Just as any seafarer worth his salt has a cedar plank aboard ship, any fisherman with a grill should always have a cedar plank (available from most hardware and grocery stores) in his culinary arsenal.
This week, I traveled to the Missouri River in Bismarck, North Dakota, in seach of huge spring walleyes.
The oily stench of thousands of Hickory and Gizzard Shad filled my nostrils. The squeeky calls of a Bald Eagle in a sycamore tree top fifty yard upstream warned another bird of prey to stay off his side of the creek.
The first bit of advice I give walleye anglers heading to Canada for the first time is DON’T over think your approach – the walleye are just not that smart … really.
With the spring salmon season and (we hope) an abundance of these silvery swimmers in our nets and freezers, there is good cause for versatility in the mess tent. Salmon is wonderful fried and grilled, but its robust texture is especially amenable to sauces.
Finally April is here and open water is in sight for this Minnesota angler, thus me spending more time in my boat is becoming a common occurrence. I get asked numerous times what I like about my boat and how I have it set up and organized.
Fish Ed. is back with new episodes and open water action.
Last Tuesday I could do no wrong. As soon as I pulled up on the first spot I nailed three chunker smallmouth on my first four casts.
The greatest challenge to steelhead fishing can be summed up in one word: torque. Ladies and gentlemen, if you’ve never heard the scream of a fly reel as your backing is stripped to nothing, you have a river of happiness in front of you.
For those fortunate anglers that live in areas where Mother Nature is less harsh during the winter months, their boats and lines never stay dry throughout the year, but for anglers like myself up in Minnesota, I have an “off-season.”