This is our GREAT friend and X boss at CSP. Duane Webster was a Game Warden for the South Dakota Dept of Game, Fish and Parks for nearly 40 years. For about 7 of our 9 years at Custer State Park, Duane was our Boss and Friend. He was a great guy to work for and with.
He is also a SUPER fisherman. He knows where they are and what they are hungry for. We love to go fishing with him........The boat he has is extremely comfortable to spend a day on the lake.
We met him at the lake at 7am. Here we are heading out for a day of fishing. This is Ken, Duane's neighbor, he went out with us.
It was COOL and a little breezy, but we were all anxious to get at 'em!!!
As we headed out on the Lake, we noticed that the big fire just West of the lake was putting off some smoke. It got heavier as the day went on and the wind changed directions...
Here we are at the first of Duane's chosen spots for the day. This is him and Ken fishing off the front of the boat. Duane runs and controls the trolling motor from where he is sitting keeping us on course...
Wasn't long till we had our first catch.
Angostura Reservoir is 5 miles south of Hot Springs. It is the first place we worked for the SD Game Fish and Parks when we came in 1995.
It is our favorite lake and we know it well as we've fished it a zillion times.....
It is extremely LOW for about the 3-4th year in a row. Its terribly dry in this area.
We fished and caught fish from 7:15 am until 4pm. But finally it was time to quit, load up, clean fish and head home....
here is after we had the boat all loaded up and were at the fish cleaning shack.
Nice Fish huh ? I can taste him already...mmm.
Pat and I were so tired we could hardly make it the 40 miles back home. But we were sure happy. Its always such a pleasure to go fishing with Duane. We TRULY respect his fishing ability and enjoy his friendship. We have NEVER had a poor day fishing with him.....
Now for a FISH FRY !!!!!!!! Come on over !!
IT WAS A GREAT DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!