Thursday last day of spring
3:30-sunset, Cloudy, low 70s to start, almost 3â€™ vis, NW-NE 5-10 mph. And a mostly empty lake!
Day started out like another wasted vacation day.
Moved around in 3 areas today, tossed a frog in the weeds, a few different crankbaits in the open, and spinners in both. after 2 Â˝ hours of nothing, found a few fish in the third. First fish hit a crankbait on a splashdown, an 8â€ť bass, lost a bass on the frog but stuck the next , a 15â€ť 1.8 lber, and lost another.
But my last fish of spring 2019 was a doozy!
Not ChiCityYaker Big, but itâ€™s been 10 years since I got one this heavy. Crook county lakes can sure kick out some nice eyes from time to time.
Switching back and forth from frogging the mat and slow cranking the open water edges, the crank gets positively slammed! The med. Light rod just doubles over. As I rear back, and start reeling the head shaking starts, This fish was strong, that rod was bouncing up and down as Iâ€™m muscling it in. halfway in I get my first view of this monster eye before it dives for the 8â€™ depth. Finally get it to the boat.
Now I have to sit down to grab the net with one hand and try to control the eye with the other and she kept diving deep as Iâ€™d get the net close, pulling the doubled over rod tip to the water and peeling off some line, couldnâ€™t lift the rod higher to pull it in, had to drop the net twice to use both hands to reel and lift her back up. What a fight! Seven or eight missed tries then in the net, whew! Here she is
So hard to not post this Thursday night, but since I scheduled 2 vacation days weekâ€™s ago and I was fishing both days and maybe the weekend, Figured Iâ€™d delay it and keep THE WALLEYES all to myself. Hope you understand
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