April 23rd - Yankee's Trek West
Posted by Captain Richard Hajecki on April 23, 2011, 9:50 pm
After a short delay on Friday night Saturday morning rolled around and it was time to head up to Wilson. We pulled out of the Genesee river and found out the East wind from Friday pushed the milk chocolate water right down to Braddocks. When we got to Braddock point we began setting up, but it just wasnít fishable. The South wind was cranking, so we decided to continue our run West. As we got past Watoma shoal we saw the wind wasnít affecting the short water and pulled in to fish. |
I was unable to get 8 rods in the water from the get go. The inside board was loaded with brightly colored stickbaits, and the outside board had some natural colors. We never went shallower than 10í, and hung out in the low to mid teens for most of the trek West to Devils Nose where we would call it a day as far as fishing would go. Water temp was 43 degrees right through that stretch, and the water had plenty of color to it. We hit every cold water species with the exception of an Atlantic Salmon. A few ticks East of Sandy we hooked into another mid teens Brown Trout. It took a Rattliní Rogue 150í on the outside board. Lots of great Brown Trout, a Domestic Rainbow, and even a Lake Trout fell victim to our presentations. Finally, as we pulled up on Devilís Nose the same Rattliní Rogue takes off, and this one was pulling some drag. A few short minutes later, and Melanie is holding onto her first ever Chinook Salmon. We estimated it around 13-15 pounds, and put it back to fight another day just like we did with that bruiser Brown Trout.
After we got to Devilís Nose the wind really started whipping again, and we were all hungry, so it was off to the Black North Inn. We finished the day by pulling into the Wilson Boatyard, and putting the YT3 into itís home for the next month and a half. What a Spring itís been! Reports of GREAT fishing up and down the South shore are coming in every day. Letís hope it continues on for the rest of the season. Next week we are off to Port Dalhouse for the first King of the Lake event. A tourney we ALWAYS look forward to.