What a difference a week makes, eh? Week two guests fought through some pretty tough conditions during the week but had great fishing. Week three guests were pretty much blessed with both, great weather AND great fishing.
As is typical here in the month of June, camp is comprised of a lot of familiar faces with some guests having come for over 30 years, and a smattering of some new faces which is always nice to see and to make new friends. The multi-species bite continued with overall excellent numbers for the week and also the continued post-Covid trend of seeing even more trophy fish being caught and released. Kurt Abell’s party of four released 48 walleye greater than 18″ alone, including several in the 24-26″ range. Charlie Sparr, part of the Bowen party, took top walleye honors for the week releasing a beautiful 28″ eye. In total the three couples released over 40 walleye >18″. Chris and I even got in on the action one night for just a couple hours and easily put 4 eaters on the stringer and released 2-18″, 1-19″, 1-20″ and a 22″ walleye.
The northern pike and smallmouth bite continued the hot trend during the week also with many big northerns being released and some hefty smallmouth in the 16-20″ range. Hopefully some folks send in some more pictures of their catches as it really was another great week in camp!
Pizza night was a big hit again as guests enjoyed a break from all the fantastic fish frys they are able to enjoy during the week. Rumor has it Chris has a little different treat in mind for this week…
In other camp related news, the water is SLOWLY starting to come down! We have reclaimed about 10 feet of our parking lot (boat launch still not useable at the landing), and here in camp some of the lower lawn is drying out and the permanent docks aren’t floating quite as high as they were! Baby steps… Another good news item is the water has warmed up to the point that we can wade in it now in sandals and shorts without losing feeling in your feet in 15 seconds. Progress has been slow and much work will remain to be done when the water recedes enough that everything can be worked on once it’s not under water. Until then, our “work arounds” are keeping us up and running and our guests have been so kind, appreciative and supportive! We so appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as life here continues to be anything but “business as usual” and with everyone’s help and understanding we are still seeing lot’s of smiles from our guests.
Until next week, stay safe, stay tuned and Fish On!