I don't claim to be an expert fisherman ... just a guy who loves to fish and has been blessed for his efforts. I learned a long time ago that in fishing, and in much of life, you get out of it what you put into it. I work hard when fishing, I study a lot, and always try to learn something on every outing. I hope you can use the information I post on this blog to learn something as well. Thanks for following along!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

"One more try" pays off big!

Got in the water this morning at 6:00 (which means I get up at 3:40 a.m.). Floated spawn until 10:30 without a bite, then went to the marina for an hour or so. Decided I had had enough about noon and took off for home. Or so I thought. Drove over the bridge on the way out and decided to give it one more try. Lost a gorgeous hen steelie on the first drift, got torn off by a HUGE buck steelie on the next drift, then caught a 30" hen on my next drift.

Ended up 2 for 5 in a half hour. Decided to give it a rest at 2:00 ... went with my good buddy Collin to another spot where he got a nice hen brown. Went back again to the original spot and fished until 4:30 ... then gave up. Collin went on to get 5 steelies and our buddy Joe got 3 as well. When they turned on today ... they really turned on!

That will probably be it for Steelheading for the year. I have some serious catching up to do on chores at home and bass season starts in a month. Can't wait for the Kings to start running in September!!!!!!!


  1. SWeeT photos Todd & congrats! Picked you-up off of WIBigFish(E.H.'s site)-this is an AWESOME blog[think that's the proper category]-hope to be hitting the trib.'s around my stompin-grounds tomorrow! Keep 'em coming! Dave

  2. Awesome! Hope to hit my stomping tribs. tomorrow(Manitowoc area)! Love this site! Well done sir!