Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A Little Family Time

 Family hike

 Cat rescue 
 Steve and the boys
Bob and Steve's 75th

Saturday, November 18, 2017


 A quick run to the stream before the party
 I set Beau up with a pole with a poor real just to make sure he didn't catch too many
 One and done 
Still better than sitting around watching football.
Post party outing *50 plus and sunny
 Beau had his first native brown within five minutes.
 his second one was much larger.
And number three catch and release.

Thursday, November 16, 2017


 I love this.... Just another Thursday night in Jackson Co.
 Three school teachers hanging in the hut.
 Go Hawks!
 After being weaned on kesslers
 you start to appreciate the finer things.
Thank you Clayton!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

BEE/Hoop House.

 Tom and Jerry.  Just the two of us working on the BEE/Hoop House.
 8' X 12' clea corrugated polycarbonate roof panels 
 Not there yet but a step in the right direction.  This structure will provide the bees with a well protected winter shelter and maybe they'll have a little better success surviving the cold winter months.
After cutting a load of fire wood and blocking it up a guy deserves a little stream time.
No luck today but Mart gets the good boy scout award for picking up trash.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Overcast Fall Morning.

Another  stretch of Driftless water.
 Jace and I hit the stream for a little 
Sunday outting
Jace went up stream so I went down stream.  I missed one and caught another at the first pool.
 Down below I hit several nice pools, with no luck. 
 Ever;y time I thought about heading back I'd see another nice little ripple just a few yards down stream
I did pull one more from a small little pool under an overhanging root.

Friday, November 3, 2017


What a nice start to a Friday evening.  I hit several spots along the Maquoketa with no luck.  Another stream that I didn't know the name and than I finely caught a creek chub.  So I was happy that I caught a fish.

 I hit a pool a 100 yards down stream and I had a bump.  The next cast I fished slow and BAM !  I got a hi and I set the hook.
 Don't horse it. Take your time and keep the line tight.

It's surprising what you can catch on some of these little streams in the Driftless Region.

Catch, Kiss and Release 

Sunday, October 29, 2017


 That moment when you realize that you"re the only kids who dressed up for Halloween.

Well, that's exactly how we felt walking in to see Rad at 7 Hills last night.
After a quick retreat to the  townhouse where we changed out of our wiggs it was back to the brewery.
 Susie went with the Day of the Dead look in a beautiful dress and headdress.
While me on the other hand .... who the F*##  knows.  Maybe Old Yellow Hair.  General Custer.
 For a few taps 
 Fun with friends.
 And laughs! 

 We're still looking forward to the day when we can stay the night in DBQ at the townhouse.
Next week????????? 
I told you to get that shit off the counter.

Saturday, October 28, 2017


Do something Bob
Gitty Up!  Ya!
 Just a little advice

Never mind

Set the hook