View Full Version : Dogtooth 2015

09-21-2015, 10:27 PM
Fishing at Dogtooth this year was super tough. We managed to limit and we had some big fish, biggest was ANOTHER 29 3/4 " walleye, but we had a bunch of fun and it was interesting to see the lake almost a month and a half later than we usually do. We're back to our old early August schedule next year. This time of year, the lake is so full of cisco bait balls that they fool your locator into giving a false bottom reading. Every walleye we caught was puking up ciscos and our livewells would sour unless we recirculated them almost constantly to flush out the baitfish puke. If you've ever fished through a mayfly hatch this is the same only its fish. Another factor was the moon, as in there wasn't one. Because of human issues we ended up with the dates we had and I'm still pissed about it. We fished about an hour after dark every night but the bite stopped cold at sundown. What sliver of the moon we had rose and set almost exactly the same as the sun. Stupid on us.
The weather was low forties at night to mid 50s and 60s daytime and we had one day it got to 80. Good sleeping weather.
The northern lights came out and danced for us one night and it was just frigging awesome. Sitting in a boat out on that lake with the milky way painted across the sky and the northern lights so bright you saw them and their reflection on the water is a lifetime experience I'll never forget.

Here a little fish porn .Soon as I get all the pics collected I'll post a link to he rest.
As good a time as that is, its sure good to be home!



09-21-2015, 11:00 PM
That is awesome! Norther lights are in my bucket list.

09-21-2015, 11:06 PM
Welcome home.

09-21-2015, 11:17 PM
Dang! That trip report could have been one of my old ones ... almost word for word! I really do miss my annual Walleye trips to the North Woods. Welcome home dufus .... but Canuckia didn't cure your fugliness one bit ... I hope your expectations weren't set too high.

BTW, who's 'Yota is that hooked to YOUR boat in YOUR driveway? ;)

quercus alba
09-21-2015, 11:30 PM
Come and listen to my story bout a man named Jed

Chicken Dinner
09-22-2015, 05:52 AM
Nice lookin' smallies.

09-22-2015, 06:09 AM
Very cool. I'd love to make that trip one day. It would be a hoot. Glad y'all got in em. Color me jealous.

09-22-2015, 06:28 AM
That looks like a fun time right there.

40's at night. I bet it was a cold boat ride back to the dock after sundown.

09-22-2015, 07:58 AM
sounds like a blast and looks like some gooduns were caught

09-22-2015, 09:02 AM
Dude, those are footballs! What did you catch 'em on?

09-22-2015, 10:35 AM
my hot lure for smallies was a five inch Kalin lunker grub on a 1/4 oz jighead in a color I call root beer. That's my name not theirs. I have no idea what theirs is called.

They were also liking topwaters (Pop-R) but it was too windy most days to fish them much. The biggest of those fish was my buddy Jean's. It was 20 inches. They all pull like mules.

09-22-2015, 04:15 PM
Looks like you guys had a great time

09-23-2015, 02:18 PM
A grand time for sure and thanks for posting the pics.

09-23-2015, 02:28 PM
And we got to see Posties 'new' truck! Sounds like a great time was had on the water.

Chicken Dinner
09-23-2015, 02:33 PM
More pics, damnit!

Big Skyz
09-23-2015, 02:51 PM
How did I miss this?! Great bass'esses! One or two of them might have cost me a taxidermy bill. I want a bill bronze back for the wall in the worse kind of way.