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This writing is two weeks late as I posted  the information about the Northern Pike caught by the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.  If you look at the video, I am sure any knowledgeable person will recognize that this is not a 21 Kg pike, but a really good looking fish the same.  The first blog was about the pike.  The second was in response to a large number of e-mails I received about the fish and some of my comments.  Riding around in a boat is what I do, not walking on the water.   Anyway, my wife and I fished for 1.5 days fishing on Lake Francis Case at Platte South Dakota.  On the second day it all came suddenly to an abrupt halt. The wind blew us off the lake, and the fishing came to an immediate end.  In addition,  we were so sun burned from the previous day after staying out too long on the lake. The lake had gone calm with a clear sky and the sun bur... (more)

It Just Keeps Getting Better

 It was fifteen years ago that I fished Lynn Lake and I got skunked.  There was no dock but a sand ramp that ran off into the lake.  It was a nightmare getting the boat in and out of the water.  The wind came up and blew about 25 to 30 mph and the friend I was with was hanging on for dear life.  I was too.  The weather however on this trip was outstanding and there was a private dock installed with a decent ramp.  It was off to Lynn.  My wife and I went on this trip.   This is the Flicker Shad Pam used to nail all the fish.  I use the scientific method of picking a color bas... (more)

The Mallards Are Coming, The Mallards Are Coming

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 always do. 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)

Gone are the Days

New book by Hank Huntington is now available...get yours today! Click on the book and buy direct.     We are well into the season and it is now right after Thanksgiving.  When I was a mere boy and hunted with my Dad, when Thanksgiving came, it was over.  Everything was frozen and the birds had mostly left the area.   I can remember the two of us going down to a state hunting preserve southeast of Council Bluffs called Riverton.  It was along the Nishnabotna river near the small town of Riverton. We put sacks of decoys on sleds and walked in on the ice.  We found a spot where w... (more)

A Fishing Tale

The Fisherman 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.   Author Unknown 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)