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8-27-05 - A beautiful day at Kenosha Harbor.

8-27-05 - Finally Back to the Harbors!

Waters Fished: Lake Michigan (Kenosha Harbor)
Fish Caught: 0/1
Outing Date: 8-27-05
Weather: Sunny, slight breeze from the southwest
Air Temp: mid 80's for the highs
Water Temp: 70 F
Water Level: normal
Water Color: clear
Fish Species: Brown Trout
Pattern Fished: Kastmasters
Pattern Color: Silver & Blue
Fishing Quality: Tough

While I'm still going through the thousands of pictures for past reports, I figured I could at least attempt to stay current - it's easy with a day like this one. Renee & I arrived in Kenosha around 6:00 PM to find the harbor alive with activity. Hey, by this time last year I'd had several good nights at the harbor already...sure enough there were people lining all the publicly accessible spots where you can shore fish. Even more exciting was the large amount of surface activity...and yes, you could even make out that they were mostly browns!

We started on the south wall only to quickly observe that fish were breaking more frequently towards the pier. A move to a nearby spot got us into the thick of it. By around 7:00 PM, I hooked up as my spoon fluttered to the bottom. The usual crowd of kids and adults formed as I hauled in my first brown of the season, only to find that it was hooked in the side! RATS.

Shortly thereafter I again hooked up as the kastmaster fluttered towards the drag screamed. All too quickly though the line went off!

Randy and Matt finally showed up and we all took a break to grill some brats on the shore. Back to the fishing, and again I've hooked up. Thanks to Randy for the quick net job, but again, WTF, it's another FOULED fish?!

Well, that was it for the activity...except for Randy's last minute 12" GOBY that fell into the rocks before I could get there to snap the picture. Folks have been saying the harbor action was slow - this evening definitely lived up to that reputation. Shortly after sunset, most of the surface activity had died off. We pounded it until at least 11:00 PM before calling it quits.


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