Last trip of the year to Isle Royale and Traverse Bay Fishing
Time sure flies when you’re having fish…going fishin’, er having fun, sorry for the typos,my fingers just go that way. Can’t believe, or accept the fact that it’s past-time to put the boats away. Most sane people have done that long ago, I guess that make me IN-sane. Truth be known, I would have my “Fishin Mission” under plastic by now if the NOAA guys didn’t call me last week to bring them to Isle Royale, which I did on Saturday.
The weather station on Passage Island when capooie and they needed a boat to bring them there to fix it. We were lucky enough to have a decent weather day to get there and back on Saturday to get the job done. With 4 of us on the trip, there was only one, yours truly, who wanted to fish, so while the others went to shore, I stayed on the boat and caught a couple lakers to take home. Nothing big, but fun on a spinning rod with 6 pound test line.
Yesterday, after calling a 1/2 dozen guys to go fishing and trying to bribe my boys, I finally went out by myself and my 19 footer (the Helm-n-Buoys) to try for some spawning lake trout at Traverse. Bro-in-law Erik was there and Ralph was just leaving.
I caught one and lost one before moving out to deeper water and saw the most un-believable sonar reading ever. I dropped a few lines and bang, bang,bang, bang,bang, bang, I got 6 in a row. They were the hardest fighting lake trout I caught all summer, even though they were not big. I released 2 and came home with my limit of 5 and would have fished more, but darkness stopped the bite. Perhaps I should have tried some glow spoons, but it was time to leave anyway. Hope I can find them schooled like that next time out!