Archive for May, 2013

Mothers Day Special

May 12, 2013

Took advantage of the opportunity to fish for a little while while my wife visited family on the north shore today. Only managed one flounder but was good to get out.

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White perch madness Saturday!

May 11, 2013

Ryan and I hit a local lake in search of whatever will bite. Well, we found several species willing to bite and they did very well; so did we. We each caught about 30 fish. We know this as we had a contest and ended up with a tie. Lots of white perch, some yellow perch, a bass, and a couple of crappie. One of those was pretty big. All caught on worm chunks.

Another great trip with my son. Would not trade these kinds of trips for any other. What fun!!!!!

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My Maiden Voyage with my New Boat @ Lake Winnipesaukee

May 6, 2013

Between work and my son’s schedule with baseball, scouts, and other activities, I have not had a chance to make it out on the water with my new to me center console. All of this has prevented me from the hun-e-do list for the boat and gettting it out. Well I did what I could yesterday to get it as ready as I could. Still don’t even have my fish finder mounted yet but hey why rush things, right?  grin

Our shake down cruise was to one of my favorite lakes in the world. Winnipesaukee! A little far for a shake down trip but I need a dock for this rig and nice to get out on Winni whenever possible

Did not have much intention of fishing and got one heck of a late start, OTW @ 10:30AM, we ran the boat around for a bit and then put out a couple of leadcore lines. I still have to mount my riggers. Anyways, I let Ryan pick his own lure out and he grabbed one that I hate. You know those lures in your box that you have tried time and time again and never produces so likewise eventually it never gets used. Made him tie it on himself and then he put out 2 colors (he got to choose how many to put out). Well, that lure produced our first fish. He noticed the strike right away and ran to the rod. Did everything right and boated a nice 14.5 inch salmon. I have to say we were not ready for that fish but a quick scoop with the rubber net, measure and off it went. Really wished we had a picture but on the fish that I release I don’t like to delay getting them back and minimize handling. Even if it was the first fish on the boat.

2nd fish came 1/2 hour later, only this one pegged rod with a good bend. Again, same lure / rod as the first and just about folded the rod in half. Jr. was again quick to see the strike and got back into cranking position. He again, did all I have taught him in reeling in the fish and did very well. It is neat to hear your kid repeating to you the steps you have told him from past trips / years. “OK, nice and easy… keep the line tight, and tip up…. OK… wow, dad, DID YOU SEE THAT FISH JUMP?… DAD, DAD, LOOK! HEEE HEEE” I really live for moments like these. What  a rush, what a moment. Fishing dads, you know what I”m talking about? Well, that next fish was a nice 20″ rainbow. I was so proud of him. Was a short trip but got the new boat wet and all went well. What a great day!

Ryan with Rainbow