SUMMER TOUR PART 1 – Late night bowfishing and Leech Lake sunburn

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The Summer Tour continues as I travel across Minnesota.  The days are starting to run together now and I have to go out of my way to find internet access.

Sometimes I wonder if I post too much on Facebook or here on the website, but then a day like today comes along and have to go back and read the website to see just what I’ve done the last few days!

Our final day bowfishing in the Alexandria area was nothing short of epic.  2,242 pounds of carp were shot and removed from the creeks and lakes that dominate the landscape.  The majority of them coming from a creek that runs through an urban area.

SD_Hunting_C2_300x250We did manage to bounce around in one of the boats Wednesday night in between storms.  The high wind cut down visibility into the water, but a few fish were found, some muskies were spotted and a nesting loon was surprised.

Friday included a long, hot day on Leech Lake.  When I say “hot”, I’m not talking about the bite.  My ears, nose and hands were all sunburned.  I have never been sunburned on the back of my hands before, but there’s a first for everything.

The fish were found but not cooperating.  Leisure Outdoor Adventures guide Jason Freed did everything he could to coax the fish into action, but only two walleyes were put in the boat.  One was a 27″ beauty and that made the whole day worthwhile.

Today I’ve got stops at the 31st Annual Nick Adams Memorial Fishing Classic for Camp Confidence.  I spent some time in the boat with Dennis Mackedanz and will have more about that coming soon.  I will also be running over to Cross Lake to cover the Cross Lakes Lions Tournament on Whitefish.

Here are more photos from the last few days on the Summer Tour!

Jake Flaa with a Leech Lake Walleye

Jake Flaa with a Leech Lake Walleye

Jason Freed with his 27" walleye.

Jason Freed with his 27″ walleye.

Jason Freed releases a 27" walleye back into Leech Lake.

Jason Freed releases a 27″ walleye back into Leech Lake.

Ray Howell heads off in another direction in search of carp.

Ray Howell heads off in another direction in search of carp.

The location of some creekside chaos!

The location of some creekside chaos!

Carp were stacked!

Carp were stacked!

The boat lights illuminate gives familiar sights a whole new look.

The boat lights illuminate familiar sights and give them a whole new look.

Curt Wells searches for carp at night

Curt Wells searches for carp at night

This boat was blown off it's lift and sat near the shore filled with water.

This boat was blown off it’s lift and sat near the shore filled with water.

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