Shultz Lake, tips, memories and advice

I always write two columns on there is so much information and because I use a good 10 days of my life on that yearly adventure in one way or another.

This week, I will write about some of our most interesting experiences and what works for us over the last 31 years as we experience a complete getaway, thanks to my friends Pete and Elizabeth Hagedorn. They are the owners of Chimo Lodge and Outposts

Saturday, June 15

High 71, Low 48

- daughter, Selina, and close by was my friend, Jeff Moll, who was out of nowhere a bald eagle was overhead, dropped almost straight down to the shoreline and the next thing we knew a loon swam into the water and started wailing a mournful cry.

Loons nest on the shore edge as they cannot walk on land and I believe that the eagle discovered the loon’s nest and ate either its young or egg. Within seconds of the attack, a raven appeared and stayed near the nest for a good half hour.

been witnessing incredibly, steady - eye. If I could only take two lures would be the bottom bouncer (weight 1.5 ounces) with a night crawler harness on it, and the Red Eye, which is a spoon type lure. I like the “Musky” Red Eye but the smaller size will catch you more walleye.

Thirty years ago these two setups were winning our daily and year as well.

Something else that we do is have our kids join in on our work load. This year we had six people in our gang, including two 12-year-olds and a boy that was 15.

Everyone in camp gets their own work day and that means all cooking and dishes. On your work day you are responsible for cook- and doing the dishes.

The group of men in our gang, in one way or another, numbers about 12. We have raised or are still raising about 35 boys and girls.

We have always taught our kids to work and to be responsible for their actions. When we start an adventure, we shake hands and when we end it, we do the same. Teaching our kids to help out makes life much easier for everyone involved.

Something else that we do, especially this year, is to teach - nephew, Dylan Walters, can take table in the blink of an eye.

This year we had two members of our group have large hooks have a hook removal kit in their boat or at least in the cabin.

Quality, side cutters that you hardened steel is the difference between 10 minutes of stress or a

the other hand, the relief from the hook being removed is just as fast. Try to make sure you have some type of antiseptic in camp as well. If a hook mishap does happen, someone has to take charge.

After spending 50 years in a boat, I can tell you all kinds of things that I have done wrong as far as to my long-term health. Sun protection is no accident! Carry a wide brimmed hat.

Not only will this advice slow down the aging of the skin, it will help prevent you from being burnt out that night in the cabin.

Anyone over 50 knows that we used to be able to smoke in high school. Could have a beer at the local pub during lunch hour if we were 18 (or looked at least 16). And what the heck was a seat belt?

Once upon a time someone invented the wheel and we have progressed ever since. Take care of yourself and maybe you could be heading to a paradise on earth like Shultz Lake for 30 or 50 years and enjoy every minute of it just like I have.

Set the hook and keep your line tight!


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