| Don and the Captain!|
The sun broke out on day two of our trip and so did
our spirits. Funny how a little sun can cheer things up and erase some of the disappointment
of the day before.
Jim and I were in Boyd’s boat again as we headed back
down to the river from Tobin Lake Resort where we were staying. A strong west
wind made heading out to the big lake an impossibility.
Given the success we
had trolling yesterday (Jim!), we decided to put some time in today, fine
tuning our baits and speed as well as depth. Both Jim and I had brought
leadcore line along and I decided to switch to it from my Crystal Fireline. I
wanted to get a smaller lure down to the fish and leadcore would enable me to
do that. It’s one trend that both Jim and I have noticed over the last three
years fishing at this time of year, that the smaller lures seem to be more
| Jim taking a bit of a break|
| Flicker Shad on left and Flicker Minnow on the right|
That was evident the previous day when Jim lost that
monster of a fish at the end of the day on the #7 Flicker Shad, a fairly small
lure that will dive down to about 21 feet on thin diameter Fireline. So I put
on a #6 Flicker Minnow, the new bait from Berkley that has anglers raving. Since
over the last few years, we have pretty good luck with pink jigs, I went for
the Flicker Minnow that had a pink nose and chartreuse body. Boyd also found a
lure that was catching fish, a perch coloured Live Target in a deep diver.
had no trouble getting this lure to 21 feet on 100 feet of line. So we all had
our baits down in the fish zone with three different profiles and all were
catching fish. I ended the day with the largest walleye though, a beautiful fish
that absolutely slammed my Flicker Minnow.
| Perch Live Target(stock photo-barbless on Tobin)|
As in the previous day, we stayed until dark but the
bite slowed down considerably later in the day.
One of the bonus features of the day was being able to witness an extremely rare event, the moon eclipsing the sun. Check this photo out taken by friend Russ Heatherington.