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8-28-05 - It all starts with a gorgeous morning at Lake Como.

Boredom sets in at Kenosha Harbor.

Racine's promise fell through as well.

8-28-05 - The local waters get another go!

Waters Fished: Lake Como, Lake Michigan (Kenosha Harbor, Racine Harbor)
Fish Caught: 0
Outing Date: 8-28-05
Weather: Sunny, slight breeze from the northeast?
Air Temp: mid 80's for the highs
Water Temp: Lake Como 76F, Harbors - 70 F
Water Level: Lake Como is at least a foot low.
Water Color: Lake Como has changed from green to brown, Kenosha Harbor was even clearer than yesterday.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Bluegills, Brown Trout, King Salmon
Pattern Fished: Flying Bunnies, Kastmasters, Cleos
Pattern Color: Bunnies in Red/White and Olive/White, Kastmasters in Silver & Blue, Cleo in Yellow/Green
Fishing Quality: Tough

ANOTHER RATBOY! It all started with good intentions around 10:00 AM at the lake - I figured I'd at least give Como a fair shake this morning. The winds appeared to be coming from the West; they were strong enough to make fly fishing a bit challenging (as well as putting a nice chop on the surface). I got a hit from a BLUEGILL and a little largemouth that was probably no larger than the flies - other than that things were DOA on the lake. I'm sure the severely low water and warm water temps (76F) were largely responsible for my lack of success.

After a late lunch, we headed back to Kenosha Harbor only to find the flags pointing directly inland...crap...east winds. Surprisingly, the water in the harbor was even clearer than the day before. While we sighted SEVERAL brown trout along with some panfish, we had NO LUCK. So, around 5:30, we packed it up and headed north.

Fueled by 2nd-hand info that a buddy had landed a couple kings in Racine, we figured we'd give it a shot. When we got to our spot, there, right along the rocks, were several fish. At least one appeared to be a massive rainbow. Then again, Randy thought they were sturgeon. I'm saying there was at least one KING in the mix, maybe.

Once again, we got our asses handed to us. Lots of casting in the heat made for a tough time. Sure, we had fun, but I guess conditions just weren't in our favor this weekend!


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