|DEER ALONG THE RIVER LOOK PRETTY HEALTHY|
|SIOUX RIVER ABOVE THE BIG ROCK|
|THE CAPTAIN'S LICENSE|
Yesterday evening we went to a retirement party for our friend and neighbor, Sherman Edwards. It celebrated 33 years of service captaining Madeline Island ferry boats. It was held at The Pier restaurant and hosted by the Madeline Island Ferry Service. Being a ferry boat captain is a very responsible position, requiring specific training and the attainment of a Captain's license from the U S Coast Guard. Congratulations Sherman; but how will I get a free boat ride now?
Yesterday afternoon we needed to go to Washburn, and decided to check out the Sioux River. I can report that folks are beginning to fish for Steelhead trout, even if they have to plow through snow up to their hips to get a line in the water. I will wait a couple of weeks. The river is running pretty well but not nearly as high as it will when all the snowpack really begins to melt in earnest. The deer were moving about, the three we saw looked in a lot better shape than the one we saw two days ago out near Little Sand Bay.