FALL 2017 TO SPRING 2018 PHOTO GALLERY
When asked if he was smiling Jeff responded affirmatively.
4/12/2018 - A new rod finally got a chance to prove it could actually catch one.
Annoying fisherman ruins duck naps
4/2/2018 - Want to do it right? - You better fish white. (Also want to take fish back? - Better fish black and/or Want your bobber to go down? - Better fish brown.)
3/23/2018 - Whale of an ice chunk
Probably a look of pleasure on the handle end of the net but it looks like nothing but displeasure on the net end
3/18/2018 - If not dicey, it sure looks icy.
"If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck."
3/7/2017 - Making new friends on shore
3/4/2018 - If you wanted to be out of the strong east winds and fish water that wasn't dirty, McQuade remained clear at least for this day.
3/2/2018 - Shore ice in your way for fishing? Call Ice-Busters (they always get the sheets moved out)
3/1/2018 - Which bugs work the best? This editor's opinion is the fish will bite whichever one you put in front of their face when they are present and in the mood to bite (emphasis on the words when present and in the mood to bite). March, however, is when they usually do begin to show a preference for small presentations (micro jigs, small spawn bags below the bobber, or nymphs).
2/24/2018 - Today's ice fishing opportunity on the North Shore could likely be short-lived with the coming winds.
2/22/2018 - 1" over 3' with 3 seen (not for most of us - but ...)
2/19/2018 - McQuade critters fishing today (one of the not-pictured humans felt nearly as cold as the flash frozen Kamloop).
2/14/2018 - Above average temperatures but below average catches, today.
2/10/2018 - Ice house trolling in Sucker Bay?
2/10/2018 - Someone here selling bait, tackle, and hot dogs could have made some cash this morning.
2/9,10/2018 - It has been a hunt to find open water lately but spoons have worked well when the lake has been open to casting.
2/8/2018 - Someone had a good day.
2/8/2018 - Mmm, mmm, mmmmenominees
1-29-2018 - Lower shore lake brook trout of the 21 inch size are pretty and pretty rare.
1-28-2018 - The fishermen and fish came in all sizes today and some were even sized up for a little muskrat love.
1-23-2018 - The surf was up and so was the mud from Sucker Bay back to Duluth.
From early December 2017 - Some days you find a diamond on shore and some days you get a lump of coal.
1/19/2018 - The catch is still dominated by cohos but Kamloops are being caught more frequently in recent days. Spoons, bug and bobber presentations, and floating spawn bags or floating waxies off the bottom are working.
1/13/2017 - The big bobber went down a couple times today wnen something wanted to eat the lateral scale bug.
1-8-2017 - After not being on shore for around a year, Ray is back out there and hasn't lost a step or his hook set.
1/5/2017 - Considering the fishing activity here, you would think the clouds should be silvers rather than pinks.
1/4/2017 - They are always looking down when brought to shore - wondering where did the water go?
1/3/2017 - Probably the only recent Big Lake boating going on (ya think?).
1/1/2018 - New year started with a double coho catch on one line (second fish was wrapped repeatedly just ahead of its tail with the leader which had the one that bit). At sundown there was a moonlight looper catch (maybe night fishing is the way to go - for those who tolerate 20 below well).
12-27-2017 - The recent cold snap has shore fishers getting very selective about when they are going to fish. It is always nice when the fish follow the same schedule.
12/7/2017 - These two beauties above (beauties being a reference to the fish-not the anglers) were caught as they were seemingly trying to swim back up the culvert to their old home in the hatchery. They almost made it.
12/6/2017 - The fish at top of above picture was posing when his buddy below wanted to get in the frame too. Almost a double.
12-1-2017 - Above...Is it kids in the front of the boat?, elves?... Nope. Turned out to be a fisherman's best friends.
12-1-2017 - The creator of the above carving masterpiece no sooner finished the work than a fish rewarded him with a bite followed by a catch yesterday. Sometimes bitching does seem to get rewarded by the fish gods.
11/25/2017 - The sunset kept getting redder and redder (is redder a real word?).
11/25/2017 - Someone said Ben was smiling off camera.
11/22/2017 - No fishie for this contributing editor - but almost had a real nice birdie!
11/20/2017 - Net not necessary when the boot is available. And some dental work and catching fish brings back the smile.
11/15/2017 - It turns out northerns like to eat trout too. This one had brook and rainbow trout meals in his belly.
11/12/2017 - Not seeing many even when one is on the other end of the line.
11/8/2017 - It seems early to have ice forming in the North Shore rivers but it is occurring with the colder than normal temps.
11-2-2017 - Almost Had Him
10/31-2017 - Photos from 10/8, 10/28, and 10/30
10-26-2017 - It appears anglers aren't the only ones with too much time on their hands.
10/25/2017 - 3Ds - Dinosaur, Determination, and Duluth
10-23-2017 - The orange and gold spoon is a perennial favorite this time of the year with anglers and occasionally with fish.
10/14/2017 - Participants in a brief first light flurry which provided a few fish for a few happy fishermen.
10-11-2017 - Waders or boots are being worn more often this fall to take the splash and be able to avoid back casting into trees or scrubs that are closer to the water with the high lake level.
10-10-2017 - Bears and birds were fishing on this day.
10/8/2017 - Spoons have produced just a few Kamloops catches so far this fall. Things should improve as the lake gets closer to 50 °F.
9/22/2017 - The Pink Salmon run on the North Shore has been quite abundant so far this fall but little else is showing up as yet with the warm H2O