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March 17, 2011 - Great day on the ice

I had a guide trip today with a crew of guys from Alexandria, Minnesota.  We spent the day fishing for a  variety of species and had some good luck.  The weather was fantastic early in the day and then turned nasty in the evening but we stuck it out until dark and were rewarded. 

We started out the day fishing crappies and caught some nice ones.

Some nice lake trout caught on a number of different baits



We even caught a smallmouth while we were walleye fishing.  One of the guys caught a really nice whitefish as well and we missed getting a picture of it. 

Lake of the Woods = Lake of options! 


Another week on the ice!!!

I had several guide trips last week and we were fortunate to get into some pretty good fishing along the way for several species.  We caught walleyes, crappies, perch, lake trout and whitefish. 

A nice lake trout I caught on Friday evening while we were walleye fishing.  I had to get the auger in there for the picture.  My Strikemaster SOLO LAZER MAG has drilled over 2600 holes for me already this season with plenty of season left!  The thing is a beauty! 

Dennis Nott and his Dad hold up some slab crappies we caught on Friday as well. 

Some big Lake of the Woods perch that we got into while we were chasing walleyes early in the week.  They hit an 1/8 oz Northland Live Forage Fish-Fry Minnow Jig tipped with some Trigger-X maggots. 

Tomorrow I'm headed down the lake to Oak Island for a couple days for the Northland Fishing Tackle photo shoot and media outing.  Can't wait to see all the new 2012 bait samples!!!  Look for some photos in a few days.  -Gussy 


Fishing with Gussy - Points North

Here is a clip of the latest "Fishing with Gussy" segment that aired on Shaw's Points North program last week.  Thanks to the crew at CJBN for hooking us up.


Wolf action on the trail cameras 

My wolf hunts are finished for 2011 but last week I recovered all of my trail cameras that were still out and came across some neat pictures...

A couple of wolves make some day time appearences

This is why trail cameras are some neat.  I actually got pictures of this wolf, which is blind in one eye, at two different spots that are about 5 miles apart.  These critters cover some ground man!  It is a healthy wolf with a really light coat. 

Here is a picture of a lynx...the second time that I have ever seen one on one of my cameras.  They are a protected animal in Ontario, we don't hunt them, it is just really cool to see one.  This animal didn't stick around to long, only got one picture.


Ice fishing report

Despite the deep-freeze that Sunset Country has been in over the past week, we have still been hitting the ice hard, catching several species of fish.  Conditions are not ideal, there is still a lot of snow.  Strong winds this past week really hardened things up so snowmobile travel is the only way to go until we get a good melt. 

A nice whitefish falls for a Northland Buckshot Rattle Spoon

Tom Moore with a nice lake trout

My buddy Dean Howard cooks up some walleyes for a Lake of the Woods shorelunch. 

Kyle Moore with a nice whitefish

Aaron Claus with a beauty lake trout caught inside a Frabill Predator R2-TEC Shelter