The Guarascio report!!

From Herb Guarascio!!

Great trip as always!  My son Matt and I      really enjoyed fishing with the other guys in camp; just a great group! I was excited to see Tracy cooking and she spoiled us with her great meals and desserts once again.  Don, Bruce, Garret and team took great care of us as always and it's simply great to see them and catch up.  I liked the new addition of mosquito nets for the bunk beds too.

As for fishing, here's my stats:

My longest was 49.5".   I also had a fat 48".  Matt caught 42 trophies (41" or more) and I caught 31. What else is new?  He always out fishes me.  For those who measure trophies differently, between the two of us we had a total of 98 pike that were 40"+; and well over 150 pike that were 38" or more.  I counted over 1000 fish for the week.  Many of those were walleye - and nice ones at that.

All fish were HEAVY. We weighed a 45" just to get a sense and it was 24.5 pounds!

They were stacked up in Becks, but only little guys showed up when we tried Thubin. Weeds weren't up yet.  Doctor spoons were our lure of choice.  Very slow on the bottom. Superstalkers and buck tails didn't work well for us.

We each caught an incanu!  Very neat. They fight like crazy.

I always enjoy Taltson Bay Big Pike Lodge and this year was even better.