Mar 23-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: March: Mar 23-04
Art's fish story    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo from John Schneiderhan

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 07:53 am:

John Schneiderhan, the guy who keeps Pasty.NET members connected, wanted us all to share in his Father-in-law's "big day on the lake"! Trouble is, John didn't have any specifics, such as date, place, etc. So, all I know for sure is the smiling gentleman's name is Art.

I'm not really much of a fisherwoman, I mostly read while we're out there wetting the lines, so the rest of this story, is just speculation..... By the looks of the shoreline, I'd have to say this is somewhere near Point Mills. A reliable source (my fisherman hubby), told me that's a walleye Art is holding and a pretty good size one at that! What do you think.....12 lbs. or so? Of course, not knowing what species this fishy is, I'm wondering if it could be one of those big-headed carps they've been talking about on the radio the past year or so. I heard they're pretty dangerous, can jump right out of the water into your boat. This past summer, the Tech rowing team was even advised to wear helmets, just in case! ;-)

By MurphySurf Michigan on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 07:53 am:

First Post of the day from Warren Michigan. Bright and Sunny

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 07:58 am:

What a lovely shot from Sharon Smiths's Copper Harbor Cam this morning...

CH Cam

By Tom on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 08:05 am:

I think Art should tell us his story.

By Sarcasm on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 08:10 am:

Thanks for the picture of the dead fish. Nice way to start the day.

Toivo responds:

Welcome to da' UP, Sarky :O)

Typical UP stream

By Pink Floyd on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 08:17 am:

Looks more like a 4 pound walleye to me. That
season ended February 29.

By Mr. Wheatman, South end on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 08:21 am:

Ahh the mighty Walleye, Sander vitreus, an adroit adversary in any angler's account. It has emanated many a feeling of titillation or annul, depending on the day's residuum. A true angler's guerdon for his endeavor indeed. Kudos on the fine shot.


By rob in dc on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 08:21 am:

RE: "dead fish" When I was growing up, sometime during the late Cretaceous period, my mother always told us kids, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." You couldn't take it literally, but the sentiment was what counted. Which leaves me nothing more to say about the "Scarcasm" poster. Tsk.

By DJW, Farmington Hills, MI on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 08:24 am:

vs. Sarcasm, thanks for the picture of the tasty looking fish. Great way to start the day!

By : on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 08:28 am:

Ah, come on people, it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, sun is shining and warmer temps are near at hand. Can't we just be warm and complimentary to each other on this beautiful spring day....everyone, please have a GREAT DAY!!

By jody, MI on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 08:37 am:

I agree with : It's a beautiful day and in the photo (another great one on Art is smiling, doing something he obviously loves! I love the unique photos this web site offers; everyday brings a special, beautiful surprize! Keep up the great work Mary, Charlie, and Daryl who knows how I appreciate her help with learning the ins and outs of the computer itself! Good job!

By Down State Dave on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 08:49 am:

Yeah. it's a beautiful day and your neighbor's a hood. Did I get that right Tuesday? ;>) And I agree with Mr. Wheatman too ---- whatever he said. ;>)

I do envy Art. No wonder he has such a big smile on his face. Nice fish! I can almost taste those filets! YUM!

Oh -- any one else makes any grumpy comments, I will find you and put the remains of Art's catch under the back seat in your car. :.) (That's a tongue in cheek, I think I just invented it!)

By uper1 on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 08:54 am:

Aye, tis a fine day to sit down and do the Taxes, but I think I'll go get my root canal done instead, that's more fun.....

By Missin the UP from NJ on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 08:58 am:

That looks like one delicious fish! Mmmmm... On the grill... and with a nice big baked potato! (I can't help it, love fish, just hope it's the non-murcury kind)

It's was 20 degrees here when I got up and now it's way up to 31! Northern NJ must be moving further north, our weather's more and more like the great UP! But, it's still not as beautiful to me!!

By Sue, Calumet on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 09:00 am:

Down State Dave, you didn't invent the fish in the back seat. That's classic revenge from Grumpy Old Men. They were also ice fishermen.

By mudjacker on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 09:04 am:

Wow. Now that is a nice dead fish if I ever saw a picture of one. I for one would like to invite it over for dinner. YUM.
Mr. Wheatman you have a way with words. Are you in politics?
Great pictures keep up the good work.

By Me, Houghton, MI on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 09:16 am:

Sue in Calumet......Down State Dave meant he thinks he invented the :.) which is supposed to represent a tongue in cheek. I think you may be right, Dave. I've never seen it before. That's a new one to me.....very creative.

By vaalea on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 09:20 am:

I think Mr. Wheatman is really the neighbor behind the fence from the Home Improvement show :)

By critique on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 09:23 am:

:,) ...I think that's a better 'tongue in cheek' symbol...

By Frank,,, Milw....... on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 09:39 am:

I think Mr. Wheatman is really John Housman,star of " Paper Chase," a tv series, I belive back in the 70's. Allways admired His way with words. Enjoy the day......

By Kathleen O'B in MD on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 09:42 am:

Hey! Which "Art" is it? Is it Art Stancher? I can't tell with
the hat. If it is, it's my brother-in-law! Congratulations
Art! Say "hey" to everyone up there for me. Sunny and
upper 50's here today, upper 60's coming tomorrow.
No snow. Daffodils are coming up. The camelia is
getting ready to bloom. Baseball started this week for
the boys. You know it's spring when you get to start
weeding. (Havre de Grace has it's own micro-climate.)

By Roudy Mi on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 09:46 am:

:! Hockey player?

By Louan-Elk Rapids MI on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 10:30 am:

Oh, you guys! I love to hear you talk. Yes, I hear you in my minds ear. Isn't it funny! I've always thought, Mr. Wheatman, was the guy behind the fence too.

By Josie Teodosijeva, Colorado on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 10:47 am:

Mnogu hubav reba za mnogu dobro mazh!

Life is good. Enjoy the fish dinner but send some of that snow to Denver!

Love Josie, Pero and Sasha

translation....beautiful fish for very great man.

By ts--mich on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 11:09 am:

Josie--I am sure theres still some croatians left here in the U.P. that knew what you said without the translation--Its also getting close to easter sausage time---bet you make that too--croatian from the copper country---ts

By Candy, CA on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 11:11 am:

I'd recognize Art Stancher anywhere -- even in
the hat! His daughter Melissa is married to
John. Art's main claim to fame is not really ice
fishing -- he's a very gifted teacher at Calumet
Elementery School.

By danbury; germany on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 12:49 pm:

Just ignore it.
Hey, to each ones own, right?
To me, fresh fish, please. Out of the water into flour and the pan with the butter - like the fish we had in NH. Don't remember what they were called. Bottom living with horns that could prick like heck - first ouch, then yum.

By Mr. Wheatman, South end on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 01:17 pm:

Not at all, not at all, merely an admirer of nature's amaranthine bounty.


By EmptyU, mi on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 01:18 pm:

Must be pretty easy to catch a big fish with two orange handles on it! ;-0

By John from Iowa on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 01:29 pm:

I think those orange handles must be used when eating a corn on a cob.

By Lowell MO. on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 01:56 pm:

For Sarcasm:: I suppose that you eat your Hamburgers off a cow walking around the pasture.
That is a nice looking fish. Wouldn't mind haveing it but couldn't handle the cold to catch it.

By JRH,MI on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 02:31 pm:

There more like ice picks, hanging there ready for use if one should break through the ice. These devices would then be used to grip the ice and then you would be able to, hopefully, haul yourself out.

By Steelhead on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 02:38 pm:

Hey, thanks for clarifying that, JRH. Should have
guessed they were some sort of safety device seeing
as they are flourescent orange. Art's hat, too.
Still, they do look like corn picks! :D

By Curious on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 02:45 pm:


Please tell us more about yourself.

By Artu, Calumet on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 03:21 pm:

He went out to catch a show stopper,
No luck just a couple of floppers.
He said with a grin,
With Copenhagen dribbin down his chin,
"I yust caught me a 7 ana half pound Wally Whopper."

By sandstone princess on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 03:59 pm:

Oh you guys. I am laughing so hard right now. Tears are streaming for da laughing. My hubby says I say lauw fing....oh well, you people are just great.

By NEED ANSWERS!!! on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 04:03 pm:


By Sarky on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 04:26 pm:

Lowell, I don't eat cow.

By Dave, PA on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 04:49 pm:

Josie in Colorado.

Couldn't figure out the Polski-Ruskii writing.

Thought it might be Russian, but not according to you translation, because the Russian would be.

красивая рыба для очень большого человека

By Lowell MO. on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 04:55 pm:

Sounds like "Sarky" is a vegitarian. Good otherwise you might to his house and see the chicken flopping around cause they ate the drumsticks off.
By the way "Sarky" what do you eat???????

By Julie Barrie The Netherlands formly Michigan on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 04:59 pm:

I know this is off the subject but we posted about this the other day ... and I dont mean to be repitive but I got a couple (2) of those bad emails today it says delfault mail..
I cleaned my computer and found a couple of viruses even tho I have ad-aware... and scan with it everyday ... so Im just reminding people to be
careful and dont open it...take care all...

By Mike Beaverton MI on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 05:08 pm:


If you want complain about something, complain about the gas prices going up. Not about someones really tasty dinner.

By Steelhead on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 05:22 pm:

There once was a Yooper named Art
Who awoke from his nap with a start
He'd dreamed he'd gone fishing
& this big catch got him wishing
he had hauled it away in a cart!

By Joizey Clamdigger@exit98 on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 05:26 pm:

To curious

This is the first time I recall Wheatman posting twice in one day. And, there still lots of us Copper Country Croatians around.

By Judy Chesaning MI on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 05:45 pm:

Nice to see the comment in Croatian. I was surprised that several of the words are the same or extremely close in Polish. Reba is fish in both languages and a mighty fine one it was in today's picture!

By former Yooper, Va on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 05:46 pm:

It is interesting that the Bridge Cam from 5 days ago is almost identical to today's. Not much snow seems to have melted up there. Or it got replaced. :-)

By Lowell MO. on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 05:54 pm:

to: Mike in Beaverton. Well said. but I always thought that this was a place where they could post a picture and the people would just comment about it. I feel that if they don't like it keep it to their self because there are others that do like and enjoy it. My motto is that "whatever flops their mop" or "rattles their chain" or "cranks their crank is their business" and is best kept to themselves. Why try to spoil it for someone else.

By Curious on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 05:54 pm:

To Joizey,

Yeah, I noticed that also. I would like to know more about Mr. Wheatman. He is mysterious like Toivo. Wheatman = Toivo??? Hmmmmmmm Perhaps Toivo has multiple personalities.

By Doug the Troll on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 08:04 pm:

It's good to see he's also carrying the orange "ice picks" with him too. Never can be too safe out dere on dat ice.

By John- Canton Mi on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 09:38 pm:

Would also like to know more about
Mr. Wheatman. Teacher maybe?
Come on sir. tell us once and we will leave you alone. This is a great site!

By Louan-Elk Rapids MI on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 09:59 pm:

Mr. Wheatman is mystical, in a vocabularial sort of way. How many of you looked up, "amaranthine"? Thanks, for the new word, Mr. Wheatmen.

By Cliff. Mi on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 10:32 pm:

(1869-1935) U.S. poet.

Raised in Head Tide, Me., he attended Harvard briefly, then endured years of poverty and obscurity before his poetry began to attract attention. He is best known for short dramatic lyrics about the people in a small New England village, especially their tragedies and defeats, including "Richard Cory" and "Miniver Cheevy." His collections include The Children of the Night (1897), The Man Against the Sky (1916), and Collected Poems (1921, Pulitzer Prize). He also wrote long narrative poems, including Merlin (1917), Lancelot (1920), The Man Who Died Twice (1924, Pulitzer Prize), Tristram (1927, Pulitzer Prize), and Amaranth (1934).

By Louan-Elk Rapids MI on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 11:10 pm:

I love a good "Fish" story.

By Nora, Michigan on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 11:30 pm:

Hi Art,
What a lovely sight! We are envious of you, snow...huge
smile...huge fish. We are down here dodging cement blocks.
translation: All we caught this winter was a set of flat tires!
Thanks for the picture...always inspiring to see someone
experience joy.

By Catherine--Holland MI on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 12:17 am:

Robinson is good, but I am partial to Edager Lee Masters.

By Kathi, Ferndale on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 03:20 am:

By Julie Barrie The Netherlands formerly Michigan on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 04:59 pm:
Re: spoofed "" mail...

Poor Dan Urbanski. I "got" it "from" him today... fortunately, I'm a smart cookie and already knew about this from a while ago. I wish these virus writers, spoofers, and hackers could all be tracked down and prosecuted.

By Sarky on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 09:47 am:

Lowell, you asked what I eat. Vegetarianism has expanded my cuisine horizons. I eat Indian curries, Mexican fajitas with seitan, Italian roasted vegetable pizza, Thai noodles, African peanut soup, Asian stirfry, Greek stuffed pita sandwiches, eastern European cabbage rolls with tempeh, wild rice and cranberry salad....

By Yooper gal on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 10:44 am:

But, Sarky, no pasties?

By Ken and Mimi from da UP on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 10:48 am:

Mimi and I like to go to the Colonel's (KFC) and eat pieces and parts of dead chickens. ;>)

By Stacy on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 10:51 am:

I teach with Art -- he told me the fish was from Louie's -- you know Art and his stories!! He wanted a good photo op so he got all dressed up in his winter gear and took his purchased fish in the great out of doors to say cheese!!! Just kidding Art!


By froggy on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 12:40 pm:

I am of the mind that if God didn't want a person to eat meat, we wouldnt't have been given pointed teeth along with the mollars. Moderation in all areas!

By Vaalea on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 01:35 pm:

Sooo...did that fish use the orange handles to pull itself out of the water?

By FRNash/PHX, AZ on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 02:11 pm:

To Sarky:
...Mexican fajitas with seitan...
Fajitas are fairly common fare around these parts, but what the heck is 'seitan'?

By RD, Iowa on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 04:29 pm:

It' like the Saturday Night Live Churchlady used to say: Could it be... SEITAN!

By Downstate on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 04:39 pm:

Do you mean the late John Housman?

By Trollmaster on Thursday, April 1, 2004 - 12:30 pm:

Art from Calumet. I taught you to fish. Do I need to help you clean it as well.

By Dean on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 04:55 pm:

That's my cousin Arty. I haven't seen him in years. The power of the internet.

By MI on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 01:45 am:

I hope that with a simple message, I'll get a response. I'm am looking to get back in contact with someone

By UH on Sunday, January 23, 2005 - 06:22 pm:

Well who??

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