Week ending August 30th
At the end of last week and beginning of this week, the weather has been gloomy for a few days, but there has been no significant rainfall. By mid-week the days are a nice mix of sun and cloud. Daytime temperatures are in the mid-70's and overnight in the high 50's to mid-60's. The trees are just starting to turn colour with hints of gold.
Walleyes are still steady action, continuing to be found on humps and point extensions. Bass are being caught on rocky points and rock humps. Muskie and northern pike are being caught on rocky points and islands; a few pike are being caught deep jigging for walleye. The water temperature is 72 degrees.
Pictured at right is 12 year old Megan Zillges (Larsen, WI) with her 25 inch walleye caught last week.
Some of the fish catches of the week are:
Eric Fitzgerald (Bemidji, MN), a 28 inch walleye
Matt Fitzgerald (Bemidji, MN), a 22 inch walleye and 16 ½inch smallmouth
Diane Fitzgerald (Bemidji, MN), a 22 inch walleye
Terry Buelow (Hebron, KY), 34 ½ and 32 inch northerns
Mark Dumais (Braselton, GA) a 24 inch walleye and 33 and 32 inch northerns
Carter Strand (Marshalltown, IA), a 45 inch muskie
Marlene Moran (Indian Head Park, IL), a 37 inch northern
Tom Moran (Indian Head Park, IL), a 40 inch northern and 14 inch crappie
Duck Bay guide Chris Manley, a 40 ½ inch northern