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A Hot Day on the Bay

In August of 2008 my son and I spent the day on Saginaw Bay trolling for walleye. It was a scorcher, and I think you can see that we are a bit sunburned.

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With the surface temperature above 70 degrees, my livewell didn't keep the fish alive very well, so they look sort of pale.

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This was the big fish of the day. If memory serves me correctly, I think it was just over 24".

 

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For A second there since this

For A second there since this is a new post I thought you were already complaining about the heat today.lol

Those are some great fish and all these walleye posts keep me thinking about how to go and get some. My son caught one at lake Powell 2 years ago but they are not the predominate fish.

For anyone that does not know lake Powell is the lake created in Utah from putting the dam up on the Colorado river in Arizona. It's aboy 200 miles long and has 1000's of miles of side cayons everywhere. I think the hottest it's been while I was there was about 114 degrees in July last year.

My trip got cut short last year when the starter motor went out in my 2008 Tracker. Btw this boat cost more than double my little car and has had something break nearly every time I've gone out. Minn Kota trolling motor has been back 3 times now and has never been used for more than 1 hour at a time yet. Humingbird fishfinder broken. Mercury 115 4stroke has left me getting towed twice. live well pumps replaced. Radio not wired to speakers properly.

And now the best part a tree fell on it last week in the back yard adn dented the side rail a couple inches. Probably just gonna push it back up close with a jack and forget about it as the insurance is just to much hassle.

Okay sorry for the rant but I feel better now.

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Alright - that's just torture now.

Hunter, that sucks about your boat. I'd be fuming!!!

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Oh wow, Hunter. That really

Oh wow, Hunter. That really is too bad about your boat.

Y'know - I think you ought to just give it to me and be rid of all your problems with it. Just chalk it up to a bad purchase. lol

 

ps - I hope you have better luck with it this year. Thumbs up

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Hopefully everything is

Hopefully everything is straightened out now. the fishfinder I will probably just replace with a better one anyway. But as far as I know everything else will work.

The dent isn't to terrible and you can only see it from the inside as the tree bent the inside edge as it fell into the boat. I consider them all battle scars anyway. You get a lot of them where I fish it when your'e trying to get close to the canyon walls.

I would take a picture of it but it's at my dads house a 100 miles away.

I wanted to get rid of it originally but with the 15 year loan I took out so I could afford the payment I'm terribly upside down on the value already. I will happily keep fishing it forever.Big smile