Bronzebacks & Muskie
September 5, 2006
I had the pleasure of fishing with John & Dave from California today on a local lake for smallies. They had just returned from a successful Caribou hunt in northern Quebec and were to spend a few days in Montreal before flying back home. John had fished with me last year, but it was the first time for Dave. He was in for a real treat! The skies were overcast and there was little to no wind present. Air temps reached the mid 60’s and the water temps were holding just below 70 degrees. Dave drew first blood with a spectacular leaping Muskie that he hooked on a spinnerbait. It would have weighed around 10 pounds and was his first one, ever! John just concentrated on the smallmouth and landed around 10 or so throughout the day. Most of the fish were in the 3.5 to 4.5 pound range with his two best surpassing the 5 pound mark. The quantity wasn’t there, but the quality definitely was! Slowly dragged tubes were the ticket today as the bass were really in a negative feeding mood where we were. By the end of the day, there were around 15 bass & 1 muskie boated and released. All in all, a pretty good day!