Fished HTooth yesterday in the blistering wind. We were facing a skunk until about mid afternoon when one of two things happened: We began fishing smartly or the fish began to react to the wind. I think it was the latter, because we always
fish good spots with good technique, right? Ha!
Anyway, the next 45 minutes were pretty good and we experienced pretty much the same thing EricCO did on his recent trip. We ended up catching two walleye and one smallmouth, none of which had impressive size.
But the Splake I hooked, landed, and released was impressive. What a great fish! It was somewhat of a surprise. We had intentions of looking for bigger fish such as walleye and lakers or splake, but we didn't fully expect to find them given our recent trips' lack of success. Persistence paid off and man, was this an exciting fish for me.
We were fly-fishing clousers on sink-tip lines, which was no easy task in this wind. We were most often fishing effectively 10-12 feet deep, but a little higher if we were drifting fast. The fish turned out to be 32 inches, 11 pounds 3 ounces.
What a day to forget my camera, this was taken with Phil's camera phone, so the resolution isn't that great.