Well, the walleyes weren't biting, but boy oh boy we caught some monster sunnies. Very wierd if you ask me. We were out on one of our favorite rockpiles when this old black guy came by in his beat up boat. "Sunnies and crappies this big," he shouted with out stretched hands. He then pointed towards shore. We watched him as he headed off and threw an anchor about 5 feet off a dock. He tossed out his stuff and right away pulled in something (it was too far away to tell what it was). Well, we weren't having much luck so we decided to cruise on over there to see what was up. Sure enough... sunnies... and I am talking the dinnerplate variety. We caught a bunch of them too using leeches and plain hooks. Some of these were huge. We started running out of bait so we started cutting up the leeches to make them last. We were there several hours and caught a bunch.
As for the weekend... We caught walleye, northerns, crappies, sunnies and perch. Not bad all in all. I have caught maybe 5 sunnies on that lake my whole life and now it seems they are really producing. We even caught some jumbos up in the river. Sure was a lot of fun and the kid had a blast too. It was good to get the boat out on the water again
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954