Day 16, January 03, 2009

Man oh man was it nice having help yesterday. We hit the lake at 8am as the sun was coming up. Our first plan of attack was to plow out the people I had set up before the big blow on Thursday and prep a new area for at least 3 houses. What a beautiful morning we were rewarded with. As the Greek cut us a new trail he marveled at the beauty of the pristine day. The snow we stirred up created an awesome rainbow and the Greek loved life driving the Red Baron.
With a plan in our head I grabbed Utah while the Greek prepped our new fishy area. Once we finished Utah we went to retrieve Montana and check on the guys in California and Wayne in Old Minnesota. While we were prepping Montana Wayne caught another crappie. Darn the luck, as I was ready to vacate that area. After finishing Montana I decided I would just put Minnesota on a new spot as Kellie and I were going to fish with Wayne and Kellie loves having a chance at a crappie and can care less about a bottom feeding walleye.
As We met Andy and his crew of 6 and Pete and his crew of 4 I escorted them to there houses as the Greek went to the end of the road to plow a spot for Chuck and his buddies and there hard houses. I then met the Greek and we cut a new trail to New York.
I told Pete and his crew I would move the house today if the action did not pick up. We may of paid for that glorious day yesterday as they are predicting some more nasty weather today.
While we were prepping Montana for the move and the Greek wanted to bust through the snow bank to the north to get into some favorite area’s but I told him that may be a bad idea as it looks as though it has sank.
I sent a couple of groups out of Hillmens and one group caught 2 crappies while the others caught at least 3. Just like last year there were quite a few smaller walleye 10 inches living with the crappies. It is very frustrating not being able to fish out there.

Day 12, December 29, 2008

I have been on the lake 12 days in a row now. Old Minnesota, California, Florida and Montana were all moved Friday and Saturday. I kept Utah on the same spot just to see if the fishing would die out there or still be good as the house had only been fished on the 19 and 20th and they did rather well.
Chris, Gordy and Phil rolled in Friday afternoon and fished at the end of Agassiz road. They did not have much luck there even though the grandkids and Phil we 20 yards away fishing in New York catching a couple of fish.
John Weston fished by Utah with his dad Jim and his son. They had on and off action both days and went home with there 9 fish plus ate a couple. Chris and his crew moved over behind Utah and headed home with there 15 as there were five of them. Lee and Sherry were up just for Saturday and fished Utah. They did not do to well as they just could not hook them. Lee said they marked a lot of fish but they were lookers?
Jerald and his crew are here for 3 nights and I told them we will move Utah today if they did not do well last night.
Pat, Ryan and Steve are in Old Minnesota they also showed up Saturday afternoon .When I checked with them Sunday morning they had caught 20 walleyes and two yes two bonus crappies Sunday morning.
With all the houses occupied last night when I made the rounds it was a little slow? It seems to be a fishy area so not sure what happened. I guess that’s fishing. Johnny boy, Big Tony and Joel fished New York at the end of the road and got 6 keepers late Saturday afternoon. Joel said it shut down at dark. Big Tony wants to come up and help me out this winter. He’s a big guy and would be a lot of help.
California had a furnace problem and we had to put on a new regulator and thermostat in it. Blue Thunder has been acting up in the transfer case. I will have to do some research on that. It felt good moving the houses Friday and Saturday. It went fairly well but there may have been a cuss word here or there as it is still hard work.