News from the Lodge:
Strikers saw consistent walleye action this past week with many bigger fish being released. Deeper holes around Bay of Pigs are a sure bet with many fish over the 20” mark being caught and the largest being a Master Angler fish taping out at 26”!!! Trophy northern pike in the 40 plus inch class are chewing to the delight of SPL guests! We have seen a rush of larger pike attacking stringer walleye as well, then turning onto lures which definitely makes the adrenaline pump! Larger lipped stick baits or jerkbaits running deeper will have you target fish that have gone deeper with the warming of the water.
– Dockhand, Matt
News from the guests:
The weather was fantastic – 70’s all week. Fishing was very good, everyone caught a tremendous amount of walleye, with over 100 on the first day alone. Evenings at points were great, with walleyes reeled in on every cast. Largest walleye measured to 25 inches (Robert Crane) and a number of walleyes in the 22 to 24-inch range. Kirsten’s largest was 24 inches. All of the larger walleye were caught in the channel of the Bay of Pigs.
A number of pike were caught in the mid 30 range with Tim catching a 40-inch pike at the back dock and Stuart reeling in a 36 incher. Pike were found in their normal hot spots, as marked on Wilderness North maps found in each cabin. Par and his group caught their big numbers of walleye, always catching enough for Par’s famous shore lunch. The wildlife viewing was top-notch. We took hundreds of pictures of eagles. On the same day we saw two Caribou mothers and their young standing on a large rock, very cool for sure. The camp has new motors and they are fantastic! Much lighter, faster and efficient – great new addition to the camp. Mosquitos were not so nice !!!