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Drew
Posted: Nov 14, 2021 - 07:49 pm


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So, after saying to everyone I know for a couple years now “I’ve never had a really good splake day”, I finally managed one!

With the cooling water temps, the nice weather Friday and a day off work, I couldn’t resist.

Dug the canoe out of storage and headed for a lake I’ve never tried in a canoe.

Well…. they were on fire. The stuff I’ve read about. Took one full loop trolling the lake to locate the fish, but then, we didn’t move too far to keep catching. One after the other for a while. No trophies, but after catching 10 fish a pound plus, I tried the steel line, thinking maybe the bigger ones were deeper. Didn’t manage anything bigger but I got several strikes down in the 30-40 foot depths, and managed a couple more fish.

Didn’t start fishing until 1:30pm and off the lake by 5:00. We managed 12 splake and kept our limit of 7.
Wow they taste good fried in butter with some lemon juice and pepper. Pulled the ol canoe trip meal…fresh trout and a can of beans. Made a pig of myself.

I told my girlfriend “this is why we fish…this is how exciting it CAN be”

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Drew
Posted: Nov 14, 2021 - 07:50 pm


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7 keepers

They might be little bit they smell like big ones

Also, they fight like crazy. Every time you hook one, you’d swear it’s a 3 lb smallie. Just like ice out lakers, they hit hard!

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Drew
Posted: Nov 14, 2021 - 07:51 pm


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The pay off

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Drew
Posted: Nov 14, 2021 - 07:52 pm


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Canoe trip meal re-enactment

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Drew
Posted: Nov 14, 2021 - 07:55 pm


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And this young lady made an appearance, just to complete the experience of having a stocked, secluded lake all to ourselves, not a soul around, on a sunny November day.

I almost hope it doesn’t freeze up soon, so I can go back

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Posted: Nov 14, 2021 - 08:02 pm


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those are some really nice looking pictures. Sounds like a great day on the water. and dinner looks great.

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Chevy
Posted: Nov 14, 2021 - 08:06 pm


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Absolutely fantastic. Nicely done Drew

Cheers

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Posted: Nov 14, 2021 - 08:24 pm


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Congrats! Days like that make November more pleasant than July. Beautiful splake. Well done!

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Posted: Nov 14, 2021 - 10:43 pm


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looks like a good day all around.well done, have had good splake days on the hard water ,could be a place to explore once hardwater season comes.

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Posted: Nov 14, 2021 - 11:00 pm


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Wow great catch and pictures. Like the fish on the canoe.

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Posted: Nov 14, 2021 - 11:43 pm


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So beautiful nature views and delicious catch! Thank you for the report.

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Posted: Nov 15, 2021 - 06:49 am


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Nice catch and great pictures! Glad you got into a mess of splake on a nice day. They are my favorite trout to eat.

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Posted: Nov 15, 2021 - 10:47 am


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Great job on the fillets and dinner looks delish. Well done!

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Posted: Nov 15, 2021 - 11:05 am


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Deliciously done

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Posted: Nov 15, 2021 - 01:44 pm


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Definitely a great day for Splake. That pile of filets is some good looking meat.

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