Sunday, June 28, 2009

Canada...? HELL NO!!!....This Is Walleye Heaven!!!











I'm Baaaaack....

WOW...What a Trip!

Friday night I buggied out of work about 4 PM.
Went home, finished packing, waited for Alex to pick up me and Reese .
We then drove over to our friend Jim's place, and he drove the 110 miles up to his cabin in Au Gres.
The first pick is his magnificent fishing boat, a 22 foot Grady White.
We built a little bonfire, drank a few Labatt's Blues, and turned in early.
The next day was PRISTINE on Saginaw Bay.
As the day wore on...HUNDREDS of boats were trolling for Wall-Eye.
By 1 pm we had 11 in the box, and decided to go in for lunch.
We almost hosed-out and didn't go back out that afternoon, but we heard that there might be 25 mph winds on Sunday, and we went out for a second run.
I'm glad we did because we landed 6 more keepers.
17 in all for a terrific day of angling.
Reese is holding up about a 5# Sheepshead.
Shep is holding up a nice Wall-Eye.
I lucked out and landed the catch of the day..A 23 1/2 inch Hog!
We feasted today on Fried Wall-Eye, Taters, and Home-Made Jalapeno Poppers.
Of course those pics will be posted tomorrow...
I want to thank Jim for hosting one of our greatest fishing trips EVER.
And thats saying something because we have fished together DOZENS of times over the last 40 years.
Reese had the time of his life with his old Pop.
Grab the fun while you can, cause life is way too fleeting...
Food Pics tomorrow.
Peace...!!!

21 comments:

Jadey said...

Oh wow what a great trip. I love to fish and it looks like fun was had by all. Ummm how's the cell phone? Still working? Just kidding, I am so glad this was the best fishing trip so far and I look forward to your feasting pics. Could you please send me the recipe of the homemade jalapeno poppers? Yumalicious.

Susan at Stony River said...

Holy Cow. Congratulations on the catch, and a great trip! I was heading for bed (it's past midnight here) but uh oh, now I'm hungry... !!

secret agent woman said...

That's a great catch. Look forward to the food post from them.

Lou said...

The weather was great this week end!
Stoopid weatherman..said it was going to storm. They get paid for being wrong!

That fish looks like some good eatin'

Mama Zen said...

Nice catch!

pheromone girl said...

What a fantastic day - I LOVE a good fishing trip. 23-1/2? Excellent catch!

Serena said...

Those are some nice looking fish! Bet they tasted great, too. Judging by the scenery, that looks like a wonderful place to go to get away from it all.

Tall Karen said...

What a fun weekend! Thanks for sharing your joy!

KB said...

Looks like you had a ball. Nice pics.

Shadow said...

that looks like FUN!

paisley said...

sounds like male bonding heaven!!!

the walking man said...

I'm a thinking it is more of fisherman's heaven and walleye hell.

buffalodick said...

Glad you cleared that up! That Sheepshead was the most dubious lookin' Wall-eye I had ever seen! Nice fish you landed!

Prayer Girl said...

Looks like so much fun. As a kid I did a lot of fishing with my dad, but so often it was sitting and sitting waiting for a bite. I loved it when fish were more readily taking our bait or lures. You must have had a ball.

PG

A. K. said...

The pictures are amazing.. No they are mouthwatering... Just can take off my eyes from the fish.

lime said...

what a great time. good friends, good weather, good boat, good fishing. i'm glad you and reese had such a terrific time and made some good memories.

anthonynorth said...

That sounds like a great weekend. And it is the company as well as the fishing, of course.

Akelamalu said...

WOW what a catch! Sounds like a great time was had by all. :)


How big was the one that got away G-man? (wink)

Mona said...

poor fish!

dons_mind said...

ah man - i am SO jealous...and walleye are almost the best eatin fish there is....!! sounds like a really fun trip....

JihadGene said...

Great pic's! Love those fish!