So ice fishing for crappie has been on my list a long time, and we finally made the trek to go catch some. My wife, daughter and my dad headed out to Nestor Falls, and stayed at Sunset Cove Resort, and spent a few days fishing lake of the woods. It was nasty and cold, and thankfully we had a shack to hide in (or it would have been short days!). It was a fun trip, and we all got fish. We caught crappie, jumbo perch, sauger and herring. Was a ton of fun to explore, and finally cross ice fishing for crappie's off the bucket list!
Ice fishing is a rather unique hobby, that you really need to be passionate about. Living where I do we need to embrace winter, although at times I find myself questioning my sanity.....
With my sweet new baby girl this fall, I'm fishing alot less, but got out close to home with friends for a couple hours this past week for lake trout opener.
The lake we fished isn't terribly productive, but has big fish potential. This trip however, we got skunked, and encountered some epic slush!
But I'll be still back there soon.......
Upgraded the optics on my 270 WSM, to start getting into the long range game. Put the Vortex Strike Eagle 4-18x44 on it, and love it! Played around in a cut out to 300 testing things out, and shot a couple does during the moose hunt. Looking forward to stretching it out this winter! Should be the ultimate long range whitetail and Wyoming Antelope rig!
This fall was a bit of a dofferent fall for me, with the addition of a baby girl to our family late September! I was lucky enough to get to moose camp in october, and have mama and baby join me for the week!
We had a great week, with my dad filling our cow tag opening day. We spent the rest of the week relaxing, exploring, hunting deer and grouse. We weren't hunting in great whitetail country, but found a pocket of deer, and i managed to fill 2 additional antlerless tags. Great week with friends & family!
In early September Corine and I went out for an early archery deer hunt......to find my primo deer spot was invaded by bears. We sat a few times, and saw several bears, including one 5 steps from the ground blind! She ended up harvesting a beauty with the crossbow, made a beaut shot with the Tenpoint, and smoked him with a 2 blade Rage, didnt make it 30 yards.
all thus 2 weeka before our baby's due!
Did a trip to one of my fave summer desinations, Kashabowie River Resort on Shebandowan, an amazing walleye and smallmouth fishery, and as always had a ton of fun and caught lots of fish!
Had a friend in town to try and get a spring bear. Had alot of fun, and saw a few bears, just not the right one. Explored some fields and sat on a bait site, and saw bears doing both, including a pair of colour phase yearlings! Still a ton of fun!
Fishing the Nipigon system is one of my favourite places to be, and it rarely dissapoints. While we had to work for them, we got a couple beauties!
Did a couple late spring trips for walleye in early June. Had alot of fun and caught some beauties trolling crankbaits.
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