With the my game plan of starting at 8 AM out the window, I had to hurry home to rig a few more rods for night fishing before hitting the hay. 5 AM radio interviews were scheduled out at Grand View Lodge (host site) to kick things into full swing. Not sure who let the cat out of the bag but every interview had the same theme, “So we hear that the Lt Gov is going to out fish the Gov”? Oooh boy! With every interview the knots in my stomach would pull just a little more. After a dozen or so radio and tv interviews it was off to school where some how I would have to keep my mind on students for the next 8 hours. Thank God for a great PE staff at Forestview Middle school; they had my back in this, just like the boys at LOA. Eventually that 3 PM bell rang, T-Minus 9 hours to go and it was off to the races!
Saturday morning was awesome! Our success the night before was the buzz amongst the media. The Lt. Governor was more than gracious in her credit to me for our success the night before. It was sure a lot easier to stand in front of the media having put a few fish in the boat already. The heat was all on the Governor now and Yvonne and I got to enjoy our morning on the water pressure free. The morning fishing trip came and went without too much to report. Matt lost a pretty good fish towards the end and Yvonne had boated a perch. Pretty slow for Gull Lake standards, but our success was already in the books.