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6-22-04 - This is not a perch, but it will save me from a total skunk.

This just isn't what I have in mind when I go out for "Perch" on the fly....

Snapped this quick Panoramic of my little spot on Lake Michigan. Check out the enlargement above OR experience it firsthand in the 3D Viewer.

6-22-04 - No one said this was easy...are you tired of it yet?

Waters Fished: Lake Michigan
Fish Caught: 3
Outing Date: 6-22-04
Weather: Just another beautiful day
Air Temp: 70's
Water Temp: didn't take it
Water Level: normal
Water Color: clouded, visibility about 3 feet.
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Perch
Pattern Fished: Flying bunnies, Whitlock's Hare Sculpin, some sort of nymph...
Pattern Color: Tan, White etc
Fishing Quality: well I didn't get skunked.1

Another evening at the was just TOO perfect so I escaped for a bit to try my luck again. I really want that Jumbo Perch on the fly like last year!

Well, I guess the lake is still clearing from rain or something...winds were from the south, maybe southeast, so things were not ideal. All the say I went out with my 9wt...still rigged from Pike Fishin, to try my luck.

I started off with a tan Flying Bunny but it really wouldn't sink fast enough. I did manage ONE follow from a big perch. Time to make a switch.

Back to the car, I rigged up my 8wt with sinking tip and headed back. I figured white would work, so I threw on a white bunny clouser. Two casts in my braided leader connection fell of!

Well I rerigged, a tan & white Whitlock's Hare Scuplin trailing a small nymph pattern went into the drink. I ended my evening first landing 2 small rainbows...they must have just stocked. Stripping over the rocks in shallow water, at "last cast" time of day, a tiny fish came up and hit the nymph. Wouldn't ya know it? A DINK PERCH. Where is my JUMBO?!



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