Fishin' with my kid at Cranberry Lake

I don't get out to fish as much as I'd like to with my daughter Lisa.  I know I've should have done this more when she was younger but the little fishing that we did do, I know she enjoyed it.  Now, I'm trying to make up for lost time.

This past week Lisa and I went to Cranberry Lake that's just outside of LaPorte Indiana.   Cranberry is a private lake and I have a membership there.  What's nice about that is that the lake is never crowded, won't ever get over fished, and with the good fish management that's going on there, I can go there at just about any time and have a great day on the water.

We fished from about 9 am to 2 pm.  Lisa got the first fish and the last fish of the day and quite a few in between.  All in all we got well over 40 bass.  I was able to hook into one decent catfish.

Most all of our fish came on a wacky worm.  They've often worked very well there.  But toward the end of our day, I tied on a darter head jig tipped with a three inch motor oil color grub.  I should have done this earlier.  Four casts in a row and I got four bass.  After one unsuccessful cast, I got another, then another and then one more.  I didn't experiment with other color grubs or baits  so I can't say if it was the color or the change in bait profile.  Doesn't matter.  It was a good day.

Both Lisa and I took some photos and want to share them here for you.  We didn't get any trophy fish but that wasn't why were were there.   I say we succeeded in spending some father/daughter quality time together that passed too quickly because we caught so many fish.  We'll be going back to Cranberry Lake and spending more time together fishing real soon.


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