9:45 am were on the water . The sky was starting to get dark in the west, Rain clouds wereon their way.
Rain was starting to fall.
9:55 amWe were making a sharp turn at the end of a trolling pass and I was holding my rod when a sudden jerk and throbbing strike made me aware of a strong muskie had bit my spinnerbait. A Grim Reaper double blade was thelure my muskie couldn't resist! The netting of the fish was dramatic. The muskie jumped and showed itself to be almost 3 feet/ 90 cm long.
The net we landed it with was about 24 inches/ 60 cm across almost too small fit the muskie. Rick did a good job of landing by flipping it like a spatula with a pancake. Gerry took some first rate photograhs of the fish . It was Quickly photographed and released Length of 34.5 inches/ 85 cm. It 's been 9 years since I LAST CAUGHT A MUSKIE ON SCUGOG LAKE!
Only 15 minutes on the water and already I caught a muskie!
We turned the boat around and went over to Doug's lake side house and got a larger net and waited for the rain to stop.
4 HOURS LATER The weather was sunny.
Rick caught and released a wonderful Walleye/Pickerel 25 inch/ 63cm th 13 iches/ 34 cm girth
This fish was very sneaky, it had struck the only rod with a reel that had not turned had the drag
"clicker" turned -on. We were bck in the same spot I caught my muskie at the top of THE CARNAGIE BASIN. We were alarmed to see Rick's reel slowly unspooling with almost half of all the line gone. Rick took almost a minute to get the line reeled in. He said he felt a fish struggling at the end of the line. I thought it was just alot of weeds stuck on his spinnerbait?