After my great night's sleep in the Midwest Motel, Stockton,
Kansas, I found the morning was absolutely magnificent. When you are out
in the great plains, the humidity is low and that makes the sky a brilliant
blue. Restaurants were in limited supply in Stockton. There was no place
for breakfast, and only three places for something to eat besides the quick
shops. You can check out the town on their website. I went to the quick
shop and loaded up on Gator Aid, water, power bars, breakfast sandwiches and
coffee. The night before I had dinner at Cune's Corner.
Here it is. Some of the best ice cream in the world and it is right in the
middle of Kansas. Sandwiches and a dinner special are available. The shop
is within walking distance of the Midwest Motel.
A better shot of Cune's corner.
I headed for the lake. The wind was dead calm. That was no... (more)
The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, is supposed to have caught a 21 Kg.
northern pike. That would be a 46 pound fish and probably over 5 feet
long. The pike and the video below was supposed to prove it.
Unfortunately whoever made the claim, was definitely blowing smoke. The
pike looks more like a 21 pound fish, not a 21 Kg. Northern Pike. Having
caught some big pike before, this one does not fill the bill. Still it is
an excellent catch, and if you watch the video below you will see that it was
a really good looking catch. What impressed me the most was how th... (more)
A fellow club member on a trip to North Dakota as of the first week of
October had not shot a Mallard. They were all north of the Canadian
border per his report. But they will be coming as they do every year.
Another friend reported there were only 50,000 Mallards at Sand Lake National
Wildlife reserve near Aberdeen, South Dakota. They will be coming. They
Sunrise at the blind
Temperatures in Bismarck, North Dakota were in the lower sixties to high
fifties. That is the same temperature pattern we are experiencing as we
start the second week of October. Th... (more)
From Lewis and Clark Lake in southern South Dakota north to the North Dakota
border, the Missouri River system is alive with boats. Fishermen are all
after one of the best eating fresh water fish on the planet. That is the
walleye. Filleted out, dipped in the batter of your choice, and then fried,
provides outstanding fare. If you select a reservoir or fish below one of
the many dams along the Missouri River, you will never go wrong.
Fried Walleye Recipe
2-4 walleye fillets
2-4 cups of Italian bread crumbs
½ to 1 tablespoonful of Italian seasoni... (more)
Wow, what a day! I got to the blind around 9:30 on Friday morning. The
snow geese were flying north in enormous flocks riding on a strong south
wind. Our spread looked good, but we had a major problem with the setup.
The lake was still frozen over and the pump was not operating. The repair
order had been placed, but it was not yet pumping water. There was only one
other hunter, so the two of us stood most of the morning and watched as
thousands upon thousands of snow geese headed north. In addition, I had
never seen so many specks. We've never seen this many of this breed... (more)