4/30/2012: The tote is back! We'll celebrate the start of this cache's sixth fishing season with another hide identical to the original. A little different location, good camo, and a dummy for extra measure, might get this tote some extra months, as long as finders are alert to whether anyone is watching them. The hint is revised and we'll bump the terrain a tiny bit due to finders having to bend over again, maybe even kneel, but we'll leave the attributes the same as this kind of spot is often winter friendly enough. It might be easier to find with the hint so it will be a quicker in and out, but we'll keep it a two for having to watch for muggles. Note, there is a dummy close to the tote itself, but it has wandered from its position directly above the real cache and is being logged instead. The mini tackle tote has lures in it, and has a good inch or two of cedar litter cover, but no longer a dummy above it.
9/4/2011: After over four years eluding muggles most of the time, the replacement tackle tote disappeared this summer, so we'll go with a micro for a season or two while we look at possible spots for the small to return to this park.
THIS IS A THEMED CACHE FOR TRADE OF LURES LIKE THOSE INITIALLY PLACED IN THE CACHE. TRY TO LEAVE ONE IF YOU TAKE ONE SO THE ITEMS ARE NOT DEPLETED.
Pete’s Tackle Tote is a small camouflaged cache located in Fresh Air Park on Lake Winnebago. Terrain difficulty is low; the cache is within the boundaries of this small park with a good view of the lake. This is an easy enough find in the winter, but if you wait till warmer weather it's a good place to get some relief from the summer heat.
"Pete’s Tackle Tote On Lake Winnebago" is "team" Sagasu’s first hide. The cache was formerly called "Tall Tale 1: Pete's Tackle Tote," the first in a planned series of "Tall Tale" caches. The series was abandoned after the second in the series due to themes in the series evolving into different caches over time.
The tall tale aspect of placing this first cache has been retained below to tell the "tale" of this first cache placement. Pete’s Tackle Tote is dedicated to younger Sagasu’s uncle aka labrat_wr, who introduced "team" Sagasu to geocaching, and got his dad hooked too.
Many years ago, younger Sagasu’s dad showed Pete his favorite walleye fishing spots on Lake Winnebago. Pete was quick to take advantage of this information and soon was catching more walleyes than you could imagine, and "older" Sagasu began to wonder if there would be enough left for him. So one day, when Pete wasn’t looking, he threw Pete’s favorite tackle tote into Lake Winnebago, complete with a few of the best walleye-catching rooster tails, jigs, and rapalas in Pete’s arsenal. A fierce south wind blew it away, and Pete never knew where that tote went. Not too long ago, younger Sagasu’s dad stumbled across the tote in Fresh Air Park where the strong winds and high waves carried the tote far up onto the shore where it rests today. If you find the tote, please leave it as well concealed as it is so Pete doesn’t get those dang lures back!
The initial contents of this cache are eight rooster-tail lures, a small rapala lure, two jigs, a waterproof micro container with log, and a pencil. Please be careful of the treble hooks and replace log micro in the compartment without the lures.
THIS IS A SMALL LURE EXCHANGE THEME CACHE. To help keep the flavor of the theme, feel free to trade a small lure for one in the cache, but please don't deplete the tackle by trading in other items. Just TNLN and SL is fine.
Congratulations to nadastrawberry and paprdoll for the FTF on February 9, 2007!
Congratulations to hdpooh71 for their very first geocache find on 3/27/2010 at this, our own first cache placed!