I finally got back after the pike again yesterday after 3 weeks away. It just takes time to travel across 2 states to look at a boat, then go back and get that boat, then get all the appropriate decals and paperwork done to get the boat water ready.
That said, the Packernut and I got after them and managed to catch 5 each. That brings me to 220 on the year. I don't think he's been counting his but he's built up a respectable number for the year.
"You've learned well GrassHopper"
We both missed a few other fish on the day that could have turned it into a decent numbers day. No big ones. Largest was 29" but the fish are nice and fat this time of year.
NO, it's not a muskie, but it's close...
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I hope the boat was all you dreamed of, Mark! Mine is not, but with a new main battery, I think I'll get it back in the water again and have an operable big motor. I took the three kids with me for about 2 1/2 hours of trolling motor time on Friday but no hits and no fish to be seen. The water was really low and I barely got to boat out of the water. The south end is getting murkier. Still some green weeds though. I caught a 29" 6 3/4 lb fish the week before. Looks like warm rains might bring the lake level back up to near full pool in a week or so. Good luck!