It was a dark, drizzly, dismal day with the occasional snow flake hitting the wind shield when we went in search of the Devil's Elbow.
I had been there before. I knew Fisherhubby was going to want to not only find this place, but return later with his boat and bait.
Sure enough, even before we got to the evil elbow, we found access for boats. This is Petenwell Flowage, Wisconsin's second largest body of water covering more than 23,000 acres.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.
It took us less than 20 minutes from our front door to this boat ramp. I've seen photos of monster muskies pulled out of here - - - Fisherhubby will be HAPPY when he hooks into one of those.
In fact, even without his boat and bait, Fisherhubby was about to jump straight out of his skin just SEEING all this water. He kept saying, "It's HUGE!"
Then we found the Devil himself and drove down his arm, around his elbow and back again.
When I was a kid, I don't think these guard rails were here.
In fact, if memory serves me right, it seems that in the dead of winter when the ice was frozen solid,
Drivers used to intentionally LEAVE the road, skipping the Devil and his elbow all together,
And take a short cut straight across the lake.
Those were the days my friends - - - long gone except in the memories of old-timers like myself.
I'm pretty positive when this lake gets frozen solid there will STILL be an entire "neighborhood" of ice fishing shanties out there. I'll go back and see along about January.