As the colder months begin we want to keep the warm summer memories going with a few fishing stories from our guest. The Schnerre Family was kind enough to share with us their family vacation in June.
“I just wanted to thank you, the boys and I had the trip of a lifetime staying with you, and camping on Mukooda Lake 😊 the boys and I caught 18 smallmouth measuring 20″ or over/ trophies! Probably around 20 or more that measured between 18″-20”! Lots of 2- 4 1/2-pound smallmouth & (largemouth bass) 😊
Tons of bluegill, and yellow perch, and a dozen or more very big black crappie. We also caught pike and Noah managed to land 2 big pike. We caught a good amount of walleye, sauger, and smallmouth on crane. We even managed to catch & release 3 lake trout on Mukooda 😊 We released all of the bass to grow bigger if that is even possible since they are so big already? 😊 Gabriel even made friends with a painted turtle that dug a nest by our tent, laid her eggs and covered them up. Heaven on earth as far as the boys, and I are concerned and the fishing was also spectacular!”
Even with the days getting longer and the snow cover dropping we haven’t starting putting boats into the lake. There is still some ice fishing going on, but it only will be a couple of weeks and lake travel will be over until ice out.
This may not exactly what the Thanksgiving dinner table looked like, but the fish on the work table and the smiles on the faces reminds us all the important things to give thanks for; family, friends, and fishing.
July fishing has been good. Walleyes, northern pike, bass, and pan fish have all been on the bite. With summer weather settling in the water has warmed up and stabilized. The May Fly hatch is past us and all the little fellers are getting hungry.
The 2015 Walleye fishing opener is on Saturday May 9th. It is too early to predict how the Spring fishing will be, but all forecasts predict a mild winter with below normal snow fall. This normally leads to a typical ice out in April with good water for the walleye spawn. The only thing I know for sure is that fishing is always great and the catching is the individual challenge.