Great fall fishing trip up north with my daughter

It was another great trip for me.  The fishing was good, but better still, I was able to spend some quality time with my daughter Lisa in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

We just spent a week in Boulder Junction.  Our stay was at the Wildcat Lodge and for a week, we fished Wildcat, Big and Little Kitten Lakes.

Boulder Jct. is a great place to visit.  There's much going on in town, great restaurants, 194 lakes within 10 miles of town to fish, and for the deer hunter, there are loads of them.  This area's deer season open the week of Thanksgiving.

Lisa and I were joined by our friends Ron and Sharon Fitzpatrick.  Ron has been trying to get his first musky for 30 years.   My thoughts were, what better place can there be than the Musky Capital of the World... Boulder Junction.  We were glad to have them along.

I'd have to say that we didn't fish hard.  There were no long days on the water.  We didn't pound the water with big baits until our arms were sore either.   This was a fun trip and yet we accomplished what we set out to do.   Catch some fish.

Pike, bass and musky made it to the boat.  Lisa got the first muskie, a 40 incher on Big Kitten Lake.  She got it straight out in front of the Wildcat Lodge.  Ha, for once, no need to travel across the lake to find fish.

I got my musky on Wildcat Lake. Ron finally got his wish too.  He got his first musky on Wildcat as well.

I have a rule.  Follows and having one on doesn't count for muskies unless two people in the boat can see it and conform that it was a musky.  On this trip we had 4 other muskies on and lost next to the boat, and one confirmed follow.

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Check out the gallery here.

For more information about the area contact the Boulder Junction Chamber by visiting or give them a call at 1-800-GO-MUSKY.  For information on the Wildcat Lodge visit or call (715) 385-2421.  Both will be at the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show in Rosemont, January 23 to 17, 2013.  Stop by to see them.

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