(Micropterus salmoides) largemouth bass are an overlooked species when it comes to hard-water fishing. Not only are they fun to catch but you tend to catch the bigger ones through the ice. Fittsy and I had a small window of fishing opportunity and decided to avoid the strong wind on Continue reading “Hard-Water Largemouth Bass, late season fun.”
Sometimes when you go ice fishing your ice auger won’t start and you don’t catch any thing on tip ups or jigging. That’s because you’re fishing on Lake Winnipesaukee and not in a barrel. A New Hampshire Fish & Game dog checked out the bob house in Wolfeboro Bay during Continue reading “Another Unsuccessful Day in Fisherville (Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby Weekend)”
I got a chance to check up on the local deer yards today and brought along my Four Dog Stoves Titanium bush-cooker LT for a Rice Ramen Miso boil up. I was also in the mood to light a fire with my ferro rod from Badger Claw Leathers. Every product Continue reading “Winter Woods Walk, fire building, conservation, Ramen Noodles”
Well the Reel Drag ice fishing derby has come and gone but not without its usual casualties. This event has taken place for over two decades and is still going strong. By luck I was invited to participate in this celebration of hard water madness and I wouldn’t miss it Continue reading “Reel Drag Ice Fishing Derby 2019 (Lake Winnipesaukee) [TV-MA]”
To make maple syrup you first have to tap maple trees. You drill a hole into them, then insert a “spiel” and hang a bucket from it to collect the sap. Later you boil the sap down until it turns to syrup. The ratio is 40:1, so you need 40 Continue reading “Tapping Sugar Maples for Sap to Make Maple Syrup”
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The Jack Mountain Bushcraft Podcast is back. After an extended stay off the grid running our winter programs, we’re back in the world with new episodes. Episode 59 is all about the Brushfire Rendezvous, coming to the field school October 11-13, 2019. Before we get to talking about it, we discuss the events of the day before recording the episode which consisted of pulling a 1994 Ski-Doo Grand Touring out of deep, powdery snow over and over again in an effort to pack down a trail.
Blake and Christopher joined me in the guide shack for the episode.
PHOTO: From left to right: Blake, Christopher, Tim.
- Brushfire Rendezvous, October 11-13, 2019.
Seth landed a nice Winni Laker in Wolfeboro Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee using a 2 pound test line fishing a Crazy Hick Bait jig. These jigs are made right here in New Hampshire. Lake trout are also called togue.
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On Super Bowl Sunday I headed into the New Hampshire woods for overnight winter camping trip. I used my Calvin Rutstrum-designed hot tent, which pulled into the woods on a toboggan. All my gear together weighed 100lbs. As they say, if you don’t need it then don’t bring it.
On this episode of the Woodsman’s Podcast, Ed and Max talk about ice fishing and the results of the Great Meredith Ice Fishing Derby. They also recap an overnight rabbit hunting trip Ed took recently (that video coming Saturday 2/16). Thet also revisit squirrel hunting to answer a subscriber’s question.
I didn’t watch the Super Bowl. Instead I snowshoed into the New Hampshire woods and set up a hot tent for some winter camping, harvested a snowshoe hare, and generally had a wonderful time alone in the woods. This is a preview of the full video, which is coming soon.