We started the day over at Ron's trying to identify some small minnows they had collected from Chub Lake - they thought they were Pickerel but they turned out to be just some Dace minnows. They left the minnow trap out to try and get some Pickerel.
In the afternoon, Rejean, Rick and myself got all geared up to fish the Mississaugi at the "first stop". There was a break in the weather - read stopped raining - so we decided to give it a go. I headed to the Post to pick up a new flat of worms because we were out. We headed out at about 12:30pm. We got there and Rejean and Rick fished the rapids and the pool - I headed up stream to my "secret" spot. It is about 1/2 mile upstream and I have a two way radio to keep in touch. Almost as soon as I got here I got a call on the radio that Rejean had got a good size brookie. It to0k about 4-5 casts before I had a hit. It just held on to the bottom part of the worm but I had him on for about 10-15 seconds - a good one. I fished around and had a couple more hits and right when the weather was starting to worsen (thunder and big black clouds) I hooked into my beauty - a pickerel. But I didn't know it was a pickerel until I beached him. A nice one.
I called the guys and said I was coming back because I don't think it is a good idea to fish in a thunderstorm. They agreed and I made my way back. Rick had got a nice bass and Rejean had added a nice rainbow to his creel. We decided that Wednesday would be the fish fry day. A proverbial smorg of fish and french fries - yum yum.
All in all it was a great 2 hours of great action. Life IS good!!!
The top picture is my pickerel, followed by Rick's bass, Rejean's rainbow and his brookie - niiiice.
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