Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fishing Report Brainerd, Minnesota May 1, 2017

Crappies and sunfish are being found in the shallow bays and 4- to 8- foot weed patches on Upper Gull Lake, Lake Margaret, Nisswa Lake, Roy Lake, Cullen Lake, and North Long Lake. Nightcrawlers are producing channel catfish on the Mississippi River.

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


Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report: 4-20-17
The crappie fishing has been good in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Small backwater areas have been producing the most fish. Search out locations with soft, dark, muddy bottoms. These spots warm considerably quicker than other areas. The best fishing spots have been located on the smaller bays of the larger lakes. Small channels, harbors, and marshy areas have been producing the most fish. Small jigs, when fished two to three feet below a bobber, have been the best baits. Tip the jigs with minnows or plastic grub imitations. Don't use too heavy of a jig. Spring crappies can't resist presentations which fall slowly. Heavy jigs fall too quickly and are less attractive to fish when the water is cold. Fan cast likely areas while cruising with your trolling motor. Drop the anchor, or hit the spot lock, when the first crappie is found. You've found the spot! Crappie rarely are by themselves. Fish the area effectively and you will have the makings of your summer's first fish fry. Keep posted. There will be more fishing reports to come. It is finally nice to be back on soft water.
Life is Good.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Netflix new releases April 2017


Available 4/1
A Weekend with the Family (2016)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Across the Universe (2007)
An American Tail (1986)
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999)
Boy Bye (2016)
Born to Be Free (2016)
Good Witch: Season 2 (2016)
Gremlins (1984)
Only for One Night (2016)
Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin' (1971)
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Schindler's List (1993)
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Thunderstruck (2012)
Wynonna Earp: Season 1 (2016)
Trouble with the Curve (2012)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
The Tenth Man (2016)

Available 4/2
The D Train (2015)

Available 4/4
Chewing Gum: Season 2 (Netflix original)

Available 4/6
Disney’s The BFG (2016)

Available 4/7
El faro de las orcas (Netflix original)
Dawn of the Croods: Season 3 (Netflix original)
The Get Down: Part 2 (Netflix original)
Win It All (Netflix original)

Available 4/10
Documentary Now!: Season 2 (2016)

Available 4/11
Kevin Hart: What Now (2016)

Available 4/12
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2 (2016)

Available 4/14
Chelsea: Season 2 (Netflix original)
El Elegido (2017)
Sandy Wexler (Netflix original)

Available 4/15
Disney’s Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Slam (Netflix original)

Available 4/18
Lucas Brothers: On Drugs (Netflix original)

Available 4/19
A Plastic Ocean

Available 4/21
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 1 (Netflix original)
Girlboss: Season 1 (Netflix original)
Sand Castle (Netflix original)
Tales by Light: Season 2 (Netflix original)
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show: Season 4 (Netflix original)
The Prestige (2006)
Tramps (Netflix original)

Available 4/22
The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Season 1-3 (2016)
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Available 4/23
Liv and Maddie: Season 4 (2016)
Phantom (2013)

Available 4/24
Long Nights Short Mornings (2016)

Available 4/25
Disney’s Queen of Katwe (2016)
The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (Netflix original)
Vir Das: Abroad Understanding (Netflix original)

Available 4/26
Real Rescues: Season 6-7 (2012)
Trust (2010)

Available 4/27
Las Chicas del Cable: Season 1 (Netflix original)

Available 4/28
A Murder in the Park (2014)
Casting JonBenet (Netflix original)
Rodney King (Netflix original)
Small Crimes (Netflix original)

Available 4/30
Sofia the First: Season 3 (2015)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Comedy Writing Blogs   Extensive comedy writing prompts and information on Janis McInnis blog.  Check it out#  blog by comedy writer Kevin Levine  blog on opportunities and techniques in comedy writing

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Fishing Report Brainerd, Minnesota


Hit the Merrifield Bay on North Long Lake for crappies in 3 to 6 feet and the Highway 371 Bay in shallow water on North Long for sunfish. The channels on Nisswa Lake are producing a few crappies and sunfish, as are the docks at Bar Harbor on Gull Lake.

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

Flash Fiction information and links

flash fic·tion

fiction that is extremely brief, typically only a few hundred words or fewer in its entirety.

Flash Fiction Sites:

-The Airgonaut is a monthly online literary journal founded by Sheldon Lee Compton in 2015 that publishes innovative works of fabulism, magical realism, surrealism, and absurdist fiction


Hot Tub Astronaut is primarily an online publisher of contemporary poetry, short fiction, visual art and audio recordings based in London. Our hopes are to foster a creative community and to share exciting projects, often experimental.