Friday Jan 24th – fished the deep hole at Lake of the isles – 25 feet deep. Very Very cold. Full sun and no wind until noon then it got nasty out. Caught a whole bunch of small pike. Pello, Rich and myself. No power at camp, called National Grid, Shelia came and got us straightend out. Pole 62 had a blown fuse. Craig, cook , Paul and travis showed up around 2pm, fire was out, babies. Donnie and Edwards showed up, massey did too.
Satuday Jan 25th – set up at the cliff – Don, Edwards and Jeff = tip ups in the water by 6:15 am. Used the headlights of the trucks to set up. Ice was 20 inches think, horrible weather. Sideways wind, 30 mph. Took about an hour and the flags started flying. Rich dropped his shanty off, didnt fish. Pello and massey showed up. Everyone else fished in front of camp, babies. Lots of 20 inch pike. Massay caught our entry at about 2:30 pm on his third move, 27.5 inches. Rushed it to the derby for entry. Very small turnout this year, same day as cranberry lakes derby. Top fish was 9 lbs. BUT GUESS WHO WON LUCK OF THE DRAW – JEFF BROEDEL on MASSESY FISH!!!!! As travis would say: A-BAY Derby winners, team effort!!!! lol
Went to skiffs, saw the band, travis almost lost $100. We went home and cook stole craigs bed.
Sunday – Jan 26th Travis CRV stuck at the launch – had to use the jeep and chains to get him out, snow was pretty deep and solid at the launch