The week started off with a little rain. That seems to be the trend in the last month. What little rain we get seems to always fall on Saturday and Wednesday. Unlike the previous weeks thunderstorms this week was just a light drizzle that ended quickly. All in all not a bad portage and everyone made it into camp safely.
Ron and Lisa were here for the first time. Ron jumped right in at the portage and helped quite a bit. I knew then he would fit right in. The spent their week fishing hard and learning the lake. It did not take them long as the figured out how to catch as many walleye as they wanted and finished the week with the two biggest pike for the camp. Lisa caught a 40” and Ron a 41”. In his words it was “the hit I been waiting for my whole life”. Great job guys and welcome to the family.
We also had 2 big groups come up that included 3 generations each of Wine Lake family. They both enjoyed the weeks in different ways. The Kessenich family spent much of the week fishing, playing cribbage and playing with the young boys in the group. The Oppman party spent much of the week fishing out of the way places and enjoying the sights. They played games and the older kids hung out in hammocks under the cabin.
Fishing started to pick up again as the mayfly hatch finally subsided. People caught some nice Lakers and starting bringing in eating size walleyes for lunch and dinner. Sherry and Arlyn always quiet and reserved got to see a cow moose eating in the lake. They started out the week and finished the week by catching lots of 20-24-inch walleyes. Sherry even managed a 38” pike.
We had the windiest week I can remember. Several days had sustained winds in the upper teens with gusts to 30 mph. One day was actually so windy not many even attempted to fish. We had nice temperatures and the week went by quickly. In the evening all the boys from age 8 to 10 would play kickball or catch for hours. Even the workers got into the games and played with them.
Mr Burns struggled to catch a Laker all week, but managed to get on Thursday evening. He could not have been happier.
The winner of the weekly drawing for the free trip at the end of the year is John Hartman. He will have a 1 in 19 chance of winning next year. Good Luck
We are looking forward to all the families coming back and starting a whole new adventure.