Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Drifting for Muskie's
Then there was the "almost" double header. Peter and I were at a spot where we both set the hook at the same time on strikes. Peter hooked his and ended up landing a pike. Mine decided it didn't want to commit to me and spit the fly. It was crazy fun moment and would have been cool had we both landed something at the same time.
After the float we headed back to the cabin. Peter jumped in the canoe for a little lake fishing to wrap up the day. I transferred my running line and backing from an old bad Orvis reel I had to a new Ross spool that I had got last Christmas in preparation for Sunday's fishing in Northern Wisconsin for salmon and steelhead. David Keene arrived while I was working on this, and directed him down to the lake so that he could go fishing with out of the canoe for the last hour of the day.
I made a few casts along the shore shortly after my project was done and caught two large mouth bass and a decent sized pumpkinseed within a half-hour. Once it was too dark, we headed off to the dead animal bar for supper. While that is not its real name, it was an appropriate name. There were a lot of dead animals mounted, more then your average Wisconsin bar. Supper was good, then we headed back to the cabin to prep for Sundays fishing.