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Took out my good friend Tommy McCormack, his son and his two grandkids.
Launched at 10 a.m. I haven't had much luck early. So with two 12-year olds, launching "late" worked out good. Only problem of the day was that the two kids ate all the Ding Dongs before I could get one. I did get a coupla of Diet Cokes outta the deal. We headed right to Island View. I caught good fish there on Friday so we headed back there. Just like clock work, the birds started coming in at about 11 am. I positioned us around the upwind side for a good drift. Only problem was that there were loons pushing up the bait; not fish. Drifted through the birds without a single hit. I marked fish on the bottom in 20 fow. We tried slabbing but that didn't work. I put us on pearl sassys with dyed tails and we bumped them off the bottom. Marked fish but no bites. I was pondering the next move. Wind had pushed us into 10 fow when one of the kids hooked one. For the next 10 minutes; it was on! We caught about 15 in short order in 10 to 6 feet of water. This was about noon or so. Pulled out and drifted the same are; no hits. Headed across the lake to Mother's Cove. Wind was perfect and we drifted up in there. Again, in 15 fow and less, we boated about 15 fish. Drifted a couple of times and picked up a few more. Headed over to Sand Creek and drifted across the creek bed. No stripers but we caught a couple of HUGE sand bass on pearl flukes on 3/4 ounce coho heads. Headed over to Rock Creek. Same thing. Seemed in Rock Creek they preferred the sassy bodies over the fluke bodies. Interesting thing when you fish with 5 folks in the boat. You get to vary the styles and colors of the baits to see what is working. That's why I carry so many rods in my boat. No two rods have the same thing tied on. I slabbed a bit and let the boys cast. I hung something. Not sure what it was. Prolly a gar. It was a good fight for about 30 seconds and he broke off. Looked like the line had been cut so I'm guessing it was a gar. About 4:30 we headed back over to island view. Fish had moved out into 30 feet of water. We drifted a bit and picked up a few dead sticking pearl flukes with dyed tails. Headed in to clean fish. We kept enough fish for them to take home a gallon of fillets. Not sure how many we lost at the boat with the kids but I counted about 50 pulled into the boat. The kids had a good time catching for sure. I told them next time to bring more Ding Dongs. __________________ Axman http://www.reaxtionlures.com http://www.facebook.com/reaxtion.lures
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Always enjoy stories about fishing with the kids. It is a gift for them to get started early and enjoy it as we do throughout their life.Appreciate your report.
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Nice work Joe! Sounds like you boys had a great trip.
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Everybody looked like they were having fun when fished by'ya....Good Job Joe !!!