|A nice 40" fish from West Lake|
The walleye seem to be really enjoying the warmer water temperatures. Typically this time of year you focus in deeper water 15+' however, last week guests were boating eyes as shallow as four feet. Walleye seemed to be feeding in every depth regardless of sun and wind. Jigging fish along the edges of weeds or on deeper reefs and wind blown points was effective. Trolling crank baits along shorelines was another effective technique to locate schools.
|44" pike caught 8/8 on Central|
Walleye-1/4oz jig with pink or pumkinseed tails. Perch colored reef runner. 1/4 oz echotail white.
Northern-3/8 oz jig with a leader. Musky killer bucktail with orange blade/black skirt. Rapala F18 deep diver, perch color. Rattletrap silver.
The blueberries and raspberries are fully ripened and plentiful if you know where to look in the area. Mom, Luke, Shadow and myself picked a couple gallons of blueberries at Burnt Lake last Friday. Our harvesting was cut short when we smelt an all to familiar odor. Unfortunately Shadow stumbled across a skunk and was blasted right in the face. In an effort to reduce the smell for the plane ride back to Central, I tossed her in the lake. Let's just say that helped very little. It was a tough twenty minute plane ride home. She quickly received a bath in my trusty anti skunk solution. Baking soda, dawn dish detergent, hydrogen peroxide and water did the trick.
Good luck on the water everyone. Keep the great pictures coming. Can't believe the 2017 season only has a month left already.