2012-08-16 / Outdoors

Fish Report

Well, the crazy weather we are having continues. Coming home one day this week it was raining on Thunder Lake Road but quit before I got to the old Cook’s school. Then it was raining by Linda’s Bread Box and not raining when I got to town.

Then on Tuesday as I came by the Moose Lodge I saw some black clouds forming out over Lake Michigan. As I came into town it started to pour and poured for a short time and then the sun came out.

Off and on rain showers are nothing new, but in some areas where they could really use the rain they have not received any at all. In some areas out in the woods it as dry or even dryer than I have ever seen in all the time I have spent out there. In some areas the roads and the ground is just powder dry so be real careful if you are doing anything out in the woods.

It is hard to believe that we are at the middle of August and fast closing in on the start of school and the fall seasons for hunting and fishing. This year’s fall seasons could be interesting with the crazy weather we have had.

I have been seeing more flocks of turkey this month than I have in the last few years. In fact, if you are driving anywhere you want to keep your eyes open for flocks of turkey along the edge of the road.

Those that have been out in the woods are seeing a few more deer than they saw in the last few years. They are also seeing some nice bucks.

Not to throw a damper on the fact we have had a few mild winters so there are more deer out there. But there are some people that feel with the abnormally warm summer we have had that Lake Michigan’s water may be warmer this winter and cause there to be a whole lot more snow this winter. I guess we may have to just wait and see.

It seems that there are more and more moped that are running around each day. This Florida phenomenon for senior citizens seems to have moved to the U.P. With this in mind I will leave you this week with a tale of what can happen.

An elderly man on a moped, looking about 100 years old, pulls up next to a doctor at a street light.

The old man looks over at the sleek shiny car and asks, “What kind of car ya got there, sonny?”

The doctor replies, “A Ferrari GTO. It cost half a million dollars!”

“That’s a lot of money,” says the old man.

“Why does it cost so much?”

“Because this car can do up to 320 miles an hour!” states the doctor proudly.

The moped driver asks, “Mind if I take a look inside?”

“No problem,” replies the doctor.

So the old man pokes his head in the window and looks around.

Then, sitting back on his moped, the old man says, “That’s a pretty nice car, all right... But I’ll stick with my Moped!”

Just then the light changes,

So the doctor decides to show the old man just what his car can do.

He floors it, and within 30 seconds the speedometer reads 160- mph.

Suddenly, he notices a dot in his rear view mirror. It seems to be getting closer!

He slows down to see what it could be and suddenly WHOOOOSSSHHH !

Something whips by him going much faster!

“What on earth could be going faster than my Ferrari,” the doctor asks himself.

He presses harder on the accelerator and takes the Ferrari up to 250-mph.

Then, up ahead of him, he sees that it’s the old man on the moped!

Amazed that the moped could pass his Ferrari, he gives it more gas and passes the moped at 275-mph and he’s feeling pretty good until he looks in his mirror and sees the old man gaining on him AGAIN!

Astounded by the speed of this old guy, he floors the gas pedal and takes the Ferrari all the way up to 320-mph.

Not 10 seconds later, he sees the moped bearing down on him again!

The Ferrari is flat out, and there’s nothing he can do!

Suddenly, the moped plows into the back of his Ferrari, demolishing the rear end.

The doctor stops and jumps out and unbelievably the old man is still alive.

He runs up to the banged-up old guy and says, “I’m a doctor.... Is there anything I can do for you?”

The old man whispers,

“Unhook my suspenders from your side view mirror!”

So be careful of all those mopeds out there now.

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