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Reply #880 - Feb 17th, 2024 at 8:53am
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Today's POD looks very familiar?
That tall fire pit and that tree with the windsock
makes me think I've been there?
If not would like to visit someday. Smiley
  
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Reply #881 - Feb 18th, 2024 at 12:17am
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I think I have it. The erratic is on Maria. The pics that follow it are from Jesse. Cool
  
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Reply #882 - Feb 18th, 2024 at 7:42am
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... and today's pic was definitely taken on the east end of Pickerel Lake, before you reach The Pines as you paddle east down the lake.

The giveaway?  This particular family of ten albino Bonaparte gulls pictured never ventures far from French Lake.  Wherever within their radius of travel that you find them, you will notice they always face forward, towards their homeland.

Oh, and that skyline, behind them, also offers a clue....


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Reply #883 - Feb 18th, 2024 at 11:18pm
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The reef with the gulls looks like the one on Suz where I caught a 13 lb waldo about 25 years ago. Such beautiful memories… Cool
  
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Reply #884 - Feb 19th, 2024 at 7:56am
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Today's POD is why the first thing up and the last thing down is my Dry-Fly tarp  Wink Grin
  
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Reply #885 - Feb 19th, 2024 at 1:36pm
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Old Salt wrote on Feb 18th, 2024 at 12:17am:
I think I have it. The erratic is on Maria. The pics that follow it are from Jesse. Cool

Anyone interested in a used Sawyer Cruiser?
  
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Reply #886 - Feb 19th, 2024 at 1:38pm
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Jimbo wrote on Feb 18th, 2024 at 7:42am:
that skyline

Yep.
  
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Reply #887 - Feb 20th, 2024 at 7:36am
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db wrote on Feb 19th, 2024 at 1:38pm:
Jimbo wrote on Feb 18th, 2024 at 7:42am:
that skyline

Yep.


The funny thing is, I don't remember seeing such rock piles on that eastern end of Pickerel.  I'll be sure to look for them when I paddle past there this June.  That north shore horizon, however, is unmistakable.

Maybe I'll even try my luck fishing the rockpile.  I'm told that whenever you find "albino Bonaparte gulls" loitering about, imaginary lunker walleyes are never far away.  You simply toss your line in the direction the gulls are pointing. You're sure to snag a piscatorial trophy... but you got to find those albino Bonapartes first, that's the trick.

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Reply #888 - Feb 20th, 2024 at 11:07am
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My first thought was Pickeral because that many gulls gotta eat somewhere.

My second thought was that little pile of rocks between sandy beach and Wetasi.

Your horizon observation rang true to me so a little east of where we last shared a site?

And btw that's the only time I've ever camped at that crappy campsite. The timing and company was excellent however.
  
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Reply #889 - Feb 20th, 2024 at 1:01pm
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A common misconception is that the 'Albino Bonaparte' is white meat similar to common game fowl such as grouse or chicken when its flesh is actually a beautiful marbled red.  (gayaashk Ba-naaport midaaswi asiniikaa is Ojibwe for "Wagyu 10 of the rocks").  Often overlooked when filleting is a very tender cut of meat from the top of their shoulders to just under their wing.

Facing the same direction would indicate that either a storm is approaching or the daily arrival of the Dawson Trail beverage canoe.
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