|This is what remains of the lure. The trailing treble hooks were planted firmly in Walter's jaw, so I cut them off and left them there. I've always heard it is better to leave a hook than to injure the fish further trying to remove it. The front hooks were destroyed by Walter. That little curl of metal under the red stripe originally was flush with the bottom of the lure and held the hooks. Walter tore it out. It's no flimsy piece. I can't bend it back with fingers. The body of the lure is chewed, scraped and scarred from the battle.|
Some other nice fish I've caught include a 30" Walleye (~10 pounds) caught on Malberg Lake in Northern Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area. No cameras on that trip, so you'll have to take my word for it. As a matter of fact, all of our stuff was stowed in the packs, so I laid the fish on a paddle and made a notch with a pocket knife. We measured that when we set up camp later that day. That fish was returned to the water. Another nice fish from the BWCA was turned into lunch. That one was a 5 pound "splake" caught on Rose Lake. None of us had ever seen a splake before and thought it was a brook trout - which would have been remarkably large for this area. Later research convinced me it was a splake, which is a cross between a brookie and a lake trout. Still not a bad fish. Again, no camera on the trip, but the fish tasted good anyway.
Always have great fishing on the annual fly-in trip we take through Rusty Myers Flying Service and CanoeCanada.