Greetings from Mim!
We saw an uncharacteristic spring warm-up where the lake and river temps were much higher than previous years at the same time. However, with recent crisp nights, the temperatures have settled to 68F.
Killer locations this week included Beaver Island, Ferguson Bay, Freestone River outlet and of course the ol’ honey hole. Doug and Diane had a great run and released 50 fish at the hole in just an hour and a half. Top pick lures this week for pike: Jackall Rhythm Wave 4.8, 4″ X-Zone Swammer (swim baits) and Zara Spooks (top water). For walleyes, go traditional with twister tails and jig heads (1/4 and 1/2 oz. orange and white are current hot colors!). Top fly this week for brook trout was the Chernobyl Ant (pink and brown). This week also saw Austin and Neil catching a 39.5 inch pike while reeling in an 11” walleye! And Aussie Dave landed a sweet 19” brookie at the bottom Freestone! What an experience!
– Brian and Kate