Idaho trip day 5

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  1. Shawn West

    Shawn West Active Member

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    DAY 5

    We woke up to a howling wind. We spent most of the morning organizing gear and playing cards. After lunch, we decided to give the bluegill lake a try. We were pleasantly surprised to see calm waters. I decided to throw a white bluegill popper. I managed to catch a couple of bluegill, but I was not slaying. My buddy, Steve, on the other hand, was keeping busy fighting bluegills. Within a half hour of getting on the lake, the wind decided to make its presence known. This was not what we had in mind. We had major white caps and swells.

    I was lucky enough to be in a semi protected portion of the lake. I kept on fishing with a Simiseal Leech. I had found a 10' area that appeard to be packed with aggressive bluegills. I spent a good 30 minutes catching bluegills as fast as I could unhook a fish and make an additional cast. The wind finally got hold of my pontoon and blew me to the other side of the lake.
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    Back in the shadows was where I hooked most of my fish

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    I fought my way back over to the leeward side of the lake. Steve had brought me an anchor. I would have had to stop fishing if he had not done that for me. I found a spot that worked well for me earlier on this trip. I dropped anchor and tied on a Possum Bugger. I managed to catch 6 more bluegills. Steve and Al were fishing a sheltered cove just around the corner from me. I joined them and managed to not get any srtikes. I decided to fish my way back to the launch. The Possum Bugger worked well. I even managed to catch a 12" LMB with it. I did not know it then, but this would be our last time on this lake.

    One more report to come.

    Regards

    Shawn
     
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  2. Skysoldier

    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    That second one is a monster!
     
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    Wow those are some big bluegill!
     
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    Looks like a good trip. Are you back yet? I'm going to be hitting the gorge tomorrow and maybe Sunday.
     
  5. Shawn West

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    I am looking at going on Sunday. I will try to give you a call.

    Regards

    Shawn
     

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