August 7, 2019 – The walleye are finally, and slowly, moving onto the reefs
It seems as though the walleye are finally starting to work their way out of the shallow weed edges and onto the reefs. They are still scattered on the reefs but can be marked in large numbers, with quite a few suspended in the deep water adjacent to the reefs, and some caught sporadically on top. It seems as though they aren’t totally feeding in these locations yet, but should start soon.
I was fishing with some friends on Sunday and we found a couple of active schools and caught some pretty good numbers. We were fishing all of the humps around Red Rock. I was out again on Monday guiding some new guests and whenever we would pull up to a spot we would catch 3 or 4 walleye and then that would be it. Once the active ones were caught that spot was dead and onto the next. We managed to catch an alright number of fish with some decent size, the biggest being 19.5″. On Monday we went all over the lake from Gull Rock down to 7-70, and seemed to mark and catch a few fish on every hump we stopped at.
The weather has been relatively cool thus far. We have had some really hot spells, but they don’t normally last more than a day or two and it still cools off at night. It has made sleeping very nice! We haven’t had a lot of rain, but it has been enough to keep the water levels normal. Getting through the narrows is easy, and I have not heard any news on getting into Hut in the last two weeks. I imagine it is still very manageable though.
The new workshop beside the lodge is really coming along! The roof is up with the tin on, and the doors and windows are all in. The guys expect to start siding the walls this week and then it is just a matter of finishing up the inside! To say the least I am very excited to have adequate storage and a place to work on rainy days. I haven’t been taking as many progress pics as I should, but the carpenters have, so I will get some from them and get them up online for all to see.