mentor—usually a family member. Below are a number of pointers (gleaned from personal experience, advice from others, and dozens of fishing clinics) that should help make the beginner's transition to the sport a smooth and memorable one. While all these principles apply to youngsters making their first cast, most will also apply to neophytes of any age—wives (and husbands!) and grandfathers, too. It's never too late to start! BE PATIENT . . . BE VERY PATIENT! Of all these suggestions, this one may be the most important. The goal of fishing (superceding even the actual catching of fish) is to have an enjoyable time. Unfortunately, anyone fishing for the first time can expect tangles, snags, and lost fish. Realize that these events are likely to occur and take them in stride. Avoid negative criticism, don't raise your voice, and concentrate on covering a few basics while having a good time (and hopefully even landing some fish). KEEP IT SIMPLE! This principle runs a close second in importance....Read entire article here: http://myfwc.com/media/1349941/CITFSH2b.pdf

Fishing Pelican Lake

Pelican Lake, located in Orr, MN is, another one of the many magnificent bodies of water that make up the gateway to Voyageurs National Park and Northeastern Minnesota. With just under 12,000 acres of accessible water, 54 islands and an average depth of 13.5’,
fishing on Pelican Lake is easy, productive and naturally breathtaking. After the hay day of natural white pine forests were felled, floated and shipped to mills all over the country, Orr, which was located on the main railroad line between Duluth and International Falls, turned to tourism and fishing for its next great legacy. Resorts and businesses began settling in and as visitors started discovering the incredible fishing and outdoor opportunities that the area offered, everlasting traditions were created. On the top of the list of reasons to visit Pelican Lake in Orr, MN is the fishing. Known mostly for its legendary pan fishing, bluegills and crappies, Pelican Lake is also proven to be an incredible habitat for northern pike, walleye and large and smallmouth bass. With an average depth just below 14 ft, Pelican Lakes’ huge expanse of weed beds, rock piles, trenches and sand bars create endless fishing hot spots. Read entire article: http://learninghowtofish.com/where-to-go-fishing/fishing-minnesota/fishing-pelican-lake/