Saturday, July 30, 2011

New Photos

Along with the heat wave comes some great
opportunities to shoot the sunset.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Morning Rant! THE HEAT

I don't care where your living right now it seems that America is on the burner.Folks ,its not Al gore
beating the global warming bushes like some want you to believe. 
 Ella Fitzgerald  sings it best! Its  just too darn hot!
Enjoy the music......

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A stroll down memory lane

We were talking the other day about the best shows of all time and everyone seemed to pick something from present to as far back as the eighties.I went one step further  and jumped back a little  earlier. Make sure you click and play the music and watch. Its pretty neat. . I even got a video from back  when wrestling was real :) :)

Schlitz didn't make Milwaukee famous , the Crusher did!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Its to hot to fish so photography in the evening is a good bet. Great weather sky last
night in our harbor in Fond du Lac WI

Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday Morning Ponderism

The only thing I will ponder this week and maybe weeks to come is how the US Womens soccer team lost to Japan.......... :(

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Sit in the air conditioning, close your eyes and play this song and I guarantee you will see
a flag pop up!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Morning Rant! Rep. PAUL RYAN and $350 bottle of wine

Conservative Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and a few friends were caught at a fancy eatery on  Capital hill this week  drinking a bottle of wine that cost a mere 350 dollars . ! Here's the kicker, they ordered a second bottle of the same wine. How detached are these guys from us regular folk!. Susan Feinberg, an associate business professor happened to be at the restaurant and confronted the table of three. The other two guys with Ryan were suspected lobbyists .
This is the same guy who wants to cut programs for the elderly and poor

He made a feeble attempt to explain  saying he  didn't realize what the bottle of wine cost. 
Just the kind of clown we need on Capital Hill in times of trouble.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Morning Ponderism

Keeping with the outdoor theme and spending time outside
 lately brings us to the latest ponderism.

Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes just as they 
got onto the ark?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Its good to be unofficial!

 Fishing has been great on Lake Winnebago. It has been easy to jump on any rock reef and pull a limit of walleyes in short order. Sturgeon, crappies,perch, catfish, white bass,sheephead ,walleyes and sauger are among of the living  on this particular reef .  The sturgeon are jumping and rolling on the surface around the reef as well .The boys gave me a nice compliment the other night. They said I was the best unofficial guide on the lake. Its good to be unofficial!  Now to clean and fry!

Great Sauger in Lake Winnebago

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The Lake Winnebago sauger population seems to be back on the right track. Efforts of Walleyes for Tomorrow and Otter Street Fishing club are seeing great returns in their investment to Lake Winnebago. In the 1960's and 70's the sauger made up at least half of your bag limit on Winnebago. In the late 80's something went drastically wrong and the sauger was almost decimated from the lake.This actually prompted the DNR to close sauger harvest on lake  Winnebago.It  recently was opened to one fish per your walleye bag.Walleyes for Tomorrow has installed many 1000 foot sauger reefs in the north corner of the lake to aid with spawning.Eggs are then taken off these reefs and raised to fry size and released back into the lake. This has been just a great effort by local clubs and the DNR. We still need to be cautious in their harvest because the facts are still not known what led to their demise . They know that the sauger are using those artificial reefs but the future of the fish remains fragile .Yes, the lake in giving up some nice fish but I still choose to release the ones I catch . Hats off to the many people who worked on the project . For now, at least their numbers are back on the chart. If we remain vigilant ,the sauger has a great future as it once did on lake Winnebago.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday Morning Rant! NBA

There is just a ton of things I could rant  about this week but Friday crept up on me .This is a real laugher . The NBA on Strike.  I hope they know that the majority of American doesn't give two rips about basketball.

Thank god, more room for college ball!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Ugly Realism About Fossil Fuels

Yellowstone Oil Spill While I was on my soap box a few weeks back I was spouting about the use of fossil fuels and gas prices and here it come round to bite me clean in the Ass . I'm sure there are some of you saying , see,see ,see frugal man. This is what happens..... Oh Montana ,I do so apologize ... While I was sitting on the fence ( Frugal article) it broke. Ok , I need to go on a diet, but I will write more about that in another article.  Here it is, the ugly truth about fossil fuels.42,000 barrels of crude wash down the river in  what seems to be a 45 minute leak. Countless fish, birds,turtles and host of other shore creatures will vanish from the area. Its just not fair. We depend on fossil fuels to run American and as much as this hurts we will pick up the pieces,clean up, and go back drilling. One thing we need to do for sure is get smarter about use .Who ran the pipeline next to the river?Were there safeguards in place to ensure we caught it in time ?What is the long term impact?These are all questions that need to be answered and I'm sure in days and weeks to come the finger pointing will start. On a personal level, if this was in my back yard I would be sick...... I need to go hug a tree and mend a fence!

turtle resting in a oil bath

 "Oh Montana ,I do so apologize" ...