6:50am: The charter begins as we leave the marina and start heading for our sweet spot, as over the past week we have had great success in catching good size and plenty of Muskies in this area.
7:05am: We have reached our fishing spot for the morning and start setting up rods and reels. From the boat dock to our fishing grounds, it is only about a ten to fifteen minute boat ride. We choose Belle River for this very reason, as it is centrally located in the lake.
7:15am: We are still setting up our rods, and bang, FISH ON. It was a nice fish to start off our day, as it was 38" long and was getting everyone excited. It was caught on a Loke nine dollar bass lure.
7:35am: FISH ON, this time it was 42" long and it screamed out a pile of line. This one was caught on the same bait as the last one, Loke, nine dollar bass.
7:39am: DOUBLE HEADER, as the 42" fish still wasn't in the boat yet, as at this time, it was still screaming line out, while the rod on the other side of the boat started screaming. This fish was 40" and caught on a Woodie, perch pattern lure.
8:40am: The boat rod just went off as the fished peeled about 10 feet of line and unfortunately he managed to spit out the lure, as he was no longer at the other end. Checked the hooks, still nice and sharp, guess it just wasn't meant to be.
8:40am - 11:15am: Nothing in the matter of action. Yep, we said it, no action, not even a rip. We changed baits, we changed colors, we changed speed, and we even changed our location. You name it, we did it.
11:20am: FISH ON, finally we were back in the action and this one was a brute. Bulldogging like crazy, as the clients couldn't stop laughing because every time someone went to reel it in, the fish would take off again. After a 15 minute battle, we finally won and got her into the boat. Awesome fish at 49 ½ " and almost 30 lbs. The energy on the boat is really high and can't wait to get some more. Clients help us release the fish and we keep on trolling.
12:30pm: It was a bit after that we caught another, nothing big, but a smaller one around 36", a real good looker though, nice and healthy. While we were admiring this beauty, another knock off took place and we missed that one too.