This past month has certainly been the quietest of the whole year so far for me. It was nice though, I've been able to hang out around home for the most part, with a few fishing and hunting trips mixed in. I got out in the boat in early November to film my last open water TV show of the year. My buddy Mike Reid took me out on Lake of the Woods to fish for muskies. Though we didn't score a lot of action, we ended up landing the biggest musky I have ever had my hands on just before dark and got a really good show done. It was a big 30 pound plus fish. We did not have a measuring device with us that day but we rough measured it at around 50". BIG FISH!!!
After that trip the temperatures really started dropping off and that was my last day in the boat.
We did get a hunting trip in for a weekend up to Red Lake to chase moose. August and I went with some of her family and though we didn't get to use any tags, we had a great weekend staying at Five Lakes Lodge. We did see a bull on our last day hunting but it ended up getting away on us without an opportunity for a shot.
Here are August and I huddled around a fire, warming up while we were waiting to meet up with a couple of our hunting partners one afternoon. I'm headed back to Red Lake for five days in mid-December just before the end of the season. I have a bull tag that I'd love to use!
I did manage to use my buck tag last week on this little guy. Definitely not the biggest buck I've ever harvested but I really wanted some meat for the freezer. I love eating venison!