Blog Posts - Gunflint Trail



One for the Road

We had planned to end our week on the Gunflint Trail on Saturday afternoon. I had one more opportunity to wet a line before we left, so I took full advantage of it. I headed out to Kloek Channel and I started with a green texas-rigged worm. On one...
by Journal of a Minnesota Angler on Jul 22, 2013

Fish Fry Friday

Friday was fish fry day. We needed to land a few more fish because we let our two 17″ and 16″ go. The family thought I was premature, but I really wanted to let those big ones reproduce and breed smarter fish that can outsmart predators...
by Journal of a Minnesota Angler on Jul 20, 2013

Quiet Independence Day

On a day ripe with American celebration, I hoped for fireworks both on and off the water. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans. Thursday morning, July 4th, I found George on the three season porch as I was headed out to the boat. I asked hi...
by Journal of a Minnesota Angler on Jul 16, 2013

Hump Day Outings

After the great outing we had on Tuesday, I had high hopes for the rest of the week. On Wednesday morning, I headed out to Kloek Channel and landed a 12″ smallie on my second cast on a white super fluke. A few casts later, I hooked into anoth...
by Journal of a Minnesota Angler on Jul 13, 2013

Adding to the Fish Fry Kitty

By Tuesday night, Ken, George, and I had been on the water for a total of about 13 man-hours. The only good fish during that time was on my second cast of the week. The rest of the time was pretty dismal. We decided we would head out to Walleye All...
by Journal of a Minnesota Angler on Jul 11, 2013

Calm Before the Storm

After landing the nice fish Saturday night, it got quiet. Real quiet. I opted to sleep in Sunday morning since I was exhausted from the trip up to the Gunflint Trail. The next available time I had to get out was Sunday night. Ken, George, and I hi...

Always Keep a Tight Line

I spent fourth of July week with Mrs. MNAngler’s family up at Ken’s cabin on the Gunflint Trail. Ken and George were both there and we did a lot of fishing. The week started out slow, but picked up enough for us to supply the fish fry p...

Happy 4th of July! –By S. M. Senden

It is the 4th of July and most people are gathered with family and friends to celebrate, cook on the barbeque and enjoy watching fireworks.  For many people it is a much welcomed day off from the daily grind of … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Jul 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July! –By S. M. Senden

It is the 4th of July and most people are gathered with family and friends to celebrate, cook on the barbeque and enjoy watching fireworks.  For many people it is a much welcomed day off from the daily grind of … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Jul 4, 2013

Slump After the Rain

On our last day, we had planned to get started on the caps for the roof, but the weather forecast was about 4 hours off. It wasn’t supposed to start raining until 1:00pm, but it started raining at 9:00am. That put a damper on roofing and fish...
by Journal of a Minnesota Angler on Jul 16, 2012

Slump After the Rain

On our last day, we had planned to get started on the caps for the roof, but the weather forecast was about 4 hours off. It wasn’t supposed to start raining until 1:00pm, but it started raining at 9:00am. That put a damper on roofing and fish...
by Journal of a Minnesota Angler on Jul 16, 2012

Trifecta!

Later in the evening, Ken, George, and I headed out on the pontoon. One of our usual spots we hadn’t hit yet was the three bays between the Prune Lake and Liz Lake portages. We first started in the bay near Prune Lake. I started with a bubble...
by Journal of a Minnesota Angler on Jul 15, 2012

Trifecta!

Later in the evening, Ken, George, and I headed out on the pontoon. One of our usual spots we hadn’t hit yet was the three bays between the Prune Lake and Liz Lake portages. We first started in the bay near Prune Lake. I started with a bubble...
by Journal of a Minnesota Angler on Jul 15, 2012

Dock Surprise, The Sequel

Thursday morning, Ken allowed us to sleep in and didn’t request that we be roofing until 8. We spent three hours on the roof and finished everything but the caps. Ken didn’t expect us to get nearly this far, so he was happy with our pro...
by Journal of a Minnesota Angler on Jul 14, 2012

Dock Surprise, The Sequel

Thursday morning, Ken allowed us to sleep in and didn’t request that we be roofing until 8. We spent three hours on the roof and finished everything but the caps. Ken didn’t expect us to get nearly this far, so he was happy with our pro...
by Journal of a Minnesota Angler on Jul 14, 2012

Independence Day Skunk

I found it amazing that I had been at my in-laws a little over 24 hours and already had a week tally of fish nearly in double digits. Fishing has been good there before, but not this good. I’m not sure if it was due to the fish, the weather,...
by Journal of a Minnesota Angler on Jul 13, 2012

Independence Day Skunk

I found it amazing that I had been at my in-laws a little over 24 hours and already had a week tally of fish nearly in double digits. Fishing has been good there before, but not this good. I’m not sure if it was due to the fish, the weather,...
by Journal of a Minnesota Angler on Jul 13, 2012

Walleye in the Bullseye

After dinner, Ken, George, and I headed back out on the pontoon. With such success landing smallies, I decided it was time to try targeting a different species. Given my recent fun with lindy rigs, I was anxious to try to land a nice walleye with a...
by Journal of a Minnesota Angler on Jul 12, 2012

Walleye in the Bullseye

After dinner, Ken, George, and I headed back out on the pontoon. With such success landing smallies, I decided it was time to try targeting a different species. Given my recent fun with lindy rigs, I was anxious to try to land a nice walleye with a...
by Journal of a Minnesota Angler on Jul 12, 2012

Working Up an Appetite

After I had gotten back from float tubing, everyone was pretty much out of the water. Ken and George were now ready to take the pontoon out and hit some spots before dinner. We decided to Kloek channel because it had some shady areas for fish to hid...
by Journal of a Minnesota Angler on Jul 11, 2012


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