Whoever said “A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work” was dead on right!
It’s nearing the end of the 2013 season and fishing continues to be slower than average. The weather was predicted to be horrendous this weekend so we did not book any trips. But Mother Nature and the weather Gods gave us a break for a few hours and the Popeye III launched out of Waukegan Harbor, IL. for a quick morning trip.
The bite was not on, but we managed to put one nice Brown Trout into the cooler. We had a monster on the hook; probably a mature Chinook, but it went sideways when we were just about to net it and it tangled with the rest of the gear and got cut off. We took a few more hits on other gear but we could not managed to get them hooked up.
It was still fun to get together with some friends and fellow captains and mates for a little “Fun Fishing” trip and nothing beats a nice boat ride. There are only a few more possibilities for fishing trips before it is all over…