|This is what Cross Bay is all about!|
It had rained all night but the skies
were starting to clear as we downed our first cup of coffee at 7 in the
morning. The weather was still unsettled though and the wind had now turned to
the northwest. Big waves were once again piling up along the shore. Disappointed
we decided to head to the river for a half day, then come back for lunch and
see if things had calmed at all.
|Bobber waiting to go down|
By two o’clock things had calmed
somewhat but Russ and the other boat had opted to stay walleye fishing. Not us,
both Jim and I knew that if we could get to the other side of Cross Bay the
fish would be biting. After launching
Jim slowly took us into the big rollers.
About half way across we were able to
get the boat on plan and side slip the rollers at good speed. In no time we
were back in pike land with the huge bay all to ourselves. No one else had
braved the waves this day.
|Action was better when sun came out!|
We were also relatively protected in this bay from
that wind direction setting up a perfect drift pattern. Once we hit a
productive spot, Jim would mark it on his GPS and we would then pattern our
drifts which lasted about ten minutes.
Once again we used our slipfloats to
great effect with many large fish landed, the biggest Jim’s beautiful 43
incher. For more information on Moak Lodge visit their website at www.moaklodge.ca