May 4, 2012

Wheeee!

Hey Kids! I almost  forgot to tell you. Come to Okoboji.  It's Willie Weekend! We have Willies wiggling all over  the place. Big Willies and So-So Willies and Wee Willies. One is very special, and if you can grab it it you'll get a wonderful reward. Wink.

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Okay, so it's really Walleye Weekend, opening of the season with great fanfare and an astounding increase in retail prices. It marks the beginning of the annual Fleece -the-Tourist  extravaganza which runs through September.



There really is a special Willie walleye. It's tagged and worth a big bundle ($30k ? I never pay much attention.)

This post results from what is usually a nice quiet, traffic-free jaunt down to the nearest country convenience store. Also from my distaste for turning the quiet, contemplative, solitary art of fishing in to a goddam rave-cum-carnival-cum-lottery.

3 comments:

John said...

I probably won't make it thru the area in time to draw the winning fish, but it appears that depending on which route I take I may be thru your area in late August on my way to a motorcycle rally in the workers' paradise of Minnesota.

I'll keep you posted and perhaps we can arrange for paths to cross.

Jim said...

Now that would be a pleasure. If it's an appropriate place for an overnight stop, I can offer a bunk in the Tansient Officers Quarters.

Jim said...

Transient, dammit.

If my adjutant doesn't improve his typing I'm going to ship his butt to a weather station in Adak.