Head down the river with one of our favorite fishing characters, Griz. If you have never seen a real life river rat, now you have. He is the most famous river rat in Minnesota. The fun part about finishing in the river is you never know what you are going to pull up. To Griz, […]
ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER – Wednesday was cold. At times the sun shone in a blue sky. But the wind was bitter and the water temperature was only 34 degrees. This was our first open-water trip of the year, Dick “Griz” Grzywinski and me, and we were jigging for walleyes, with gloves on. We had […]
If you want to catch walleyes, there are few state spots better than the Mississippi River between the Ford Dam and Hastings.   Thursday morning, Griz and I were on the Mississippi, looking for walleyes but talking water moccasins. We found plenty of the former but none of the latter, though Ol’ Griz knows they’re […]
Recently, amid warnings of floods and impending floods, Dick “The Griz” Grzywinski backed his john boat toward this very flush river near Red Wing, Minn. The launch ramp itself was invisible, swamped. “I’ve never seen the river this high,” Griz said. Then he dumped his boat into the Mississippi, essentially launching it from a parking […]
Dick Grzywinski Inducted 2007 Dick “Griz” Grzywinski has a face you’ll remember and a personality you can’t forget. “Griz”, as he’s affectionately known, isn’t nearly as cantankerous as his name might indicate. Born in 1942 in St. Paul’s east side, his parents began taking him along on their fishing trips when he was just three-months […]