The 2019 season came to a close for us the start of November and who knew that we could have fished for a few more weeks with the weather.
The boats are out of the water and punch lists made to get them ready for action next season.
All in all it was another successful season but had some challenges to work through but that's why they call it fishing!
The Walleye season was another action packed exceptional year with most trips having caught their limits! We anticipate another great season for 2020 where the previous year's class fish getting bigger and better. It is hard to imagine better Walleye fishing and some year it will change but we will enjoy every season like the past few years!
Bass was again another case of quality vs quantity for the early catch and release season as in some cases during our mid-summer combo trips too. We had many great sized Bass caught but not the numbers that we became spoiled with some years back.
We speculate that for those that liked the early season numbers get out and book with us a bit earlier in the season, during April and May vs May and June. However this is usually dictated by the weather patterns each spring.
We had some trophy Bass being caught on our combo trips as well as while trolling for Muskie.
We caught our largest Bass toward the end of the season trolling for Muskie and it went 7lbs!
Muskie Fishing this year seemed to be on the same track as last season, which had a slower start to things and took some trips to find them in their normal stomping grounds. We attribute this to the colder spring temps and rising waters,which were the highest on record!
The other fact is that the Muskie are still making a comeback from the loss in population caused by the VHS virus that affected them a few years back. The good news is we had good success and saw a healthy population rebounding of both smaller and mid sized class Muskies and caught some nice trophy class fish as well!
We also had many Pike,Walleye and Bass being caught as well which was great fun and action packed during these trips
Sunsets and Sturgeons
Sturgeon this year was very good and had many 60" plus monsters caught. The fall weather did play a bit of havoc but that can be expected in the region.
We didn't sweep the podium this year at the annual tournament but had a stronghold on things and our crews placed and caught more than the rest of the field.
One thing is for certain, we are blessed with the best freshwater fishing on the planet and arguably no other place that can compare for Walleye, Muskie, Bass or Sturgeon in one watershed!
We look forward to fishing with you next season and have already started booking for 2020. Give us a call or stop by and see us at one of the shows we will be attending to set up your trips.