Saturday, March 31, 2012

Today the weather was cooler than expected, so tonight I didn't head to the Grumpy Old Man Hole until 6:30PM.  There was only 1 guy there.  The wind was blowing almost straight in from the South so I couldn't cast far.  The other guy eventually went to fish on the North side.  At 8PM the "Meat Guy" an his girlfriend showed up and took the SE side.  He had a jumpin' bullhead get off on his first cast.  A couple of minutes later he reeled in another one.  About 5 minutes later I got a 17 incher.  About 5 minutes later the girlfriend reeled in a silver and then they got another 1.  I switched from the smoke to the glow Cubby body and was rewarded with a silver bullhead.  As I was about to grab it, my line broke just like it did the other night.  The fish hit the ground and the jig popped out of it's mouth.  Fortunately I was able to find it this time.  About this time the Johnson's showed up to fish.  While I was retying I heard a couple fish get caught on the SE side.  Everyone was other there.  One the Johnson group got his lighted bobber stuck on a cattail stock and broke off.  He went in to get it all the way up to his chest.  Once "Meat" Guy and girlfriend left their were 5 people fishing over there.  They would bring one in every 5 to 10 minutes.  I got another one around 9:10PM.  I stayed until 9:30PM.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Single Jumpin' Bullhead

I got out tonight at 5PM and fished Rock and got nothing.  I went to the GOMH and it was dead until 7:50PM when I got this JB.  That was it for the night.  Kuske came by and checked my license.  Lantern Man showed up right before I left.  He got a couple crappie at Mille Lacs.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Little Rain and Bad Luck

I headed out at 6PM and I was the only one at the Grumpy Old Man Hole.  About 6:20 it started to sprinkle and then became a steady light rain.  I missed my first 3 hits, they were on the SE side so I shifted all my stuff there.  First fish was this pretty green jumpin bullhead that hit a jig and minnow beneath a bobber.
I then got a little pike on the jig and minnow
The toothy bullhead actually broke my line but that was after I had him up on shore.  It did almost get back in the lake though.  Quite a bit later the bobber went under and I brought up this silver bullhead.
Unfortunately when I was lifting it in my line broke and the jig went flying into the rocks and disappeared.  Because it was cold and getting dark I had trouble trying to put on a new jig.  Eventually I gave up trying and threw a beetle spin after about 5 minutes of that I gave up for the evening.  It's really unfortunate I couldn't get another jig tied because I think I might have gotten more.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Some Action Anyway

Today was sunny but cool.  I headed out just after 5PM and went to Rock first.  I immediately caught this pike that had a hook in it's jaws.  It  must have broken off some how by the swivel.  I was hoping it was going to have a Cubby that I had cut off last week, but it didn't.  That was my only bite.

At 6PM I headed to the GOMH and there was 2 guys on the SW side and 2 on the SE side.  I went on the SW side.  Neither group had gotten anything.  Around 6:30 a guy got a jumpin bullhead. They left 10 minutes later.  At 7PM the guys next to me left.  2 other guys showed up around 7:15PM.  It was starting to get dark and I got a jumpin bullhead that got off right next to shore.  About 5 minutes later I landed this one:
It got cold quick with the sun going down, so I didn't stay until it got dark dark out.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Rock Dock is in and GOMH

Today was sunny in the morning with wind blowing pretty good out of the SW,  it got to 65 before turning cloudy in the afternoon.  I headed out to fish at 6PM.  First stop was a Rock Lake and much to my surprise the Rock Dock was in the water.
 I was surprised because 2 years ago when the ice went off the lake early it took more than a month for it to be put in the water.  Fishing off the dock I got a pike and a bass.
I headed to the GOMH at 7PM and landed 3 jumpin bullheads including this 16" which was the biggest

Sunday, March 25, 2012

We Got Something!

Today was much cooler than it's been especially after another cold front moved through today.  We headed to the GOMH just after 6PM.  We as in Pete and I as Pete is still hear, he was supposed to leave on Friday night.
When we got there 4 guys were fishing 2 on each of the South side and nothing was happening.  I went down on the SW side and eventually a  couple of small orange bullheads were caught next to me.  I did get a bite around a quarter to 7PM but missed it.  Pete went to fish on the SE side.

Finally at about 7:30 Pete got a silver bullhead and I got a small jumpin bullhead.  I then landed a small silver bullhead from the same spot.  Pete landed another silver and I missed a good bite.  After it got dark we both picked up another silver on lighted bobber.  We left around 8:30PM.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dog Day at the GOMH

Looky what I caught this morning.
27.5 inches
I caught this Fin on a Cubby jig head no plastic with a little piece of minnow that was torn up because of the "bullheads" I'd been catching on it.  It took me about 10 minutes to get it in.  Then once I got it in when I went to reach down for the camera it bit my jacket, so I had to grab the pliers to get it unstuck.  I released it.
  I got this one eyed jumpin bullhead along with 3 others and I also got this silver bullhead along with 5 others and 5 or so orange bullheads.  All came on Cubby with a minnow or piece of a minnow, but only 2 jumpers and 2 silvers came with the plastic on the jig.

Evening trip: I got out from 5:30 to 8:30 tonight.  The South side was loaded with people and there were about 7 boats.  People on the SW shore were catching them along with the boat closest to that shore.  I just watched for 15 minutes then went to fish the North side and got nothing.  By the time I got to the South side again it clouded up when a cold front came through and the fish quit biting.  I got one silver and a guy next to me got a smaller dogfish that he killed.  I saw a boat catch a fin as well.  Very slow.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Today with Pete and then not with Pete

Today I fished with Pete in the morning from 6:15am to 10am.  The silver bullheads showed up and we got 5 a piece.  I got 5 jumpin bullheads and Pete got a couple. I also got 2 orange bullheads.
Pete with his prize catch

Same Fish
Then tonight I headed out alone at 6PM after dropping off filets for Jenny.  I was alone because Pete was supposed to be going home (didn't happen).  Fishing wasn't great as I got 1 silver and 4 jumpin bullheads.  My friend Mike B. was there, he got a bunch of jumpers.  A couple guys showed up and whacked some orange bullheads.  Guys fishing the North side got jumpin bullheads and some silvers as well.
Here's one of the evening jumpers

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pete's Silver Duece

Didn't get out until after 6PM which worked out alright because fishing wasn't great and there was nobody else fishing but the guy we saw last night and he got there after 7:15PM.  I had a small flurry of 3 jumpin bullheads and missed a couple of hits.  All Pete got were these two silvers on a jig n minnow.  The other guy got a couple of jumpers.  We left at around 8:30PM

Silvers, Jumpers, Orange, and Toothy Bullheads

This morning I headed out a little before 7AM.  Pete didn't want to go and I should have left sooner.  Right away I missed a bite and then I landed two silver bullheads quickly.  I thought it was gonna be on like Donkey Kong.
Pic taken later in the Morning
But then I caught this jumpin bullhead and it was all over.
Then I snagged an orange bullhead and caught several more jumpers
Not the actual fish
And I ended out the morning with my first toothy bullhead of the year after loosing two Cubby's to the first two that bit my line.
I ended just a bit before 10AM

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

1st Silver Bullhead of the Year

Today Pete and I fished from about 1 to 3PM at Jenny's, Don's, Rock, and the GOMH.  I saw some small sunfish at Rock and a little pike and I presumably had my pink Cubby and a minnow bit off by a pike.  We saw  Kuske at the bridge.  That was it for action.

We headed back out at 6PM

When we got there was 2 guys fishing the SE side.  That got a jumpin bullhead and told us crappies were biting at Little Rock Lake.

Pete was 1st on the board with a jumpin bullhead.  He got it on a beetle spin.
Next up was me getting a high 4lb JB on my Panfish Chatterbait. Chatterbait is in it's lip.
A while after that Pete and I got doubles on 2lb jumpin bullheads.  Another guy showed up and started fishing the SE with me.  He was at the steps and I was on the Eastern shore.  He caught a jumper on his minnow and I went back to the SW side with Pete.  The other guy got a couple more jumpers and I missed a bite on my glow Cubby and minnow.  An Eagle flew over and circled and then we noticed another Eagle up in a tree just to the West of us.  Eventually I got another bite and it was quality silver bullhead.
A little while later I got another on the Cubby.  Kevin Wotceck showed up and said he was getting fish at Fish Lake;  He didn't fish.  The guy across the way got a silver which he ended up giving to us.  I didn't get any bites on the lighted bobber and Pete was so busy messing around with his to be worthless.  One other guy came by and saw we were getting fish.  I expect their will be a crowd tomorrow provided it doesn't rain.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Orange Bullhead Today

Today Pete and I headed to the GOMH a little before noon.  This was the first bullhead of the day.  Kind of surprised me on the Cubby.  A couple minutes later I pulled a jumpin bullhead off of the same spot.  About an hour later I got another jumper on a beetle spin.  Pete caught a jumper on the SE side while trying to retrieve a jig that was stuck on leftover cattail.

Hopefully it won't rain and we can go back this evening.

Monday, March 19, 2012

1st Bullhead of the Year

 I got lucky in that the rain held off after a brief shower, so I got back out for one last try and this bullhead was the result.  As you can tell from the pic, she bit when it was almost to late to see the bobber.  The pic makes it look darker than it actually was.  That's a pink Cubby Mini-Mite in her upper jaw.

This is my earliest 1st fish catch since moving North.