Ice Fishing the Sanford Center
Filming a commercial for the Beaver Classic, Bryan "Beef" Sathre and his sons Luke and Logan take a break from ice fishing...before being chased off by the Zamboni!
One of the last great old fashioned baitshops left in the state and maybe the only one left in the metro area. The old sign at Ebner's in Elk River says it all.
Reflections of youth
Ronny and Vivian look over the dock and contemplate life. Are they looking at themselves or at the life below?
Minnesota's gator patrol
A beautiful 44-inch northern pike from Lake of the Woods caught on a Slew Dog and released.
Toothy and lenghty
A 40-inch northern pike from Lake of the Woods caught on the Slew Dog rig...taking a quick pic before going back into the water.
Mess of trout
Fishing on the Red Lake Reservation with Darwin Sumner of Red Lake Outdoors yields a tasty catch of rainbow and brook trout.
Open Water Ice Fishing
When the lakes can't make up their mind, you do what you can. Put on waders, a life jacket, and do some ice fishing through the opening water. Bryan "Beef" Sathre of Fathead Guide Service shown here doing just that.
Treacherous late season ice
Don't do this yourself. For trained experts and idiots only!
Iceberg, right ahead!
Set up one camera on a tripod, sit on the ice with another one for a true #onlyinMN moment! Riding an ice flow on a rapidly thawing lake. Ron Hustvedt (me) of WriteOutdoors.com loves all conditions to shoot in (though it was scary being out there....scary for my camera, not for me!)
Top down State Capitol
The Minnesota State Capitol is one of the most beautiful buildings I've been inside. This photo captures a slice of the magnitude of the rotunda.