Was sent this story from a buddy and just had to share with you fish-heads. Fishing guide Matt Ruston landed his best catch yet, and did so in style. Check THIS out:
> Matt Ruston: Aug 18 started out as a typical perfect sunny day on Rainy Lake, with plans to head out fishing with my girlfriend Danielle. Little did she know I had much bigger plans.
> We arrived to our fishing spot where I began using my bow mount Minn Kota along with my HELIX 7 MEGA DI to “search for a crib” — that’s what I told her anyways. We zigged and zagged…circled along the shoreline and yet I still couldn’t find the fish.
> Danielle has asked “why are we going in circles?” She stated “there’s no fish here, let’s try another spot” just as I finished my ‘search pattern’. I asked Danielle to run the trolling motor for a moment because I had to grab a different lure. Asked her to keep the boat as straight as possible to which she said, “How? The wind is already pushing us straight!”
> “Look at the GPS it will show if you’re going straight” I explained to her.
> As she looked down at the HELIX 7 now showing a message on the screen written in the lake where we had just zigged and zagged, and circled through…
Not even sure I could write that in cursive on paper, let alone in a GPS track — dude’s got some serious boat control skills.
> …she turned around to see me on one knee shaking like a leaf and a Rapala X-Rap with a diamond ring around it.
Those size 6 VMC (split-)rings are shinier than I remember…. Lol.
> As tears welled up in her eyes she said the one word I have waited so long to hear: “YES!”
BIG congrats to both!!!
How NFL quarterbacks train in the off-season.
This Lake Sakakawea walleye eventually landed all the way over on Carson Wentz’s (Philadelphia Eagles QB) dinner table:
Case you didn’t know, Carson and his bro Zach are a couple of NDSU alumni and avid outdoorsmen. They’ve got an Instagram page called @wentzbrosoutdoors where they post a bunch of high-quality snaps and stories.
Pretty cool stuff. Hope he has a solid season…but starts out with a super average opener since he’s on the team I’m playing against in fantasy football this week lol.
Paunchy gravel lizards of the week!
1) How sick is this 33″ blue-finned [!] rock melon caught on Quebec’s east coast? Pétrice (@quebecoutdoors) said it was caught trolling a LiveTarget Rainbow Smelt 25′ down over 50-100′ where bigguns were feeding on ciscos — wowza:
2) No doubt David Grosulak (@dgrosulak) puts his time in on the water, and was rewarded with this dirty-30 outta Green Bay on a Moonshine Shiver Minnow. Awesome fish and a fun way to catch ’em:
3) SK fishing guide @emmm72 put 60 walleyes over 25″ in her boat this season, including this purtty 29.5″ gravel lizard. #Dialed
4) My man Alex “only posts pics of slaunches” Paterson has been gettin’ after the Alexandria, MN bigs! One on the left came on a [secret deep-water artificial technique he won’t let me talk about yet lol] and on the right dragging a 6″ redtail chubster:
> “…incredible opportunity to learn inside information about the ice fishing industry via a social media platform where you can connect with other Varsity Pro Staff as well as be mentored by our very own Professional Pro Staff Team.”
Ever considered the sound your bottom-bouncer makes? For sure an overlooked characteristic that could help you catch a few more/bigger ‘eyes than your fishin’ buddy…which of course is most important lol! Brad Hawthorne says they can help call aggressive fish in from a distance:
Take advantage of that time on the water this weekend:
Today’s ‘Eye Candy
Christopher Meitzner of Tight-Lines Guide Service had a rough start to his morning (vehicle probs, etc) but made the best of it. Dude always seems to think/act/talk positive no matter the circumstances. Tough to do for anyone so thank YOU man:
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