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8-20-04 - THIS Hen (Brown Trout) makes days like yesterday worthwhile.

"For all those guys who say we're snaggin in Kenosha..."

8-20-04 - Redeemed at the Harbor (told ya it was "intermittent")!

Waters Fished: Kenosha Harbor
Fish Caught: 1/3
Outing Date: 8-20-04
Weather: nice
Air Temp: mid 60's
Water Temp: Didn't take it - still warm
Water Level: Normal
Water Color: Clearing - visibility 4-5 feet
Fish Species: Brown Trout
Pattern Fished: Kastmasters
Pattern Color: Gold scored tonight
Fishing Quality: restarted

OK, so by now you know what's goin' on...fall is coming. Yes, folks are pointing to next week's weather forecast and saying "See, summer is finally back!" Whatever..maybe so but every evening I go out it feels more and more like fall.

Realizing there was no way I was going to leave Chicago at 8:30 PM and head to IOWA, I opted to get in another day on the water; made a stop at Bass Pro to restock in spoons (all the Kastmasters in my box are gone, as are all the ones on the shelves at Bass Pro). Finally made it to the harbor around 10:00.

To my surprise there wasn't really anyone out, even though it was a weekend evening! No problem finding a spot...and when it came time to land my fish Boris (who was fishing next to me) was all to happy to help me land it and take my pic! Thanks Boris!

The evening progressed with both Boris and I loosing BIG fish that just started peeling line. Boris was convince those were kings....I can't verify that at all though so for now, considering every fish that I've personally seen landed was a brown, I'm chalking these two fish up as browns.

Well...not much else to say...the usual cast-sink-jig-twitch-flutter aka. "American Style" seems to be paying off pretty consistently for me. Oh, and it seems as though the incidence of fouled fish is WAY down now...so maybe they're feeding instead of swatting our spoons!

  MP 

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