Just returned from 5 days at the cabin in Northern Michigan. My oldest daughter Tara, my wife, and two of the grand-kids went along. Jay and Kyle are pictured showing off their “whopper” fish that we caught at the Mio pond. It was catch and release for us, but as sometimes happens one of the perch swallowed the small hook, and it kind of just was floating on the surface of the water when released. Just 15 feet from us a huge northern pike snatched the floating perch and then sped by us (smiling I’m sure!) From what I could see it was a very nice pike.
We continued to fish and caught a few more perch and sunfish before we packed it up and headed back to camp for lunch. Once there Kyle asked me why I didn’t hook one of those perch on, and try and catch that big pike? Duh! Yes why didn’t I? Missed a golden opportunity that time! I got to start listening to those 7 year old fishing experts more often.
Rain is still a major issue in the north woods, as things continue to dry up. Lakes, rivers, ponds, and marshes are all well below normal for this time of year. My food plot looks like a hay field, and the blueberry crop is non existent. Same here at home in Monroe. At least I haven’t had to cut the grass in a couple weeks.
The bear returns, fawns in the front yard, and bucks in the food plot are on the menu for the next few blogs.