But first, a stop in Minnesota to visit friends and family, get some work done on the 4 wheeler and pick up the canoe. We “mooch-docked” in the cul-de-sac in front of my brother Bob’s house again. It is a great place to spend a few days as there is no one else within ½ mile of his house.
Although, there never seems to be enough time to see everyone you
want to see or do everything you want to do, we gave it our best shot! We saw
lots of friends and was able to get together with a couple of my brothers and
sisters. We had dinner at two of our favorite places; ribs at The Thirsty Otter
in Balsam Lake and pizza at JJs’ outside of Milltown. On our way to JJ’s we
stopped at a bar Milltown (surprise surprise) in to see our favorite bartender
at Wise Guys. Julie has been a friend of ours for several years and we always
try to stop in and see her on our way through.
|Our mooch-docking site|
|Julie, a good friend and great bartender!|
We were also able to get together with the Anderson clan for a cookout, it is always great to see them. They were nice enough to store our canoe and a few other things for the past couple of months and we left them with their promise to visit us in Arizona this winter! We are going to hold you guys to it!
On our last day in the area my brother Bob and I got out fishing on Green Lake. It has been many a year since I have been out on this lake but thanks to Bob’s awesome guiding we were able to pick up quite a few bass and crappies!
|Beetle Spins were the lure of the day!|
|Bob reeled this one in all by himself!|
Later that day we picked up the 4 wheeler and headed north! Ah, it is great to be in Canada….the moment we went through the border crossing I felt a sense of joy just being here. Arriving, we got get up and started getting our fishing gear ready. Our friends, the Masers, were here again and we were anxious to get out fishing with them. We had some of the best fishing of our lives with them on a remote walk-in lake last year and we were anxious to see if they were there again this year. There are two boats on this lake and they had reserved one of them, with luck we could get the other one and we would be good to go! Good news, bad news, the other boat was available but someone had plugged up the motor so I would have to carry a new one in.
It is about ½ mile walk into the lake with ½ of that being in boggy terrain. I managed to get in with the motor without getting too wet but Barb on the other hand……well she hit a couple of holes and went in up to her thighs on more than one occasion!
|OMG, it's a swamp creature!|
The fishing was good, not as fast and furious as it was last year but we did catch quite a few fish. You know you are spoiled when you are complaining about not catching a fish every minute and are ONLY catching one every 5 minutes or so. At one point Barb landed a nice 19” walleye that was totally torn up from being attacked by a larger fish. I would LOVE to see the fish that can even try to take down a 19” walleye!
The past couple days have been cold, rainy and SNOWING!!!!! So we have just been hanging low getting things organized. We are here all summer, no need to go out and freeze our @sses off, warmer days are ahead!
|May 31st and snow, that is just wrong!|