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Catin With The Kids


        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



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









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


Wal-Mart Health care

Wal-Mart has everything
One day, in line at the cafeteria, Bob says to Stanley behind him, “My elbow hurts like crazy. I guess I better see a doctor.”  “Listen, you don’t have to spend that kind of money,” Stan replies. “There’s a diagnostic computer down at WalMart. Just give it a urine sample and the computer tells you what’s wrong and what to do about it. It takes ten seconds and costs ten dollars…a lot cheaper than a doctor.”
So Bob deposits a urine sample in a small jar and takes it to WalMart. He deposits ten dollars, and the computer lights up and asks for the urine sample. He pours the sample into the slot and waits. Ten seconds later, the computer ejects a printout:
“You have tennis elbow. Soak your arm in warm water and avoid heavy activity. It will improve in two weeks.”
That evening while thinking how! amazing this new technology was, Bob began wondering if the computer could be fooled. He mixed some tap water, a stool sample from his dog, urine samples from his wife and daughter, and some seamen into the mixture for good measure. Bob hurries back to WalMart, eager to check the results. He deposits ten dollars, pours in his concoction, and waits.

The computer prints the following:

1. Your tap water is too hard. Get a water softener.

2. Your dog has ringworm. Bathe him with anti-fungal shampoo.

3. Your daughter has a cocaine habit. Get her into rehab…

4. Your wife is pregnant. Twins. They aren’t yours. Get a lawyer.

5. If you don’t stop playing with yourself, your elbow will never get

Thank you for shopping at WalMart


Until the next fishing hole

Carpe Langousta


Woman in Wal-Mart

A woman goes into Wal-mart to buy a rod and reel. She doesn’t know which one to get, so she just grabs one and goes over to the register. There is a Wal-mart associate standing there with dark glasses on. She asks, “Excuse me sir. Can you tell me anything about this rod and reel?” He says, “Ma’am I’m blind, but if you drop it on the counter I can tell you everything you need to know about it from the sound that it makes.” She didn’t believe him, but dropped it all on the counter anyway.

He said “That’s a 6′ graphite rod with Zebco 202 reel and 10 lb. test line. It’s a good all around rod and reel, and it’s $20.” She says, “That’s amazing that you can tell all that just by the sound of it dropping on the counter. I think it’s what I’m looking for, so I’ll take it.”

He walks behind the counter to the register. And in the meantime, the woman farts. At first she is embarrassed, but then realizes that there is no way he could tell it was she. Being blind, he wouldn’t know that she was the only person around.

He rings up the sale and says, “That will be $25.50.”

She asks, “But didn’t you say it was $20?”

He says, “Yes ma’am, the rod and reel is $20, the duck call is $3, and the catfish stink bait is $2.50!”

Until the next fishing hole

Carpe Langousta


Stinkbait For Winter Cats

I had a recent comment on one of my posts if I fish for Cats in the winter and if i used stink bait for them. So I wanted to take the time to answer that Question. The answer is Yes and No. Although I have personally not had much luck doing so I have heard of people using it with much luck. On Lake Mendota the north-east corner of the lake by the rock pile is a great place to try to catch a cat through the ice. A lot of people including myself use Chubs, minnows or my favorite cut up carp.  Stink bait in my opinion is not really made to be used in the winter. It gets to hard and thick even when thinned down with some cooking oil. On top of those problems in  the spring when it warms up you have to add flour to your stink bait to firm it back up. So if you really wanted to fish for cats in the winter it is possible to catch them with stink bait. I just think you will get bored and head home empty handed way before you head home with a limit of Cats.

There are so many more fish that you can catch at this time of year its a waste to spend all that time trying to catch a fish that pretty inactive in the winter. I suggest some jigging for panfishing or some tip ups for Walleye, and Northern.

I hope that answered the question of the commenter. If anyone else Has any questions or helpful hints please post and I will do my best to get through all of them. Because without you my fellow blog followers I am just putting words on a screen. We all have the same goal and that’s to become better fishermen.

Until the next fishing hole

Carpe Langousta




                                                                                                   Look What I can do!

     This is my fishing partner Lew. Lew grew up in Idaho and used to be a semi pro. Bass Fisherman. Now he is a grumpy old Maintenance man where I work. Although I wouldn’t trade him as a fishing partner for nothing. Lew is retiring in a couple of months and is looking forward to all the days that he is going to be able to dedicate to fishing. personally I think he’s looking for any reason to get out of the house. But don’t tell his wife that i said that.

This is a nice stringer of fish. On this day I had a stringer of the same quality. It wasnt the number or the size of the fish that made this day special it was where we caught them. It was a hot July day and we weren’t really expecting to catch anything so we decided to go to the boat landing on QQ Between Waterloo Wi. and Watertown Wi. We had never been there before and just wanted to be on the water not caring if we caught anything or not. We fished in about 1 1/2 feet of water, it was close to 100 degrees and the sun was just baking everything. In the first half an hour of fishing we had 10 cats between us and they were all over an average sized cat for that area at about a 3-5 pound average. In an hour and a half we each had our 10 fish. unbelievable and out of the normal.

We were using the only Stink Bait that is worth a crap and that’s Sonny’s Super Sticky Catfish Bait. I live and die by that stuff. I have tried countless types of stink bait and Sonny’s is the only one that will regular catch’s you fish. Not only do we always catch fish we always catch our limit of fish. So if you want to catch Catfish I strongly recommend Sonny’s. I’ve been using it for about four years. I go catfishing probably 40-50 days a year and out of those ruffly 200 days I can count on one hand the number of times that i did NOT get my limit. That number is 3. So 197 of the 200 times i have went i have limited out. unbelievable by anyone’s standard.

Well untill the next fishing hole

Carpe Langousta.       <:}}}}<<<{


Hello everyone I am new to blogging. i made this blog to share with you my fishing adventures and stories. Hopfully you can pick up a helpful tip or trick along the way. We here in Wisconsin are between river fishing and ice fishing so it may be a little slow on blogging for the next couple weeks. Catfishing is my first love i love to just sit in a boat kicked back and shoot the crap with a buddy or two waiting for a Kitty to hit my pole. the picture attached to this is of a 16 pound cat out of the Rock river between Jefferson and Johnson creek in Jefferson county. Quite large cat for this area of the rock river. If all works like i plan you will be reading this post. Have my fingers crossed that it will work the first time that i try. Till the next time. CARPE LANGOUSTA!! <:}}}}<<<{


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