10-18-2010 12:18 PM #1
A Day On The Lakes With Magicstik
Brian (Magicstik) and I had made some plans to spend some time chasing bass around the Milaca area that we or I had done well on in the past. Below is a break down of the day.
Lake #1 Mille Lacs
We got to the lake early at first light just after a few duck hunters. I had been able to put a pattern to gether in previous trips locating largemouth in a certain type of reed that grows in the bays. The smaller thicker the reed the better. We got to a few different spots and no fish were to be had. We tried some shallow wind blown points just for kicks so see if any smallies were around but there was nothing doing there either. We finished up pitching in one reed bed and Brian had two on that he couldn't get to the boat. Other than that it was a bust and off we went to lake two.
This was a small lake near Ogilvie that I like to fish on and off through the year. Brian and I had a great day out there last summer with four fish over 20 inches and three of those were over 21 inches. That was not the story todayas we struggled to get close to 18 inches. We caught a few bass and the best pattern we could put together was shallow near cattail marshes and off of points. Our fish came on spinnerbaits, magicstiks, and jigs. Magic was putting a clinic with 8-9 inch bass which was fun to see. I did want to show him how crazy the crappie bite was on the lake and they were there like clockwork. We boated many 10 inchers in a short time using crappie minnows and sometimes nothing at all besides the crappie jig we had on. Brian did get one small crappie that was taken by a small pike that let go right as I slid the net under it so it was a two for one which was kind of neat. Fishing was okay but we wanted more so off to lake three.
This was a new lake for the both of us as I had been wanting to try it for a while now and it turned out to be a good decision on our part. It is a relatively shallow lake but pretty cool to fish. We didn't know where to start so we pulled up to a point and started casting. I had on a spinnerbait and BRian was going between a trap and jig. We neared a point between land and an Island and Brian landed a decent pike. A few cast later around the Island he nailed the first Largemouth on a jig which was a chunk as were all the bass we caught in this lake. I followed that up with two of my own and we were on to a pattern. Wherever we could find rock with weed and deeper water near by there was a bass. I think we ended up with about a dozen on this lake that were all 3-4 pound fish. Brian got the biggest at I think 19.25 that went four even. All bass came on jigs if I remember right except one.
On a side note we had one of the wierdest things happen. As I was working a shoreline with my jig and pig I felt a tap tap and set the hook into a fish and had one of the best fights of my life with a fish. The water we were fishing was stained and this fish was owning me for a good part of the fight.It was peeling drag like no other. Once we saw and netted the fish we realized it was about a 15lb carp that I had some how with my weedless jig snagged in the back sorter valve that evidently didn't like that. That made for some pretty funny conversation after that. After that Magic shut down and wouldn't talk to me because he was pissed he didn't get the carp!!
This lake saved the day for us and was a fun lake to fish. We will do it again for sure. Thanks for coming down Magic.Keith Anderson
10-18-2010 01:20 PM #2
It probably brought back memories of the sucker he caught down rigging and then he probably got sad thinking about Rosco. You should have chucked a peice of firewood at his head, he would have snapped out of it.I was wondering why the frisbee kept getting bigger. Then all of a sudden it hit me
10-18-2010 01:53 PM #3
Man that was funny as hell. I have never seen line come off a baitcaster that fast and that consistant...and the drag was set pretty good. I was concerned that Tubes was going to get spooled. I grabbed the net and watched as the line peeled off....and off....and off. I recall looking at the net a couple of times thinking....there is no way this fish is going to fit in this net. I'm not sure a 45" pike would have fought as hard as this corn holed carp did. I was still laughing about it today.
Thanks for the trip out Tubes! Despite the slow start it was still a fun day on the water with lots of laughs! The crappie bite was pretty awesome. Ya know it's a good day when they bite on a tear drop without any bait on it.
10-18-2010 02:14 PM #4
I sure would love to make it on the water some fall..... And what a great October its been to be out.
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10-18-2010 02:30 PM #6
I have said it for 2 decades.....
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10-19-2010 06:32 AM #10
How do you not laugh when you have to tell people that the best battle of your life was with a corn hole hooked carp.....Keith Anderson