|Chunky 41" Eagle Lake musky|
I had the pleasure of fishing with several different people in my search for trophy trout, musky and smallmouth. My wife Heidi and her father Martin drove up from Wisconsin were excited to see some of the Eagle Lake area. Unfortunately, during their stay the weather had other plans and brought 5 days of bitter cool weather. Nonetheless, it didn't stop us from hitting the water. Attached right is plenty of proof of fish and the many many layers of clothes we had to wear.
|Personal best 48" musky.|
|13 pd laker caught on a figure 8 boatside|
|Boated many 18+" smallies|
Heidi and Martin didn't exactly share the same enthusiasm for musky fishing as I. So, I waited till they departed back to Wisconsin to focus my efforts on the fish of 10,000 casts. I was ecstatic when my neighbor Eric invited me along to hunt the elusive muskellunge. We managed to put several fish in the boat over a couple days. I set a personal best with a 48" musky while fishing alone and without a net. Fortunately, I had the GOPRO with me but didn't get any decent shots. The hot lures for big fish were suspending jerk baits.
Around the Big Hook Region
There has been a mix of warm and cool weather up towards Big Hook. Chatted with the boys at Sandy Lake and the float planes are coming out of the water in the next day or two. Our next visit to Sandy Lake will be on the winter road. Dad and I have plenty of items purchased for the trek north. A "new" shuttle van has been found for the drive from the runway to float base. Now all we need is those lakes to freeze over.
|Eric with a tanky 45.5" musky|
Good luck on the water everyone,
|Martin with football like smally.|