A Paddling Partner for Life, Part 5. A Quick Little Fall Adventure
We woke with the rising sun and stepped out of the tent to a chilly morning. Nothing a good camp fire, hot cocoa and breakfast couldn't cure. Pancakes and sausage was on the menu.
Today would be spent lounging around camp and fishing. We didn't paddle too far from camp, but did fish around Miles Island, Seagull Rock and did a bit of trolling on the big water. By mid-day is was getting pretty warm (60's I'd guess) and the lake was very calm. Aside from the dog rocking the boat from time to time, we enjoyed just casually drifting around all day. The fishing was again slow, but we did manage to catch a couple nice pike at the base of the Palisades. One was about 25 inches and the other 35 inches. We kept the 25 incher for dinner and boy did he taste good with the Cajun flavored Shorelunch and hashbrowns.
Evening time brought out another gorgeous sunset and we again enjoyed some quality star gazing, some shore fishing and a warm fire. I managed to catch a nice sized laker (25 inches plus) from shore on a Chartreuse Wiggle Wart. We even got to hear a pack of wolves in the distance howling! Very cool!