June 21, 2019
I would like to start off by saying thank you to everyone who has sent in pictures since my last update! I appreciate it, and I will be putting them up on the blog and on various Facebook posts to come.
The fishing is back to how it should be. Some days are still slower than others, but generally speaking we are back on track and seeing a lot of nice fish and stringers being caught. The hot spots seem to be about the same as my last post, in the current and off of wind blown points. I have tried fishing a few humps and haven’t had too much luck yet, maybe in another week or so.
Tyler was visiting this week to give me a hand with a few jobs and to do a little fishing in the evenings. We shot the rapids at the old bridge and went up to Barrel Falls on Wednesday evening. The bite started out slow, but escalated quickly and we were able to bring home 8 very nice Walleye. Shortly after finding the fish, however, they seemed to stop biting for about 20 minutes. That lull was brought to an end when I caught this 28″ monster:
It was a great trip and we had a lot of fun in the few short hours we were out!
The weather has been steadily improving. We haven’t had much rain, but the water levels are still average or even a little high. The temperatures have been warming up almost daily and the constant wind seems to be slowing down; it’s finally feeling like summer. The only problem with the warmer weather and lack of wind is it is bringing the black flies and mosquitoes out, I would recommend bringing bug spray and a thermacell for the evenings.
We have begun prepping the site for the new shed beside the lodge. In addition to the new pole barn we put up last year, we have demolished and moved our old shed and will be building a 40′ by 40′ shop that will include a living quarters for future staff. We have the site prep and excavation all completed and are waiting on materials to arrive which should be next week sometime. I am extremely excited to finally have an adequate space to work and store all of my tools and spare parts. It is also a nice relief to get rid of the old eye sore of a shed and get some of the clutter in the yard stored inside and out of sight.
Here are some progress pics of the site prep: