US Marine Vet / Current US Airforce – Iraq Veteran – Ben and Kristen Hendrickson, Lake of the Woods, Sioux Narrows Ontario Canada, Rod and Reel Resort

Our fourth Veteran fishing trip up to Lake of the Woods in Canada was sunny and beautiful. We stayed at the Rod N’ Reel for five days with Ben Hendrickson and his lovely wife Christine. Ben served 13 years in the Marine Corp and is currently serving in the Air Force.
Ben, Christine and Mack Head Out for Walleye, Northern Pike and Muskies
We fished for Walleye, Northern Pike, and Muskies. We landed fish left and right before taking a little break at Crescent. Mack jumped in the water for a little swim while Ben and Christine enjoyed the beautiful scenery and snapped a few photos.
A Quick Break at Crescent to Enjoy the Scenery
We had Walleye hitting at every spot, with quite a few great keepers.
Christine Showing Off a Beautiful Walleye Catch
After a quick lunch break at Tranquil Channel, we headed out to Calendar Island for some more Walleye and Northern Pike. Ben and Christine were a blast to fish with and we hope they went home happy!

US Army – Korean Era – Veteran Trip – Dick Lenarz – Lake of the Woods, Sioux Narrows, Ontario Canada

We had a great time fishing in the cold Canadian waters of Tranquil Channel with JR and Dick. The weather was cold and blustery, but the fish were biting, so we didn’t mind.
JR and Dick fishing in the Tranquil Channel
Of course, no fishing trip would be complete without at least one story about “the one that got away.” This time, it was JR that, in his words, blew it.
The Master Fishermen in Their Natural Habitat
He was rank crankin’ it in, and it just got away from him. Of course, when things like this happen, it is the angler’s right to speculate wildly about the size of the beast. This time, we’ll go with 40 inches. Dick said it doesn’t count unless you get it in the boat. I guess that’s why they call it fishing…not catching.  

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Mille Lacs – US Army Vets – Ben Morgan -Anthony Anderson

Our first Veteran trip of the year was a blast. We took Anthony Anderson and Ben Morgan, both U.S. Army Veterans up to Lake Mille Lacs in Northern Minnesota. It was a balmy 45 degrees out on the water with 3-4′ rollers giving us a little roller coaster ride.
Anthony Getting Ready to Cast
Right off the bat, Ben caught a 78lb Walleye out by Isle Bay. Right after that monster was landed, Ben reeled in a 19″ Smally.
Ben Landing Fish Left and Right
The lake laid down for us and gave us some calm waters that were perfect for some trolling around and landing beautiful fish. A great start to the season.
A Rare View of Lake Mille Lacs