Wilderness Journal | Plymouth Review plymouthreview Our laugh-a-lot club is a four holer Hello friends, After the burgers Paul made An annual trip that my the decision that he had to go WILDERNESS good friend Paul Bucher of back outside and fry us up some Cumberland and I have never potatoes in the dark, in like missed since we created it 4-degrees. At this same time about 15-years ago, is to stay he received a call that the bad JOURNAL at a cabin in Sawyer County news was gonna be okay, and and ice fish. We generally do we could hear him out there this adventure around the first singing and talking to himself. week of January and without a Things got really funny when doubt we do it more for the get Mr Bucher poured waaaaaay together than we do the fishing. Mark Walters • OUTDOOR COLUMNIST too much pepper on the taters Friday, January 4th and when he served them they High 16, low 10 Buchers pull behind the truck to eat, and twice in the last but dead sticks for crappie, were impossible to eat which Naturally the strongest ice shanty. Paul’s shack has 15-years I have burnt this meal minnow/jig pole in the shack gave me awesome ammunition cold front at this point in the four holes, is warm, very beyond recognition and that is a did not yield a fish and even for the future. winter would hit right when comfortable and we always huge joke with the guys. though we really tried, the tip Next thing you know my pal my 25-year-old stepson Joey seem to laugh a lot when we are In the end I worked outside in ups were very slow as well. from Cumberland has a light Dushek and I were driving up in it. the dark and it was really cold, During the day today Joey blinking on one of his tip ups to Birchwood and our cabin on Here is some info that I do not but by God if we did not eat could not catch a cold and I which signals a potential fish Lake Chetac. Folks I really do like to admit to but it is a fact, some good chow. Paul Bucher thought it was really funny even and just like that he iced a not care about cold weather, it Paul and Joey always kick my iced probably 15 crappie and though I did not show it. Joey 16-inch walleye which was comes with the job, but cold butt when we are jigging. These perch, Joey and I caught about always kicks everyones butt, so released. That put a very big fronts, especially right when guys are technical, always ten. The biggest crappie was it was good to see him in a funk. smile on his face and four bucks they hit are generally bad news change jigs and live by their close to 12-inches and we For me, I did pretty good and in his pocket. for fish catching. electronics. I am the guy that stayed out till midnight with the as always, Paul caught fish. Love the ice! Anyways, no cares here puts on a tungsten jig, load it up high hopes that we might catch Tonight was Paul’s night to Sunset because the cold weather meant with spikes, occasionally looks a walleye on our tip ups. cook and he cooked up some that we could drive on Chetac at my Vexilar and fishes by feel. Saturday, January 5th incredible burgers. About the which is 2400-acres of pure The first day is annually my High 11, low minus 6 same time Paul had a tough call paradise, and when I strike it night to feed the troops, and Today is the full day on this trip that someone close to him had, big in the newspaper business I tonight there were four of us. and I look forward to it every had some tough luck. am gonna buy a cabin here. I made beef stroganoff. I had a year. We sleep until about 8:00, The phone call kind of We fish this lake because the very difficult time getting my head to Birchwood where we bummed him out and I told Joey cabin is on the lake and the propane stove to work as the eat an excellent breakfast, and that I wished Paul would catch quality of the crappie, bluegill, gas line just did not want to then hit the ice until very late in a walleye which would win him Dave Hanson Agency perch, and sometime walleye function. the evening. our first walleye bet and maybe 893-8406 and northern pike is excellent. There was no way that I was Before I forget, we would the big walleye bet (each for a 1407 Eastern Ave., Plymouth What we do is hang out in going to fail as we needed catch a lot of fish today/tonight buck).