We had a fun time today participating in the 2nd annual Fish On for Freedom event for veterans. Our five vets were all from Vietnam Veterans Of America Chapter 528 in Plymouth Michigan. We set up in 95 feet of water south of Ludington harbor. It was slow going for the first couple hours – no bites -no fish. We kept trolling south and finally found the fish. Our hot rods were our wire divers fished on or near the bottom. Eight inch Chrome Spin Doctors trailed by Spin-N-Glos and Dreamweaver’s new WhirlyGigs were the hot ticket today. We took 3 Lakers on dodgers and Spin-N-Glos. The Vets did a great landing the fish. We only lost a couple that were hooked up. The picture of them on the dock shows 13 fish, but we caught 14. There was a little confusion when the picture was taken and 1 of our big fish got left out of the pic. At the awards ceremony all 31 boats weighed their heaviest 3 fish. Our 3 fish total weight was 45.15 lbs. That was good for 1st place. We took 2nd place in the big fish division. Our biggest trout weighed 17 lbs. even. It got beat out by a 17.1 lb. Laker. The event was well run and a good time was had by all. We are already looking forward to participating again next year.