I'm in the middle of dog sitting duties while Esther is on the road (fortunately back Friday) ... piled em all in the boat last night even though Mollie really wanted to frog hunt.
Watching for follows eventually got boring for them in tough conditions with zero wind. Saw a few on Imaging and a couple paddling around in shallows; no reactions.
Reminder to stick till first dark did come though, just as the dogs were all mad at me wondering why we were still out with 'skiters getting thicker. Especially when nothing is moving - it often means will get one shot right at dark.
Anyone muskie fish with 4 or more dogs? It does get interesting...
This was a highly exciting - being quite visual - wimp catch. It takes skill to trigger fish like this!
So I could see this whole pod of baby perch following my jerkmaster back to the boat ... I then tossed in a few crazy snaps of the rod, making that jerkmaster spin around and look right back at em ... and killed it there. This guy shot out of nowhere near the back of the pack and attacked. We need more muskies this aggressive.
Lots of toothless stuff has been nibbling, most importantly mom got her biggest smallie (and didn't even shed tears letting it go)!
The quick high heat stint is supposed to be over later tonight as calling for a reasonable low tonight. It does look like the Blackfish UPF season is officially here as lots of sun in the forecast. Do enjoy the comfort but more importantly protection from the rays not having to worry about missing a spot with sunscreen.
Smallies really are some brawlers; mom's big fish sure got her attention!
Didn't think I'd actually get to post this up as apparently heat is hard on wifi too ... as didn't have any since 8 am or so.
A little tip here on choosing days to take off from fishing if you must. Any time there is a sharp spike in heat ... keeping in mind muskies make the rules, they suck and love to make a liar of ya ... generally very hard on the bite.
In my experience (last decade of my guiding career was 80% after dark), if the heat stayed on overnight generally tough all the way through.
If you are out treat it like cold front and try in your face presentations.
Interesting observation on the WiFi situation. We're here at a resort on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage and lost WiFi this morning just as it was heating up. Muskie's still suck out there but the heat is brutal on the angler. We're taking a break so the muskie's get one too. 🙂
You have that right Pete! Heat unbearable really and fish know that too as they go deeper? 98 here in NW Indiana tomorrow and even at my buddy's place in Minocqua very warm,95! Lousy fishing or doing anything to me!🤷🏻♂️🎣👎🎣🤷🏻♂️
With the WiFi and digital antennas which I use in southeastern Wisconsin we get what is called a ' Solar Flare ' my good Pal does installations on Commercial and private residences and trys to explain it to me. Not sure I fully understand.
Those weather days may b great in Wisc.but here in central n.y. on the 18th the cold,rain& 1.5 ft. Waves were not cutting it.Not 1 follow but. 1 proposing was spotted.Oh Well it was worth a try.
Seems to be the case on rivers as well!
Agree Pete. Also hardest on the fish in terms of catch & release stress as well!
Hate 🎣 on hot days I stay in and do my sewing projects
I totally agree absolutely everybody would rather be fishing but you got to use your knucklehead every now and then and do what's right
For bass during the summer we fish at night and deep channels and drop offs. This is in KS and MO.
Give the esox a break
Lost it in Arbor Vitae. Still out.
Yep yep yea it’s almost getting to that time I hate. Not that’s it’s bad but I’m hoping for rain soon as lately I’ve been finding darn near 80 already
Always have a hunny do list ready for him.
WIFI was down in Boulder JCT too.
I agree 100%.
Pete is someone I’d trust with his knowledge of muskies 24/7. He says heat is bad and I’ll listen
Thank you so very very much for all of the lures for our Patriots United 2022 Picnic in the Park event this Saturday!! I am beyond grateful!! Thank you! God Bless you and Esther. I hope one day we all will finally meet. Take care. Stephanie Forrer Harbridge
Topwater bass @4 am !
Stephanie Lee Welter
Kyle Anderson ...
High heat day ....Look for a cool inflow @ a creek. BINGO!
Nice truck, nice town, nice memory. Here in northern Indiana it’s cool to see Jeff Foster trucks and Halvor line rigs on the road. They remind me of our trips to Minnesota and Canada. That goes from present to 30 years ago.
Very cool 😎,sweet truck, love it.
Great job 👍
Love my Amzoil, just wish I could buy it cheaper!
Pete for some reason I can’t read your replies, Facebook at its finest