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With a car full of gear, and a head full of good intentions, I tried to head up to the lake Saturday. I didn't make more than a few miles when the fan belt broke. I managed to limp back home to get the car, and attempt to locate a replacement, which on a holiday weekend was no small task. I did find one, but by the time I was back up and running, it was time for us to head to our family cookout, so the fishing would have to wait until Sunday afternoon. In the morning, I participated in the local parade, and was excited about heading up as soon as possible afterwards. As you know, mother nature was not cooperating, and we decided to hold off until Monday, for some hopefully better weather. After spending the night at a friend's place on the way to the lake, we woke up Monday am to a nice round of thunder and lightning, but it was headed south. At this point, I had made up my mind that we were going to fish rain, sleet, or snow. Naturally, as I was walking over to call Fisky, to tell him we were on the way, the phone rings. I knew as soon as my buddy told me it was for me, that fishing would have to wait for another day, and I was right. The kids are going to be dropped off early from there weekend at Maple Lake, and we had to be home by ten. Oh joy. Sorry Fisky, the stars were way out of alignment or something, but the summer's far from over--we'll get out there soon. Hope everone else had a better time getting on the water than I did. <P>------------------<BR>Fish on gotta go--JON

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I was never even in the game this weekend.<BR>I had to work Saturday and Monday. I did<BR>save some fan belt money by staying home.<P>My Dad and a couple of Brothers and family<BR>were fishing out around South Point and<BR>did pretty well between rain showers.<P>Maybe this weekend the weather will settle<BR>down........maybe....<P><P>------------------<BR>Curt Quesnell<BR>NorthCountry Outdoors Radio

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