1. Al Lindner > cartoons.
Most of us grew up watching Al (instead of cartoons!) and dreaming of making a living in the fishing industry. It isn’t something that happens overnight, but it is something that happens:
> Thirteen years ago I was scrubbing minnow tanks at Christopherson’s Bait Shop. My bro was able to get me this signed note from my idol Al Lindner that said, “Hi Brett, Have a great fishing season and good luck on your ‘guiding’ career.”
> Now I’m fortunate enough to call this man both a friend and colleague. Dreams really can come true!
2. WI: Father/son team wins Green Bay AIM.
Guy Engebretson and his 14yo son Cole sacked up 82.02-lbs [!] of walleye to take home the “W” and $8,500 payday:
> We were fishing Chambers Island on the north side, 16-20′ on the steep breaks. There had to be rocks. We were jigging the whole time using 15-lb braid with a 12-lb fluoro leader about 6′ with #3 Moonshine Shiver Minnows.
> We used 6 different color patterns that had purple and they all worked. If it didn’t have purple it wouldn’t catch a fish. I never put my trolling rods in the water.
Way to get it done guys!
3. MN: Lake of the Woods report.
> Spinners with crawlers and pulling crankbaits in the 28-31′ mud is doing the best. Areas south of Garden Island are great and the reefs on fire! Gold, glow, crayfish, and bright colors continue to fill coolers.
> Up at the NW Angle, fishing is showing no signs of slowing down. UV colors in 26-30′ are smashing fish with a good bite near Little Oak.
I’m (Brett) up at Flag Island Resort with Brad Hawthorne right now and he’s spanking ’em on the new “clear tip orange” Northland Butterfly Blades. Hope he’s in a sharing mood today!
4. ND: Devils Lake report.
Can catch ’em a variety of ways right now: pulling leadcore, with Jigging Raps or even slip-bobbers. Read the detailed report right here.
5. MN: New solar-powered cleaning stations.
Guess it’s the next big thing in the never-ending invasive species battle. Think the zebra mussel sniffing dogs will be out their jobs?
6. ON: 2,000 lbs of rotting fish found…
…decomposing in abandoned gill net on Lake Erie. Seriously people?!