Master Anglers Add Up at Makokibatan - Wilderness North

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Master Anglers Add Up at Makokibatan

Wilderness North staffThis week at Makokibatan Lodge we welcomed the Kempf group of Wisconsin and while they did not all have the good fortune of becoming Master Anglers, they sure had fun and good fishing. The lone Master Angler was Loren of Onalaska, Wisconsin who caught and released a 26 ½-inch walleye on a twister tail and leech.

The Melton group from Indiana did have a lot of success with the BIG fish. Dave, the group leader, was sure proud of his 26-inch walleye caught on a jig, while Jim scored Master Angler three times with two 26-inchers and a 27-inch walleye all caught on jigs and leeches. Larry was both the group singer and a Master Angler with a 26 ½-inch “glass eye” on a jig, twister and leeches. Master Angler Jim caught his 26incher with a jig and leech as well.

Wilderness North trophy pike and walleye fishingLast week I forgot to mention our guests from Atlanta, Georgia – Ray who was with us from July 21 through July 27, caught a 30-inch and 31-inch walleye while being guided by Eli Baxter. Now that is some Master Angler – congrats Ray! And one other little oversight:  from the Renninger party, Shawn’s trophy 30-inch walleye with a 15-inch girth.  Also Leo Wolfe caught a 18-inch Blue Gill in the lake.

From Makok Outpost:
The Cartmill’s from Sault Ste Marie, a group of four describe their trip as AMAZING. They had two river trips in the North Channel, caught eight brookies, and landed a 42-inch pike below slippery Rock Rapids on a Mepps Syclops. “The fish were so plentiful,” said Craig, “we caught them cast after cast.” On their seven day trip they caught an estimated 800 walleye and 200 plus pike. They also took a trip to the South Channel where they reported that most casts were rewarded with a nice walleye between 18-20 inches, and a bunch of pike over 30 inches.

…Meryl and Bernard Carroll

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