Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hail in the northwoods.

This hail storm hit south of Ashland about 20 miles. Thanks T for emailing me the photo.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mosquitos be gone... Bug free camping.

We just received this screenroom via UPS. We have been waiting for 6 weeks (back order).

We just set it up to test out our vision of enclosing the camper under the screen room. Our hopes have been confirmed. There is plenty of room for the camper with room left for chairs and a small table for cooking and having meals.

We love camping but each year the mosquitos and Yellowjacket (and here) numbers seem to increase making it more and more difficult to enjoy the outdoor experience.

So let the mosquito/yellowjacket free camping begin.

Turkey Vultures watching over their carrion.

These birds were feeding on a carrion at the intersection of Wisco and Old Grade.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bayfield County WI fishing.

Somedays of fishing are just better than others. Today was great fishing out of my new boat. Caught 12 largemouth bass. Put 9 or 10 on the stringer so I could get some pictures (for Skip). All the fish were quickly returned to the lake. The largest was 19". All of the fish on the stringer were over 15".

I hooked at least one that wasn't quite ready to pose for a photo. When I set the hook I thought I might have a great photo-op ahead.  As soon as the fish saw the boat (the nice new boat) it turned tail, fins, gills and all and never slowed down. It straighten my snap swivel on the way out and returned itself to the lake.

Great evening of fishing.

It doesn't get much better than this.

Loaded and ready to go.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bass fishing from the pontoon boat.

Fun day caught 8 largemouth. Three over 16". One just under 18". The remaining 5 were 12-15".  All eight fish were released.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bay Day Weekend. Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and Bambie made appearances.

A Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn  moment along the Chequamegon Bay shoreline.

Four local boys, a tall tree,  a rope swing, a hot summer day and the cool waters of Lake Superior's Chequamegon Bay.

Staying with the literary references...... 
A Bambie moment on the Chequamegon Bay shoreline.

No Hunters!

Monday, July 12, 2010

New "boat". A great fishing platform for small water fishing.

Finally the right "boat" for small water fishing. Comfortable, plenty of storage space, anchor system, stripping basket, light and transportable.  Thanks J.M. for making it happen. Thanks to T.I. for the photo.

 A little camping and a quick fly tying lesson. Whip finishing. Thanks E & T. for some fun camping.

Find the boat here.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

July 4th 2010 parade highlights. Fire Run and Fireworks

Ashland's newest city bus.

July 4th parade favorite of the kids.

Waiting for the Fire Run

Sunset on Chequamegon Bay

July 4th 2010 "Fire Run"

Let the fireworks begin!

July 4th 2010 Fireworks.