Saturday, December 31, 2011

This Kid Rules

One of the first lessons we have to learn on our pathway to good fisherdom is the almighty "hook set."  I was so proud to see my son consistently setting the hook on fish.  We made the trip to Mackay Reservoir to chase some kokanee, and maybe even some trout, through the ice.  The kokes came out to play, but there was no love from the trout.  Will was an animal.  He was jigging his own pole, setting the hook on, and landing his own fish!  There were a few times when I would turn around and be surprised to see him reeling in a fish.  This kid is 4 YEARS OLD, and he has already started to develop some fishsense.

Here is a glimpse of Will's awesomeness...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Last Henry's Before Closing

I was up by 5am and on the road around 5:30.  There is something magical about witnessing a sunrise, whether you are driving or fishing.  So many people go through life without enjoying this beautiful, shifting, myriad of colors.  Both the sunrise AND the sunset were amazing that day. 

Henry's lake definitely slows down toward the end of December, but the fishing was still good.  We managed a bunch of smaller brookies, a few decent cuts and a few awesome brookies.  It was nice to meet up with Jared and his brother.  I only hope we did not keep him away from the family too long!

When I was cleaning the brookies I took home, I was surprised to see how many minnows they had been eating! NOM NOM NOM!