29.5.10

"TENCH" FISHES ABOARD THE RAZZLE DAZZLE


Some of his friends call him Tench...
Some folks call him Carmifisher...
but his mother calls him Josh.

Josh joined me on Thursday aboard the Razzle Dazzle in pursuit of Lake Champlain Landlocked Salmon and Brown Trout.
The fishing was difficult at best.  The night before, the Champlain Valley experienced some severe thunderstorms accompanied by high winds and hail.

We found our lines constantly being tangled in leaves, branches, and other debris carried into the lake by the storm.  Some of the branches we had to dodge were 1-1/2 to 2 inches in diameter and up to ten feet long!  It was quite a mess out there.

Salad to go with the salmon...Only the salad was Maple and Oak flavored!

We managed to salvage the day by fishing the up-wind shore line.  We found it much more fishable, with far less debris in the water.
The day ended with four salmon netted, and four others lost behind the boat.  Good conversation, fun with the fish, and another enjoyable day on Lake Champlain.

Josh said he was going to have salmon that night for dinner.  I'll bet that was a delicous feast!
In exchange for the trip out on the lake, Josh offered me a book he had recently read.  LAKE CHAMPLAIN: A NATURAL HISTORY.  I can't wait to see what I can learn from the book!  Thank you Josh!


Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz
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1 comment:

pikepicker said...

nice job Razz...you da man!!!!