In 1983 Bill Hamblin (author of 120 Days) caught his very first musky from Georgian Bay. It was a 42-pound giant. He has been hunting muskies on the Bay ever since.
“There comes a time in every man’s life when the thing to do is go fishing…” Bill Gardner
120 Days is the story of Bill Hamblin’s quest hunting giant muskies on Georgian Bay during the 2015 fishing season. Join Bill in the boat as he feels the exhilaration of doing battle with these rare leviathans of the deep, and suffers the agony of going fishless for days at a time.
Meet the fishermen and fisherwomen that are a part of his journey both on and off the water. Travel throughout the scenic reaches of Georgian Bay from the foothills of the La Cloche Mountains in the north to Severn Sound in the south.
It is a story of success and failure, happiness and sadness, joy and frustration, action and contemplation. It is a story about life.
Great read! Not only did he catch the truth about the triumphs of catching some big girls he also showed the honest side of what Muskie fishing is about. The endless hours of pursuit of that one big one.
Also liked how he showed how the Muskie fishing community will help each other out and that it’s like a brotherhood/sisterhood.
Also showed the conversation side of catch and release to maintain a healthy stock in the Bay and it’s outlying areas.
If you haven’t read it i suggest you do