Sunday, June 26, 2011

Perfect Day!! Fish On

What is your definition of a good day.  Mine is 75-80deg, slight breeze, calm waters, and FISH ON!  Yesterday I had the near perfect day.  I rolled into upper MI around noon, got a hold of a few buddies and we headed out to fish for lakers on a picture perfect day.  One after another we reeled them in and I enjoyed every minute of it!  Today I return back to working a tough schedule but I am left with a memory of upper MI that wont soon be forgotten.
Not all fishing is done with a fly and since it is fairly hard to hook lakers in 60 feet of water with a fly line, its time to break out the downrigers.  These lake trout had a beautiful leopard pattern of turquoise, blues and pink.  And when they wanted they put up a good fight coming up from down deep.
Every fish seemed to bigger than the last but the biggest fish of the day went to my buddy Brandon,  It might have gone to Aaron but he failed to get his monster to the boat.  From what we saw of his fish though, it was a lunker!
This slab had a big belly on him that I am sure tasted good fresh off the grill.  He put up a good fight once he saw the boat.


Aaron was really struggling with his beast but as he broke the surface and we got a glimpse of the big white belly, the monster rolled as if to wave a fin at us and say 'nice try guys'.  And as quickly as we say him, he was gone. 
As I said, this is not a day I will soon forget and I am exceedingly grateful to Aaron and Brandon for taking me out.  Next time I am up their way, we are definitely going again.  Next time it might be Salmon and Steelhead. 

And since this blog is an art/fishing blog, here is a painted and computer manipulated fly. 

9 comments:

Cofisher said...

Fishing for lakers is a horse of a different color and so much fun. Good eating too!

Sanders said...

Haven't caught a laker for a couple of years, but those pictures brought back a lot of good memories from MN.

Glad you were able to get out and give yourself a good little workout :-)

Anonymous said...

Dad wants a try at that. Beautiful fish and the water is great there isn't it.

Kev2380 said...

Nice report Joel. Lake trout are awesome.

blake said...

Very nice day indeed. Yum

BrookfieldAngler said...

This is on my to do list this year!! Thanks for the inspiration!

AYearOnTheFly said...

@ everyone. Thanks for your comments. It was a BLAST to do a style of fishing I haven't done since I was a kid fishing on my grandpas boat. I still cant believe how great a day we had!

JB Ricks said...

What town was this? It looks like my stomping grounds... :)

AYearOnTheFly said...

JB - TVC and a great area at this time of year! No worries, there is a few Lakers left for you to hook into.