Of course I had to rib him a little about having such a small pickerel measuring in at a whopping 7 inches.
I could hear the wind whipping through the trees while I was putting my fishing gear in Casey’s boat so I knew it might be a tad windy on the water. However the weather channel said it was going to be a hot sunny day and I was thinking it would be good to have a little breeze going and it was windy but nothing we couldn’t handle, we’ve certainly fished on much windier days, like that last time we fished the Shepody.
While he was doing all that work I was catching clams for dinner but not much else. Time to change from clam bait to a smallmouth fishing lure.
Before I could catch my first pickerel Casey hooked a nice smallmouth but fortunately I was able to knock it free using his net.
Then he caught a big fat perch. It could easily have eaten his first pickerel of the day as a snack before dinner.
Eventually I got on board with a few pickerel. We got close to some weeds and managed to pull four out of that set of weeds. But there was no stopping Casey and he quickly pulled a 23” pickerel of there.
We trolled for a while so we could munch down a few snacks without stopping. Through out the day he landed a 10 incher, then a 12 inch, then 13 and the last one was a 14 1/2 inch smallmouth. I think I’ll start calling him BassMan
The 14 inch smallmouth Casey caught was at the entrance to a lake where the water was moving really fast with lots of current. The way the bass was fighting and moving in all directions Casey was sure it was a striper but before it reached the surface it turned into a smallmouth.
I started out kind of slow and at one point I was almost caught up but then Casey went wild and flew into the lead again. By the days end Casey had 21 or 22 fish which included perch, sunfish and pickerel. I finished off our day of fishing with 13 pickerel.
We used a variety of bass lures for both bass, perch and pickerel and they all caught fish.
It was great fun and I got two rides on the Gagetown ferry and learned of a few new places to fish in the future.
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- Pickerel Fishing French Lake With Casey (thejoyofflyfishing.com)
- Hello James, Up For A Bit of Smallmouth Fishing This Evening?? DUH!! (thejoyofflyfishing.com)