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9-20-04 - Are the harbors back online?

Waters Fished: Kenosha Harbor
Fish Caught: 0/8+
Outing Date: 9-20-04
Weather: Winds shifting from east to west.
Air Temp: 70's
Water Temp: didn't take it
Water Level: Normal
Water Color: poor visibility, 1' or less
Fish Species: Brown Trout
Pattern Fished: Kastmasters, Krocs, Cleos
Pattern Color: Silver & Blue mostly on the spoons, but cleos in various glow configurations
Fishing Quality: Better than last time!

Yeah, no pics...I've got 1,342 pictures from Canada to still go through! Besides, what can I really take pictures of in the depths of night?

Well, it was the usual after-teaching trip to the harbor. I got on the water about 10:45 PM, starting deep inside the harbor by the bridge. Several bites came early on using the local "King Salmon" technique, basically fluttering a glow-cleo to the bottom and then retrieving VERY slowly.

After midnight I moved out to my favorite spot and noticed that the fish action had increased dramatically. I also noticed MANY brown trout cruising the rocks within the first 1' of water...several times I considered going back for the fly rod but then again I didn't want to lose my spot.

Casting into what could have been a POD of surfacing fish, my line simply went tight on the flutter and I set the hook. Immediately the fight was on, and right away I could tell this fish wasn't hooked fair. Brought him in while keeping my fingers crossed, but it was indeed fouled at the tail, so back he went.

I got at least a few more quick hits before finally leaving at 1:45 AM. So that means a good 'ole skunk for MP. However, one little note - I noticed MANY small alewives in the harbor...all around 1-1.5", even snagged up a couple on the treble hooks. Perhaps small silver spoons are in order next time?


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