🤣😉 i'll bet not!!!!!!!!!! next up.......a very jealous Finn!!!!!!!!! from getting all the attention to having to share...................... then in no time Hazel will be right there.......as me how i know!!!!!!!!🙄
Today ended a truely epic Vermilion trip. Best smallmouth fishing I've ever experienced. They are definitely getting bigger, getting fat on all the rustys. 3 lb fish were the norm with several 3.5 - 3.75. I got three over 4 including a 4.56 yesterday. Lost a 5+ right at the boat, what a tank, ran alot of drag and took me for a couple laps around the boat. Thought I hooked a muskie until I saw it.
Speaking of muskie I fished more muskie this year and did not even see one (unusual) and only caught the big pike I posted earlier... Until today. I was throwing a 3/8 spinner bait for bass and watched a good sized muskie come from side and kind of nonchalantly grab it. Fortunately I reflexively set the hook between my jaw drop and eyes 👀. Taped out at 47". Don't worry despite not having a net and having to grab it with the boga I never hung the fish. It was fully supported with my other hand under it when I pulled it from the water for a quick measurement and pic. She swam away to grow to 50+ for next years trip.
This was the kind of trip that will be hard to top. New personal bests in smallmouth 3 times, pike and muskie. Can't wait to come back though.