nice pics. I'll get around to posting that bass I caught. Not at nice as that trophy bass tho.
Went up in the mountains for a couple days with a buddy for some hunting/fishing/getting away time. Bivy'd on the shore of this lake which was kind enough to put out fish and only take a couple lures in return. Weirdest part about it all was how we caught them. First day we only hooked rainbows, second we only hooked brookies and third we caught both but released all the rainbows. Some of the same tackle was used to catch both from the same locations too.
Picture of the lake right after we arrived. I was pretty beat from a tough hike earlier and just threw on flip flops and relaxed for a bit.
Day one dinner, 5 rainbows. Tender little guys between 5-8"
Day 2 dinner, some bigger fish. 10", 12" and 13" brook trout and a couple smaller brookies to round it out.
Day 3, more brookies, biggest at 13".
no muskies in the boat for me yet this weekend, but i did get a pretty cool photo after dinking around a bit just to take a break.
My dad passed away about 10 years ago and my mom boxed up all his fishing stuff. I went through it for the first time this weekend and I was amazed at how many rods and reels he had.
He had about 15 Abu-Garcia baitcasting reels, most NIB
A half dozen Shimano Calcuttas, I think 3 250's and 3 400's
Maybe a dozen assorted Shimano and Daiwa spinning reels
Close to 20 Berkeley Series One rods
10 St. Croix baitcasting rods
3 Shimano rods that were given away for the first 2,000 people at a Cubs game in 1997
A bunch of Ugly Sticks and other assorted rods
A Fenwick musky rod that I don't remember the name of, but it came in it's own velvet sleeve and rod case.
And 5 tackle boxes full of musky lures. He had to have had 15 grandma's, 10 Cisco Kids, Lundberg's, Suicks, Bucher's, a bunch of red eyes, about 15 pounds of spoons, 30 Rapala's...
I'm just starting to get interested in fishing again since my boys are older and I'm looking forward to using some of these items.
Last edited by pops; 08-19-2012 at 05:54 PM.
ive been getting kind of bored from not catching muskies (hence the photo i took a few posts up), so this time i made a video:
my boat is having steering issues, i r sad time to break out the credit card to get it fixed asap.
Bummer about your boat. I noticed it's a Nitro? At least you didn't let yours get smashed in some rapids:
(Not mine, but local)
My conundrum for the approaching (rainy) weekend is whether to look for Brookies, fish the salmon run in the Nipigon or git sum 'eyes? I just picked up a 9' salmon rod so that's tempting. It's spooled with braid, and with the right weight lure casting distance =
^^ wow that's nuts! i worked on mine a bit this evening and the steering is better. so i took it out fishing and hooked into a 37" pike. will probably post the video within the next couple days. some fairly funny/stupid sh*t happened while i was handing the fish that i wasn't sure whether to or just
kanuk: definitely go for the salmon; you didnt buy that new rod for nothin
Little Jackfish River In case we need further diversion we'll bring brookie tackle and fly rod as well.
The little Jackfish has a hydro development planned so this world class fishery will be contaminated by mercury for a decade or two after innundation
It's still a little early for salmon and a canoe is not the best platform when fishing the Nipigon with kids...
Edit - and nice fish! (Pro Tip: I always blame a dropped pike thrashing around in the boat on their slime)
Last edited by kanukVariant; 08-24-2012 at 12:56 AM.
the part is the fact that as i was measuring the fish it thrashed and kicked the net in the water.... which then sunk to the bottom of the lake. luckily my bulldog was all entangled in the net and i just reeled it in. when you dont handle a big fish for a while you tend to forget how to do things, oops
Just got back from 2 weeks on the Sutton River.. Talk about epic.. Polar bears and brook trout, can't beat that combination! Biggest fish were around 4.5lbs or so, but we were catching 50-100 of them EACH per day, lol! All on big top water mouse patterns, you can't beat that!
Caught this nice smallie down on the river the other evening. Hit a white buzzbait like a freight train right at dark.