While I was home between the Smith Lake and Beaver Lake FLW Tour events I got out around home and had some fun on the ice, in the boat and in the woods. Always lots of good stuff to do in Sunset Country!
My buddy Sean McAughey and I got out on the ice one last time and shot a TV show for my program Fishing with Gussy, catching burbot on Lake of the Woods. We caught some nice fish and even cooked up a few out on the ice. It'll be a good show!
We were catching them on a Northland BuckShot Rattle Spoon tipped with a piece of cisco belly meat. Good times!
A few days later, Jay Samsal and I were in the boat, on the Rainy River, catching walleyes. We filmed a good show there as well, it's such a fun place to fish when these big walleyes load up in April. We caught our fish on a new Northland jig that they are going to introduce later this year, a great jig for river fishing.
I miss having the time to do a lot of shed hunting in the spring because it's one of my favourite things to do but it was nice to get out for one day with my friend Brian Talling.
We found a few sheds and this skull, likely from a wolf killed deer earlier in the winter.
After the tournament at Smith Lake I left my boat in a storage locker in Nashville. When I got back to Nashville I had to pick up the boat late at night and make the 9 hour drive over to Roger, Arkansas and Beaver Lake for the next event.
The Beaver Lake tournament did not go quite as well as I would have like unfortunately. I caught some nice smallmouths in practice and focused on fishing for them in the tournament but unfortunately I was not able to figure them out during the tournament. I managed to put together a limit each day but it was not enough and I ended up in 80th place, not good. This photo was from a delay on the morning of day two due to some bad weather.
During practice at Beaver I played around with a new camera mounting post that some friends of mine have designed. It is great for using with sports cameras like the GoPro, iON or Shimano cameras. A great, innovative design for filming your fishing experiences. You can view them online at the EZCam website: http://ezcampost.com/