A bit rainy but a great day out fishing!
Well today I headed out for a float trip on River Raisin today. We had a great day. It didn’t start to rain on us until about hour into the trip. We caught a few smaller smallies as we worked the 1st mile of the float trip which was all shallow bedrock shelf. We did have to walk the Canoe a few times but it wasn’t to bad. We came to the 1st major island of the trip, we found a nice hole and that is when the big fish started. We only took pics of fish that where over 16 or 17 inches mark! About half of the fish we caught where in that 12 to 15 inch range and the other half under that. The water was dirtier then I normally like, but we made do with it.
This is the 1st fish we started with which ended up being the biggest of the day(but not by much)I lost one that was bigger way earlier.
Me landing the 1st hawg of the day.
She was missing an eye
…..about 1/2 mile down stream and 10 or 12 fish later Kelly got this 15 incher
A little further down stream and about 5 fish later Kelly got another one as we passed someone fly-fishing who also hooked up on one about the same size.
We went another mile and half and about 10 fish later before I hooked into another that was worth taking a pic of.
Then I lost the last of the baits that was working really we for me. I was forced to nickel and dime through the little guys the rest of the float trip.
We had to burn past some good water towards the end of the trip cause we took too much time in a few spots. One where we pulled about 8 Smallies that where in that 13 to 16 inch range. Nether of us had our phones on us at that time to take pic.Sorry. With about a mile to go Kelly hooked into a 9 inch northern.
Has we came to the last 1/3 of the mile of are trip I called out an area for Kelly to cast to and on his 3rd cast he hooked into this boy who was basically the same size has the 1st big one on the day.
Just about every fish was fat and happy and heavy for there size.Even with the rain it was a great day fishing.