Posted by: cworthy | July 16, 2010

July 16, 2010

That's Mike in the red and white shirt.

When I got an email from Mike and recognised his last name I wondered if it could be the same guy who graduated from Suttons Bay High School many years ago when I  was the principal. It turned out that he was and I really looked forward to our trip out together. After some jockying of schedules we got a date and met in the semi darkness of Fishtown this morning. I didn’t think we were going to be able to get out on the lake. The flag was cracking out straight and the red small craft flag was flying. I gave the guys an option, go out on rough water, reschedule, or cancel. Without hesitation they said, let’s go, and we headed out. It was a rough ride at first, but by the time I reached the shipping channel I was running over 20 mph and could see that the trip would work out.

We started just north of the village and trolled north until it got to rough too continue and then turned around. Along the way we caught  salmon of all sizes and a trout. Additionally, Mike’s college roommate from Michigan State had the bad luck of having some fish get off while he was reeling. Even though it wasn’t his fault we all blamed him anyway. That’s just the way it works.

It was a great morning and not one I’ll forget soon.



  1. Captian Bill… I just wanted to say Thank You for giving my son’s (Mikey & Nick), husband (Mike), brother-in-law (Mark) and good friend (Steve) such a great fishing trip…..
    Tina Barczak

    • Tina, I feel like the lucky one, especially seeing Mike after all this time.

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