Sunday, June 20, 2010

Lighin' Up the Rocks


Reflecting tiny lights riding the waves.   Only when you turn away, they are gone.   Triple checking to make sure your light up is under the surface you slowly reel in your slack and give a nice sweeping hook set.   The fight is on along with the aerator in the livewell.

The big lake, Mille Lacs.   Giant white caps and endless areas to discover.   A multi species day is what was planned.   Smouthmouth, pike, and Walleyes.    Smallmouth were slow and the pike were, well, pike.   No matter what pattern and no matter what you through it seems the pike are eager to strike.   One of my personal favorite walleye techniques was soon to be upon me.   Light up bobbers on the rocks.

Struggling through yet another storm front that created giant white caps made for a slow first half of the day.   As time went on the waves decreased and my balance began to come back to me.   By the afternoon it was a classic beautiful evening.   Walleyes eyes are very sensitive to daylight which is why they spent most of their time in the darkness of deeper water.   They are crepuscular, meaning, most active in the morning and evening hours.   They begin creeping up to the shallow water rocks in the evening to prepare for feeding during the security of the night.

I usually don't get to fish sitting down so this was a relaxing treat.   There is something different about sitting there anticipating a floating light to jet under the surface that is very hard to explain.   I guess serenity would be accurate.   A sense of calmness like no other, except for the occasional sound of banging fish in the livewell!   Oh how I love the many ways to see what mother earth has offered us.   It is virtually endless, and yet, many don't see but a small few.   If you can do it, do it, if you can't, try harder.   Make time and take time to see whats out there for us, even if its in the dark!

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