I had a great time on the water with Scott and his son Brandon. They battled each other for most parts of the day in a drop-shot contest, landing a variety of fish, including sunnies, white perch and largemouth. The overall winner was Brandon!
We hit a variety spots, but couldn't rise a pike for most of the day. I got a decent smallie on a hard jerkbait. Then, big bait persistence finally paid off when I landed a 32.5 inch pike on a white spinner bait. It put up a good fight, pulling drag, until Scotty successfully snatched it up in the net.
We thought it was certainly a contender, only knowing about cwood's pike for the day.
Water temps were 67. Just crazy for this time of year.
REPORT: PIKETOBERFEST 2017 I had come off of last weekend fishing 22 hours with only catching 2 pike and seeing 1 knee buckler. I was ready for me and my boat having some redemption!! THAT didn't happen! BUT I had an awesome time with Jeremiah G. Lots of planning, and scheming lead us to the Shepaug River for our best bet at Mrs Esox. We threw EVERYTHING we had at em, but only had a couple of swirls who would have placed, but no dice! I did catch about a 3 lb smallie which I proudly showed a bass fisherman fishing a tournament that am
We came across onthewater, his son Trevor and OTW'S bro, Kevin .
All in all, I like the idea of EVERYONE launching in one location, pulling out and having the weigh in at the same location BUT need more fish. I feel the whole day was a success anyway. Thank you Buck for the visit! Always great to see one of our original CTFer's ! We will discuss having it next year at the CT river or another pike lake. Thank you everyone who put there efforts into this event. I love coordinating it, but it's our members who make it work!
Looks like a good time. At the annual Care instructor training we heard that Bass nation has a grant from GE due to PCBs and is planting a lot of artiificial fish structures from the steel bridge ramp this Saturday. Maybe that will help.