Archive for April, 2006

Massabesic Lake – April 30, 2006

April 30, 2006

Finally got to take my family out on a fishing trip in the new boat. We went to Massabesic wifey style. For those that don’t know wifey style; it is a day where you leave the house super early like around 10AM, have a shoreline picnic, bring the dog, bring the rods in case you might want to fish, and be back in by 1. My style is wake up at 2:30AM, be on the water by 3AM, fish until you are ready to drop and come back in when you can’t think of an excuse to stay longer. Ha ha.

I was really cranky as the start of the day from some events that could of been avoided.

I want to think that we all had a good time but I’m sure I made the trip a less pleasant one that it could have been.

The fishing was OK but spotty. There were fish on beds and some of them were right in the middle of it. This is the earliest I ever saw this happen here anyways.



Winnipesaukee Lake – Mid April 2006

April 15, 2006

Headed to Winni and launched out of Wolfborough bay. We fished that bay for a very short amount of time. Had my brother Shawn and my nephew Nick out with me. Awesome day weather wise. Could of not asked for a nicer day. Well, maybe if we caught some fish. 🙂

Really figured out that my fish finder was junk today. It has been flakey since I first started using it. Makes for a rough day not knowing the depths. Also, I could not troll with the big motor as I was still breaking it in. Not sure how we would do this but we did.

Headed for alton bay in a very short order of time. We trolled with the trolling motor and short increments with the big motor. Had no clue as to what we were doing except that we now had a rod out with leadcore line and the db smelt lures. We had a 12 foot leader of mono on there. We were doomed from the start. 🙂

No fish but saw plenty of others catching them. I definately need to learn this type of fishing better.

Trolled the back side of rattlesnake for a while and decided to call it a day.


Squam Lake – Early April

April 8, 2006

Hearing about insane reports of Salmon being caught in Winni my brother Shawn and I headed to Squam lake to drift some live smelt around hoping to tag one of these big fish. Was a slow day and I think we caught couple of smallmouth.

This was our 1st experience trying to target salmon on a lake. Wished it was more productive.

At the end of the day we stopped back by the bait shop we bought the smelt from in the early am and the guy sold us some db smelt and claimed that they were the best lures to use for salmon.

Even though the action was slow, I still had fun spending time with my brother.