The local expert Dan L. who is beating all the locals with his fly rod in hours per fish told me to get out there in the morning (or evening) and fish the inlets. I was heading for one and adjusting the canoe, started to retrieve and then WHOOSH....a lot water moving. And then hard to the bottom, then up in the air. Pretty exciting!
I got him beside the canoe and while fumbling with the camera it flipped into the air and was gone. In hindsight I should have gone for the net first by my net is only 19" long. This fish was around 34-36". Not a big one but much more active than pike that length.
I will return with my float tube as I have better control of everything including possibly freeing one those big flies which got tangled in underwater branches.