We’ve got 60 new photos from Mystery Lake to top off the spring fishing season. We were lucky enough to spend both bass and musky opener there and even though the weather didn’t cooperate we had several successful outings. Thanks to “The Famous Believer”, one of our top five spring musky lures, Mike was a musky catching machine!
In keeping with my promise to get on a schedule of updating the gallery I’ve added some 70+ photos to the Mystery Lake 2004 album, which should complete one of the greatest bass fishing galleries you’ll ever see. I’ve included three enticing photos below. Don’t forget you can comment on individual images!
PS- I will be posting a 2010 contributor contest entry tomorrow morning!
You may recall a recent post where I talked about a rug that was ruined while I was at Mystery Lake because one of the Berkley GULP! Alive buckets had leaked, well here’s the rug! Since that original post more and more people have contacted me telling me of similar experiences they’ve had with this product. So, I have created an official petition to have Berkley fix their packaging, once we’ve gotten more than 100 signatures I will send the petition to Berkley.
It’s a shame really, this product is amazing it’s the packaging that sucks. In this economy the $25+ (CDN) price tag, coupled with the possibility of having to replace ($220 rug from Ikea) or professionally clean any surface that happens to absorb this liquid. I can’t recommend this product without sticking a huge warning on it.
We put flour and baking soda over the stain before we left, hoping it would soak up some of the moisture and oil. As you can see it did absorb some however a large stain can still be clearly seen and a second ring of oil can also be seen. The stain is about 18 inches long to put it in to perspective. When we attempted to clean the stain with some soap and water the awful smell immediately returned. Mike said he’s going to keep the rug in the boat house where the smell or the stain wont matter.
It’s been over 5 years since we last visited Mystery Lake and just as long since we’ve fished with our good friend Mike Westlake. Mike would definitely be considered a founding member of Fishing Fury, in our first year he joined us on many of our trips and witnessed us catch trophy fish in every body of water we fished. After some catching up via email a few weeks ago we planned a last minute trip to Mystery Lake last weekend, we knew the trip could only end in a epic tale of man vs beast. And that’s exactly what it happened.
Updated: I’ve uploaded photos from the trip to the Mystery Lake 2009 photo gallery. I realize the 2004 gallery isn’t even complete and I hope to fix this over the winter.