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GiantJackpot

Houseboat trip 6/13-20

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Hello all,

My wife and I just got back to Pa. after what was a memorable trip!

First the fishing. We started in Cranberry fished the windy side of the islands close to deep water. My first fish from Rainy was a 28" eye. WOW. I did well there catching slots and eaters. Most fish were caught with a jig/minnow fished extreamly slow. We then moved to Saganaw bay (really Marion bay). Started out trolling to get the lay of the land and started marking fish in about 30 to 35'. We threw a marker and tried to stay on top of the fish (hard in all the wind). This worked better using a drift sock. The secret seemed to be fishing vertical and using a light jig/minnow. We got many fish there in 3 days duplacating the same tech. My wife caught her first fish ever,(except for a 7" trout) a 44" pike. I am very proud of her. She was using a jig with 6lb. line. quite a fish under those conditions.

Now the excitement. We were visited by 3 bears on monday night. The soe (over 250lbs) came on board our houseboat and crushed our trash cans. 2 other bears visited us during the night and next morning. 5 visits in all about 3 hours apart,the last about 9 in the morning. We tried everything to chase them off but, they kept coming back. The park service came out tuesday morning ( in what they said was 6' waves in Saganaw bay) to help us and determine what happened. As of tuesday they closed the Marion bay east site. What a couple days that was!

In closing, I would like to thank everyone that helped me prepare for our trip. Thanks for everything you do on this forum to help everyone. Also, many thanks to Park Ranger Jay Brown and Cam for your help with the Bear.

Can't wait to come up next year.

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Welcome to the site G.J. Glad your first trip was a success. Sorry for the bear onboard. Those rascals don't have very good manners.

I might suggest you try the months of July, August or September sometime. The weather is usually better then. We can have good weather in May and June too but we also frequently have 3 seasons in 36 hours.

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