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Lure of the week
Lure name: Comet MX Mino
Comet MX Mino
Company: Mepps (www.mepps.com)
Lure type: Spinner and soft plastic combo
Sizes and colors: Available in four blade colors – gold, silver, hot firetiger and gold-red-white – and three minnow colors, baby bass, shad and rainbow trout.
Target species: Muskies, tiger muskies, northern pike and striped bass.
Technique: This “mino” lure can be cast or trolled. Either way, combines the action of an inline spinner with the action of a soft plastic jerkbait. It will run at mid-depths – think several feet down – all the while featuring an erratic action meant to mimic a wounded baitfish. The blades, meanwhile, give off flash and vibrate, with a relatively fast thump that attracts predatory fish.
Sugg. retail price: $10.65.
Notable: The Comet MX is a larger version of Mepps’ original Comet Mino, which has proven to be an effective fish catcher over decades.
Tip of the week
Hunting and fishing in the kind of frigid weather we’ve had lately is tough. Staying warm becomes priority one. Now, we’ve all heard of the importance of dressing in layers, right? Well, in the coldest temperatures, that applies to your feet, too. If you’re going to be sitting – in a tree stand, in a blind or on the ice – top off your boots with boot covers. They’re insulated slip-ons, usually in camo, that go over your footwear. They’re not for walking in, but they can trap enough warmth to make the difference when you’re sitting.
Recipe of the week
Sweet potato biscuits
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 cups sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
- 2/3 cup milk
Looking for a little something different to pair with, say, a breakfast that includes venison sausage? These biscuits are just the thing.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in the butter, add the milk and sweet potatoes and knead into a soft dough.
Roll it out on a floured surface until it’s a half inch think. Cut it into biscuits. Place it on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.