TRAIL END CAMP DAY ONE

TRAIL END CAMP DAY ONE
We had been planning this trip for a long time so even a bit of miserable weather was not going to stop us. Unfortunately it did slow us down!
 My wife Thora lands a nice bass
We hooked up the boat at 7 p.m Friday night and drove the two hours it takes to get to Pointe du Bois from Winnipeg. We managed to avoid a porcupine on the last leg of our trip, just before we arrived at Trail End Camp. Along on the trip was my wife, her sister and husband, all keen to get some fresh air out of the big city. And fresh it was, snow lining the side of the highway as we arrived just before ten p.m.
 Harpa trying to tie a jig on with frozen hands
Getting a fire going in the cabin was first priority and after a couple games of crib we called it a night. Saturday was just as cold and the wind was blowing hard from the northwest about 35 kilometres an hour gusting to about 50. We launched the boat and headed out about 10 a.m. I had been planning on trying to find areas out of the wind, but this proved a bit tough with the wind swirling around from every direction. After six hard hours of fishing in a number of different areas, I had determined what didn’t work! We had jigged for walleye, but caught mostly bass and pike… the bass in 10 feet of water and the pike a bit deeper, mostly 15 to 20 feet. We did catch some walleye but they were at all depths. We trolled big crankbaits for pike in necked down areas, deep humps and current areas with little success. We did however, catch fish by downsizing our crankbaits, to the #9 Berkley Flicker Shad, including some nice bass. While we had enough fish for supper it proved a tough day.

 
 Shore lunch with some sun, Cold sandwiches!