Scott M. and I fished from about 4:15 until about 7:45 this evening. We spent the majority of our time trolling UN4. I landed our first fish, a clean fat 41 at 5:20 on my Super Trooper Believer. I have been trying to get the skunk off of that lure (which is one of my favorites despite never catching a fish) for a little over a year now. I was so excited I was shaking, I LOVE when fish make me shake. Scott got our second fish 20 minutes later, a really nice 37 who head shook the whole way in. An hour later I had a 25 hit my Carpe Diem Believer but, the fish jumped, spit the hook and landed on the lure snagging itself, poor fish. I can only imagine it thinking it was free only to be re-hooked and dragged through the water again. So we had 3 on, 2 landed, and I would say it was a great day of fishing, it was a beautiful evening with almost no other boats out.
Carrie...Three fish in 3-1/2 hrs. That's some nice work!! Congrats to both of you. Once you get the skunk off a lure, it usually becomes a good producer, you know.
Congrats. Gotta agree, beautiful night. Tom R. and I began just after you left. Fished until 12:30 under the starry sky and no wind. I caught a thick 45" just after 10:00, and that was the only action for us. Starting to get Tom to like the Beckman net. Good way to begin fall...
all of you suck, I have been inside working my ass off at school. I am starting to think I made the wrong choice in the fishing vs school ultimatum.
HA!HA!...you made the right choice though, Riley. Working your ass off at school will give you the $$ to spend on all those musky flies, lures & equipment. Musky fishing is just another hole to spend your money (like fly fishing). Might as well make as much as you can to get the best gear you can....kinda like a bottomless pit.
I listen to the advice my derm doc told me once (he fly fishes, too): "Buy good and buy once."
Haha im struggling to buy the right split rings now a days. John, The owner rings came and they are definitely the solution to my issue.
Oooooo, a Ranger 621... I love it when you talk dirty!