It was a hot mid-summer afternoon, perfect for reeling in some inland lake largemouths.
Two casts in I hooked in to this monster:
He had my rod bent into a teardrop, what a beast of a fish.
We caught a handful of fish, mostly all keepers, but as is my practice most of the time we released them all.
Here is Chelsea's first fish of the day, she even took it off by herself:
This lake is private, so I am sorry to say that you will not be able to fish on it. It holds some of the largest bass that I have ever seen in Northern Michigan. A few years ago my brother caught a huge one with a jitterbug after dark that pulled the boat all around. Maybe it is the spring that feeds the lake that causes them to grow so large, or maybe it is the fact that not too many people over fish and keep everything they catch. Either way its a great place to spend a hot afternoon.
What a pretty spot. If you know of any good fishing holes let me know, I would love to check them out.
We also made a trip to Tippy Dam on the Manistee River. Chelsea's dad and I caught some very nice rock bass, but decided not to eat them. We opted for a Big Al's sub instead, great choice on our part. (Pics of this coming soon.)