Lake George Monster

In 1904, two competitive fishermen-friends sought to see who could catch a bigger fish.  When the one showed a 40 pound Lake Trout, the other decided to make a 10 foot monster and try and scare his friend.  The Lake George monster got named "Georgie" and still exists in someone's garage along the beautiful drive along the lake called 9N.

This summer, it's our goal to catch a Lake George Monster.  Our biggest largemouth to date is a 7lb behemoth.  Our biggest smallmouth bass is a 22" fish that probably weighed just over 5lbs.  We believe there's a largemouth in Lake George in excess of 8lbs.  And it's our hope to catch a fish like that this summer.  

We caught a lot of big fish last summer and many were caught by clients.  It's our hope this summer that an 8lber comes to the net caught by one of you!  Here are some of the other goals for the summer:

1.  Pattern a way to catch lake trout jigging with spoons and plastics in deep water.  We would love to be able to offer this as part of our charter fishing on Lake George.

2. Learn new ways to fish deep for these fish.  We purchased some super deep diving crankbaits and a heavy cranking rod to accomplish this goal.  We also want to fine tune throwing jerkbaits and top water baits.

3.  We believe we can jig plastics, jigging raps, and rippin raps out deep for big smallies.  We caught a lot of fish last year doing this, but we'd love to fine tune this technique and do it with even more success.

4.  Fine tune structure fishing with the new Garmin GPSmap 7610xsv.  These units will continue to help us learn sweet spots on structure, and the mapping software has already revealed some secrets we've never seen before.  Can't wait to get out there!

If you want to be a part of the hunt, we are currently booking trips for the summer and have some prime time slots still available.  Check out our site at  We'll still be offering guided service back in Michigan as well with Andy Black.

- Joe