I stopped at the Miesbauer/Rigoni Camp on Saturday, November 15th. Opening day of the gun deer season but the guys hanging out at this camp weren’t hunting. Mid November is also good for brown trout fishing on the Middle Branch. Not this day though. It was too cold and they battled snow and freezing lines. Mick gave up on fishing and let me interview him instead.
Steve Worachek and the Caudill family own Jack’s Shack, located on the Bluff Creek near Paulding. A tradition here is for camp members and family to sign the log book when they turn 14. Back when this camp was built that was the minimum age a youth had to be to hunt. Of the 5 guys who were at the camp during the interview, the very first 14 year old and the last 14 year old to sign the log book were present. A long line of family tradition.