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Wood Lake May 2014
by adludwig

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 05/22/2014
Entry & Exit Point: Wood Lake (EP 26)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 4
Day 2 of 5
Friday, May 23, 2014

Day 2 we got up to a little fog, and prepared some instant oatmeal and coffee.

Our focus today was to go work the East side of the lake, including the little bay that appears to be very shallow on all the maps. The wild rice was already up halfway, but the pike were everywhere! After a few hours of catchin', we headed back to camp for lunch.

After lunch, everyone hid from the sun for a while (some of us even squeezed a nap in). Did a little more fishing after sleepy time. Then we headed back to camp, geared up for bobber fishing and then started working on dinner. It again didn't take long for results.

Made a dinner inspired by similar dishes I had seen recipes for on this site. Fish tacos! Opened a box of Cajun Shorelunch and added about 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning. Then we chunked up the fish, cooked it pretty hot to the point of a little char. Then we added the fish, coleslaw, chipotle mayo, and lime juice to tortillas. We served it with a side of red beans and rice. It was amazing!

We ended the evening with some more walleyes, a campfire, and some very good sleep.