Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fishing 2013

Here are some pictures from my fishing trip to Hayward Wisconsin last week. It has become a yearly trip I go on with my best friend and his brother. Spring came late this year in Northern Wisconsin,so we weren't sure what we were in for, but we knew we would have fun regardless. We arrived at 5:30 pm on Wednesday to 50 degrees and pouring rain. We fished anyway and it was miserable, but we had fun :-). We caught a few fish Wednesday night. Thursday was also cold and wet and our boat caught four fish all day (one for me). The fish just weren't interested in eating. Friday, the weather was getting nicer, but the fish were still lethargic. I caught one fish Friday. No problem though, we had plenty of beer, beef jerky, chili cheese chips, trail mix, and slim Jim's. Glad my cholesterol test was two weeks ago :-). Saturday was another beautiful day and the fishing picked up. I caught 22 fish Saturday and our boat caught 42 sealing our third straight fishing tournament win :-).

Didn't take pictures the first two days due to rain. Friday was like this.

Borrowed my friend's late father's (Putie) fishing hat since I forgot mine.

The air just smells clean up there.

No service. Perfect!

This was the first decent fish I caught and my friend had his finger over part of the lense. It means I can make up the size of the fish later, right? Got a good laugh about that one.

Beautiful day


My friend bought us matching hideous shirts which we saved for the last day of fishing. We all got quite a chuckle out of it :-).

Kurt with a nice bass.

I had to take a pic with my finger in the way :-).


Almost covered my face :-)

Surgery on a northern pike that swallowed a lure.

Me in "the shirt" :-)

Until next year...



Jill said...

Misery = fun? Almost sounds like an endurance trail race or something! :)

Since we have no evidence of any fish length, we have to go with the assumption you didn't catch squat. Just sayin' those things need to be documented! :)

Glad you had a great vacation. Reminds me a lot of when I was a kid and we'd go fishing (gasp) in Wisconsin (mostly, I worked on my ows-ing :)).

Kathy said...

The last day sounds epic!!!

But I think those fish are only as big as a thumb ... just saying!

TriMOEngr said...

Back on my reading roll again. Glad I was able to catch all these pretty pictures. Made me a little misty eyed. So many memories of my dad and his fishing adventures. Haven't gone since I lost him. Glad you had a great time even with the less than perfect weather start.

Raina said...

Nice work on winning the tournament!! My son loves fish and wanted to know where Wisconsin is :) .
Must have been catch and release?

Glad you were better enough to fish!

Kate Geisen said...

I LOVE Wisconsin, but to me fishing is pretty much a nice way to spend the day reading next to my husband. :) Looks like another great trip, weather or not. Those are such good times and such wonderful memories.

KovasP said...

I've never been big on fishing, but a day on the water in good weather is a great day!

Patrick said...

I caught a fish once.

ajh said...

LIke the hideous shirts - great idea. Looks like you had a lot of fun in spite of the weather. DId you really win a tournament or just between you guys? I'm on a weekend trip with a friend I get together with every year too.

The Green Girl said...

Ah, we were both in Wisconsin last week. The weather was amazing - I was so grateful.

Anne B said...

Looks like an amazing fishing trip! It's good to get off the grid now and then.
I find it ironic that you would call that shirt hideous when you think about some of the god-awful race shirts we end up with!

Teamarcia said...

Still looks like a good time despite our ridiculous cold weather. Holy thumbs Batman!