I know, SHUT THE FRONT DOOR, a report on the goings on around camp on a weekly basis? WTH, madness I tell you. Ha ha ha.
The walleye fishing, despite the hottest temps of the year, bluebird skies, and very little wind has held up remarkably well. Of course, those who get up early (Newsflash 9:00 am is NOT early), and fish after dinner were rewarded the most, we still saw some pretty decent stringers of walleye caught from under the mid-day sun. The feed bags are on and with some patience in the heat, many nice walleyes are being caught. I actually got out twice last week on Mean and did well both evenings locating fish tight to a weedbed on Sunday night and then finding fish on the same structure Thursday night just 3-5 feet deeper. Patterns and locations change, don’t be afraid to mix it up.
We had another great week in camp with a mix of regulars, some new faces and some new, old faces. Glenn’s crew of six from Minnesota are always on fish, this year was no exception. Not to be deterred by bright sun, and the heat, these guys regularly brought good looking stringers of ‘eyes into camp, although one that didn’t come back to camp was Ron Leino’s 24″ walleye that he released. Good job. Always a pleasure to have in camp, hardly know they are here, they just go about their “business” which seems to be catching fish and having a great time.
Some new faces in camp were the “Kentucky boys”, a great crew of firefighters from Owensboro. These guys, were the self proclaimed bass fishermen, that weren’t gonna stop until they learned something about 1. how to catch walleye and 2. Y-bone a northern pike. Well it didn’t take long on either account, and boy did we have some great fun and lot’s of laughs in the process. Another great group to have in camp, oh and lest I forget to mention, these “bass fishermen” do in fact know how to bass fish, as they also put a pretty good hurt on the smallies this week. Perhaps not the highlight of their week, but their trip to Lost Lake was certainly one to remember as the walleye rookies caught about 30 walleye that day with Richard Peach’s 24 1/2″ ‘eye being the biggest. Sure looking forward to seeing these guys again next year.
For the new “old’ faces, and not to imply these guys are old by any stretch, Greg was back in camp after about a 17 year absence. Having been here 7 times previously, the lure of Wabaskang finally called him back home. Here with friends and grandson, it was good to meet them and we enjoyed hearing more stories of times gone by here on Wabaskang and in camp. So much history here, and another week of memories created by friends and family here in camp.
The heat is persisting for just a couple more days, then will moderate, and I look for fishing to get even better yet. Take care everyone and if your coming up yet this year, see you soon! After next week (Week 12 of the season), we are two-thirds of the way through the year already! Holy buckets… it’s flying by.
Until next time…