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Good morning RSL Family! Week 7 Wrap-Up! It was truly a fun week with another full camp of anglers! I was volunteered to enter a Cornhole/bags tournament as the P2 crew needed one more participant. Long story short. I entered the losers bracket immediately and was thoroughly wiped out of the tournament in record time, probably 30 minutes total. They had another tournament later in the week and for some reason I wasn’t needed that time! I must apologize to Dan for our hasty departure from the tournament. It was fun though and thanks for the invitation! We had a couple of interesting events that took place this week as you read through the blog.

The Original Rich Award goes out to Sharon and Dennis. This wasn’t an example of a broken rod, lost phone in the lake, or even a small grease fire. This story resided back in Beaver Dam while the two from the large P2 crew were packing for the Fastest Week of the Year! I am working on wording this in the most appropriate fashion…Let’s just say while packing one usually always begins packing with garments to be worn inside of jeans or shorts. Well… let’s just say Dennis received a new name and not by Harvey or me! It starts with a C and ends with a ommando! I’m going to presume this won’t happen again and I’m not asking who was packing the suitcases, but as Harvey always says “What happens at RSL can and will be used against you! For the record we kidded Dennis only for a short duration.

We had some beautiful Walleyes caught right out of the gate on Saturday! We had 29, 28, and 27 all caught on Day 1 and I was thinking we might get to raise the flag again this week, but alas no 30’s. P2 Brad did catch 2 29-Inch Walleyes this week! We had a ton of nice Walleyes caught photo and released though and we had changing weather patterns from hot to cool, to cold (C-2 Barb said that not me). Our youngest guest this week Maddie (spelling) had another great week. She caught over 100 walleyes, but I forgot the exact count! We were able to purchase leeches and the leech bite is on! Crawlers were working well and to a lesser extent Minnows in the morning. Fish are hanging on the humps and slip bobber fishing and dead sticking were the keys to large amounts of catches! The guys who prefer jigging had to slow it down and they were rewarded. 15 to 20 feet of water most of the time. Wind swept spots of course produced in shallower water. This week has started out the same, but I’ll keep everyone up to date if the bite goes back to normal jig style being preferred! Let’s just say don’t spend a boat load of money on tackle when you come up if you’re looking for walleyes! The simpler the presentation the better. I know very few people who don’t turn into a kid when the bobber goes under the water.

Small mouth fishing was excellent and some large footballs were boated near East Bay again with shorelines and 1st Bay producing some good quantities. P2 Brad had a Loon grab his small Small mouth Bass and after the shock wore off Brad said it released the Bass and swam under their boat.

The Bass wasn’t very large and got released only to be grabbed and eaten by the Loon again. Nature is amazing and unforgiving!

C-6 long timers PeeWee, Crobag, and newcomer Dwayne (Diesel) caught their share of Walleyes! They also were in one of their spots and were harassed for 2 days by the same Musky! That Musky went after 5 of their Walleyes in a row! The next day, it chased one of their Walleyes! I was given the spot and our Musky Hunters Adam and Moose are headed over there to see if they can catch that Musky! Thanks, Dan, for showing me where it was at! P2 Angie, had a Musky come out of the water after a fish she just pulled out. She threw the pole (in the boat luckily) and screamed. Brad said it was a big Musky! It seems we are getting a lot of big fish bites on the retrieve of a caught Walleye, Bass, or Perch this year!

Week 7 Monster/Micro Fish tournament results: Had a great day to chase trophies! Dan from C-2 Caught and released a fat 35.5-inch Northern Pike! Dennis from P2 fought a 5.5-Inch Small mouth Bass and decided not to stop there. He also caught and released a very healthy 27.5-inch Walleye! Great numbers this week and a very healthy number of nice fish caught on Sunday! Congratulations to our winners!

Hoping for some more recipes as the week progresses, but I did get one!

We have less photos this week so the ones we have will have to do. This was definitely one of the Faster Fastest Week of the Years to date! Tight Lines everyone!

Reif, you were missed in Cabin 6 this week! Can't wait til you can make it up again!

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  • Writer's pictureSteve & Mike

Good morning RSL Family! Week 6 Wrap-Up after a beautiful July 4th Weekend! We hope everyone was able to enjoy family and friends and relax a bit! It’s hard to believe how fast the summer is moving up here.

Two weeks in a row without handing out The Original Rich Award.

Walleyes in the mid 20’s were caught with abundance this week. The Templeton crew came up from Missouri and caught a ton of mid to upper 20’s! We came close to the 30-inch club but couldn’t quite squeeze a tail enough to get over the magical number. John and Mo from Cabin 4 enjoy trolling and usually catch tons of Pike and bass while trolling, however, they kept boating walleyes in their trolling spots. They did catch some pike and bass but the walleye are everywhere folks! It was great to see some young ones in camp this week as Tim brought his daughter Crystal up for her first trip to RSL! They put slip bobbers together and headed out fishing, and as usual she out fished dad, and Uncle Billy! I was informed after 3 days of out fishing dad that on day 4 she caught a few bass and put her pole down. Tim asked what she was doing and she said I’m going to let you win today! What a nice daughter! LOL.

Some really impressive Small mouth Bass were caught. Brian from P2 said they were throwing down by East Bay near Spadina and big bass were exploding their lures.

He was looking for Pike but the bass sure kept Dane, Colten, and him entertained. Susan from Cabin 6 boated and released a 19-Inch 4lb Bass!

P2 Dane landed our biggest Musky of the young season with a beautiful 51-Inch Musky. The following morning Harvey and I were down having our morning coffee and waiting for guests to come down when someone walked by us. Harvey looked at me and said did P2 get a new guest in? I looked and said no that must be Dane, but it didn’t look like Dane. I said good morning Dane, and he turned around and said I’m Dawson. Harvey and I looked at each other and said at the same time where is your hair?! He then proceeded to inform us it got shaved off last night due to some type of bet he and Dane made. So, if there is an upset mother out there, we had nothing to do with that hair cut!

Colten caught his first Musky as well! Nice job young man! All in all it was a decent week for Pike and Musky. Friday a group of Musky hunters came down from Lac Seul to try their hand at Perrault Lake Muskies. The two baits in the picture were used with great success landing some Huge Pike up to mid-40 range. They had lots of follows of big musky in the 50 plus range, but only one boat landed a nice musky. They caught in excess of 30 Pike in the mid-30 to mid-40 range. Their observation was that there seems to be numbers on Cedar, but the bigger fish hang out in Perrault on the Rock Piles. There words not mine and since I do not chase Muskies I am only reporting what there thoughts were. Big Baits=Big fish folks!

Week 6 Monster/Micro Fish tournament results: First off, the Hats have arrived! The Templeton Group was out for glory this week! Now bear in mind they are in 3 different cabins, so they had a bit of an advantage. Susan decided to 3 peat on the Micro Prize with her 6.5-Inch Small mouth bass! Jacob, Brian, Todd, and Johnathan all captured photo and released a 23-Inch Walleye on Sunday to share the Walleye Hat! Dawson from P2 boated and released a 25.75-Inch Northern Pike!

Dee’s Pepper Steak:

Faye's Chocolate Brownies:

We’re a third of the way through the 2023 season! All I can say is WOW! The Fastest Week of the Year is truly living up to its billing! Tight Lines Everyone!

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  • Writer's pictureSteve & Mike

Good morning RSL Family! Week 5 Wrap-Up on a beautiful albeit a bit smoky morning. There aren’t any fires near us fortunately. Sounds like the US is getting smoke from Quebec now.

We had another great week up here in God’s country. Our dad spent his second week in a row up here and our brother came up with the Schweiger group to fish and make memories. Lots of nice walleyes caught, and lots of fly fishing for Smallmouth Bass this week!

The Original Rich Award was not awarded this week. A couple broken rods this week, but nothing out of the ordinary happened. Not a bad thing.

Walleye bite was hot on the humps including Potluck for those of you who know where it is. Sunken Island was also on fire as were Humps 1 and a few others. MacKenzie, and Trevor from P1 hooked the same fish at the same time. That’s a hungry Walleye!

Leeches and Minnows are working, and unfortunately for our leech lovers the difficulty with getting leeches this year is real. I know we have a few guests who have preordered leeches, and we are attempting to get more leeches. Our normal supplier is done for the season already. I’ll keep everyone up to date as we hear more.

Randall from Cabin 6 hooked up with a small walleye and a Pike hit the walleye knocking it off the bait when the Walleye took off the Pike saw Randall’s bait and hit it. Randall reeled in the Pike. I’ve heard of pike hitting fish caught but never this scenario.

My brother David, and his buddies from Virginia Bill, and Ben spent a lot of time chasing bass with their Fly-Fishing equipment. Lots of bass were caught, and the guys had a ton of fun out fly fishing for them!

Week 5 Monster/Micro Fish tournament results: Sunday’s tournament turned into quite a few Micro entries. First time this year it seemed people were hunting for the Micro Prize. Without further ado P2 had a tie for the Micro Prize. Barry and Bill caught 7.25-Inch Small mouth Bass to grab their lures. Colleen from C-2 caught a 27-Inch Northern Pike to win her hat.

Our youngest member of the 30-Inch club won the Walleye prize this week! Trevor from P1 caught and released a 27.25-Inch Walleye! Great tourney as usual and the BBQ was superb. Thanks to everyone for bringing down some tremendous food!

I’ve been thinking about adding a section of the blog for recipes that are shared during the BBQ/potluck. Here is the first entry:

Wj's corn pudding (1 batch serves 5)


1 12 oz can of whole corn (fresh or frozen)

2 17 oz can of cream corn

5 lightly beaten eggs

1/2 cup sugar


4 tbsp corn starch, 1-1/2 tsp all season salt (use to your taste

1/2 tsp dry mustard,1 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp instant minced onion (or you can use onion power), 1/2 cup milk

Blend all these dry items with the cold milk and then blend into the

Corn, eggs, and sugar

1/2 cup of melted butter (add after all cold & dry items are blended.

Pour into a greased 3 quart casserole dish, bake at 400 degree oven for 1 to 1-1/2 hours (ovens vary, stir mixture, once or twice during cook time, cook until golden brown)

If you double batch you may have to cook longer in 15 minute intervals until golden brown...usually best when you cook the night before...enjoy

Staci, Margaret, and a few others owe me their recipes from Week 4. Please and thank you.

We finished up a screened in area attached to the Beach house for grilling, and doing fish frys. Looking for a name so if you think of a catchy one let us know. Larry started us off with The Fry Shack. Thanks Ricky with Castle Builders for the supplies to make it happen!

A little stain and clean up and we'll be open for guests!

I know the blog is a little late this week as I am trying to get it out by Tuesday! Stay safe everyone and tight lines!

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