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Mille Lacs Lake Story

Mille Lacs Lake Story as told by Vince

We were fishing on Izaty's Reef Mille Lacs Lake.
The bad news is a bad storm came up. I was fishing with my niece and nephew that were 5 and 4 years old. We were about 6 miles from shore, but in a 72 Crestliner, that tops out at 29 mph, it seemed like foreever! There was so much electricty in the air that our fishing lines started to rise out of the water! We put everything away and started for shore. The kids were so scared they crawled under the back to back boat seats completly hidden! By now the lightening is flashing big time and rain and small hail pounding my eyes and windshield. I ran full throttle as the waves got bigger and bigger! Not a word out of the kids under the seats. I was starting to worry myself because of the responsibility for the kids! I kept wiping my eyes and battling through it and finally made it to the dock. When I got there I was greeted by the kids father. You should have seen the look on his face when he saw just myself in the boat. Finally he ask what happened to the kids and I told them it was safe to come out! He was just as relieved to see them in the boat as I was to get dry Docked!!! All ened well, but never under estimate Mille Lacs lake storms, we should have left earilier!

Vince Salmela