Wow, BW...what a nice comment! I sure do appreciate your hospitality and encouragement to check out the great northern abundance of fishing! I may never check it out, but then I just might. I have a chance to retire with a few early options by Jan 1 st, but I haven't got it all figured out yet. I may do seasonal park ranger work here in MD as I have done it full time for 20 years. Winters are rough on me with a number of medical issues, but I am still tickin' and am in better shape than most 58 year olds. Talk to ya, brother!
Hey BW, what's up? I just talked to a friend of mine last night who is from around you way and he just made me squirm with all the Minnesota fishing stories he had. Makes me want to take a long road trip. He also said I could sell my house and likely buy two up in your state! Sheeesh! Hundreds of lakes? Wow!
Caught 25 to 30 that evening these were all about 9". Then just played ,2 were 13" the rest were 9 to 13" any thing bigger than 10" goes back for brood stock. Kept just enough to make me full and sleepy.
Was out once last week for gills,did ok no monsters but theres still time for that. I have recently switched gears our local harbor in Kenosha is now currently inundated with Brown Trout,Rainbows and soon to be kings and some large northerns so I will be making frequent trips there to catch some hogs.I'll finally be putting up pics of fish other than perch it was just a great run on them this year so I took full advantage of it.
Dont have inland lakes where you can catch those 12inchers and up consistently.However I did see a 40 inch northern perch fishing earlier this yuear and hope to hook up with him in the next couple of months.
If i was currently making more money i would be taking the boat out much more but Lake Michigan ios like 2 minutes from me so fishing is no problem,just a matter of going.Good luck with your classes.
Or else, go on Lake State Fishing, where I go by the user name "Tuff Enuff" (after my Tuffy boat, and click on the link at the bottom of my posts. Re: Deer - I normally get them along a certain weedline during this time of year but have bombed there on my last two outings??
Yeah, I only post here when I'm "bluegilling." I tried some of that a couple days ago on Deer Lake but couldn't find anything?? It was one of our first HOT days and upon arriving at the access, my radiator boiled over. Full story is on my fishing blog.
not so strange, I am not a hunter either,I just asumed you were because you said "one last outing" . dont you fish in october and november? how about the weekend of sept 12-13th? or oct 3-4th, those are the two weekend i have open for sure
I coulde likely go the second weekend in september.
october is great for gills too, but you are way up north so you are probably hunting by then.
good luck this weekend! take lots of pics! I am busy most of saturday, but i might get out for a couple of hours in the evening....