Twin Cities TU Winter Retreat

A few weeks ago, Abigail and I had the opportunity to join the Twin Cities Trout Unlimited chapter down at Whitewater State Park for a weekend full of fly fishing, fly tying and meeting new friends. Almost 40 of us made the 100-mile trek south to one of the few places open for fly fishing... Continue Reading →

Migrating to the Lake

Boating season never seems to last long enough in Minnesota. Winter has it's way with us for nearly half of our year. In fact, there was still ice on Minnesota lakes into May this year. That leaves us a short window of time to migrate from the streams to the 16-some foot vessels that tote... Continue Reading →

South to Southeast

Memorial Day weekend is the kickoff to summer in the Midwest. Many people hitch up their speed boats and jet skis, and head north to their cabins on the lake for the weekend. This also means the lakes are usually a little loud and choppy, as dads are doing their best to throw their kids... Continue Reading →

Winter in the Driftless

(Originally featured in MN TU winter publication) When cold air moves over a warmer body of water, it creates “sea smoke.” Currently the air is 60 degrees colder than the water passing by our feet, resulting in sea smoke so thick, it’s hard to see the opposite bank. There are few places where water can... Continue Reading →

Mild Temps and Mediocre Results

As I write this, the snow accumulation has surpassed 12” inches and my driveway requires my attention for the 3rd time today. Gusting winds have created knee deep drifts that make me appreciate the snow blower I bought in anticipation of this storm. Hailing from Wisconsin, and inspired by winter in the Northwood’s, Bon Iver... Continue Reading →

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