Saturday, July 4, 2009
Broke the Drought
Today I had the honor of sharing a boat with Hedrik Wachelka and Mark Patry, both of the Ottawa Chapter of Muskies Canada. We were greeted with less than ideal conditions: wind, clouds (that's OK), and COLD temps. Thankfully, no rain. Just as one might expect, the day's action was very slow. We tried weedlines, weed shelves, shallow weed flats, and everything in between. Finally we decided it would be a good idea to re-work some deep structure fished earlier, but do it slower this time. As we worked the structure, I launched a cast and hit a marker sign, thereby snagging my Mag Dawg on the sign. As I limped the boat over to the sign, Mark's Storm Swim Shad was engulfed by a nice 40"er. That was the only fish we saw all day, and makes the third fish with a transmitter in it.