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
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
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.