Thursday, September 14, 2017

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Writer Jim Harrison | Wine Talk | News

Writer Jim Harrison | Wine Talk | News: The novelist who wrote Legends of the Fall is also a poet, screenwriter and lover of great wine and food. In this Wine Spectator interview, Jim Harrison discusses a lifetime of special bottles shared with Jack Nicholson, Lou Adler, Tom McGuane, Guy de la Valdène, Mario Batali and others.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Brainerd Lakes Area Fishing Report, August 25, 2017



Walleyes are hitting crawlers and chubs on Gull Lake and North Long Lake in 18 to 24 feet. Look for northern pike to hit sucker minnows in 20 to 24 feet on Whitefish Lake and Gull. Bass fishing remains strong on the deep weedlines and shallow cover on most lakes. Sunfish continue to be found in 5 to 7 feet, as are a few crappies in 7 to 12 feet at Lake Margaret, Highway 371 Bay on North Long, Gull, and Nisswa Lake.

S & W Bait & Guide Service/Nisswa Guide League (218) 829-7010

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report – Aug. 18, 2017

Walleyes are hitting chubs or crawlers in 18 to 25 feet on Gull Lake, Whitefish Lake, and North Long Lake. Look to the deep weedlines with sucker minnows for northern pike on Whitefish and Gull, while bass are hitting along the 10- to 16-foot weedlines on North Long, Gull, and Lake Edwards. Look for crappies in the 7- to 10-foot cabbage and sunfish in 5 to 7 feet at North Long, Nisswa Lake, and Round Lake.
S & W Bait & Guide Service/Nisswa Guide League (218) 829-7010

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Hotshot Trucking Sleepers

I am seeing quite a few hotshot setups pulling campers and classic cars this summer out on the highway. I think this niche market is an interesting sector of the transportation industry.  Here are some pictures of hotshot trucking sleepers:

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Video on Hotshot sleeper from How to Hotshot on Youtube

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report July 2, 2017

I have been catching panfish consistently in the Brainerd Lakes area in the past week.  I use a small yellow crappie jig with a piece of night crawler and pick up crappies and bluegill with this setup. Warm weather is finally showing up, and it is a great time to head out to the lake with a cold drink and catch some shore lunch.  Good luck fishing!



Largemouth bass action is strong on the weedlines with spinnerbaits or plastics at Gull Lake, North Long Lake, and Cullen Lake. A few walleyes are being taken on the 8- to 28-foot weedlines with leeches or nightcrawlers at Lake Edwards, North Long, and Whitefish Lake. Look for northern pike on the weedlines of Cullen, North Long, and Whitefish, while panfish reports have been best at Cullen, North Long, Hubert Lake, and the channels on Gull.


Look for crappies in 12 to 14 feet and sunfish in 8 to 10 feet on Big Mahnomen Lake and Little Rabbit Lake. The Deerwood end of Serpent Lake is giving up crappies during the evening hours in 12 to 15 feet. Trolling stickbaits on the weedlines of East Rabbit Lake, Horseshoe Lake, and Lower Mission Lake has produced pike. Walleye reports were limited, but largemouth and smallmouth bass are hitting plastics on most lakes. Trout were found about 30 feet down on Huntington Pit and Portsmouth Pit.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Hobo Cabin on the Pond

Hobo Cabin on the Pond by Jason Bradley

Hobo Cabin on the Pond

by Jason Bradley

I first heard about the history of this hobo’s cabin when I was 8 years old and most days were spent happily in the woods or hanging out in the numerous tree forts I built. I asked my father about the faded remnants of the cabin near a small muskrat pond on our set aside land. I know the nomadic wanderer was tough, and like the cabin he must have stubbornly refused to be taken back by this earth, despite being exposed to this harsh place for the past fifty seasons.

The seasonal home of a train hobo, back in the 1960’s, and to time lapse now, to 2014, and the hillside has claimed back almost all of the small log cabin’s crumbling remains. It’s faltering ruins sit on the west end of the small muskrat pond, and I imagine the original inhabitant placed it here so he could rise and look east each morning at the sun, and sit and watch the small pond come alive.

Now, my father and I sit in our homemade, and sometimes store bought, deer stands, overlooking the cabin ruins, and the still remaining, and relatively untouched, muskrat pond. We come to this place for a few days each year, during the Minnesota deer hunting season.

The flattened metal can stove pipe thimble still lies in the cabin’s crumbling ruins, along with some rotting posts and hand cut logs, used for the first run of the small log cabin. A few concrete bricks and other debris can still be found, but the earth has taken much of this once inhabited spot back, at least for now.

When I was young, and spent more time exploring out in the these same woods, I found some of the hobo’s old peanut butter jars, and Prince Albert tobacco cans, from back when he would stay, or squat, in this small cabin during the short, Minnesota summers. According to my father, the hobo would arrive via the northbound train in spring, and leave on southbound train in the first part of September (which is Minnesota Fall). I imagine he never stuck around to deer hunt, that is if they had even dreamed up licensing for such things fifty years ago. He picked a fine place for a shack, and over time I have come to appreciate the unique location . This farmland, which hasn’t been tilled since I started hunting it, is teetering on the edge of three important ecological intersections, at the confluence of Minnesota’s forest, prairie, and oak savanna. I am jealous of the hobo’s eye for great building sites.

I want to honor this place by building a small cabin of my own on the same spot. I will reuse the hobo’s handmade stovepipe thimble, and I have a small ice fishing house wood stove, and a length of pipe I will use to heat the small space. I never met the cabin’s original inhabitant, but I share his vision. This is the perfect place for a small, handmade shelter of my own.

Sunday, May 28, 2017