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Vacation on a Lake


A couple goes on vacation to a fishing resort in northern Minnesota. The husband likes to fish at the crack of dawn. The wife likes to read. One morning the husband returns after several hours of fishing and decides to take a short nap. Although she isn’t familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat. She motors out a short distance, anchors, and continues to read her book. Along comes the game warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside her and says,”Good morning, Ma’am, what are you doing?”

“Reading my book,” she replies, thinking isn’t that obvious?

“You’re in a restricted fishing area,” he informs her.

“But officer, I’m not fishing. Can’t you see that?”

“Yes, but you have all the equipment. I’ll have to take you in and write you up.”

“If you do that, I’ll have to charge you with rape,” says the woman.

“But I haven’t even touched you,” says the game warden.

“That’s true, but you do have all the equipment.”

MORAL: Never argue with a woman who reads.

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Catin With The Kids


3/13/12

        Well I got to take my son Joseph and my niece Ana out fishing for a couple of hours today. The fish didn’t bite as well as i hoped that they would. We ended up catching 3 1/2 catfish. 1/2 you say well when Ana was reeling in her second fish she got it to the bank she went to pick it up out of the water and it fell of so I’m counting it as a half. Joseph got to reel in two fish also. To me spending time like this with kids “any kid not just my own” is priceless. It’s not just bonding or hanging with your children its teaching them a lifelong skill. A wise man once said “I can give you a fish and you will eat for a day or I can teach you to fish and you eat for life”. Bring up the next generation of fishermen. You also got to love the expressions on children’s faces, how happy they get, how excited they get, and how much they admire you for spending time with them doing what you love to do. It inspires them to do things that maybe they wouldn’t normally do. Lets all hope that we can each inspire one child to have a passion even if it isn’t fishing. All’s kids want to do anymore is Cell phones and Video Games. I challenge each and every one of you to inspire one child this week. Get them out of the house and enjoy what this big world has to offer.

Until the Next Hole

Carpe Langousta

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Fishing rule #1: The least experienced fisherman always catches the biggest fish.

Fishing rule #2: The worse your line is tangled, the better is the fishing around you.

Fishing rule #3: Fishing will do a lot for a man but it won’t make him truthful.

Until the next hole

Carpe Langousta

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3/11/12

 

 

 

 

 

And so it has begun. Sorry that I took almost a two month hiatus. Just was so disgusted on how shitty that this ice fishing season was. I went out one time after my last post and it was horrible the only thing that i was able to catch was a cold. Lewfus and myself sat in our little ice shack for 6+ hours and didn’t even get a nibble. On top of the crappy fishing there was only good ice for about 3 to 4 weeks top. The only thing good that has come out of the short ice fishing season Is that I’m out catfishing about 3 weeks earlier then I was last year.

What a beautiful Day 70 degrees for the beginning of March. You will here no complaints on that. Last year at this time there was still ice on the river. Every boat lauch in the area was packed. Everyone had the same thought as me. Time to get the boat out and fish.

We got to the boat landing at about 0730. Boat in the water and to our first hole by about 0800. The morning started off very fast. Baited up my first Pole threw it in and was baiting up my second and had a fish tugging on the first before the second was ready to go in the water. Realed him in wasnt the biggest fish I have ever caught”Photo top left” but he was the fish one of 2012 so I was pretty happy. This first spot was a gold mine we caught about 15 fish in about an hour we kept about 8 of them as most were pretty small.

When we went to the next spot the wind started to pick up a little bit and the fishing slowed down for the rest of the day we hit about 15 different holes and by about 1500 were both had our limit. once that wind hit it was like a light switch had been turned off because the fish just didn’t want to bite.

At about 1100 we got to one of our better producing holes in the past. Every time we go to this hole we always catch big fish and today was no different. I caught the 5 pounder in the photo above. which turned out to be the biggest fish of the day. This guy hit like a freight train. He hit the bait and took off and almost took my brand new Quantium Triax fishing pole with him. If it wouldn’t have been for the reel catching on the edge of the boat it would have been gone. Usually they don’t hit like that until mid summer when the water is warmer and the fish are more active. Guess he didn’t get that memo. The feeling of a nice fish tugging on the end of your pole has to feel as good as when a alcoholic gets his first drink of the day.

All in all it was a good day on the river. the fish were a little on the small side but we ended up catching about 45 Cats in total. Not to bad for early March catfishing in Wisconsin. Will take it over ice fishing any day of the year.

Until the next fishin hole

Carpe Langousta

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Phantom Fish


A man was stopped by a game-warden in Governor Nelson State Park recently with two buckets of fish leaving a lake well-known for its fishing. The game warden asked the man, “Do you have a license to catch those fish?” The man replied to the game warden, “No, sir. These are my pet fish.” “Pet fish?!” the warden replied. “Yes, sir. Every night I take these here fish down to the lake and let them swim around for a while. I whistle and they jump back into their buckets, and I take em home.” “That’s a bunch of hooey! Fish can’t do that!” The man looked at the game warden for a moment, and then said, “Here, I’ll show you. It really works.” “O.K. I’ve GOT to see this!” The game warden was curious. The man poured the fish in to the river and stood and waited. After several minutes, the game warden turned to the man and said, “Well?” “Well, what?” the man responded. “When are you going to call them back?” the game warden prompted. “Call who back?” the man asked. “The FISH.” “What fish?” the man asked.

Until the Next Fishing Hole

Carpe Langousta

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1/22/2012


         Well one more time at Mud Lake. This will probably be the last time for this lake this year. Although I’ve had pretty good luck there this year. Next weekend it will be off to Red cedar south of Cambridge. Home of Matt Kenseth for all you race fans. Anyway I got to the lake at about 0700 in the morning a nice 25 degrees with just a slight Southern wind and no sun. I wanted to get there early because For the past few days the big ones had been biting in the morning. I only had about two hours to fish cause i had a honey do list. All you guys know about them. It’s the list that is more important than fishing or so the misses thinks. I was fishing on the west side of the lake in about 5 or 6 feet of water under 5 inches of ice. I ended up catching about 10 nice Bluegills two of the biggest pictured here. When you get into these big slabbers they fight like there a great big old catfish. Obviously no one told them that they are just Bluegills. The biggest one pictured on the bottom of the Photo almost took my pole into the water. I was baiting up my other pole and at the same time this pig just hit the jig took off and didn’t let go. the only thing that saved my pole was the lip of the sled on my shanty. All in all it was a good trip. Next weekend I’m taking out the old Lewfinator. He is retiring from work this thursday so its time to get him hooked on one the greatest sports of all time. FISHING!!!!!!

Until the next fishing hole

Carpe Langousta

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Well back at mud lake again. Just Can’t get away from this lake this year. Usually have decent luck the first week or so and move on the another lake but this year this lake has a special feel. Today was a blustery 12 degrees and probably a 5- 10 mile an hour wind out of the north and 100% sunshine. I didn’t get out to the lake very early about 1400 and of course everyone that I talked to said that they were biting all morning long till about noon and then it was a light switch and they just shut off. So i Fished on the western side of the lake where everyone else was fishing and caught 9 little Gills and one little Crappie. In 3 1/2 hours nothing worth keeping. The ones that were biting were biting on chartreuse with gold sparkles and nothing else. I was fishing in about 5 feet of water on about 5 inches of ice. Not bad gained three inches of ice in about 5 1/2 days.

1/15/2012


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alright back on the ice again 2 days in a row. Feel like I need to make up for lost time. It was a Cool day about 20 degrees and a very light southern wind. I Caught 21 Blue Gills and 2 Crappie. The morning started off pretty slow fished from about 0700 till 1200 and only caught one small blue gill. At noon I moved to the south central part of the lake and it was like fishing on a different lake. I caught 21 fish in 2 1/2 hours. I was using a Purple and goldish orange jig. It wasnt the weird color jig that threw me off it was what I was doing to catch them. I would go all the way to the bottom Keep it there for about 5 seconds raise it up about three feet for about 10 seconds and then lower it back down to within 6 inches of the bottom and hold it there. At no point was I jigging. It was really weird. Never caught gills like that before. This was all in about 7-8 feet of water on two inches of ice. All in all it turned out to be one of the best days of ice fishing that ive ever had. All summer long I slatter the catfish but on the ice it seems that im a fish out of water “No pun intended”.

Until the next fishing hole

Carpe Langousta

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Well back on the ice again. I went to one of my favorite early ice spots. Although on a normal year this would be mid to late ice. But this year its early ice. There was probably 100 people on the ice today. All of them probably thinking the same as me. “Get on the ice and just fish because you don’t know how long it’s going to be there.”

25 degrees mostly cloudy and just a slight breeze

Used green jigs and waxxies

Fishing in about 7 feet of water

Fished for 6 hours and caught 3 bluegills

Between hours of 0700- 1300

 

Until the next fishing hole

Carpe Langousta

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1/7/2012


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well Look what time of year that it finally is. Been waiting for this day for 2 months. I didn’t think that was ever going to come. Rock lake went from no ice on the first of January to 7 inches on the 7th. On the 7th I had gotten 3 texts from people saying that people we fishing on rock lake. I had my doubts so I packed up all of my gear and set out for Rock Lake. I got there and the park was full of cars. I talked to a guy that was coming off of the lake and he told me there was 7 inches of ice and the gill’s were just hammering waxxies. So I set off on my first ice fishing adventure of the year. While I was fishing I saw one guy come out drill his hole sit down and catch 25 keeper Bluegills in about 30 minutes. There must have been the right vegetation where he drilled his hole. I myself have never had much luck on rock lake. My 11 fish was the best that I had ever done summer or winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was 40 degrees and sunny with no wind.

The ice was 7 inches thick.

I was using green and yellow jigs with waxxies.

Fishing in about 8 feet of water.

In 3 hours I caught 11 bluegills all were keepers never had to throw any back.

Fished between the hours of 2PM-5PM.