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1000 Islands/Canada recap

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Well Alberto, you're tips did produce somewhat. We had real tough conditions. As you warned the weeds and bugs were fierce!!! I never saw so many bugs actually swarm onto the windows...was like out of some horror movie. There was also a Canadian holiday so the boat traffic was very heavy. I think I caught yellow perch even in my sleep...they hit every kind of lure and bait I threw out there.
I didn't manage many bass...actually only had one decent LM on but lost it durings some aerial acrobatics. Caught a few pike that were a blast on ultralight tackle.
Didn't get to see a channel cat, but hooked up with something very big twice at night...first one hit very softly and then proceeded to spool me while acting like a huge whitechin. Another straighten out one of my hooks.
Did catch a couple mean looking eels that easily went 4ft+...too bad they weren't congers ;)
Caught a ton of rock bass as well and a very strange looking fish that fought like a champ on my lil Lami. It sorta looked like an Ocean Pout, no real fins except for the tail and had a huge head, beady looking eyes,gills near the bottom of its throat, with some decent looking choppers...some guy said it was a German Carp but I thought it might have been a bowfin...still looking to find a picture of it. I took some photos but gotta wait for them to get developed before I can get em scanned.
Had numerous problems with the houseboat and having most of my friends cancel on the trip didn't help.
Did have a good time though and just wanted to thank you again for all of your great tips and advice!!! Hopefully next time up there will be alot better!
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Gami, thinking it was a big channel cat as I was fishing at night using perch for bait. Granted the reel was a Penn PG 3000 and could of used some more line on it before hand ;)

The other mystery fish didn't look like any carp I ever saw...closest thing that it did look like was a bowfin...should have the pictures developed soon.
That picture is pretty close to what I caught, except mine was a lil bigger ;)

So what is it?

I must say though, it is exceptionally beautiful up there and can see why some people regularly go fishing there!!!
Ahhhh, that's what I thought. When we got it in the boat I asked a older getleman on a nearby docked sailboat what it was and he told me it was a muskie...I just looked at em funny and said "nahhh, go back to sleep" LOL Was a good fight on my lil lami though...took about a 1/2" strip of perch to entice it. Unless something hit that and it came in for the kill???

Might be doing it again next year, just maybe not from a house boat ;)
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