Well first off, glad you were back Chris, and great job this am!!! I needed ya. If there is anyone with any thoughts of Lake Trout Fishing, NOW is the time, get your ticket for the Laker Express while you can, maybe 2 weeks left, if you're lucky.
The Res has been on fire since she opened last week, and has no signs of slowing down either, at least not today, again she delivered.
Early Dark Thiry is the time and 4:59am is creeping our way, just enough time to line a bran new Rod and Reel, Penn Fierce 8000 with 9ft Rod, didn't take 5 mins before she was screaming, and away we go, doubles in the dark and we are running low on Bait, usually one dozen Pike shiners is enough at the Res, it was until 6, and then next dozen we needed to get didn't last till 7:30, these days do not happen, she is on FIRE
First fish to say hello this am was a Very Large Smallie, 6lb class, cause he was way bigger than the two we caught at over 4 and 4½ lbs. And of course it was on the new rod, dam.He will get another chance..
Lots of hit and drops and strips without any runners, makes me think Smallies but I believe it to be a touch to early for them yet, Nope, wrong, Smallies are in, and today may have been the first day they showed up, and they were taking Shinners, must be good and hungry.
5:30 and I see my rig trip, the line go out and then stop. Typical Smallie move, WRONG, hahaha, I wait maybe a minute, pick up the Rod and flip over the bail. As soon as the line got tight, off we go, set the hook and ZZZZ ZZZZZ ZZZZZZZ and then of course, YEAH BABY ZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZ. This Fish was mad, even thrashed on the top for a minute and then went side to side in full view.
8lbs x 27 inches Looked like a Boat Oar Paddle.My new PB.
Then the next couple of fish acted the same way but they were Smallies, that's the way they should act. Chris's was 21 inches at 4Â½ and mine was 19+ at 4lbs. The Fish seem to be in the shallows, again, hit the Res if you can, drop me a line if you need any info and I might even be able to meet you there.