and pickeral. Marty and I meet up at the launch around 3pm and planned on fishing until dark. On a day like today I thought we would have the lake to ourselves, I was wrong. Forrest and Rob Choi were already on the water. I should have seen that one coming. We meet up with them on the water to say hi and then head off to our own spots. Forrest and Rob already had caught some nice fish so I was feeling pretty good about the trip. I get a strike on my third cast and missed him, good start so far. So about 4 casts later, BANG, this fish is hooked! When I set the hook it felt pretty good. After a some headshakin and thrashing on the surface I was rewarded with a 21 1/4" bucketmouth. This thing had to weigh 6+lbs. That fish made my day right there!
After that I managed about 6 pickeral, biggest going around 22". Marty also caught a handful of pickeral. As the sun starts to fall..Rob, Marty, and myself meet up and start BSing. Rob said that nasty weather was headed our way, so we decided to make way for the launch. Thats when all hell breaks loose! High winds mixed with sleet and snow!!!! Straight miserable! If I didn't put on my hood it would have hurt! Long story short, we left the launch with freezing hands, snow on our yaks, and plenty of laughs. I wish I could have got more pictures. All in all, a memorable time on the water!