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Dec 29, 2021

Fondue Recipe: A New Year's Eve Tradition

Fondue: We have fondue every New Year’s Eve. It has become our family tradition. We have a three course meal with cheese, broth, and ending with chocolate. Here is a recipe for our fondue feast.

Dec 22, 2021

Rinse and Repeat: The Importance of Washing Your Fishing Lures

Suffice it to say that when we handle lures the oils on our hands create a chain of behavior reinforcement with every fish that is caught and released and every fish that is foul hooked and gets away unscathed.

Dec 15, 2021

Ice Fishing: Plan on Falling Through (Seriously, go jump through the ice)

It didn’t matter if you were a kid from an affluent family or if your parents didn’t know where your next meal was going to come from. Everyone played by the same rules and everyone was rewarded according to the effort they put forth. Those are the American values we hold above all else. A Holiday, in a land, and personification of endless opportunity. 

Dec 13, 2021

First King Salmon with HangryBrand Lures: 20 Years. 20 Months. 20 Minutes.

Captain said, “Hey, that hit on your lure.” What could I say but, ‘I know.’ What could I do but count my chickens before they even hatched and smile a Cheshire grin from ear to ear. Damn right it was a HangryBrand lure. You’re damn right.

Dec 8, 2021

Baked Lemon Trout Recipe

Rainbow trout is a mild white fish. I prefer to cook Rainbow Trout in the oven wrapped in foil. It will not take long for the fish to cook so make sure you set a timer and check on it.

Dec 6, 2021

A Beginners Guide to Catching More Fish: Spoiler alert, one of these things is not like the others

It’s true that ‘fortune’ favors the prepared,’ and ‘we make our own luck,’ and ‘you’re saying I’ve got a chance.’ Would you like to know why? It’s because luck, chance, and fortune have less to do with probability than psychology.

Dec 2, 2021

Midwestern Sensibilities On an Alaskan Outback Adventure

We ate, we drank, we traded stories of misfortune and adventure. As we lackadaisically meandered down the dock and heard the warning bell in the far off distance we realized it was time to run. We ran, laughing at ourselves until we reached the retracting gangway. Moments before the roaring engines thrusted the ship seaward

Nov 30, 2021

Breaded Pan Fish Fillet Recipe

The Meal:  Breaded Pan Fish Fillets: Any small panfish will work for this meal. We typically have a mix of Bluegill,...

Nov 26, 2021

Tuna Steak Recipe

The Recipe Tuna Steaks: There has never been a fish I was more proud to catch than the Yellow Fin Tuna. The fact th...

Nov 24, 2021

Deep Sea Tuna: Ziplining, Saltines, and Spam & Eggs

Then I heard it. The captain, under his breath, was cursing over a shark attack. Jen had reeled that impressive yellowfin all the way to the back of the boat and a huge shark had latched onto the tuna right behind the dorsal fin.

Nov 15, 2021

The Business of Invention, Entrepreneurship, and Good Fortune: Anecdotal evidence for the resilient self-starter & the madly motivated

If there’s one thing for certain it’s this. If you’re willing to spend your life’s savings and throw caution to the wind, you’re never going to do it half-assed... At the end of the day our success, the success or failure for that matter - of an inventor or entrepreneur - may boil down to one ‘super-power’ they either possess or they don’t. What’s more important above all else...being family-centric, work-a-holics and works-in-progress.

Nov 3, 2021

Whitetail Deer Processing 101: Final meals and food prep precautions

Nobody requests their final meal and asked for rancid food, just like nobody goes to their grave thinking, ‘man, I wish I would have eaten more half-assed meals.’ By definition, when you half-ass a meal, task, project, or similar it’s because you either a.) have run out of time; or b.) you’re uninterested/unmotivated by what you’re doing.
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