Looking back on our drive to
After a dinner cooked on the houseboat grill consisting of brats, corn on the cob ‘n fried potatos we settled into an evening routine of hot tubbing from the top of the houseboat under a cloudless star-filled sky. I’ve not realized there could even be so many stars until that time – absolutely amazing! The evening silence was only broken by the cry of a distant loon. Sleep came easily to four tired and relaxed houseboaters.
The morning dawn woke me before the rest but an American Merganser was first searching for food with newly hatched young in a neat line following behind.
Fishing overall might have been better if I had done my job. Don’t get me wrong either because Bob had planned 3 meals of fish and we accomplished that and more. Wonderful meals over an open fire in a cast iron pan giving new meaning to fresh fish. But I was guilty of fishing the calendar rather than the conditions. Huh you say? Well the end of June in my past experiences have fish embracing summer patterns but on Rainy Lake Billy Dougherty had written in his fishing report the day we left that Smallies were just moving up on beds to spawn. I totally missed that and it would have made a difference if I had figured that out earlier but oh well – it’s fishing!
Now, back in the Twin Cities our Rainy Lake Houseboats www.rainylakehouseboats.com trip is a wonderful memory! The big question you might be asking is “Would I do it again?” Answer, “In a hot
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