Flurry of Fun | GG’s TOT

Fawnskin's Fisherman Mike

GG apologies for the late post, I woke up nauseated after another long day down the hill getting checked and tested again. Overall, this gal is doing better but this month has been tough.

So, my theory is that I got a bit dehydrated since I can’t think of any other reasons I might be, and don’t you go speculating either ‘cuz you’d be wrong!

One thing I’ve always had is strength of will and so since I had committed to go walking with a neighbor, I headed out to do so.

Not sure it was a mistake or not, for part of the walk I had temporary relief, but then when I got back I grabbed a small snack, drank a bunch of water and then hid back under the covers.

So, I know you are dying to know what is up–nothing much if truth be told but I’ll do my best.

Fish Wish

GG has tried to get local fishing experts to chime in here on the Fawnskin Flyer but despite my best efforts, nobody seems to come through…AND then, I was meandering around town visiting neighbors when I discovered an odd looking hat decoration on the hat of Mike Stephens.

Golden Fishing Hook | (c) Fawnskin Flyer

At first I thought it was something that had lodged (or dropped) on the hat but when he got closer, I saw it clearly and then got the story.

One of the things I like about living here is that people are more interested in you than in what you do for a living etc., which means that you usually discover something amazing over time.

This weekend I learned some fascinating facts about these Fawnskin Folks.

Nope, not gonna tell. You need to keep reading the Flyer…

But, one of these revealed facts was that Mike won a lake record on a particular species of fish he caught here.

An official weigh-in got him the hook and a lot of goodies from some of the prestigious fishing sports companies.

So GG did a bit of investigative work for naught.

However, I did find this:

The Golden Hook Trophy was introduced in 1967 and has grown into what is perhaps the most prestigious sport anglers trophy in the world. (via Mustad)

So, other than that, I haven’t found the entire story yet but am guessing that award took hold and morphed into a tradition that began to appear in different places.

I’ve got a call into Alan Sharp and I am sure he will fill me in since that is where the award came from!

During my research I also discovered that you could get a fishing passport to keep track of your lifetime adventures.

I have to say, for the non-fishing person, as this is most interesting.

Don’t get me wrong, there was a time in my life when I was an aspiring young fisher woman but you’ll have to wait for that story to emerge.

Babes on Boards

Captain John’s Marina & Fawn Harbor (39369 North Shore Drive) is once again holding the popular, Babes on Boards. Women of all ages can be found learning how to paddle board and socializing every Thursday evening around 5:00pm. Bring a potluck item to share and join in the fun.

Wine, Whiskey & Chocolate

This Saturday, June 2, 2012 will be one of the pre-events for the Cowboy Gathering. Wine, Whiskey & Chocolate will be held at the Inn at Fawnskin (880 Canyon Drive) from 2:00pm until 5:00pm.

The event will feature wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, fine whiskeys and elegant chocolate desserts. In addition, you will find both silent and live auctions.

Cost of the event? $30 per person Call (909) 380-1871 for reservations and information.

Pirate Faire

If you live near Pedersen’s (39115 Rim of the World Drive) brace yourselves because it is once again time for the Pirate Faire.

Battle and court re-enactments, stage shows and more will happen on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 10:00am until 6:00pm.

See if the kids are up for the children’s pirate costume contest and keep an eye out for treasure hunts for all ages since there will be shopping, food and ale.

Tickets are available at the gate or online. For more details please call (909) 237-0448.

Discovery Center

Saturdays are a good time to learn how to kayak on a guided tour of Big Bear Lake. Take a quick paddling lesson and cruise the shore looking for wildlife for only $15. Children must be at least 10 years old and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Includes water and a snack. Limited to 14 people per tour so reservations are recommended.

Then on Sunday, kids can learn to make pine cone bird feeders. This event is free!

Call (909) 382-2790 for more information and to reserve your spot or click over to see the Discovery Center schedule.

On Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Venus will transit the sun. Gaze thorough filtered scopes compliments of the San Bernardino National Forest Association and the Recreation and Parks District are co-sponsoring the event. The telescopes will be available for viewing from about 2:45pm until sunset. Call (909) 866-9700 or (909)866-3437 for more information on viewing locations.



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