Good afternoon! Thank goodness the sun is shining, we need more of that up here (in MN). Super Bowl week is over and it’s time to “press on”. It was a good week and a fun week, most of which was spent running people (@alexholleytv,Chelsea McDonald 7 News Boston, former @viking players Steve Jordan, Ted Brown, Carl Lee, Darrin Nelson, Laura Schara, Erik Perkins, ATT executives, Miller/Coors executives, and a lot of other people) to and fro in the new SnoBear. I also got to meet the legend, Chuck Foreman again and his two sons. Not much fishing, so I don’t have a lot to report in that department. I’ll finish out this weekend on the ice quite a bit, so I’ll have more for you next time I talk. Bottom line, keep on the move to find the hungry ones. This year, more than any in the past, I have been putting the underwater camera to work. I’ll buzz around in the SnoBear, watching my Humminbird/Lakemaster map until I find something that looks interesting. When I say interesting, I’m looking for structure that might get overlooked by most people. Having the mapping technology that we have today puts a person way ahead of the curve when trying to locate fish. Obviously you need to get them to bite once you find them, but that’s always been the case. I have been dropping my Vexilar Fish Scout underwater camera down on many different spots this year and if I don’t see fish within minutes, I’ll move to another “spot”. This has proven to be very effective for me this winter. There are times where you might not have time on your side and you just have to set-up, but if you are out midday, this run and gun approach is the way to go! Once I find fish, I’ll drop my Vexilar FLX28 transducer down the hole, followed by a 1/8 ounce jigging spoon tipped with a minnow head. If we are not catching fish within 15 minutes, it’s time to move. I’m pretty pumped about the new SnoBear. It’s already been wrapped and has hit the ice numerous times. I’m planning on finishing the ice season out with a number of trips, including the big one, The SnoBear Migration up on Lake Winnipeg! Once the migration is over, it’s going to be getting close to “open water” season. The new Larson FX 2020T has been ordered and the goodies (including the new 15’Talon are waiting for its arrival! I’m jumping the gun (or bow) a little, turkey season is going to probably happen before I launch the new LarsonFX! So much to think about, maybe I should just take a day at a time. Thank you Lord for today, and I’ll talk to you peeps later.
p.s. Keep us in mind for your guided fishing trips or SnoBear shuttle service (private parties, wine/cheese cruise, tip-up party or you name it). The SnoBear pulling the SnoCub is a party in itself.