Quick Trip to the North Woods

I have been threatening to take Savannah camping for two years now,  we finally made it happen.  We made it to our campsite, a semi-remote  lake in Paul Bunyan State Forest in the early afternoon, and had the boat launched by two.  I have been to this lake before, and I consider the fishing on this lake to be fair, with good numbers of largemouth prowling deep weedlines.  The scenery is what really gets me coming to the lake to this lake, there are no cabins on the lake, the only residents are a nest full of screeching ospreys and a pair of loons.   We managed a half dozen or so largies, and Savannah had fun at the access, alternating between feeding and catching the bluegills residing there.   Our plans for a campfire were ruined by a small, but very violent thunderstorm that moved in and dumped about two inches of rain in 15 minutes.  The tent shook, partly caved in from wind, and started to leak!  Remember, Savannah had never been camping before. She was pretty scared, but she hung in there OK.  Even though it was probably the worst weather I’ve ever experienced while camping, we managed to come out of the ordeal unscathed, with just a few damp things, and were treated to a rainbow as a reward for putting up with the storm. The next day found us doing some lake...

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