Dean 2012

On June 18, 2012, it was just another day on Rutledge Lake.  The weather was good, the company was great, and the fishing was fantastic.  The fishing got even better when Rob Day from Edmonton landed and released after a 15 minute scrap, a nice laker weighing approx. 25  lb.  Once back in camp, there was some needling going on (Part of the fun, if you’re the lucky one)! The rest of the guys thought Rob might very well have the “MONEY” Laker on our first full day of fishing.
The next morning, we loaded up our gear and set out to beat the previous days catch.  Ten minutes later Dean DesRoches from Edmonton  hooked a trophy laker in the 25 lb. range.   After landing this beauty and getting some pics, Dean  released the laker back into the water.  A little more than an hour later, Dean was reeling in an even bigger laker in excess of 30 lbs!  This lunker was also released.  Before the trip was over, we had caught 7 between 20 – 30 lbs.  five were caught within a stones throw of camp.  Dean’s 30 lber turned out to be the “MONEY”  catch of the trip.  Although I don’t remember anyone actually paying Dean!