Saturday, May 30, 2009

Putting Mucho Miles on the Truck.

Friday I headed north to Momence, Illinois with Caleb. We did a bit of work for the Rosemore Sportsman Club on the Kankakee River and then headed back to Peoria to set the trap nets and do a bit of electrofishing. Justin, Allen, Justin and Josh went to Eureka for a windmill install and to Morton to put the finishing touches on a big dock project. 

Caleb and I pulled in some nice fish electrofishing, here is our best bass of the evening:

Saturday I took my son Noah to work with me. At 7 am we loaded up the tanks with 4-6 inch redear, 4-6 inch bluegill, some perch, crappie, a few walleye, and this albino white catfish that my nephew Ty is holding up.
We delivered the redear and bluegill to Bob Fidlers new 20 acre lake near Fiatt and then headed northwest to drop off some supplies for a guy near Ellisville before heading to our lake up at Norris. 

Noah is 1.5 years old, and absolutely loves working and riding in Daddy's truck! He did perfect driving with me for hours. We got to our lake about 1 pm and he went down for his nap while I worked on a few finishing touches to our new floating dock! This is absolutely the very coolest dock we have ever built. Of course I had to try it out and cool off this afternoon.
The second story is over 10 feet to tall to the water and it is 15 foot deep at the end of the dock.
Anyhow we finished up our chores for the day, and then Noah and I were off to run a few more errands and drop off some pond supplies before getting home at about 8:30 pm. 


  1. LOL... that is really something.. Keep up the great work and please stop by my site bucket trucks sometime. Keep it up..

  2. I am so glad to read your blog, I am looking to purchase a small(3-5 acres) rural property near Momence, IL with a spring fed pond. If you run across something like this (I'm not sure if you do this) but would you contact me - Thanks Sara (