Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Final Finale

Back at it again, the weather was the best I have ever had in South Dakota and especially the Pierre Region.  Wind from the northwest and with the lake running north and south, it provided an excellent way to manage the boat and keep it in the deeper water.  If you moved into the shore, your lure will pick up a lot of weeds and most of your time will be spent taking weed off the hooks.
That is the average size we caught.  Picture about 100 fish a head shorter and that was what it was like for two days.

We took our time getting going in the morning and headed back to the lake.  Back to the spot from yesterday, the question was asked "would our success be repeated again with the Flicker Shad?"  The next question we asked was "are the fish still in the same general location?"
Bruce on the tiller.

It did not take long and the answer was yes to both of the above.  We started off quickly with a nice walleye and the same process was repeated again.  We would catch 5 small fish for every one we would keep.  We also had to extend our area out to about 100 yards that we would work in.  The fish were more scattered. Size was right where it was yesterday which meant we would have a great time catching and pitching fish.
How much better can it get.

The wind stayed constant and a low overcast that looked like rain would move in and the temperature dropped a little.  Still the fishing stayed good.  Regardless of the weather when you are catching fish, it does not make a bit of difference what is going on around you.

Before noon, we were done and cleaned up the catch for the morning.  The plan was to bag up the fish and both of us head for home.

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Besides more Flicker Shad, this was the first piece of equipment I bought from Bass Pro plus some extra bags.  I am storing all my game this way now.  Click on the picture or the link above for more information.

Going home with a limit of walleye plus all the other fish we caught over a two day period just put frosting on the cake for the trip.  Here was two old men that have not seen each other in over 40 years getting together to visit, talk about life and re-kindle an old friendship.  That was the best part of the trip.

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 Good fishing, good hunting, and good luck.  Hank

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