It feels like it has been months since I’ve caught a good solid Brown Trout and everyday that a double-digit Brown gets caught is a day that I shake my head in disappointment. I’ve trolled hard all spring and never broke the 6 pound mark !! Although I had a few foul hooked fish that made me think otherwise. On June 17th I took my co-worker and friend Dejohn out to try to catch some fish. We trolled the shorelines looking for trout, but it was very slow and as the sun started to set I was surprised with 2 little Walleyes. I had never caught a Walleye before so I snapped a quick pic to document and kept trying for that TOAD but it never happened. What did happen – sucked!!! As I was putting the boat on the trailer the Steering system gear box shattered. 2 days later and $275 dollars poorer, the boat was back in action.
Fathers Day, My wife Nicole and I took her dad Gary up to catch some Tiger Muskies, but with the slightly cooler water temps this summer the Muskies were nowhere to be found. But there is alway awesome veiws up there and it was a fun day out on the lake.
A few days later I was itching to catch a Brown – so Dejohn and I headed out after work to try. the debris was aweful-we were getting crap on our lines every few hundred feet making it real tuff. I got slammed and thought for sure I had a good one- but it turned out to be a feisty 19 inch Bow that fought and fought. Dejohn kept trying and it felt good all evening but it never shaped up. So Dejohn went from catching 9 fish in his first outing with me several weeks ago to getting 2 skunks back to back……Yep that’s fishing for ya….
Anyways it was now June 26th and I wanted a big Brown and so did Brandon- so we meet up early and fished all day. The lake is topped off full, plus all the floating debris makes it hard to troll right up on the shorelines but the water-color is starting to clear up and the temps are up meaning the trout have a lot of energy. The perch fry are abundant in the shallows and the Trout and Bass are there eating them. Most of our fish came from shallow flat points that had grass on em’. I belive the perch fry are hiding in these shallow grassy areas and the Browns are patrolling them regularly. Rainbow pattern was the best color of the day, for all species that we caught Bass, Browns and Rainbows. The biggest fish of the day was my 21 inch Brown, we had 6 other smaller Browns, as well 3 nice 19 inch plus Rainbows and 3 lil Bass. We trolled 9 hours for 13 fish- Not a bad day!!!