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illustration: to sofia

June 15, 2021

A friend of mine is going away to college, and I will miss her. She is smart, bubbly and full of energy. Loves to tell me drama stories about life. But best of all, her smile is infectious.

I do a drawing to bid her farewell. She is standing at the foot of the famous Arches, because she loves to travel and to hike too. My illustration symbolizes her free-spirited attitude and to wish good luck on her new adventures.

Did you know that fish like to eat cheese? Well, there is a Berkley Gulp Pinched Crawler that is infused with cheese flavor. I test and review the bait to see if it can catch Crappie fish.

Also, have you ever heard a bird that can chirp 1000 different songs? Listen to a Brown Thrasher!

Join me and let’s see if this artificial lure can catch fish in my video!

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illustration: cicada

May 30, 2021

Where were you 17 years ago? Well, that is the last time the Brood X bugs were around, making ruckus in the trees. The Cicadas are here! Don’t be afraid. They may look creepy. One may smack you in the head by mistake, when flying clumsily, but they are harmless. They are simply out to look for a mate.

These red-eyed Cicadas are only in certain states on the East coast and the Midwest. So get out there and check them out because you’ll have to wait another 17 years to see them again.

Here’s a drawing I did of one critter, hanging out high in the canopy. Can you hear it buzzing away?

Happy Memorial Weekend all!

Recently, I catch big healthy Yellow Perch in crystal clear waters of a mountain lake. The Yellow Perch I catch in urban waters are much smaller in comparison. Today, I find fish by using my Humminbird Fishin Buddy. I use the Ned Rig and feel bites, then switch to the dropshot.

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Plus, I show off the Humminbird fish finder to my paddling friend and she is impressed by it. Join us in our little adventure.

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In this episode of my Bite-sized Fishing Series, it is a cold weather day where I do canoe/kayak fishing for fun panfish. I also give you a tour of My Canoe Setup and show you the gear I carry while on the water.

Plus, my cute lazy cats cameo in my video, and I get a cool sighting of Hooded Merganser Ducks during the late winter.

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Hey. It just turned into Spring. Happy Spring too!

The following gear I used or appear in this video:
Gamakatsu Octopus Circle Hook (size 8)
Reaction Tackle – Lead Drop Shot, 1/8 oz
Daiwa Procyon EX Spinning Reel 3000
Stren Monofilament 8 lb test
Scotty Rod Holder with Clamp
Bilge Sponge
Seal Line Dry Bag 5 Liter, clear
Stearns Life Jacket
Yakima Canoe/Kayak Ratchet Tiedowns
Bucket
Plano Tackle Box
Boga Grip
Frabill Power Stow Net 20×24 Hoop 36in Sliding Handle
Aqua Bound Sting Ray Hybrid 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
Panasonic HC-V800 HD Camcorder
GoPro Hero 8 Black

drawing: the kingfisher

February 22, 2021

While I was fishing the other day, a bird, perched over the water, caught my eye. At first, I thought it was a Blue Jay because, well, it was blue, and it had a crest on its head. But then, it made a nice subtle chirping. Blue Jays actually make a loud alarming sound. So I knew this bird was different.

I continued to fish. An hour or so later, I saw the bird again. This time, the bird had a Bluegill in its mouth. The bluegill was almost as big as the bird itself! I suddenly realized that this bird is a Kingfisher!

I’ve seen nature shows that featured kingfishers and how good they are at catching their food from the water. And here it is right before my eyes. In honor of the sighting, I just had to draw the cute little bugger (when I got home).

Sorry to get so excited but I always wanted to see this amazing little bird in person. Plus, I am a birder enthusiast AND I love fishing. Birds that are made for catching fish are a win-win in my book :)

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How many times have you went fishing and only got one fish? Well, it happens to everybody, once and again, so don’t feel bad. In this video, I compile 3 moments, from the year, when it happened to me, but I saw it as a positive that I did not get skunked and I was able to catch something.

This video is a special edition of my Bite-sized Fishing series, meaning that I only catch one fish each time, but still fun! I show you the 3 ways I catch (and release) the fish. Check out my short video and enjoy.

Catch #1 – While pier fishing, I get a fat aggressive 9-inch Bluegill caught on a large crankbait.
Catch #2 – While bank fishing, I get another nice Bluegill, that is dark-colored, caught on a bobber rig with a Berkley worm.
Catch #3 – While canoe fishing, I get a 2-pound toothy Chain Pickerel that is caught with a Yozuri 3DB jerkbait.

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sketch: yellow perch

December 12, 2020

The Yellow Perch is a fish species found in North American rivers and lakes. They are a beautiful fish adorned with orange fins and a tiger-like pattern on its body. They are a cold-water fish, so they can be enjoyed for sporting well into the winter for ice fishing. Yellow Perch are probably the best tasting freshwater fish too, especially cooked in a fish fry.

This is my sketch of a Yellow Perch in all its vivid glory. I feature my drawing in my fishing video on my channel, about panfishing with fake maggots. Check it out if you haven’t already! My video is action-packed!

In this episode of my Bite-sized Fishing series, I only have a limited time to go canoe/kayak fishing before sunset. I try using real and fake worms to catch whatever will bite this late Fall, in this quick personal challenge. Which bait will catch the biggest fish? Watch my video and find out!

Plus, my backyard is over-populated by a horde of migrating Starling birds! There are so many that they start attacking my bird feeder.

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Check out my other video series, Tiny River Monster, where I catch aggressive White Perch!

The following gear I used in this video:
Berkley Gulp! Alive! Nightcrawler, Natural, 6″
Gamakatsu 02405 Octopus, size 10 (10-Pack)
St. Croix Triumph Spinning Rod 6′ 6″ (TRS66MF2)
Daiwa Procyon EX Spinning Reel 3000
Stren Monofilament 8 lb test
Boga Grip
Frabill Power Stow Net 20×24 Hoop 36in Sliding Handle
Aqua Bound Sting Ray Hybrid 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
Panasonic HC-V800 HD Camcorder
GoPro Hero8 Black

canoe panfishing on windy day

Have you wondered if there are fish around on a day of high winds (20+ mph)? If you like to go canoe and kayak fishing and can brave the choppy waters, I would recommend to find the protected part of the lake for the best enjoyment of being out in the elements.

I take this challenge and try my best to find panfish. Will I succeed? Watch my video and find out!

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The following gear I used in this video:
Gamakatsu Octopus Circle Hook (size 8)
Reaction Tackle- Lead Drop Shot, 1/8 oz
Fenwick Eagle Spinning 2-piece rod
Daiwa Procyon EX Spinning Reel 3000
Berkley Trilene XL Monofilament 8lb Low Vis Green
Frabill Power Stow Net 20×24 Hoop 36in Sliding Handle
Aqua Bound Sting Ray Hybrid 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
Crocs black
Panasonic Hc-V800 HD Camcorder
GoPro Hero8 Black

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