Muskie & Bass
July 2, 2008
Alain, Cindy & I headed to the lake today in pursuit of some quality smallmouth. The weather was once again great, as we had to endure sunshine & temps as high as 79degrees. Winds were from the S/W at 10 to15 knots making boat control a little difficult at times. I thought we would start out trying for largemouth, but all we could catch were smaller fish until Cindy nailed a 4-pound smallie on the outside of a weed edge. After seeing this, I thought we would try for more smallies & threw senko’s & tubes for others in the area. We managed to catch several more through the day, all about the same size, before we switched up to trolling. I wanted to see if we could get into something a little larger & started on some cabbage beds for pike & walleye. It was difficult with all the floating weeds but soon a reel fired & Cindy was battling a Muskie & her first one ever! This 35-inch fish may have been small, but it had power. A couple of quick pics & back it went to grow for future battles. We fished a little more in this area & managed one other smallie before we switched up & actually started casting for bass again. Several more smaller fish were caught with larger ones seen before we called it a day. Not a lot of fish were caught today, but they were definitely quality!