Falleyes at their Best

Finished up two guide trips this past Friday and Saturday and we pounded fish. Weather couldn’t have been better - light winds and upper 40’s to near 50’s for two days in a row!!!

I would say that this might have been the best bite I experienced this fall. We caught nice eyes on Lunker City’s Fin S minnow on an Old Fart Lures 1/8oz jighead. Switched to a 1/4oz and did really well when the wind picked up. The fish wanted that jig to touch bottom - that was one of the keys to success.

As things change throughout the day, and if things slow for us, sometimes I think it’s important just to try and change things up a bit. We put jigging raps and blade baits on and proceeded to pound fish. Benny, my 10 year old client, must have hooked about 5 fish in a row on a jigging rap. His dad also started to pound fish. This father-son team learned a lot about jig fishing and experienced a lot of success over the two days.

One of the highlights of our time is that Benny got his first northern pike and we landed one monster (13 pounds - so big I couldn’t get my hands around its shoulders!!!). We ended up with 4 northerns over the two days. Not sure what the weather’s going to do the next couple of weeks…that will be a huge determinant of where we will fish before the hardwater period starts!