Fall Lakers 2011 day 1
I’ve just returned from a fall lake trout fishing excursion. I say excursion because we drove 11 hours and then flew and additional 45 minutes into the remote Ontario lake. We fished the same lake last year and got there a week too late. Being the intelligent creatures that we are, we selected a week earlier this year. We were a week early. Ah, yes, that’s par for fishing. However, we still caught fish, and enjoyed our time in camp.
Day One was our flight in and camp arranging day. Everyone hustled and we managed to get on the water by about 1pm. The lake was down about 3 feet from last year, and rocky reef was more like rocky peninsula. The day was bright and the fish hung out in deeper water. Bill Graebel took the end point of the reef while the rest of us spread out looking for the lakers at other points along the shore. Bill spot proved to be the epicenter of the fish concentration, and he took 6 lakers from 6 to 9 pounds. Scott Snead took a couple more, as did I. All in all, it was a warm, lovely fall day with enough fish to keep all of us happy.
Dinner that night was walleye fillets provided by our fishing host, Dave Graebel. Mmmmm, good.