Jim Perrine, Dave Borchelt, Larry Clark,
Steve Walgren, George Tallman, Scott Borchelt, Mike Goodrich
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fisherman met in Kaleva for a great spring weekend. George, Dad and
I arrived late on Friday and headed straight to the Kaleva Tavern to see
who was left watching the hockey play-off games. We found Larry and Mike
with half finished finished pitcher of beer at a table by the big screen.
We all wondered, where was Jim? After catching up on stories and finishing
another pitcher, we headed back the the Hilton for a few hands of Euchre.
There, we solved the mystery of the missing Perrine. Jim was nestled comfortably
in George's bed with visions of brookies dancing through his head. We
busted in the cabin like a whirlwind and stayed up for a few hands of
woke up at 5:30 AM to scout for a few turkey. I walked down the two-track
with a few calls hoping to get a reply from a roosted gobbler. I was hoping
to come back the following weekend for my first turkey hunt. I heard nothing
from the mid spring forests. The newness of the year was beautiful green
and smelling fresh.
all headed to Lenz's for breakfast before heading out to the river. We
decided to focus our hunt for the mysterious whistling trout at the sportsman's
club. Larry, Grandpa George and I targeted the trout around the main stretch of the club grounds while
the rest humped over Ridge Trail to Sucker Haven. We kept in touch with
our talk abouts and spent the morning catching small browns and a few
suckers. Sucker Haven produced hugely for the fisherman drowning worms
over their Y-Stick.... Hey Mike,
how many W-trout did you pull out of that hole?
fishing, we headed back to camp and helped move the very full
outhouse back to a new hold that Jim and Mike had dug earlier in the
week. Both had arrived in Kaleva on Thursday and had prepared a new pit
about 4 feet deep for the outhouse. After great debate, pointing, stomping
around and leaning on the outhouse to measure the weight of the old craper,
we eventually got it strapped to the back of Jim's
truck and hauled it back to the new hole. The greatest debate involved
which way to point the door. What do you think is the best direction?
You will have to wait and check out the view for your self next time you
visit Kaleva... hopefully for the Fall
finishing the move and filling in the old - very full old hole, my father
and I pulled out the shotguns and clay pigeons. We spent the rest of the
clay in the field behind the cabin. What a blast! After cleaning up
all the spent shells, we spent 45 minutes hiking through the field looking
for and finding a small
bags worth of Morels and Beef Steak mushrooms.
had missed lunch and eagerly headed to Lenz's for a great dinner -- then
to Kaleva Tavern for a few rounds of shuffle board and pool. We headed
back home for a few rounds of Euchre and then everyone went to bed. I
could not believe it. The cabin was quiet before midnight. What happened
to all those guys in the picture hanging on the cabin wall??? When I got
back to Flint, my mother told me that she, Grandma Dot and Grams sister,
Floss, had gone to bed before 1 AM.... late Saturday night. I was shamed.
had another great time in Kaleva with the men of Whistling Trout. Thanks
for being a great host, Jim.
---Scott Borchelt (5/16/2001)
Trout Society & Friends,
was not as great a year like the other years. I lost my brother-law Ike
Notter at the age 52. Ike had non-Hodgins lymphoma in his brain stem.
He really enjoyed the fall trip with all of you. I will really miss him
a lot. I want to thank you for the flowers from the Whistling Trout Society.
trip, May 4th, 5th, 6th, will get everyone ready for the rest of the summer.
Steelhead are running in the Bear. I'm looking forward to seeing all of
you this spring. I'll be up on Thursday by 12:00 PM. I'm going to fish
this year with a fly rod. I used to use a fly rod when I was a kid fishing
with my Dad. Have gone to Cabela's in Dundee and found a great rod along
with new hooks & lures.
I went up to the cabin this winter and spent three days, cross country
skiing & walking in the woods. We had 18" of snow on the ground.
I could not get my truck up to the house. I had to dig out the entrance
to the gate that had 5' of snow piled from the snow plows.
I hope that
all of you can come up. Give me a call or send me an E-mail. My phone
#1-734-455-6095 or E-mail email@example.com.
sure you have your list for spring fishing? If not, give me a call.