Thursday, August 31, 2017

Saying Goodbye to Pasha


Departure Day!
10 weeks, hundreds of fish and unforgettable memories…. It was with mixed emotions we pulled out of Pasha Lake Cabins and headed south back to The States and eventually South Dakota. We were planning on staying a few weeks longer but hitch itch got the wheels rolling early Sunday morning.

This area is one of our favorite hang outs for the year and we are going to miss it. Most of all we are going to miss Chad, Michelle and Wanda whom we spent countless hours hanging out, walking or spinning tales. We also reconnected and met with other friends while on their annual fishing/hunting trips; Bob, Chad L, Nate E, Kim….for some this is the only time we will see them for the year while others we hope to catch up with again while on the road this fall in winter.

But before we left we had more visitors! My sister Carol, her son-in-law Steve and her grandson Aiden were able to spend an event filled week with us before we left. We had not seen Carol in over a year and it had been several years since we had seen Steve and Aiden.
Carol, Barb and Daisy hanging out one rainy morning
Aiden is now 15 and full of excitement and questions during his first visit to Canada. With bear season in full swing, much of my time was consumed with checking stand sites and recovering bears. All three were able to join me on at least one of these adventures as well as several fishing excursions.
Aiden pulling the boat through a channel to a remote lake

Steve and Aiden getting ready to do some fishing!
Speaking of bears, by the time we left 14 bear hunters had arrived in camp harvesting 14 bears, a perfect 100% the first 10 days of the season! It does not get much better than that.


I was able to create one more fishing video before we left. Barb did not want me to publish this film. She pleaded, she begged, even threatened me! But it is my responsibility as the ethical journalist I am to publish the truth, so without further ado......

This one represents how our fishing trips truly go, none of this edited video to make Barb look good and me look bad, just true to life fishing as it usually goes every trip. Because of my honesty, life for me around here is going to be miserable for a few days.......Your thoughts and sympathy would be appreciated!

26 comments:

  1. You are a brave man Jim. I could feel that cold icy look all the way in Barnesville.

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    1. If that's the case get as far away from Barnesville as you can!

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  2. Way too funny you guys! Glad you had such a great summer. Safe travels.

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    1. We did have a great summer, hope to see you sometime this winter!

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  3. Nice video. I fish Canada every year in June. One tool in my tackle bag that has been nice for protecting my hands when landing fish is a lock-jaw fish gripper. It keeps my fingers and hands away from toothy fish and hooks, and lands and releases without hurting the fish.

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    1. I have one of those for musky fishing but did not use it this summer. I will have to get it out for our next outing!

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  4. OMG, what an awesome fishing spot...for one of you! LOL! But I know Barb can usually hold her own anywhere, crazy how different sides of the boat can make all the difference(or fishing skill, whatever ;). Hoping to fish with you up north someday! Safe Travels, and hope to see y'all soon!

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    1. It is all about the skill of the fisherman (or the video editor). We would love to show you some of the lakes in that area someday!

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  5. Barb had to let you have a good day....for the sake of your ego!! I'm sure she probably wasn't even using any bait or anything.

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    1. Oh, she was trying her hardest but she just could not do it!

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  6. Nobody knows getting skunked better than my Dad. It may not have been Barb's best day, but she certainly has a good track record. Here's to you sharing many more fishing years together.

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    1. Now that is funny! I seem to recall you ended up doing pretty well in Alaska last year.....

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  7. Poor Barb! I was hoping that when you were reaching for one of those fish, she would give you a little push:)

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    1. Haha! I watched that whole video listening to you brag waiting for that push. Barb is way too kind:) Safe travels!

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  8. HA HA! We fishing gals know better! Did you see that video I shared with you on facebook yesterday? Better watch out! Sounds like a great summer!

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    1. Ya, I did see that video. Neither of us have had an incident like that yet, but there is still time!

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  9. Barb, did you check to see if he had a bag of fish guts hanging off the stern? 😉

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  10. Hilarious! Sometimes the gals have to let you ein'

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  11. Awesome video! I have never visited Canada before, looks absolutely stunning!
    Henry

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    1. Thanks, we really enjoy that area and you are right it is absolutely beautiful!

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  12. Unfortunately all good things must eventually come to an end. Looking forward to next summer fishing with you guys! We'll have to revisit your post to view the video when we have sufficient Internet. Enjoy your time on the homestead and safe travels!

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    1. We were just talking about that the other day....cannot wait to hit the water with you!

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  13. 27" Walleye!!! Nice. One of my favorite fish, but good you threw it back.... or that it flopped itself back so you can catch it again at 30". Loved the video.
    - brother Dave

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    1. My personal best is 29" but of course Barb's is a 31"'er!

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