Dec. 8 -28 cold start +6 First group of the season did well today. Fishing in 18' they caught some nice fish lot of eater fish and some big ones. Broke a few lines and lost a pole. But they still had fun.
Dec. 3 lite snow 22 Fishing is awesome right now with guys catching over 100 a day. Looks like a good start this year. Now if we can dodge the snow and add some ice . We are hoping to pull houses tomorrow. It's going to be cold this weekend hopefully it won't stun the fish too bad. No deer harvested as Jean did not see a buck and the 8 I saw were yearlings .
Nov. 12 cold 9 All the ducks are gone for the winter. Well the ones that stayed in the bay any how. The bay is frozen solid with up to 2" of flat ice. Now all we need is for the lake to follow that. Bookings are coming fast so don"t wait too long. Fishing forecast is very good as every year the shiner run is good. The fishing is as well . Two years ago was a strong year for shiners and we saw the best ice fishing in years.
Oct. 27 windy cold 30's We have had a busy week. Getting ready for winter and enjoying the last days of nice fall weather. Duck hunting has been slow this week. But was the best I have seen since I came up. Trapping season opened yesterday and I was able to catch a few muskrats. Fishing was o.k. yesterday as Jean and Myself were able to catch 7 in 1.5 hours. Warm weather for the weekend will help in getting things done.
Oct. 12 windy/ wet 60's Even with the rough water the fish were still biting. We haven't seen the real big walleyes yet. There out in the 30'+ water. Walleyes are running good in 17' and 25' . Saugers are in between 18'+.
Oct. 10 sunny 70's If you like too fish stay home. Because what's happening now can't be call fishing. IT'S CATCHING Jean and I went out at 4:00 and caught 14 fish in less than 30 min. . Walleyes ran14.5-17"and the saugers ran 14". [some were fried by 6:00]
Oct. 8 cool / sunny Fishing has been good the last two days . Yesterday the walleyes bit good and today the saugers out did the walleyes. Fishing has been in 14'-17'. We have fresh shiners and will have live ones as long as we can.
Oct. 5 rain/wind Rob, Allex, and Me went duck hunting and shot 15 ducks . We would have limited but the wind was making it tough. We shot 5 boxes of shells and came up one duck short.
Oct. 2 rainy cool The forecast looks grim for Sat. . But on the upside the duck hunting is very good right now. Robbie keeps shooting nicer drake wood ducks every time he goes. Jason is coming home to see if he can still shoot anything. So Rob, Jason , Me and maybe Charlie are going to swift ditch to get some ducks. I bought 4 boxes for Jason at the price of shells I hope he still knows how to hit. Fishing is still going strong in the shallows.
Sept. 30 70's p/c Jean and Myself went out fishing and caught our limit. The only thing wrong was we went out to 28' . It took us 3+ hrs. to catch our fish. Mean while everyone in 17' were catching more fish and faster. So why go out so far? Shiner and jigs
Sept. 24 75 calm Fishing has heated up in the shallows. Big run of shiners in the river has brought the fish to the south end of the lake. 18' in the gap has produced the best keeper walleyes from 17"-19' . Filling the buckets. Big N.Pike showing up as well.
Sept.16 breezy warm Jean and I went out and caught two nice walleyes for supper. We fished in 27' with no catches. So we moved into 25' and that's where we caught them. Jigs and shiners.
Sept. 14 cool light rain eve. The fish are starting to show in 26' in front of Pine. The guys said they caught 100 fish. Tough lot were small there were lots of keepers and some real bigs. Jigs and shiners.
Sept. 12 cool breezy The fall weather is finally here. Now all we need is the shiners to run. Which will bring the walleyes down from up north. The last week has produced some nice fish in front of Pine. This weekend is grouse opener and deer. On Tuesday I was lucky enough to get a nice black bear. On Wed. we cut it up and grilled steaks. Man that was good.
Sept. 5 warming up Last 10 days were hot wet then cool . The walleye fishing has been steadly improving. We are seeing some limits from in front of the island between 28'and 16'. ( depends on the day) I went bear hunting and saw three bears that ranged from 80 lbs. to 160 lbs.. The purple martens left on the same day again. Aug.28 The orioles left around the 3rd.
Aug. 27 hot Went out fishing yesterday and it took 3 hours to get 12 fish . Most were saugers. We did get 6 walleyes 4 were 17+". The big school went north with the return of the heat. Garden I sland is where the biggest group is.
Aug. 23 warm sunny The weather is warming and the fishing really hasn't changed . Walleyes are still off of Long Point. We have seen a few walleyes along Pine in 14'-16' lot's of small fish and some slots as well. Thank goodness for the saugers this summer as they have produced all summer.
Aug. 15 Finally some warm weather in the forecast. The fish are moving back to our end of the lake. The last few days they are catching some nice fish 2 miles out. And they are still off long point as well. Tuesday saw two more muskies off Rasberry Island.
Aug. 4 cool and nice Light winds today made it a great day for fishing. The last three days we seen two walleyes 31.5and 31.25 . That along with lots of high 20's is what makes August one of the best months for big fish. Also a very good musky month in the east part of the lake. Last tuesday Monte and I went to Morson , Where I caught a 44"and 42" musky.
Aug. 3 still cool and breezy The last 2 days Grant has been chartering. Fishing 2 miles north of Lemm's in 34' and catching very nice walleyes. Lots of slots and limits of 17-19" walleyes. It seems they are getting closer to the south shore. Down on this end 32-34 is producing slots and saugers.
July 26 windy cool The walleyes have started to bite on the south shore. All summer there has been lots of fish that don't bite. Well they are starting to go now. One guest caught a 30.25" walleye as well as some nice keepers. The fish are from 29'-32" out from Pine. All methods seem to work.
July 15 sun warm Fishing the last couple days up north Garden area has been pretty good. We pulled spinners with nc. and jigs with fz. shiners. Lots of slot walleyes as well as keeper fish. On the south end we have been out 29'-32' where down rigging is doing better than bait. Fish seem to be about the same.
July 12 warm rain Fishing has been spotty on the south end. But if your willing to sort the small fish you can do all right. Today 29' off the field with spinners and leeches was good. Rigging out front in29'-32'was putting out a lot of slots and overs. As well as some nice walleyes and saugers.
July 5 hot sun The last 5 days have been on the warm side with mid 80's and little wind. Fishing has slowed during this heat. Fish that are going seem to be in 8-14' along Pine. Some fish out 2 miles are coming on plugs down rigging.
June30 sun warm The fishing in the deep has come around. As the fish flies start to hatch the walleyes move out to eat them. Rick and the family went down rigging with good success . Dean and wife pulled spinners in 32' with nc. . They had really good fishing. We also had people in the 18'-22' pulling spinner with minnows. That also worked good.
June 27 cloudy cool windy The wind came about 2:00 yesterday and hasn't slowed yet. Yesterday early in the am . Jean and I went trout fishing in Canada (pic. on facebook) at Souix Narrows. Nice in the morning then the wind came . But we already had our two trout. Fishing here has been the same in shallows still the best.
June 24 hot sun wind The wind died down in the late afternoon enough to go fishing . Jean and I went to our usual spot 7' by the last red buoy . We kept six fish for lunch and caught over thirty (lots of smalls) fish. We also had 4 slots 2-21" 22"and a 26" walleye. Joel and Eillen were close by and caught a pair of 19" as well as others they kept.
June 23 rain sun breezy Fishing has been a roller coaster the last two days . With yesterday
being real good. Today has been slow but now that the rain is gone and the sun is out it may change.
Charlie and Jim did well yesterday in shallow water in the gap. Lots of keepers and some big slots.
June 20 hot sun no storms Fishing was a little slower with the heat and no wind. Yesterday Grant had a trip and went to the west bar of Garden. Fishing was red hot in the morning . But the wind died and so did the fishing . Out front the shiners are spawning and fishing is good in the shallows.
June 18 warmer and sun Walleyes continue to on the bite on the south shore . Fish are coming anywhere from 6'-20'. A few people are pulling shad raps in the shallows with good results. The shiners are coming in to spawn. So look to the shallows for good fishing for a while yet.
June 15 sunny warm Muskies and now huge northern pike. Yesterday guests caught 54" 48" and 44" pike along with lots of slot pike. Nice to have guys who listen when you tell them where to go. Walleyes were red hot out front in 6'-12' . Spinners and leeches or crawlers. Jigs with fz shiner or leeches. For the adventurer . The Bridges and Knight reefs are giving up lots of nice walleye and slob fish as well.
June 13 sunny warm What is up with the muskies?? For the second time this week a guest has caught a small musky. This one was about 27". Jean and I went out and did pretty good . We pulled spinners with n.c. and leeches. We had two slot fish in the low 20's and one line breaker. Jean bought me a 805 Broson Wildcat reel on a J Chiggins rod . If your under 60 you probably never heard of it. I love vintage gear for it's simplicity .
June 11 sunny warm Fishing has been a little slower but still catching lots of small fish. Seeing more fish on spinners and night crawlers. As well as live minnows on a jig. Some nice saugers are showing up as well.
June 6 sunny and warm 70 Fishing the last couple days is about the same . With lots of walleyes and some saugers. There has been a lot of slot fish as well. Tuesday we had a 31" walleye caught in 10' in front of the Island. Large pike are being caught as well though not in the usual spots.
June 2 frost and now cloudy Well at least it isn't raining again. The lake is at it's highest in the last 5+ years. We had another 2"thurs. and friday. But the fishing is still going very good. Last night Jean and I went and caught 20+ fish. Wayne and Becki were playing catch and release with a lot of slot fish including northerns.
May 28 pc 70 Beautiful day and awesome fishing. Last evening Jean and I when out in 4.5' of water and caught our limit in 1.5 hrs. . We caught 28" walleye and 29" northern as well as 8 keeper walleyes up to 19". And released some of the small ones as well. Today everyone got their limit ,some shallow some 18'.
May 27 sun - pc Fishing was pretty good even with the cloudy water and stronger current . The fish are being caught from 3'-19' with jigs and minnows doing the best . A few fish are coming on leeches. Anchoring is still the way to go as the water is still murky from the 3.4"-5" we got last Sunday.
May 25 warm sun Fishing in shallow is still the best. Jeff said it was better than last weekend. He and Joe caught lots of keeper sized fish as well as some nice slots. Jigs and fz shiners still the best. A few fish have come on cranks. But the wood in the water is making that tough. STAY SHALLOW
May 22 65 sun breezy n.e. We needed water and we got it in spades . After two days of rain up to four inches the lake level is good . Seems to be one foot higher as a result. The water is dirty but the fish are still on the spawning areas and biting. The weather outlook is nice and warm for the weekend. (We'll see)
May 18 cool light rain 65 Fishing is red hot This morning ther was a group of 7 that took a whole hour and twenty minutes to catch their limit. Lots of 16-19" walleyes coming of the spawning areas. Jigs and minnows or fz.shiners working the best. 30 people all catching lots of fish and having fun. 29.5"walleye the biggest at noontoday.
May 12 cool and less wind Jean and I went fishing this evening and she caught a 27" walleye. The fish are running big as females are moving into spawn. It's like first of April on the river. We saw lots of big walleyes caught and you had to work for eating size fish. But if you like catching huge walleye this is the time to come.
May 7 3:00 pm Hot temps. near 80 Jean and I went out for a ride in the boat to check the ice . Seems weird to check ice this time of year. We found we could get out to 20' and the water was pretty clear. From Morris point to Pine was open and it looks like everywhere other than in front of the island is good to go. Fishing this spring should last until at least July in shallow. But that's if we don't go right into summer.
May 1 cold windy 30's Well we will have lots of ice on the lake for the opener . Unless we get some real warm - hot weather soon. The bay opened shore to shore yesterday. And it's low just like last year in March. There is a lot of run off heading our way so hopefully the lake comes up.
April 4 30's sun and wind We still have a foot of snow on the lake and it doesn't look like its going anywhere. We will likely have some ice on the opener or it will have just gotten of anyway the fishing should be awesome.
Mar.17 - 25 sun The 2nd coldest day of the winter and it's March. One year ago was the last time I went icefishing last year. It was 75 above. The best fishing was 25 miles out by Garden Island.
Mar.14 35 sun The first thaw since Jan. 6 th . And winter is hanging on with the -10's and highs in the teens. Fishing is still going good way up north. Northern fishing has been slow but some nice fish have been caught. Snow is still thick on the lake so snow mobiles or tracks are the only way to get of roads.
Mar. 2 -4 to 30 sun The fishing has picked up on the reef with all limiting the last two days. Still getting mostly saugers. We have a few openings yet to go there this weekend. As far as the south end the fishing continues to be slow. I heard that the shiners were showing up at flag and oak so they are moving back to the main lake. call for reef fishing.
Feb. 24 sun calm 30 Finally it feels like winter is retreating. Reef fishing continues to be good. Yesterday I had a young boy of 7 years catch 3 slot walleyes and a 28" northern pike. Sure made dad proud. The group of 6 kept 42 fish. (less 4 tullees and the pike) Guys on there own with snowmobile have been
getting some really nice walleyes as well as some huge ones 30"+ in less than 18'. It is a short window of about an hour.
Feb. 18 Blizzard 6" snow 30+nw winds Reef fishing was pretty good for some. And down here was a little slower. Still more walleyes were caught on the south end than up north.
Feb. 15 cold light snow Fishing has improved in the shallower waters. With 14'-18' in the morning and evening. As well as 24'-28' most of the day. I went yesterday with Monte and we caught 6 keepers in two and a half hours. Not great but not bad.
Feb. 11 breezy 20 Yesterday we had 6" of snow and 40+ mph winds. Fishing has been spotty on the reefs with some houses doing ok with 18 fish and others with 8 . Down here yesterday it was 10- 14 per house with some nice walleyes . We are fishing between 20+ and 27'. And will probably go shallower.
Feb. 7 mild light snow Fishing has improved at least back to what it's been most of the winter. WE are fishing our first people up north. Reports are mixed there to.
Feb. 4 still cold They keep saying there is a warm up coming . If they named Alberta clippers we would be at z. This was the worst weekend for fishing anywhere on the lake. Everyone is scrambling to find something better. And we are heading with a few houses to the reefs .(even with reports not so good)
Jan. 31 cold sun and windy -40 wc The cycle just keeps going from warm to cold. The last few days we are seeing more walleyes. But the numbers are still a round 8-12 fish kept per house. As well as some nice slot fish.
Jan. 27 sun / warm The fishing yesterday was good for some and so so for others . This year you have to work hard to catch the fish. The morning and evening seem to be the best lately . The best house yesterday kept 20 with a couple slot fish. The rest were 8-12 per house. There were several other slot walleyes caught.
Jan.24 -38 cold and cloudy Fishing is still the same with some slots and around 10 keepers per house. Not the best fishing but far from bad.
Jan.19 sun / cold Fishing was pretty good yesterday with the cold and wind. Quite a few slot fish from 22"-26". The houses ran 11to 12 fish kept on average.
Jan.18 snow 18 Fishing was just o.k. with houses keeping 10 fish on average. Also some of the biggest tulibes I have seen. The reports are about the same around the lake some days your the top and other your not. We need a little more snow and we'll start heading north.
Jan.17 cold then warm Just like every week so far. And the fishing seems to follow the weather with up and down. Yesterday as the cold front brought us some -20's fishing was real good in the morning. There were lots of nice walleyes . The bigs were 27.5, 26,26,25.25 and24 as well as a few that were just over 19.5.
Jan.14 cold sun Finally dug out of the snow and getting house moved . The fishing today was better with several walleyes in the 22"-27" as well as some nice keepers. Still getting lots of tullees and small fish. Only house that fished all day had 17 w/s and 15 tullees.
Jan. 12 am BLIZZARD Slow going but people are getting out. Fishing was as good as it's been lately with a few walleyes and lots of saugers. Still running small.
Jan.9 cloudy/ warm Fishing is still about the same some doing all right and other not. The majority of the fish are still saugers. Some big walleyes are being caught as well.
Jan.7 cloudy / warm The fishing was better today with some nice walleyes as well as the saugers. The fishing over all has been lots of small fish as we have had a couple strong year classes in a row. That means the future looks good. As for now you just have to deal with the little devils.
Jan. 5 sun / cooler Another cold start with -2 rising to 16 As the weather goes so does the fishing . It seems that we go up and down . They are still catching enough fish to have a good fish fry and take some home. Best house had 17 and the rest were between 8-15 per house. Still getting lots of smalls.
Jan. 4 sun / nice And as it seems when the weather is nice the fishing was slow. Lot's of tulebes and a few big walleyes . But all in all a slow day.
Jan. 3 breezy/ warming The fishing was good all day. And with that the group I had out caught there limit . Also a nice 28.75" walleye they released. [pic. on facebook] Most of the fish are still saugers yet.
Jan. 2 nice /light snow Fishing was good in the morning and slowed in the afternoon. We had some real nice walleyes kept as well as a few 25+"slots released. All in all it was a good day with everyone having a fish fry last night.
Jan.1 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Cold start then warming. The weather and fishing were about the same. As the day warmed so did the fish. With a few slot walleyes and some nice saugers. And lots of small fish.
Dec.30 snow / 17 Fishing was still about the same . With catches ranging from 9-16 a house. There were a few slot walleyes caught with 25" at the top. Saugers are still dominating the fish kept.
Dec. 29 light snow / colder Fishing was slower for most . The best was 21 fish for 5 people in a house. The rest averaged 8 per house. We had a couple slot walleyes and big perch.
Dec. 28 cloudy / mild We had about the same as yesterday with more slot walleyes. Most of them were 24"-25" walleyes. One was a 30" and was released. The fish kept were still around 15 per house. It isn't great but not bad. Half ton trucks are driving out as the thinnest we found is 13".
Dec. 27 cloudy/ warmer 17 We had a couple of close to keeping , with two 27" walleyes . But fore the most part it was a busy day for the anglers. Lots of small fish kept them going all day. The average seemed to be 14 keepers per house. One group consisting of dad, mom,daughter,and granddaughter caught 8 walleyes at 18" and 10 nice saugers. Also the girls released a 24" and a 27" walleyes.
Dec. 26 sun / cold Well here we go again. We fished a family of 4 [the two boys were young ] and they
kept 28 fish most were 12+ " saugers , along with some 14-16 " saugers and a couple nice walleyes.
Dec.23 sun/cold -10 am. The fishing was good for Brian and son Allex who caught 70 fish and kept 15 fish yesterday. They could have kept one more but were holding out for another 18' walleye . Today it was Steve and his son Casey and friends from I. Falls. They ended up with some real nice walleyes and saugers. Some of them kept their limit but all had at least 4 real nice fish. MERRY CHRISTMAS from all of us at Randall's.
Dec. 20 sunny/ cool The fishing the last few days hasn't really changed. Still mostly saugers in 23'-26' . Walleyes seem to be in the shallows still so I would guess that the shiners we have are in there to.
Dec.17 cloudy / mild Fish ran a little bigger today but the bite was slower. Sunday some did real good and others said it was slow. Everyone is still catching lots of saugers.
Dec. 15 cloudy /warm 35 Fishing was good for the most . The bite was good in the morning and up till 4:oo pm. The evening was dead go figure. Walleyes are coming to the shallows and the saugers are in 23'. Fish kept is still in the 20 per house range . With alot more than that released. [NO RAIN OR SNOW HERE]
Dec. 14 sun / nice Fishing was great in the morning in the fog but slowed until the last hour. Most everyone had a nice bucket of fish. The one on there own that went deeper said it was slow. Saugers are still dominating the catches.[just like the start of last year] Fish in the shallows are mostly walleyes and are caught early and late in the day.
Dec. 13 cloudy / mild Fishing continued the realy good one day slower the next. Today was the slower but they still caught some real nice walleyes. The group fished 1/2 a day and brought in 19 nice fish tonight.
Dec. 12 light snow / warmer The low was-13 last night. But warmed over night. Everyone limited with real nice saugers leading the way. The walleyes were 18"for the most part. There were even a few slot fish released.
Dec. 11 snow am clear cold pm The fishing slowed a little today. I think it's the cold front that did it. They still caught fish and lots of little throw backs.
Dec. 10 am clear -4 The first group is on the ice and fishing. The portable that were next to us did very good yesterday. We had 6" of snow [the light fluffy kind] and the trails are in good shape for atv's. I will continue as reports come in. [as of 10:30 there was a 26" and each had kept 4 walleyes] The all day group kept 18 walleyes and the 1/2 day guys kept 14 mixed and 3 slot fish. It pays to use frozen shiners.
Dec. 8 snowy / mild The first houses out of Bostic this year. People who know me know that has never happened before. The ice on the bay at the thinnest is 6.5" and on the lake it's up to 9+". So if the wind is o.k. tomorrow I hope to fish. The water looks clear again.
Dec. 7 clear / cold Hopefully our first real cold night . The ice on the bay is o.k. for atv. travel . And the ice on the lake is blown back. There is a good 6+" on the lake so hopefully we will start pulling a few houses on Sun.
Dec. 5 pm NO GO The ice on the bay is only 3.5" . Not even enough for four wheelers. We need cold and thurs. night we will get some so monday looks like the earliest we'll get houses out. SORRY
Dec. 5 windy /28 Strong south winds have blown the lake open from Graceton Beach to Pine Island. Lucky for us is the area we fish is still there. I am going out to see how far out we can get. And check the ice thickness.
Dec. 4 cold and windy teen's The wind has blown a gap in front of Pine Island. The big sheet has spun and made a high ridge of ice in places . Lucky for us it looks good were we cross so were going out to look at it tomorrow. The Graceton access looks good for once.
Dec. 2 warm 35 We needed to shrink the snow so now we need the cold. It's looking ify for the houses by the weekend . But you never know. The forecast is for a cold front Monday so we'll see.
Nov.29 cloudy 17 Well were back and almost ready. Deer hunting was good I shot a little buck and a big buck. Jean almost shot one but when the safety clicked all she saw was the tail. There is three in. of ice on the bay as of this afternoon. And 2"-4" on the lake with spots were the snow drifted only 1/2".
Nov.1 cool/ windy The fishing has slowed down as the strong wind has clouded the water. This has been one of the coldest falls I have seen. We are going to see if deer hunting is better. There are lots of them running around. So maybe Jean can get hers this year.
Oct.21 cloudy / mild 50 Fishing has gotten real good out front of Pine Island the last three days. Everyone in camp limited out and caught slot and a few over 28" walleyes . You still have to sort because of all the young fish from the last two year classes. 18' with jigs and frozen shiners just east of the pine was the best.
Oct. 18 RAIN AND MORE RAIN /breezy Well it looks like were back to normal. It's nice to have some moisture going into winter. But for those brave enough to go out the walleyes were willing. Fish are coming in shallow water 15'-19' with frozen shiners. Live bait has been working with the clearer water as well.
Oct.16 SUNNY / 60'S What a nice couple days we've had and the fishing has been great also. Fish are coming in from 15'-19' in front of the Morris Pt. gap . Lots of nice walleyes and some slot fish as well. But the forecast is another cold front tonight with n.w. winds. Water temps. are back up to almost 50.
Oct.9 snowy rain / wind The weather is more like Nov. than Oct.. Cool week and wind has slowed everyone down as far as fishing. The only place is the river and the fishing there has been ok. The lake is still dirty from all the wind we've had . But the forecast looks good after this.
Oct. 4 SNOW / WIND Yuck it's to early for this stuff. But I hope this doesn't mean a long fall. When we seem to get snow now we have late ice. Any way it it what it is . Fishing was good when we could get out the fish are in the shallows and walleyes are being caught in good numbers. Shiners are still not realy running in the river . But with the rain maybe there will be some current now. Ducks are flying and the bears are sleeping . Winter is on the way.
Sept. 26 sun / warmer Finally no wind and sunny skies. Fishing is still good and the water is clearing. Ducks and geese have been pouring in to the area. Grouse are being taken in good numbers and yet I can't get a break on My bear hunting. I have been after a large colored boar and he's not playing fair . As he only comes at night and it's late.
Sept. 21 COLD/VERY WINDY Feels like late Oct. rather than Sept. Highs in the 40's wind there too . No fishing to report today just weather. Grouse hunters have had some good results. And duck season opens tomorrow . But I think the wind has sent them headed south as a flock of snow geese just flew by.
Sept.19 windy /cool Yesterday Monte and I went out to 24' in front of the pine and did very good . We were using gold strobe jigs and frozen shiners. The biggest we caught was 24" and we went through three bags of shiners. Most of the fish were small walleyes and saugers. But we did keep 5walleyes and 3 saugers which isn't bad for a couple of hours of non stop catching. The water is cloudy with algee and it looks to be the end of the bloom. So the water should be clearer in the next few days.
Sept.14 sunny / 65 NO WIND The fish are moving in and everyone is catching them if they are jigging. The fish are thick in 27-30' in front of the Morris Point Gap. No skill required just an anchor and live fat heads. Oh the canadas are thick as well.
Sept. 12 cool/ breezy The wind has refused to lay down this week. Fishing yesterday was tough but worth the effort. According to guest We have. They fished Long Point and did well catching a mix of slot and keeper walleyes. Anchor and jigs was the ticket for them.
Sept. 11 hot / windy The last 4 out of 5 days have been very windy . The fish are starting to come in with afew in the river and some of Pine Island. The best fishing is still up in the garden Island area. On this end it's 6 miles out in 32' . I have been chasing black bears and getting some nice trail cam. pic.. Grant has started a guide service for bear hunting and has had 2 real nice bears harvested. Not bad for I think 6 hunters.
Aug. 29 warm / breezy Wind has been the issue the last two days 10-20 out of the south. I had a trip yesterday ( as Grant is guiding bear hunters this week) we pulled plugs and ended with a nice catch of walleyes and saugers. Rick and the boys did good with spinners and night crawlers in 13-20' out in front of Pine Island. He said it was better than down rigging for him. A few geese were gotten by the hunters but the south wind and warm temps are holding the geese up north yet.
Aug. 22 sun / hot 86 The last three days the fishing in 13-16' in front of Pine has been outstanding . With nice 16-18" walleyes in good numbers and right now your all alone there. I knew the cold weather would bring the fish in . They are feeding on shiners but want a crawler on a spinner.( go figure) The rest of the lake is the same but it sure is nice to have the fish close again.
Aug. 17 sunny /72 Yesterday seemed like Sept. with the high of 64 and wind nw at 30+ mph.. Fishing today is a little slow but we are still catching fish. I think the cool weather will get the walleyes moving to the shallows very soon. Most the fish are coming up by the feild in29-32'.
Aug.12 The weather has been outstanding with highs in the low 80's -mid 70's . Rain has been nice and short. The fishing has been the best it has all summer lot of over 28" and 18-19" walleyes being caught this weekend . Bait fishing has been producing some of the biggest fish along with good number . Look for the walleyes to be in the 27'-30'depth and should be heading into Pine Island very soon.
Aug. 5 sun/ cool Almost fall like with 48 this morning . Storms and wind the last couple days has made fishing a little tough for small boats. Grant had a trip on Friday and they limited by noon. Rick and Brian fished today in the big waves and did alright. Still catching fish on night crawlers in 29-32'.
July 29 still hot /sun Fishing continues to be a mix of lots of slot fish and nice 17+" keeper walleyes. Everyone who went out this weekend caught lots of fish . Fish are being caught anywhere from 5 miles out to the mid lake. The group from Grand Meadow did very well and were in by 2:30 . ( I think because of the heat) pic. in the photo page
July 23 still hot / sun We got a little rain yesterday and 2+" hail. Lucky for us there was only a small amount that fell. Fishing was very good again this weekend for those who endured the heat. Bait fishing on the reefs and spinners in 32' or 5 miles out was really good on sat. Down rigging was good all over. Sun. I went musky fishing and had a day that I wouldn't believe if someone told me. First fish was a nice 36", the next was a real good 46.25", and when I thought that was a great day. I caught a 48.5" musky and had 5 follows which alone would be a good day.(pic. on facebook)
July 19 hot / sun The bite has continued to be very good this week. We are finding walleyes in some not so normal places. The Graceton reef for instance, has been good for a couple weeks now. Also out in front of Pine Island in 19-22' has been on and off. But down rigging is good from 5 miles out to Garden Island. Garden Island as well as most of the reefs have been producing big numbers of slot walleyes . So all of those who wanted the big walleyes the time to come is now.
July 13 hot / light rain and sun Fishing has been good out in front of Pine or out to Long point . Seems any place you pull a spinner with a night crawler you catch some fish. The reefs up north have been the best. Down rigging has been good 6-12 miles out. We caught some nice mid 20's today.
July 7 nice / sun Fishing was great for almost everyone . Down rigging 3-15 miles out was very good . Bait fishing in front of Pine was good for those pulling spinners with n.c.. Jig fishing was o.k. most were out about 10 miles.
July 5 hot breezy/ sun The fourth was full of fire works, storms in the after noon and the display at Baudette. Fishing was good in the morning and the rain kept everyone in most of the day. The big school is 8-15 miles out with lot of walleyes all along.
July 2 hot/ stormy Grant had a trip in the heat and humidity for 5 people. As luck would have it they were able to limit out before the storm came. The fishing has been outstanding the last 4 days. Bait fishing or down rigging it doesn't matter. The fish are out in the mud in 34' about 8 miles out.
July 1 sun / hot The stable weather has really turned the big walleyes on . We had two 29+ fish come in for mounting. And reports of lots of slot fish coming from every one. One 29.5" was caught by 3 year old Drew with a little help from dad. The other was caught on a jig and shiner . Both fish came from 34' of water in the middle of the lake.
June 30 sunny/ hot Finally no wind!! The bite was good today out 8-10 miles with some nice walleyes and lots of over 19.5" fish. In by pine there are still some nice walleyes but they are getting less and less everyday. Jigs and shiners or down rigging was the ticket out deep. Rick and family had a great day with a nice limit for the 5 of them.
June 26 hot / windy The bite out in front of Pine Island is still going good with some nice catches of 17"-18" walleyes. And up north by Little Oak and Garden Island the bite is even better. Most fish are coming on spinners with min., night crawler, or leech. Jigs and frozen shiners are still producing in the deeper waters.
June 23 sun /warm Just like the weather the fishing has gotten better. The walleyes are coming from 28' as well as 20' or less . Lots of saugers in the deeper waters. And lots of 12"-14" walleyes in the shallows. One needs to be patient in both areas as the fish are some what scattered yet. Down rigging has been slow yet.
June 20 rain /warm After a week of up and down weather it looks like we're in for a break. Hopefully the sun and good weather will get the fish going again. Walleyes have been going in 26'-32' along the border. Some nice walleyes and big northern have come from the shores of Birch Beach. And they have been doing good on the reefs up north.
June 16 rain / breezy Short shower and 20 mph. west winds. Fishing has been fairly good the winds not so much. I went out at 6:oopm and caught around 15 fish in 2.5 hours . Most were saugers with a few nice walleyes that almost got into the boat. It was one of those days when they just came unhooked at the top. Boats have been running up to Garden as the fishing has been good up there for a couple weeks now.
June 12 cool / windy After three days of rain and wind we went out to find where the fish were at. The water out front was dirty so we went out to 29' in front of the jetty in front of Zipple. We caught more slots than keepers using jigs and frozen shiners or live fat heads.
June 8 hot / windy Fishing is still going strong along Pine Island in 6-10' using jigs and min. or spinners and night crawlers.
June 7 hot / light winds No change in the fishing . Still going strong in the shallows drifting spinners with night crawlers. And in the deeper water jigs and frozen shiners.
June 5 hot / calm If you like 80's for temps. this is the place too be . The warmer weather has the fish feeding pretty good. Fish are being caught all around the lake and with the lack of wind you can go where ever you want. The deep bite is going again with nice catches coming from 28' out front as well as along the island. The sun and heat are making it seem like July .
June 3 clouds / cooler Beautiful day and great fishing to go with it . Fish are coming from the shallow water of Pine Island. Spinners with leech or night crawler are working well. And the jig bite in 15-18 feet was very good. The shiners are spawning in the shallows and has brought the walleyes back in. This should last a week or so.
June 2 Three days in a row And the fish liked it!! Fishing was great today for those who stayed close. Anywhere from 6'-18' was awesome. One group said it was the best they ever had and they have been coming for years. Jared went out and caught lots of nice sized walleyes with three slot fish in a couple hours.
June 1 sun / warm Fishing was good for everyone , well almost. Rick started out with the jig fishing and caught most of their fish doing that. But everyone who knows him knows if there not jumping in he's off to something else. Today that was down rigging, after all it is June. He did catch a few doing that. The twin's caught their first fish with a little help.