We Survived Opening Week

We made it through our 6th opener!  The weather was pretty rough…lots of wind, rain, COLD.  Today, however, is very nice.  We had 16 guests participate in our Conservation Awards Program.  Their photos will be posted on our website:  www.tallpinescamp.com  (click the “fishing” button).  There were some very nice fish caught and released.

This week’s group all arrived safely.  I’ve heard mixed reports about the fishing.  Some guys got right on ’em; others are still looking…of course it’s only been one day.  Some of our guests who struggled last week with the soft bite went to using a slip bobber and had much better luck. 

Our minnow order was delivered by plane.  They usually drive a truck.


I asked the guy if he’d be interested in doing any one-day fly-outs.  He laughed and asked if I’d ever looking inside one of these planes.  (I was reminded of the movie Airplane! when the pilot asks the kid if he’s ever seen a cockpit.)  I hadn’t been in one of these tiny planes, so my curiosity got the best of me.  Guess there’s really not room for passengers…other than minnows. 


My brother, sister-in-law and niece are visiting.  We went “moose hunting” last night.  There was a huge bull standing in the ditch just as darkness came.  My sister-in-law has an awesome camera and takes tons of photos all the time.  Something wasn’t cooperating on her camera and she was trying to get it right.  The moose was drawn to the flash and actually came toward my vehicle out of curiosity.  These photos would have been incredible…if only the camera and/or its operator would have functioned properly!  That moose was RIGHT THERE for a long, long time.  Finally, he dropped back into the bush and waited for us to leave.

2 Responses to “We Survived Opening Week”

  1. Rachel in Illinois Says:

    Do you have any idea how incredibly jealous I was when I read about the “moose hunting”?

  2. johnboy Says:

    Rachel Little-Fish forget the mooooooooose

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