Day Four on Tobin Lake

First fish of the day, off to a good start

Day Four started out warm and friendly. It was not to last though as a cold front arrived just after lunch bringing rain and sleet. Given our success the evening before trolling crankbaits, we decided to give it a hard go today just to cover water because of the lack of numbers of fish in the system. It could not have started out an better as I nailed yet another fish on my red and white Bomber Long A not five minutes into our first trolling run. This fish hit in twenty feet of water with 85 feet of line out. After a brief but intense battle Jim got the net under a nice eight pound walleye. Neither Boyd nor Jim had yet found a bait that was consistently put fish in the boat but that changed this day. Jim hit the next fish on a purple deep diving storm Thunderstick then Boyd followed that up with a nice walleye on the new Rapala Troll-To Minnow in chrome. With a good start, we gained confidence in the cranks and covered water, eventually landing eighteen nice walleye on these baits. With weather rapidly going down hill, we packed it in a little earlier this day with no bites after four p.m.

Still it was a great trip with excellent weather, good friends and beautiful surroundings.
Here are some of the most memorable catches from the last ten years at Tobin Lake during the fall run.