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First Trophy of 2008 highlights a Molly good shoresupper

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May. 22, 2008

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Leo with 42″ pike, first trophy of the season! The plumbing division is looking at YOU! Hayster & Paul with a trailer load It was mid-week for our volunteers and so it was time to drop the tools and get out on the lake fishing. So far, the Molly's and Dolly's have done yoeman's work to get the camp ship-shape for our first guests this weekend. Every accommodation has been scrubbed top to bottom and the service centers (Main Lodge, Bait & Tackle, office & store) are ready for action.  We have also cleaned up on a lot of small plumbing and electrical jobs.  The other project we are working on is the shorelunch roof covering the corporate site (it's in the bay next to GGO).  It will be similar to what we did at GGO last spring and will be a welcome addition during rainy days or to provide shade on sunny days. Mitch and Pecker tackle a stump at the corporate shorelunch site  Gerry, Grant, Denis, Bernie, and Alf at the GGO shorelunch Molly’s and Dolly’s enjoying an evening campfire The fishing was a lot of fun because we got to explore parts of the lake that had just opened up.  In fact, we found a great bite in Stange Bay where the walleyes were done spawning and the water was 50 degrees.  Nice mid-size lakers were caught in many places including the Cookie Jar.  The regular spots like the Honeyhole and the Falls also produced some nice fish.  We all met up at GGO at 5:30 to start cooking our first shoresupper of the year.  Everybody was excited about the sights and smells of the potatoes & onions, the fire, and mostly about the lemon-pepper/cajun/beer-battered walleye and pike! After supper, some people trolled the Back Bay on their way in.  Only a few minutes from the dock, Leo was fishing with Pat and Phil.  All of sudden a freight train struck Leo's line!  It ended up taking those typical perpendicular runs, and Pat knew that it would be a huge pike.  Pat's instincts were right, as he gently glided the 42" beauty into the net!  Congratulations Leo, you've not only opened up our electrical, water, and plumbing this spring... now you've opened the trophy listings!

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