Tuesday, November 14, 2017
No Boat for You
Actually, it is a RIB from Special Boat Team 12 is being airlifted. Either way, I don't get a boat.
I've had a couple conversation with U.P. folks in the past couple days as I try and assess a trip to the Fox, the Two Hearted, and the Tahquamenon.
Verdict: no boat. One man portage from chest deep holes? No. Don't try.
So, walk in, fish a hole, move on to the next access, fish that hole. It's more a drive-in-and-walk than a float-and-fish type of operation.
So, I've learned something.
Looks like post-Labor Day is also a good plan for Black Fly control options as well.
All this means late season sees me in the U.P. sans bateau.
I'm looking forward to putting together a camping group for opener on the Black for brookies. A couple of my trout friends are interested. Coffee, biscuits and gravy, and opening day trout.
I'm going to check out REI for a little better bag. Mine is rated to freezing and opener can demand something with a little more staying power. Hello, Marmot.
Yes, I do take a well sealed stainless canteen of hot water to be with me when it is really cold. Helps ... for six hours. I use a fleece bag liner too. Morning are cold in Michigan come April.