Tough Times for Anglers

Hi there and Happy 4th of July–almost.

We are enjoying another quiet week at TPC.  We have some independent guests who are enjoying the fabulous weather and, yes, the SUNSHINE!  Temps are close to 80 for most of this week.  Water temp this morning was 70ish; it didn’t take long to warm up the water once the sun appeared.

The big problem for anglers, however, is a fairly large mayfly hatch:(  Gruper and I went out this morning for a bit and were amazed at the amount of ‘flies en route to and on North Bay.  We boated 0 fish:(  There was not a whisper of a breeze so I was thrilled with the reflections!  STUNNING rock, tree and cloud reflections.  I sure wish I could have taken some photos for you all, but I left my camera out during a storm Saturday night and believe I killed her.  Luckily the photos on the card were fine (’cause I’ve killed cards before as well) but I doubt the camera can be revived.  She is in a bag o’ rice right now and I’ll take her to a proper fixing place just in case.  (And you all wonder why I don’t have a smart phone…)

I finally added Wayne A’s two smallies to the Big Fish page.  Here he is with a nice northern, too:

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Dave released a HOG of a 25.5″ walleye mid-week (picture please).  Dave and JJ were able to have several walleye dinners during the week as well.  The mayflies had just begun and we were hoping for a small hatch…no such luck apparently.

Tim and his family were first timers.  They had a ball and were able to find a variety of fish.  Ron S’s group are mainly catch and release guys (yea!!!).  They kept entertained with northerns for the majority of their time.

Vicky had great luck with bass….oh, yeah, that was in Illinois;)

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She simply rocks!

OK….while things have been quieter Gruper and Mark have been busy guys!  The Eagle’s Nest and Cabin 7 each received a new lakeside door.  The Eagle’s Nest really needed some cross ventilation and now it has it!  Cabin 5 received a new hot water heater and, while the guys were digging around in there anyway, they decided to replace the bathroom floor:

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I was busy planting flowers (yes, this late) so Gruper fixed me up a new planter:

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Before I killed my camera I took a few more pictures of Camp’s beauty (it’s amazing how beautiful it is when you have time to look):

That rose returned from last year!  Gruper has been sprinkling lupine seeds for me again…check out the lakefront hillside:

I couldn’t very well leave out the beautiful Ms. Freya;)

My last photo taken with my rained-on camera:  this mink running in front of Cabin 3 Friday morning:

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I can’t help but wonder how many of those little things it takes to make a coat.

OK…let’s do another foto fest!  Mary and Brad visited several weeks ago with their friends Wes and Nancy.  I grabbed some of Mary’s pics for this entry.  I liked this picture along the way to here:

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Kind of says it all, dontcha’ think?  She and Wes did some time at the falls:

Check out this hole in the sky!

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I love a heron in a tree:

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Goofy things!  Speaking of goofy things, look who else was on the lake:

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Yup…AG and KB!  They were fantastic helpers and neighbors for this group’s first visit (we knew they would be):

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Most of our ducks were just showing off this year’s babies:

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Not that Brad would notice…

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Good thing Wes and Nancy were along to keep him awake!

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Brad did stay alert enough to catch some fish:

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Mary’s northern was somewhat larger

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and everyone enjoyed perchin’!!

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Mary caught a couple of beautiful sunsets during their stay:

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I LOVED this whispy one:

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Speaking of sunsets, remember this one from My Guys?

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Well, I decided to use it as an idea for painting class last week.  I had a TV table from a cabin.  It had a funky red stain that wouldn’t come out, so I decided to paint it:)

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Until next time:)

One Response to “Tough Times for Anglers”

  1. Bob and Joyce Says:

    Thanks for the posts. We enjoy keeping up! I also remember a terrible Mayfly hatch about 8 years or so ago and you could not buy a fishy for a while. We all know it happens but don’t want it to happen while we are there. HA! Take care guys!!!!

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