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AUG 2013

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mammoth catfsh one night on a chunk of gristle from a New York strip steak. Tere's a picture of that, too. Jim would catch bigger fsh, but we've noticed the hooks he uses are too small. But swimming is the real summer sport on Dale Hollow Lake. Te boys have a kind of in-water game they play with multiple balls. I would explain the rules, but there aren't any. Another contest is diving from the top of the houseboat through one of those little infatable rings for children. Te hole in the ring is smaller than a man's shoulders, but you can still dive through — if you're good. (Watch out for tennis balls fred by other swimmers while diving.) Te absolute preferred fotation device is a fexible foam "noodle." And when not in use, you can toss all the noodles on the houseboat's back deck and they won't fy of in the wind. Nobody knows why. 42 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.13 A Visit to Algol Saturday dinner is the grand meal of a houseboat weekend. After the boat is tied up in a new cove, steaks are thrown on the big grill. Super Witt does the grilling, pulling the steaks of as ordered. Te feed is capped of with pound cake topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Ten, once it gets really dark, all hands report to the roof for a look at the heavens. Jim the Science Guy ofers a muchanticipated astronomy lesson. Tis night he points out the constellation Scorpio in the south sky, with its tail pointing downward. He promises that the stinger will be visible in just a few minutes as the constellation rises above the horizon. (And it does!) Te coolest thing about Scorpio, says Jim, is its blinking star. "Wait a minute," an inquiring mind wonders. "Why do stars blink?" Dale Hollow Lake (top of page) features some of the best smallmouth bass fshing in the country. In fact, the world record smallmouth bass was caught in the lake by David Hayes (above) of Leitchfeld, Ky., in 1955.

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