Started Using Bigger Lures.
we go over to Chatterton Falls. We can hear it roaring from our island,
but it still takes about 20 minutes to row over there. Wow! There's a
lot of water going over those falls! No wonder the Russell River has
such speed. We spent the morning adventuring on foot up the cascade of
falls to the next lake. The rest of the afternoon we just putzed around
the lake and fished. On the way home, some guys found a ridge that ran
between a point and an island. The thing about this ridge was that
every time we trolled along it, someone caught a fish. I mean every
time. It was cool because we started using bigger and bigger lures. It
got to the point where we were using six and seven inch lures back and
forth across this ridge. Still, every time someone would get a hit. You
know when you've got a seven inch lure on, and something hits it,
you've got something exciting on your hands!
that night we bring a nice stringer of fish in to eat. This was going
to be a late night fish cook over the open flames of our campfire. So
about 11:00 we go out to the boats to get our stringer and filet the
fish, but there are no fish on the stringer! The stringer was there.
The clips were still closed. But not even a shred of fish! We're
talking six pound walleye and 4-5 lb. bass! We were very confused about
how this might have happened. We assumed it was an animal, but every
single fish! What a pig!
next morning we woke up, and sure enough, there was the thief. He was
an otter, diving for some fish he dropped about 5 meters off shore.
What a bandit!
thing I'm amazed at is that we don't get hungry! I mean, sure we're
hungry, but there's always tons of food. That's part of why meals are
so exciting—there's plenty. We're on dried food now, and as
usual I can't believe how good it is. This stuff is so good, we all
agree we're going to get some and start eating it at home.