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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.  [smile]

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. [smile]

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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 !!![thumb]
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