Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Broken Bow Fishing Report
Last Friday, my wife and I went fishing with Lake Broken Bow fishing guide Bryce Archey and man, did we have a great trip!
We started out around 6am and were on the hunt for walleye. It's getting close to the end of walleye season and I had never caught one before - I've eaten walleye - just never caught one. So the mission was to catch some and learn how to properly handle and clean them. Walleye have lots of very sharp teeth and the edge of their gill plates are razor sharp.
We were throwing crankbaits and soft plastic grubs around some of Bryce's favorite spots and not only did we catch walleye, but also largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, sand bass and the most beautiful bluegill you've ever seen.
We had so much fun! You never knew what was on the end of the line until you got the fish close to the boat. I even caught a largemouth bass when I set my pole down to take a picture of of the bluegill. My grub was in the water and floated down the bottom. Bryce was holding the bluegill and noticed my pole was moving and about to go overboard! You've got to love those kind of trips - lots of species and getting fish on without even trying.
You can click on the picture to view a larger version. Check out the bluegill's coloration; a bright orange belly and tiger striping on it's side. The walleye were beautiful (and tasty) too; two colors of golden scales with some gray striping.
If you would like to experience fishing on Lake Broken Bow, I recommend that you call Bryce Archey at 580-494-6447 or 870-582-4561. You can also visit his website at www.brokenbowlakeguide.com.