Fishing with Marc and Jim 10/25/2022by Capt Juls on 10/25/22
I apologize, ahead of time, that this will be short, due to the new puppy in the house. He needs a lot more attention than my normal routine allows, so something's got to give, and it's not the attention given to the puppy that will suffer...;)
So, in short...Marc and Jim, my regular Wisco crew, launched out of Mazurik's and headed to the north side of Kelly's to search for some perch. I didn't mark much on the Helix, so I opted to start out at one of my favorite places on Kelly Island Shoal.
We stayed there for an hour, and picked up 8 big healthy perch, but the chatter let me know that their patience was running low on that spot. It was a very light bite....so light, that I never felt the 6 I caught bite. It was just an odd feeling, or a different feeling, so I set the hook on anything that felt different, and was rewarded. My crew didn't have the experience to do that, unfortunately.
I sent a text to my friend, John, of "JT Sport Fishing", who I knew was only a few miles from me, in a pack of boats, to see how they were doing. He said, "We have 45 now". So, I asked my guys if they wanted to move to a faster bite, but smaller fish, and they both did....and, so, we moved. JT had given me his numbers, so when we rolled up, he was just finishing with their two-man limit. As he pulled his anchor, I slipped right into his spot, and proceeded to start catching. Thanks for the spot JT...much appreciated. :)
They were smaller perch, but not too bad. We did catch a handful that were 10" or better, but most were in the 7-9 inch range. We had several small perch that found themselves back in the water again, too.
The weather today was beautiful, and it was a perfect day to be out on the water, fishing. Tomorrow's weather is going to be less nice, with cooler temps and scattered showers. Winds are only supposed to be 5-10 out of the south, though, so that will be tolerable.
I'm thinking, if they decide to go fish tomorrow, that we will fish by the cans, instead of Kelly's. We shall see....I left it up to them, whether they want to sit in rain tomorrow, or not. They are older, and it's not always a fun time, so I won't be sorry if they decide not to go. lol