Did a quick backcountry camp with the family , great times and fishing .
Started with utilizing a launch point a little sketchy with low water levels , first time the lifted truck was useful lol. No pics as the stress levels were high on this particular launch .
With the Boat loaded , two kids (10and 7) two dogs wife and myself we began the crawl to camp through the rock invested prop killing lake . Again no pics , to much going on .
Landed at a site we’ve visited for years and within an 30 min my son was walking the islands steep shoreline casting 3” tubes for smallies and connecting !
Once camp was set up I joined him casting a larger 4” smoke color tube hoping to get in on the action ..... picked up the odd one but kid destroyed me , downsizing was key.
Fishing was great , we pounded all the rocky shoals and weed edges , classic ambush points . Seems smaller tubes in natural colors and reaction strikes with jerk/twitch baits in a perch pattern were the ticket . Both The Smallies and walleye (evening bite) we were crushing them .
I didn’t have a chance to take fish pics , I apologize. No giants but steady 1-3 lb fish .
Also found a beauty sandy beach area , on a small island SCORE !
Cool note !!My kids were wading the rocky area of the island looking for minnows and crayfish and my son found what looks to be a legit carved arrow head, you can only imagine their imaginations running wild over at the camp fire that night over this discovery.
Great trip , family loved it, everyone is gassed Including both dogs , and trust me ...it’s an extreme challenge to tire out a Belgian Malinois working dog lol.