Vol. 5, No. 3
Big Changes at Bay Shore Resort
When you come up for some late fall angling· or maybe a bit of ice fishing this winter, you'll spot the changes immediately. Connie and Naomi have built on to their house, and put a new roof on the attached bait-shop!
The bait-shop looks different inside too, with a new ceiling and brand new lights. And that's not allthe driveway and parking lot are blacktopped! Over at the DNR's launch site, the parking lot has a new coat of blacktop, while just off shore the DNR has dredged out the channel so it's easier to get in and out of the bay. Over the winter months they'll resume dredging to widen the access with equipment working thru the ice. The low water is still the subject of many conversations, but we're getting used to it. Last year lots of boaters had prop problems· but this year there's been only about a fifth as many reports.
One of the most popular changes made at the resort in the last few years was the combining of what were cabins #1 & #2, into the new deluxe three-bedroom cabin. The bigger cabin is the first one requested by most folks, so over the next few months Connie and Naomi will be transforming cabins #3 & #4 into another three-bedroom unit! The re-construction work will be finished by the spring opener, but the resort will not be taking reservations for it right now. Keep reading these newsletters, or check out our web site, www.bay-shore-resort.com, for the latest information.
Water and Friendship Tops Survey
We had a number of new guests stay at the resort this year. Connie and Naomi make a special effort to make sure they have a good time and to find what they like about the place. So far this informal survey shows that new guests like the fact we're right on the water, the quality of the bait shop and the public launch site next door. And they also like the way the other guests make them feel welcome, one group saying that they came as strangers but ended the week as friends.
Knives and Jigging Sticks
Looking for a good price on a knife from Marble Arms? The Bait Shop at Bay Shore has more knives then ever before, and all at below-catalog prices. Serious collectors already know that the bait shop has special Marbles knives, made in limited quantities and offered for sale only at Bay Shore.
New items at the bait shop for the winter include the a Bay Shore exclusive· the Bay Shore Jigging Stick, made locally by the Iverson Snow Shoe company. Check out this and other items on the web site, and then see them in person when you stop into the bait shop.
Construction Workers and Fishermen
It's been a busy fall here on the bay, as the construction crews and fishermen swapped stories and tried to stay out of each other's way. Just the past few days two fishermen came in to show off their prize catches. The week of the 16th a guest brought in a 31¸ inch, 9¸ pound walleye. The week before a 31 inch 10¸ pounder was brought in to the shop. And the perch· bigger than anyone expected! Big, thick-backed perch have been caught all year, leading many area anglers to go out specifically for the species. Areas near the buoys, and the weed beds, north of the resort by the old tank farm, are popular spots for perch this year.
Small mouth bass are found in the same weed beds, and are often seen in the shop. Lots of fishermen had good luck with walleyes in the spring, but summertime high gas prices kept some sportsmen away. The cooler days and nights of the fall are a traditionally great time to go out for walleyes, and lots of fishermen are proving that tradition true. The resort is full, and the guys and girls are having a great time on the bay. And ice fishing is not too far away. Every winter Connie and Naomi keep three cabins open for ice fishing groups, available by the week, weekend or whatever is needed to keep the ice fishermen happy! Connie says· "We wanted to close up the cabins for the winter, to catch up on some work, and to take a vacation." The ice fishermen wouldn't let them, she said, adding, "there was so much cryingso you guys won this year. The cabins will be open!"
It's time to party! Woody's 16! Connie and Naomi have gone all out for a special gift this year. As a part of the remodeling of their home, they've put in a new bay window overlooking the walk down thru the resort to the water. And to keep Woody happy, the new window will have a padded seat just big enough for her, so she'll be able to keep a close eye on everything that's going on, from the comfort of the living room! Stop in and wish her 16 more...
The Old Recipe Box
Baked Walleye with Vegetables
* 2 pounds walleye fillets
* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
* 1 cup sliced onions
* 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice
* 1/2 teaspoon ground basil
* 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
* 1 cup tomato juice
* 3 cups instant rice
* 3 cups sliced zucchini
* 1 cup sliced green peppers
* 3 tablespoons dry sherry
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
* 1 dash hot pepper sauce
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Place fillets in a layer in greased 9-inch baking dish. Saute onion, zucchini and green pepper in oil until crisp-tender; then spoon the mixture over the fillets, topping with the tomatoes. Combine sherry, lemon juice, salt, basil, and pepper, and then pour over the fillets and vegetables, adding the hot sauce to the top. Bake, uncovered, in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
Prepare rice replacing one cup of water with the cup of tomato juice. Place the vegetables and fish on a heated platter. Sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese. Pour pan juices over fish and vegetables for a hearty meal. Serve over rice.
Makes 6 Servings.