Monday, December 26, 2016

2016 Fishing In Pictures

All I can really say is that I am truly fortunate to be doing what I love, working in the outdoors. People who sport fish truly are some of the most down-to-earth, awesome people on the planet. In 2016, I have had the pleasure of sharing my boat, and frozen lakes with some really great folks. Guide photos are one of the big perks of this job, I really enjoy looking through them during these long winter nights. This slide show doesn't represent half of the highlights for 2016, but I will be working regardless in the next few weeks to condense this down. Please take a look at this version of Outright Angling's year in photos, and consider booking a trip for 2017 which promises to be just as great. Happy new year to all of the anglers out there!
Cheers and hook-sets in 2017!
Captain Phil Bauerly- Leech Lake

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

It's About Time- Ice Fish Leech Lake

If you consider outdoor activities beneficial to your health and overall well-being, make sure to make some time for ice fishing this winter. Winter in Minnesota can be an absolutely beautiful time to be outside in nature, one just needs to make a plan and then execute. Thriving in conditions that some would consider harsh can be an empowering and invigorating experience. Most of all, ice fishing can be a great hiatus from the daily fast-paced grind.

Fresh air, exercise, peace and quite are just a few reasons to work in an ice fishing outing or two this winter. With the help of my guest anglers, each season seems to out-do the last here on Leech Lake. 

I have been checking for safe ice and scouting for fish daily, I have put some nice crappies top-side. 

The "main lake" of Leech is just about ready for snowmobile travel, I have had a few great afternoons of walleye fishing already. 

Cheers and hook-sets!

Vacation Fishing- Gulf of Mexico

 It was time for a getaway with the change in the weather

Any species would do, the bigger the better

Tackle was tested but Goliath was bested

Both were tired, and both rested

We went for gag grouper one day, and we got 'em

Once we trolled Rapalas over the hard bottom

Trolled or cast, king mackerel are a blast

 because they are sneaky strong and fast

Inshore is sweet when the fish are willing

But now it's time to get the augers drilling. 

Cheers and hook-sets!