January is flying by. No time to get cabin fever or the winter blahs since I spend all my time outdoors or in a cold rink.

Our Bantam hockey team has had a good run since the X-mas break winning all 3 league games versus teams we lost to in the first half. The most recent was yesterday against Gimli/Riverton Eagles. We lost 4-2 in December and trailed 3 to 2 yesterday as time dwindled in the 3rd period. We had 2 times the scoring chances but could not find the net. We continued to swarm and tied it up with less than 2 minutes left. I left the same line on the ice and within 30 more seconds they had scored the game winner! We have been playing good hockey as of late and look forward to every game.

Fishing is going well. We are fishing hard and being rewarded for our efforts. Not the all time best fishing but not the worst either, just like old times, the other fishermen are trying to figure out where we are fishing. A true fishermen never gives a definite answer!

This is the second year in a row that a pair of Eagles has not gone south. They sometimes follow us out for a meal of fish, or should I say follow the Ravens. The Ravens are tough, waiting for us even in the coldest of weather.

Checking to see how wide the crack is.

Sometimes we have to travel miles to find a split or place where it is narrow enough to jump across. Good times.

If you eat fresh Perch in a restaurant in the Midwest, there is a good chance that it came from us. An excellent meal, just glad I do not have to fillet them all.