Well another two weeks have flown by here in camp. For a month now the single most common guest comment on the fishing? “We can’t catch walleye small enough to eat”. That’s not entirely true as everyone (who wishes to do so), is taking home easy limits of the great eating 16-18″ walleye while continuing to release the brood stock fish >18″. What a tremendous difference it is making in supplementing what has always been a terrific lake for numbers of fish with even more trophy size walleye.
The weather remains DRY. We have had hardly any rain since our arrival here May 10th. The lake water level has held up remarkably well, to be honest, given the conditions. The fire hazard remains extreme and we continue to be under a fire ban, meaning NO open fires of any kind outdoors. The lake water is also extremely clear right now. The lack of rain and some good winds to stir it up has definitely resulted in incredible visibility in the water. Morning and evenings on clear, blue sky, calm days have definitely been best, but guests are finding some walleye (and of course northern) willing to bite about all day long.
We’ve had a number of guests make the easy trek back to Lost Lake and the results have been typical. A lot of fat chunky walleye coming to the boat and some decent northern also. Norm, John and John’s daughter Melissa went to Lost mid-week and boated 85 walleye and 17 northern in a half day of fishing. Not too bad I’d say.
No report would be complete without some mention of the fantastic smallmouth bass fishing we are also seeing. Guests have really been enjoying tangling with these bruisers commenting even the 16 inchers are thick, powerful fish, not to mention the tussle the 18-21 inch fish have been giving guests. Congrats to Sandy Bowen who sits atop the smallmouth leader board with a hog 21 1/2″ smallie.
The perch guys are doing real well also. Sure have seen a bunch of 10″ perch in the fish house the past two weeks and several pushing 13″. With some family coming into camp this week, a few of those perch might even find their way onto our table for a meal.
Week 5 (wow, already!) will soon be underway and another great crew of guests will be here to experience some great fishing, good food, great times in camp and some beautiful Canadian wilderness and wildlife.
Until next time, stay safe and Fish On!