Met up at 6 and decided that our best plan would be to hit the south end of the lake, where south breezes would be offshore breezes. We could deal widdat. Next, this being his first LB trip, I thought it best to spare him from the lure eating rock trolls off the springs. He loses enough of my lures anyway.
We prepped his brand new Fish Cat 4 and FC launched while I finished dressing and launching my own self. Water temp off the shallow beach was 53 at launch (7:30) and only climbed a couple of degrees through the overcast day.
It was calm when we went afloat, but we had checked all the weather forecasts and we knew that major south winds were due to come up before 10. We would have to fish well and score early.
We both were dragging a minnow...for walleyes, cats or whatever. We also threw a succession of spinners, jigs and hardbaits on our second rods. Lotsa pops on the plastics but the inexperienced fish didn't know how to hang on.
I scored the first fish...an anorexic mudder with big sores on its sides. Yuckkkk! Not a good start. But, around 9, Flycasting announced a "runner" on his bait rod and set the hook into his first nice cat...3 pounds plus. His new Fish Cat had scored his first cat fish.
We kept throwing plastics and dragging bait past the dreaded 10 AM wind blast forecast. Nothing but a mild north breeze. Typical weather forecast for LB. Wish I had a job in which I could be wrong so often and still get paid.
Fishing was slow but we went back and forth on kitty hookups. We both finished with 3 channels and a few mudders. I caught one silly white bass and brought in a "tail taker" carp to cut up for bait for FC.
Glad we went and even more glad that we got to stay on the water until we were darned good and ready (cell phone commanded) to go home.
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