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7-31-03 - Kenosha Harbor on a Thursday evening; several anglers were out but most left empty-handed.
Check out the moster rock bass that saved me from the "skunk"!
Bart's father pulled in this nice 10" rainbow on a spoon; it lives to fight another day.

7-31-03 - Tons of activity, but not much action at Kenosha Harbor!

Waters Fished: Lake Michigan (Kenosha Harbor)
Fish Caught: 1
Outing Date: 7-31-03
Weather: Stormy
Air Temp: around 80F
Water Temp: probably 60's
Water Level: normal
Water Color: usually blue..kinda murky
Fish Species: Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout (probably NOT steelhead), Rock Bass, Bluegills
Pattern Fished: MP's Antron, MP's Steely Stone, White Mysis
Pattern Color: MP's Antron in Brown, MP's Steely Stone with red thorax
Fishing Quality: Frustrating but fun

So reports had been flowing in that browns are continuing to hit in Kenosha Harbor. That's pretty much all the convincing I needed to make an after-work run up there with Chromeseeker!

By the time I got there Bart was already set up, casting spoons and drifting waxworms. His father was out casting as well; I set out to do it on the fly.

Now, the reports kinda short, 'cause not much was going on! Bart and I both mananged TINY rock bass (see the picture at left); the highlight of my day was when I spotted a 4-5 lb BROOKIE crusing the surface, I cast right in front of him and saw the snap on the tiny Steely Stone. Of course, by now you know my luck...I lifted to set and either pulled the hook right out of his mouth or he had already spit it. I was casting again and again trying to get another strike, but he wised up.

Other than that, Bart's dad brought in a 10" rainbow after dusk, and both Bart and I went ballistic casting dries when his dad pointed out a huge brown that was repeatedly rising. It just wasn't meant to be, and by 9:00 we had to leave as the lightning was brewing! While technically not skunked, it wasn't the day we were hoping for.


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