Friday, May 24, 2013

Josie helping with the cabin cleaning.

Josie volunteered to help with the cabin cleaning duties. She started on her
cabin first. She wants to have her cabin spotless for when you guys stop by
to play with her :) Who is ready to play with Princess Josie? 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Picnic Time.

 The NE winds finally stopped blowing after 4 straight days so we were able to enjoy our lunch in the beautiful sunny weather.

I think Jeremiah wanted his own cheezer like Dad, the carrots just were not doing it for him :)

Josie, on the other hand, was more than happy with
her lunch, a PB&J and fruit smoothie. Not sure which one is covering her face more. picnic

Walleye Cheezer!!!!!!!

Another walleye cheezer for lunch, YUM!
This is, in my opinion, one of the best sandwiches in the world.
Two years ago, with the help of Brian Waugh, we perfected my
walleye grilled cheese sandwich into what is now known as
"The Cheezer".
It has quickly become one of the favorites here at Black Bear Lodge.

How to make a cheezer...
                                                  - 1 freshly caught under walleye (13-16")
                                                  - Canadian rye bread
                                                  - 2 slices of American cheese
                                                  - 2 slices of bacon
                                                  - a couple of tomato slices
                                                  - a drizzle of hot sauce (for flavor not hotness)

Put the walleye fillets into a pot of boiling water for approx. 5 min or until they are white and flaky.
While the fish is boiling, grill the bread and cheese on a pan(open face grilled cheese). Reheat the bacon (we always have a bunch pre-cooked just for our cheezers). Once the walleye is done, put fillets on a paper towel to dry off  a bit. Then put all of the parts together and enjoy.  Works well with small pike as well.
Try it, you will thank me later.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Fish On!!!!!!

Well it is a little to big for lunch, but it was a good fight anyway.
It took about 20 minutes to land this big boy on my light action rod spooled with 8# test and a 16oz jig. Oh ya, also forgot to bring a net down there as well. You think I would learn by now. That makes it 3 years in row...I have caught a 40 in pike off our swim dock as my first fish of the year.  

The wind is really blowing hard today. We have white-caps in our bay. The ice is going to take a good beating this afternoon. I will take another boat ride later today to check the main lake.