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September 5, 2016

August 31, 2016

Back to Minnetonka and oh, so close to another musky.  Upper 3o inch fish, maybe pushing 40, just at sunrise.  Spooked by the boat in the shallow, clear water.  Couple northern pike and bass on hair.  Another awesome day!

Follower

Not really alarmed,

but up early,

about an hour ahead of the clock.

I’m fidgety.

Eyes closed.

Trying to catch a few more winks

but my mind is busy,

busy making a plan,

marking off the spots to fish.

The boat’s ready to roll.

I’m ready to roll.

Brown’s

Wayzata

Gray’s.

Cabbage and Milfoil.

Vegetarians.

If you ain’t catchin’ weeds, you ain’t catchin’ fish.

Points.

Humps.

Inside turns.

Across a calm surface,

a black and orange tailed intruder churns

steady as it goes

thump, thump, thump

a tequila sunrise at my back

thump, thump, thump

out of nowhere

a wake

a back out of the water

following

chasing

stalking

ready to pounce

only to be spooked by the boat

or was it me?

The fisherman,

the wisherman,

wishing for a strike

just getting a like,

a like

from another follower.

 

-Hats

 

 

 

 

 

 

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