Bruce and I went out fishing on an absolutely beautiful Friday night. It was exquisite. Perfect mid-70's temp, a little bit of cool breeze. Perfect.
It's one of those days you never want to miss. A day that you wish you had more of AND it was a Friday night. So incredibly perfect.
Okay, I'm done waxing poetic about beautiful Spring days in MN.
This is Bruce, well the back side of him. He's a little camera shy.
He drives the boat.
He navigates us to the best Walleye fishing spots.
And occasionally navigates us around this huge weed bed which I don't want to fish in. All you end up doing is pulling up weeds instead of fish.
See what I mean. Total weed bed.
Today we are out trolling with crankbaits trying to land a walleye.
Walleyes are always the goal. Sometimes we catch and sometimes we don't. Occasionally we get other fish like a Northern aka northern Pike, bass, perch or crappie.
Todays new technique were to use planer boards.
Basically I called it a little wake board. It looks like it's skiing on top of the water.
See, it just gets pulled along by the boat, bobbing and floating all along.
The idea is to keep your line out from the boat and hopefully catch a fish.
If you do catch a fish the flag goes down so you have to keep your eye on your planer board.
Feet up, snacks on hand, eyeballing your board.
You also have to make sure that if you get weeds that you reel in and take them off. I've never caught a fish with weeds on my hook. I'm sure that isn't something a fish would want to take a bite of.
Bruce fishes out of the front and I fish out the back.
We ended up jigging instead of pulling crankbaits so Bruce moved up front and I stayed in back.
Our fishing adventure was over when it started getting too dark. Fish weren't biting (and Sheepshead don't count, they don't even make it in the boat) and it was getting dark.
Time to go home.
p.s. I made him pose for this pic. I absolutely love it. Love the silhouette.
Hope you have a great day!