Fishing report: July 2 - 8
Our "Fishing with Grandpa" group (the Lohmiller / Catton families) have fished at Duck Bay 18 years. First John (grandpa) and his wife Penny spent a few years here, then they began bringing their children and grandchildren. This is a family who all love to fish! You'll see some of the larger ones they caught in last weeks' blog.
Fishing report from Duck Bay guides Jimmy and Sam: walleyes are on rock points in 20 - 30 feet of water, ¼ ounce jigs in either pink, orange or yellow are working best. Northern pike are on shorelines entering weedy bays; Mepps #5 in any color is producing. Bass are being found on rock piles; crank baits in crawfish color are hot. Muskies are in weed and rock and spinnerbaits with gold blades are attracting their attention.
Some of the fish being caught this week are:
Grandfather Bill, his son Brent and grandson Willie Malcom each caught a 20 inch walleye, along with numerous 19 and 18 inch walleyes
Alex Trautman (Lake Benton, MN), a 32 inch northern
Chad Rushin (Brainerd, MN), a 19 inch smallmouth
Diane Hendrickson (Huntley, IL), a 32 inch northern
Bill Rolinitis (Venice, FL), a 26 inch walleye, 42 inch muskie and 18 inch smallmouth
Brady Rushin (Brainerd, MN), a 20 inch walleye off the dock at Duck Bay, as well as a 30 inch northern
Blaine Madson (Shorewood, MN), a 24 inch walleye
Griffen Rushin (Brainerd, MN), a 30 inch northern
Lisa French (Palmetto, FL), a 20 inch walleye
7 year old Ryker Harrington (Geneva, IL), two 18 inch walleyes and 27 1/2 inch northern, the first fish he has ever caught. Check out the cute pictures of Ryker on our Facebook page
Ed Ford (Egg Harbor City, NY), the trip to Duck Bay Lodge was his birthday gift to himself and a special gift was catching his first muskie ever - 46 inches!
Norman Eisdorfer (Manhasset, NY), a 23 inch walleye
Duck Bay guide Sam Dornian, a 37 inch northern
Arnold Fleischer (Rockville Centre, NY), a 22 inch walleye