Monday, March 7, 2011


Readers of the Electric Beaver may recall Gord's review of the book "Time on the Water" by Bill Gardner. Its a classic muskie fishing tale that I enjoy reading every winter. In order to help all of us "muskie hunters" make it to opening day I thought I would periodically post a quote from the pages of the book. I would encourage anyone who has ever fished for muskie to read the book in it's entirety. You won't be disappointed!

"I suppose many people think I must be nuts, quitting my job in Southern California and dragging my wife and daughter off to the north woods of Wisconsin so I can spend my time pursuing a particularly slimy fish that is rarely caught and doesn't even taste good. However screwy I may be now, you ain't seen nothing yet. Wait till I've spent 200 straight days fishing for muskies. Nobody ever came out saner for dealing with muskies. Jason Lucas, probably the most famous fisherman in the country during the 1940's and 1950's when he was fishing editor of "Sports Afield", once put it this way: "If a man wants to be made a complete fool, there are but two quick, sure and convenient methods of going about it. One is to fall it love with the wrong woman. The other is to fish for muskellunge."

-Bill Gardner


  1. Ahh...the memoir of a wannabe muskie fisherman! What he lacked in muskie catching, he made up for with his philosophy towards women. Happy International Womens Day by the way! I wonder if Bill Gardner is still married?

  2. Gord,

    I believe he is fishing for the wrong woman as we speak.