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!