Looks Like Summer
Greetings! It is definitely beginning to look a lot like summer around here. Yesterday there were wave runners and squealing youth in the lake–not from our camp–perhaps locals or guests at another camp. We have some nice young people pedal boating, canoeing and swimming in the lake from our place. Temps are supposed to be in the high 70’s and low 80’s all week, cooling down nicely enough for good sleeping. We’d like a bit more cloud cover and a breeze to help people find walleye, but it is only Monday:)
Last week was greatly improved over the previous week. Mayflies finished up, rains came, and fish began moving deeper and biting better. We believe most people had a pretty good time. We added two big northern to the Conservation Awards Page! Duane and his nephew Will released 42″ and 36″ northerns on the same day! Duane had also released a 36″ northern earlier in the week but I didn’t get a pic from him. I (literally) just spoke with Duane this morning. He, his cousin Ron, and Will went to Keynote this morning. Will released a nice slot northern (34″)! They estimate that they caught 50 northerns, 7ish walleye which they weren’t even trying to do, and some perch. Good for them. They go out at first light which seems to help. Duane was trolling using beetle spinners (?) when he caught walleye.
Doc and Dave returned for their second trip of the season and brought along Doc’s granddaughter Emma. The three of them appeared to have a great time! I dumped Doc’s camera card and picked a few pieces of good time evidence:
All that fishing works up an appetite:
All that dessert requires a nap:
But you need to be able to catch a sunset (or catch someone catching a sunset). Doc seems to like silhouettes as much as I like reflections…
Here are a few more good sunset shots from Doc’s camera:
Dennis usually comes up with his brother Don and a larger group in June. However, this year he traded in the guys so he could bring his wife Diana up for her first trip (I’d like to hear a collective “awwwww” from the ladies out there). They had a nice time and shared some of their shots with me. At the beginning of the week they saw a momma loon with two babies and another loon nesting:
By week’s end the nesting loon had a tiny piggy-backer!!
They didn’t have much luck photoing eagles so they got a turkey vulture instead:
Here are some nice scenery shots from around the lake:
Here is a very ominous-looking sky:
Speaking of skies, Diana has a thing for them…kind of like Doc with silhouettes and me with reflections. I liked this one:
Dennis and Diana were in Cabin 4 (aka “The Honeymooner). We’ve always said that cabin has the best view in Camp, especially during a week of incredible sunsets (check out some of the reflections):
I really liked this silver sunset:
Rebecca and Jesse departed Sunday after nearly a month with us. Both have arrived home safely. I’ll share some more of Jesse’s photos in my next post as well as a few pics of my own:) Later.