Festive Time of Year!
With the Dragon Boat and Ely Blueberry Festivals in the rear-view we now turn our attention to this weekend’s annual and ever more popular Fisherman’s Picnic. This is Cook County’s version of Stillwater’s Lumber Jack Days or Bayfield’s Apple Festival. There is a $10,000 Grand Prize Raffle (keeping my fingers crossed), Log Sawing, Rolling, Big Fish, Fish Toss contests. Tennis, Basketball, Softball and Snowmobile Skipping round out the athletic events. There are parades, vendors, live music and lots of great times. Fisherman’s Picnic time memories are some of the fondest I have experienced in my time spent up north here.
We have finally been getting the much needed rain in this last week. And this weeks forecast calls for a about a 20-50% chance of showers all week. This is great to get and hopefully it will green things back up a bit and the increasing lake and river levels will only help continue the excellent fishing we have been experiencing this summer. Plus nobody likes not being able use their grill or cook their hotdogs and s’mores over the campfire in the summertime because of a fire ban or restrictions!