My 10 Favorite Ways to Beat the Wintertime, Off Season Blues and Get Ready for Our Next Trip Up North

#10.  Study my lake maps:  I try to mark the most successful spots on my map for big northern and for muskie sightings and then look for other areas with similar features.  I make a list of areas to cover for each day of the trip.  Also, mark favorite shore lunch sites and places to take the kids exploring.

#9.  Make a “hit list” and “prank list” for members of our group that deserve it the most!!  Last year, one of our favorite pranks was putting some STRONG, tasteless numbing gel on my sister-in-law’s tooth brush…she thought she was having some kind of neurological problems!

Note:  Each year we have an awards ceremony for our group (there is about 15 of us).  We give out awards for the most fish, the biggest fish, most species of fish, best practical joke, the best/most creative “planking”etc.  See photo for “planking”

And then…our winner for the biggest walleye last year:

More to come…

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