|Serial Bluegill Slayer
The Reader may have noticed that I did not keep this blog current during our annual Spring U.P. fishing trip. We have plenty of excuses - the fishing was too good, weather too nice, it's easier to dump stuff on Facebook, blogging interferes with my nap regimen, yadda, yadda, yadda.
|First Cast - Moments after arriving June 9
In an effort to redress this mistake, I am backfilling posts for the trip but doing it by topic rather than a proper chronological journal. This is the Fish Compilation Post.
First Pike & First Stringer (6/10)
6-11 We find a killer bluegill hole...
About an hour's work for the Bluegill Slayer
Soon we were back fishing for pike...
Beautiful evening on the lake as we fished until dark - which, at this time of year, is 10:30 p.m.
On four consecutive passes trolling the same stretch, we caught a pike every time. At one point both dad and I both had 20+ inch pikes on the line at the same time. Landed them both. This is beginning to feel less like fishing and more like an invasive species eradication campaign... Which it is.
I am not complaining but I was fileting fish until 1:00 in the morning.
Over three days we compile a "surfeit of shovelnose..."
|Walleye Contributed to Fry (6/20)
|6/23 Catching Dinner For the Last Fry
This time, we launched an armada - 4 fishermen, 2 boats - Harlan and Jonah in the Tin Can fishing for blugs, Dad and I in The Papa going after shovelnose. Long story short, an hour or so and a dozen fish later, the Fish Fry was underway (see "Food" compilation post).
Thursday the 25th was clean up day at the lake house, but we had to take the pontoon boat around the lake for one more troll. As we were heading back to the dock...
The last fish of the spring trip...
|Last Fish - 6/25