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Reading and Learning

I have been gathering and reading quite a few hunting books and outdoorsy books, but I am wondering if there are any that you folks would recommend that I read?  I am thinking that I will add a section just for my book reviews.

What are you reading? or what should I be reading?


Fish On!

I am afraid that I could really get addicted to fishing.  The only thing that is really stopping me are those images of fishing hooks embedded in fingers, thumbs, hands etc. and realizing that that could be me.  I shutter!

But when Al took me out fishing on the Big Lake, I could see myself really getting into fishing.  The weather was perfect and I was eager to see if I could really land a fish.  I had struck out turkey hunting so I was hopeful that my luck would change.

 Al and I met up at 8:30 and headed out.  It was perfect weather, sun and a little wind.  As we motored around, I was surprised by the lack of other boats on the water.  We talked about fishing, getting women outdoors, the status of every huntable animal around and the camps themselves.  People from all around the world fly in to stay in Grand Lake Stream and fish these waters.

We had two spin casters set up and I held onto a fly road that we were trolling with.  The ease of the fly rod surprised me since I had alway…

Chet's Camps in Grand Lake Stream

Two days before our arrival, Sue from Chet's Camps called to see what we needed and what they could have ready for us.  How would we like the beds made up?  Did we need a pack n play? a highchair?  They were so accommodating and helpful - even before we left home, that we knew this would be a great trip.


Al and Sue Laplate own the camps and have been providing a place to people from all over the world to come and fish the lakes known for some of the world's best landlocked salmon.

It was dreary during the whole six-hour drive up but it was better to be driving in the rain than having our plans ruined because of it.  By the time we got into the camp, the sun had started to come out and it was warming up.  And there were no bugs! 

 We unpacked and immediately went for a walk to stretch our legs and check the place out.  Al was coming back as we were walking so we stopped, chatted and made plans to go fishing the next morning.  I was excited to try my hand at fishing and hoped …

Sneak Peak...

I have about five blogs that I need to finish and post but here is a sneak peak of one of them. I am flirting with the idea of into fishing so we headed to Grand Lake Stream to see if I could land some of the world renounced land-locked salmon there.  This is the view from our cabin!