A Shot in the Arm
Kevin showed Annie how to clean a northern:
They did very well for their first time on Wabaskang. Rumor has it they are returning next year. We enjoyed a bit of down time Friday night before they headed home. Sherry and Mimzy/Boo enjoyed the nice evening:
And the girls declared the trip a rousing success!
Fishing was good again last week! I’ve added Scott’s 27.5″ walleye to our Conservation Awards page. Linda released a 24″ walleye; Jack released a 18″ smallie; and Grant released a 19″ smallie (pictures, please). Also, I added Rick’s 37″ northern from last week to the Conservation Awards page. Folks were reporting lots of 14-16″ walleye throughout the week. Perch were still up for the picking as well. Smallies have moved onto their beds for spawning. We can see about a half-dozen nests from our shore. I’ll try to get a pic on a glass-lake day. This week is off to a good start. John fished for a short bit on 2nd Lake yesterday and released a 23″ and 24″ walleye!
Most reports are that walleye are in 8-10′ of water, but some folks are reporting them a bit deeper. Aaron released a beautiful 23″er on Friday:
A pair of turtles enjoyed a nap:
These pelicans can keep on going:
Can you see the loon on her precarious nest?
This shot shows that things are not always black and white:
Most original shot of the season thus far: an underwater loon!!
I took a well-deserved and long-overdue kitchen day Wednesday! I made a giant venison loaf for potluck’s entrée. The boys caught and cleaned a perfect 27″ northern, Debbie donated a gazillion limes and served as creative consultant via telephone, and I created a fantastic batch of ceviche!
When life hands you a ton of carrots, you make maple carrot cake:
We pick at it like buzzards
and this is what remains:
Linda made a yummy apple/pecan dish in cast iron. It was very good:
Although Freya remains unimpressed
I appreciate your allowing me to reflect on an excellent week:)