Water had plenty of color, and I concentrated on running some brighter stuff this weekend, instead of the natural colors I ran the week before. The fishing wasn't as intense, but we still put up double digit numbers, and the crew practiced catch and release, as well as catch and fillet, keeping half of what we boated.
With all talk about the great salmon fishing we decided to spend the last hour out a little deeper and run a salmon program. Mother nature had other plans, and she decides to make the wind blow. Our 2 foot salmon chop, quickly built to a 3 to 5 furry in about 20 minutes, making it very difficult to run a full spread of lures. We quickly had our hands very full when the starboard dipsy started peeling line out. After about 10-15 minutes we had a 20-25 pound lake trout behind the boat, but that fish managed to find a weakness, and came unhook, and quickly returned to the depths from which it came. It's still eating me up that we lost that fish, but that is how this fishing thing works sometimes.
If you're thinking about a booking a trip, and you want to catch spring Salmon, don't hesitate to call. We still have dates available in May. May is going to be a good month for us this year. We are planning on putting in a lot of time out deeper and putting some heavy fish in the boat starting this Saturday. The LOC Derby starts this Friday, and goes for 10 days. It's on like Donkey Cong!!!!