9.6.11

WHEN...

When I pulled a 19” chunk of Chrome out of the box to show DaBoat and it jumped out of my hands and back into the lake, Ben and I laughed so hard and for so long, we permanently damaged our faces.

When a monster chunk of Chrome that rivaled Jodi Bushway’s (see 2011 Vt Fish/Game Digest cover) shot ten feet out of the water, then came out 2 feet again, and Ben and I realized it had just snapped his cheater, our chins hit the floor.

When we had hit about six or eight fish within the first ½ hour, Ben and I quit counting.

When Crazy Ivan called me to get me to a hotter area, we didn't make it because there were too many fish in the way.

When we had a triple and landed all three fish, we had scales, slime, lures, cheaters, a slide-diver, three fish, a net, and tangled line under our feet.

When I was talking to Thorny and he jokingly told me I was rude for the “fish-on” hang-up, I hung up again to help Ben net another 4 pound landlocked.

When I ran nothing but honeybees with green on them, over green/white vertical blades, 19’ down…well, I couldn't relax much.

When we hit the shore-line, loaded the boat, and headed down the road…we had (have) permanent smiles etched onto our faces.

When I emptied the live-well, I found smelt and alewife’s hiding among the ice cubes.

When fishing Lake Champlain...

Big Ben with a bloodied, beaten, bruised Landlocked

Honybees from Tamiron Sporting Goods
The ripped and torn Landlocks get to go home with us
Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz
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7.6.11

She Ain't Pretty...She Just Looks That Way!

Finally...
Finally a Lake Champlain Landlocked Atlantic Salmon worth entering into the Vermont Master Angler Program.
I'd been fishing Lake Champlain near Burlington for less than an hour when this bruiser hit.

I was on the boat solo...dealing with a Lake Trout about the same size when all hell broke loose.
What a Chinese fire-drill that must of looked like!
The flailing of myself from one side of the boat to the other, biceps flexing, forearms burning, needle-nose pliers squeezing and twisting, cheaters tangling, net spinning end over end, fish on, fish H8 me.





8.22 pound, 27.5 inches of pure Lake Champlain Landlocked Salmon Energy!

Tamiron MP6 Honeybee in Fire-tiger, pulled 15' below the surface by a clear Slide-Diver Lite-Bite.


Not sure...
But this might of just bumped me into the top spot in the LCI
All-Season tournament.
I'm still watching for updated results!

Game on.
Rock and Roll.

Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz
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