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FOUND ON ICE - Manna From Heavens

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FOUND the morning of 12/19 on bomber trail adjacent Adrians Road: Thirteen cold bottles of beer (Grain Belt Premium and Mich Golden) laying on the groomed trail. These boys were lost and lonely but in excellent condition. Chilled to perfection. I approached with caution and advised that I would take care of them! We were quick to gather the beverage brothers up and welcomed them into our open arms.

Being the good sportsmen we are, we did what you always do when one is lost; sit and wait someone will come to save you. After the first half hour without anyone returning for their lost soliders our patience thinned. We cracked a bottle just to make sure everything was OK, it just doesn't get any better cold beer on the ice! I then thought maybe these beers were gifts from the Ice Fishing Gods; like manna from the heavens; or should we say beers from the northern lights! With gifts in tow we proceeded to the ice house for a great day of fishing. We managed to ice the beers and a limit of walleyes and saugers, releasing one 27" eye.

PS: I have since returned the emptied orphans to the warm and comforts of the local recyling center.

Give thanks and praise to the Ice Gods!!!!!!

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Lureman, with a doubt you did the right thing. Those poor glorious bottles of Golden Nectar could have gone through the ultimate torture before certain disaster. I applaud your decision to rescue them. And yes the fish gods were smiling down on you forsure. Good story..... Fish..

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BOTTLES!!! Thank the lord also that he led you through the right path IN TIME before the little morels met their demise of the frozen devil! grin.gif

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Ill be damned if I didnt think that was you Jiggle, then you replied confused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gif Lureman you are a scholar and an advocate for all lost and stray full bottles of nector and your also Jiggles twin of telling a story, ATTA BOY!!!

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    • Hookmaster
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