Had a relaxing solo day on the water, except for the wind. A beautiful morning gave way to some wind and then calmed again around 2:00. Sunny and 55-ish most of the day
I launched at 7 Bays about 7:30 and trolled down river across from the launch until the headwind chased me to the other side where I trolled back upriver around the Hawk Creek area and past the launch. I’m a novice at most of this and today was a fun learning experience.
I boated 4 bows and kept two. The two biggest fish of the day (18 and 20 inches) were both natives and put back. Caught those on an orange Rapala stick bait behind chartreuse Hot Wings at about 15 FOW. The others were caught on an orange Kakeda fly behind a pink flasher off the DR at 25’. I lost two at the boat off each setup...hard to reel, net, and steer by yourself in the wind. It was an adventure!
All in all it was a fun day. Learned a bunch and seemed like I worked for every hookup. Good fishing everyone!