While packing the kayaks
after catching a huge bluegill we put an unattended bobber in the
lake. When we returned, this mean bass was on the end of the line at
Trip Notes: Good mix of cool and warm
weather for this year's trip with onlty one day of rain and lightning.
The conditions made for some of the best fishing up here ever. Kayaking
was also made a top priority this year. We were able to portage and drag
our boats into some pretty inacessible places and were able to see sides
of the Vilas woods we hadn't seen before. Such fun was had we attempted
something we hadn't done in years and took an additional camping trip up
to Sayner to cap off the summer. Sicne this trip started the summer,
Sayner became our summer sandwich bread.
It was our ninth year in a row at the
on Plum Lake, but our first time in the bigger, lakeside Maple cottage
(despite having a smaller group). We were unable to attend to the Maple
last year despite having reserved it. The upgrade proved to be luxurious
and we discovered all we had been missing over the years by renting the
'Oak' up the hill. While the 'Oak' is more modern, there is something
romantic about waking up and seeing Plum Lake out your bedroom window in
Much of this trip was spent on the move, mostly in a
kayak, mostly with fishing poles.
THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
(recollections by Scott, jotted down several
Dates: June 25 to July 2, 2016
The Woodlands Resort, 'Maple' Cottage
Plum, Razorback, Ballard, Irving, Little John Junior, Crystal,
Blueberry, Allequash Springs, Lone Tree, Aurora, Trout, Starrett, Frank,
Firefly, Escanaba, Star, Little Star, Fallison
2014 Town & Country with
2 Viper kayaks strapped onto the roof rack
First time early in the season, first in Maple.
Jessica, Scott, Andrew, Anastasia, & Barbara
A few photos:
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