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Windy City Walleye Hunter

2006 Cass Lake Vacation Report

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Heeeees Baaack!

It is the world famous Windy City Walleye Hunter reporting from the beautiful south side of Chicago. Sorry this is a week late but I had a snafu with my computer switching from dial up (ugh) to high speed broadband (sweet) and lost use of the ole puter for a few days. Our two week trip was a rousing success with everybody bringing home their limits of walleye and I have to say that I was really impressed with the quality of the fish we caught. I had only two or three throwbacks (12-13") in two weeks. It seemed like every Walter we caught went between 16 and 19 inches. My best was a 20 incher though my 19" weighed more, by far. A real fatty. Brain took out my self, my father in law, my step dad, my son and his girlfriend, my other son and his wife and my daughter and her boyfriend and everybody brought back some nice additions to the family freezer. Fishing was tough and you really had to put your time in on the water as the temps teetered near 100 the first week of our trip. Ciscos were floating belly up everywhere on the lake and the fish really had to be coaxed to bite.

Second week was better with temps dropping to normal. We loved our new cabin at Wishbone Resort, they have almost replaced their entire resort with fine new cabins. Some have A/C and all have ceiling fans everywhere, sun decks, screened porches and kitchen cooking islands. High class living to be sure.

Brian was, once again, the ultimate guide. Teaching the "newbies" while putting the veterans on the fish. Only one problem with my step dad who was fishing for the first time and with three lines out trolling crankbaits his lure managed to catch both the other lines. I think Brian had to cut off about 150 feet of Fireline (ouch). Sorry Brian, hope the tip will cover a new spool. My wife won about $150 at the casino in Cass Lake and I won about $300 playing Texas Hold Em at the Northern Lights in Walker. I would have to say this trip was a huge success and like my 5 year old grandaughter says, "This was the greatest day of my life". This was the 7th year for my 6 year old granddaugher who came up for the first time when she was only 5 months old. Cass Lake and Wishbone Resort is quickly becoming second nature to all 4 of my grand kids and next year will be our familys 20th Year Anniversary, we are already planning tee shirts. Like Tigger says, Ta Ta For Now!

Windy

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