It sounds like the Walleye are much easier to find now. It’s your typical August fishing where the Walleyes are stacked up around the humps and in deep water once the sun comes out. Crappie fishing was phenomenal again and lots of Northern caught this week too. The best two fishing spots were actually right out in front of camp! One by the island (rock pile) and the other spot about 10 feet out from the dock! Gotta love that… not far to travel at all!
Indian Lake Chain
Muskie fishing was great on the chain. The Walleye fishing was a little slow, but got more active in the evening. Some of the best action was just in front of the docks at K.C.’s Landing! There was lots of Pike action as well… casting poppers worked best! The Trout fishing on Augite was really great as well.
These guys had excellent fishing on Bertrand this week with some nice sized fish caught!! Among the 1,800 Walleye they caught was a 28-incher! Out of the 30-40 Northern they caught, the biggest was 42 inches! Best lures for Walleye were gold or fire tiger jigs and also lindy rigs. The best spots were reefs and off points and islands. The Walleye were about 10-14 feet deep. The cloudy/breezy days were best… the hot, sunny days drove the Walleye real deep and made them harder to find. Best way to catch Northern was with doctor spoons or jigging for Walleye.
The Walleye fishing was as good as ever for these Kapikik veterans! They caught about 2,500 Walleye with the biggest being 24 inches. They found most of the Walleye in moving water and they fished mainly with jigs and minnows or twister tails. They caught lots of Northern over 30 and even 2 over 40. The best thing to throw for Northern was Dr. Spoons.
Despite a minor hook-in-the-arm incident, these guys had a fantastic trip. They caught hundreds of Walleye and lots of Northern. They did a lot of casting and trolling for Northern and not a lot of jigging for Walleye. They found the best Northern fishing was the first bay when you get into Currie Lake. The biggest Northern they boated was 37 inches.
What a week for these guys at Kam! For some this was close to their 20th trip up there, but I was told that the newbies out-fished them. Between everyone, there were over 2,000 Walleyes caught and 30-40 Northerns caught. The biggest Walleye was 24 inches and the biggest Northern was 42 inches!! These guys found 3/8 oz. lead head jigs to be the best for Walleye tipped with minnows. The best spots were hard bottom, reefs, and points in 10-26 feet of water. The Northern were caught mostly while Walleye fishing. They said it was the best Walleye fishing they’ve ever experienced, that Clark’s Resorts is top notch, and that Wayne is the best… we won’t tell him that part.
For some this was their 26th year on McVicar Lake! Even though the water was very low the fishing was great! Second best year in 26 years. They caught almost 1,500 fish… mostly Walleye. The largest Walleye was 25 inches and they had lots of 22-24-inch Walleye as well. They fished windy points and drop offs. The bays were really good when the wind was coming directly into them. The fishing was also very good along the weed lines in 5-8 feet of water. They found Walleye anywhere from 7 to 28 feet of water. The largest Northern was 44 inches and they had lots in the higher 30-inch range. They found Little Joe hammered gold spinners to be the most consistent lures on the lake.
The fishing on Upper Wapesi was HOT this week! (As ALWAYS). On this girls getaway there were hundreds of Walleyes caught and released. The fishing was great at all times of day. They fished with jigs and minnows and their biggest Walleye was 27 inches! Most Walleye caught were in the 16-22 inch range. They even had a Northern hit a Walleye as they were reeling it in!