Diane and myself went to 11 Mile Reservoir the weekend of July 22nd. I have a love hate relationship with this lake. My first three or four times I would go and fish for trout from the bank. Fishing was usually hot or I would get skunked. For the last few years I have been fishing for northern pike from my boat. This can be a really fun style of fishing. You basically cast spinners, jerk baits, and swim baits in and around all the weedy areas of the lake. Diane and I have caught quite a few big pike doing this. This trip that was not the case. I managed to catch one tiny fish and miss another bite. That was it for the whole weekend. Still had a good time being on the lake and camping. Figured out that the stiff Fenwick rod I bought for lake trout actually makes a great swim bait casting rod. Does pretty good for heavy spinners too.
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