A couple of months ago we were given the opportunity to go deep sea fishing with boat captain extraordinaire and National Sales Manager at Navionics, Paul Michele, the weekend before ICast starts. Now, Josh may be the bass fisherman of the family but I've always fancied myself the saltwater angler of the bunch. Not that I get a ton of opportunity to go, but while he's able to fish for the freshwater variety all day long I'm grabbing for my book after a few hours. But you stick me on an ocean and buddy, I'll go as long as it will let me.
For the last week, my father-in-law has been in town with 2 of his friends from Colorado along with my husband at a cabin near Lake Mille Lacs in central Minnesota. They have dreams of fishing all day until dark and catching record Smallmouth Bass. When Josh called me at the beginning of the week to see if I could take that Friday off and come up for a couple of nights, I was all in. Work has been hectic so a little R&R in the north woods sounded like just the ticket. To make the weekend even better, we were contacted by Bassmaster to capture some photos of the lake to be featured in an upcoming article! Now for anyone who has ever been to Mille Lacs knows how vast of a lake it is. You can look at parts of it and you'd swear your looking at one of the Great Lakes. I wanted to find the perfect spots to really showcase it's size without being too overwhelming and making it look like you're just staring at water. Since I didn't know the exact nature of the article and was limited to taking pics from the shoreline, I decided to find some spots that perfectly summarize what Lake Mille Lacs means to me and so many others.
Anybody notice anything different? That's right, The Fisherman's Widow got herself a spankin' new website! After several years on Blogspot and several months on WordPress, I just wasn't picking up what they were throwing down, so I decided to do a total overhaul and take my talents to Weebly. It's good to finally be home! I'm so happy with how everything is laying out and looking. It's still a work in progress, but for the first time in a while, I feel like I'm finally on the right track.
The last several months have been rather hectic in our household. These days the both of us are constantly working with evenings and weekends being consumed by the glow of our laptops. Throw in the fact that Josh has been gone for the last month and I think it’s safe to say that we both needed a weekend away. I had this past Monday off, so we decided to do a 3-dayer at the family cabin in northern Minnesota. The leaves were peaking and we had spectacular weather. It actually hit 87 degrees on Sunday. That type of weather is not unheard of this time of year but it doesn’t come around often!
Hey there -
I'm Bri! Lover of food, wine, and photography that is currently traveling with my professional bass fishing husband along with our cantankerous rottie, Kigen. When not traveling you can find me living the lake life off the shores of Lake Mille Lacs in Isle, MN. Pour a drink, pull up a chair and join me as I journey across the country documenting it all along the way!