Scott's Outdoor Blog

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Halfway through my last week in the land of 10,000 lakes, the warm water species turned on.  Here's some pics from yesterday evening.

The buffalo were spawning along the banks, splashing alongside each other in tight groups.  I had my biggest common carp brought all the way to the bank before it broke the line as I tried to beach it.   A net would have been great.  Luckily this buff's scales were rougher, making for an easy tail grab.

Pulled in my first yellow perch! 

I ended up losing 3 big carp, 2 of which I was able to catch a glimpse of, and one that made a beeline for the middle of the lake.  The sun went down, but the fish were still biting.  I decided to grab my headlamp and stick it out for awhile.  It wasn't long before I was fighting this 9 pound, 29 inch common. 

Ended the night on this 26 inch buff, also 9 lbs.

It was a great night to chase rough fish!  All within 5 miles of my house.  Heading to Kansas after work on Friday.  Carp beware.


  1. YES! I just got my first yellow perch on the fly last weekend too. Beautiful fish! Looks like a great trip...!

  2. Nice to have found your blog. I like that we both fish and hunt, not everyone out here in the blogosphere does that. I signed up to follow.