9-23-03 - I told ya Monday was gonna be the best
Waters Fished: Lake Michigan (Kenosha Harbor),
Fish Caught: 1 fair landed
Outing Date: 9-23-03
Weather: Relatively "Alright"
Air Temp: COLD, maybe 50's
Water Temp: Didn't take it
Water Level: low, but up from prior
Water Color: Harbor water was somewhat cloudy,
Fish Species: Chinooks, Browns
Pattern Fished: Mostly Chartruese Wolley Buggers and ESL's
Pattern Color: Chartreuse
Fishing Quality: Back to "Just OK"
I knew after Monday night that things would go
downhill, see, "I told ya so"! After experiencing the
"river thang", the boys were ready for a little harbor
Well, the only action at the harbor was 2 little
tiny freshly stocked browns...complete with red spots. Bart and
I each landed one. Meanwhile, Jacek, M, George and a few others
including Phil and Chris landed JACK SHARK. So other than two tiny
browns, NOTHING was going on. We tried well into dark, about 9:00
pm, before decided we should maybe head back to the river.
So it turned out that EVERYONE in our group decided
to head back to the river. MS2 had been there a while, had one one
maybe but nothing landed. We all congregated at A and fanned out...by
this point I admit I was totally uninterested in fishing...got everyone
rigged and quickly devised a battle plan. Jacek & his bud would
stick here since they were unfamiliar with the terrain. Chris and
Phil would head upstream and check things out, while Bart and George
would hit my favorite spots below A.
Jacek hooked up on something like his first cast,
but lost the fish. Incredibly pumped he headed back down tot he
river; Immediately after I told Jacek to be extra careful going
down the hill, well, he fell over the 6 foot drop and into the river,
Meahwhile George and Bart found nothing downstream
so the three of us headed up. I watch my bro and Phil disappear
into the Country Club, while George and Bart worked the very outskirts.
I opted to head back and see what was up with M and the cars.
Thankfully, someone got fish...who do you think?
Mr. Chromeseeker pulled a nice hen! After a while everyone took
off, and I was left waiting for my two boys! Still in the Country
Club. I had pretty much had it, was tired, and wanted to go get
them. I figured I'd have to risk the ticket and walk the golf course
to find them in less than an hour...but as soon as I stepped onto
Country Club property a siren, somewhere, went off. I looked around,
saw nothing, hoped it was my bro & Phil getting caught doing
something stupid, and sluethed back to the car to wait. About an
hour or two later they showed up (finally), each having hooked into
a couple fair, yet not landing any 'cause they didn't have the net
with them! Of course, they didn't return until their headlamps ran
out of battery power! These guys are hooked (can you blame them?!)