48″ Musky Madness Winner…caught on a crawler harness.[/caption]
First there was the 48″ musky. The professor and I went out this morning casting for muskies and later trolling. Not a single follow and only a few small pike. We went in for lunch and then went out to chase some walleyes with crawler harnesses and bottom bouncers. The Professor played the role of the Rapala Extreme Net Man Gladiator. The full video can be found here:
This was the first fish caught. After a 23″ and a 23 1/2″ walleye, about an hour later, up came this monster:
[caption id="attachment_5224" align="aligncenter" width="300"] 29 1/2″ fatty[/caption]
Another thank-you to my guide and trusty net man, the Professor. I believe this was a solid 10# fish which lived to see another day. Walleye, the movie, can be found here. Honestly, I thought I had another small musky:
We had our typical nice assortment of trout and whitefish along with a limit of pike.
But then there was this fish, caught while jigging for trout and whitefish. Has anyone else caught a lingcod/burbout at VBL? I had one follow a lure last year while up at the falls above the trout hole. Gord was all too eager to clean the slimy snake. Very tasty!
In case you were wondering. The Professor didn’t go hungry. He caught his share of fish and left the nice ones for me.
We were also pleased to make a return trip to Caribou Lake. The fishing was not as good as the spring, but we were pleased to find steel gas tanks that had not been ruptured by the Bears and caught our share of pike and small mouth bass.
Thank you Gord and Susanne for another great year at Vermilion Bay Lodge!
Enjoyed both the videos Andy great job.
Hi Folks…Andy and I certainly enjoyed a great fishing trip while at VBL this fall (and nicely documented in this post by Andy). You’re seeing the bright side of this trip; there was a downside, too. Take a good look at the photo of Andy with his monster walleye. That huge smile on his face proved to be a painful problem because it lasted for close to 24 hours. It would not go away because Andy actually ruptured his jaw muscles during the very moment I netted that fish for him. Gord and I had to take him to the hospital in Dryden for emergency surgery to relieve the pain. Perhaps there is such a thing as too much fun.
No, there is no such thing as too much fun. Some would say its almost as much fun to net these fish.
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