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Good morning RSL Family! Week 8 Wrap-Up! We are enjoying the weather up here as it has been comfortable, and we finally got some rain. The water temperature of the lake has dropped about 9 degrees which is very uncommon for the middle of summer. We reached 75 one day a few weeks ago and since then it has dropped down to about 66. It’s still very dry up here but we got enough precipitation to end the fire ban for a while at least.


The Original Rich Award goes out to Art. What does a downpour and a leech have in common? Obviously, the coating of both on a tiller handle can make it a little slippery! There I was (in my rain gear) waiting for one more boat to come in during a downpour and I saw a boat coming around Duck Island at top speed. I look, and look some more, and alas realize it looks like an RSL boat coming in when suddenly, the boat does a full 360 and comes to an abrupt stop. Thinking something must be wrong I headed to the office and grabbed the binoculars to see that there were two people standing up and looking at each other. After a minute or so they slowly started to head back in, and I asked what happened out there. Art and Chet asked, “You saw that?” They were hoping I didn’t. Long story short in the downpour Arts hands were slippery with leech slime and the rain and his hand simply slipped off the tiller handle and around they went cutting through the water like a knife. No one was injured but once again pride and ego were bruised for our entertainment.


Chasing walleyes around this past week has been a bit inconsistent with the irregular weather patterns and the unusual cooling water temps during midsummer but some nice walleyes were found and caught as usual, but the anglers had to work more than usual. We were still able to catch quite a few mid 20’s fish this week and Patti from C-3 caught her personal best at 27 inches. We had some newcomers to the lake as well and were able to get out there and catch enough shore lunches to satiate their appetites. Bill was up guiding several days this week and he was all over the lake and Cedar showing our new guests good summertime spots! Don’t hesitate to let us know if you’d like to learn some new spots on the lake, enjoy a shore lunch, and hear some of the many stories Bill has while out fishing.



Small mouth fishing was excellent again this week. Mark from P1 always shouted out his trademark (WooHoo) every time he headed out to chase the bronze backs! He brought newcomers up and they caught some very nice Small mouth Bass!



Adam and Moose were up chasing Muskies this week! On their first day out, they had 8 follows in their first 10 minutes of fishing! Adam boated a 48.5-Inch Musky, and Moose boated a 32-Inch Ski. C-3 Patti and Ken were out chasing Pike and Patti boated a 51-Inch Musky! Too heavy for her to pick it up so Ken held it for the photo! Truly an impressive fish! The guys did have a lot of follows this week and missed a few big hookups but saw some very large muskies up to their boat!



Week 8 Monster/Micro Fish tournament results: A perfect drizzly kinda day for our tournament and the anglers were out in force! We had multiple 23's recorded when Patti from C-3 rolled in with a beautiful photo of a 27-Inch Walleye to eclipse everyone else today! Newcomer Bob Ritter caught photo and released a 28.5-Inch Northern Pike to grab the prize and last but not least Newcomer Shannon from C-6 boated and released a 6-Inch Small mouth Bass to wrap up our tourney! Great job everyone, and the Potluck was superb!



Judy's Apple Dapple Cake:

3 C All Purpose flour

1t Salt

1 t Baking Soda

1 C Pecans chopped

1 C Vegetable Oil

3 eggs

2 C Sugar

3 C Granny Smith Apples peeled and cut into bite size pieces

Directions

Combine the 1st 3 ingredients and shift. Place in mixing bowl and whisk

Then add the oil, eggs & sugar and mix again

Fold in pecans and apples

Place in a bunt mold or an 8x8 greased pan

Bake for 350 degrees for 60 minutes

Sauce Alternate Sauce

1 C Brown Sugar Packed ¾ C

¼ cup milk, whole or 2% 2-3T

1 stick of melted butter, cooled to room temperature

Mix all 3 ingredients and bring to gentle boil stirring constantly

Add mixture over cake mixture once cake is cool.


All in all, a relaxing week for everyone and not many funny stories to tell, or at least no one admitted to any. We had a 14-Month old make the trek up here and I can already see an angler in the making! Not many photos that I can find either! My investigative skills must have been lacking this week! Until next time, Tight Lines everyone!





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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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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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