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Ice Fishing '08

Once again, a good time was had by all on the annual fishing trip to Millsite reservoir.

Of course, it was a little chilly - pushing about 5 degrees with some clouds hanging around, but the sun came out and it turned out to be a good weekend. 







Of course, someone had to go swimming and this year ir was Rich.  Here's his swimming hole:


Luckily, he hopped right out again and only got wet up to his thighs.  and he dried out fairly quick with the sun and the heaters out:



That's my size 10 next to my first fish.  You can't tell, but the heel is even with his nose:



Quite a few decent sized fish were caught, and quite a few smaller ones:



There's the gang.  From left to right:  Rich, Randy, Art, Keith, Jared, James, Josh, Charles.



Charles having fun drilling a hole:



Mark H. brought the grandkids up:



And we had the company of a bird ("Blue Heron"), we finally decided was waiting for lunch:













Josh trying to get his shit together:



James caught the trophy fish - about 4-5 pounds, after sacrificing one rod to the Godess of the Lake. 
Yes, a fish dragged it in when he wasn't looking, but the sacrificed paid off:



The heron comes closer:



We decide to throw him some lunch:



He savors every morsel:



...in about 10 seconds:



Randy's "Self-Setting" rig:






The Sunday gang:  Dave, Josh, Rich, Randy:


Randy gets out the underwater camera to see if he can find James' sacrificed rod:


Here's a movie of the bottom of the lake:



Alas, it couldn't be saved.


Charles concentrating:


Rich and Randy:


Well, that's about it. 
Maybe we'll see you next year!