7-31-04 - A bit early for Kenosha Harbor
Waters Fished: Lake Michigan (Kenosha Harbor)
Fish Caught: 0
Outing Date: 7-31-04
Air Temp: low 70's?
Water Temp: didn't take it
Water Level: normal
Water Color: Visibility several feet..blue 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
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!