May 25, 2005
I fished with Mike again today, but on another lake. We fished together on Monday and had to cut the day short due to a hook in my thumb. The sky showed signs of sunshine, so I suggested a trophy lake for huge smallies and he jumped at the thought of beating his personal best of 4.5 pounds in a heartbeat. The second cast produced a 4.5 pound smallie and shortly after, a lake trout of 4 pounds. The air temps never really got that warm, but at 56 degrees it felt like Florida! Winds were still from the E/NE at 10 to 15 knots and the water temps were between 45 & 53 degrees depending on the area you were fishing. Mike managed to beat his personal best several times during the day with the largest being an enormous 6 pounds 5 ounces. He had a 5.5 pound bass and two others over 5 as well. Many 4 pound smallies were caught and only one under three pounds. A total of 18 smallmouth bass were caught & released and 6 lakers also. What a great day!!