Fishing trip with bushcrafty lunch on a desert island.

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  1. Primordial

    Primordial MOA #40 Supporter

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    @Beard-O invited me to go on a fishing trip on a local flowage we like to hit. I was happy to oblige so off we went on a fine Sunday morning.

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    This flowage is dotted with tons of island, both big and small.

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    The way the rocky islands and land here looks, kind of reminds of lakes in Canada and the Boundary Waters.

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!.........

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    We started to fish some bays that Beard-O like to assault and after a little while I hooked into this little smallie...

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    It was out of the slot and was keeping size so I tossed it into the live well. My wife likes bass so I figured I better keep at least one for her.

    The fishing was slow and we just had a few hits but no more hook ups. It was lunch time so we headed off to a spot Beard-O had in mind. As we were enroute, I spotted this on the shore of one the larger islands...

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    This warranted a further investigation.

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    Oh yeah! Lunch spot found!

    Someone built this cool shelter out some driftwood on this nice little sandy stretch of shoreline. All a person would need is a 10' x 10' tarp and some cordage to secure it on top of the roof for a nice place to make a camp.

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    Beard-O gathered up some firewood and I made a small tinder nest out of dried grass and some strips of dried cedar bark that Beard-O found.

    Continued...
     
  2. Primordial

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    About 8 scrapes of the ferro rod later we had some flame.

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    The surrounding view...

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    As we waited for the fire to burn down to a coal bed, it was time for some refreshments.

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    Sometimes, survival is rough.

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    I foraged around for some horseduvers and found this...

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    Done!

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    Beard-O dragged his beard around in the shallows and managed to catch this in his man mane seine net.

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    Continued...
     
  3. Primordial

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    Now it was time to get the main course cooking. I rigged up and handy adjustable cooking apparatus with this hand held grilling basket and a couple of sticks...

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    By rocking the longer stick to the rear I can raise the basket, by pushing it forward I can lower it closer to the coals. The forked stick in front pivots and supports the whole thing.

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    Flipped for side 2!

    Time to survive some more.

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    Ready..

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    Nom nom nom nom...

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    After a nice leisurely lunch, we cleaned up our mess and headed back out in search of fish.

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    We went around some more islands.

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    Continued...
     
  4. Primordial

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    We fished some more bays and shore line structure.

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    And I caught another little smallie that followed up my lure to the boat. I kept the lure in the water and made a few sweeps and it came back and hit it for a hookup. I let it go.

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    We fished hard but the fish just weren't biting.

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    Near the end of the day I caught this little hammer handle of a pike.

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    I tossed that snake back too.

    Even though the fish didn't cooperate it was a fantastic day to be out. I really enjoyed spending the time with my good friend in fantastic place to see and explore. I'm certainly lucky to such a great friend and have access to this place just minutes from where I live.

    Thanks for tagging along!


    Oh yeah, and speaking of tagging along, I found this sucker on my foot after I got home and took my water sandals off!

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    And underneath that blood filled bugger was a baby one!

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    Thanks for looking at my ugly, stinky feet!
     
  5. J. Pierce

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    Lol.....
    Looks like a damn fun day!

    I've never been there with a boat, but it looks familiar.
    Does the name of that body of water rhyme with "bile bowledge"?
     
  6. Jonah L. Archer

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    :26:Uhhhh.... great outing?!?

    At least up until the bloodsucker part anyway! :18:
     
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    Ha ha ha...Indeed it does!
     
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    Great day on the water!
     
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    Great report from a great day!
    Those foraged sausages looked delicious!
     
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    Great looking trip!
     
  11. Jim L.

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    Thanks for the bring along Brother. I'm now wearing a stupid grin. ;)
     
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    I didn't know the Leather PST II came with a serrated blade. ;)
     
  13. Primordial

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    It does have a serrated blade, and the file is diamond coated on one side, and in place of the awl it has scissors! It was a better design than the PST and I wish they still made it so I don't have to worry about loosing this one lol.
     
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    Yes, isn't that odd when a product is so good, that you fret about it's time in your life coming to an end?
     
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    Awesome, that is what I call living the dream. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    That looks like a good day was had except for the leech. But at least they don't carry lymes disease.
     
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    Wow, what a great time on the water! Thanks for sharing in your adventure!
     
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    Yeah, we are lucky. Being this far north we are at the southern limits of the Greater Northern Salamini tree range. Usually we wait a bit longer into late summer and even early fall before harvesting as the sausage is a bit bigger then, but we found that one on the island and couldn't pass up the opportunity.
     
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    get a day like that every now n than and you are living well!
     
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    Simple math: fishing + sausage + beach + honey weiss = living large.
     
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    Nice trip, i hope you get back there soon.
     
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    Nice trip guys. :) I see my frame is still standing. ;)
     
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    Hey blood suckers need survival too. Great trip boys!!
     
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    Nice trip! Everything but the blood suckers that is, I can't even look at them in the live bait cooler without cringing. Everything else though was awesome!
     
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    What a great day.
     
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    Whoa! You guys barely made it out alive... ;)
    But seriously a good outing. That shelter is just begging for a return trip.
     
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    Ha ha ha...that's the same thing I was thinking as I pulled it off.

    Truth!

    Not a nail or piece of cordage was used to hold it together! It was kind of impressive.

    Ha ha haha...at least it wasn't one of the 7" long orange and black ones we have up here.

    Yes! It would be cool to do an overnighter there.
     
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    I've had "run-ins" with those big orange and black ones in Northern Minnesota in the past! (up in Big Turtle Lake, Marcell, Minnesota). They are "interesting"...and almost as big as the ones down in Central America in the swamps!!!:11:

    Looks like you guys had a GREAT time!

    Ron
     
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    What a fun day! Glad you got rid of that lil tag along. Leeches! Blek! :eek::)
     
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    Enjoyed your pics and adventure
     
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    Good to see you getting out, I found myself thinking "how many fish is he going to shoot?" Which spiraled into thoughts that puffer fish are like the porcupines of the ocean, what a hammer handle would like with a fish skin wrap and what sort of things one may find in his beard....

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    Nice trip report, looks like some solid time out fishing and eating. Was that tater salad? I don't see many taking that out for trips much these days.
     
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    I'd pass out if one of those latched onto me, right after screaming like a little girl.
     
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    Good stuff fellas. Thanks for sharing the outing
     
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    Yup. Cold tater salad, coleslaw and some crispy salamini !

    HA AHAHAH HAH A!!!
     
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    nice outing and great beer
     
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    I've had outings where I've caught three less fish than that. I call yours a success. Thanks for sharing again.
     
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    Dang, that was awesome!
    Thanks for sharing the adventure guys!
     
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