I had an outrageously good day today. I caught 59 northern and most were quality fish. 22 were between 26" and 29" and 23 were over 30 inches, with the biggest being 38". This is my 13th year on the lake and I think in only one prior year did I catch more that twenty three 30" northern for an entire season. I would probably have caught even more, but I got off the lake at 2:00 pm to beat the storms.
I also got 8 bass. One nice one at 19" and 7 that were all 12" or 13" (smaller than usual).
Saw a bald eagle again today. It flew about 50 yards away at about 40 or 50 feet up. It landed in a tree, which is the first eagle I ever saw perched on this lake. (I always see them flying, never landing.) My brother must have been watching me again today. Also had a pair of sandhill cranes fly almost directly overhead and the a couple hours later a pair of little green herons flew almost right overhead.
Saw 3 beavers today, including one that surfaced within a paddle length of my kayak.
All in all a fantastic day. Too bad they can't always be this great.
As always, good luck to all.