Since we didn't see any skis, we decided to hit the deeper rocks for eyeballs with live bait rigs. Still, we got nothing except for some nice perch but that was not the preferred catch so we threw those back. In the afternoon, we hit the cabbage weeds again to see if any skis were active but still nothing. This was unusual to not even get a follow with the water temps as warm as they were. The water was anywhere between 74-80 depending on water depth and time of day with the high air temps ranging from mid to upper 90's which was much higher than forecasted.
Saturday evening we went out again and started throwing a large black and orange Rizzo Wizz near some shallow weeds. About 20 minutes after we got out, a big girl slammed the lure!! After a great fight, I landed what ended up being a big 43.25 incher! FINALLY!! It felt great to get her landed because we had been pounding the water pretty hard with not so much as a follow. To top it all off, I broke a tooth in half at dinner and I was in incredible pain. Nothing like a nice ski to forget about the pain. For the rest of the night, we fished with the Rizzo Wizz and a mud puppy surface lure, but had no more luck.
After releasing Dave's musky, we headed in for a bite to eat before we headed back out Sunday evening. I had high hopes that they would get a little more active later in the day, but we only saw one ski bearing down on Dave's lure that ultimately missed. I could no longer take the pain of my tooth, so we came home early on Monday morning instead of fishing the morning and evening as planned.
I did manage to take some video of the trip. Normally, I would have had some great boat side action of the strikes, but my camera glasses went belly up so I was only able to get more conventional video. Despite the tough fishing, broken tooth, and broken camera glasses it was a great trip. Up until this trip, Dave's biggest fish was a 3.5lb largie so I say the trip was a definite success!!
Check out the video!!!