Since opening our Community Forums people have been submitting great fishing logs, but one member has done something truly impossible!
Adam Eibling caught this 5.11 pound, 20 1/4 inch Pacu in the Sandusky River while fishing for carp! (via Toledo Blade)
Wow folks, just joined this site recently and already have an epic fishing story to tell… Man, Fishing Fury musta given me some good luck, maybe in the fine print it says “if you join the forum you may experience a substantial increase in bigger and more interesting catches!”… lol
So this past Monday evening, 8/31/09… I decide to go fishing at my parents house who reside on the Sandusky River near Fremont, Ohio. I’ve been in a recent fishing slump so I decide to use dough balls for carp – you know just want to fight a bigger fish regardless of species… was in dire need to hear my drag, been way too long. Who would have ever guessed I wouldn end up bring in a PACU?! I’m still in shock, excited, speechless yet can’t quit talking about it…. hard to describe what it’s like to catch something like this – so off the wall and unexpected.
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My good friend Martin Szomolanyi and I started our morning launching out of Humber Bay and taking a very cold but also very fast boat ride out to the islands. We started fishing from the East end to the West end covering the inner channels and the outer city facing shorelines. We spotted a ton of pike in only our first few hours there, most pike would follow right up to the boat and then turn away. We even spotted pike swimming right past our boat without a care in the world.
It wasn’t long until we starting hooking into them, first I hooked into a small pike that completely missed my lure and ended up getting his mouth wrapped up in a fluorocarbon leader and just refused to let go. Once I got him close enough to the boat and notice my xrap was swimming care free about an inch away from the fish I quickly grabbed him behind the head and pulled him out of the water.
Our good friend Martin wrote in yesterday to let us know how his York Bassmasters tournament on Sturgeon Lake went, and much to our surprise given the crazy weather we continue to have here. Martin pulled out a huge win, and some huge bass!
I was privileged enough to draw 2 time angler of the year Don Mahar of York Bassmasters. We started the day heading out to a well known rocky shoal on Sturgeon, while most of the rest stuck to the river leading out to Sturgeon from Lindsay. We landed our limit within the first 20 minutes, a nice hand full of smallies, but nothing large. We kept fishing those rock piles, landing and culling our catches still in search of a few big boys. Eventually, Don had a nice 2.5 lbs largemouth which meant we were in business. Soon after we headed across to the other side of the bay and Don comes up big with a 4 lbs smallie. We had a few more culls along that end and we had ourselves a pretty good bag for the day. There was heavy heavy rain all morning , we were absolutely soaked from the rain. On our way back to the weigh in , we made one last stop along the river, 2 casts in Don lands yet another big largemouth around 3.5 and we headed in for weigh in. We turned out to have 14 lbs and big fish at around 4lbs which gave us 1st place and big fish award.
Second place was 11.5 , with a 3.25 lbs largemouth.
Congratulations on the win Martin, those are beautiful bass.
Last week Martin, who you may remember from a previous trip to Scugog or his Picton fishing log, and I planned a trip to fish for musky on Lake Scugog. We arrived at the boat launch around 11:30pm on Friday and chatted with a few of the locals that were hanging around and fishing off the dock for walleye.
Apparently though, the fishing has been off due to the extremely bizarre weather conditions we’ve been having in this region. Twice now in the past week there have been hail storms, lightning that can blow you away, even
reports photos of funnel clouds forming in Toronto’s east end (more).
Since I was so caught up with work in May, I missed all opportunities to go fishing on Toronto Islands for some of the hottest pike fishing in the GTA: this would be my first fishing trip of the year.
We started the morning bright and early, got the boat launched and headed out. It wasn’t long before Martin had a hit and nice 25″ or so Scugog musky. I thought for sure the day was going to be awesome, and not soon after I had a massive strike from a musky of my own, definitely larger than the first. A huge jump, splash, and suddenly my lure was catapulted back to the boat and my musky was gone.
For the rest of the day, we fished with little success, even with my Lakemaid Miss Musky t-shirt for good luck, it couldn’t stop the weather from turning on us. Another storm front was on its way and we decided to head back up the lake closer to the boat launch in case the storm crossed paths with us. Not soon after we had a failure of our trolling motor and decided to head in to try and fix it. We spent a few hours going around Port Perry trying to find some spare parts or figure out what the problem was, but once 7pm started to roll around we knew the day was pretty much shot. We packed it all in and headed home.
Martin will be fishing in the B.A.S.S. opener tournament on
Scugog Sturgeon, so wish him luck! If I had known sooner I would have loved to get “Fishing Fury” on his shirt or something as a sponsor but maybe we can pull that together for the next one.