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Posted by: Antique Fisherman Sep 02, 2021 - 10:03 pm
First week on the lake managed to fish for maybe 5 minutes, but had a ball with the grandkids. Next two weeks - pure fishing

Posted by: Antique Fisherman Sep 02, 2021 - 10:04 pm
kids driving the boat

Posted by: Antique Fisherman Sep 02, 2021 - 10:04 pm
Grandson

Posted by: Chevy Sep 03, 2021 - 09:26 am
Good times for sure.

Posted by: mamona Sep 03, 2021 - 10:08 am
Quality time thumbup3.gif

Posted by: Neil Sep 03, 2021 - 11:55 am
I remember many years ago when my grandfather let me drive the boat as a kid. It was a really cool experience.
Looks like you just created some memories for your grandchildren and yourself!

Posted by: Carl Spackler Sep 05, 2021 - 07:05 pm
Looks like a ton of fun already! Good luck find the smallies, I will looking for them next week as well. tight lines

Cheers

Posted by: robertmowen Sep 08, 2021 - 02:41 pm
We had a great week on the South Shore! Big Spoons were doing it for big pike! A new personal best in the photo, and the flying bald eagle is a nice touch. Hooked 2 big boys, landed 1, lost one trying to get it in a net that wasn't big enough, and had 3 or more give a splash as they took a closer look at my offering.

Great smallies, a few sheepshead and undersized walleye too. It has been 10 years since I hauled in a keeper walleye... I tried more trolling this year with bottom bouncers, and only ended up with a smallmouth on a spoon, and no walleye on the troll. Zero perch too. Have seen so many fewer perch in recent years too. They used to be what kept us fishing after the walleye bite started getting hard to find.

Tried leeches, minnows, and worms for still fishing. Leeches and worms worked the best for bites.

Posted by: robertmowen Sep 08, 2021 - 02:43 pm
oh, tried the shallower shelf to the east of Gull rock too, at sunset. No bites out there. Was the first time venturing out to big open water chasing structure, and came up empty.

Posted by: Antique Fisherman Sep 08, 2021 - 05:00 pm
Beautiful fish

Posted by: EsoxWanderer Sep 09, 2021 - 12:55 pm
Get a length/girth on the pike? That one is a chunk.

Posted by: mamona Sep 10, 2021 - 09:15 am
What a tank! thumbup3.gif

Posted by: robertmowen Sep 10, 2021 - 11:12 am
I did not. The fish was awfully stressed and began to get really flush with blood. I need a bigger net to help land them more effectively next time! I wanted to get it back in the water quick, and it swam away pretty easily, though I regret not getting a better weight estimate or length now...

Posted by: Species8472 Sep 10, 2021 - 03:36 pm
Beauty Jack! Was thinking of popping over on Tuesday or Wednesday but weather was not compatible with my little boat. Sitting in the climber the rest of this week trying to connect with yogi.

Posted by: EsoxWanderer Sep 11, 2021 - 11:15 am
QUOTE (robertmowen @ Sep 10, 2021 - 12:12 pm)
I did not. The fish was awfully stressed and began to get really flush with blood. I need a bigger net to help land them more effectively next time! I wanted to get it back in the water quick, and it swam away pretty easily, though I regret not getting a better weight estimate or length now...

No you did the right thing for sure. Thanks for being a good outdoorsmen and getting it back in the water healthy.

Posted by: JustJiggin Sep 14, 2021 - 07:56 am
Beautiful Pike. 40+ for sure eh?

Posted by: robertmowen Sep 14, 2021 - 09:10 am
Ya, I'd say so, or in that neighborhood.

Posted by: Jerkbaiter Sep 14, 2021 - 12:39 pm
Great beast of a pike ! Congrats!
Hard to tell from the pic if it's over 40" but great and very thick fish, that's for sure. thumbup.gif

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