Last week a blog was posted that disagreed with the weight of the Pike caught
by the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. The issue for me was not the
quality of the fish, or the fact that the fish was an excellent catch, or who
caught the fish, it was about the reported weight. It was stated the Pike
weighed 21 Kg. Now as a retired health care worker, I know a little bit
about converting pounds to kilograms and vice versa. So here it is, one
kilogram is equal to 2.2 pounds. Taking 2.2 times 21 Kg. you get 46.2
pounds. This size of fish would be almost or over five feet long. How do
I know? I have caught a fair amount of big pike in the last 50 years.
Anyway, I am not into politics but hunting and fishing. Regardless of where
a public figure is from, be it the earth or Mars, they should get it right.
For your information Vladimir Putin was born in 1... (more)
The weather broke into really nice days for snow geese. Southerly winds,
warm early spring temperatures, and clear skies prevailed. The lake was
totally open and additional floater decoys were in the water. This would
make the difference when the flight resumed.
Amazed was the word when I arrived to the hunting spot. No one was
there, and I was going to have it all to myself. Now this was good and
bad. It is always nice to have company, but it is safer to hunt with
By 9:30 the snow geese migration resumed with enormous high- flying flocks
heading north riding o... (more)
The morning was cold after three days of rain, and getting up at 4 AM was a
bit of a chore. You have to be on site when they (the turkeys) come
alive. I headed north to Fort Calhoun, Nebraska with great hope and
optimism. My home work had been done.
It was one of those really black nights when I arrived at the landowner's
home. The road was dry as I weaved up his lane to the top of the hill.
Checking the road south to the area I wanted to hunt, it appeared dry as last
night was very windy. This saved time, and I didn't have to walk to the
south end of the farm. Loading up... (more)
Behold the mighty Fisherman
He riseth early in the morning and disturbeth the whole household
Mighty are his preparations
He goeth forth full of great hope
And when the day is spent, he returneth smelling of strong drink
And the truth is not in him.
The truth is I got skunked. Although it was not for lack of trying
hard. The weekly fishing report from the Iowa Department of Natural
Resources announced that walleye were on the spawn and in the shallows at
Lake Manawa. A DNR official at a sport show had provided advice on where
to fish and how... (more)
Check out the pictures below. A friend send this brief article and
pictures of a monster catfish. This monster from the deep has broken the
record for the biggest freshwater fish caugh in Europe. Measuring 8.2 feet
long and weighing just over 250 pounds the gigantic catfish was heaved out of
a lake after a 45 minute back-breaking tussle.
Plucky angler Robereto Godi was nearly thrown into the water when the brute
took his bait of a bream fish. After an epic battle to reel it in, several
other fishermen rushed to his aid to help him lift the beast onto a weighing
frame and... (more)