I recently had the pleasure of working with several local captains with the Henderson Harbor Guiding Association in donating a 4 hour trip for 35 kids from Henderson - Belleville Schools. We all had a good time. We at first tried our hand at the Bass fishing for a few hours since that has been pretty good over the last several outings. Normally we have been limiting out at the "Lonely Tree", but the morning I took the kids there we really did not have alot of hits; and we lost a real nice one at the side of the boat, so I decided to try and catch the kids some of the Browns which have been very consistent all this spring. We found the kids a few browns, then went back in around noon.
The West View Lodge cooked up the catch for the kids and we had a great Shore dinner for all the kids and the Captains that donated there time and there boats. The weather held out for us, and I even was able to teach the kids a few of the "super secret" names for some of the lures we used (Fat Nancy, Blue Tuxedo, Sunkist, Baby Shower). LOL!!
For the bass opener we had a good friend and customer Mark Wilson from Amerstdam, NY and friends of his Tim, Luke and Chris from Connicut. Had a great morning casting mostly Rattle Traps and jigs to connect with some really nice bass. The biggest was caught by Mark Wilson and was good enough for 3rd. place in the local Henderson Harbor Derby. THAT FISH WAS 6 LBS, 4 OZ..... After limiting out we switched gears for awhile and caught some brown trout off the head on Stoney Point.
Thanks again guys and hopefully we will see you soon for Salmon later on in the season.
Excursion Charters was out this last weekend for the Walleye opener. We were greeted by a flotilla of boats in Black River Bay. So we instead headed up into Guffins Bay to try and find some quiet water to fish. We immediately set in and started catching some huge bass and some pike. According to the radio there were not alot of 'eyes being caught. It was a bright sunny warm day, hardly a ripple...not exactly ideal conditions for Walleye, but we tried.
Saturday, May 4th, 2013
On Saturday we fished with good friend and fellow Captain Tim Meador of Lots of Limits Charters and Guide Service. Tim was also experiencing a tough bite, too. We ended up catching a few northerns and some pre-season bass that were released but no Walleyes.
Sunday, May 5th, 2013
We had the distinct pleasure of fishing with Gary Haywood, and some friends of his from Hawaii. We had another beautiful day, caught lots of fish, and lost a monster Walleye (the one that got away) off the back of the boat.