What do you do after a week of catching lots of walleyes, pike, and trout? We were tired of being frustrated by curious but non-aggressive musky. My son Shawn and I had an idea on Friday. We are told that the perchmaster had a very sad story regarding his 2013 absence at VBL. We decided to be kind and allow him to live vicariously through us. We have been trying to convince Gord that there is a market for virtual fishing when guests like the perchmaster are unable to visit. We knew that only one thing could please this frequent VBL guest…a sink full of perch. But could it be done in August? Kurt is convinced that this is only a spring phenomenon. He wasn’t impressed with our results last year, so it was time to try again.
Shawn could hardly contain himself as he anticipated a day of perch fishing in the perchmaster’s secret spot. Could today be the day? It was like all the rest…hot, sunny and very little wind (I never broke out a jacket or rain coat). It turns out we had the spot all to ourselves.
Now Gord had prepared some special towels for the perchmaster and his partner-in-crime Mark, but they went unclaimed this year. We decided to put them to use after hunting down the elusive bull perch.
The fact of the matter is that a sink full of 50 perch is a pretty sight. We hope that the perchmaster enjoyed this virtual fishing adventure and are hopeful that he has mailed Gord his check for the experience? Now the perchmaster will likely whine that we should have filled it up with another 50 “dinks” but that’s not the way we roll. We left a few for them to catch this next spring.