Had some long time buddies join me today in the Lund. I wanted to try something a little different and do some exploring a new lake, they were game. Loaded with jigging spoons and drop-shot rigs we made our way to a lake I knew had Lakers and a fishable Whitefish population.
We did a ton of simply driving around watching the Humminbird using the Hotmaps Chip, looking for humps and holes that would be holding fish. We were a bit discouraged because the picture just wasn’t that great, not marking much of anything. We made a few moves around continuing to look.
We found an area that was a bit of a saddle that dropped to 85 feet. We marked fish on the bottom and it wasn’t too long before Tony announced he was hooked up. The boat’s excitement level jumped up a notch when this graced the net.
Ian and I were suffering from rubber hook syndrome dropping a few fish halfway up. More than frustrating! I picked up a 3 pound laker we quickly flipped off without a pic.
Tony had to leave for a meeting so we dropped him at the dock and headed to another area, again eyeballing the graph the whole time. Now I’ve never been a huge proponent of the use of electronics, but I’m now sold. Twice today we’d be watching our jigs dancing on the screen, then spot a fish higher up. We’d reel up to it and it would get crushed! Ian did this a few times.
Time was running out with a storm brewing in the distance, when my spoon was crunched. After a great battle Ian slid the net under this Whitie.
Mission Accomplished! Thanks for the day fellas. Good times!