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More surprise whitefish

May 18, 2014

A slow start to the day with three fish in four hours had me just about to write the day off and call it quits.

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However, the calm conditions were just too inviting for me to do that. I decided to pick up the anchor and try some different depths.

I found nothing at the first stop, but somehow my second stop was right on top of a boat-load of whitefish. icon smile More surprise whitefish Within an hour I had yak’d six more and lost a few. After that it was a slower, but steady trickle of fish.

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I didn’t even know that whitefish can display some beautiful iridescent blues!

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I was well on my way to besting my 16 whitefish day

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… but once I got to 14 yak’d whitefish the wind picked up with ferocity cutting my fun a bit short.

Some other highlights included losing one of my favourite lures to a fish and a frayed leader I did not check, pulling the hook on a load of soft-mouthed fishies, and a porker of an out-of-season smallie wrapping me around my anchor line and escaping. Oh and did I mention the vultures? Just my luck that every time a boat would drive by I would hook up and somehow also hook the boat and pull it right next to me.

I was impressed by the amount of additional whitefish I was able to find just by making a little move. Now instead of thinking “should I stay or should I go”, I’ll be thinking “should I stay or should I move”.

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