Tag Archives: bass fishing

Because Dad taught me to fish

Bob "Ski" Olesky, Dow Air Force Base, 1961

In honor of my dad, Bob “Ski” Olesky, with thanks for the many lessons I learned because he taught me to fish. Dad taught me how to fish. I think we must have started the day after we came home from the Philippines because I don’t remember not fishing. He gave me a small pole, […]

Ice fishing with college students who help shape our outdoors

Taylor Follette and a 16" smallmouth bass

Before she went back to Unity College for the new semester Taylor and I made plans for a weekend of ice fishing, home cooked food and hanging out. She arrived home Saturday morning with Rebecca Zirlin, Grainne Dougherty and Connor Shaw. They unloaded the truck, changed into warm clothes and loaded the truck. Steve left […]

Family and Friends

kristin bass

Kristin and Matt came home during their vacations. We spent a day last weekend with family and friends at camp, pigging out on lobster, hamburgers, hotdogs and salads, cruising the lake in Dad’s pontoon boat, kids tubing, and kayaking. We missed Taylor. She was busy checking in new students at college, getting settled in for […]

The underground railroad in Grand Falls Flowage

eagle on railroad tracks Dick Miles

A couple of days after I wrote about fishing on the Grand Falls Flowage I received a note from Dick Miles. He said, “Have you thought of doing a story on the old railroad bed in the GF Flowage? Great fishing in those coves too!” An old railroad bed? Under water? Really? I’ve lived in […]

Fishing on Grand Falls Flowage

lilypads lure

We opted to try a new place to fish this weekend rather than go to my favorite spot, Spednic Lake. It would be nice to keep a couple of fish for suppers. Steve decided on Grand Falls flowage in Baileyville (Woodland). He fished there once in a tournament with Dad many years ago. It was […]

Bass Fishing on Spednic Lake

Spednic Lake Landing in Forest City

We loaded up the boat (By “we” I mean Steve. I haven’t mastered trailers yet.) and headed to Spednic Lake yesterday morning. Taylor’s home for four days from her summer internship and was able to go fishing with us. The landing is shallow and requires a lot of distance before the boat lifts off the […]