For the first week, the Walleye fishing was a little slow but it seemed to pick up the following week. The Walleye are in deeper now and can be found on the mud flats. The Crappie fishing has been outstanding for the last two weeks and Musky fishing as well. This past week, there was a couple that fished for Musky all week and they raised a lot of nice ones. They boated quite a few as well (pictures below). They kept seeing this one huge Musky following their bait every day, but could not get it to hit. At the end of the week, she finally hit and below is a picture of the beautiful Musky, just shy of 50 inches!
Indian Lake Chain:
The Walleye fishing has been consistently good, especially in the evenings. The Bass fishing was fantastic these last two weeks; there were lots of big ones caught & released. The Musky action was slower this last little while on the Chain. Some of our guests portaged into Augite Lake and had some excellent luck with Lake Trout. Augite is a neat lake and always worth the trip.
This group caught too many Walleye to keep count. They were all “good eating” size, but no “trophies” this trip. They fished for Walleye using white twister tails, green sparkle twister tails, jigs with minnows, and they also trolled with rattling crank baits or Lindy Rigs in 10-feet of water. The fishing was best in the afternoon and evening and along shorelines and reefs. They also caught too many Northern to keep count, with the biggest one being 42-inches! Kam seems to be producing larger Northerns this year… it’s turning into a trophy lake! For Northern, they trolled using blue/silver/orange & red/green rattling crank baits or casted with weedless gold spoons and daredevils into the weedbeds. Despite the bad weather, this group had a great trip!
"The one that got away"
This group caught just shy of 2,000 Walleye. The best lure & bait was a jig and a minnow. They also used floating Lindstrom rigs in the inlet behind the cabin. The best fishing was anywhere there was a current. The inlet behind the cabin was on fire. They caught lots of Walleye over 20 inches and the biggest one was 24 inches. They caught lots of Northern (fishing with almost any type of bait) around weedbeds and shorelines. They caught several over 30 inches and the biggest was 36 inches. The weather was all over the place and they had to stop fishing early on the last day due to some bad storms. Despite the weather, they had a great week of fishing and thought the cabin was awesome. They saw a mink, some otters, a kingfisher, and even had a visitor at the cabin… a skunk…
This group had a short trip to Fawcett; only 4 days. Despite the bad weather, they caught over 700 fish. They said this was the worst weather they had seen in 20 years. They had about 8 inches of rain in the first 3 days! They still had good fishing and caught a 27-inch Walleye and a 38.5-inch Northern. They commented that the service, facilities, and equipment were all excellent. Next year we will have to have a talk with Mother Nature to hold off on the rain that week!
This group started fishing at McVicar 20 years ago! They obviously love the lake, can't get enough of the fishing, and really enjoy the cabin now with all of its upgrades. This week they caught about 1,700 Walleye using Little Joe Spinners and Hammered Gold Road Runner Jigs (1/4 oz). The Walleye were in anywhere between 8 and 25 feet of water. The largest caught was 25 inches and the best spots were reefs, windy points, and flats off of drop-offs. The best time for fishing varied from day-to-day, but usually slowed down when the sun was high and there was no chop.