Got out after work. Headed down to the front of the Lake Michigan and arrived around 6:45pm.
Wasn't expecting anything to exciting. The same weather pattern has been hanging around too long and from what I have read it seems that anglers are being forced to spend hundreds of dollars just to catch some perch.
Was wondering where to start out when I thought to myself....W.W.J.R.D? (what would Joel Reiser do?) So I headed to a part of the lakefront that no one else would be fishing, away from the crowd...That my friends is not only how you can catch a twenty pound salmon but a ton of perch as well.
Found my lonely and secluded stretch of shoreline and started tossing a jig, managed to catch a few decent fish rather quickly. Decided to keep the limit at 11 inches or better. Anything less is simply no longer pleasurable.
Caught a pile of rockies and many small perch anywhere from 8 to just under 11 inches.
Birds were diving after softshells or alewives (what is the difference?)so I decided to toss the shad of raps for awhile and managed to pick up a few more keepers. I replaced the plastic tail on my 32nd head jig and tossed out the tandem rig into the lake....On the way down there was a tap, set the hook and the perch put up a good fight, dove down and broke off the 32nd jig on the rocks....Bummer!
The wind had died down so I cut off the remaining leader line and proceeded to fish with only the 1/16th oz jig.
Fishing picked up but darkness was falling and I knew I was running out of time. Fished up until dark. Kept 11 perches at 11 inches or better.
The fish in the lower right is just barely over eleven and the fish at the top middle is well over fourteen.
Lost one jig and two plastics...One was simply so tore up that it could no longer hold the hook and had to be replaced
Caught a pile of perch tonight...Cost maybe $0.50. Hands smelled like glory.
Originally Posted by joelreiser
When the **** did this site become storytime? It is amazing how one fills his thread with adjectives and he becomes a "role" model. What a waste to read, especially if its a report.
Charles Barkley and I believe that parents should be role models.
I tried to use less adjectives so that I wouldn't be considered a role model. Adjectives have never gotten me anywhere but in trouble. I hate adjectives. They truly don't define or describe me.
Good fishing. Get them crabs.