Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Groundhog Sees Shadow.....but Anglers See Results

On an early February day, two long time friends of Wild Bill and Joe ventured out for a day on Lake Wallenpaupack.  An early morning series of snow squalls and chilly temperatures did not deter these long time hunting and trapping buddies as they stared at eight inch circles of potential cut in the ice.  Jigging about in many holes they were slow and steady all day with one or two here, and then one or two there.  As the overcast day turned into sunny, the breeze picked up as well as the air temperature.  The action remained consistent as there were never any flurries or long droughts.  The flags were quiet all day as a few perch toyed with the bait and then a big fish struck and it was fought for awhile before it pulled free before the anglers got a glimpse of what may have been the big fish of the day.  As Joe and Wild Bill kept at it, they were treated to Legends Outdoors Specialty Sandwiches that hit the spot as the brisk air tried to sap the energy from these two anglers.  Nearing the end of the trip, a solid fish was hooked and as it was carefully played on light line on the jig pole, a beautiful smallmouth that measured a tad over 19" was brought out of the lake for a photo before it was returned to the depths.   All in all it was a solid day as this duo compiled quite a mess of panfish that were processed and will make for several nice meals in the upcoming weeks.  We at Legends Outdoors look forward to seeing Wild Bill and Joe again for another outdoor adventure.