Labor Day Weekend
September 3, 2005
I headed out to Lake Ontario with Rick once again this long weekend. My wife, Christiane also joined us on this, tail end of Hurricane Katrina. To say we had wind would be an understatement! All of Saturday’s fishing and most of Sunday was a total wash as we were unable to get onto the water until after 3:00 PM on the second day. Six-foot waves were the norm and winds were from the N/W at 25 knots with stronger gusts. By the time we did finally wet a line, we were fishing in 2 to 3 footers and happy to be there. In about three hours we landed 2 salmon up to 25 pounds and missed three others do to various “Technical Malfunctions”. Monday morning had the makings of a great day as the lake layed down to flat calm conditions. Unfortunately, this was to be our shortest day as we were to be heading home early afternoon. The air temperatures were definitely cooler than the norm with 50 degrees and lots of condensation. The first fish hit less than 5 minutes into our troll and Christiane soon landed another King Salmon around 25 pounds. The second fish hit about ten minutes later and we soon had two salmon “In The Box”, as they say! It took quite a while to get the third salmon on as we had a few missed hits and releases. Rick landed the last one and we ended the morning with one apiece. It’s really too bad this day had to end, because it had the makings of a double-digit day! Once again, “Mother Nature” tried her best to mess up a perfectly good, long weekend! Better luck next time!