BECOMING WILD IN WABAKIMI – 12 Days and 200km ALONE. Phase 2. Huge Plod, Shameful Heat, A good deal of FISH.
Foreign thank you foreign myself out here.
200 kilometers should do the trick well do it storm on me bring it on oh man I can't stay here very special very special place.
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Watching this and on to part two good morning what a gorgeous morning it's 6 30. I slept all the way through the night again lots and lots of sleep lately it's not a bad thing I'm just gonna do oatmeal today and uh try to get on the water as soon as possible.
Looks here it'll be a warm one not a cloud in the sky I'm gonna get going foreign and we're leaving camp two good camp feel good it looks like it's going to be a good.
Day as well that was a decent camp for sure I bet you was even nicer before it burned but that was plenty nice we got a little bit of ways to go and then you guessed it of course gosh I'll probably troll on the way down see what I can see.
Feeling real good foreign pretty tight in here Beauty oh it's just too small to fit through I think just too small to fit through with this boat there's no way.
Super shallow in here like a foot deep muck bottom looks pretty moosey actually I should probably be quiet all right I think I'm supposed to go that way ah we gotta hop over this little piece of land.
To get back into the river system but I can't find a Portage it's just right there though I know it's right there I can see it on my GPS in the map so I'm just gonna walk through this grass see how long it takes me to get there I got my big backpack camera map.
Fishing rod and life jacket this time it's pretty deep pretty thick in here but I found the lake sorry the river rather yep found it where's my yoke first time I ever lost my yoke I gotta go back to my camp.
I have to go back to where I started at today and hope that I can find my yoke there I'm gonna leave my other backpack and my camera there I gotta come back this way anyways send them a gun okay I got my food I got my water my.
My nap oh man that sucks all right damn it say goodbye to any progress made all right well I took about a half an hour let's go see if it's here at the camp I really really hope it is.
Because if it's not that means I'm doing a lot more backtracking or I'm doing a huge trip with no yoke and I do not want to do that please let the Yoke be here oh please let my yoke be here I don't see it hello yolk.
Thank you thank you believe it or not I have never done that before I know it's hard to believe but anyways all right gotta get back over to where we were gonna eat something I was I put the.
Pedal to the metal on the way here that was uh draining wait for me oh no foreign very Floral man that's overwhelming smell beautiful.
It's nice because I need something nice on this portion sure oh there it is there's about to start complaining look at that beautiful Lake beautiful off we go I haven't had a fish all day.
And I got into this first Lake I've been on out of the river I literally switched out to my Toronto wobbler the Old Faithful silver spoon I threw it in and to troll and then I started to paddle and I thought I got a snag and I got a bite like within a second so this guy it might be a pike actually.
I don't know it's got a good fight to it oh yeah a decent Pike oh yeah hike pretty colors this is the normal scenery of what I've been paddling in for the past three days burned even on this island here and just.
In front of me the way that I'm going look it's all trees no burn you can actually see the line right there where the burn stopped Oh by him son bought a sight which is a thick healthy Forest.
After two and a half days of being in the burn I've been making my way along I have a 450 meter Portage here which has been the longest of the trip so far and then a 65 right after that and I think I'm gonna in the clear for the after that until my Camp if I want to.
Camp on a lake I shouldn't be too far from it after these ones foreign foreign man this is gorgeous full mature Forest big old moose in the water.
After I stop recording I just kept howling slowly and didn't see anything and he was kind of running alongside on the shore and I could see him pretty good it's a good size really really really really pretty in here like this is a beautiful little spot so so happy to see this like.
There was some pretty stuff the past couple days but I've been looking reading for mature Forest here it is Bruce and Jack Pine Tamarack I can see too along the shore it's real shallow four feet I can see the bottom muck bottom.
Got a Jolly Rancher life is good man this is good I'm done all my portaging except for like one little leftover thing I want to get to Lake really hope it's a nice Lake like this and not burned there's nowhere to camp on this this is more marshy and.
I still have some some oomph left in me for today so we'll keep going on this is probably the happiest I did on this trip this is really cool two moose a rainbow a bunch of fish Eagles I've seen two Eagles saw a little pine marten I got bit again my hands kind of blowing up.
So I got to take some Benadryl maybe some even some uh prednisone tonight we'll see that last spot I was out there coming through that that big uh it was like a 450. meter quartage call that big um it was buggy.
Deer flies black flies and uh mosquitoes and bees my hand got digging up quite a few times she's swelling up a little bit hard enough to hit you oh there's some Birch way in the back nice foreign.
It's not too many bugs around at all just taking advantage of the Sun a little bit of Breeze that there is drying out everything cleaning up camp I'm going to set my tent up maybe go try fish I already had supper I got here about 3 30. I was starving I had a beans and rehydrated sausages it.
Was good I have another meal of it so I'll show that to you next time I eat it but let's uh I gotta put my tent up and clean up finding a flat spot isn't always easy even though it looks like pretty open around a flat spot is difficult to come by a lot of the times this would look like a really good spot this is in the shade it's flat but if.
You look up there's a really good reason why I can't put my tent here this honesty is one of my biggest fears people ask me what a what scares me in the woods animals Bears whatever wolves it's that trees falling on me while I'm sleeping that is Holding On by a thread there's no wind right now so I'm not.
Worried about sitting under it and they're still rooted into the ground but certainly not enough for me to feel comfortable and sleep under it all night long so we'll go over here I found a nice spot over here I like to have a good night's sleep you know I don't want to be too slanted too Pokey.
I think right here will do just fine and I'm okay that it's in the Sun because uh it'll dry my tent out quite a bit and I'm not going to be laying in it until the sun goes down anyways so once again this is my Big Agnes Fly Creek ul1 buddy Dustin from alone gave this to me like eight years ago something like that I've used it forever it fits me.
Perfectly it's like basically a glorified bivvy it will be a very sad day when I can't use this tent anymore and then when I'm done I like to put all the stuff sacks I have to do with the tent in together and sometimes I'll put the sleeping bag stuff sack with this keep it all.
Together inside my backpack or inside the tent and then I know where everything is all right that's already all dried out got a nice top pitch a nice taut pitch today check it out I found a beach pretty big too so just paddling down to the other side.
Of the lake with that which actually turns out to be quite the paddle Bruce the Waba Kimi Outfitters owner marked on the maps there's good fishing down here so I figured yeah I got plenty of time come out and fish I've already caught two Pike and a walleye on my way to the good fishing spot so we'll see how it is there uh I'm already happy with the.
Success of the track of the journey just to the spot so all is well that beaches of the icing on the cake I think we're gonna go to a little like narrows it looks like a Narrows I'm not sure if it's a wrap but or not I don't think so some Narrows where there should be some walleye in there if I get a decent sized walleye like not too big not too small.
I'll keep it and we'll go back and fry it up for a nighttime snack sounds like a plan eh that beach though is super inviting super inviting man there's not a sound except for the buzzing of insects the paddle in a bird or two here there what a pretty peaceful spot the old.
Fishing spot does not disappoint we got ourselves a little snack sized walleye for tonight when we get back um he's dispatched I'll deal with them all when we get back but uh yeah yeah I threw my little Clio in and got him first cast send it.
Supposed to be a campsite on this island then I might go check it out and then start slowly paddling back it's going to take a while to get back anyway so this is that Island site pretty nice actually very shady which is awesome right now nice fire pit.
Next View very nice sight I got another little walleye small guy he's going back I don't need any any more than what I have look at this is a wall a pike you know walleye that I caught I caught up I caught a walleye and there's a pike munching on it.
At this let's see if I can land them this is crazy look at him he's chomping it's a big Pike dude that is hilarious look I caught that walleye and the pike grabbed him oh my goodness I've never had that oh.
It's right there you just get over there oh my god I've always heard about that happening that is pretty cool man that that while I jumped off and the pike grabbed them after he jumped off that is so cool I'm back at camp and there is.
An insane amount of dragonflies like I've these are all dragonflies that you see no joke I'm not complaining I'm happy for them they take care of the bugs but I've never seen so many we're losing light temperatures dropping.
I got a lot of stuff to deal with still got to fillet that guy and get a fire going and cook them this night is unreal unreal I'm gonna crush up some dill pickle Crispers and use that as batter to deep fry my fish in the boat son Crush these up without.
Getting too much wood into them it looks like the Crispers is burning right away I really hope that's not the case oh yeah it is well maybe not just Browning okay I can deal with Browning.
Okay tell me that doesn't look good man I was kind of concerned at first I thought that Christmas was going to burn but it just kind of browned on it didn't Char at all so lemon up on that piece okay what a great day oh man I even looked over here I haven't even looked over there I.
Should say it's all orange big old Crescent Moon this place is amazing okay first bite I really really hope it's good I can't taste much of the Crispers that's good though definitely tastes good hmm Miss Vicki salt and vinegar chips next.
Time it's almost 11. look how bright it is almost 11 o'clock it is good it just doesn't taste like dill pickle at all 's kind of dip it's not a waste anyways good to find out it didn't work didn't.
Work great now I know still tastes good all right folks D3 is a wrap great day and I'm off to bed I'll see you in the morning good morning it's a nice day already I'm getting everything packed up and I thought while.
I'm doing that I might as well show you all the gear I brought for this 200 click 10 to 15 day solo Excursion I always have lots of questions about gear and there's a little bit more because of my duration of my trip so some of the things are the same some things are redundancies some things are.
Extras I have two backpacks the way I'm doing it is I have my very heavy load in this dry bag and that goes on the Portage before the canoe it goes by itself with a camera in my hand a pole in the other hand and my life jacket and then after that's done I go through.
With the lighter bag which isn't much lighter maybe only a few pounds lighter with my lighter bag and my canoe paddle another pull so I have things in my backpack like this is my sleeping bag I have a full sleeping bag in here rated to negative two Celsius and I have a under quilt.
Rated to like zero or something along those lines my thinking behind this was I brought my hammock to chill in if it's hot or if it's buggy or if it's raining or whatever or just if I need to lay down I don't want to lay on the ground.
Or potentially sleep in if there's not a good flat spot on the ground at one of my Camp spots so if I need this to sleep and I need something underneath me even though it's spring going into summer it's still chilly at night so the under the under quilt and here can double as my under quilt for this and then I put my sleep inside my sleeping bag and I'm.
Totally good in there with that and a tarp or when I'm sleeping in my tent my top quilt or sorry my underquilt can be used as a secondary top quilt for extra warmth or to level out my ground where it's uneven or whatever it's not much extra weight and it seems to be doing pretty good for me I'm happy I brought this set up.
I'm a hammock super lightweight hammock I've got a big eggless Fly Creek ul1 small tent very very small tent with its poles and these poles just get slid down the side of the backpack so really my whole big thing for my tent is this that's why it's hard for me to switch out from a tent setup to a hammock setup.
So this and this with sleeping pad and a sleeping bag all times of year or a hammock and a tarp and under quilt and a top quilt which seems to be a bit bulkier in my opinion anyways this is a big tarp that you saw.
Me use so far and this is a smaller black tarp I could have just got away with one but in my preparation for this trip there was a ton of rain in the forecast it is what it is I wanted to be more careful I wanted to be able to have a camp where I can have my hammock up or cooking under this one and my my my tent under this one or something along those.
Lines regardless it's not much extra weight but all of the extra weight does add up together it's a it's a heavy load two tarps both by ugq Outdoors amazing tarps and you've seen them in use so we've gone through sleeping pad oh yeah I didn't do that one that's why uh thermos new air X.
Therm always use this one uh it's probably gonna be due for a new one soon so I've done tent hammock sleeping bags tarp tarps got my chair my trusty helinox chair I'm a little Cedar Summit pillow I've got two big food bags they both weigh the same they're heavy.
Other than that I also have this as a food bag for the day so I don't have to dig into these big guys in here I have power Power Station stuff I bought a Big Goal Zero Sherpa to charge my batteries while I'm out here this is a big heavy product okay heavy I also have my AC for charging my.
Uh camera batteries got a head mount a secondary charger and a cord a couple cords in there actually secondary power bank bag where I have my GPS batteries batteries for my big camera lights SD cards things that I need to have to make a.
Video all this is just for video purposes probably eight pounds well actually with including my camera and my tripod and everything I'm well over 10 pounds easily for just filming and stuff but it's part of the reason I'm out here so there we go camera stuff first aid hidden Woodsman first aid straightforward.
Possible's poach it's got like headlight fillet knife repair kit for the canoe a bear Horn uh Compass extra sunglasses knife sharpening kit was Possible's pouch clothes because this is fringe weather I brought a little bit extra clothes this is overkill but again if it rained the.
Whole time I would need it I just wouldn't need it and I would rather have it than not on a trip like this agawa Canyon Boreal 24 killer saw just Stellar amazing saw grants first Brooks outdoor ax amazing lovely ax I've used a lot and uh we'll continue to I love this and one tree leather made the ax mask for me.
Amazing piece of kit Joe Robinette cup a little bit of extra for cooking I've got my normal cook kit Here solo Stow or sorry Bush not solar stove Bush buddy solo cook kit titanium a hank a paracord Camp shoes equipped with socks already in them this has been a good setup nice and Light Adidas my journal my mommy got.
For me for my birthday last year or this year thanks mommy when I turned to 30 sap in the lonely Land by sigurd f Olson my book a full pack of baby wipes one leather glow for dealing with a hot fire in the pot and everything necessary absolutely necessary another cook kit.
With a grill a frying pan fillet knife uh plates fork and a spatula my one puffy jacket rain pants raincoat water beefy water just a uh a garbage bag to protect water uh my stuff from getting wet.
My maps that are becoming invaluable from Bruce at wabakimi Outfitters nice Aqua Quest map holder my GoPro my main camera my Goal Zero my canoe my fishing tackle I've got a lot of gear what I everything I'm wearing my belt my phone for GPS my watch.
My Anson belt my boots I got lots and lots and lots of gear with me I feel like I have too much gear and that's probably the reason that I lost or forgot my uh yoke yesterday at the camp just because there's so much to keep track of but anyways that's my stuff I'm sticking to it it's 8 30 almost time.
To get this packed up and get on the water it's gonna be another hot one it seems that's all right day four it's weird this one only Dives to eight feet in them oh pretty far I feel like I got a snake yeah she's hitting bottom.
That's weird bottom went out to eight feet over like 100 meters off the shore anyway we're just gonna paddle down back to where we were paddled last night that Island there and uh continue on from there we've got a 400 meter Portage after that which is pretty decent size for this.
Trip I'll bring it on I am ready these last three days today's day four last three days flew by I'm a little bit ahead of schedule I believe tonight I was supposed to get to where I'm getting to tonight on night six and I'm kidding or day six and I'm.
Getting there on night four so a little bit ahead of schedule but I haven't been rushing only been traveling about six hours a day so anyway more paddling all right.
More paddling to come I want to get a fish here pretty soon I can feel it feel it she had my bone told you this is not even a minute after I shut the GoPro off hit hard hit hard.
It's got to be a pike feels like a decent sized one by the fight but who knows it says the fight in the pike something like that this is a good lure show you what it is after but I've been hitting them hard ever since I put it on last night.
Oh yeah bud all right he was a decent sized Pike um it's happened a couple times now where they've swallowed a little bit too far down it's taken me a bit to get it out they've all lived but it's just it's I don't like it so I pinched the barbs on the back one on the back hooks at.
Least that way um I don't know I still need some help with barbs but hopefully like it's been the back one that's been getting caught on them both times so hopefully with it pinched uh it'll be able to just slide out easier anyways it's a pretty tough fish and they've both lived it's okay I.
Just if I want to keep doing it I don't want to like keep hurting fish for no reason bad Shad eight and a half feet it Dives to it rattled anyways it's not like the trout in here or anything Pike but still it's uh this is only day four and if I keep.
Catching fish the whole time I'd rather not be injuring them before putting them back if I'm not eating them all which I'm not eating them and it hasn't been every fish it's been only like two or three out of freaking I think probably 25th so far it's all good just trying to be a little bit more.
Conscious of it and I am off we go foreign okay oh and a breeze nice looks like he's been on a couple battles there he's got some War wounds on him just came off that Portage.
Into a little bit of a rapid a couple casts later got myself a walleye all right on we go so I'm on another river system now I'm gonna follow this into a big big lake Whitewater Lake we're gonna camp in Whitewater Lake tonight and I.
Might make a rest day tomorrow there's a pretty cool old uh cabin I wanted to check a series of cabins to Old eccentric inventor Wendell Beckwith lived up here I'll get the exact info for you but a while ago and thought this was the.
Center of the universe and uh has some really cool cabins anyway some dug into the side of the hill and everything but I've wanted to check out ever since I heard about it so they are on white water on an island so that lake is huge it'll probably take me a couple days to paddle across it but tonight I imagine I'll get to the.
Mouth of it set up a base camp and then uh either stay at that site or only move a little ways and check out that cabin and hang out there for the day I saw a couple really cool examples of great parenting just maybe an hour ago the first one was.
A Mother and Father Goose you can eat Canada Goose with like six babies not very young but still had their Downy feathers not not to pretty young still and they saw me coming and one of them I assume the mom took the geese took the baby geese up.
Onto the shore well the the felt I assume the father swam the opposite way and started quacking at me honking at me like crazy non-stop until I was well out of range and then they all got back into the water and followed the one that was honking at me away.
I thought that was really cool and it made me miss my kids and then I come to the end of the Portage and there's a mother duck again I assume the mother duck with a bunch of babies and she starts pretending she's drowning she swims away from her babies and starts flapping in the water like I've.
Never seen before like struggling to swim or struggling to yeah whatever they do waddle in the water like a lot of commotion and I just stood and watched and she did that for a long time and every time her babies try to get near her she'll run away from them and flap around obviously trying to get.
My attention to go to her and not the babies I think people need to take a lesson from animals when it comes to parenting the babies are the most important thing regardless myself too I'm not preaching here I'm talking about personal personal growth personal experience.
Personal thoughts first real time I've uh felt a little homesick more so just missing my family than anything you know with everything the way it's been we've all been at home together you know what I mean Emmy's not at school I'm not going away we've all been.
At home together living together and it took a while to get used to it for me because I'm barely never there and Emmy's always gone to school but man once I did I loved it having game nights and going fishing without me lots of fun stuff so like me she's so similar to my.
Personality poor will for a wheel getting the hang of these walleye I think I saw a spot where I thought looked good I'm gonna cast my little Clio I messed around in the water playing with it a little bit and then lo and behold.
I foreign all right that's a few fish today already too I think uh I'll Pike in two walleyes a pike and two walleye walk into a bar like don't walk fish don't walk silly into a bar anyways having fun can you tell.
That one's a snag another walleye at the end of the lake peace man I keep dunking my hat in the water it's pretty hot so yesterday my elbow started acting up if you guys remember my five day.
Solo Algonquin trip years ago when I had the black eye and uh it rained the whole time I I messed my elbow up paddling against current into the wind hard for days and it's been okay since then this is honestly like I don't even know how many five years ago It's gotta be five at.
Least five years ago uh uh I've been on many canoe trips since and I don't know if it's the weight of the boat the extra weight of this boat trying to maneuver it or what but it is uh right now it's throbbing I feel good otherwise like uh.
I feel good otherwise I'm just getting into this through this big lake onto this little stretch uh before the Portage this is a big lake and on the map this is one of the smaller Lakes so I'm sure when it comes to some monster Lakes on this trip oh did that L guy.
Foreign I wish I didn't just have lunch I've been waiting to eat a pike okay let's see if my magic with the barbs worked out one's out okay back one's not in which is good because that's the one I removed The Barbers On.
Okay no harm no foul perfect eating sized Pike like I said but he's going back because I just had lunch ready it's so hot so darn hot it's got to be pushing a hundred Thirty something.
Foreign a break this sucks I really did not foresee this being an issue it's right in the between the two like Knuckles of it the sick feels like the tendon in there right ah right there yeah right there there's this nice rapid here I'm real sweaty I've already mapped it out if I.
Jump in here the current Will Carry Me Down and I'm gonna have to swim back up to get to my canoe here on this Little Rock just to get the grass the perspective here so I'll have to so up against current which is the only thing I don't know if I'll be able to do I got my life jacket.
On the worst comes to worse I'll swim to Shore and pick my way along until I get back over here all right let's do it I have my sunglasses okay I don't have to swim against current perfect oh.
That was good that was refreshing almost lost my hat and my sunglasses though all right let's try that again no hat no sunglasses this time ready we're jumping in there oh the old float get back to shore bro get back to the store you can do it oh this isn't bad at all this is fine I.
Just hang out in here man I feel like Kyle wore my life jacket though ah Swept Away swept away oh no we got it we got it we got it let me have a little water in my ear okay well every square inch of me soaked to the bone now.
Which is good huh hey I feel so much better I'm so glad I did that really tolerable deer flies are having a Heyday though oh what a cool spot man swimming and.
Fishing for a nice walleye yeah boy yeah boy wild and we'll have a keemy coming wild in wabakimi he is foreign oh my God that was about as perfect as you can get.
And there's a B on my lens get from here came up on this Portage some moose bones here they've been out in the sun for some time stark white there's still some tendons in between the vertebrae is a very pretty spot real tight in here.
Fishing fishy I slowed right down after lunch I'm glad I did so I was hurting myself foreign so much burn in every sense of the word foreign.
Thank you the color of that lichen or algae or Moss whatever it is on this rock I thought it was like a a canoe from far away how orange it is bright bright orange this is my last Portage of the day it's like 5 30. it's getting late and I'm getting tired and hungry I'm gonna try.
And fish at the uh Rapids at the end of this and if I do get a walleye or a pike of eating size I will bring it to Camp with me flip it up for supper I'm so hot I need to take a dip in the water again oh spot's real bad for black flies.
They're not everywhere just usually on the Portage and sometimes I can't oh all right this has the makings of a really good campsite it's marked on my map as one so let's go check it out it's looking real inviting from here.
Real inviting okay very nice some shade hang in the hammock some flat ground Breeze yep oh nice fire pit too okay.
Home and just like that dinner is served we're gonna get this guy dispatched and cooked cooked up before he gets away so hungry 6 30. uh yeah the first thing I'm doing is eating.
I've already filleted my fish about two nice fillets that's probably the biggest walleye I've kept so far foreign a little fire going am I am I uh Bush buddy and Fry up my fish with some fish crisp in that uh two decent sized fillets I I personally like to cut them up.
First before uh cook them so that I don't know so that I know that everything's cooked if I leave them big maybe they're not cooked in the middle I don't know maybe I'm paranoid I'm just going to cut them into big chunks this time is a good amount of meat.
I might have to cook this in installments just because my frying Pan's not big enough all right I ended up cutting it up a little bit smaller once it was in there again I still have a few pieces to go I am a hungry boy and this is going to go down really good.
A little bit of salt don't mind if I do maybe even some peppers oh yeah cheers Mr Wally well it was a good day longest day so far probably the hottest days so far too.
When I say I got here at 6 30. yeah just before 6 30. and I left at 8 30. oh man that's so good uh I needed this all right well still have a few pieces to cook up after.
I will uh I'm gonna sit here and eat this until this is done man I need some food in my life I feel like I might be getting in the Rhythm these portages they're short.
And they are relatively flat they're kicking my butt I don't know if it's me having to find them maybe they're just because they're in the sun in there looks like a lot of them are an old burn in the sun full of bugs I don't know.
There's not that many of them and they're taking me a long time I know that much it's 20 to 10. I got Campos squared away the food was good I sat there for a long time after I ate and just looked at the map and got a lot of bearing on what's going on and how long it's going to take me to do what and everything I'll go.
Over that with you later on but for right now I'm getting out to go fishing uh before I go to bed if anything happens I'll uh I'll definitely let you know but I got plans I got plans after looking at the maps and stuff so we'll go over that too looks like there's some good color out here.
We'll go back to a little Rapids like I was at and uh fish and get some Sky shots can you see the difference on my ring figure that's not my ring that's my whiteness I had to put my ring on this Fair because my hand was swollen up so bad I'm gonna put on my necklace soon so I don't lose it but.
Yeah uh-huh really nice feel in the air it's still warm but there's a breeze I'm gonna go cast my line in here a few times foreign.
Cut off my uh my line my best lure that I've been catching all this walleye and I believe it was a pike anyway I didn't see him but I switched up same setup little Clio just different color same size and it worked good I got a pretty nice size uh walleye on here foreign.
Oh he's gone anyways it was a decent sized wallet I actually wanted to get that one in the boat normally I don't really care at this point but oh good walleye and I'm glad that that lure worked sure it was going to I got mono on this uh rod and braid on the other one I've been.
Trolling with the braid and casting with the mono man what a scene oh my goodness it's just getting more purple let's get more purple I'll show you here in a second fishing's pretty hot tonight another walleye oh my goodness all the better I don't.
Have to touch them good fishing good fishing here in the Wild Bikini so we got here oh feisty little walleye let's get this one way in this one all right okay so third fish in a matter of like I don't know 20 not even and I was able to land this guy.
Let's say that this is a one of my best nights yet if not the best night yet oh my truck I didn't even look I didn't even look at this do you see the dragonflies oh man what a night.
Oh my goodness every this is a sensory overload there are so many things so many awesome things going on not a soul around there's thousands and thousands they're right above me they're they're literally right they're flying like.
Right above me I can touch them if they let me which they won't do man wow one for the memory this little tree just looks so spooky like my nightmares are made of right there.
These are my dragonfly friends how silly do I look a little scale from one to super ridiculously Joe silly I realized that but hey it lets me get out here wearing this stuff like this so I'm cool with it call me Captain cringe come on one more.
One more just one more fishy then I'll go back to camp give me one more fishy I know that you care saloon's freaking singing back up for me foreign nice oh Beauty walleye Beauty walleye oh.
Yeah man this is a nice walleye oh man nice he was feisty he was feisty okay well I don't know man I'm not really quite ready to go back to be honest I'm gonna take a couple more casts here.
This place is uh this place and time right here is something that doesn't happen all the time all right getting the hang of catching these guys again I mean actually handling them again okay here he goes goodbye there's dragonflies have I mentioned the.
Dragonflies no need to go to bed don't need to get up early no rush I work out it seems like I'll probably end up taking 14 days to do this trip if I take a rest day here or there man it's just getting more clear.
Well it's 10 30. I caught there's more walleye than I can count so I'm gonna head back I might make up a little fire and uh chill out for another half hour so I'm not in any kind of rush to get up tomorrow I think I will move tomorrow.
That's part of my plan I think I will move spots tomorrow but not far just got on the lake a little bit and prepare to go see uh Wendell beckwith's old cabins and all his inventions and knickknacks and whatnot what's all left there so uh wow that's a nice guy isn't it it's almost 11. back at Camp the bug's getting pretty.
Bad started this up hopefully smoke will help keep them down a bit probably stay up for about an hour if I can head to bed set up the tent tonight let me sleep in there Panic again I don't know let's see so many bugs.
Today was the toughest uh and the most rewarding I don't know what the weather is going to be I can check on my inreach but I have not checked and I'm not going to no matter what it is it doesn't matter it will dictate what I do but we'll just wait and see.
I'll do it when it happens if any weather comes out Moses most Ace Adidas Camp shoes for the win all day dream boat slogging all right guys that's it for tonight.
With you in the morning
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