You are probably thinking that the title for this particular blog is somewhat confusing. Let me explain. We normally try to give an update on the fishing so you can get an upclose report each week on what is biting for each specie and also what baits are working. We will do that but we thought we should make an announcement first on Mike Parenteau, our fishing guide, taking 2nd place in the large Walleye tournament that took place this past weekend in Wabigoon Ontario. In two days of fishing they were allowed to keep a total of 10 Walleyes and their total was close to 27 pounds. That is fantastic fishing and we are also very excited to let everyone know that Mike fished with the secret lure we have been talking about the entire weekend. A number of our guides fished the tournament and they all did very well so we know we have some of the best fisherman for guides in Northwest Ontario. Congratulations you guys!
Now on to the latest fishing report. I usually like to start out talking about what fish were caught, where they were caught and what they were caught on. This time it makes more sense to start out talking about the weather because that is making big headlines. It started raining about 10 days ago and it really has not stopped. We have short periods during the day that we get a reprieve but it has either rained, drizzled or thunderstormed each day for the most part. The lake was quite low in water level but has since come up about 10-12 inches. We still would like the lake to come up another 6 inches to give us a comfortable margin for the rest of the summer.
Walleyes have been fantastic and are biting on all live baits and some artificials. Crank baits such as Hot N Tots and Shad raps are catching Walleyes in the evening while live bait such as minnows, leeches and worms are working all day long. The average size of Walleyes is up also with 20-24 being common. Our secret lure iss till working unbelieveably well and guests are impressed at its success.
Pike are also on a good bite right now. One of our guests, Chris, was fishing with his dad this week and hooked into a 39 inch brute. We are starting to hear that the fish might be gaining in inches as the week is progressing. We told him the general rule that fish usually grow one inch per 100 miles on the drive home. He thought that would work for his fish.
Sorry to cut this short but gotta run. Big fish were caught and need to get to the dock to hear all of the tales.
Will update again very soon. Somebody needs to send some sun. Our grass will need to be baled.
Tue, June 19, 2012
by Dave Becker