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The "hermit"

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In the vicinity of Fire Island/Goodwill Island there is a point of land on the mainland shore with a curious 'shack' nestled just out of sight in the trees, and an old-timey aluminum boat pulled ashore nearby (sometimes two old-timey aluminum boats). Over the past several years I've very occassionally seen smoke from a campfire and maybe once or twice maybe heard a whisper quiet generator.

Seems like a very private person spends a lot of time there. Not to invade any privacy, but is there a tale to tell here?

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I have seen the "hermit" for years when my father and I come to vermilion.I dont know any thing about him, but that he is an older gentleman that will wave and say hi every time we go trolling buy. He will always tell you if and where the fish are bitting

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This is a very interesting post cuz' I know exactly where you are talking about. My wife and I talk of this guy often because she thinks if I had it my way that is exactly how I would live. I saw him drag an old,old, outboard down to one of the boats a couple years ago and pull on that thing for 30 minutes straight and then drag it back up after it wouldn't start. I love the mystique of the northwoods. Hans how has the fishing been for you this year?

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Hans how has the fishing been for you this year?


It's been pretty good. Rather than fish all my old "honey holes" I've been trying to develop new places, so my catch is probably down from traditional average, but I've been finding a respectable amount of fish in "new" spots. About half have been up in the slot.

My impression is that the west end fish seem skinny (smaller girth) compared to what I'm used to seeing in the past. Anyone else notice that, especially in the 19-25" fish???

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