We’re still wandering around the Georgian Bay, and today we came to a beautiful spot that was highly recommended to us called the Bad River. As you know, I’ve been on a fishing quest, so as soon as we anchored I threw out a line. I had a couple of fish on the line, one large one I got up to the boat before my line broke and it got away with my favorite lure. We broke for lunch, and then I got right back to it with another lure. As I was casting, a Canadian and his wife came by in their dink, and the man said I’ll make you a bet that you don’t catch any fish from that boat, there’s nothing around here.
Well pay up on your bet my man! Here’s my 33” northern pike that I caught less than 20 minutes later… from the swim platform of our boat.
I even have a picture of me holding the fish with the guy’s sailboat in the background.
It was close going getting it into the boat – my tackle is really too light for such a heavy fish, and our nets are not big enough! Foster tried using 2 nets, and they still weren’t big enough! Fortunately the lure tangled in the net and we were finally able to get it into the cockpit. After some mild hysteria and trophy photos, it went back in the water – too pretty to eat.