Week 7, 2019 June 29th – July 5th

Week seven of the 2019 season has come and gone and we saw several trophy fish being caught and released. The fishing was slower this week because of a huge fish fly hatch, most of our guests were getting plenty of fish to eat but the numbers were definitely down from previous weeks. The walleye bite was best early and late each day but if you were throwing crank baits or surface lures the bite seemed to be good even during mid-day. The walleye are still relatively shallow and are generally being caught in 10’ of water or less. Lauren Olson was a rookie in camp this week but she definitely held her own against “Big Mike” and the Lammers clan. Lauren released a chunky 26” walleye only to see Rhett and Kristy Lammers come along and burst her happy bubble by releasing a pair of chunky 26 1/2” walleyes. Kevin Snyder once again edged out his wife Jeanette when he released a 26” walleye, no hooks in Jeanette’s finger this season that’s a good thing. The big walleye of the week goes to Pete Sauer, oops that’s not right he wasn’t even here this week thank goodness, the big walleye of the week goes to Tim Wuethrich, he released a beautiful 28” trophy to once again put “Big Mike” in his place. The northern fishing has picked up some each week and we saw numerous trophies being caught and released this week. Most of the bigger fish were being caught on giant musky baits like Bulldogs, Sandcats, and Suicks. The hot spots were any place on the lake where deep water was close to a cabbage weed line. Mark Scott stumbled into a 34” northern to make the leader board early but his fish was quickly crushed by Lauren Olson’s 37” brute. Mary Askildson released a chunky 37 1/2” fish, Marty Niehouser did managed to make the board this week when he snagged a 40” monster but his fish was quickly crushed by “Big Mike” he released a 41 3/4” northern that was the same fish he caught here in June, the fish had the same markings and scars so there was no mistaking it—–maybe he keeps it tied up somewhere which would explain his success on other trips. The big northern of the week once again was caught and released by fishing legend Tim Wuethrich, he released a 42” brute that actually jumped back into the water before he could get a picture, that’s ok Tim we will take your word for it unlike that Pete Sauer guy who tried the same scheme with a big walleye a few years ago. Our bass fishing was super again this week with plenty of action for medium and large bass. The best bait seemed to be top water lures or shallow running crank baits; we even had some decent bass caught while trolling minnow rigs for walleyes. Tim Bruns released a chunky 18” bass, small by his standards. Joyce Adams managed to catch and release a beautiful 18” bass of her own in spite of being stuck fishing with husband Randy. Once again, I have to say Tim Wuethrich set the bar plenty high this week, he released a pair of 19 1/4” bass and then a 19 1/2” brute to easily crush “Big Mike” and the rest of our guests. Move over Mike there is a new sheriff in town. We had some decent perch fishing this week and the biggest was caught by the youngest fella in camp, Louis Christensen caught a giant 11 1/4” perch to win top honors for the week. Next week we are expecting some hot weather then a good chance of storms. There has been plenty of smoke in the air but no fires close to our area. Remember there is some road construction on Hwy 502 so a better route might be to go east through Nester Falls. Remember we do have fishing licenses here at camp but our system runs from a satellite and it does take a bit of time, you can run up to Dutchies General store or Rainbow Point Store if you like and also do a little souvenir shopping while your there. The Whiskey Jack Restaurant is also a great spot for breakfast on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, also great food for any of your meals if you tired of doing the cooking for yourself. For now, this is Jim from Wabaskang.

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