Up at the NW Angle, we are catching muskies, walleyes, perch and bass like crazy! Our water temperature is at 68 degrees. This past week, we had a couple days with scattered rain showers but generally it was pretty steady weather for June. Fishing continued to be steady as well. The May fly hatch is getting lighter. Fishing at about 26 feet has been the most consistent.
On the Minnesota side, walleye fishing continues to be successful. The launches are still by Little Oak and Four Blocks. Watch for the launches and they'll show you where the fish are at!
On the Ontario side, the reefs are continuing to load up more and more. Muskie season is OPEN and 99% of our muskie fishing happens on the Canadian side. The Chris Johnson Group caught over 60 muskies during the week they were up visiting. Their recommended lure? Smaller to medium sized buck tails. Most of them were caught on rock and weeds
Walleye fishing was great again this week. Little Traverse is starting, but hasn't completely turned on. Some spots are starting to load up for big lake fishing. This is where 90% of our 10 pound fish come from.
Chris Wilkinson & Pete Danilaitis limited on perch and walleye this week. They also caught countless bass and landed a 40.5" muskie that held on to a walleye all the way into the boat!
We saw a bear along the shore line, eating on some May fly bugs which was a real treat to see.
You'll find me in Little Traverse this week, it's time to move out of Skeet and go south to look for BIG fish!
We are looking forward to having some familiar faces back at Sunset Lodge this coming week. Joel Nelson, James Holst and Dave Koonce from In-Depth Outdoors will be bringing their families and spending the 4th of July with us!
If you are in our area, please stop by and join us for a pig roast and live music by The Knight Lighters!
Until next week, good fishing!
Sunset Lodge Manager & Guide
Sunset Lodge Staff