My first tournament for 2009

First Tournament 2009

I prefished on Wednessday, Thursday and Friday. We caught some nice 3 to 5 pound fish. I felt good about the tournament since I had 4 spots in pool 4 that I was catching fish. Well as my luck goes on the river all we caught were small fish under 15". We were finally able to boat 3 legal walleyes for the day. We finished 51. I guess it was better than last.

Minnesota opener is this weekend. You will find me on Ottertail lake at midnight to catch some walleyes. This is the second year in a row on Ottertail, the past 30 + have been on the big pond (Milie Lacs). I have a tournament on ottertail on next Friday and Saturday. I will post next week on how the opener went. Good luck fishing and stay safe.

Here is a picture of the first walleye caught in the new boat.


Time to fish

I am done doing the weekend fishing shows at Cabela's for now. More weekends coming later this summer. It is now time to wet a line. My first tournament is this weekend May 2. It is the FLW Minnesota Leauge division. These are Pro Am events and I fish as a Pro. I will  pre-fish Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I will post a fishing report this week. Remember that the opener is a week earlier this year, it opens May 9th. Take a kid fishing every chance you get.

Hoot ' s Seminar

I had a great time yesterday doing a seminar at Hoot's Sports in Perham Minnesota. (Hoot's is my dealership for my Lund boat and Mercury Motor - more about that later).  The seminar was part of their weekly spring line-up of seminars by Lund Pro staff. 

While we got a little snow last night, I am itching to get out on the water and do some fishing.  I am in the process of getting my new 2009 Lund Pro V 1975 IFS rigged.  This is a new limited edition boat for Lund this year.  Stay tuned for more news about rigging my boat later. 


Since we are on spring and thinking of things new. . . (not just boats!).. . . what do you think of my new website?  Please click below and send me a comment!  

Now is a great time to book your fishing trips with me. . . I am looking forward to posting your picture of your big catch in my gallery for all of your family and friends to see.  Give me a call. 

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If you’re looking for a guided fishing trip in Minnesota and Wisconsin, I have the experience to make your next fishing trip a success!  I have been a fishing guide in Minnesota for twenty years and a tournament fisherman for twenty five years.


You can fish for walleyes in the St. Croix River, the Mississippi River or Mille Lacs Lake!  These are some of the best walleye waters to be found in the upper Midwest!


Each guided trip lasts four or eight hours.  I can take one to three people on each trip; although, two people is ideal. On the fishing trip, you’ll enjoy fishing out of my 2012 1975 Pro V powered by a 225 Mercury Opti-Max motor and use the best equipment Fenwick and Abu Garcia have to offer.  If you’re interested, explore the rest of my web site and learn more about how to book a trip, or better yet, contact me.

Ice Fishing 

Ice fishing trips upon request on French (Rice County Minnesota) and Mille Lacs Lake. Thanks and Happy Fishing.