Press Lake Camp
Fishing and Hunting Camp

October 6, 2018 – Rain and Snow

Posted on October 6, 2018

Hi All,

Well Fall is definitely here. Over the last couple weeks the temperatures have dropped to close to freezing, dipping below freezing at night. Lots of rain, occasionally becoming snow, has brought the water levels up by about a foot. The lake is still low but a lot closer to where it should be.

The fish are still deep and schooled up. Walleye are being caught in 25-30 feet of water and can be tough to find, but once found there are usually a bunch running together. This time of year seems to always produce a steady supply of thicker walleye. The Smallmouth have moved up onto the tops of the reefs in 14-18 feet of water and can be caught in an abundance on a jig and a minnow or anything that looks like a Crayfish.

For those that were here during construction, our pole barn is complete. We had two local contractors build us a 20 by 40 poll barn where our garden used to be. It only took them about two weeks and they got it up! It looks great and is going to give us a lot of extra space to store things. Next spring I plan on moving ahead with the demolition of the shed beside the lodge and will be building a 40 by 40 workshop there. It will be nice to have adequate space to store things and to work, and we will be able to clean the yard up and store a lot more under a roof.

Here are a few pics of the barn:


Our not-so-little puppy turned 6 months on October 2nd. Cedar is about 45 pounds now and spunky as hell! Absolutely loves retrieving and rough housing.