Well now that the boats are tucked away in their warm nesting places for the winter we can start to make our task lists for the off season as well as take some time to reflect upon this past season!
The 2017 Season kicked off with an early start due to warmer temps and we were fishing the Detroit River for Walleye by the 1st of April. This year was another absolutely awesome year for action as there were so many days with incredible catch rates of over 100 Walleye, and most every charter limiting out!
We moved right into the early season for Small mouth Bass and they were up on their beds spawning, which made for some great action of dozens of Bass caught per trip and averaging 2-4 lbs. While some days in the mid-late in the Bass season we noticed lower catch rates we did see some awesome quality with many Small Mouth Bass over the 5-6 lb. class!
Muskie season this year seemed to start out much slower than previous years in the recent past. Whether that is in part to another dose of VHS virus hitting the Muskie’s or a unfavorable winter die-off, either way we had to work to achieve the success we had, which was still very well, considering. While we were wondering when we would see our consistent numbers as well as quality, not long into mid summer did we see it for our own eyes.
We had a lower average of boated Muskies this year but only 2 days where they got shut out, which was great for last seasons 250+ trips. We managed to boat well over 800 Muskie for the 2017 season and the largest was 34 lbs.
As the Fall wanted to get started we transitioned into our Sturgeon charters by catching the largest Sturgeon on the lake while Muskie fishing, a whopping 75” and 33” around, weighing in at over 150 lbs.! This is what lead to having good success right from the first trip out. It wasn’t all great however with there being some odd weather and tough fishing but man some great nights of both action, which we broke our record of most Sturgeon boated in one trip 9 for 11!!! All in all we boated over 80 Sturgeon during our run at it with 5 over 70”!
We are grateful for a very successful season and owe it to you, all of our loyal customers!
We hope you enjoyed your holidays with family and friends and look forward to fishing again together this coming 2018 season, which we have already started booking.