We were all set up and it didn't take long before we manage to hook up again. This time on the braided diver Green Metallic Walker Deeper Diver 107 on 3 setting nd out 140 feet and a NKB SpinDoctor and Hammer fly. John was on it and the fish was buzzing the line off the reel. We boat the fish and it went 17 lbs on the scale.
Next the rigger with a Frog Racer SpinDoctor and #2 MC Rocket takes a shot off the down rigger down 70 ft. It is a quality fish and John has the rod in hand as it is peeling the line off the reel. But that fish comes off after along run- Broke the snell hook.
We set that rod back up and it shows signs of a shaker this time. John pulled the line out of the release and it was gone.
We made a circle out past our waypoints and turned back towards them. noticing that the moderate SW winds were changing the water in tight and pushing the warm watr out of the corner of the lake. 43 'F was found only 40 ft down inside, but managed that same temp at 50 ft outside waters over 140 FOW. Surface temps had also dropped 5 degrees since Tuesday's evening fish and bait had dissapeared from the area.
We worked through the waypoints and it paid off with a flurry of action. The port side rigger fires down 40 ft with a Mountain Dew/ Crushed Glow on white Spin Doctor and #29 MC Rocket. Brian was on it and yet another quality fish makes a powerful run. During the fight John on the Starbourd side of the boat was distracted by the braided diver with the NBK SpinDoctor/Hammer Fly combo and it goes for a drag sing. But quickly the hooks pull out of that fish and John reveals the hook was straighten out. He fixes the hook with a pair of pliers and sets it out again and not five minutes later the same diver goes off again. And it peels line off again. The fish came off AGAIN!!! TWO DOUBLE HEADERS and the only one that came in was Brian's fish that finally was boated after a long fight and it was 21 lbs 1oz.
After that flurry of action things shut down and we called it a morning at 10:30 am. Brian had to trailer the Mako down to Whitby for the Scotty Tournament. He was on the road with hopes of no issues with the G8-G20 along route.
Rubber Hooks Day - 2 for 7
Good Luck to Brian and the rest of his team.