Another up north adventure!
I don't even know where to start. I went back up to northern wisconsin, originally hoping to get a musky on the fly. Friday night we got up just before dark and i went down casting a big streamer, probably about 8 inches long! I had a follow and i even had a fish on, although the one i had on was more likely a small mouth or norther, maybe a small musky though. The next day we went back and i started off throwing the streamer again. I had somehting miss the fly, but i didn't know what since i was actually looking the wrong way.... I casted back and got a hit, i saw the side of the fish and it was a musky, not a big one, but probably around 30 inches. He hit hard, and i set the hook hard, only to have my fly shoot out of the water back at me. After that fish i didn't see another musky all day.
I decided i might as well catch some fish that day and I switched to my spinning rod and some night crawlers and creek caught chubs. I had now put the canoe in and started catch fish! Started off with a few smallies. Then a walleye, then a few more smallies, then a really nice walleye, that probably went about 25 inches. I was fishing by myself at this point so I did the best that i could to take a picture. I continued to catch smallies and walleyes throughout the day and also caught another big walleye that went 21 inches. The limit on the water i was fishing is 3 walleye, only one over 14 so i ended up taking home two about 12 inches and the 21 inch also, and they sure did taste great! Overall i caught about 15 smallies, 7 or 8 walleye and a few rockbass. Not a bad day if you ask me!!!
|a colorful one|
|theres another one|
|If you look closely you can see a jig coming out of the corner of this one's mouth. I was my jug that had broken off from earlier! I had this fish on twice! He won the first time and i won the second time!|
|The big walleye, It's always interesting trying to land big fish without a net.|
|back to fight another day|
|talk about a healthy smallie!|
|they have plenty of food here|
|some of these fish have really nice markings|
|a little walleye from later in the day|
|the 21 incher that came home for the next days breakfast.|