Monday, November 18, 2013

Last Minute Fix

 
Well dont'cha know, it's gettin' to be dat time of year again! Gotta put down da rod and pick up da rifle, it's deer season up nort' in my home state of Wisconsin! See, I'm polishing up on my accent so I don't sound like an outsider, ya know! Before I hit the road for my 1,000 mile journey, I needed to get back on the water one more time, one more last minute fix! 
 

 
I met my good buddy and fellow pro staffer, Rob Choi for a night time speckled trout session. Winds were next to nothing, water was a mirrored image of the surrounding shoreline, and expectations were high for the night ahead.
 
Ok, no time for the detailed description of each fish that was caught on what and how. We threw an array of lures from topwater, soft plastics, crankbaits, and mirrolures. I had my best luck trolling crankbaits and making bomb casts with my sinking Mirrolure. The night was not gangbusters by any means, but I caught around 10 trout up to 22.5".


William Ragulsky and YakAttack's Dan Smullen joined Rob and I not long after we launched, and they wasted no time getting into fish. I don't know the exact number that they got, William just told me that they caught "an @$$ load between 18" - 20", with Dan catching a solid 23.5"." Sounds good to me!

Dan's fat 23.5" trout. Photo credit: William Ragulsky

Rob also got into some good trout before he had to call it quits. This trip for Rob was just a "time killer" since his main goal is to finish off his quest for Virginia's "Expert Angler". He needs to catch one more species citation to complete it. Check out angling-addict to follow his tough journey.

All in all, I can't complain about the impromptu trip. Everybody got into good fish, the night was peaceful, and a few guys shared some laughs and told some stories. I'll be absent from my kayak for a couple weeks due to my upcoming Wisconsin deer hunting trip. It will be weird not to be fishing, but it will awesome to peg some deers and drink some beers with my buddies from da nort'! Oh yeah, my accent hasn't gone anywhere, YA KNOW!

~See ya on da water!


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