Finally, the warm days are here. In fact it is nearly 26c (82f) here today with bright sunny skies. And just in time. We are really ready for the arrival of Spring.
The warm sun is bringing water temperatures up and for the most part it is turning on the pike in the shallow waters, especially at Whitewater Lake. Here is a 26 mile long lake that is part of the Ogoki River system. It flows west to east. And anglers at both ends of the big lake scored big this past week. The Chase brothers, from the Milwaukee area each had a 40 plus Mr. Toothy, and both on the same day. WOW! Steve Arbaugh, of Harbor Springs, Michigan scored a 46 inch northern on the western end of the lake on a fly rod. Tyler has the story in his report.
Our podcast series on Chats with Master Anglers opens the mic to both Richard and Larry Chase from Milwaukee, and Steve Arbaugh of Harbor Springs, Michigan as they share tips about their successful trophy pike angling. Listen in by clicking here.
We now have 25 walleye over 26 inches caught and released in both the Ogoki and Albany River watershed. As for the pike we now have 30- forty inches or longer – in the 2009 record books. Click here to request your own copy of the Master Angler list for 2009.
Talk to you next week – and as always feel free to drop me an e-mail here or touch base by phone at 888-465-3474.