Wednesday May 21st saw the arrival of the first guests of the season for Wilderness North’s Striker’s Point Lodge, located on Whitewater Lake. It was a short half an hour flight from Waweig base for the Hodges Party, who made the long haul up from Michigan. Wednesday on the lake proved to be tough as cold, windy conditions shut the Walleye off. Four Pike were boated, and Rick’s 38″ specimen topped the list.
Day two saw dramatic changes as boatloads of Walleye were taken at areas with strong flow such as “the narrows.” Several fish in the 18-23″ range were pouncing on live minnow presentation. Berkely’s new Gulp Alive product proved strong and held it’s own against live presentations.
Day three was a fisherman’s dream on the water. Water temps climbed from 40-48F degrees in just one day. Fishing was hot, and the weather was unbeatable. Judging by the first three days of action it looks as if we are in for a great season.