After a very long winter, the time finally came. Guests were weary of winter, and ready for some open water fishing. The weather forecast was for rain and high winds. Well, the winds came, but the sun was out all day long.
The buzz around camp was "did you find any shiners?". No, we didn't have shiners. But the fish bit on leeches, the fish bit on fatheads, and the fish bit on small sucker minnows!
It was one of our better openers in many years. Every boat that I talked to caught fish. Most of the fish were in the protected 18-23"
slot. But there were many reports of double digit catches per angler.
Not per boat, but per angler. There was no magic spot, either. The fish were reported being caught from Little Stony Point on the south end of the lake, all the way to the north end. The boats that were tough enough to brave the waves on the north end were rewarded with the most keeper size walleyes.
In addition to the walleyes, there were some nice northerns over 26"
caught. No report of a perch bite came in.
All in all, we had great weather and great fishing. A rare combination on Opening Day!
The fishing looks to be above average this spring. We have openings for the coming weekends including Memorial Weekend. Make plans now to get in on the action. - Joe Thompson, Four Seasons Resort 218-665-2231