Thursday I was on the road early in search of a good spot to spend the night on the lake. My way of getting away from the hum drum of regular daily life. Just a time to get out in the sounds of nature sitting in a small protected cove.
Welcome to a shorty blog today as a new Chinese Restaurant is calling my name. I was there a few weeks ago and the Ginger Beef is to die for... I would share if I could of course. I will be certain to enjoy it for everyone.
On a personal note little Quigley is a little under the weather. Drinking lots of water and barely eating so looks like a visit to the vet is coming up. It is a long weekend here in Canada so I will get her checked first thing Tues morning. She is her chipper self though so that is a good sign.
Fishing Was Great
I got an a new boo-boo compliments of my anchor. I had no idea it could bite but it does. Never came with a warning but a lesson well learned.
I was fishing deep this time which is unusual for this lake. It has several species of fish, northern pike, walleye, burbot and some perch. I was after northern pike and they were hovering in the 25-25 foot range. I was using a down-rigger and it was very effective. I managed to land 22 in the few hours I was fishing. The water temperature is unseasonably warm at 53 degrees for this time of year.
I did not bother with the sails this time around and just my small motor. I have a built in charger system for keeping the battery up at all times plus a build in convertor so I have 110volts at hand. I left the lake around 4 on Friday afternoon just as the weekend warriors began to arrive. One of the beauties of being retired is the fact I can have the lakes virtually to myself during the week.
Friday morning I can attest the water was fine. I can sit and laugh about it now, well laugh at myself anyway. I Was fishing the shallow weed beds at the far end of the lake. I got caught up in my fishing net and lost my balance and overboard I went. Just glad I was anchored and wearing my life jacket. After a bit of flailing around the initial shock wore off when I found I was standing in about 4 feet of water. The reentry into the cockpit was certainly more graceful than the exit. Glad a had a change of clothes with me. Ever notice when you fall just how fast you can stand looking around immediately to see if anyone was watching. Needless to say they would have had something to talk about.
Ok so now that you have all had a good laugh I am heading out for that meal. Have no fear I am laughing with you... of of course I never lost my fishing rod just a little pride but that is life...
Hugs as always (The Wet Head) It was all worth it in the end.
© Rolly A. Chabot
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