Greetings and Welcome Back!
Our crazy-busy week last week was GRRRRRRREAT! We had bodies in every cabin, and every cabin had a good week:) Our newbies took a day or so to get acclimated but found their footing, caught fish, enjoyed some lovely weather and went home begrudgingly. We added four fish to the Big Fish page of our website (www.tallpinescamp.com): Cody released a 39″ northern, his Uncle Ron released an 18″+ smallie, Aiden released a 21″ walleye, and Caleb released his first-ever walleye…you guessed it…25″:
He’s ruined for life!
Trent and Brett reported walleye starting at around 9′. They did a lost of fishing on 2nd Lake and put some never-before-seen dots on the map! Thanks, guys! They brought Karen and Tricia along as well. Tricia enjoys fishing and mom Karen is in charge of snacks as well as fishing and blueberry picking:) They promise some pics in the near future.
A lot of slot northern were reported last week. We had some hard-core northern anglers here and they had a ball. Eater walleye were not a problem either, with lots of catches reported on 2nd Lake and Keynote. Perch continue to be in high demand. I have some serious perchers here this week but get this: they only keep count…they release them all! They caught 200+ on Sunday!
Gruper and I went fishing yesterday morning before breakfast. We stayed on 2nd Lake. I caught the first and biggest (walleye); he caught most and variety (walleye, perch, smallie). We fished for about an hour and were pleased that the “fall spots” are starting to produce. I then enjoyed TWO blueberry picks after breakfast! I had guided a ton last week and did a bit of scouting as well. I enjoyed one pick all by myself yesterday, then enjoyed a second with new and used guests:)
The berries are “berry” nice this season! Look at that bunch at the top. I told Gruper some looked like bunches of grapes, so I brought one home to show him. I’m on my fifth freezer gallon which bodes well for Pat and Sally.
We did turkeys for potluck. I had enough blueberries to make a big blueberry-banana cake with lemon cream cheese icing. I took its picture but can’t find it:( I liked it better than the bundt-style cake I made a few weeks ago. There was a nice assortment of side dishes and everyone left stuffed.
Kevin was here several years ago with a large guy group. He liked us enough to return with his wife, daughter and parents this year! It was a quiet week…a bit too hot…but they had a lovely time and vow to return next year. They shared some pics (thank you)!
Emma turned out to be a good picker AND she made me sand men!
She LOVES nature and being outside!
Her folks and Grandma and Grandpa enjoy the outdoors as well. They fished from the dock several evenings…catching a couple of nice perch out there!
She was a bit freaked out by the fish but did it!
Her mom and dad caught a couple of NICE bass:
Grandpa found a walleye:
Thanks again, Kevin, for sharing your family with us!
In our family news, our Navy nephew Jake is currently deployed to the Persian Gulf. His ship is the USS Nimitz. Please keep him, his shipmates and his family in your thoughts and prayers. His Navy wife Jessi is home with their two boys, Jack and James:
Great-niece Emma turned 4 yesterday! She shares a birthday with her papa, my brother Dan who passed away in April. I like to think he’s riding his motorcyle in Heaven, so I created a piece of glass for him:
I call it Dan’s Highway:)
Until next time…