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Ups & Downs


Week 2 of the 2017 season is already behind us–where does the time go?  Our week was a mixture of new and used guests, and most everyone had a good time and caught some good fish!  Eric added a 24″ walleye to the Big Fish page, and Frank and Chris each added a lake trout!

Since Wednesday was still officially May, we opted for a social hour instead of a potluck.  Gruper said it’s hard to tell the difference…

We had a just-right variety of hot, cold, sweet, salty (the food that is, not the people)!  I think we were mostly celebrating the end of four days of foulness!  It was rainy, windy and cold until Wednesday afternoon:(  I was as dark as I get and was so happy to see Thursday’s sunshine!  I got to wear shorts and break out some new footwear!

Our anglers were troopers for the most part, though, and fished in way-less-than-desirable conditions.  Chris had some eye-catching and appropriate footwear of her own:

She and her husband Frank hung out with Brent and fished for lakers.  Success!

Charley and Nancy brought Ryan back for a second year!  Those people fished all day, every day!  Charley catches all the crappie he wants back in Missouri but was thrilled when they caught one clear up here!  As a matter of fact, we saw and/or heard of probably a half-dozen crappie last week.  I’ll post some of Eric’s pics next week.

John and Nate were new to us.  The weather was certainly not a welcoming factor but they proved to be pretty hearty as well.  Here they are watching the northerns get fed:

Oh, hang on:  looks like they got things figured out pretty well for first timers:

Good job guys!

Speaking of pets…we’re up to at least three so far this year

Speaking of pets…Freya continues to not like it here.  She now lays in a box lid on a chair under the table when she’s wanting attention

I mentioned one day that I’d never seen a smallie small enough to be kept this time of year (13.75″ or less until July 1).  All of them we see are 16″+.  Bless John’s heart.  He caught one and brought it in!

Such a tiny little thing!  Speaking of John, we all know he makes beautiful things.  Here is my new opener (thank you).  The handle is a pineapple design:

This week promises to be great!  We have many used guests as well as a smattering of newbies!  Skip and company had a glorious first day (one of his best ever, and he’s been coming for a long, long time):

So that’s the ups for last week!  We had only one down but it was a doozie!  Frank’s last day was Friday.  Everyone, meet Mark!

Mark comes to us from Dryden and has relevant experience!  He will offer fish cleaning services as well.  Please give him a hearty welcome when you visit!

See you next week!

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TIAO (Tourism Industry Association of Ontario), WBIG The Big Outdoors Show, LincolnWay Central Anglers Club, Fox Valley Anglers Club, Camper Report, Tinley Park Athletic Booster Club,  and Captain Ralph Lake Michigan  Fishing Charters.

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