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Got an invite from a friend a few months ago for some mid October Eagle Lake fishing .
Kind of hard to say no to that :smile:...

We were up from October 15th to the 23rd and this time my #2 Son came along to experience the Northwoods with us. The weather was cooperative but chilly. We were only blown off the water one day.

We had a good approach going this trip. Around 3:30-4:00 am every morning my buddy would be out the door deer hunting. He would arrive back at the cabin around 8:00 or 9:00am and then we would eat breakfast and spend the rest of the day on the water. Afterwards a hot shower, a glass of sippin' whiskey and the Cubs on T.V. :)2

The walleye fishing this trip was the best I've experienced on Eagle for both numbers and size. {Though we did not catch any walleye over the protected slot}.

All fish were caught on #7 jointed Shad Raps and drifting crawler harnesses. My friends Dad met us up there for a few days and he did well on pike throwing large Salmo Chubby Darters.

I didn't take many fish pictures because no giant fish were caught and everybody knows what a walleye looks like. Though we did have a mid to upper 40's musky boatside thrashing around for a few exciting seconds. The ensuing debacle deserves a thread of it's own...:(:(:(.



Our daily ride.




Here is my Son with a decent slot fish caught off a mid lake hump.




We only kept a few fish every day {well below our limits}




My friends very kind and generous Dad had the cabin provisioned with plenty of good food. Including some wonderful bone-in rib eyes !






Almost done...




Here is my Son Henry getting a lesson in rifle and shotgun safety from my friend Neil.




Target practice.




Ejecting shells.





Finally, I don't know if people are aware, but Bobby's has been sold {divorce} and is now owned by a surgeon out of Winnipeg? and his investment group.

Also, Buster's BBQ burnt to the ground about a week or so ago :(.


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Looks like a good time Fonzie. Is that your Lund? Hows the boat treating you so far?
 

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Looks like a good time Fonzie. Is that your Lund? Hows the boat treating you so far?
Nope, that is Neil's Dad's boat. It has a 300 Merc on the back. Mine has a 50...:lol:
Anyways, I do love my boat and thankfully have had zero issues with it. The only thing I've done is to add a 80 lb MK Terrova on the front.


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Nope, that is Neil's Dad's boat. It has a 300 Merc on the back. Mine has a 50...:lol:
Anyways, I do love my boat and thankfully have had zero issues with it. The only thing I've done is to add a 80 lb MK Terrova on the front.


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I just picked up another Lund last week. A 1970 14 footer

 

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Nice! Reminds of the Lund my grandpa had when I was a kid, brings back a lot of memories. Cool old willys pickup in the background, is that yours?
It belongs to the neighbor across the street. He still drives it around
 
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