Daily Archives: March 18, 2016

A Great Start To The 2016 Fishing Season,….And More!!

It has been a while since I have updated my blog page with everything that has been going on…..but it’s good to be busy!! Things have been going well here at Malm Fishing Services and things are expanding all the time!

I hope you all had a good winter season, and that you did well on the ice! There were many happy clients here in Iowa. Although the ice-season was a little short,..there was no shortage of fish being caught! Buckets of bull bluegills and slab crappies were the prime targets here locally,…and there was no shortage of either!! Piles of nice fish to put smiles on chilly faces!!  All clients were very happy with the results on the ice!!

Now that warmer weather has decided to show up a little early this year, the spring season is starting off with a bang!! Lots of big fish being caught already! Big pike, big bass, good walleyes, more slab crappies, and even hooking into a couple big musky!! Many happy clients already! What a way to start the season!! The water levels are high everywhere, with many bodies of water being bank full! Several are so high, that they are out of their banks! As far as the rivers go, water levels are high enough that back-waters are filled up, and there are actually spawning grounds for pike and musky this year. This is the first time in the last 4-5 years that these fish have had proper conditions to make more little fish! Hopefully, this will help bring the numbers back up again. It has been very easy to tell that there has been a drop in these fish. They have still been caught, but not the size and numbers that we have been used to. The way things are looking, that problem is about to fix itself!!

Another exciting change, is a new radio show! The show is called Outdoors with John,…on AM station 1360 KSCJ out of Sioux City, Iowa. I am the co-host of the show. The host, John Hackett, does the hunting-shooting side of things, and I do the fishing-camping side. It is put out by Northwest Iowa Outdoors, who I have had the pleasure of working with for the last few years.This is a show with lots useful info about the outdoor sports that we all love. People can call in with questions or comments at any time. We do a trivia question every week, and give out prizes for correct answers. This is a fun show, with good topics, and good info! Give us a call at the station!!

Many other things happening here, too.  For the last couple years , I have been a rep for IceGator Augers, and these electric augers can out-perform any ice auger on the market. Everyone has been amazed, and very happy with them!  I am also on the pro-staff for StowMaster Premium Landing Nets from Norsemen Outdoors. These are the best nets I have ever used over the years. They are a net that  folds up to stow out of the way easily, but can be deployed fast and easy, too. With very little practice, it can be done with one hand!! I have these nets for the kayaks, as well as all the way up to the big nets for big pike and musky. This is another great product from another great company, and I am happy to work with them!

Recently, I have had the privilege of getting acquainted with some great people from another company that puts out an amazing product! The SharpensBEST is a pocket sharpener that can tackle almost any sharpening job you have! Not only knives of every blade shape and style,…but scissors, tools, serrated knives, and even bigger jobs like an axe or machete!! It is safe, simple, and easy to use. Since they come in several styles that can all be carried easily, you will always be able to keep a sharp edge, no matter where you are! This is such an amazing product, that everyone who spends any time in the outdoors should have one on hand. Some styles can be carried on your keys, and are no bigger than a 50 cent piece! I will be posting another blog to more fully explain this product,…be sure to check it out!  You can take a closer look at these amazing sharpeners at www.SharpensBEST.com.  And when you make a purchase on their site, if you enter MALM, or MALM10, in the coupon space,…you will get an extra 10% off your purchase!! If your order is more than $20,…you will also get a very useful gift of your choice,…and there are many to choose from!! This is another great product with great people behind it, and I am very happy to be associated with them!

I hope everyone is getting geared up for a great warm weather season! Too many people have their faces buried in a smart phone or tablet these days, and are completely missing out on the real world around them. Don’t let this happen to you!! You cannot personally experience the best things in life on a video screen! Get out and enjoy life while you can!!  If you don’t do it now,…you will regret it later!!

It is time to get gear ready, get the boats ready, get the kayaks out, and have some fun!! If anyone is interested in having a great time outdoors,..give me a call or send me a message anytime! I hope everyone has a great summer!