Late summer Peak
Finally a good week of stable warm weather. Most of the daytime highs averaged in the high 70 seventies. Water temps warmed a little but overall the lake never hit what would be considered normal high temps of the mid 70s. The fishing really got good this week. Steve and Janis Ansley from Cary Illinois caught over 30 walleyes this week. Many of the Walleyes were in the slot but they were able to take home a limit of eaters. In the Photo attached is a picture both Janis and Steve Holding 24 inch plus walleye just prior to letting them go.
Kids this week had fun right on the main dock….started with The weekly fishing contest. then all through the week it seemed like everyone was catching nice pike,bass and panfish. We Had two families from New Richmond Wisconsin that caught a bunch of nice fish this week right off the dock. One of the kids in the group Tyler caught a 34 inch Northern, 10 largemouth bass, And several crappie . Also the other kids caught some real nice crappie up to 14 inches. It seems the Northern have moved in around the docks looking to cash in on all the panfish.
I took my daughter Carley out a couple of mornings right near the resort in the Channel…walleye were just stacked on the sand flat in about 15 ft of water…caught several big slot fish each time out…my daughter Carley age 9 is now officially hooked on fishing. All of walleyes were caught on standard lindy rigs with night crawlers.
Musky fishing picked up….Joe Demars who has been coming up for years caught two musky in one evening fishing weeds using big bladed bucktails. Also Ted Manning from Blaine Mn, caught two nice musky a 44 and 48 inch fish. Ted was up with his two daughters..they went up on the Float Plane for the first time…Ted reported the flight made his whole summer.
Water levels came up some in the last two weeks..with last week’s heavy Rain. Everything is still very green…expecting a very nice fall for colors.