Went out this last week a couple times, including yesterday, for the final days of this 2010-11 hardwater season and the vertical "lets get jiggy with it" for a monster from Davy Jones locker. Nothing better than fishing with friends, watching them set angling milestones, and sharing the story for others to try and make their own memories the same way. If you dont go, you wont catch that beast!
Highlights this week have been for me / but not limited to the following:
Watching Snagger22 catch his first ever lake tout, and first ever fish from Harding lake, on his first attempt. I Hate YOU. He brought it off the bottom at about 110 feet.
Listening to Sapper 27 calling out his first Harding Laker in his portable ice hut, play by play style, up from the bottom at 120 feet and anticipating the hook set, "Its coming off the bottom....its coming up"...and letting out the "Fish On" as tube jig meets fished mouth. Victory, Good Job....I Hate YOU.
Watching Alcanron out jiggin me for yet again another fish, side by side, how does he do it? He has some amazing catches this year and caught the first fish again yesterday (of course). His 5 fish 4 hour day this year I do not believe will never be repeated. He is the "Master" of Harding and I have to call him that every time we drive by the lake this year....I Hate YOU.
I finally landed a lunker yesterday, Alcanron of course was not sitting next to me so he was unable to will the fish to his line, haha *note to self...all the fish I caught when fishing with Alcanron have been when his junk is out of the water. Well here it is:
I might have to go out a couple more times before ice out?
Thanks to Alcanron for motivating me to fill my funnel and for all the great memories made this year fishing Hard Luck Harding with you!