Most of my experience on large bodies of water comes from salmon and halibut fishing up in Alaska.
But on this week's "Outdoors with Lauren, I take that same approach but a little closer to home.
It's an early start to our adventure on Lake Michigan. A 4 a.m. departure is crucial to ensure we're on top of the fish when the bite is hot. I'm not used to being up this early, especially since I usually work nights, but I'm happy to be up, happy to be out on the water.
We head out onto an area of the lake that is more than 300 feet deep. We let our lines out using flashers and glow in the dark spinners.
We patiently wait for our fish to start biting. But the rolling waves take their toll. Who knew you could get sea-sick on a lake?
After feeding the fish our breakfast, that's when we start to see some action. One after another, the fish started biting.
We end up with four steelheads, which are stocked rainbow trout, and one king salmon.
While we would have liked to have more meat to stock in our freezers, I was just glad to get my feet back on solid land, a fish in my hands and stories to tell.
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