|Monty Lacomb, Michael Drevenstedt, Ed Cuningham and Daniel Franks|
few firearms. We brought; chili and polish style Hotdogs for dinner and potatoes with bacon for breakfast. With a lot of liquids and snack foods on board, three trucks headed for the river.
Grabbing a fishing pole Daniel and Michael couldn't help throwing a few casts as soon as we got there. They didn't catch any fish and after a bit we got the crew together to make camp. Like one machine the five of us went to work with the tasks of setting up for the cold winter night. Well.......before we knew it the fire was a going, the kitchen was made and the tents were set up. Feeling good about ourselves it was time for some fishing and exploring down by the river. In the last month large amounts of rainfall as well as snow melt has the river running high up on it's banks. I felt better after seeing the river was still several feet lower than
Time for dinner.
Stalking some mountain Quail
|Ed Cunningham chilling|
In the early light we drank strong coffee while I cooked the bacon and potatoes that Daniel and Michael cut up. Ed split wood and was stoking the fire. Monty organized some fishing gear for fishing after breakfast. Soon it was time to eat. When the feast was finished......two pounds of bacon, about three pounds of fried potatoes and a half pound of coffee was gone. Numerous other food items joined in the food vanishing at breakfast as well. Now it's fishing time for us. Michael was going to head up river and fish his way back to camp. Monty and Daniel were going to go down stream to fish a deeper
|Michael and Corley llinois river|
|Michael Drevenstedt with his 223|
|Daniel Franks after fishing on the Illinois river.|
|Monty relaxing after a cold night|
|Making up a hotdog over the fire|
|Huge Quartz vein running along the shore.|
|Home sweet home.|
|Michael Drevenstedt loading up the truck for the Illinois river adventure.|