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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Minnesota Vacation Fishing

We went with Robin and Toby to the Mississippi River up by Grand Rapids, MN to go fishing.

 There was a nice little dock and the river was beautiful.  We cast several times.
 But the fish weren't really biting that day.  Kyle taught me how to tie on my own lures that day.
I wasn't very good at, being a novice and all.  I cast one of his more expensive lures and it flew right off my pole.  Thank goodness Kyle is a patient man and it didn't even make him angry.  We just went to the store and bought a few more lures for the next day.

 After giving up on the illusisive fish, we cooked our brats on Kyles new stove.  This little stove is amazing.

Toby was the only one who caught a fish that day.  He ended up giving his fish to a couple other anglers sitting on the dock later that day.

The next day we went fishing with Kory and his children on Stoney Lake in Hackensack, MN.

 Captain Kory took us all over the lake.  We met him at his house at 7:30 in the morning and we were on the lake before 8 am.  It was beautiful. 
 I caught the first fish.  There is nothing like tugging a line and reeling in a catch.  It is a lot of fun.
 Kyle is my hero and never makes me touch the fish.  Phew, because I don't mind reeling them in, but taking them off the hook is a whole other level of yuck!
 Everybody got to catch at least one fish, but some of us caught several.

 Kyle caught the biggest fish, too bad the photographer missed part of it in her shot!
So you remember the picture of me without my glasses....I put my glasses on top of my hat to put on sunscreen, as the day began to get hotter.  Dang fair complexion I tend to burn easy.  So, I bent over to put the sunscreen back in the bag and the glasses slid off my hat.  Had I let them hit the boat floor it would have been no big deal, but reflexes got the best of me and I tried to catch them.  With my quick hands I had them in my hand, but the speedy catch and the dang laws of newton made those glasses react in an equal and opposite reaction.  As soon as those glasses hit my hand they bounced right out again.  They bounced right over the edge of the boat.
Then they sank to the bottom of the lake.  Gone!  The lake has a clearer view, but the rest of my trip was a little blurry.


  1. Come on..you could have just jumped in and got them! Just kidding...sorry you lost them and I know I'd be blind without my reading glasses! Looks like a fun time on the water and good thing you atleast got part of that fish in pic or it would be chalked up to another whopper of a fish tale!

  2. Now there's a little fish swimming around and reading much better. Just like Mr. Limpet. Your loss is his gain. :)