Fishing

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This is funny: Just so you know, he was not fishing for “bluegills” This is a bluegill: Bluegills live in fresh water and are like “sunfish” and “pumpkinseeds” and “crappies” etc. all of which are in the bass family. Bluefish live in the ocean and roam along littoral regions in large schools. This is what…

What is your comfort zone?

Today, I took out the trash. I may or may not have taken the trash out last week, but I can tell you that the last time I did take it out, whenever it was, I had to drag the trash barrel across ice. Yesterday I went to the gym without a coat or jacket.…

I’m Lovin’ It

Apropos a discussion on Jaf‘s facebook page regarding the efficacy of leaving one’s car window open while driving on the lake-ice (to escape in the event the ice breaks), I decided I needed one of these Emergency Hammers, just in case. Little did I realize that this versatile tool can also be used to order…

There are two lies you will hear from anyone who is into the sport of angling. 1) “It was THIS BIG!” and 2) “Catching fish isn’t the point. It’s the experience of fishing that matters.” The Mocking Bass. For four years this fish watched me cast lures and live bait from the end of the…

A very good day of grunting worms. Credit: Ken Catania So-called Gene-Culture Co-Evolution can be very obvious and direct or it can be very subtle and complex. In almost all cases, the details defy the usual presumptions people make about the utility of culture, the nature of human-managed knowledge, race, and technology. I would like…

Now, if you want to see some real technique, check out this video at Living the Scientific Life.

Fishing Opener

Opener This is one of the few Fishing Openers for which I’ve stayed in the Twin Cities since moving to Minnesota. Before moving to Minnesota, I had never heard of a thing called an “opener” before. Well, I had heard of openers, but they were tools used to open beers in the days before they…

Fishing Opener is Almost Here!

… So, time to get some gear together. Let’s see. I need some new line, a couple of new lures, I’m hoping to get a musky rod (if I can find one on sale…). Let’s see, what else…. How about a New Boat!?!? OK, that’s a good one. A little small, but it should do.…

It is an icky world

I woke up to an icky world this morning. After painfully clearing my lungs and scarfing down some medication, I scanned the TV channels for news. and the blogosphere for inspiration. The TV was giving me mainly god, while the blogosphere was giving me measles, pandemics, murdered sea lions, and this poor eagle with its…