|Posted by Cowboy on January 16, 2012 at 9:45 PM||comments (138)|
The perch fishing was a bust this past Sunday. Strawhead and I headed out to a spot where we had previous success, but it was tough this day. We marked a lot of fish along with seeing them on our Marcum underwater camera, but they were very finiky. I did manage to catch my largest perch to date though. It was just a hair over 12". (picture below) I would also like to welcome our new members and thank everyone for such a huge response to our sturgeon scouting video! I hope more of you become members so we can enjoy in your outdoor experiences as well. Thank you all again very much!
|Posted by Cowboy on January 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM||comments (0)|
Happy New Year Mates-
Ice fishing has been pretty good as of late. Strawhead, Bonehead, BJ and I have been out quite a bit coming home with a few perch everyday. If you like like throwing back smaller quite a few smaller ones, mixed with some keepers in there, then now would be a great time to get out. Ice conditions have been deteriorating a little with the warm spell, but as of yesterday there was still around 5 inches of ice out there. Hopefully this snow storm we are expecting won't dump too much on the lakes and insulate so good that, with the up coming cold spell, it won't inhibit ice production. Hopefully soon the ice starts getting significant enough to start driving on so we can start doing some sturgeon scouting. I personally don't want to have to drive 4-wheelers out there to go spearing, even though I would bite the bullet and do it, I've grown comfortable with the nice amenities a pick-up has to offer. That's all the news I have at the moment. Good luck in all of your upcoming outdoor adventure, and if you're heading to the frozen water please be safe!
|Posted by Cowboy on December 29, 2011 at 4:55 PM||comments (0)|
It's that time of year again. We here had a great year. Spring walleye fishing was phenomenal once again, with the river bite extending all the way into July. With fishing out of the way, we started the process of planting our food plots with tremendous success! I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped with the process! Come hunting time, the food plots worked just like we hoped they would. Bonehead harvested his largest bow buck to date (green score 126) and many sightings of a big 10 pointer that Strawhead and I weren't able to get within range. Next came gun season, with the only one harvesting anything was once again Bonehead...COngrats on such a wonderful year man! Now we're all just waiting for the water to harden so we can get out jiggin and sturgeon scouting. I would personally like to thank all military personel who are with out family this time of year! Your selfless sacrifice is truly heroic. Thank you! That's all the new news I have at the moment, but check out the photo gallery, I added some photos of some of the bucks we're hoping made it through all the hunting seasons!
|Posted by Cowboy on December 15, 2011 at 9:50 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Cowboy on November 18, 2011 at 12:40 AM||comments (0)|
Great news! I spoke with one of the owners of Elk River Custom Rods a couple of days ago, and we have some great "Fishing Episodes" for next year. One of them being having Chris and/or Marc (the owners) come down and go walleye fishing on the Fox River system in the spring, and hopefully show how good that fishery is to people who haven't ever fished it. The second idea is to have Old School Guide Service of Phillips, WI take us on a summer musky fishing trip! Stay tuned as we finallize these details. Now on to the title of this blog. The gun deer season is only 1 1/2 short days from kicking off! If any of you WI readers are like us here at YBO, I can only imagine how hard it is for the rest of you to concentrate at work! Strawhead has been hunting everyday the past two months, and has noted that deer (expecially buck) activity has diminished since the first week of November. Hopefully it's due to the added pressure of more people poking around the woods trying to find that "honey hole" and not because wolves have scared them out of the area! From past talks BJ has been seeing quite a few deer so hopefully he can get some great footage! Bonehead, his wife, and I will be making our trek to deer camp tonite to join my father and with cameras in hand will be hitting the woods from daylight to dark starting Saturday morning! For all you WI readers, have a great hunt, stay safe, and HAVE FUN! For all other followers, have loads of fun during your respective seasons, and don't forget to take video and post it so we all can enjoy your hunting experiences with you!
|Posted by Cowboy on November 15, 2011 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
Good evening ladies and gentlemen!
I hope everyone is having a great evening. I know we all here at YBO are having a good go at life! On a sadder note, Aaron "Omie" Oleson has decided to relinquish his duty as a Pro Staffer for greener pastures. I personally wish him the best with his new offer and hope he succeeds! On a different topic, WI gun deer season is only a few short days away and the anticipation has sunk it's claws into all of our backsides! Bonehead has posted a photo in the gallery of one of the giants we have caught on camera. Hopefully the pressure doesn't become too much and the buck stays around and makes a mistake and visits one of us during the daylight hours! Strawhead, may be retired from work, but I believe he has put more hours in the woods these past two years hunting and scouting then he did the last 5 with his previous employer lol. As I write this, I'm actually also in the process of working on a promotional video clip for one of our great partners, Elk River Custom Rods! Brian, Dad, and I have been dealing with them for the past three (3) years whether it be as customers or their Pro Staffers, and could not be more happy with the business they have. I know it's hunting season, but who wants to hear about hunting all the time...wait, I don't really mind it ha. But anywho's it, if you haven't heard of them or have and want to check out some of their products, go to our "Official Partners" page and click on their logo. You will not be disappointed! Hopefully they like their secret promotional clip I'm working on. For all you hunters out there, be safe, enjoy every moment you have with nature and always have fun!
|Posted by Cowboy on November 3, 2011 at 8:55 PM||comments (0)|
Good evening Ladies and Gents!
I just want to reiterate the thanx that we all here at YBO have for our faithful followers. Hopefully in the future we can get more members to start showcasing their outdoor adventures with us! There is one person I hope in the near future takes a look at this website and has time to enjoy what my brother and I have started. His name is inconsequential due to the recent "popularity" he has been receiving. Don't however let this diminish the gratitude that I, Brian and the rest of the pro-staff have for this larger than life "hero!" Recently, I was informed that a very prestigous teacher, and I vouch for Brian when I say this, one of our favorites was introduced to the devasting illness of Pancreatic Cancer. After doing a little online digging I have found out that this form of cancer is a constant barrage on the human body and it's spirit! There have been days in the past 10 years that I have regreted never telling this man how much he has meant to me not only as a teacher but also as a human and a friend (well, as much of a friend as a teacher can be to a not so cooperative student). This man, not only had a repect for the outdoors, but a love that is admirable. He created the first ever outdoor class room at Omro High School, one dream I know he had 10 years ago following him through the school woods doing a study on moss growth, and logged numerous hours caring for nature, bird watching, and hunting. He has a respect for nature that few men could never attain! I also know he has a deep love for prairie restoration, and I hope he was able to see that thrive on the Omro school property like he envisioned those not so long ago. I would like to show/tell him how much he has ment but as I read all the tributes to him on his caringbridge.org website, I could never give justice to the words that want to flow from my heart and the words he should hear. I'm not going to lie, as I read those wonderful tributes, it would bring great elation to my heart and soul but it would also remind that my life is going to be shortened. I never once spoke to this man after I graduated, so as I write this, it makes me feel like a huge hipocrite, but I hope GOD will find it in his heart to forgive this lowley sinner, but Mr. Fowler (out of respect, I could never call you by your first name) you may not have played a huge role in the person I am today, but you hold a very deep and private place in my heart that will never die! May I one day be able to walk next to the path you laid in nature, due to not wanting to disrupt your footsteps, but to also pave my own trail, and to have the never say quit attitude in life in general! I may have ridden bulls in my past, but to stare cancer in the face and request to be removed from chemo treatment is one of the more courageous things I have ever heard someone do! I speak for all of us here at YBO when I say I love you and you and your family are in our hearts and prayers. For all of you other hunters out there, never take anything for granted, life is short! Live it up and always, always have fun with whatever you are doing! On a lighter, less somber note, I took my wife out bow hunting for the first time last weekend, and even though we weren't able to send a rage thru the cage on anything, she was able to have her first up close and personal encounter! She had a doe withing at most 6 yrds from the base of the tree. Until the next time, have a great time in the woods and have fun!!
Jason "Cowboy" Loker
|Posted by Cowboy on September 7, 2011 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
Good evening ladies and gents,
It's been quite some time since our last chat so I thought I would give ya'll an update. The WI bow season is right around the corner and I can speak for the rest of the Pro Staff when I say the anticipation is really starting to get to us. Bonehead, Strawhead and I will be heading north this weekend to put finishing touches on our treestand set ups along with checking our trail cameras again. Also if you haven't taken notice of the announcement on our homepage, our first contest has officially begun and I can't wait to see all the videos you guys will up load! We also have exciting news to share, and in that same breath I would like to welcome Seemz Technoloy to our team. Hopefully with their scent elimination formula and our careful preparations, we can get some good video alot of deer action! That's all I have at the moment, so I will catch you all later. Until then, have a great night!
|Posted by Cowboy on August 22, 2011 at 5:45 PM||comments (0)|
Good Afternoon everyone!
Canada was extremely fun! We only kept 91 fish that were over our own set size limit, but we managed to boat well over 300-400 perch that were around 7 inches. We also spent a few hours each morning and night walleye fishing and boated well over 250 walleye. My dad and I would guess around 60-80 over 19". We did bring home our limit of walleye though! We also boated 7 small mouth over 17 inches and around 9 northerns. we did get some footage of one of our nights walleye fishing so I will work on editing that to put on the website. That's all the news I have at the moment so have a great day and God Bless!
|Posted by Cowboy on August 12, 2011 at 4:45 PM||comments (0)|
Good afternoon Ladies and Gents,
Not much going on here in the wonderful world of Jason ha. Just working on editing the second day of the turtle trapping, so all of you viewers who have given complaints about the first one not being very good cuz there were no turtles can actually see how they are removed from the traps and so forth. On a different note, my parents and I are traveling north of the border for a week of relaxing fishing in Canada. I will be taking along a video camera so hopefully there is a little lull in the action so I can get some footage! I just want to reiterate how much I appreciate you taking time out of your schedule to be a part of YellowBrick Outdoors, be it as a member or just a viewer! Again---THANK YOU!!