The Libertyville Fishing Club held its 15th outing for 2019 at Silver Lake on 8/24/19. Eleven members fished the outing. It was a calm, quiet morning and started with another beautiful sunrise. Although it started out calm, the wind picked up considerably by mid morning, making boat control difficult.
The bite was on immediately, and most boats caught lots of fish, but very few were big enough to score points. Both plastics and live minnows caught bass. Gregg Stockey and Yo Ying Chen both caught 16.5-inchers, but Carl Dilberg caught a 20" beauty.
The big fish contest species for this outing was muskie/northern, and many of us spent time targeting them. There were several stories at lunch of big pike that followed a bait to the boat or bit through someone’s line. Although several small pike were caught, nobody caught one big enough for points. Bass was backup for big fish, so Carl Dilberg won.
Overall 12 largemouth, 2 bluegill, and 1 rock bass large enough for points were caught for a total of 68 points. Congratulations to Carl for big fish and to Yo Ying who led everyone with 16 points!