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Week 15 Wrap-Up!

Good morning RSL Family! Week 15 Wrap-Up!


The leaves are changing and the lake as well. It’s hard to believe we’re in fall now, but alas football season started Thursday night and if you are a college football fan it has been a long time since last January! Baseball season is inching towards the playoffs and my trout fishing trip with my father and family and friends is approaching. I consider it my mini RSL vacation.


The Original Rich Award winner Cabin 2. The crew had a couple little mishaps that ended in a good way, so I’ll just share it here. Mike was holding a new fishing rod and started to lose his balance in the boat. Rather than falling into the lake he dropped his pole and grabbed the gunnel of the boat. Unfortunately for him he dropped his pole in the lake and said it sank like a lead weight. By pure luck Steve and the boys up in P2 were fishing in the same area the next day and Steve and Robert happened to snag some fishing line and started to handline it up and attached to the line was a shiny new fishing rod and reel. After an interrogation of Mike by Team P2 it was determined the found fishing rod was in fact Mike’s. Great ending to that story. The other event that Cabin 2 was involved in dealt with Todd. The gents said if something could happen it would happen to Todd, and as luck would have it we were called out to the lake because they couldn’t get their boat to start. As we approached their boat Todd’s hat blew off his head and his partner made a statement as if that wasn’t the first time. Fortunately said hat floated long enough so we could net the hat and I jumped in their boat and after replacing a fuse on the starter they fired up the boat and all was good! I know the stories weren’t that good. With that being said I forgot to mention in last week’s blog that we had a good portion of the camp down on the beach house dock and a seagull decided it wanted a minnow on a hook more than the angler wanted to get it into the water to catch a walleye. The seagull flew into the line and got caught. Seagull Whisperer Dean jumped into action and grabbed the bird to help it get untangled. Brian (C2 once again) went to assist Dean and the bird bit Dean on the arm. Brian grabbed the bird’s beak and squeezed down on Deans arm more instead of pulling the beak off Dean. A few kind words were said, and Brian pulled the bird off Dean! They untangled the bird and off it went with an empty stomach! I’m starting to wonder if Cabin 2 has a upside down horseshoe placed somewhere!

The walleye bite has been very light and anglers were chasing them all over the lake looking for hungry ones. We keep hearing there are tons of fish in there normal fall spots but in order to catch them you had to wait 10 to 15 seconds because they were grabbing the back end of the bait and being very slow to inhale the bait. Jeremy was having success with jigging raps and had better luck getting aggressive strikes using the jigging rap as opposed to a slower presentation. Same areas I mentioned last week were loaded with walleyes that were either light biting or tight lipped. It made for some head scratching of the fisherman. My buddy Ted came up with his Live scope and he let me use it out on the sandbar one evening, and as soon as we got to 30 feet I dropped my jig in and a huge fish came and smoked it. It ended up being a 30-Inch Pike or so as I didn’t take the time to measure it since I knew it was over 27.5 anyway. I was joking with the guys and kept increasing the size until the end of the week where I believe the Pike measured 46 inches haha. I’m working on my fish tale skills.



I know everyone up here understands Cedar Lake flows into Perrault Lake, but Steve was over by the burnt out bridge throwing musky lures with Charlie’s wife Kaylie and noticed the flow of the river was running back into Cedar Lake. Charlie said there are more natural springs in Perrault and our lake level is so low there just isn’t enough water entering Cedar for the current to flow normally. Very weird and interesting and might be one reason the fish have been more finicky.


Cabin 2 crew was named the Small mouth crew as they absolutely hammered the bass on a daily basis! Everytime they came in I asked and they would have some decent Pike and some very nice small mouth bass! It almost turned into a joke since they weren’t necessarily fishing for bass but wow did they catch them in bunches. Almost reminded me of our lawyer Lydia who always seemed to be the only one in the boat to catch bass while everyone else caught walleyes! Len caught another Musky on the sandbar fishing for walleyes! Nice job Len!


Week 15 Monster/Micro Fish tournament results: Was a beautiful day on the lake Sunday for our weekly tournament. For the first time since its inception we had a Cabin Sweep! Cabin 1 Ted, Tyrone (Ty), and Ryan rounded out the tournament! Ty caught and released a 27-Inch Musky! Ted boated a 10.5-Inch Walleye for the Micro prize, and Ryan boated and released a very healthy 27.5-Inch Walleye!



This weeks recipe:




We’ve got a full camp again this week and enjoyed our last bbq of the season as we turned the page into September. Time to prepare for moose hunting and earlier sunsets as we lose minutes each day. Tight Lines and safe travels to those of you coming up this month!



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