Sunday, October 21, 2012

10/21/12 Oh Rainy Day Walleye...

We fished friday near Clementson on the Rainy River and had good luck with eaters and two fish at 29". Saturday the Walleyes shut down completely so we switched to Sturgeon Gear. I was able to put my wife and dad on their first dinosaur fish and even ended up getting a double with my dad.   My best sturg was 55". Totals for the two days were 6 Sturgeon and 37 Walleyes. Not gangbusters but all-in-all a good trip. I also got to fish with Brian from Moose lake, a great guy who seems tuned in to all things finned and who is welcome in my boat anytime.

A 1/2 oz pink jig or gold Northland Whistler jig tiped with a live Emerald shiner was the ticket for the 'eyes while a gob-o-crawlers on a 3/0 J-hook and a 3oz No-Roll sinker was just right for the Lake Sturgeon.

                                               I woke up this mornin' to the sunshine
                                               It sure as hell just looks like rain
                                               But I know just where to go on a cloudy day....

cheers and hooksets!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fall Fatties Leech Lake Muskies and 'Eyes 10/12/12

10/12/12 Fall Fatties

I couldn't decide whether to chase Muskies or Walleyes this afternoon so I did a little of both. I found water from 48-52 degrees and baitfish stacked up on south facing weedy breakines. The Pike were really bangin' but managed a few 'eyes on a Live Target smelt. The biggest marble eye was just under 27" and quite girthy. I got several Pike in the 30" range and saw one tank. I also managed to shake up a nice 50" x 24" 'lunge on a good ol Suick.  My best 'ski of the year. My knees are still shaking. The same little inside turn produces for me every October. Fall fishing is here, the best time of the year by far.

Cheers and Hooksets!