So we got up super early, loaded the kayaks and gear, and headed out just before daylight. When we got there the sun had been up for only a few minutes, but there was already one boat on the water. Suwannee Lake has received a fair amount of rain recently so the water level is up.
Our focus was all the trees in the middle of the lake. We didn't really fish those that hard last time we were here, mostly because of the weather. I just knew that is where the big one was lurking.
|This is a picture from back in April when we went the first time. See all those trees? That's just one small section of them.|
So we went home empty handed. We got some lunch. Took some naps. And then headed back out to Alligator Lake. I really wanted fish tacos for dinner.
So we fished, and fished, and fished. We had been there for a couple of hours before this happened:
|Caught this one on a frog. First time I ever caught anything on a frog. He was small though. Barely the size limit.|
THEN. This happened:
A 4 pounder. FINALLY.
Over all, it ended up being a good fishing day. It just took a while to get there.