Fishing report for the week of August 11, 2013.: , ,
Fishing Report Posted: August 11, 2013

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Posted by Capt. Walt Ermansons on August 11, 2013 at 16:49:39:

A better week.... Better weather, better fishing, better spirits! After a particularly tough couple of weeks all the way around, this past week was a little more like normal and what we like to see. In fact, most of the days were downright fabulous for us aboard “The Trophy” with easy limits a lot of the days and back home early for an early lunch. We caught plenty of Walleyes all week long no matter what, that’s for sure !

And the junk fish situation that plagued everyone so terribly the week before, well just like a flip of a switch, we had hardly anything this past week. Truly bizarre but I’ll take it. Maybe it does pay to whine and complain ! The only thing I can think of is that with all the very rough water that we had been having that the lake had rolled over again and somehow had fired all the other fish, particularly the White Bass into a feeding frenzy. Now with the much calmer waters, things are returning back to normal. It remains to be seen if we can yet dodge the huge Sheephead flare up that usually rears its ugly head sometime in August most years.

The Walleyes are even seemingly moving a bit closer back in again. A very welcome event in any case. Perhaps this month may not be as tough as I had feared. It just goes to show how fast things can change out there. With us fishing a bit closer in again, we have also gotten away from all the Steelhead Trout. This was the quietest week with the trout that we have had in a couple of months with them. It doesn’t make me any mad but some of my guests that welcome a few on each trip for their smokers and grills were a bit disappointed. I am sure that we are not done with them however and as fall approaches and they start their march closer to shore for the fall Steelhead runs up the creeks, our paths will meet again.

So they’ve taken me off of suicide watch and I actually enjoyed myself out there again this past week a few of the days. It wasn’t perfectly peachy all week though. We still had a couple of very stiff south wind days out there that made things a bit tougher but it was certainly doable and a lot more reassuring being able to see the south shore once again while fishing. Maybe we’ll even find some fish even closer in. Time will tell. It almost seems like we’re slipping into a fall like pattern already. Actually way early for the fish to be moving in like this but maybe they know something that we don’t. The guys that are Perching are already really hammering them. I guess I’m not that many weeks away from having to start that myself. Which reminds me to remind all of you to start booking those Perch dates with me before all the better dates all get picked over. But for now, we’re still Walleyeing on... We’ll see where we end up next week.

Capt. Walt

*We are still in the part of the season now where it is imperative that we get out very early in the morning. With the very clear water out there, we usually get a strong morning bite before the sun gets up too high and then the action drops off significantly. WE DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY! Plus, we have a lot of travel time now to the fishing grounds. Until further notice, we are still departing from the dock everyday at 5am sharp. Please if you have a trip scheduled, be here early and be ready to roll at such time ! Also, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR FISHING LICENSE ahead of time. There are no license sales at the marina. If you are getting just a 1 day license, make sure to get the 1 day “charter license” which only goes into effect if you actually get out and use it. Links on my website for online sales. Any questions, call me.

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