7hr search for 1hr of bliss

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7hr search for 1hr of bliss

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Launched at 1st light Sat with high hopes, Jason and Dave (wdnr) on board.... we must have lost high hopes some where on the way south cause the same program as last week on the “hot spot” had yielded only marginal lakers and a 12” trophy yellow perch by 9am... this is why I love salmon fishing so much... the hunt is on... :arrow:

Sun was high, bait was low and the bite was slow... 8-)


we searched many miles... zigzagging
To find active bait high in the water column. The profile looked nothing like last week.
After talking to Bearcat and a few other boats, it was evident the fleet was seeing the same.

We trolled north, south and west in the main area but never found great fishing.

We did get a flurry of action by cooking cheese burgers and later on a marinated pork loin on the grill.....


We had to drop Dave By 1pm at the dock, so we decided to troll across the abyss to vt side and see what the bait looked like there while the pork loin cooked.. :oops:

Well as soon as we got the the vt side and into 150ft of water the bait looked more dense and active on the screen. We found the promise land! As we worked into 90fow it got even better! :shock:

Bam rod fires.... Jason boats a
Steel head!

Next, we got a jumper out back.... I grab the rod and the fish jumps again... silver!!! After a nice battle we slip the net under a meduim lake trout!? Yes, I’m disappointed in species but impressed by his fight all at once... :?

I have never seen a lake trout jump full body out of lake in 2 jumps... :roll:

Then.... wack a rod fireps and Jason is on the best salmon of the day... :lol:

Then as we are resetting a rod fires and starts dumping line, Jason being the main guest gets that
One too;) HUGE fish,,, pulls
Like weeds... and boy they were bad in spots today:( :?

But this turns out to be mammoth laker over 14lbs... quick picture and return the beast to the colder depths... Jason’s personal best laker and his fist would have fit right in its mouth the head was sooo big...

Time check... 1235... 6 rod set pull and run to dock got us right to truck by 1pm...

At least we found a new spot that may work in different conditions... on this trip.... the action at the end was amazing;) woulda been a hell of a day if we had started there;)
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It was a tough day, for sure. I think we swapped spots at some point. I started on the VT side and found a real nice pile of bait with fish around (90-100’ of water) but only caught 2 tiny Lakers. Trolled across to NY to join the fleet and found some bait in 100’ with 1 knock off on the first pass. Spun around and landed a 5.4lb brown!

Not 5 mins later on the same pass and the other rod fires. Can tell it’s a big fish, staying deep. Get a look at it finally and it’s another brown. Managed to get the net under it and it was a monster …. 10.0lb brown!!

Couldn’t get another bite but it didn’t matter at that point. Biggest brown I’ve ever caught, either here or on Lake O.
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great reports and excitement in both posts the laker was huge and shauns brown was huge . im guessing all of the fleet were on my home waters. keep chasing and keep the pics coming. ill be heading to ocean city maryland for a week saturday but will be looking at lcu every day and even posting from down there.

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Beautiful brown!!!!!

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Thanks, Dry net!

Good luck and have fun in MD, Matt!

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Crayfish the trick I’ve found with uploading pics with a phone is make sure you screen shot the photo with your home button to the right. All the pictures taken like that will stay straight!

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Hey, Matt … congrats on that huge laker and nice steel! Usually we try to avoid the Lakers, but I’ll still take a pig like that anytime.

It was great to see you, Bearcat and Heartbeat out there. Not sure who else was in the fleet as I don’t recognize everyone’s boats.

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i will keep in touch erik carruth is driving me down. bootstrap on forums. after my bone scans in 3 weeks hoping to hit the lake alot more.

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Looks like another epic day on Reelax. Thanks Matt for posting the pic of that huge laker.
Crayfish, these are 2 beauty browns. Congrats on your crew.
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Crayfish- You know it's a pig brown when it's belly is extended even when you hold it upside down! Certainly a TROPHY, and well done!

Matt - Thanks for the detailed report. Hopefully Serenity can join the Southern fleet next weekend, but we have a full house of family and guests arriving so we'll see how the timing works out. Weeds are still a problem? and fleas? Sounds GREAT!??!! As always, we'll be looking for bait, and on 68!

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Very impressive brown! For some reason I haven’t hooked into a brown or a steelhead in almost 2 years out there. Will be at it again this weekend.

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