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07-21-2015, 07:30 PM #1
Charter Fishing Trip and Multiple PB's - Picture Heavy
Last summer at the Perfect Vue Derby, I was fortunate to win a Charter trip with Amherst Charters. Due to circumstances I wasn't able to use the charter for Fall Walleye.
Charter Capt - Rob Eves was kind and considerate to permit the use of the prize in 2015.
Mid July looked positive for my son to come to Kingston and we could use the the charter.
July 20th was accommodating for all concerned and Rob suggested we could add a fisherman, Laker John was also available to fish.
We crossed to Amherst Is and met Rob and headed to the dock to get underway. We were heading to the fishing grounds and arr'd out there at 0930. Rob got the rods set up and we hadn't been fishing for 10 mins when the downrigger rod fired.
My son who caught a lake trout in 1984 was first up and he was into a fish. Rob netted the fish after a good fight and it was a personal best for him.
That sure was great - we weren't skunked!!!!!!!!!!
Less than 10 mins later the rod fired again and I was hooked up with a fish. This fish was netted and quickly released sans pictures.
Laker John was next up and after a couple of tough battles was able land a fish - Perfect everyone has a fish landed.
The trolling continued and Dave hooked into a fish and the second rod fired - DOUBLE Header!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The fight was hard and challenging, Rob netted Dave's fish and was able to think about mine. It was taking line and I had my hands full with this one. Finally, it appeared in the prop wash and it was a BIG one. Into the net and we have TWO PB's.
Rob & John both agreed mine was 25 or more and Dave's was an easy 15.
What a great start to the days fishing and it was only 1050 hrs.
The the three continued to rotate with fish being caught and released.
Dave was up again into a fish just after 1115. Another Nice Laker.
We trolled for almost 25 minutes before the rod fired and Laker John was into a fish. This one gave him quite a tussle and slipped the net under this beauty. Unfortunately, the lampreys had found it also. This one was over 15lbs also.
Shortly Dave landed another and released it, the down rigger rod appeared to quiver slightly and Rob said, "there's a fish there"
I took the rod and sure there was a fish but it wasn't like the others, in fact, we didn't need the net for this one. Rob's first salmon on the boat this year, nothing to write home about, but a salmon is a salmon. This one will honour us with a visit to our BBQ.
Rob asked us if we wanted to go to the island for lunch, but we decided that the fish were biting, so we stayed out and had some delicious salsa and chips.
We waited until 1300 before the rod fired and John was into another. A hard tough fight but it slid into Rob's net. Another double digit - at least 15lbs.
The winds picked up and we were battling four footers in an upwind troll, once past the spot Rob turned us downwind and around 1500 hrs, Dave was into another beauty, the fish gave a great fight and Rob put into the net. Dave had another PB, this one was over 20lbs.
Ten minutes after Dave landed his, I was up and took the rod from the rod holder and it was another big one.
We decided on "one More cast" and then hit the trail back to shore, while we watching the rod, it was bouncing and we thought a school of baitfish. After we decided to head to shore Rob pulled the line out of the rigger clip and there was a fish, Laker John landed one more lake trout.
What a day..... 12 for 20 (hits & lost fish). We were thrilled at the success shown to us by Rob Eves of Amherst Charters.
It was a day for all days fishing.
Our utmost thanks to Rob Eves of Amherst Charters for a super day on the water.
At the dock, we paused for a moment.
Laker John, Superdave and Superdad want to thank Rob Eves for a fabulous charter. Thank you so Much.
David aka Superdad
PS - Hopefully we can return next year with our friend from Calgary
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07-22-2015, 06:21 AM #2
Great report!! Thanks guys. Does Rod Charter out of Kingston as well?After 250 days a year on the water and ice I still feel I need more Time on the Water
07-22-2015, 08:41 AM #3
I'm not sure John, I believe he is based on Amherst Island.
07-22-2015, 08:47 AM #4
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Great report, David.
I'm pretty sure you are correct as Rob's from the Island.