Out of One Office and into Another – Canada Day on Cranberry Lake

” lets get to work”

Figuratively, that is.  My two co-workers, Dave and Jordan, and I had put in a solid 9 day stretch at work right through the first two days of the Canada Day weekend.  You would think after 12 hours days the last thing we wanted to head to the office, But this was no ordinary office.  This was the kind of office where your coworkers are your buddies, your clients are cagey bucket mouths with a temper, and the wages directly proportional to how hard you want to work and how good your skills are.

Thankfully we are good at our jobs, so the pay was good!

We left Kingston around 6:30, grabbed our morning coffee and hit Highway 15, my gateway to all things fishing.

Getting up this early on or first day off in a while was tough, bit we all knew what was waiting for us so we did it gladly.   We had yet to decide on a lake and all had a serious craving for some bucket mouth action.  and Since we had all heard of the monster bass stories from cranberry and dog lake we decided to give it a go.  We had never fished the lake before and had nothing but our hard earned bass fishing experience to guide us.  With that, we fired up the 40hp on the green machine and ripped down the lake.  Didn’t take long to find a nice weedy cove and we were in business.  moments later we were hammering in to green gold at every weed bed edge and every floating muck pad.  This was the only way to relax after a hard week.

Fish were caught on every rig imaginable including wacky worms, texas rigged swim baits, crank baits and jig and pigs.  Definitely a big shout out to Lunkerhunt http://www.lunkerhunt.com/ for making such quality plastics.  Same goes for cotton cordell!  http://www.cottoncordelllures.com/

Bass started small, and gradually got bigger.  Things got interesting when Jordan hooked what he thought was the biggest bass he ever caught.  Turned out it was a decent sized dogfish (AKA. bowfin).  These characters showed up fairly often during the trip and were always huge.

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Me with a decent little bucket mouth.

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Lots of wildlife to bee seen on cranberry and plenty of ospreys.

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Dave with a pig he dragged out of the shallows.

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halfway down the lake we picked up a stalker who thought our boat would be a nice place to sun himself.   I always love seeing big snappers swimming around.  A true sign of a healthy lake.

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This office, definitely has a better view and is much more spacious!

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The clients were happy today and very cooperative!

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The wages were good!

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Fishing was good and the office was busy.

Best we have seen all year and its only the beginning of summer.  That being said, we will definitely be going back to cranberry.

Cheers from the Wild

Al

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