Thursday, November 22, 2018

Fur and Fins Thanksgiving Day - November 22nd, 2018

Although quick and to the point I had a wonderful Thanksgiving morning in Grant County. I started at daylight and saw deer as soon as there was enough light to shoot. The first three I saw had no back drop and O couldn’t get a safe shot. A few minutes later I got an offhand shot at about 65 yards and made a nice hit double lunging an adult doe as the sun was rising. I quickly changed gears after field dressing my doe and went to fishing for native brook trout. I hooked several and landed a few in the course of an hour. Pretty awesome morning away from work and still lots of time to spend with family. 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

November Squirrel Afternoon - November 14th, 2018

I took advantage to a rare midweek day off to go spend an afternoon in the squirrel woods. I elected to take Dad’s 870 for senimental reasons over a .22. It was a perfect day. Cool, front coming in, no wind, just a touch of moisture on the Forrest floor so you could sneak around quietly. Finding a limit was almost too easy. I sat 13 and killed 6 in under 90 minutes. I had 5 one shot kills and one two shot kill. The afternoon was so nice I didn’t want to go in so I walked around awhile longer after my hunt ended. Saw 8 deer including 2 spikes and a handful more of squirrels. I really need to find more time to spend in the woods on days like today in my overly busy life. 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Cold November Mist - November 5th, 2018


I only had a couple hours to fish but this place has been good to me this year when I had to make my time really count. I got to the lake on a cold misty breezy November morning about an hour behind schedule at 7:45am. I had 3 fish by 8:00. I went on to catch 10 in a shade under 2 hours, not bad for cold water November largemouth Bass. The biggest was 17.25”. Once again the Ned Rig did the heavy lifting. 
Total Fish = 10
Biggest Fish = 17.25”
Best Five Fish = 68.5”
Minutes per fish = 11.6