Fishing with Jake, Jarrett, and Jenna 5/21/2021by Capt Juls on 05/21/21
I woke at 2:30 this morning, and figured since it was so close to my 3am alarm, that I would just get up and have some extra time for that second cup of coffee.
Dexter, and I, did the usual routine of going out on the back deck to check the weather, while I sipped my coffee and watered the plants. I checked iWindSurf, DarkSky, and RadarScopePro, while the canine checked the perimeter of the fence for intruders. :)
The forecast was calling for another beautiful morning. I was very happy about that, because today I had Jake, a young father with his two kids Jarrett and Jenna. Jarrett is 10 years old and Jenna is 8.
They met me at the launch at 5:20, and we were on the water by 5:30am. We hit the same area as yesterday, and again....I'm not saying where, because a few of my Capt friends are working it too, and it can't take a lot of pressure there. Sorry.
We ran Flicker Minnow #11s on one side and the new to my arsenal, the Square Bill Reaper, on the other side. The Flicker's out fished the SBR's 4:1, so we took them off and put more Flicker's out and caught our 4-person limit in a short period of time.
We were fishing them very shallow in the water column....top ten feet shallow...up high. Color didn't really matter. They hit greens, blues, purples, and whites at a speed of 1.8 to 2.0mph.
The Phipps family, who drove up from Kentucky, had a great time....or, I should say the boys had a great time, while Jenna tried to catch up on her sleep, in-between clicking the fish counter clicker thingy, asking if she should click it. She did keep an accurate count though, soooo "You Go Girl! Do your own thing!". :)
I was impressed with Jarrett's comfort in the boat, and being able to handle a big trolling rod and reel all by himself, but he did it, and did a great job putting fish in the boat too. He was fun!
Tomorrow's weather looks nice again, but a little windier in the morning. It's fishable though, so Tony Lalli and his wife will be joining me tomorrow to try their luck at this sport of walleye fishing. :)