June 12, 2019 – The fishing has improved, the weather is trying.
Well it has definitely been an interesting spring. The fishing for the first two weeks of the season was tough. The fish were scattered and a lot of patience was required between bites. Fortunately the size of the walleye wasn’t bad, not a lot of really big fish but quite a few around and just over 18″. Northern fishing was the same, slow and not a lot of big ones. The only fish that seemed to be be really active were the small mouth, with quite a few being caught and some really nice ones. The biggest being 22″!
Over the last week and a half however, things have started to look up. Summer is starting to arrive and the water temps are warming up. We are finally seeing numbers in the 60’s for surface temps, and the fish are starting to be found in their usual locations. Lots of nice stringers going into the fish house every night, and we had a very nice 40.5″ northern caught yesterday! The active spots still seem to be fairly shallow wind blown points, and in the current. The English River both entering and exiting the lake have been performing well, and so have the rock gardens.
The weather has been unseasonably cold and windy. We haven’t had a lot of rain, and most days have been pretty clear but the temps have been in the 60’s and 70’s most days. Over the weekend we had two very hot days in the 90’s, and then right back to cool and breezy. It’s good sleeping weather but I have seen lots of smoke coming out of the chimneys in the mornings.
I haven’t received a single picture of fish from this season yet, so if anyone has any and would like to forward them along I would appreciate it!