I figured the same spot I caught the whitefish at last weekend was worth another look early in the morning. I had my line wet at 7am and stared at a blank screen for a long time. A few hours later, I moved around and marked some fish deeper (60-70fow) but they were just as inactive as they had been the last 50 times I have tried for them.
I went back to my original location around 11am and lost what I think was a whitefish about 5 feet from the hole when my technique slopped out while I was lifting the transducer. I decided to stay for a bit.
I had a fish run up 10 feet to grab my bait. On the screen I called it as a laker. It gave nice headshakes and easily lifted towards the hole, so I called it as a whitefish. Then it turned around and went for 3 or 4 laker-class runs, so I called it as a laker. Then it blew bubbles at the hole, so I knew for sure it was going to be a laker.
Well, lesson of the day is you never know until it’s in the hole…
A bright white smile on my face. =)
I have caught lakers that bit like whitefish
I have caught whitefish that bit like lakers
I have caught lakers that fought like whitefish
(And now, finally)
I have caught whitefish that fought like lakers.
Rest of the day was dead slow for me.