Have you ever had one of those moments where you just sit back and say to yourself “man… do I ever love my life!” Well right now I am having one of those moments.
I had a week of work dedicated to go out and inspect my new house for my upcoming move to Alberta. It was a long day of traveling taking two flights and then a 3hr rental car drive over to my new future home in Alberta. Tuesday morning I wake up at 5am MT naturally, as I was still in EST mode, to go for a run, After that I overheard some people in the hotel talking fishin… I am all ears! I chatted with this guy named Scott for 20mins all about the fishing in the area and got an invite to go out the next day. Excited, I realized I still had a lot of things to do but I said I’ll make it happen. I managed to book all my appointments that day leaving the next wide open.
We get on the water for 0800 which is right around the peak morning bite time (0800-0930)… literally minutes into it.. FISH ON! They kindly hand the rod off to me first. Of course right away we are doubled up!!!
(note the fish landed in the background)
Maybe 2mins later… another fish on! We give it to the youngest and he fights it like a champ:
..and they just kept coming, none stop action pretty much until 9:30 getting close to 15 fish. The biggest was just over 11lbs:
We got out of the “zone” and were picking up fish here and there. The next peak time was 1430-1630.
At this point I was just taking it all in, hearing stories of their backgrounds and getting some good tips of fishing in the area.
The peak bite did happen and we moved to a hump which had fish on but they were small. Regardless, we all got a keeper (limit is 1 per min 65cm).
We finished the day fishing 0800-1530 going 27 for 30. Biggest over 11lbs. Average around 5lbs.
Here’s some more pics.. :
Back at the hotel we cleaned them up and I booked a kitchenette so I enjoyed some fresh Alberta style Lake Trout
I could get used to this