Gary and Rob (The "Minnesota Butcher")
comparing their respective skills with the fillet knife.
The fish started out the same size. Rob won the 2000 Big
Fish Pot (based on pre-fillet weight).
Jim contemplating a repeat of his famous "bungee
launch" procedure for his boat. You have to see it to believe
Jim and Lee. Note the bungee cord. There's also one at the stern. It's customary to unhook both before leaving.
One of Solinger's cabins and our 2001 Pelican
Rapids headquarters. This was an old boathouse that Jon
Solinger's grandfather slid across the ice from the other side
of the lake back in the 1950's. He converted it into a
spacious, "homey" cabin.
The cabin's homey interior - complete with "Homies."
Lee, our pro fisherman and winner of the 2001 Big
Fish Pot, with one of Jon's 6 hp Evinrudes. They get you
out and back and Jon doesn't have to worry about us drag racing
up and down the lake.