as our time in rochester is drawing to a close, even though its still a few more months, we are looking that many things from a different perspective....i.e. better try it out cuz we won't get the chance in Spore when we head back.
thus our mad attempts to squeeze as much fishing as possible into the weekends, trying to maximise our time with the boat and taking in as much of the outdoor splendour...
so we spent the past 2 weekends dirving up to Mille Lacs. Mille Lacs is Minnesota's 2nd largest lake after the Red Lakes way up north. Its located smack in the middle of MN. To the fishing literate, this lake is world famous forMinnesota's favorite fish: the walleye. to some, that is prized above salmon. Lake spans just about 200 miles! and in the winter, it ices over so good, about 2-4 feet, that big trucks can drive onto it!
anyway, this last weekend was our best by far... we totally outdid ourselves catching walleye. in our first 2 weekends at Mille Lacs, we averaged 1-2 fish only for the whole 2 days of fishing. then last weekend, we finally struck gold! all the conditions were perfect... the wind was not horrible, waves were very bearable at 1 ft or less. at night, it was usually calm.
so...this time around, we caught more than 20 fish in just 1 night and had to stop fishing cause' it was 2.30 am, no actually... it was technically 3.30 am cuz they set the time back to reflect daylight savings.... we fished non stop from 4pm till about 8pm (we had 2 fish in the cooler then), stopped for dinner for an hour, then fished until 2.30am! that was hardcore. temps were 25 deg F, or just minus 2 or 3 deg celcius....our friends will think we r nuts to fish in this weather... however, vince bought a little heater, so that made things a little more bearable in the boat.
fishing got real hot just after midnight, and we were catching fish at every pass in about 5 ft of water. usually, we had just gotten our lines in before one of us would yell: FISH ON! then for the next 2 and a half hours, it was nonstop action. I even caught a huge Northern Pike. weighing in at 11 pounds! it tired me out reeling it in... however, in reeling in my fish, vince lost control of his rod and it fell into the murky depths.. that was the only shity thing the whole night.
in short, we had a whale of a time, and hopefully this coming weekend, we will be heading back again for one last trip... man! that was a fantastic weekend. I will be posting pics next, so watch this space.. ;O)