Sadly, this may be the final report of the year.
With a stellar crew of Polar Bob and Flounder on board, we left the Manty pierheads ~ 6:45 AM Sunday. Took ~ 130 heading out to 210 and started trolling north into the rollers that remained from the day before and with the building southerly chop. Put the probe down before setting lines, had solid 45 degree water from 15 feet down to 100 (the deepest I put the probe).
Put a nice bow in the box in short order on an orange/green pro king behind the 100 foot copper. Allowed ourselves to get pushed north while we were setting the lines, never made it back to that spot. Worked until ~ 11:30 AM between 180 and 240, ended up close to the north water tower (TR). There were more fish closer to Manty than TR, but we tired of battling the building seas so engaged in lazy man fishing and BL as the morning wore on. 5 rainbows and 2 lakers in the box, we released 3-4 lakers and 3-4 smaller kings. Lost a big three-year old on a green/green flasher fly down 48 on a rigger, that was the only flasher/fly hit (other than two lake trout). Lakers mostly came on the higher lines on orange-ish spoons. I believe all of the rainbows came on the high lines on the spoons. Only small shaker class kings on the deep rigger and copper spoons.
A great crew with some good action to end another season on the big pond. Dreaming of brown trout in ten feet of water in March......
Have a good hibernation.