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Old 11-07-2015, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lake Geneva November 7th {pics}

Walleye_71 and I got out this morning. Conditions were nice for catching our bait and we caught plenty of perfect sized offerings...

The usual go-to spots did not produce, so we went into search mode.
In 70' of water, the sonar lit up with nice fish hugging the bottom. We decided to give it a try. Rich dropped his bait down and immediately BAM nice fish on. We boated it, took a pic or two and resumed fishing. No sooner did Rich drop his line down and BAM another good fish for the lucky S.O.B.

As it turned out, we were blown off the lake earlier than we wanted, and Rich's two fish were the only ones worth a picture today.


Striking a pose...






Rich's first fish.



The second fish.





I suppose the question is, how did the catch and release of those fish go considering they were caught out of 70' of water. I won't pretend to be an expert of boating fish from deep water, but Rich and I brought our perch up from 50' depths multiple times {albeit slowly} with no ill effects on on the bait itself.

Since Rich insists on using his silly, light action rod with no backbone, it did take him awhile to get the fish up from the depths. Both fish swam away STRONG and rocketed back towards the bottom.

The strange thing is that both fish showed no sign of trauma {swim bladder}...
They disappeared instantly straight down.



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Old 11-07-2015, 09:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow!!! 70' . never fished that deep. Good job.
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Old 11-07-2015, 09:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How do you like the new boat?
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Old 11-07-2015, 10:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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70' !!

I would have expected pulling up a lake trout from that depth, not smallmouth. Cool.
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Old 11-08-2015, 02:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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70' is a good cast for me... I'd never think to look that deep... You must have great electronics...
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Old 11-08-2015, 08:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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2sac, I'm loving the new boat. I don't have it rigged the way I want yet and it's not in the same class as your Lund, but it's perfect for the way I fish .

JKS, here's and interesting story I'll relate. When I was in Canada a few months ago, I certainly did not have the cash on hand to buy the boat. My buddy's Dad loaned me the money and said pay it back "whenever you can". I replied, "No, the day after I return from Canada, I will be at your doorstep with check in hand to pay you back".
So the morning after I return, I'm at his house with the check and we're chewing the fat over some coffee {and trying to figure out the exchange rate from Canadian $ to U.S. $}, when he graciously offers to me for FREE the head unit to a Lowrance HDS-7 !

So for the cost of a power cable and a RAM mount I have a great sonar on the front of the boat. Fortunately, my MK Terrova came with a compatible transducer integrated into he trolling motor .

I guess it's smart to pay back a favor immediately...

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Geneva is all jacked up this year. All of the milk run spots were the dead sea and we just stumbled on those fish in 70+ fow. Hey Glenn, you posted the same picture twice...why not show the brute that I caught in 80fow. Glenn's boat is sweet. I was very shocked that a 4 stroke 50 Merc. could push a Lund 35mph.
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[QUOTE=walleye_71;625658] Hey Glenn, you posted the same picture twice...why not show the brute that I caught in 80fow{/QUOTE]

My work computer blocks the pics, but I'm pretty sure they represent both fish {based on the time stamp of the pictures}.

Who knows, I could be wrong.

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Good report Fonz
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