John Peterson's Articles

November 2005


Spicing Up for Autumn Appetites
by John Peterson
In its simplest form, the hamburger is a slab of ground beef sandwiched between two buns - genuine Americana, but boring. Same can be said for the jig. It's a formed hunk of lead with a hook sticking out its backside - classic, but boring as well. Surely, despite its plainness, you could find someone to gobble the bland burger, but it might take awhile. What if that baby were spruced up? Might... more

January 2003


The Preservation of Life
by John Peterson
The popular rock band U2 dared to write and perform a song titled, "Even Better than the Real Thing." Obviously, Bono - the quartet's eclectic front-man - intended the ditty for some drop-dead gorgeous maiden; certainly not ice fishing paraphernalia. But unlike rock and roll, in the icy world of bait buckets and jiggle sticks, nothing's better than the real thing.* Now don't bother skimming... more

November 2002


Spicing Up for Autumn Appetites
by John Peterson
In its simplest form, the hamburger is a slab of ground beef sandwiched between two buns - genuine Americana, but boring. Same can be said for the jig. It's a formed hunk of lead with a hook sticking out its backside - classic, but boring as well. Surely, despite its plainness, you could find someone to gobble the bland burger, but it might take awhile. What if that baby were spruced up? Might... more

September 2002


Salad Bowl Walleyes
by John Peterson
There’s a place where the water’s dark and cool even while surface temperatures seethe. Forage abounds and the oxygen’s thicker than a rain forest canopy. Cover’s plentiful too, and it’s surprisingly peaceful below despite the fact that this fantastic place is quite shallow, sometimes, unbelievably shallow. "Shallow?" you say. "Sounds like a description of a deepwater hideaway..." That’s tru... more

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