Thursday, June 24, 2021

The fishing hasn't been very good in the past couple of weeks. I've talked to several fisherman and its been tough in all depths lately.  I heard of one great fishing trip, but he took his friends across the lake to Wisconsin for the weekend!

With our 4th of July cookout coming up, I still need some fish for the grill, so despite the dismal outlook, Kent, Tony, and I headed out last night and started fishing at 6:30.  It wasn't too rough, but by 6:40 Tony was sea-sick and I wasn't feeling too great myself.  But by 7 we hooked into a monster on the down rigger, 55 down with a magnum Green Dolphin.  It was a great fight and we didn't see the fish until it was right behind the boat and we new it would be big, but the it size surprised us; WOOH! Kent helped guide it in while I netted.  We were so thankful to get it netted smoothly on the first attempt as the line broke just as it fell in the back of the net. This King went 24.8 lbs and was the biggest fish we've caught in long time.

We hoped catching the fish would settle his stomach, but it didn't, so we turned around to head back in, promising that we would quit soon and get back to land.  On the way back, we had another screamer on the big dipsy set at 100, on 1, with a pearl fish catcher and fly.  We new we had another monster, but this one broke the swivel on the old snubber behind the dipsy and we lost it.  

So, 6:30 to 7:30, 1 for 2, with the action in 125 to 130 FOW.   

Maybe it was because we had low expectations, but catching that 1 fish was so much fun! 

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