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7-31-04 - The mobs are out already. Maybe the lack of action will discourage them?

BAIT - it's what's for dinner!

7-31-04 - A bit early for Kenosha Harbor

Waters Fished: Lake Michigan (Kenosha Harbor)
Fish Caught: 0
Outing Date: 7-31-04
Weather: nice
Air Temp: low 70's?
Water Temp: didn't take it
Water Level: normal
Water Color: Visibility several as usual
Fish Species: Crappie, Brown Trout
Pattern Fished: mostly bait, white tube jigs, kastmasters, etc...
Pattern Color: not really applicable
Fishing Quality: we were optimistic but the fish were uncooperative.

I needed a relaxing day; I have rods to build and well, all this running around you just NEED a break sometimes. While I sat and worked on the lathe most of the day, Chromeseeker had been at Kenosha Harbor since NOON. 2 hits, one extremely brief, one snap off. That was the report come 7:00 PM. I was told to stop and pick up bait on my way over.

So "bait" happened to make for a nice dinner too. When I pulled up at Kenosha Harbor I saw 5 browns rolling on the surface simultaneously. The fish activity had definitely picked up.

Unfortunately, the highlights of the evening had nothing to do with browns. Dinner was superb. The company was great; Ken even made it down towards 10:00 to see how we were doing. I did get to see a Crappie landed on the fly by a neighboring angler. Notice how there's NO mention of anything going on with the browns? We tried EVERYTHING and simply NOTHING worked. I think we packed it up around 11:30 PM or so....apparently I should have maybe stayed until the morning when the action is supposedly better. Sometime soon though you'll be reading a much different report!



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