Posted by: Arvid | February 28, 2009

Second annual day on the Lake

The Bosch winter test season is done and it was time for a day on the Lake before the last of the personnel leaves. Tom made arrangements with Randall’s Resort for a six person shanty off Knight Island. The group was basically the same as last year with my son, Jonathan, being the new comer.  We met at the Bosch site  and were on our way to Randall’s before 7:00 a.m. It was going to be a sunny and cold day; my pickup showed twenty three degrees below zero as we transfered our tackle and provisions for the day to the track van that was to transport us across the lake. We had a full van; the six of us and two other guests plus the two Randall’s employees. We arrived to a warm shanty with the holes already drilled open and were fishing around 9:00 a.m. Fishing was slow to start and we were beginning to wonder if we had picked the wrong day, but then we began to pick up a fish or two. We even caught two really nice walleyes; George a 28″  and Tom a 29″ that were both released. We didn’t get our limit to  keep, but did end up with about 30 walleye and sauger. We released numerous small ones; most were from a year class of sauger that is about three years old. That is going to keep winter fisherman happy for the next few years. As we left for home about 4:30 there was an otter sliding across the snow covered ice out looking for a meal. It was another good day on the lake.

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George with his 28 inch walleye

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Tom with his 29″ walleye

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Jon with one of the strong year class sauger

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The group; Arvid, Jonathan, George, Mick, Tom & Gary


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