THE PIKE THAT HAD THE LAST LAUGH.

I headed out today knowing it was windy with a chance of rain and thunder storms. I also knew it would be a tough day fishing. What else is there to do on a Sunday. I have stuff with me to make a little shelter on the shore if the weather gets too bad.

I started before I put the boat in the water. I wanted to make sure my bait caster didn't have any small tangles from the day before. It's always easier to get the kinks out before you get in the boat, especially when the wind is pretty heavy.  I took a couple casts and I caught a Bass.



Nice hair do.

I decided to see what was going on under the water and I wanted to try and see what my lure looked like.  So I borrowed a branch from a beaver hut and rigged up the camera.



Gotta love tape, its good to keep some with you.

With my camera ready to go I put it under water.


I did another one.


Pretty interesting, I put the branch back on the Beaver hut and headed out on the river.

The river was pretty rough tonight.



The wind was pretty strong so I decided to tuck into a bay and have a couple peanut butter and jam sandwiches.


Love the Gatorade, but does it actually help to catch more Gators, I don't know, maybe.

A few casts later I had a Gator on.





Not a bad Pike.


I stayed in the bay for a little longer and caught a Bass. I caught two Bass today.


The wind picked up and the conditions were changing in a hurry.


I decided to make a few more runs and then start making my way back. I was trolling and a good Pike hit my lure. I had it on for a short while and it came off.  I reeled my line in and the Pike left me with a surprise.



All I could do was laugh. I only paid 3 or 4 dollars for it and I caught my moneys worth in fish on that lure. That was a sign to head back to shore. If any one catches a Pike with a half lure in its mouth, you know where it came from.

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