Muskie Mike and myself had an early morning escapade yesterday to check out a few different things that we both have been tinkering with. Some of the results were good, some were not so good. Well mainly for me, they were not so good, because I only caught one northern, and Mike had all the muskie action. He had I think 8 different strikes or follows, and battled this little fella to the boat before we unhooked it for a quick release. I wasn't dissapointed that he had the action, because it always seems like somebody in the boat gets the fish to cooperate, and the others get to watch. However, I like watching, and enjoyed the time. Plus we both learned a thing or two from each other as we always do. We make a good team, and the muskies usually don't stand a chance when we come rolling through their territory. Hahaha, just kidding, we do have a good time together though, and this was our first outing together this year. Definitely not the last! BRING ON THE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNEY!
Today seemed as though they un-stocked the muskies from Minnetonka. We fished hard and had a few close calls, but they were tough to come by. I was able to take two great guys on the water who purchased my donation to the United Way, and were the highest bidders on the auction. For the 3 of us it was a great way to spend the day on the water even though the fish didn't exactly cooperate like we had planned. We did manage a couple of dandy bass on our baits which gave us a little excitement when we thought it could have been ol' Snaggle Tooth himself. They smiled for the pictures any way and sent the bucketmouths back in the water. Posing for their picture is Ray and his co-worker buddy Paul. Two gentlemen that are bound to land the big one some time soon!
Tonight I will be giving a guest speaking appearance for the Fishers of Men group. I know it is short notice, but if you are looking to join in you will most certainly be able to hear me "spill the beans" on how I go about my daily routines on the water. I take great pleasure in sharing my knowledge to interested fisherman and enjoy each opportunity to do so. If you want information regarding the time and place for the "Bean Spilling" feel free to contact me at your convenience. It should be a great time, and I think anybody is welcome, plus they are serving refreshments to those who attend, so if you don't care about the info I have to share, at least you can get a free drink or two. Come One! Come All! It's Muskie Time!