Here it is Wednesday morning and I’m still in awe over how the Rainy Lake Houseboat turned out this past week. The weather started off a little dicey to the tune of 50 MPH winds, soaking rains and some pretty big seas on the way out to the tie up spots with the houseboats on June 1 but what was absolutely spot on “couldn’t have been better” was the company, all the laughs and the fishing!
On this trip I was accompanied by Jon Marshall, Joel Nelson, Dave Koonce, Dan Koonce and Mike Kuhns. As I told my wife when she asked me how the trip went upon arriving home… “if laughter and grins are good medicine I’m going to live forever.”
Tuesday night May 31 everyone gathered at Rainy Lake Houseboats to begin loading boats for an early AM departure the following day. Conditions were wet and dreary with a near non-stop rain although the conditions were fairly calm when we first arrived. The story of the first part of this trip was destined to be the conditions as the weatherman over the VHF kept warning of 50 MPH winds out of the west / southwest accompanied by heavy rains the following morning. As much as we all hoped the forecast would miss the mark… this was one time the weatherman hit it on the screws.
The rest of this recap will follow below.