Monday, July 6, 2009
Fishing at Big Lake
After a very busy Independence Day weekend it's sort of nice to be back in 'the swing of things' so to speak. The weather hasn't changed; still overcast with a tease of sun now and then. When will the good weather start rolling in? A very popular question right now. On Saturday July 4th my dad and I took the boat out and went fishing in Big Lake. Amazingly, the rain held off the whole day. We stopped in Princeton and bought two dozen night crawlers 'just in case.' Once the boat was loaded with our gear we set out to catch some live bait. Chubs! First spot was a dud. We spend about 20 minutes at our first location casting and not even a nibble. So we pulled up the anchor and motored over to another location near Dinner Island. BINGO! We were catching Chubs left, right and center. Just over a dozen were caught and we decided we had enough to keep us busy so we again pulled up the anchor and motored over to another location not far from Red Beach in Big Lake. First cast and both my dad and I had Bass on! All in all we caught nine Bass, one Cat Fish, numerous amounts of Yellow Perch and one Pickeral! Not too shabby at all!