|Mom with a 28" walleye on Central.|
Unfortunately, the fire ban is still in effect until further notice from the MNR (Ministry of Natural Resources). It will take a couple of good rains before that is lifted. As a precautionary measure advised by the MNR, several of our outposts that are closer to the affected fire areas will be closed next week July 23rd-July 29th.
Back to the good news.
As mentioned before, we received approximately 2 inches of rain last night, ousting and knocking down the fires in the area. With such a heavy and steady rain, the MNR lifted a tourist travel ban that was implemented 48 hrs prior. Rain is forecasted to continue into Saturday and Sunday which will deliver a one, two punch to the dry ground.
|Moose cooling off from the hot temps.|
Hot lures are the usual suspects for summer patterns.
Walleye: Hot N Tots, Shad Raps SR7 firetiger while trolling for walleye. 1/4-3/8 oz jigs for vertical jigging with yellow, white, fluro-orange, pumkinseed tails.
Pike: Orange bladed bucktails with white or black skirts dominated the big fish for the week. Check out Mepps Musky Killers or Skimmer Lures. Weedless lures like Berkley Hollowbody's did well along with Johnson Silver Minnows. Bulldawgs and larger deep water baits are starting to catch big fish on rocky points and reefs.
Good luck on the water everyone. Thanks to everyone for understanding the fire situation. We are lucky to have such terrific and loyal guests.
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