photos courtesy of pello
February 17th – Got to camp around 2pm. Rich and Pello fishing at the West End. Kyle, Cook and JP arrive. We set up 20 tipups in front of camp and fished for a few hours. Caught about 6 or 7 small pike. Rich got a very heavy looking bass and Pello got a nice perch.
Headed to clayton in Kyle’s new truck, ate at Obrien’s. Got back to camp, Greg and Billy had arrived.
Welchys 4 wheeler couldn’t take Pellos, I blame the operator, Kyle. He doesn’t know how to use an override button. Funny Stuff!
February 18th – Derby Day- Plessis FD at Flat Rock. Rich got us up around 6; he was first on the ice. We set up on the west end near the 2 small islands. Sunshine and warm in the morning. Greg, Billy, Kyle and JP moved after about an hour and a half. Pello showed up around 11am. A snow front came in, couldn’t see ends of the lake. Flags were busy all day, I had 4 doubles I think. There was on minor lull after about 1pm but it didn’t last, we had flags all day.
I counted at least 15 pike, no bigger than 21 inches for myself and stopped keeping track. Rich and Cook caught a bunch of pike also. Several bass caught as well. Could see perch down every hole beating on the minnows. We ate like Madison County Kings. Cook had some awesome turkey soup, Rich had some awesome chicken, we ate Rosemary’s broccoli roll and had some beef roast, all smoked!! Field cut some perch and a bass (would have died anyway ) and put them on the smoker.
Went to weigh in at Flat Rock, what a joke. Riches shanty had more capacity and there were about 500 people packed in there. We left after 20 minutes. It was their first annual; hopefully they move the venue next year. Lost Greg, he was outside sleeping upright