Got up to the UP last weekend to fish for smallmouth bass on the Menominee River, a follow-up to the guided trip Mike (Catchafew) was kind enough to offer on the forum last year. We didn't get to fish together so much this year as I work at a hospital and we took social distancing seriously, but had a good time catching up and he gave me some more pointers. Hope we can get out there together again next time Mike, pretty sure I still owe you a shipment of Freddy's.
The fishing was good. Caught bass consistently with a few 3-4 pounders mixed in, also a couple walleye and a lost a small pike I thought might be a brook trout at first. I'm glad I caught a glimpse of its beak before it sawed me off. And there were rock bass, lots and lots of rock bass. I also dabbled with very basic bushcraft and survival skills which was a lot of fun, and had my first pasty. Not exactly the zing of Caribbean jerk but exactly what I would want for lunch if I was cutting down trees in the snow. To the pictures.
Last year I got a decent sized musky on the second cast. This time a PB smallie on the first, she grabbed the rebound off the opposite rock wall and went downstream with it. Perfect start.
The following morning I got up and hit the trail to some more remote locations. I found a tiny cave with great view and rock front porch perfect for a campfire. Couldn't help but get comfortable and watch the entertainment.
After that I explored some more and caught a lot of fish. Here are the better ones.
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